FlippinJokers A group of curmudgeon-ey Malifaux players record their love/hate relationship with this marvelous game called Malifaux.

June 2, 2016  

Hey ya’ll it’s been a bit since our last episode. We do apologize, and we appreciate you sticking with us.

I’d like to say it’s due to kiddo, and work, and random vacations, and a sundry other excuses, but really it’s me letting things get away from me. Again, my apologies.

But! That’s not why you’re here. We’ve somehow managed to get another installment of our inanity on the interwaves, and this time we try something new.

In our first episode, we said we’d be trolling the forums and the Facebooks for people asking for feedback on their lists. And what do you know, it only took 9 episodes, but we’ve gone and done it!

In this episode, we take a look at a McMourning list we found via Facebook that was looking for some help. Dreads gives his initial impressions, how he would assess it if facing it across the table, and then we do some tweaking. When we’re through, hopefully we’re left with a core list of 35ss-40ss which follows that keeps the spirit of the original list, and leaves some room for adjustment on the table to accommodate strats/schemes/faction on game day. (Also, Mike takes a pot-shot, and kicks a defenseless Dreads square in the nuts. ~Dreads)

We enjoyed the discussion, and are curious to see what you, dear listener, have to say.

So if you have a list you’d like to us to fiddle with, or if you decide to take the list we talk about today for a test drive, we want to know!


-mike-

You can reach us at the following:

Twitter: @flippinjokers

Gmail: flippinjokers@gmail.com

Facebook: FlippinJokers group page

Upcoming Tournaments:

ConCarolina: Concord, NC, June 3rd-5th, Contact Dawn McCormack http://www.concarolinas.org/malifaux-tournaments-demos-at-concarolinas-2016/

Austin, TX at the Dragon’s Lair, June 4th, 50ss

00:0000:00
April 14, 2016  

Hey ya'll! It's another episode!

As I am sick at the time of editing, Dreads fills in as your humble narrator and it goes as you would expect.....

We have a bit of a longer episode this time around as we have a before/after Adepticon talk with Dreads and then roll into my reboot of Gremlins, what I'm hoping to accomplish, as well as my first real experiences with gg16 on the table.

We're joined by Mr. Eeyore for the first time, and we hope to have him on more frequently as he gets more comfortable with the 'cast. He's one half of the yogi duo who put Dreads and I through our paces. As always, thanks for listening.-mike-
00:0000:00
January 15, 2016  

On the road again…..

As we all know, Mr. Dreads travels….a lot. With travel comes stories, new friends, and lessons learned.

Having polled the interwebs, it seems there’s a rather large split between folks who are interested in hearing tournament recaps and those who would just skip past it in a normal episode.

And so, to find some middle ground, we present the inaugural episode of Dreads’ On the Road series. These will be standalone compilations of Dreads talking about his most recent travels. There will more  banter, more rambling, and more non-Malifaux specific content.


Fair warning.

However, there will also be breakdowns of strat/schemes pools, faction matchups, do’s and don’ts regarding travel, and, most importantly, lots of ‘thank yous’ to TO’s and kudos to cool people we’ve met along the way.

Let us know what ya’ll think, and as always, we can’t go to your tournament if we don’t know about it! So hit us up, and you may find a Dreads wandering up to a table near you.

-mike-


00:0000:00
December 2, 2015  

While the cat's away......

While Mr. Dreads whiled away his weekend at MACE, I sat down with the newest member of our group, Ryan, to talk about life at the bottom of the totem pole: his feel for the group as the f***ing new guy, how he's going about learning his crew, and overall his impressions of Malifaux as a recent convert from Warmahordes.

Dreads and I pop in from time to time with (sometimes) relevant content and musings, but really we're hoping this will be the first installments of "following the new guy" as they try out new lists and combos, bang their head against some hard matchups, and figure out the game and find 'their' way of playing.

 Upcoming Tournaments – Date : City : Location : Format : Contact Info

  • 12/4/15 : Durham, NC : Atomic Empire : 50ss Gaining Grounds, Fixed Faction
  • 12/5/15 : Watertown, MA : Malifest : 50ss Gaining Grounds : Contactianelson23@gmail.com for pre-registration
  • 1/2/16 : Brea, California : The Realm, Games & Comics : 50ss Gaining Grounds 2014

 

Leave us comments and feedback.

