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7
Mar

Episode 65 - Dan Johnson with Ressers

Tonight the tables are turned and Rudy takes over the hosting duties so I can once again jump into the game. Big thanks to him for doing this so I could get a turn on my own show. Was a ton of fun, thanks Rudy. Check him out on his own show Mistakes Were Made. All that said here is the lineup for the game :

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Vassal Map : Quiet Town

Deployment : Standard

Strategy : Extraction

Schemes : Convict Labor, Exhaust Their Forces, Hunting Party, Covert Breakthrough, Detonate The Charges

Resurrectionists
50ss Crew

Nicodem -- 6ss *******************
 +Undertaker - 1ss
 +Maniacal Laugh - 1ss

Vulture - 3ss

Bete Noir - 8ss

Carrion Emissary - 10ss

Crooligan - 4ss

Crooligan - 4ss

Mortimer - 9ss
 +Corpse Bloat - 2ss

Rotten Belle - 5ss

Resurrectionists
50ss Crew

McMourning -- 5ss
 +Plastic Surgery - 1ss
 +Moonlighting - 1ss

Zombie Chihuahua - 2ss

Carrion Emissary - 10ss
 +Conflux Of Forbidden Knowledge - 0ss

Flesh Construct - 6ss

Nurse - 5ss

Rafkin - 7ss
 +Transfusion - 1ss

Sebastian - 7ss
 +Transfusion - 1ss
 +Those Are Not Ours! - 1ss

Freikorps Trapper

Come to Portland and play some Malifaux with me and some others, like 2/3 of the cast of MWM:

Breaching the Faux

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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27
Feb

Episode 64 - Ben Harris with Gremlins

Ben aka Panzer graces us once again with his presence. I mean really what can you say about Ben...................seriously, what can you say. All joking aside Ben is a blast to talk to and now he is sporting the little green ones and has a pretty good handle on how to Panzer smash with them. So come along and enjoy the ride.

Vassal Map : Desert Oasis

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Deployment : Flank

Strategy : Turf War

Schemes : Convict Labor, Take Prisoner, Show of Force, Covert Breakthrough, Neutralize the leader

Gremlins
50ss Crew

Mah Tucket -- 4ss
 +Know The Terrain - 1ss
 +Out For Blood - 2ss
 +Dirty Cheater - 1ss

Francois LaCroix - 7ss
 +Gremlin-See - 1ss
 +Dirty Cheater - 1ss

Lightning Bug - 5ss

Mancha Roja - 10ss
 +Extra Gremlin - 2ss

Rooster Rider - 6ss

Rooster Rider - 6ss

Trixiebelle - 8ss

Gremlins
50ss Crew

Somer Teeth Jones -- 5ss **********************
 +Dirty Cheater - 1ss
 +Family Tree - 2ss

Bayou Gremlin - 3ss

Bayou Gremlin - 3ss

Bayou Gremlin - 3ss

Burt Jebsen - 7ss
 +Dirty Cheater - 1ss

Lucky Emissary - 10ss
 +Conflux Of Misfortune - 0ss

Pigapult - 8ss

Slop Hauler - 5ss

Stuffed Piglet - 2ss

Stuffed Piglet - 2ss

Stuffed Piglet - 2ss

Arcanists
50ss Crew

Marcus -- 6ss *****************
 +The Trail Of The Gods - 1ss
 +Feral Instincts - 1ss
 +The Hunger Cry - 1ss

Jackalope - 2ss

Arcane Emissary - 10ss
 +Raging Conflux - 0ss

Canine Remains - 4ss

Myranda - 8ss
 +Imbued Energies - 1ss

Razorspine Rattler - 7ss

Silurid - 7ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

Arcanists
50ss Crew

Kaeris -- 4ss
 +Grab And Drop - 1ss
 +Arcane Reservoir - 2ss

Malifaux Child - 3ss

Arcane Effigy - 4ss

Howard Langston - 12ss
 +Imbued Protection - 2ss

Joss - 10ss
 +Powered By Flame - 2ss

Large Arachnid - 6ss

The Firestarter - 7ss
 +Imbued Energies - 1ss

Here is the link to our YouTube game where you can see Mah and Nico in action.

