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In depth: Asami Tanaka

Posted: July 22, 2016 in Gaming
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Asami has experienced more pain in her relatively few years than most people are capable of enduring in a lifetime. As a child, she saw faint lights which she knew came from Beyond. To guard her from judgment, her father kept her isolated. Asami grew lonely and yearned for the day she would have a family of her own.

Following an attack on her family shrine, she lost not only her father but also her fertility, and with it, the hope of creating her own family. Mortally wounded, Asami let the Amanjaku inside her soul, bestowing her with the bestial power of the oni – power which escalated as she let the demon even deeper within her, lured on by its promise to grant her a child. The exchange was a dark pact; the ravenous maw splitting the back of her head is both a constant reminder of her own insatiable hunger for the life she lost and the cruel mark of her oni manipulator.

The Ten Thunders have recruited Asami into their number, hoping to use her demonic strength for themselves, but whether they will be able to control her is another matter entirely.

 Box Set

Asami’s box contains six models, including Asami herself. Ohaguro Bettari is a fast melee Henchman who can Charge without needing LoS and who can prevent enemy defensive Triggers. Asami’s totem, Amanjaku, can increase the value of Conditions on models and provide cover. Yokai are reliable melee models with good versatility, who are particularly strong summons for Asami.

Tactica

Asami brings a whole new playstyle to the Ten Thunders Faction in the form of summoning. She has a highly versatile and unique summoning Action coupled with numerous ways to support and reposition her Crew. She is also hard to damage with a Defense of seven, Hard to Kill, and an Action to heal herself. Her low Wounds mean that when she does start taking damage, she is in trouble.

Asami’s signature Action is From The Maw They Come, which allows her to summon any Ten Thunders Oni Minion. Unlike most summoners, which damage the models they summon, Asami’s Oni come in with full health and the Flicker Condition, which limits the number of turns they remain in play. This creates a unique style where Asami summons a model in for a Turn, gives it the ability it to Charge with her Wrath of the Oni Ability, and then allows it to be sacrificed. She can keep her models around longer by summoning them near Corpse and Scrap Markers. In addition to her summoning, Asami can hand out the Focused Condition with Oni’s Strength, pull models towards her with Reaching Tendrils, and devour her enemies with Another Mouth to Feed.

The Upgrades at Asami’s disposal continue to add to her unique style of summoning. Feigned Weakness allows Asami to summon a model when the enemy scores VP (if the opposing Crew is ahead of her). A Heavenly Design greatly increases Asami’s mobility by giving her a placement effect, and it lets her place a Scheme Marker next to a friendly model when it is sacrificed, allowing her to take advantage of the disappearance of her summoned models. Nefarious Pact gives her more card draw and prevents enemies from being able to remove Conditions from her Crew.

Asami is a summoner unlike any other in Malifaux, and she will terrorize your opponents as her Oni claim victory.

Good colour scheme, lovely goal and a nice display board.

Here’s a shot in the arm for TenThunders players. Looking forward to getting these on the table ASAP.

Master Queeg is Black Sheep and is available for use with McCabe.

Mechanized Porkchop (aka Robopig) and Sparks are available to use with Mei Feng through the Foundry characteristic.

Both Jorogumo and Obbsidian Oni are true TenThunders but Jorogumo can be taken with Misaki in her Outcast role.

 

Well isn’t this just the model to add to my collection of werewolf monsters! This is a beautiful miniature and will be added as soon as released…

Ten Thunders Ho! @WyrdGames

Posted: May 30, 2016 in Gaming
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Another Monday preview. This time a Ten Thunders Master who has the ONI characteristic. With only a few models so far with ONI this looks like her crew may be concentrating on this.

Rush of Magic gives some needed card draws, HtK will help her survive. Wp7 seems very good. Let’s hope she has some way of self-healing as her ability to allow other models to hurt her to do a (2) charge as a (1)AP action seems great.

Reva looks lovely – very Valkyrie-esque

Reva joins Titania in the new book 4 for Malifaux this summer ‘Ripples of Fate’


There is no doubt that technological innovations have resulted in the development of incredible games that are high-functioning and grab massive market traction.

However, with the significant integration of modern technologies in games, the future of gaming has been worthwhile for investors, developers, and definitely gamers.

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Talking in numbers, the annual revenue for tech gaming apps in 2021 was a 4.4% increase, making more than 180.3 billion USD.

The image below shows a clear segmentation of gaming revenues based on platforms and gaming categories for 2021.

As per research, the industry experienced slow yet consistent growth in 2021, as compared to 2020, with the lowest number of game app releases in the last ten years.

The primary reasons for this were drilled down to consistent lockdown and prevailing work-from-home culture.

Moving on, while we enter 2022 with partially similar yet improved conditions, there is expected to be a surge in the game development industry.

With consistent year-on-year growth, the game industry is expected to go beyond a whopping 200 million by 2022.

Out of which, mobile gaming would bag almost 50% of the entire revenue with a total of $95 billion. This would be followed by $61 billion and $39 billion from Console and PC gaming, respectively.

  • Gremlins are in the system!

Just. Wow.

We have a new captain for the Union team in the form of Rage. Looks like a promotion in the ranks!