TABLETOP TALK - A Third Floor War's Podcast

M3e Path to Podium with Alyx Drake - Episode 26

An episode of TABLETOP TALK - A Third Floor War's Podcast

By Ray Flynn and Craig Shipman
There are few things better than unplugging and playing a game across the table with friends. If you are looking for strategies, reviews and tips on everything related to board games, card games and miniature games like Malifaux, this is the podcast for you.
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Malifaux Expert Round Table with Doxey, Bynum and Varney - Episode 31
Join Craig and his guests Jamie Varney, Stephen Bynum and James Doxey as they share advice on becoming a better player, the state of M3e and even take questions from the listeners. This may be the meatiest episode we’ve every recorded. You will want to listen twice to not miss a thing. Don’t miss the Malifaux events at next year’s Las Vegas Open! https://lasvegasopen.squarespace.com/home-1/ You can find out more about the UK Nationals here: https://www.facebook.com/uknationals/ Check out Leodis Games if you are ever in the area or need some Malifaux mail orders! https://www.leodisgames.com/ Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  Support us (and get the best mats in the business) at Mats by Mars and get 10% off your entire order by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://matsbymars.com/collections/36-x-36-mats Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: @ThirdFloorWars Watch our videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message 
2:00:58
July 19, 2019
Zipp (Bayou) Deep Dive with John Fox - Episode 30
Join Craig as his guest John Fox as he reveals all the secrets for effectively running Bayou Zipp and the Infamous crew. He walks us through their main abilities, how he builds a core crew and what strat pools they excel in.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  Support us (and get the best mats in the business) at Mats by Mars and get 10% off your entire order by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://matsbymars.com/collections/36-x-36-mats Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message
1:10:14
July 16, 2019
Colette (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Roman Hechenberger - Episode 29
Join Craig as his guest Roman Hechenberger as he reveals all the secrets for effectively running Arcanist Colette and the Showgirl crew. He walks us through her main abilities, how he builds a core crew and what strats they excel in.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  Support us (and get the best mats in the business) at Mats by Mars and get 10% off your entire order by using the promo code: THIRDFLOOR https://matsbymars.com/collections/36-x-36-mats Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can listen to Roman on the great Steam Powered Scoundrels podcast available here: https://steampoweredscoundrels.podbean.com/ You can read Roman’s featured articles on the Schemes and Stones podcast here: https://schemesandstones.wordpress.com/
1:03:52
July 9, 2019
Malifaux 3rd Edition: Building a Meta from Scratch - Episode 28
Join Craig as his guests from the Virginia Beach meta who explain what they did to grow from 3 players in the M3e open beta to over a dozen players,  They talk through how you can start a meta in your area or even grow your current meta. **Note the language in this episode is more adult than we normally have Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1  Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor  https://www.gadzooksgaming.com Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message  
1:03:32
July 2, 2019
Marcus (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Steve Bynum - Episode 27
Join Craig as his guest, Steve Bynum reveals how he makes Marcus and a Chimera crew effective on the table.  Anyone playing (or playing against) Arcanists will benefit from Steve's meticulous analysis.  What models does he always take?  What modes rarely make his list?  How do you beat a Chimera crew? Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message 
1:25:05
June 25, 2019
M3e Path to Podium with Alyx Drake - Episode 26
Join Craig as his guest, Alyx Drake who reveals how he won the Breach the North II event.  Anyone playing (or playing against) Ten Thunders should pay close attention.  What was his path to the podium?  What crews did he bring to each of the pools?  How did he beat such a competitive field? Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us (and get free shipping on orders over $100) at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor https://www.gadzooksgaming.com   Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message 
1:31:13
June 18, 2019
Rasputina (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Robert Singer - Episode 25
Join Craig as his guest, Robert Singer, reveals how he plays the Arcanist master Rasputina in Malifaux 3rd Edition.  He explains which models he hires and when, how to react to the opponent and the scheme and strategy pool.  He even divulges ways to beat the crew!  A must-listen for any Arcanist player or anyone that plays against them.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1  Support us and get free shipping on orders over $100 at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  Give us Feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message
1:58:02
June 11, 2019
Albus Von Schtook (Resurrectionist) Deep Dive with Jamie Varney - Episode 24
