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BKFaux IV: Fauxgeddaboudit!2 Day Malifaux GT in NYC - RESULTS

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Announcing BKFaux IV: Fauxgeddaboudit - a 44-player Malifaux 'Grand Tournament' that is open to the public on May 14th and 15th, 2016.

It will be taking place at Nu Brand Gaming, a tabletop gaming venue in New York City.

What do I mean by Grand Tournament?  Simply a wargaming extravaganza that fills your weekend with Malifaux goodness - not to mention the largest stand-alone Malifaux tournament held in the US!

Expanding to a two-day format is a major step forward to BKFaux, and was not a decision made lightly.  Thank you to all previous attendees for your input and feedback that led to this exciting change.

As we continued to grow, it was clear that more rounds were needed to create seperation in the field and allow players to face a wider variety of opponents.  At the same time I want to keep the BKFaux vibe of a fun, relaxed and comfortable experience. This means not forcing players to rush towards unrealistic time-limits nor creating a gauntlet of an event with 5 rounds in a single day.  Therefore I hope this expansion is greeted as the natural next step forward for Malifaux in the North East!

Event Ticket Cost:

The cost of the Event is $35.  Early bird discount tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, with the initial call going out to previous attendees in the BKFaux tradition.

The event is expected to sell out.  You must purchase a ticket via the Eventbrite page to secure a spot:


Tickets are non-refundable but are fully transferable up to the start of the event.  If you face unforseen circumstances and can not attend, simply email me via the 'Contact' link at the bottom of the Eventbrite page and let me know the name of whomever you'd like to transfer your ticket to.

If purchasing multiple tickets for your group, please send in their names as well via the Contact link.  This is not mandatory but will speed things up at check in.

There is no need to print out your tickets, simply arrive at the venue at 10:00am on 5/14.

The Glittering Prizes:

  • BKFaux Champion - Only one may lift the stein of glorious victory! Winner on Table 1 in the final round.

  • The Renaissance (Man or Woman) Award - Only the most pedigreed and honorable may claim the chalice showing well-rounded expertise in Tournament Points + Painting Prowess + Sportsmanship

  • 2nd Place (Maid of Honor/Best Man) GG Standard TP, Diff, VP

  • 3rd Place (Bridesmaid or Groomsman #2) GG Standard TP, Diff, VP

  • The Lofty Award - A goblet showing mastery and commitment to the craft of hobbying, painting and showmanship, suitable to display in a loft converted from an abandoned warehouse next to a Superfund site

  • Peoples Choice - Player-voted Best in Show for painting and hobby skills

  • Guy Smily Award - Denoting those who take their lumps with a smile on their face  (Best sports - exclusive of other awards)

  • Spoon - not necessarily wooden, because losing all your games doesn't mean you can't be classy

Venue Information:

Nu Brand Gaming is located at 196 31st Street Brooklyn, NY 11232.

A significant build out of the space is in progress, and we are hard at work making sure all participants and guests will have a comfortable amount of space and amenities, including an outdoor seating area for lunch and breaks between rounds.


Numerous hotels are located within walking distance of the venue, many with rates starting below $100.

3 Star:

Hotel BPM   http://www.hotelbpmbrooklyn.com/

Best Western   http://www.bwplusprospectpark.com/

2 Star:

Comfort Inn  https://www.choicehotels.com/new-york/brooklyn/comfort-inn-hotels/ny391

Days Inn   http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/new-york/brooklyn/days-inn-brooklyn/hotel-overview

Red Carpet Inn http://bookroomsnow.com/property/red-carpet-inn-coney-island-brooklyn-ny/

Public Transit:

To reach NBG via public transit - take the D, N or R train to the 36th Street Station in Brooklyn and walk 5 short blocks north to 31st Street.


If coming to New York via Amtrak, Exit Penn Station on the Seventh Avenue side and walk one block east to the Herald Square subway station, catching a Brooklyn-bound D train to 36th Street Station.


A fast public transit link from JFK is available - take the Air Tran to Jamaica Station where you can catch the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal.  Nu Brand Gaming is one stop away via the southbound D or N subways to 36th Street, Brooklyn.

If arriving at Laguardia, I recommend taking a taxi or car service - fares typically run approx. $25 + tip and up.

From Newark Liberty, NJ Transit provides a rail link to Penn Station. From their follow 'Train' instructions above.


Street Parking is generally accessible within a block or two of the venue, and it is custom to double park in front of the venue for a brief time to unload terrain fellow travelers.  Please be courteous to our neighbors and be sure not to block any driveways when parking your vehicle. 


Menus for local restaraunts that deliver are available at the venue, and we can recommend both casual and fine dining spots nearby - just ask!  Also there will be a loosely organized bar crawl in the neighborhood on Saturday night for those who wish to attend. 

Tournament Rules:

All games will be played at 50SS.

Please review and familiarize yourself with the 2016 Gaining Grounds document - It has everything you need to know!  http://www.wyrd-games.net/s/Organized-Play-Formats-17km.zip

We will be enforcing all Gaining Grounds 2016 Rules to the letter, Including painting requirements and proxy rules with the exception of pairings, dice usage and game length. 

  1. I will be doing a Swiss pairing system that matches GG2016 except that it will prevent any player from pairing against the same opponent twice. 

  2. You may use of any shape of polyhedral dice if you choose to use dice for tracking as described on page 4 of GG 2016, just be consistent and make your opponent aware of what type of die you are using if not a D6.

