esperate Mercs 23 – First Adepticon report w/ Andrew Weakland

Been a long while. Freak snow storms and general inability to get together prevented us from getting together.

What does it take get us together? Living through Adepticon.

Myself and Josh went to Adepticon, both our first time, and were pretty much amazed about how large it was. It was a new location for Adepticon and it was just great all around.

Met many people from the Malifaux community so shouts to Cheated Fates, Aaron Darland, Mason, Andrew Weakland, and Arash.

Some upcoming events

BKFaux II – The Fauxening
a Wyrd-sanctioned nationals qualifier Malifaux event a Nu Brand Gaming. (Andrew Weakland’s/Guy in a Suit shin-dig)
New York City, NY
Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Tickets sold here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bkfaux-ii-the-fauxening-tickets-16306106002

Bel Air Games Spring Malifaux Tournament (Matt, Nick, and possibly others from the show will be there)
Bel Air Games® is at:
1202 Agora Drive, Suite B, Bel Air, MD 21014
April 4th from noon to 8:30

NOVA Open
Labor Day weekend: September 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency
Matt Stanley will be running Malifaux again. We’ll be sure to talk about it when it gets closer.

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Gaming Done Right – Episode 40: Top Armada

GamingRightAvatarGaming Done Right, a bi-weekly podcast where we talk all things games hosted by Brian, Mike and Dan.

The show opens up with Armada.  A new Fantasy Flight Game that is all the rage.  Mike bought it, and played it, so now, we must talk it.

Next up, the guys chat about Malifaux and what makes a competitive master.  At least in each of their eyes.  Clearly there is one right opinion and two wrong ones.

Finally, it’s a Top 10.  This time, TV shows.

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Gaming Done Right – Episode 39: Hiring Imperial Kaiju

GamingRightAvatarGaming Done Right, a bi-weekly podcast where we talk all things games hosted by Brian, Mike and Dan.

The show opens up with the gang talking about some of the recent Myth news.  Specifically the new Kickstarter and the new 2.0 rules.

Next, the boys bust out a new topic, “The Movie Review.”  The group watched Pacific Rim.  It was…well, it was a movie.  It had Kaiju.  And it was as consistent…no wait, it wasn’t consistent at all.  It did have Kaiju and Robots though!  Lots of them.

Next up, the guys tackled Malifaux Hiring Pools for tournaments.  Interesting discussion back and forth though the segment.  It really depends on the goal of the tournament.

Finally, the guys wrap up the show talking about the Imperial Assault Campaign.  The guys are in the midst of 2 separate campaigns.  The first is nearly complete and the second is about half way done.  Not to mention the number of one off games that group has played.  It is quickly climbing the groups’ list of most played games.

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Gaming Done Right – Episode 38: No, At Once

GamingRightAvatarGaming Done Right, a bi-weekly podcast where we talk all things games hosted by Brian, Mike and Dan.

The show opens up with the gang going through some of their recent Malifaux games and the new masters they have picked up.

Next, the role playing topic for this time around is, “How to run a Mystery.”  Brian is getting ready to kick off a new game with Dan and their wives in the Dresden universe.  We chat a bit about how we might go about setting up a mystery.

Next up, the guys bust out their definitive, completely unbiased,  list of the best Malifaux model at each soul stone cost.  There is good discussion all around and unsurprisingly, Brian’s list is clearly the correct one.

Finally, the guys wrap up with a segment all about a board game that Dan got at GenCon called Myth.  There were lots of ups and downs with this game, but most of the issues might be resolved in the latest Kickstarter for the game.

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Gaming Done Right – Episode 37: In A Row

GamingRightAvatarGaming Done Right, a bi-weekly podcast where we talk all things games hosted by Brian, Mike and Dan.

The show opens up with the gang reviewing the hard cover Through the Breach role playing KickStarter exclusive.

Next, the guys tackle what happens to role playing games when life gets in the way.  This is particularly important for Mike.  He is running a game and is expecting a child.  His last kid, totally killed a game.  The guys try to figure out if they can save this one.

Next up, Dan as the moderator for Hot Seat #4.  Dan’s questions are hard.  Usually they are either or questions, but Dan bucks tradition and goes with open ended questions that require thought.

Finally, the guys wrap up with a segment all about taking Malifaux models in factions they don’t belong in.  No rules or guidelines, just plain simple fun.

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