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Title: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ArcaneDuels on August 05, 2015, 04:59:53 PM
Hey everyone, we know you may be exhausted from the past few tournaments but we're gearing up for the next Thunderdome! This time we'll be hosting the American bracket of players while Schwenkgott hosts the European bracket. After which there will be a brutal best 2 of 3 match between the two champions!

These are the rules Schwenkgott has set out ahead of time. Please read carefully and contact us if you have any questions.


OCTGN Thunderdome II

The Thunderdome Mage Wars Tournament will take place for the second time in September. This time we thought of something special, since there actually will be two tournaments respectively in America and Europe. For the first tournament there is a limit of eight players per continent. After a victor will be announced for each America and Europe, both will contest in the Grand Finale.

The tournament will be carried out via knock-out-elimination. The participants for the first round will be chosen randomly and announced in the Arcane Wonders Forums.

The first round including eight players will be carried out over a longer period of time (Sept- 21 – Oct. 4).  Each player is responsible for organizing the dates he is playing in and communicating these date with the respective organizer. Only after the organizer has confirmed the game and his attendance will the game take place.
Semi-finals and finals will be carried out on the same weekend (Oct. 17/18). The hours will be during the afternoon and in the evening depending on the respective time zone.

In the end, the Grand Finale between the America and European bracket champions, will take place on Oct. 24 (evening in Europe, afternoon in America), where both victors of each tournament will fight against each other for the Champion’s title in a Best of three. Special rule for the end game: After one has lost a game one is allowed to use a side deck.

All games will be recorded and commented by the organizers and provided on Youtube for Mage Wars fans all around the world to be watched afterward. The games carried out during the weekend of the finals will be transmitted additionally on Twitch.

If you want to take part in this great tournament you only have to do two things: Show us that you belong to the active Octgn Mage Wars Community and apply via PM  in Arcane Wonders Forum until Sept. 17. The organizers are for America Coshade/Intangible and for Europe Schwenkgott.

You should keep in mind the following things if you want to take part:


Up to date information will be posted on the Arcane Wonders Forum. See you in the Arena!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 05, 2015, 05:44:03 PM
What if someone isn't from the Americas or Europe? Do they just pick whichever one is nearest to their time zone or something?

Or do we not have any players in Asia or Australia yet?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 05, 2015, 05:51:31 PM
That was actually my first concern with this. The best way to look at it is: The American "time" bracket and the European "time" bracket.

These are the times we're operating out of since it's where we, and a lot of players we know, come from. If either of these brackets work for you the you are allowed to sign up for them, matters not where you actually come from.  ;D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Cnoedel on August 05, 2015, 06:06:25 PM
Can't wait for Schwenkgott to upload his commented videos, had a lot of fun with those :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on August 06, 2015, 09:54:59 AM
Eastern Hemisphere vs Western Hemisphere?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 06, 2015, 10:43:30 AM

Eastern Hemisphere vs Western Hemisphere?
isn't Europe right on the prime meridian? So it would be both east and west.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 06, 2015, 11:41:21 AM
Well Vulcan, you sure have been responding a lot on this thread... Makes me think you want to be involved with this tournament. Should I sign you up?  :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gdieckhaus on August 06, 2015, 12:14:49 PM
Is there any chance that the players can schedule 1 game a week?  I am not sure I can dedicate a whole weekend to this.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 06, 2015, 12:26:36 PM
"Well Vulcan, you sure have been responding a lot on this thread... Makes me think you want to be involved with this tournament. Should I sign you up?  :)"

Depends on my class schedule.

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Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 06, 2015, 12:39:34 PM
Is there any chance that the players can schedule 1 game a week?  I am not sure I can dedicate a whole weekend to this.

There's one compromise I can think of. Because of the time restraint (considering everyone's schedule) I can't guarantee it But if you get into the semifinals and your scheduled opponent is available earlier that week then I'm okay with you playing against them during that same week of the 17/18th instead of on the weekend.

However:

I'm fine with being flexible, I just don't want the system to get taken advantage of. Hope this works for you  :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 06, 2015, 12:41:56 PM
"Well Vulcan, you sure have been responding a lot on this thread... Makes me think you want to be involved with this tournament. Should I sign you up?  :)"

Depends on my class schedule.

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Hmm, worked fine on my end. Perhaps a browser issue?

Well there's almost two weeks to schedule the casual match and the semifinals and finals happen on one weekend. After that you'd have awhile before grand finals.

