So we ended up with just 4 players at the tournament (there was potentially 6-8 players but I guess none of the "maybe's" could make it). Between a late start and me pimping my new Puppet Wars game we only ended up playing 2 Malifaux rounds. So it ended up as more of a Wyrd game day than a true Malifaux tournament, but tons of fun was had by all.
In game 1 I was introduced to the Zoraida/Collodi duo. Lesson #1, Steal Relic is a poor choice for anyone against Zoraida. Not really sure what I was thinking there. I lost this game mostly due to the scheme I chose (and the other I gave up for extra SS), as otherwise my crew performed very well against them. Zoraida/Collodi successfully accomplished Bodyguard and Breakthrough, and we tied the strategy (witch's cauldron scenario from Halloween 2010). We each had 2 Stitched and all 4 were eradicated by the end of round 2 (mostly killing each other), which was pretty hilarious to watch.
In game 2 I faced Colette in the Carver scenario. This game fell apart for Colette in round 3 as between herself, Cassandra, and the Coryphee they burnt through all their soulstones in one round of defending against Pandora and her crew, and then when the Carver activated at the end of the turn he was able to charge Colette and cut her into many fine pieces. Turn 4 saw the death of the coryphee and later Cassandra also at the hands of the Carver.
Amidst all that we got in a handful of games of Puppet Wars and had a blast. I've just got the main box set right now, but will likely pick up the multiplayer box and boosters sometime in the near future. As it was mentioned on the Gamers Lounge I decided to go the easy route and prime the puppets white and do an ink wash of each puppet's faction colour and the results are pretty good. It really helps bring out some of the neat details of the puppets with a minimum of effort.