Come to Portland and play some Malifaux with me and some others, like 2/3 of the cast of MWM:

Breaching the Faux

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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22
Feb

Episode 63- Elinore with Arcanists

Tonight Elinore (@SybariteVI) of many beautifully painted models, and fate decks fame comes on again to talk Arcanists in an impending game against Gremlins. Great chat as usual and without further ado the details :

Vassal Map : Desert Oasis

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Deployment : Flank

Strategy : Turf War

Schemes : Convict Labor, Take Prisoner, Show of Force, Covert Breakthrough, Neutralize the leader

Arcanists
50ss Crew

Marcus -- 6ss *****************
 +The Trail Of The Gods - 1ss
 +Feral Instincts - 1ss
 +The Hunger Cry - 1ss

Jackalope - 2ss

Arcane Emissary - 10ss
 +Raging Conflux - 0ss

Canine Remains - 4ss

Myranda - 8ss
 +Imbued Energies - 1ss

Razorspine Rattler - 7ss

Silurid - 7ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

Arcanists
50ss Crew

Kaeris -- 4ss
 +Grab And Drop - 1ss
 +Arcane Reservoir - 2ss

Malifaux Child - 3ss

Arcane Effigy - 4ss

Howard Langston - 12ss
 +Imbued Protection - 2ss

Joss - 10ss
 +Powered By Flame - 2ss

Large Arachnid - 6ss

The Firestarter - 7ss
 +Imbued Energies - 1ss

Come to Portland and play some Malifaux with me and some others, like 2/3 of the cast of MWM:

Breaching the Faux

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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13
Feb

Episode 62 - Matt Spooner with Ten Thunders

Tonight I speak with Matt Spooner @uberspoons and we chat all things Ten Thunders. Despite all the horrible things I have heard about Matt I found him to be an upstanding gentlemen.  Matt and Ben were able to get their game in and were even kind enough to allow me to record it, so if you would like to see how it is played out check the link below.

Vassal YouTube Crowe vs. Spoon

Vassal Map : Latigo Town

Deployment : Standard

Strategy : Interference

Schemes : Convict Labor, Exhaust Their Forces, Show of Force, Detonate the Charges, Inspection

Ten Thunders
50ss Crew

Shenlong -- 3ss **********
 +Wandering River Style - 2ss
 +On Wings Of Wind - 2ss

Peasant - 2ss

Jorogumo - 9ss

Sensei Yu - 9ss
+Promising Disciple - 2ss

Ten Thunders Brother - 5ss

Ten Thunders Brother - 5ss

Ten Thunders Brother - 5ss

Tengu - 4ss

Tengu - 4ss

Ten Thunders
50ss Crew

Lucas McCabe -- 6ss
 +Badge Of Speed - 2ss
 +Glowing Saber - 2ss
 +Promises - 1ss

Kamaitachi - 4ss

Obsidian Oni - 6ss

Punk Zombie - 7ss

Shadow Effigy - 4ss

Ten Thunders Brother - 5ss

Ten Thunders Brother - 5ss

Toshiro The Daimyo - 9ss
 +Command The Graves - 1ss

Outcasts
50ss Crew

Leveticus -- 5ss
 +Desolate Soul - 2ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss
 +Pariah Of Iron - 1ss

Hollow Waif x 2 - 0ss

Ashes And Dust - 13ss

Flesh Construct - 6ss

Mechanical Rider - 12ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Necropunk - 5ss

Soulstone Miner - 6ss

Outcasts
50ss Crew

Leveticus -- 5ss
 +Desolate Soul - 2ss
 +Pariah Of Bone - 1ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Hollow Waif x 2 - 0ss

Dead Doxy - 6ss

Flesh Construct - 6ss

Johan - 6ss

Necropunk - 5ss

Obedient Wretch - 4ss

Shikome - 8ss

Sue - 8ss

Come to Portland and play some Malifaux with me and some others, like 2/3 of the cast of MWM:

Breaching the Faux

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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6
Feb

Episode 61 - Ben Crowe with Outcasts

Tonight I have the man the myth the King of the South himself Ben Crowe come on and talk aobut Outcasts. Great chat from a man who has sat atop the UK malifaux rankings.