We can be reached at flippinjokers@gmail.com , 

@thatmikeguy5 and @malifauxdreads on Twitter,

on our Facebook page,

or you can leave a message on the FlippinJokers google voicemail.

The number is US based and is 832-982-2768

 

Tonight’s episode brought to you by Al Fakar Vanilla and Orange Shisha and Ancient Age bourbon (in the plastic bottle, yeaaaaaah)

00:0000:00
November 14, 2015  

Episode 02 reboot, sans bed music.

00:0000:00
November 14, 2015  

As promised. No bed music. Carry on.

00:0000:00
November 9, 2015  

****DISCLAIMER****

Episode 2 contains opinions that are contrary to prevailing community wisdom. Please note that the aim of FlippinJokers is to shed light on how our local group approaches this wonderful game and reflects the theory-faux àlist buildingàtable trialsàback to the drawing board process that for us is in a constant state of change.

Our weekly games consist of testing synergies and lists to see what happens, to find the weird stuff, and to stress a Masters/models mechanics to the their breaking point.

Often times that means we don’t build lists to strats and schemes initially. Rather, we build a list and see what we can accomplish with it given an uphill battle/handicap, then re-rack and tweak accordingly.

Yes, we know we are heretics. Yes, we know we are ‘doing it wrong’. But, hey, that is what the comment section is for: we are hoping to start a larger discussion amongst the community.

****END DISCLAIMER****

And with that…..

It’s another episode of FlippinJokers!

Today Dreads and Mike touch on the weak points of their game and how they can improve. After that, Dreads dips his toe into Gremlins. He and Mike talk about their impressions of Gremlins, review their new lists pre-game, stir up some controversy, and then provide a post-game recap.

Thanks for listening. 

Do you have an upcoming event and want it included in the show? Just let us know! Dreads is always looking to play in a new town and meet cool new people.

 

Upcoming Tournaments – Date : City : Location : Format : Contact Info

  • 11/13-15/15 : Charlotte, NC : MACE : Henchman Hardcore and Story Encounter
  • 11/21/15 : Houston, TX : Swords & Superheroes (Spring) : 50ss Gaining Grounds
  • 12/5/15 : Watertown, MA : Malifest : 50ss Gaining Grounds : Contact ianelson23@gmail.com for pre-registration

 

Leave us comments and feedback.

We can be reached at flippinjokers@gmail.com , 

@thatmikeguy5 and @malifauxdreads on Twitter,

on our Facebook page,

or you can leave a message on the FlippinJokers google voicemail.

The number is US based and is 832-982-2768

 

Tonight’s episode brought to you by Al Fakar Mint-Chocolate Shisha, Vanilla Tootsie Rolls, and Dots Jelly Candies

00:0000:00
November 9, 2015  

Hey it’s another episode of FlippinJokers! 

Are you a newer player and staring down your first tournament? Or maybe you’re a local veteran and looking to take your first steps into the world of the Convention Malifaux Tournament scene?

Well, you’re in luck!

After a brief rundown on Houston gaming, Dreads and Mike will share their experiences and insights on prepping for, traveling to, and playing in your first large tournament. 

Thanks for listening. 

Do you have an upcoming event and want it included in the show? Just let us know! Dreads is always looking to play in a new town and meet cool new people.

Upcoming Tournaments – Date : City : Location : Format : Contact Info

  • 11/13-15/15 : Charlotte, NC : MACE : Henchman Hardcore and Story Encounter
  • 11/21/15 : Houston, TX : Swords & Superheroes (Spring) : 50ss Gaining Grounds
  • 12/5/15 : Watertown, MA : Malifest : 50ss Gaining Grounds : Contact ianelson23@gmail.com for pre-registration

 

Please leave us comments and feedback.

We can be reached at flippinjokers@gmail.com , 

@thatmikeguy5 and @malifauxdreads on Twitter,

on our Facebook page,

or you can leave a message on the FlippinJokers google voicemail.

The number is US based and is 832-982-2768

 

Tonight’s episode brought to you by Al Fakar Mint-Chocolate Shisha, Vanilla Tootsie Rolls, and Dots Jelly Candies

00:0000:00