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  1. After a large move I'm back up and ready to run open demos for the local game community. Currently I'll be available at Isle of Games, 7747 East Broadway Blvd, on Tuesdays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., though this may change to Monday during the month of November, update pending. Look forward to seeing some new faces!
  2. As stated by the title, November's open rpg day at Isle of Games will be Through the Breach. All comers welcome, we'll be doing a simple introductory campaign between 12 and 4 p.m., session may run slightly longer or shorter than that, as sometimes happens, but will try to fall within that time frame. Hope everyone is ready for some organized chaos!
  3. In conjunction with the staff at my lgs, Isle of Games, we will be hosting a series of demos and an impromptu rapid growth league event for the month of November. Every Monday in November between 5 and 9 p.m. I'll be available at the store hosting the event. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to come in and participate, hope to see you there! If anyone wishes to contact me about specifics for the league, I'm open to messages via the forum. You can also find information via the isle of games Facebook page found here: https://m.facebook.com/isleofgames/ Edit: to facilitate the event I'll likely be there a bit earlier than 5 on the first week, and will also be available the previous Tuesday at my usual time to discuss entry into and questions about the league.
  4. Malifaux Demos at Tuscon Comic Con sponsored by Amazing Discoveries When: Saturday, Nov 4 & Sunday Nov 5, 1pm-5pm is the official times, however, if you find me, aka ask someone to point me out, ad I am not busy, I will be happy to give an impromptu demo or at least answer questions. Where: Tucson Convention Center, Gaming Room (Turquoise/Crystal rooms) What: I will be running 20-point demos for Malifaux, Ortegas and Freikorps. Why: Why not? No, seriously, Amazing Discoveries requested that I introduce people to this wonderful game. How: Come find me during those times and say, "Yo, I hear you are running demos." Don't have time for a demo drop by and chat. I am always happy to talk to people about this awesome game.
  5. 1st- Henchman Hardcore 8th- Doubles Event 15th-Casual Play 22nd- Casual Play 29th- Casual Play All events will be at Amazing Discoveries at 6pm. 2410 E. Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85719 520-320-0338 http://www.amazingmtg.com/ http://thehallofheroes.com.au/downloads/Henchman_hardcore.pdf http://www.adepticon.org/wpfiles/2012/2012MalifauxTeam.pdf
  6. This League Culminates in a big event. Everyone much choose 1 henchman on entry to the league that must be in all arsenals for the month. Arsenal can change each game- sans the henchman. Masters can be picked when points deem it to be appropriate. Coming to the game night and playing a game gets you a scrip. Winning a game with your henchman alive and on the table after fourth turn at the end gets you a scrip. Standard 2015 schemes and strategies for all events. Events are one Tuesdays at 6pm- at Amazing Discoveries. All skill levels and ages are welcome, demos available. Fully painted crews add a soulstone to the cache and increase the maximum cache to 8. Week 1- June 6th. Henchman Hardcore Week 2- June 13th. 25 stones Week 3- June 20th, 35 stones Week 4- June 27th, 40 stones. https://www.facebook.com/events/1160558907423905/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=364773307&action_history=[{"surface"%3A"group"%2C"mechanism"%3A"groups_composer"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}%2C{"surface"%3A"create_dialog"%2C"mechanism"%3A"group_create_dialog"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}]&has_source=1 https://www.facebook.com/events/1050627538372269/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=2904310906&action_history=[{"surface"%3A"group"%2C"mechanism"%3A"groups_composer"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}%2C{"surface"%3A"create_dialog"%2C"mechanism"%3A"group_create_dialog"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}]&has_source=1v https://www.facebook.com/events/527904287600507/?acontext={"ref"%3A"4"%2C"feed_story_type"%3A"370"%2C"action_history"%3A"null"} https://www.facebook.com/events/1482585838459172/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=4127299891&action_history=[{"surface"%3A"group"%2C"mechanism"%3A"groups_composer"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}%2C{"surface"%3A"create_dialog"%2C"mechanism"%3A"group_create_dialog"%2C"extra_data"%3A[]}]&has_source=1
