So, a quick week since I posted just a few days ago, but I did get one figure painted, a Bugbear Warrior from the Reaper Bones 2 Kickstarter.
After I finished, I realized there were no less than three others in the box, all identical, so I have started getting them up to speed.
So, I don't know if it counts as using a Joker, but I bought a copy of Frostgrave, the new fantasy skirmish game from Osprey. The basic set-up is that each player fields a wizards leading a retinue composed of a group of followers and an optional apprentice against one another in a demolished fantasy city. There are campaign options similar to Mordheim, but what is really nice is you are not confined to a manufacturer's miniatures, but can use anything that fits the bill. I'll take it for a test drive soon.