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  1. Come check out the last event of the year for the Triangle at Gamer's Armory in Cary, NC! This will be a 50ss single faction tournament for Malifaux 2nd Edition. Entry will be $10. Check in is at 10am and will be 3 rounds starting at 11 and ending around 7pm. Come on out and get some faux in! The Gamer's Armory 683 Cary Towne Blvd F Cary, NC 27511 December 15th, 2018 Feel free to contact me here or at r.flynn@thirdfloorwars.com with any questions.
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    New to Malifaux

    The standard shen core is basically shadow emissary and one low river monk, to make use of his conflux to draw 3 cards. Aside from that, he plays well with a lot of models. So as Da Git said, I would look first for just having fun with what interests you. If you have a more competitive meta that is playing what wins, let us know and we can all chime in on how to take him to the next level. Shen is one of the, if not the, most complex master out there, so don't hesitate to ask questions on piloting or how to tackle certain problems.
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    Oh thanks! Didn’t realize that! Though I suppose it got faq’ed to prevent exactly that kind of tomfoolery!
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    Awesome! Just don't over extend him and you'll love how he affects the board A point to re-iterate as well, that his Leave It To Luck 0 action only has a 6" range. So if you have high masks in hand and some ranged models nearby, they can cheat those masks at the +2 value, and your opponent doesn't get the boost. I've used this in the past for sniper fire in my Shenlong sniper list, because I have a 9 card hand, I often get a few masks. It's great for turning 9's and 10's into severe damage with the focused shot! The above was faq'ed to not affect severity, only numerical value. So it's only useful for attacks in the sniper scenario. Still good to have, just not quite as bad-ass as I previously had thought!
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    Keeping him alive is the big challenge. He's just such a card sink from existing. Good times! Keep the union in their place!
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    To be honest, just because it's a very blatant synergy and I was trying to focus on things aside from that. Pretty much every one I've talked to over the years has mentioned the Tannen summoning synergy, specifically for getting Teddy or for Joro on 11s. So to keep an already wordy article a tad shorter, I didn't touch on it. That's all!
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    New article up on Third Floor Wars on Mr. Tannen and why you should take him in your crews. https://thirdfloorwars.com/keep-calm-and-take-this-model/
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    Third Floor Wars - Mr. Tannen

    New article up on Third Floor Wars and thoughts on why you should be looking at Mr. Tannen for your crew. https://thirdfloorwars.com/keep-calm-and-take-this-model/
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    Samurai and 0-upgrades?

    The point reductions on HRM and Archers make them niche models that can definitely see table play. I've not been disappointed. As to samurai. I use one with jigoku often with Lynch and I use one with Earth often with Brewmaster. Brewie can obey him to shoot out of activation if I want, and his armor 2 and 9wds is great to misdirect onto, which I use a lot with brewie. The fact that he can just walk and heal with brew while I pass out swill is nice. Otherwise they need a bit of love to be competitive. They aren't terrible, but 2/3/4 damage is pathetic on an 8ss model that has nothing else going for it.
  10. Some crazy folks are moving in on your turf, and it's time to eject them from the vicinity... forcefully if necessary! Welcome to my first league as the new henchman of The Gamer's Armory, in Cary, NC. I will be hosting this with my good friend and fellow henchman Dawn McCormack Plunge from the Durham meta at Atomic Empire Who? You! And anyone who has been interested in seeing how a tournament works without the pressure of doing multiple games in one day. What? This will be a five round league event run in the format of a tournament. We will use GG18, you will have one opponent a week. Future opponents will be determined by differential and CP. So if you lost first week, you'll play someone else who also lost. Only one game counts, so feel free to practice the pool with other people or play practice games with your opponent! It's all about having fun while maintaining the rules structure of a tournament. If there aren't enough people to do a five round (like only 8 participants) then we'll do random pairings for first two weeks and then the last three will be based on differential and CP. When? June 1st through July 8th! Official play days will be on Tuesday for AE and Thursday for GA. Where? The Gamer's Armory in Cary, NC and Atomic Empire in Durham, NC. Games held at either location count. Just need to play your opponent and report it (there will be a form submission online for that). Why? ... because Malifaux is awesome? Seriously, we hold a lot of tournaments in the NC meta, and I know a few people have expressed hesitance to just throw down. So here's your chance to get familiar with the rules and format, with no pressure and plenty of time to plan and play! I will be posting more information as well as the schemes and strats on ThirdFloorWars.com. How? $10 and a 50ss crew! Bring as many or as little masters as you like, standard 50ss tournament GG18 rules. Any questions feel free to post here or message me on our facebook page!
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    What is our Answer to Sonnia?