Join Craig as his guest, Jamie Varney, reveals how he plays the Resurrectionist master Albus in Malifaux 3rd Edition.  He explains which models he hires and when, how to react to the opponent and the scheme and strategy pool.  He even divulges ways to beat the crew!  A must-listen for any Rezzer player or anyone that plays against them.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1  Support us and get free shipping on orders over $100 at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor https://www.gadzooksgaming.com  You can follow Jamie on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FlippinWyrds  You can catch his podcast here:  https://flippinwyrdspodcast.podbean.com/ 
53:43
June 4, 2019
Kaeris (Arcanists) Deep Dive with James Doxey - Episode 23
Join Craig as his guest, James Doxey, reveals how he plays the Arcanist master Kaeris in Malifaux 3rd Edition.  He explains which modes he hires and when, how to react to the opponent and the scheme and strategy pool.  He even divulges ways to beat her!  A must-listen for any Arcanist player or anyone that plays against them.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1  Support us and get free shipping on orders over $100 at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor https://www.gadzooksgaming.com 
57:08
May 28, 2019
What Faction Matches Your Play Style? M3e Matchmaker! - Episode 22
Join Craig and Ray as they break down each faction and master in Malifaux 3rd edition based on different play styles.  Are you looking for simple or complex crews?  Killy or control?  What factions and masters are the most fun?  Where do you go for high-mobility crews?  They will help you match your preferred play style to the right faction and masters.  This is a great episode to share with friends that are new to Malifaux or Third Edition.  Support your favorite podcast and get some killer Malifaux gadgets here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set?ref=hp_rf-1 Support us and get free shipping on orders over $100 at Gadzooks Gaming by using the promo code: thirdfloor  https://www.gadzooksgaming.com
1:06:01
May 21, 2019
Insider Insight - Matt Carter from Wyrd Games - Episode 21
Craig interviews Matt Carter (game designer at Wyrd Games) who pulls back the curtain and reveals the design team's approach, process, decision making and their goals for Malifaux 3rd Edition.  Matt explains where it all started, what early ideas made it to the final game and what ideas were dropped (and why).  This is a must listen for anyone playing the new edition of Malifaux.  Discover what was going on in the minds of the team that made the game. Help support your favorite podcast and YouTube channel and check out this great Malifaux Gadget Bundle: https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set 
1:07:21
May 13, 2019
Why Craig (and you) Should be Playing The Other Side - Episode 20
Michael Cohen, Kevin Calderwood and Joe Girard try to convince Craig that he should be playing The Other Side by Wyrd Games.  They make their case based on the game's theme, play mechanics and hobby opportunities.   You can find more from Michael and Kevin here:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiveBarGamers   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvetiSKIXRkyJ8Fx00DkihA   You can find more from Joe here: https://coordinatedstrikepodcast.podbean.com Help support your favorite podcast and YouTube channel and check out this great Malifaux Gadget Bundle:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/687047710/third-floor-wars-malifaux-accessory-set 
38:16
May 7, 2019
Molly - Malifaux 3e Master Deep-Dive with Steve Bynum: Episode 19
Craig and his guest, Steve, dive deep into Molly of the Resurrectionists.  Steve reveals how he builds a Forgotten crew, how he plays them (and wins) and even how to counter them! Support us by picking up this great Malifaux gadget bundle available HERE
1:18:39
April 30, 2019
Why Craig (and you) Should be Playing Warhammer Underworlds - Episode 18
Jason Murray (from the Battlemallet podcast) and Jimmy try to convince Craig that he should be playing Warhammer Underworlds by Games Workshop.  Jason and Jimmy make their case based on the game's theme, play mechanics and hobby opportunities.  You can find more from Jason here: Facebook: https://facebook.com/battlemalletpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/battlemallet1 Instagram: https://instagram.com/battlemalletpcast Jason's Twitter https://Twitter.com/tablednoob
57:16
April 23, 2019
Talking Malifaux 3e and the UK Competitive Scene with James Doxey - Episode 17
This is a must-listen if you play (or play against) Arcanists.  Craig talks to James Doxey (of Arcane Reservoir fame) about his thoughts around Malifaux 3rd Edition.  They discuss the current and future state of the game in the UK.  James also walks us through how he took three different Arcanists Masters through his recent M3e tournament which ended with him on the podium. Check out Jame's favorite place in the UK for Malifaux: Leodis Games Check out the lastest on our blog: Third Floor Wars
49:13
April 14, 2019
Dashel Barker (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 16
Join us as we breakdown Dashel Barker in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games. We talk through his strengths, weaknesses and the key models they can bring to the table. How does a Guard crew perform? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
14:49
April 9, 2019
Why Craig (and you) Should be Playing Wild West Exodus - Episode 15
Paul Regina and Brian Powell try to convince Craig that he should be playing Wild West Exodus by Warcradle Studios.  Paul and Brian make their case based on the game's theme, play mechanics and hobby opportunities. You can find more from Paul here: Three Men and a Wargame discord: https://discord.gg/DK4EkBz Three Men and a Wargame Podcast: https://threemenandawargame.podbean.com/  You can find more from Brian here: Black Hoof Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/blackhoofwwxpodcast/ Black Hoof Podcast: https://blackhoofsaloon.podbean.com/ Dark Council Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1502069660036705?ref=bookmarks