You should do it!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on August 06, 2015, 01:11:30 PM
I want to join Schwenkgott, but I don't think it's open yet.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 06, 2015, 03:17:29 PM
I know that he posted this on the German forum as well.

Unfortunately Schwenk will be gone for awhile (vacation, or work related, I'm unsure). If he doesn't get back to you soon then feel free to message me and I'll add you to the list on my end. :-)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on August 06, 2015, 07:48:48 PM
Really looking forward to a great tournament! We had a blast last Thunderdome and I am happy to see players returning to compete.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 11, 2015, 12:02:31 PM
I've seen a lot of members on octgn lately. This is awesome! However, I wonder, how many will step up to the challenge? How many will brave the tournament to face off against some of the greatest players?  8)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Nealo on August 16, 2015, 02:21:03 AM
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All cards that are available on Octgn are permitted, which includes Promo cards as well as the new Battlegrounds Domination cards. Only exception is the Ballista. It will be treated as if it had the characteristic unique.

Why is this? I am a little behind the meta since I haven't been playing long, but I'm curious why this special rule for ballista? I have seen many people play with two on octgn. Is this a card from Domination? I want to participate if my schedule permits despite my n00bishness :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on August 16, 2015, 07:27:50 AM
A ballista by its own is very strong but you are able to deal with it. When a player starts playing 2-3 or even 4 ballista's you just get destroyed. 5 attack dice and 3 piercing, each of them can shoot after each other without the opponent being able to cast something in between. 2 armor and 8 life is also not a piece of cake destroy.

Every monster/conjuration you summon is dead before you know it. Yes, you can summon a wall, but even that falls immediatly with the support of the opposing mage.

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Nealo on August 16, 2015, 02:40:25 PM
Ok so I'm guessing this is a promo card? I'm really confused as to why this tournament allows promo cards. It seems like it poses a danger to balance. The cards that are not meant to be part of the game and haven't been properly tested (I would assume since they're not part of any official set) are suddenly free to use in the tournament. Why do that when these cards were never meant to be used in competitive play? Just my two cents :P

One of my most wanted changes to the game would be for there to be some kind of watermark showing what set the card came from! Maybe this exists and I just haven't noticed? It would help A LOT for new players (like myself) because then when I see a discussion about a specific card I only need to look at an image of it to see which set it's from.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on August 16, 2015, 07:36:15 PM
There are some playtesters acive on Octgn and most of them agree with giving Ballista the unique trait and allowing promo cards. After seeing at least 500 games on Octgn I can say that there is no Promocard threatening the balance in any way right now. Btw. As you can see in the current wizard discission, there are official released cards that have balance problems too ( wizard, wizards tower).

So check out the promos, learn what they can do. More cards, more fun, right?

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on August 16, 2015, 08:20:27 PM
For me personally, it's interesting to see people employ these promos in a competitive environment.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Nealo on August 16, 2015, 10:09:18 PM
There are some playtesters acive on Octgn and most of them agree with giving Ballista the unique trait and allowing promo cards. After seeing at least 500 games on Octgn I can say that there is no Promocard threatening the balance in any way right now. Btw. As you can see in the current wizard discission, there are official released cards that have balance problems too ( wizard, wizards tower).

So check out the promos, learn what they can do. More cards, more fun, right?

I'm definitely too new to the game to really assess balance accurately, so I will take your word for it when you say that these cards aren't threatening balance! And yes, good point about the Wizard build :) I think I find myself turned off by promo cards because I can't use them in real games without making proxies, but they are cool cards and I can see why people like using them.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on August 16, 2015, 11:35:52 PM
There are some playtesters acive on Octgn and most of them agree with giving Ballista the unique trait and allowing promo cards. After seeing at least 500 games on Octgn I can say that there is no Promocard threatening the balance in any way right now. Btw. As you can see in the current wizard discission, there are official released cards that have balance problems too ( wizard, wizards tower).

So check out the promos, learn what they can do. More cards, more fun, right?

I'm definitely too new to the game to really assess balance accurately, so I will take your word for it when you say that these cards aren't threatening balance! And yes, good point about the Wizard build :) I think I find myself turned off by promo cards because I can't use them in real games without making proxies, but they are cool cards and I can see why people like using them.

