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

July 27, 2016  

Hello again! 

In this episode, we provide another installment of TO Incubator by sitting down with Crissy of A Wyrd Place to discuss how she prepares and executes the multi-day tournament that is Malifaux. Afterwards, Dreads, Ryan, and me talk about the tournaments and events that have transpired since the last time we recorded. 

The link to the FlippinJokers TO Incubator can be found here. The Califaux Tournament Packet has been provided for your reference.

Also, GENCON is next week!

So if you see a 6ft bearded ginger with a Southern drawl hanging around the Malifaux tables, then stop me and say 'hi'! More importantly, ask me about the #damnitdreads madlib. More to come on that later. 

In the meantime, we'll catch ya on the next one and thanks for listening.


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-
March 25, 2016  

Hello, hello, and thanks for joining us!

In this episode we get the ball rolling on our homage to Wyrd's Iron Painter. Knowing the half-asses that we are, we decided it was better for the event if we opted not to participate in lieu of making a commitment we knew there was no way in hell we could keep. Not wanting to miss an opportunity for cheap shots at each other, however, we decided to run our own in house painting contest....cause why not....

After that Dreads, Ryan, and Mike sit down to revisit their unexpected responses to Gaining Grounds 2016 form last episode. ***Spoiler*** We succeed in getting the conversation started, but that's about it. We foresee this becoming a topic we revisit from time to time to see how our impressions change, as well as how it affects our playstyles.
And lastly, Adepticon is a mere week away! 

And,barring any travel debacles, your friendly neighborhood Dreads will be in attendance. 

If you see him, and you'll know if you see him, go up and get a photo with him and tag the FlippinJokers Facebook page or #addictsacon.

Along with Dreads, a cadre of your favorite Malifaux Podcasters will be in attendance. So, if you recognize any voices from Cheated Fates RadioBefore We BeginMistakes Were Made, or see someone with 'Addicts' paraphenalia (you'll know), say hello, buy 'em a drink, and snap a photo with them and tag the FlippinJokers Facebook page or #addictsacon on Twitter.

Whoever can get the most photos posted by the end of Adepticon will receive a token of appreciation from me. 

Alrighty, with that I'll leave you be and let you get to the episode. 

February 25, 2016  

We're back!

Kinda....sorta....well, we tried at least.  It's not the most focused we've ever been, but we had a lot of fun.
Sometimes in order to get going you just have to get going, and that's where we find ourselves in this episode. Dreads and I are joined by fellow Joker Ryan to talk about what's been going on in Malifaux during my hiatus. We briefly touch on Gaining Grounds 2016 and our initial thoughts (SPOILER: it doesn't go as planned, and in my sleep deprived state I've decided to parking lot the conversation for now until I get more games under my belt), how the guys are welcoming some newer players into the fold, and lay out the groundwork for upcoming episodes.
Afterwards, I tacked on a conversation Dreads and I had about my experiences so far trying to work the kinks out of Neverborn Lucius. Fair warning, this session was recorded pre-GG16, but we feel the overall observations still hold true and it sets the groundwork for contrasting his performance with the new schemes.
Let us know what you think, what you like, what could improve, and as always, thanks for stopping by.
As promised, here's the link to the GG16 schemes deck via Wargames Vault:

And while we only began a conversation on GG16, these guys did a great job of providing scheme by scheme coverage of what you can look forward to this tournament season:

Cheated Fates Radio with Justin Gibbs

Mistake Were Made

Schmes & Stones with James Doxey aka MythicFox

Fools Daily
January 15, 2016  

‘Be the change you want see in the world’ - Gandhi….or my buddy Andy (that’s where I heard it first)

Is there a distinct lack of tournaments in your local scene and you’ve decided to step up to the challenge? Are you a newly minted Henchman and are realizing you have to run a tournament, like, NOW?!

Well don’t worry, you’re not alone, and FlippinJokers is here to help. We’re kicking off a new (and hopefully recurring) segment where we sit down with a TO fresh from their tournament and allow them to have a debrief session where they talk about how they prepared for and ran their tournament. They’ll be sharing what went well, as well as what they completely ‘effed up so hopefully you, dear listener, won’t make the same mistakes.

We’ve also setup a shared folder which will act as a repository for shared information. In it you will find example tournament packets, links, a compiled list of do’s and don’ts, and any other tidbits the TO’s think may be helpful. Keep in mind it's new so therefore has just the beginnings of content.

But it will grow!

As always, let us know what we’re missing or what you would like to see us cover in the future.

And with that...here we go….


If you’re interested in the budding FlippinJokers Tournament Incubator, you can find it here:


If you would like to make a contribution, or come on the show and talk about your event, let us know!

You know how to reach us:

@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

January 5, 2016  

No words. 

I have no words. 
I'm sorry.
December 21, 2015  


Today’s episode features a pretty salty Dreads, you have been warned.

The commentary in this episode, and all episodes, is our opinion so take it for it what it’s worth.


This week Dreads and Mike answer a listener question regarding how the Jokers look at scheme pools and which ones are our favorites for tournaments.

As with all things Malifaux, the short answer is ‘it depends’. Unable to be short and sweet about anything, we give a TLDR breakdown of the schemes, which ones we like seeing in pools, which ones we don’t, and all with an eye towards the first-time tournament player.

After that debacle we touch base with Dreads and his progress in Gremlins and we discuss the viability of Moon Shinobi.

As always, thanks for listening.


If you’re curious, the core list of Gremlins Mike is goofing around with is:

·         McTavish

·         Trixie

·         4 Rooster Riders

·         Add Master/Upgrades to taste

Nothing fancy, but efficient, aggressive, and brutal when it’s firing on all cylinders.

Here's where you can find a Dreads near you: 

·         1/2/16 : Brea, California : The Realm, Games & Comics : 50ss Gaining Grounds 2014

·         1/30/16 : St, Louis, MO : Game Night : Yes, My Master - January Story Tournament 



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, Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, and gingerbread men.

November 14, 2015  

Well, we asked for feedback and we got it. Fortunately, the majority of it has been very positive and we appreciate it!

Something that has come up, however, is that the bed music has been making people reach for pointy things to push in their ear-balls.
Our apologies. 
You will find Episodes 01 and 02 reposted sans bed music for your your listening enjoyment. 
Thanks for listening, and please keep the comments coming!
October 28, 2015  

In this pilot episode, Dreads and Mike make their introductions, wander about a little in describing what the podcast hopes to accomplish, touch on a few of the tournaments Dreads has attended this year, and say 'um'....a lot.....

Thanks for finding us. 
Please bear with us while we get our feet wet and attempt to not sound like utter morons in regards to both content and audio quality.
We love feedback! So feel free to leave us your thoughts in the comments. We are always in the lookout for ways we can develop.
In the meantime...here we go!