1:20:13
April 6, 2019
Viktoria Chambers (Outcasts) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 14
Join us as we breakdown the VIKS in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games. We talk through their strengths, weaknesses and the key models they can bring to the table. How does a Mercenary crew perform? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
12:27
April 4, 2019
Why Craig (and you) Should be Playing Star Wars Legion - Episode 13
Join Craig as his guests Paul Regina and Donald Koger try and convince him that he should be playing Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight Games.  Paul and Donald make their case based on the game's theme, play mechanics and hobby opportunities.   You can hear more Paul on his podcast "Three Men and a Wargame" https://threemenandawargame.podbean.com You can look at all of the great products put out by Donald here: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ 
58:46
March 30, 2019
Charles Hoffman (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 12
Join us as we breakdown Hoffman in 3rd Edition Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through his strengths, weaknesses and the key models he brings to the table.  How does an Augmented crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses? Our YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
09:38
March 27, 2019
Craig's First M3e Game! Molly v Ramos - Episode 11
Join Craig as he shares his thoughts after his first Malifaux 3rd edition game.  He talks about how the new edition feels and plays.  Get his hot takes on Molly, Ramos and the Corrupted Idols strategy.
23:20
March 22, 2019
Shenlong (Ten Thunders) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 10
 Join us as we breakdown Shenlong in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games. We talk through his strengths, weaknesses and the key models he can bring to the table. How does a Monk crew perform? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
13:29
March 21, 2019
Nellie Cochran (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 9
Join us as we breakdown Nellie Cochran in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games. We talk through her strengths, weaknesses and the key models she can bring to the table. How does a Journalist crew perform? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
11:25
March 20, 2019
Yan Lo (Ten Thunders) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 8
Join us as we breakdown Yan Lo in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through his strengths, weaknesses and the key models he can bring to the table.  How does a Retainer crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
15:08
March 16, 2019
Misaki Katanaka (Ten Thunders) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 7
Join us as we breakdown Misaki Katanaka in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through her strengths, weaknesses and the key models she can bring to the table.  How does a Lost Blossom crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw 
12:17
March 13, 2019
What is the Future of Malifaux? What You Control - Episode 6
What can we control about the future of Malifaux?  Join Craig as he talks through where Malifaux was, where it is now and what M3e portends for the future.  
12:58
March 6, 2019
Jakob Lynch (Ten Thunders) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 5
Join us as we breakdown Jakob Lynch in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through his strengths, weaknesses and the key models he can bring to the table.  How does a Honeypot crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw
12:39
March 2, 2019
Sonnia Criid (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 4
Join us as we breakdown Sonnia Criid in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through her strengths, weaknesses and the key models she can bring to the table.  How does a Witch Hunter crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses?  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw
12:23
February 27, 2019
Strategies and Schemes in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 3
Join Craig and Ray as they break down the M3e Strategies and Schemes.  They explain and then talk through each one.  Learn what they think will make (or break) your chances of scoring. Note: This video is based on the Open Beta schemes and strats as of 1/26/18.  Wyrd may have changed them since filming. ** Correction for 11. Deliver the Message: We thought it meant you could kill the enemy chosen model to get the END point.  It only works if the ENEMY kills their chosen model....  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw
1:05:02
February 27, 2019
Lady Justice (Guild) in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 2
Join us as we breakdown Lady Justice in the new 3rd Edition of Malifaux by Wyrd games.  We talk through her strength, weaknesses along with the key models she brings to the table.  How does a Marshal crew perform?  What are their strengths?  Weaknesses?
12:17
February 27, 2019
Hiring Crews in Malifaux 3rd Edition - Episode 1
Join us as we cover the process, rules and restrictions for hiring crews in Malifaux 3rd edition.  A great overview for 2e veterans and those new to Malifaux.  We go over the steps as well as give some tips to consider as you put your list together.
16:19
February 27, 2019
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