Tumblr, I have a question to ask you

Okay, so I have a bit of a head scratcher here. I’m currently working on an Essence of Power that is going to do double duty for both my Rasputina crew and my Kaeris crew. I’d like for it to fit in thematically with both of them, but I’m running into a problem with the base.

For Rasputina’s crew’s bases, I’m giving them a simple snowed-over ground basing (with a couple ice crystals on Rasputina’s base).

For Kaeris’ crew’s bases, I’m doing a kind of mechanical base, like they’re in a factory or something of the sort. Since I don’t want to do a snowed-over factory floor (it seems silly to me), do you have any suggestions for a base that would work well with each theme?

Malifaux battle (encounter) report

As you have seen, me and Angelsanguine are learning how to play Malifaux. Yesterday we played our third encounter and I took a few pictures.

I was playing my Dreamer crew with two Stitched, Copellius and two Daydreams and he was playing a Ramos crew with Kaeris, two Gunsmiths and a Fire garmin. My strategy was reconnoiter and he had treasure hunt (the Khador warcaster in the pictures).

The deployment was like this (with the exception of the buried Copellius)

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The first turn I advanced with my Stitched and made clouds. Ramos made a spider (the Khador mechanic in the picture) and I unburied Copellius with the Dreamer. Copellius made a quick dash for the Gunsmith, got in both his triggers: meaning the poor Gunsmith took moderate damage, got poison and was paralysed. As the Gunsmith already had activated my plan for the next turn started to take form.

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The second turn I activated Copellius who moved towards the next Gunsmith, paralysed her and made a grab for Ramos. Ramos defended himself valiantly and got his defensive trigger, meaning Copellius couldn’t stop him from moving away. Angelsanguine moved his spider in close to the dreamer, hoping to prevent him from moving away. Forcing me to use Gamble your life with the close Stitched. The Stitched promptly gambled his own life away forcing me to use his second life to do the same, thankfully managing to kill the spider. Kaeris made my life a fiery hell, managing to put fire on both Copellius and a Stitched and then forcing me to choose paralyse over them dying to her flames. The Dreamer then activated together with the Daydreams and moved up, changed into Chompy and clawed Kaeris to small fiery ribbons. He also tried to take out the female Gunsmith, however the black joker stopped his rampage. Using the daydreams to pull him back I changed Chompy back into the dreamer and hid him behind my last Stitched.

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The third turn it was my turn to be paralysed. He killed both Copellius and my last Stitched before I activated the dreamer and Daydreams, moved forward and unleashed Chompy. At this moment I pretty much considered myself having the game. Then I started drawing cards. Chompy started pulling the Gunsmith into pieces, however It took much to do it. When he then put his claws at work on Ramos black joker made me miss and then Angelsanguine managed to get his defensive trigger in and ending Chompys activation. Angelsanguine then used Ramos to kill Chompy.

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The last turn Angelsanguine activated Ramos and blew the Dreamer away. With my whole crew off the table Ramos tock the last two turns to move up to the objective. Getting himself the two points for carrying the treasure.

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A close fought game. I learn a lot and are seriously starting to get a liking to this game. The black joker however… *grumpy*

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Enamel-Sid [Kuroshitsuji book of circus opening]

Lyrics

Dakara hayaku isshin furan oborete goran
Kairaku e to yami e to rasen kaidan
Magarikunetta sono tochuu de
Ikudo tonaku nuita yaiba
Kaeri chi de saita kirei da yo

Mou nani mo kamo zenbu
Wasure sasete ageru kara saa
Azatoi kisu wa iranai fukujuu wo meiji you

Sureta yubi de soushoku mekuru oto ga
Eraberu kara tsutawaru kasuka ni
Danpen teki kioku no naka
Taguri yoseta kioku no naka
Suki touru hosoi kubi suji ni

Mou modore nakuta tte
Ori no naka de tsunagatta mama
Futari hisatsu kagiri doko made mo kyouki e

Mou nani mo kamo zenbu
Wasure sasete ageru kara saa
Azatoi kiss wa iranai fukujuu wo
Yes my lord

Modore nakuta tte
Ori no naka de tsunagatta mama
Futari hisatsu kagiri doko made mo kyouki e

Transliterated Japanese:

Tōryanse, tōryanse

Koko wa doko no hosomichi ja?