  7. Every Tuesday in May we will be having Malifaux tournaments. All start at 6pm and Will run for two rounds of swiss before cutting to finals. Rounds are a hard 90 minutes, meaning that when time is called the current activation finishes, end of turn is resolved, and points are calculated as per end of game. Casual during and after the event for late comers. $5 entry. All entry goes to the first place winner as store credit. Tokens provided to all participants. Mystery box provided to 2nd place and best hobby (Crystal Brush Standard). Raffle- gain a ticket in the raffle per loss, names will be drawn at the end of swiss (excluding anyone in the finals) and stuff from my random cool swag bag will be given away. 2nd- 25ss Henchman Brawl, Open Arsenal 9th- 35ss 2015 (Standard Book), Open Arsenal 16th- 40ss RETURN OF THE CIRCUS OF DEATH event. Special 'terrain' rules. Single List 23rd- 40ss 2017 Gaining Grounds, Open Arsenal 30th- League Day- Standard event with extra tickets for the lottery given to folk who complete the BINGO Missions during their games.
  8. 40ss, gaining grounds 2017, scrip for participation, mystery boxes for overall winner and best hobby. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/197895214034208/ group with lots more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sonoran.badlands/
  9. Everyone is welcome to have a demo! Shameless bribery for local players who demo to new folk! https://www.facebook.com/events/154117905112529/ here is our local Tucson group page with even more info!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sonoran.badlands/
  10. Freeplay. Scrip for participation. 25ss crews only. Any mission type will due. BINGO gets you prizes!!! B-uy the Henchman a drink. I-nspire a new player to join the group. N-eedlessly repair and touch up a tables worth of damaged terrain (1.5ft x 3ft) G-reat hobby on all modles played throughout the day. O-Obliterate em, 40+ damage in a single activation. More info found in our local group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sonoran.badlands/
  11. All experience levels welcome! Come down and join in on our Amazing March League! Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884283318506543/ Each Tuesday in march, Come and play your arsenals from 25ss up to 40. League points help get you mystery boxes, playing games gets you scrip! Bringing someone new to the game gets you 'Shameless Bribery!'
  12. If you are a local Malifaux regular and are looking for some shameless bribery, you can help give some demos ;P For everyone else- come check it out and let us show you the world of Malifaux! Come and Learn to Play Malifaux! Quick games that provide a real taste of this amazing Steampunk Victorian Horror miniatures game. Come and see if you have what it takes to master a crew and get in the mix of things! Check it out here!
  13. Hey everyone! As the new henchman in town I wanted to get to know everyone a bit better, so I am running an event at the end of the month on Tuesday! 30ss Event, Unlimited Arsenal, 1:15 Timed Rounds, Prizes in guilder and mystery boxes, Bring a new player and nab some store credit for each of you! •Round 1 - Headhunter, Close Deployment, A Line in the Sand, Assassinate, Protect Territory, Outflank, Make Them Suffer •Round 2 - Stake a Claim, Standard Deployment, A LIne in the Sand, Distract, Protect Territory, Plant Explosives, Bodyguard •Round 3 - Squatter's Rights, Corner Deployment, A Line in the Sand, Distract, Protect Territory, Cursed Object, Power Ritual Check out the facebook event for updates and specifics!
  14. Hey Everyone! We are running a quarterly League with monthly tournaments in Tucson Arizona at Amazing Discoveries! Come down and check it out! Its warm up begins this Tuesday, but the events will roll through the End of March. Tournaments will appear at the end of February and March on Sundays. To keep tabs on the situation and join in the fun, check out out local Facebook group Sonoran Badlands. The first events can be found here!