While the cards aren't officially released yet. It does help a lot to have them on OCTGN to get a good feel for how the cards work out. I'm hoping a lot of the promos on OCTGN come out eventually. There are some great cards that deserve a spot in the "official" play. If I were running a tournament in person, I would not allow promos. But since everyone has access to every promo on OCTGN I think it works out great! If it helps with balance at all -The last Thunderdome champion won the game using only 1 promo that is due to release in Domination soon. Hope to see you enter the tournament :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Nealo on August 17, 2015, 04:55:07 AM
There are some playtesters acive on Octgn and most of them agree with giving Ballista the unique trait and allowing promo cards. After seeing at least 500 games on Octgn I can say that there is no Promocard threatening the balance in any way right now. Btw. As you can see in the current wizard discission, there are official released cards that have balance problems too ( wizard, wizards tower).

So check out the promos, learn what they can do. More cards, more fun, right?

I'm definitely too new to the game to really assess balance accurately, so I will take your word for it when you say that these cards aren't threatening balance! And yes, good point about the Wizard build :) I think I find myself turned off by promo cards because I can't use them in real games without making proxies, but they are cool cards and I can see why people like using them.

While the cards aren't officially released yet. It does help a lot to have them on OCTGN to get a good feel for how the cards work out. I'm hoping a lot of the promos on OCTGN come out eventually. There are some great cards that deserve a spot in the "official" play. If I were running a tournament in person, I would not allow promos. But since everyone has access to every promo on OCTGN I think it works out great! If it helps with balance at all -The last Thunderdome champion won the game using only 1 promo that is due to release in Domination soon. Hope to see you enter the tournament :D

Yeah, I think I am now seeing why it's not such a bad thing! I plan to enter, assuming it doesn't conflict with anything! Been dying to play in a tournament (and get my ass handed to me) so I can learn about different playstyles and strategies!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on August 19, 2015, 06:02:33 PM
Not completely related, but if you haven't found out yet, Domination is now available on OCTGN!

Here's the link:
 http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=15888.0 (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=15888.0)

They did an awesome job. If you were afraid of jumping on octgn, then now's your chance.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on August 27, 2015, 05:04:52 PM
Hey Guys!

We have a lot of people saying they might want to join up, but haven't officially signed up yet! We would love to get some more slots filled! So far we have 2 out of the 8 people! Take a chance and enter the THUNDERDOME. With all the new Domination cards out in OCTGN, there are a wide array of new options and strategies! Hoping to see some awesome players!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on August 27, 2015, 05:26:50 PM
still can't join the european version. (Schwenkgott)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on August 27, 2015, 10:15:50 PM

If you read the first post, you will see that joining works via email to the tournament hosts ;)

If you match the criteria (active octgn player), your application will be confirmed.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Hanma on August 30, 2015, 02:16:07 PM

If you read the first post, you will see that joining works via email to the tournament hosts ;)

If you match the criteria (active octgn player), your application will be confirmed.

If you want to take part in this great tournament you only have to do two things: Show us that you belong to the active Octgn Mage Wars Community and apply via PM  in Arcane Wonders Forum until Sept. 17. The organizers are for America Coshade/Intangible and for Europe Schwenkgott.

This says nothing about email.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on August 30, 2015, 09:38:12 PM
Yes thats what I mean. Messages from the forum will appear to me as Emails ;)

In the end, we want people to apply via forum so we can be sure that they read the thunderdome post from time to time to be up to date for any changes of play times ect. that could happen during the tournament.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 04, 2015, 06:10:34 AM
I'm back from Vietnam and will now start to spread the word again for the upcoming tournament. If you have not registered yet, check out the Tournament Information in the first post above. Hope to see you soon in the Arena!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 10, 2015, 10:38:05 PM
Just letting everyone know that we only have 2 slots left on the American tournament! After that we are all full in both American and European events! Sign up today and compete in the ARENA!!!!!!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: arxiducs on September 16, 2015, 10:15:00 AM
Hi guys,
In case there is still a slot available in the American timezone, could you confirm at what time exactly or more approximately will the matches take place?
thanks!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 16, 2015, 11:52:31 AM
Hey Arx, The times are currently undetermined for the purposes of flexibility. That being said, except for the first round which is based on your own schedule, most rounds will take place in the afternoon. If I'm not mistaken the second match of the semi finals on the 17th will be later since we shouldn't do two matches at once.