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Vassal Map : Latigo Town

Deployment : Standard

Strategy : Interference

Schemes : Convict Labor, Exhaust Their Forces, Show of Force, Detonate the Charges, Inspection

Outcasts
50ss Crew

Leveticus -- 5ss
 +Desolate Soul - 2ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss
 +Pariah Of Iron - 1ss

Hollow Waif x 2 - 0ss

Ashes And Dust - 13ss

Flesh Construct - 6ss

Mechanical Rider - 12ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Necropunk - 5ss

Soulstone Miner - 6ss

Outcasts
50ss Crew

Leveticus -- 5ss
 +Desolate Soul - 2ss
 +Pariah Of Bone - 1ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Hollow Waif x 2 - 0ss

Dead Doxy - 6ss

Flesh Construct - 6ss

Johan - 6ss

Necropunk - 5ss

Obedient Wretch - 4ss

Shikome - 8ss

Sue - 8ss

Come to Portland and play some Malifaux with me and some others, like 2/3 of the cast of MWM:

Breaching the Faux

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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1
Feb

Nova Open Edition with Matt Stanley

Matt Stanley drops by for a chat about the Malifaux US National Championship that will be happening in Washington D.C. on September 1-4, 2016. We talk about the overview of the con and all the Malifaux that will be happening over the 4 days as well as some of the other events you can join there. After signing off the show we both sadly realized that we had forgot to make a mention of Crooligans whilst recording, but we did work in shenanigans.

All that said if you have any input on the scheme pools/questions about the con please feel free to contact Matt at malifauxmatt@gmail.com and check out the Nova website and get registered quickly as it is filling up fast!

And lastly hit us up in Chicago if you are going to Adepticon. Our schedules are open and we are looking to game the weekend away.

Also check out these upcoming events in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast :

Breaching the Faux

Captain Con

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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30
Jan

Episode 60 - Ian with Outcasts

Tonight Ian stops by again and we chat about rats and wretches of the Outcast variety. We chat, we insult, we laugh, join us won't you?

Also as a side note I will be at Adepticon this year and have only signed up for the master's event for the weekend in hopes that I can get alot of games in against any of you that might be at Adepticon. I am really looking forward to being there and hope to meet many of you there.

All that said here is the game set up:

Deployment : Standard

Strategy : Head Hunter

Schemes : Convict Labor, Hunting Party, Leave Your Mark, Set Up, Public Demonstration

Outcasts
50ss Crew

Hamelin -- 7ss
 +The Piper - 2ss
 +Sewer King - 1ss
 +The Plague - 2ss

The Stolen - 2ss

Baby Kade - 7ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Crooligan - 4ss

Hodgepodge Emissary - 10ss
 +Conflux Of Plague - 0ss

Malifaux Rat - 2ss

Nix - 8ss
 +Infectious Melodies - 1ss

Obedient Wretch - 4ss

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Outcasts
50ss Crew

Tara -- 5ss
 +Dead Of Winter - 1ss
 +Obliteration Symbiote - 2ss
 +Scramble - 2ss

Aionus - 12ss
 +Oathkeeper - 1ss

Big Jake - 5ss

Death Marshal - 6ss

Death Marshal - 6ss

Death Marshal - 6ss

Void Wretch - 4ss

Void Wretch - 4ss

Lilith -- 4ss
 +Wicked Mistress - 1ss
 +Beckon Malifaux - 1ss
 +On Wings Of Darkness - 1ss

Primordial Magic - 2ss

Doppleganger - 7ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Lilitu - 7ss

Mysterous Effigy - 4ss

Nekima - 13ss
 +Pact - 1ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

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The Dreamer -- 4ss
 +Otherworldly - 2ss
 +Restless Dreams - 1ss
 +Tantrum - 2ss

Day Dream - 2ss

Doppleganger - 7ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Insidious Madness - 5ss

Lilitu - 7ss

Lust - 9ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Stitched Together - 6ss

Stitched Together - 6ss

Also check out these upcoming events in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast :

Breaching the Faux

Captain Con

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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24
Jan

Episode 59 - CFR Adam with Neverborn

Tonight Adam from Cheated Fates radio swings by and we chat for the first time ever on BWB about the new GG 2016 schemes.  Not all of them mind you just the ones that popped up for this game. As usual it was a great chat with Adam and we breakdown a game between him and Ian coming soon to a Captain Con near you. Well if you live in the north east United States that is. All that said here are the details for the first half of our game setup :

Deployment : Standard

Strategy : Head Hunter

Schemes : Convict Labor, Hunting Party, Leave Your Mark, Set Up, Public Demonstration

Lilith -- 4ss
 +Wicked Mistress - 1ss
 +Beckon Malifaux - 1ss
 +On Wings Of Darkness - 1ss

Primordial Magic - 2ss

Doppleganger - 7ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Lilitu - 7ss

Mysterous Effigy - 4ss

Nekima - 13ss
 +Pact - 1ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

Waldgeist - 6ss

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The Dreamer -- 4ss
 +Otherworldly - 2ss
 +Restless Dreams - 1ss
 +Tantrum - 2ss