  15. Winter Solstice Tournament December 20th at Amazing Discoveries Tucson AZ 30ss Tournament with 1 hour rounds will be starting at 6pm. Encounters and Schemes will be Gaining Ground. Schemes will be determined on the day. Entry Fee: $3.00 Round 1 - Collect The Bounty, Standard Deployment Round 2 - Interference, Flank Deployment Round 3 - Stake A Claim, Corner Deployment Special terrain for winter theme of tournament is variation of Bog, The Blizzard At the start of each Turn, First player flips a card which may not be cheated. On a 1 or 2 apply the following effect until the end of the Turn: “Snow Flurry: All Ca and Sh Actions receive [-].” On a 12 or 13 apply the following effect until the end of the Turn: “Slick Ice: Models may not charge.” There will be placing prizes as well as a few side prizes including Painting Bounties Highest non-placing points. And some random give-aways.
  16. We will be running Learn to play events Saturday from 10am to 8pm at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson AZ. We Have a custom table and Ash Barker from Guerrilla Miniature Games as a special guest. Once your in the con, drop on by and check out our awesome setup built by our local crowd! Links below give much more information: http://www.tucsoncomic-con.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug https://www.facebook.com/groups/sonoran.badlands/ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tucson+Convention+Center,+260+S+Church+Ave,+Tucson,+AZ+85701/@32.218763,-110.973302,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x86d670de192264fd:0x6d21704396556f42 http://tucsonconventioncenter.com/
  17. Tucson Summer Campaign part 2: The Emissaries!!!!! For the month of July, we will be running a campaign with Starting 40ss Arsenal, 1 Faction, 1 Henchman aligned to that faction, 1 Master aligned to that faction, Free Emissary with generic and master upgrade Weekly events, With the special rules: The Good Doctor, Cut em up for parts No upgrade limits during arsenal creation. Must use special terrain each match. Standard games. Mission selected each week. 16 scrip weekly limit. Masters cannot die, instead: they cannot be fielded until they are healed by the good doctor. Main gatherings will be Tuesdays at 5pm-10pm at Amazing Discoveries. Part 2 starts on August 2nd and ends Aug 30th. Weekly strategies and events will be posted on the Sonoran Badlands Facebook group.
  18. Prepare yourselves, Baja Arizonans! Bring your 35 soulstone fixed list to bear for 3 rounds of standard encounters! Random schemes per round! 8/1/14 @ 6:30 PM @ Hat's Games (3921 E 29th St, Tucson, AZ 85711 -- (520) 514-2960) Any number of people may participate - the more the merrier! If we have up to 8 people, the grand prize will be a box off the wall, but the more people we have, the more prizes we throw in! $5 entry gets you in the door, so don't let this cool event pass you by!!!!!! ~JD~
  19. Hat's Games will host a variety of open play and demo events over the next couple of months. Here are some dates you can expect to find fellow players and my Henchman self parading out the new version of the game: June 14 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am June 21 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am June 28 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am July 12 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am July 19 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am July 26 @ Hat's Games, 6pm - 12am Times and locations will be updated and added as needed. Requests for additional demo locations and times should be asked for below. Thanks, Tucson! ~J~ ---------- Post added at 04:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:30 PM ---------- This month and next we will also be running intro leagues for new players and old to transition into the next edition. These will run every Friday from 6pm til close until 2nd ed comes out!