Ultimately, I'd recommend just signing up  ;)
As I've said earlier in the thread, we can be a bit malleable with the schedule as long as we know ahead of time, and of course if that's all fine with the opponent. 
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 16, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
Hey guys! Just a reminder that spellbooks are due in two days! Friday the 18th! Thanks for submitting and good luck!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 16, 2015, 02:28:26 PM
Also, The best way to go about that is to send us you octgn Sbb book through email.

arcaneduels@gmail.com
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 17, 2015, 11:24:09 AM
There is only 1 slot left for THUNDERDOME II

Who will be the champion!!!!!!!!

Sign up today!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: V10lentray on September 17, 2015, 01:26:43 PM
when is the first round expected to start?

Even though i am not a fan of OCTGN if it will get this started i'll play if I have time in my schedule.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 18, 2015, 03:31:42 PM
Thanks for the offer Ray, but the slot was successfully filled yesterday by someone who contacted me just a bit before you posted. Appreciated  :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 18, 2015, 09:52:04 PM
Im looking forward to watch this!  :P
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Adoryc on September 19, 2015, 06:02:01 AM
Im looking forward to watch this!  :P
Me too, will try to enter the next one :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 20, 2015, 12:24:15 PM
Hey, to people in the tournament:

There are still a couple of you I haven't got books from. It would be a crushing shame if you couldn't play, I mean really, I'm super looking forward to what you bring to the tournament. Not gonna name any name's here...  ;)

As before, just email us at arcaneduels@gmail.com with the octgn sbb file (that's the easiest on us) and we'll confirm it for you.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on September 20, 2015, 01:50:16 PM
do we have the elemination table already?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 20, 2015, 01:51:22 PM
it's set up, but we can't verify it if we don't get all the books. Things will change if we don't get any more  :(
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 21, 2015, 05:14:56 AM
When are the first matches supposed to begin?

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Agraxe on September 21, 2015, 07:25:34 PM
how do i send u my SB from the SBB on octgn?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on September 21, 2015, 07:30:27 PM
After validating in the sbb you can save it. Find that file in your OCTGN folder and go to 'decks'
Send that file to our email: Arcaneduels@gmail.com
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Agraxe on September 21, 2015, 07:36:09 PM
done! thank u! hey btw my first (and probably last opponent xD) its called "grit" on Challonge! how do i contact him??
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on September 22, 2015, 06:11:24 AM
where can i see the playgrid, which oponent...

are emails or so available for contact
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 22, 2015, 11:49:24 AM
Ok guys :)

Here is the randomized grid with all the upcoming matches.
http://challonge.com/OctgnThunderdomeTwo

Make sure to contact your opponent via this forum (PM) and to find some dates where you can play. Message them to your host so one of them can be confirmed.

See you in the Arena!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on September 22, 2015, 02:01:43 PM
Hanma vs Charmyna is a match i would really like to see commented by arcane duel guys :-) good luck and lot of fun to all participants :-)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 22, 2015, 06:59:32 PM
Those look like some very good matches.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: fapostol on September 23, 2015, 08:50:43 AM
i there one more place for me in the tournament?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 23, 2015, 09:52:58 AM
I'm sure there's a list of alternates, but it's probably a bit late to get on it. :/
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on September 23, 2015, 09:54:50 AM
If you can't make this one, I wouldn't be too worried. I know that this is becoming a common thing. There'll be another after this one is done.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 23, 2015, 12:44:01 PM
The First match is set up to begin this Saturday!

Sharkbait VS Henry_Ketchup! The match will begin on Saturday 11:00 AM (UTC -5). Join us on the Arcane Duels Stream to watch it live!

Stream link ---> https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 23, 2015, 12:46:31 PM
Also I just wanted to make an official announcement:
We have a number of players asking us to change their spellbook. After some discussion we have agreed to allow a change in the spellbook up until the first match begins. Anything submitted after the first match is begins will be rejected. Feel free to send an email with a list or preferably an OCTGN formatted spellbook to Schwengott or Arcane Duels.
Thanks guys! Good luck in the Arena!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: SharkBait on September 23, 2015, 12:49:20 PM
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Also I just wanted to make an official announcement:
We have a number of players asking us to change their spellbook. After some discussion we have agreed to allow a change in the spellbook up until the first match begins. Anything submitted after the first match is begins will be rejected. Feel free to send an email with a list or preferably an OCTGN formatted spellbook to Schwengott or Arcane Duels.
Thanks guys! Good luck in the Arena!