Day Dream - 2ss

Doppleganger - 7ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Insidious Madness - 5ss

Lilitu - 7ss

Lust - 9ss
 +The Mimic's Blessing - 1ss

Stitched Together - 6ss

Stitched Together - 6ss

Also check out these upcoming events in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast :

Breaching the Faux

Captain Con

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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24
Jan

The Day Dreamer and Levi Died

Inspired by Cheated Fate Joe's custom parody I decided to try my hand at it. Thanks and apologies to Don Mclean for a great song that I destroyed with my sorry voice. But it was all in good fun. New lyrics found below :

A long long time ago
I can still remember
how Dreamer and Levi made me smile
And I knew if I had the chance
That I could just bury and unbury
Any time I got in trouble

But January made me shiver
With every new scheme I read
Bad news on the future
I couldn't hire Dreamer or Levy

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about Neutralize the leader
Something touched me deep inside
The day Dreamer and Levi died

So
Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

 Did you write Neutralize the commander
And do you have faith in Tara bury
If Before We Begin tells you so
Do you believe in multiple masters
Can choosing a different one win the game
Can you teach me how to win without nine belles

Well I know you are in love with them
Cause I saw you packing up your foam
Levi and dreamer both stayed home

Man I dig those new strats and schemes
I was a lonely teenage miniature gamer
With a levy box in my pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day Dreamer and Levi Died

I started singing

Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

Now for two days we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a summoned abom
But that's not how it used to be

When Levi and waifs were king and queens
In a coat he borrowed from inspector gadget
And a card that was cheated from you and me

Oh and while Levi was underground
He now found himself two points down
At the end of the turn
We just never learned

And while Dreamer switched with lord chompy
He also lost two points in the dark
And we sang this song with extra snark

The day Dreamer and Levi died

We were singin'

Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

Helter skelter in a winter cellar
That the forums flew off for a fallout shelter
Three points down and losing fast
To make them up before the last
The players tried to argue in mass
With levi and dreamer on the sidelines in foam

Now the pre-game air was sweet perfume
While neutralize the commander was in the pool
We all got up to dance
Oh but we never got the chance
Cause levi and dreamer tried to take the field
Neutralize the commander refused to yield
Do you recall what was unrevealed
the Day dreamer and levi died

Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

Oh and there we were all in a Wyrd Place
A generation lost in cyberspace
With no time left to flip again
So come on Levi be nimble, dreamer be quick
The daydreams and waifs they won't stick
NtC is the anti-Levis and Dreamer's only friend
Oh and as I watched it show in the schemes
My hands were clenched around waifs and daydreams

No other master would work well
Could break that NtC spell
And as the flame wars posted high that night
To light the injustice fight
I saw other masters laughing with delight
The day dreamer and levi died

We were singing

Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

I met a girl who cheated fate
And I asked her for some positive flips
But she just smiled and cheated higher
I tried to use my soulstones
After the flip had already happened
But the TO there said the time had passed
And in the store the gamers screamed
The levi's cried and the dreamers dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The rotten belles all were broken
And the the three men I admire most
The Dreamer, Levi, and the lord chompy
They caught the last train for the breach
The day Dreamer and Levi died
 
And we were singing

Bye, Bye dreamer and lord chompy
I wanted to bring them or levi but the scheme pool wasn't right
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day they lose
This'll be the day that they lose

As always thank you for listening to the show. Please check out the Twitter page of myself (@danissome1) and that of the show @befwebeg. If you like what you hear and have a spare moment please take a minute to leave a review on iTunes as well. If you feel like this show has any amount of value to you as well please check out the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/beforewebegin.  And last and certainly least is the Facebook page, Before We Begin Podcast. Thanks again and see you next week.

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10
Jan

Episode 58 - Rudy and Ken and the Aionus Contest

Tonight I have 2 of the 3 hosts of Mistakes Were Made on the cast to discuss the Aionus list submissions. Big thanks for Ken and Rudy coming on and helping me judge the lists and a big thanks to all those that submitted lists. What a fun way to ring in the New Year chatting with these guys and the henchmen of time himself Aionus. Without further ado here are the submissions so that you can follow along and congratulations to the three finalists Panzer Harris, Charles Hower, and David Kollender.