  20. Hey, Malifools! I thought I'd update our events post with a new title that we can use for all of our events posting... hooray for consolidation! +++++ NOVEMBER EVENTS 1. League Wednesdays & Fridays @ 6pm 2. Wednesday the 21st = 35 SS tournament; unlimited hiring pool, single faction, fixed strategies. $5 entry at the door, prizes depending on attendance! 3. Friday the 16th = Hobby Jamboree: Buy a Malifaux mini & paint it in under 4 hours for a whack at earning yet another mini as a prize! Entry fee - buy a mini! 7pm - 11pm!!! +++++ OCTOBER EVENTS: Throughout... Wednesday & Friday evenings, 6pm --> past closing MALIFAUX LEAGUE - Come in for casual games and to practice this month's tournament scenarios and points levels with the restrictions we are using for the month. Get hobby help, try out models before you buy them, and watch how other crews play to learn your opponents' moves! Friday, October 19, 7 to 11 pm: SPEED PAINT JAMBOREE Entry: Buy one used or new Malifaux mini of your choice! Requirements: Paint up your mini in 4 hours or less... best painted & converted mini(s) will earn (a) prize(s) based on attendance and sales levels. Prizes include store credit and/or Malifaux minis based on participation levels! Saturday, October 20, 12 to 6 pm: HIGHLANDER TOURNAMENT Entry: $5 at the desk Requirements: 25 SS games, single Master, unlimited Minion pool. Crews must be hired as if all Minions are unique, though summons may be made later as per normal restrictions. Special scenario rules available on site. Bring your Master's Avatar mini, or an appropriate proxy if you don't have one yet! It's needed for the scenario!!! Playing your Henchman? Plan on not letting that enemy Avatar manifest! Demos to be announced & posted soon... November events to be previewed in one week! ~J~
  21. Amazing Discoveries is hosting another demo night to build a player base. Come learn the game, play the game, and make friends or visit with old ones. A few more players and we'll start a simple league. Monday, July 23, 2012; 1900-2100 Amazing Discoveries, 2410 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85719; (520) 320-0338
  22. This month's tourney is our first in-town event to feature a cross-store crowd. We graciously invite players from Peoria/Phoenix/etc. to join us yet again to have an awesome time and play a great game! Painting/basing is not required, but we'll be doing a painted crew/model contest for everyone if we have enough people! 35 SS Scrap Tournament 12 PM - 7 PM 4 Rounds (80 min ea. -- 10 min breaks, 30 min lunch) Format: Gaining Ground - Expanded Shared Strategies (restricted), Limited Faction Pool (55 SS Henchman/Minion list), unique schemes (restricted) REQUIRED MATERIALS: $5 gets you in the door. Bring at least enough Minions and one Master/Henchman to play at our 35 SS game size. Bring enough Minion support or Master/Henchman variety for your faction to deal with a few different possible scenarios if possible. Tape measure, printouts/stat cards/books with most recent or V2/V3 cards (I AM LOOKING AT YOU, Leveticus) - especially for book 1 folks, markers that can clearly indicate wounds, something to clearly represent your Soulstone count to the opposition, and appropriate Tokens/bases to represent corpses/scraps/flame walls/etc. Special considerations: 1) Calling time allows for the active player to finish an activation, and for each player to activate ONE further model (subsequent use of Companion or simultaneous activation not allowed beyond the first additional activation) - then, resolve any Start and End Closing Phase triggered abilities before determining the winner. 2) Forfeit in-game and between rounds will be viewed with extreme scrutiny, as will end-game results that seem "fixed." I deal with 160 kids on a regular basis who love to cheat and lie their way through life. If you're going to play Malifaux, do it right, and cheat with your Control cards. Wyrd says I can DQ you otherwise. And if you're frustrated that you're losing, do it the right way and play all the rounds through... you'll be a better player some day, you just haven't lost enough yet! Just ask Garrett or Paul... (please excuse the previous Tucson in-joke) Many other things can get you DQ'd, from being a jerkbag, delaying the progress of the game, etc, so just don't be THAT GUY. 3) There will be no Special Features on the tables. Height of all terrain will cap at 4 (ceilings are Ht 5 in-doors) , and you must agree with your opponent on the qualities of all terrain BEFORE TURN ONE, or call me over to make a judgement during the game if you can't agree when it's too late. PRIZE SUPPORT: Depending on attendance, we will offer up a variety of prize support options, all of which will be fulfilled by way of product off the wall supplied directly by our host, Hat! These may range from basing kits / hats & guns, to blisters, all the way up to small boxes or starters. Play hard and win big!... and carpool so you can win bigger! Arizona Malifaux FB group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/147723621944623/ Our event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/368664493177477/368664499844143/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity Hat's Games: http://hatsgames.com/ ~J~