  3. All games will be played to 5 turns.  (No random game length/flipping for additional turns.)  The Final Round on Table 1 only: Play will continue for an additional turn if the score is tied at the end of round 5 and so on until there is a clear winner.  

Players must accurately note down the schemes they selected prior to the start of the match to recieve points for said schemes - absolutely no exceptions.  Please bring a pen.

We will be setting a relaxed 2 hour round time, with 15 minutes between rounds for pairings, reviewing strats & schemes, etc.

All players are expected to complete their games in the allotted time.

Strategies and schemes will be revealed to players at the end of each round when they receive the score sheet for the following round. 

Yes, this means there is a miniscule advantage for players who arrive on time or finish rounds early.  Deal with it.  #DealWithIt


Saturday, 9:30am Doors Open - Early arrival for those contributing terrain.

10:00 Registration - Please arrive by 10:00am. Those arriving after the start of Round 1 will take a loss and then be paired accordingly in Round 2. 

10:30 - Round 1 Pairings

10:45 - 12:45pm Round 1

12:45pm - 2:00 Lunch Break and Paint Judging

2:00 - Round 2 Pairings

2:15 - 4:15 Round 2

4:30 Round 3 Pairings

4:45 - 6:45 Round 3

7:00 Round 4 Pairings (To allow adequate bar crawl trash talking)

Sunday, 9:00am Doors Open

9:30 - 11:30 Round 4

11:30 - 12:30pm Lunch Break

12:30pm - Round 5 Pairings

12:45pm - 2:45 Round 5

2:45 - 3:00 Award Ceremony

Paint & Hobby Judging - For the awarding of the Renaissance and Lofty awards - participants display a legal 50SS crew along with the score sheet provided in the tourney packet over the lunch break on Saturday. Display bases and other accoutrement is allowed and encouraged.  Participants should also use this time to record their vote for the 'Players Choice' award and turn their ballot in to the designated ballot box.

Scores for the Lofty award will be awarded on a 15 point scale via a rubric with a median score of 7.5 and 15 for the winner. 

For the Renaissance award this aligns to a maximum tournament score of 15 for 5 wins and a Sportsmanship score of 5 for 5 best opponent votes, totaling 35/35 available points with Tournament points as the tie breaker.

Players Choice is awarded simply to the player with the most votes, using the paint score as a tie breaker.


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  • 4 weeks later...

So the initial fanfare of the pre-release is behind us, now on to fine tuning the details and other odds and ends.

Some pretty epic prize support came in from Wyrd, so that's pretty legit.

Also, a few folks have been asking about more budget concious lodging options.  The default for most attendees has been to rent a double-queen room at one of the hotels listed and then shack up with three other attendees to keep costs down.  However I've also checked out AirBNB, and there are quite a few rooms for rent within a few blocks of the venue starting as low as $45 per night - so if you are flying solo you may want to check that out.

Finally, I will be updating the round timing slightly.  Having played in a few events with GG2016 - it is clear that there is a longer decision making process involved in the list building phase, and folks need a few more minutes to get settled at the start of a round.

Play time for each round will remain the same, but there will be buffer time added between the announcement of pairings and the official start of the round to handle list building, scheme selection, terrain definitions, etc.

Still tickets left as of this writing - get them before they are all gone!

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Considering running the Crossroads 7 as an option.

Would it be kosher to "Declare the Crossroads 7" for the event rather than "Declare a faction". I would declare a faction at the start of each round to my opponent as per normal setup rules, but I wouldn't be locked into a single faction for the entire event. Is this something I can do?

It would allow for me to swap upgrades/models (i.e. only 2ss to work with here). 

Reason I'd consider doing this is purely to see how viable it is at a tourney after the many claims that people have made about them not being viable (which I mostly agree with). Plus it would just be fun to try!

No idea if I'll have time to finish painting them all but this will give me incentive if I decide to go this route. 


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On 3/19/2016 at 10:31 AM, Guy in Suit said:

Sure, sounds fun.


Crossroads 7 may be declared as a 'faction' and change their faction selection each round if they are the only models used at the event, in the same manner as the UK masters.


I'll update the main page when I get a chance.  

Cool thx.

Just to be clear, with the 2ss left over, if they play as NB you can hire a primordial magic (as an example), or if playing in Rezzers you can take spare parts and summon rogue necromancy and Guild Autopsies so there may be other models used but all in the rules of hiring (and leading with Wrath).

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I've been informed that hotel prices have gone up in the last few weeks. 

I told you to book early!

Regardless, if anyone else is looking to split room costs with anyone, let me know and I can play matchmaker.


Also, only a half-dozen tickets left, so if you haven't committed yet, better do so quick!

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On 5/9/2016 at 9:57 AM, valhallan42nd said:

I'm so looking forward to this! I just don't know if I should be bringing my 10 Thunders, or if I should fall back on my crutches Outcasts or Ressers.

I'm bringing the new best master in the game, didn't you HEAR?!!! Zoraida will drink from the stein with the blood of all those her stand in her way!


unlikely! #notachampion

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Champion - Dave Kollender,  Resurrectionists

Renaissance Man - Arash Afghahi, Resurrectionists

Lofty - Jarrett Messing, Resurrectionists

2nd Overall - Blake Hooper, Gremlins

3rd Overall - Adam Talbot, Resurrectionists

(Thanks Blake for preventing the Ressur sweep!)

Players Choice - Rhys McDonald

Sportsman - Noah Nathanson

Middle Man - William Koch

Spoon - Bryan Storz

Full results to follow...

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