    A key thing to remember is that her blasts are just shy of 8". She gets a 2" walk off the target and 150mm which is 5.9" so if you are 8"+ apart, she cannot reach you. Period. I use an 8" stick to measure now when I'm trying to do that. Alternatively a buddy of mine recently got a "Sonnia" blast template for measuring (https://www.etsy.com/listing/504316960/malifaux-magnetized-sonnia-criid-blast) so he can verify how his models might get caught. Another thing to note would be is Papa present or not? If Papa Loco is in there crew, then you need to play way more aggressive and/or cagey then if he's not. HtW mitigates a lot of what Sonnia can do if she's by herself. But to damage flips on her is a pretty big deal. It means you have to cheat aggressively to get her on negatives even with HtW, and I feel is second biggest adjustment to how to deal with her beyond learning how to cope with No More Masks. I've had really good success with Yan Lo into Sonnia, not so much with anyone else I tried Mei Fang, but Sonnia can blast off melee, so that's not a feature. Yeah she may not want to be there always, but if you're turtling up, it could very well be worth it to charge in and blast 3 times. Spreading out and getting her isolated seems to have worked the best for me. Crime Bosses seem like they could be solid counters. They're HtW with a really solid heal and can't be lured by the belle that is most likely there with the Domador. Fuhatsu is strong, as he's Armor 2 and HtW which basically forces the Sonnia player to focus or use papa if they want to capitalize on his def 4. Even on Ca9, they get to a 22 on a 13. You just need to get to 12 to force the negative, which takes an 8 (puts them on a straight + HtW). With his armor, she needs 3 hits at severe to take him out, assuming you don't stone. And can heal. He's very much theorycraft for me right now, but the last 2 times I've taken him out for a spin, he's done far better than I would have expected.
  12. Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC hosts Malifaux Casual Play game nights every Thursday starting between 5-6 until closing. I will be available to give demos or entertain any other Malifaux related questions or requests on a fairly open schedule. Contact me to set up a game or otherwise ask questions: email: r.flynn@thirdfloorwars.com Gamer’s Armory 683-F Cary Towne Boulevard, Cary, NC, 27511 919-238-4817
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    Protec ya Neck

    Very true though their purpose is a bit counter to the concept. Lotus Eater wants to consume those markers, not let them linger. Not saying you can't order of activations it, but if you need to activate the lotus eater earlier to heal it or reposition and pop aggressive stance, that's one less marker for the "combo". Katanaka doesn't care about markers other than to draw cards from. Still a solid option, just a different application. I really like Lotus Eaters and have been looking at them lately more and more. The couple of times I've run them has been solid. They are pretty decent into Lilith for denying schemes and surviving longer than they should, thanks to Lilith being 5WP. Nekima's AP is normally wasted on them, so it works out ok. They are surprisingly fast. I just have been moving away from models that are under 7ss lately in 10T. I need to bounce back the other way for some testing. I've just been having a lot of success with 7 activation crews that are more elite. Also, a note on saturation, the bubble only triggers once regardless of how many bubbles. So a marker dropped by two crime bosses or a boss and an eater still only gets 1 card. So if you are thinking of brining multiple auras, space em out to prevent overlay and maximize coverage.
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    The Road to McCabe

    Love the shell on Genbu! And I highly endorse the Illuminated package. Gwyn can carry strangemetal shirt and give her illuminated brethren armor 2. It's insanity. Plus giving her badge of speed and fasting her with the emissary allows you to tag a couple of targets then come play, tying them up with a pretty tanky model and opening them up for min4 reactivating illuminated
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    Protec ya Neck

    I recently ran Shenlong solo in a tournament and I can say that 1st round against Titania, this was nuts. My opponent couldn't spam markers because of Crime Boss, but he had to put down one or two for his abilities, which meant card draw for me. There's not a huge amount of marker schemes, but the ones that do exist are perfect for this tactic. Guarded Treasure, Inescapable Trap, Dig their Graves and Setup all require some pretty nominal marker placement. Shenlong not only disrupts this heavily, but with the crime boss absolutely brings in some card advantage into an already high card advantage crew.
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