Desperate Mercs 21 – Emissaries: It’s like hiring avatar contractors.

Full avatars are now part of the new Malifaux campaign system so to create a special mechanic that defines the Master’s playstyle and power new models called emissaries were added.

The emissaries either make the master’s job easier either through direct or passive abilities but then there are some that radically change the master’s game.

Not only is Nick, Josh, and Neverborn Matt here, but a new guest Sniper Matt joined us. His name, Myth, is known on the Malifaux forums as being a very detailed oriented player who can sniff out interactions that might not have been the goal of the model.

We all first go over the chassis of the emissaries and see if any actually hold up without taking any upgrades (two of them are bonkers) and then go over the abilities granted by the

Lots of technical talk and maybe learn some interactions you may find interesting.

The podcast is divided into two parts talking about the emissaries, but all were included in this download so prepare for a long episode.

0-1hr40min – Basic emissary chassis
1:40-end – Master specific upgrade talk.

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“The Bear’s Just for Show” by krackatoa. (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/krackatoa/)

Break Music:
“Does Alexander Graham Bell Know Telephone” by Sgr A* from the album Manos: The Remix of Fate Vol 1

Gaming Done Right – Episode 35: All ‘Bout that Fate, ‘Bout that Fate

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

The guys open the show talking about Through the Breach, specifically the destiny track.  The topic centers around how to weave them into the plot and what happens when you cannot hit the theme.

Next the guys move into a topic suggested by one of our listeners, Luke.  Essentially, have you had a character that started out one way and ended another.  Pretty good discussion about how characters grow from character creation through play.

Lastly, the gang discuss Malifaux factions.  With the advent of M2E, the guys factions have shifted somewhat.  Mike, Dan and Brian discuss where they are in settling on a faction and the factors that drove them to make their decision.

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Gaming Done Right – Episode 34: Top 10 Leveling Moments

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

The guys open the show talking about their Christmas holidays and their nerd haul.

From there, we explore what it means to level up a character.  Or maybe not level up a character.  The topic centers around the role leveling and mechanically advancing a character plays in a role playing game.

Lastly, the guys enter into one of their Top 10 topics.  This one, Top 10 Nerd things in 2014.

Lastly, check out BryceCon at www.brycecon.com.  MLK weekend in Jan 2015!

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Desperate Mercs 20 – Golobulus, Jack, and Zoraida

Sorry for the delay all!

This is going to be part 1 of 2 episodes. The other will be posted in the rather near future!

Topics:

Black Friday Predictions (HAH)
GI Joe for some reason mainly how all-in COBRA is with the snake theme. Like the snake-maid from Cobra-La Golobulus5b_1226880822
Then Nick and Josh talk about masters they are either trying out for the first time or how they are learning more about their choice.
Nick talks about Jack Daw and how he can makes you realize there are a lot more tactical actions than you thought!
Josh then talks about how Zoraida, the master from the swamp, works very well with swampfiends of all things!

Gaming Done Right – Episode 33: Archetypal Role Playing

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

The guys open the show talking about their Christmas nerding desires.

From there, the gang explores what they want from Malifaux in 2015.

After that the guys break down their role playing tendencies.  We talk about what our typical RPG character is, both from a combat and social perspective.

Lastly, the group continues with the role playing genre and talks about the role playing supplements they would take with them on a desert island.  Something like Tahiti, it’s a magical place.

Lastly, check out BryceCon at www.brycecon.com.  MLK weekend in Jan 2015!

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