Marshall played Hordes with Timdark at our LGS this week. This was my favorite shot of their game because Karen is right there, creeping in the background!Source: lostboysradio.com
Been working on some topic ideas for episode 9! We will be recording this Friday! If anyone has thoughts or ideas, feel free to share with us what you would like to hear in the next episode! Let us know what you like about our previous episodes! And as always, leave us a review letting us know how you feel about Lost Boys Radio!
The Epic Battle (My new joke is that Collette and Jakob are lovers who fight all of the time.) Collette Dubois and Jakob Lynch were going to get a divorce on Wednesday and they needed someone to help with the negotiations of the casino. They hired a lawyer and his boss, Lucius, tagged along. Things do not go as planned. Jakob battled it out with Ryle. Collette sent her Coryphee Duet in to shake things up. Lucius smacked some Beckoners. Colette killed the lawyer!
In the end… They decided they would co-own the casino under the condition that NONE of her showgirls would end up as Beckoners. The whole Guild that came, left with nothing but a few dead doves to be proud of.
It was quite a night!Source: lostboysradio.com
So we are learning how to play Heroclix. Marshall has the basics down and is teaching my how to play. I have the fast forces Hulk set and he purchased the Green Lantern set. We also have several Avengers models as I have been opening boxes randomly. I am going to purchase a big brick so I can get one of the big models.
The Batman Heroclix recently released and they are doing a league you can play in to earn limited edition models and a few lucky winners will win a BATCAVE! Marshall is a huge Batman fan and he just has to have that Heroclix Batcave so we are gearing up to play in the league!Source: lostboysradio.com
So we have been busy painting our Malifaux models for the tournament we are playing in at Gen Con but we have been able to leave the house on occasion…
We went to visit family in Middletown and they are so close to Frederick that it isn’t funny so we were able to go to Beyond Comics! Hulk is life size and towers over everything in the store! We had a blast. They have everything… comic books, boardgames, card games, buttons, stickers, nerdtastic jewelry, prints, posters, action figures and so much more! I love that place!Source: lostboysradio.com
Marshall, my husband, and I met about two years ago. We found that we enjoy many of the same hobbies, the biggest one being gaming. He was a big Magic player at the time and I was obsessed with Xbox Live and L4D2. I have always enjoyed boardgames just as much as video games. We started spending more and more time together at our LGS, Neverland Games, and we always had a blast trying out different games and meeting new people who enjoyed it as much as we did. Marshall taught me how to play Magic and we played every kind of board game possible. About a month or so after we discovered how much we enjoy gaming together, Marshall told me about Malifaux. He had never played it but Tony, our LGS owner, was going to start carrying the books, box sets, and Fate Decks. At the time I had no idea what a Fate Deck was. Marshall had asked me if I would be interested in trying to play it and from there our Malifaux Adventure began!
I had never played any kind of game that involved miniatures/models before and the same could be said about gluing, priming, and painting them. I am very artistic and creative in my own way and have always loved drawing, painting, and just regularly making a mess so painting miniatures sounded really awesome to me. The Seamus box set was the first set of models I picked up. I am a huge zombie fan and I love the different genres of characters to choose from in the game. After quickly gluing the models and my fingers together, I was able to try out a game with Marshall. He read over the rules and walked me through the game because I am not a rules person. I can’t always say what kind of person I am but let’s just agree that I should never teach anyone how to play anything. Our first game was Seamus vs Pandora. To put it lightly, I beat Pandora’s face in. Marshall kicks my crews in the face now that he knows all of the crazy Neverborn combos. It took us four hours to play that first game of Malifaux but we managed to have a lot of fun doing it.
Now after many, many games, multiple box sets, extra models, paint brushes, paint trays, pots of paint, base inserts, two Battlefoam bags, three books, multiple bottles of glue, two sets of clippers, two things of green stuff, pre-orders, several tournaments, beta testing, at least one meltdown and a podcast later… We are still playing Malifaux and loving every minute of it! Marshall even became the Henchman for our area and has been running demo events on Wednesdays for what feels like forever!
The reason I wanted to share this is because Malifaux was not an easy game for me to learn. I wouldn’t say it came naturally to me. Now that I have been playing for awhile I can see certain combos and interactions. I understand how certain things work and why I should strategize more. I have had to work at it. I have had to have a break from it in the past. I have even had to re-evaluate how I react when I play at times. I don’t win often and I don’t do well at tournaments but I still have fun when I play. It taught me that having fun and enjoying yourself is what really matters when it comes to gaming. It also was a way for me to socialize, make friends, and let off a little steam. I realize now that it is a bigger part of my life than I ever realized and I am glad that I gave it a chance.
Malifaux: The game that brought my husband and I together.
Plus it taught me that it’s okay to cheat when playing a game. ;)
Hello there, Tumblr.
We thought that we would use our first post to introduce ourselves. We are a couple of gaming nerds who make, create, and host a bi-weekly podcast. We have a dedicated Malifaux (miniature game created by a company called Wyrd) section. We also do game reviews, share any upcoming releases, and cover other aspects of gaming such as console gaming, tactica, and painting. We love painting miniatures, building terrain, playing any kind of game we can get our hands on, and recording episodes for our podcast, Lost Boys Radio.
We have an LGS (Local Game Store) called Neverland Games and we spend most of our spare time there. We are great friends with the owner and our podcast’s name is even based upon the name of his new store that just opened in town, The Lost Boys Hideout. We live in the small town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and we do occasionally travel for tournaments and other gaming related events.
We will be attending Gen Con this year! Of course we will take lots of photos of that trip and post them everywhere we can! (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr…)
If you are interested in our podcast you can check it out on our website,
We Love Gaming, So Should You!