  23. Hat's Games is the premiere location for Malifaux in Southern Arizona: http://hatsgames.com/ We'll be holding the following events this month: Friday, February 3 - February league begins Friday, February 10 - league night ... bring/buy an Avatar for bonus league points! Friday, February 17 - league night ... painting/coloring contest! Bonus league points for participation! Prizes for contest winnner(s)! Friday, February 24 - VulCon eve! Test out your VulCon "list" and battle it out for league superiority. Prizes by the end of the evening. All league nights proceed from 6pm until (probably after) closing I'll make a separate post for any and all events we do at VulCon, so stay tuned! +++++ PARTNER STORE EVENTS: Amazing Discoveries has moved to a new location with more gaming space. We will be resuming regular events at this location as they develop their mini gaming space. Monday, February 12 - Demo & painting night, 5:30 - 8:30 Monday, February 19 - Demo & painting night, 5:30 - 8:30 Monday, February 26 - Demo & painting night, 5:30 - 8:30 +++++ See you guys there! ~J~
  24. Here is where I will post any and all announcements about our month-long leagues. As I am posting this, we are almost done (one more week!) with our April league. Here I will edit this post to mark any changes in our league scoring rules, announce monthly winners, and answer any questions, as well as take any suggestions. Limited (once per week each, please!) Bonuses (UPDATED FOR JULY 2011): +5 For your first game ever! (does not include official demos) +5 Bringing a friend to play for the first time +5 The "Gremlin's Luck" Award of Awfulness (awarded by league promoter, Fridays only, once per week). +X Victory points! (for your FIRST game of the week) +Y Turns played (for your FIRST game of the week) +3 (either) Entire faction used was fully painted and based (in any game of the week) +1 (or) At least one model fully painted AND based +3 (either) Trying a Faction for the first time ever +2 (or) Using a Master, or a Henchman-as-a-Master for the first time ever +1 Hiring a faction Minion for the first time ever +1 Hiring a non-faction Minion for the first time ever Unlimited Bonuses: +2 For a large purchase (~$25 or more) +1 For a small purchase (~$18 or less) +2 For every game played beyond the first (each week) Every month, our first prize winner will get a SINGLE Ht2 or less mini of their choice painted to standard display quality by me (and based if so desired). Our second place winner will get a SINGLE Ht2 or less mini of their choice painted by our other resident commission painter, HAT HIMSELF!!! January Winners: Jessica Demer, Jesse Archbold, Samantha Huff (it was my first month of giving out prizes and I was going a bit crazy) March Winners: James T. Hiers, Ed Ostling April Winners: Ed Ostling, Bryant Cloud May Winners: Bryant Cloud, Sergei Tutorov June Winners: Jess Butler, Emmett Nybbles July Winners: Emmett Nybbles, Paul Cafiso August Winners: Ed Ostling, Paul Cafiso September Winners: Tyler Leaver, David Farnsworth October Winners: TBA November Winners: TBA December Winners: TBA +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Starting with September, 2011, Amazing Discoveries is being added to the list of stores I'm supporting by running a monthly league. League weeks begin on Mondays with our general gaming meeting and I'm there from approximately 5 to 9 each Monday. We'll hold other events as necessary (i.e. beginner tourneys). September Winners: TBA ~J~
  25. Here is where I will be posting any updates on the Tucson Malifaux League. This League will begin for the month of February, and be reconvened during each subsequent month, at our favorite LGS, Hat's Games. We will meet every Friday at 6 pm and play until whenever! Unscheduled games, or games played outside of league time may count towards the league, but our league rules are still under construction for another week or so! First league night for February will be February 5th!!! ~J~
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