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The best use of Aionus is with Neverborn - specifically Changelings and the Mysterious Emmisary. I think it's the most broken thing you can do with it.
1) Aionus can slow enemies for 1AP. Using 1 AP from a 12-13 SS model to take 1 AP off of an enemy model (probably around 7-12 stones) kind of sucks. But using a nearby 4 point (or summoned!) changeling to spam this slow on a 10 point enemy? Absolutely Brilliant. It has no TN so the Changelings can just spam away nearly without penalty from their Ca4.
2) In addition to spamming the slow, Changelings are super cheap. Tossing a 5 to get a fast changeling (and thus another chance to slow, or blink to an enemy and use their attack against them 3 times!).

3) Ready for the most broken part? Aionus can move scrap markers, scheme markers, corpse markers. True, thats pretty okay. But think about this - Aionus, for a 3 of Tomes, can continually reposition HUNGRY LAND MARKERS. This means the Emmisary doesn't need to be within threat range of the enemy to throw Hazardous terrain at them. This means you can move the Land Marker away if you need to move one of your own models into that area. It means you can dynamically adjust one of the most powerful pieces of board control in the game. And it's a PLACE. You can move it OVER other terrain pieces. Lastly, you can move the marker away if you see your opponent setting up to put a blast marker on it, so you hopefully won't lose it.

And to top it all off, you can do this combo with any Neverborn master. It works with all of them.

*Other potential decent ideas for the same list:
Take a Primordial Magic. A fast Primordial for the cost of a 3 can move 12" with incorporeal (so, through a building) and then Plant Explosives, for instance. It also helps with card draw to get suits for Hungry Land Markers.
Take Envy. Aionus can push your scheme markers near the enemy (who will hopefully be crowded together thanks to Hungry Land Markers) on his down time so Envy gets his awesome Sh6 blast. Also, a 9 is expensive, but fast Envy can dump 2 focused shots, hopefully dealing at least 10 damage (plus blast damage).
Take wings of darkness - the card cycling helps.

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This list is a little biased as its what I could field (except Aionus as he was sold out! What the hell man!) and also because Alp spam is often mentioned but never done. 11 activations should see me getting slow off before activating Aionus to deal damage.

Game plan is replace Alps with Wicked dolls by Widow weaver handbag summon as they die off, blob/ball of death up the board by strumming Collodi and giving all the minions fast. Swamp them, then have Aionus start giving Slow(and normal damage) to enemy big ticket items (looking at you, Izamu). The Alps and Marionettes block all charge lanes. With weaver giving +1 Wk to constructs, the slowest to the party would be the Alps but I generally don't do a full walk walk turn 1. Usually walk then defensive.

Weaver, Aionus and Collodi can cast to knock down incorporeal and anything which can blast - and generally be a pain in the A! Once wicked dolls start to die(turn3?) and pending where I need Collodis AP, I could bring back some more Marionettes if there's lots of poison or burning but otherwise stick with the wicked doll summons (an easier summon and on any corpse or scrap) for schemes as well.

The sheer amount of slow would likely halve the enemy AP available in a turn (with Alp smother) and charge Aionus up for positive flip casting. Those who aren't slow I can paralyse with Weavers cast.

You're a better player than me, but that's my opponent-frustration tactic for Aionius!

P.s. The list:
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Neverborn
50ss Crew
"Alp Spam a.k.a. ALL THE SLOW"

Collodi -- 3ss
 +Threads Of Fate - 1ss
 +Fated - 1ss
 +Strum The Threads - 1ss

Marionette x 3 - 9ss

Aionus - 13ss

Alp - 3ss

Alp - 3ss

Alp - 3ss

Alp - 3ss

Alp - 3ss

Widow Weaver - 8ss
 +Handbag - 2ss

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Here's my idea for Aionus in a 50ss Ten Thunders list (though it would work in Guild swapping Chiaki for another Pathfinder and dropping smoke grenades from the TT list to cover the merc tax for Ama) that is all about the slow to paralysed/devour. With the usual Luna and co for schemes and strats.

McCabe Cache 2
-Badge of Speed
-Glowing Sabre

Luna

Ama No Zako
-Smoke Grenades

Chiaki the Niece
-Pull of the Grave

2 Guild Hounds

Aionus

Guild Pathfinder

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50ss Crew

Lady Justice -- 5ss
 +Implacable - 1ss
 +Last Stand - 1ss

Aionus - 13ss

Brutal Emissary - 10ss
 +Conflux Of Judgement - 0ss

Death Marshal - 6ss

Hunter - 7ss

Mounted Guard - 7ss

Watcher - 4ss

Explanation:
Watcher will be an easy target for a stitch in time which allows me to shoot him up fast for Stake a Claim or to get it into better position, turn 1 and maybe 2.