Yajiron-sama no hosomichi ja

Iki wa yoi yoi, kaeri wa kowai

Kowai nagara mo

Tōryanse, tōryanse

Translation:

Let me pass, let me pass

What is this narrow pathway here?

It’s the narrow pathway of Yajiron-sama

Going in will be fine, fine, but returning will be scary

It’s scary, but, Let me pass, let me pass

The original song is here, referring to Tenjin shrine rather than the Pokemon Yajiron, and making explicit mention of celebrating a child’s seventh birthday. The song is frequently sung as a nursery rhyme by children, associated with games and crossing roads, so its more somber true meaning has largely been forgotten.

Most likely source for it is association with high infant mortality rates, which led to parents celebrating third, fifth, and seventh birthdays of children because it was so rare for them to live that long. Only on such a rare occasion may they be permitted to visit the shrine. [Wikipedia]

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O-fuda wo osame ni mairimasu, iki wa yoi yoi, kaeri wa kowai.
   Kowai nagara mo, touryanse, touryanse. ~ ❞

          The gentle sound of fading cicadas provides the world’s backing soundtrack as the investigator kicks his legs gently, seated on top of a fence, eyes cast into the sky. What a lovely night. And——it seems like he’ll have someone to s h a r e it with, footsteps echoing behind him. He’ll look over one shoulder with that eerie grin.

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                     ❝ Have you come to p l a y ? ~ ❞

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Enamel - SID

Es genial el opening de Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus <3 Además la letra le combina a la perfección con la historia *-*

Lyric:

Dakara hayaku isshin furan oborete goran
Kairaku e to yami e to rasen kaidan

Magarikunetta sono tochuu de
Ikudo tonaku nuita yaiba
Kaeri chi de saita kireina yoru

Mou nani mo kamo zenbu wasure sasete ageru kara sa
Azatoi kisu wa iranai fukujuu wo meiji you

Tsumetai yubi de soushoku mekuru oto ga
Enameru kara tsutawaru kasuka ni

Danpen teki kioku no naka
Taguri yoseta kioku no naka
Sugitooru hosoi kubisuji ni

Mou modore nakutatte ori no naka de tsunagatta mama
Futari missetsu ga ii dokomade mo kyouki e

Mou nani mo kamo zenbu wasure sasete ageru kara sa
Azatoi kiss wa iranai fukujuu wo yes, my lord

Modore nakutatte ori no naka de tsunagatta mama
Futari missetsu ga ii dokomade mo kyouki e

vonbaghager said:

If you want I think you can order the Second Wave rulebook right now, which does have stats for all of those models. You don't need to buy completely new models or even the cards unless you really want to. Btw, Dreamy is way less broken in 2e, and thankfully (unfortunately?) can't bury his nightmare army anymore. Kaeris is much more fun, and has a henchman by the name of Firestarter that makes burning enemy units much more rewarding.

This is admittedly not something I have looked into. 

I’m not a fan of the “model stats in books”, or “Warhammer” method.The process of flipping between pages to compare things or look something up just hurts my brain. Too much confusion.

I understand most games have both- book stats and stat cards. I exclusively use stat cards (I make my own when playing WHFB/40k). To that same end, I actually don’t own any books with stats in them, though that’s more a fluke. All the rulebooks I own, save one, which are Malifaux 1e & 2e, Warmachine, WHFB, and 40k, are all the small digest size manuals that don’t include the stats, hobby, or fluff aspects. The only full size manual I own is for MERCS, which interestingly enough doesn’t include model stats (only available on the cards).

So you’re right, I could probably remedy this issue. Instead it’s something I brought upon myself.

(Speaking of The Dreamer, the fact that you can’t buy individual models from a starter box makes me sad (due to the way the sprues are set up) because the new Daydreams look pretty sweet. But I don’t want to have to re-buy the whole box.)

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