So glad you let me switch to the fireball druid
 8)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 23, 2015, 04:06:15 PM
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Also I just wanted to make an official announcement:
We have a number of players asking us to change their spellbook. After some discussion we have agreed to allow a change in the spellbook up until the first match begins. Anything submitted after the first match is begins will be rejected. Feel free to send an email with a list or preferably an OCTGN formatted spellbook to Schwengott or Arcane Duels.
Thanks guys! Good luck in the Arena!

So glad you let me switch to the fireball druid
 8)

Your druid vs druid match would be fun to watch :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: jacksmack on September 24, 2015, 02:39:01 AM
is it even possible to change mage? (assuming no matches played yet)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 24, 2015, 10:42:25 AM
Hey there,

Just an update. There is a match scheduled for today. If you are planning on doing any changes in your book (changing mages is acceptable) it must be done before the first match begins. If you submit it when the match begins it will not be accepted. If you plan on changing you book I suggest finalizing it now so there is no argument on if it should be accepted or not!

Thanks guys! Good luck in the arena!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Puddnhead on September 24, 2015, 11:38:06 AM
What time is the match?  Can we watch?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 24, 2015, 12:23:33 PM
What time is the match?  Can we watch?

You can check out the action on Schwen's stream! It is commentated in German. Enjoy!

The match sets off in less then 2 hours!

http://www.twitch.tv/schwenkgott
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 24, 2015, 06:11:49 PM
There were 4 of us watching on Twitch, (and possibly more watching on OCTGN?). Jacksmack got off to a promising start with a Battle Forge then Sectarus, Dark Rune Sword and a Blood Demon. Charmyna opened with Battle Forge and Moonglow Amulet.

The game proceeded with Charmyna playing at least 6 armor, including Rhino Hide and Chitin Armor (http://i.imgur.com/SGxuSUi.png) and a Veteran's Belt, as well as a Regrowth and activating Voltaric Shield each round. Jack swung hard, enchanting the Warlock with buffs and the Wizard with Curses, usually doing the 1 damage needed to get another curse onto the Wizard. In this manner, Charmyna was brought down to about 10 life remaining surplus to damage.

But Charmyna had cast an Iron Golem and enchanted it with Mana Vampirism (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/154621/mage-wars-mana-vampirism-promo-card) (Corporeal Creature!). Putting it on guard at first was only somewhat effective as Jack played a Mongoose Agility on his Demon, and then, when it was dispelled, had already prepared a backup for immediate play.

But in the end, not even Jack's well timed Jinx and Poisoned Blood could stop Charmyna from stabilizing. Even negating Charmyna's Wizard's Tower with Cloak of Shadows, didn't stop Balista (http://zacgaming.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ballista.png), Hand of Bim-Shalla and the Golem from propelling Charmyna around the corner. Eventually, Charmyna ground out a steady supply of damage despite Jack's Armor, while continuing to heal.

Jack lamented his lack of Deathlock, a normal staple in his spellbooks, as Charmyna eventually put the game out of reach and Jack conceded. The game was played well with few rules questions (wait, Mana Transfer does what again?), and excellent sportsmanship from both contestants, with neither interested in taking back misplays even though the opponent offered.

It was very interesting to see Sectarus in action, as it's not a common play due to its high cost and reliance on doing damage, which was a liability in this matchup against Charmyna's Turtle style play with Armor, Vet Belt, and Shield. Jack would have likely done better against a newer style Weighted Wizard spellbook, but the old-fashioned-style combo of old, slow, and frustrating proved to be overwhelming. Eventually.
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-- This report has been edited to include the Cloak of Shadows, which I forgot initially  :o --
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 24, 2015, 06:22:51 PM
Also, would it be possible, somehow, to put promos into the tagging system? Even if they're not available in the spellbook builder, it'd be nice to be able to annotate commentary in a consistent manner.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: jacksmack on September 24, 2015, 06:25:11 PM
very nice writeup Richard.

I agree with everything except the wizard tower. While it was still a card on the board that counter towards Charms domination, it had yet to get a spell off.

Its always intersesting to hear it from a spectators perspective.

I hoped you enjoyed the match, i did.