Aionus gets bonus damage with Between the Seconds. Hunters have ranged attacks that always slow even if they black joker on damage.

Aionus is Charge 8 which means it is high enough to benefit from the Mounted Guard's group charge. This gets him into melee range without charging if necessary. Mounted Guard can also chain activate Aionus if they get their melee trigger off.

Death marshal and Brutal Emissary can bury models. As such Aionus will also have plenty of chances to attack something that is buried. Especially with the Emissary as he is extremely durable.

The only model in this list that doesn't synergize well with Aionus is probably Lady J herself, but finding a good master to synergize with him in Guild is difficult.

Aionus himself will be looking to give out slow and attacking buried targets, while the Brutal Emissary will be using the attacks of buried targets against the opponent.

Cards I'm looking for:
5 of any suit for Watchers to gain fast.
7 of any suit for Death Marshal to gain fast.
8 of any suit for Mounted Guard or Hunter to gain Fast.

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I'm a fan of aionus in a resser Tara crew. She already has synergy with his bury and fast/slow mechanics, but in ressers you gain access to crooked men. Given how easy it is for aionus to move scheme markers, you can set up a perfect companion into a belle to trigger shafted on an enemy model. Heck, if you do it right, you could trigger multiple shafted flips by luring into multiple scheme markers. Nasty stuff.

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My Aionus list:

Kaeris (GRAB & drop, Imbued energies Arcane Reservoir)
Malifaux Child
Cassandra (Practised production)
Fire Starter
Willie
Performer
Aionus
Fire Gamin

Cache: 5

I'm bored waiting for christmas dinner and saw you're still looking for a Gremlin list, so I wrote one with heaps gremlins who can get 4 AP for a 4 or more, and then when they die they get you a card. And they can walk twice and then blow themselves up thanks to Y'all watch this.
And for good measure, Burt Jebsen can make people cluster up for Aionus' out of time action:
Som'er Teeth with Family Tree, Quality Mash Liquor, Y'all watch this
2 Skeeters
3 Bayu Gremlins
Aionus with hide in the mud
2 Slop Haulers
Burt Jebsen with hide in the mud
50 stones on the dot, and a cache of 4

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Neverborn - 6ss pool

Collodi - Fated, On Wings of Darkness, Strum the Threads
Aionus - The Mimic's Blessing
Arcane Effigy
Changeling
Changeling
Doppleganger
Freikorps Trapper
Lucky Effigy

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Ten Thunders 50ss Crew Lucas McCabe -- 4ss +Badge Of Speed - 2ss +Glowing Saber - 2ss +Promises - 1ss Luna - 4ss Guild Hound - 3ss Guild Hound - 3ss Guild Hound - 3ss Guild Hound - 3ss Aionus - 13ss Shadow Effigy - 4ss Toshiro The Daimyo - 9ss +Command The Graves The list is ideal for collect the bounty as your sending in "missile hounds" with nimble+fast+reactivate to kill something big and leave a corpse marker behind. Aionus is both there to provide fast, play backup hitter after McCabe slows with his netgun (or set him up to paralyze with his gun after Aionus' slow), and to push all the dogs dropped markers up for LiTS or whatever marker based scheme you want.

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Here is my entry for the Raspy box: My first plans for Aionus would be to try to make him a beater against slow burried models. My list is as follows- Faction: Ressers Master: Tara (5 cache) -Knowledge of eternity -Dead of winter Aionus Hans Death marshal × 2 Rotten Belle × 2 The basic idea is that hans and the belles undress or kneecap to give enemy models the slow condition. death marshals and Tara will try to bury them, and Aionus will attack the burried models with Casting expert from turn 3 on. Early on Aionus can make my models fast and Tara will potentially make a Marshal Fast and try to bury a key opponents model turn 1

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Aionus with mimics blessing in a collodi crew. Add widow weaver for more tricks Mimics blessing builds on his resistance to casting attacks. Collodi either makes enemy models slow for Aionus to do more damage, or steals their first AP and then Aionus makes them slow for the double whammy. If widow weaver also in the crew, moveable web markers are amazing board control

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First list is Gremlin Som'er. 27 million mad little Bayou Gremlins that you can make fast for a 4. Name any scheme that doesn't become easy with that many AP.

The other is Guild McCabe. 3 Death Marshals and 2 Hunters that can all benefit from both McCabe's upgrades and Aionus making them fast for 8s or 9s respectively. Additionally anything that ends up in a Pine Box can be attacked by Aionus.

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