Good luck Charm :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 24, 2015, 06:27:41 PM
Oh, right! Because you played Cloak of Shadows! I forgot that part, I was working from memory. I'll edit it in. Thanks!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Hanma on September 24, 2015, 07:16:52 PM
I really wish we had more notice on this, considering all the matches will be streamed, it can be a pretty big advantage for people that have to play each other in the future for one of them to be able to watch the others game the opponent may not have been able to.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 25, 2015, 01:50:44 AM
Hopefully all the matches will be uploaded before round 2?  :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on September 25, 2015, 04:17:47 AM
For non-American players, those times could be sometimes deadly :) To be able to watch the match later would be really deeply appreciated :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 25, 2015, 09:51:43 AM
Every Game will be on Youtube. I'll post the links later
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 25, 2015, 10:56:38 AM
Alright guys here is the current matches planned! Feel free to check out Schwengott's stream for the European bracket or the Arcane Duels stream for the American ones. If you miss the stream check out the Youtube videos!

Today

7 P.M. German time S3Chaos vs Keejchen (That's in about an hour)

Saturday

Tomorrow 10 A.M. German Time Juli vs Halewijn

11 AM (utc-5) --> Shark vs Henry_Ketchup

*******Update************
Saturday October 3
6:30 PM (utc-5) ---> Airion vs Arxiducs
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 25, 2015, 11:37:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT9DDVwKl4w

Charmyna vs Jacksmack
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on September 25, 2015, 02:34:27 PM
Vielen dank Schwenn!!!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 26, 2015, 01:22:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqH3Hz0v4Rs

S3Chaos vs Keejchen
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on September 26, 2015, 07:02:30 AM
Quick report on my match vs Juli. (druid vs necro)

It all started out pretty basic. The druid casting her Vine Tree and the necro using the Meditation Amulet, a Battle Forge and  Venomous Zombies. After this the druid sprints to the middle and casts a roused Kralathor, The Devourer.

Both mages use their army to kill the opponents one. Thornlashers and many Zombie Brutes started ripping each other to pieces. The venomous zombies got devoured by Vine Snappers, etc ...

After a very long battle both mages end up at a different side of the Arena. The Necro only had 2 brutes left (1 eternal servant) and the druid only had Togorah, Forest Sentinel. The normal zombie brute was next to togorah and the druid, but both mages were depleted of all recources. No gunpowder left in them.

After this I stated that I would probably win, since I could still summon (almost useless) Giant Wolf Spiders. Even without the use of the poison, they could still guard, use the web to catch the necro and deal 2 dice of damage. These spiders combined with togorah are stronger then 2 brutes. (even though 1 brute would live forever, since mana was no problem)
Juli agreed on this and we ended the battle, it could have taken a very long time otherwise. (I guess another hour or 2)

Knowing Keejchen is the master of surprise and my druid is not the best necro-killer I'll have to think of some brilliant stuff for my next match.  :o
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 26, 2015, 10:37:40 AM
Quick report on my match vs Juli. (druid vs necro)

It all started out pretty basic. The druid casting her Vine Tree and the necro using the Meditation Amulet, a Battle Forge and  Venomous Zombies. After this the druid sprints to the middle and casts a roused Kralathor, The Devourer.

Both mages use their army to kill the opponents one. Thornlashers and many Zombie Brutes started ripping each other to pieces. The venomous zombies got devoured by Vine Snappers, etc ...

After a very long battle both mages end up at a different side of the Arena. The Necro only had 2 brutes left (1 eternal servant) and the druid only had Togorah, Forest Sentinel. The normal zombie brute was next to togorah and the druid, but both mages were depleted of all recources. No gunpowder left in them.

After this I stated that I would probably win, since I could still summon (almost useless) Giant Wolf Spiders. Even without the use of the poison, they could still guard, use the web to catch the necro and deal 2 dice of damage. These spiders combined with togorah are stronger then 2 brutes. (even though 1 brute would live forever, since mana was no problem)
Juli agreed on this and we ended the battle, it could have taken a very long time otherwise. (I guess another hour or 2)

Knowing Keejchen is the master of surprise and my druid is not the best necro-killer I'll have to think of some brilliant stuff for my next match.  :o

Dude! Awesome write up! Togorah! Crazy! Looking forward to watching the video
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 26, 2015, 10:39:48 AM
Just letting you guys know in 20 minutes we will be starting a match!

Sharkbait VS Henry_Ketchup!!!!!

Watch it live here --> https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: SharkBait on September 26, 2015, 12:40:09 PM
GREAT game to Vulcan! I love that you brought out a different Force Master build. It was a fantastic match!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on September 26, 2015, 01:15:35 PM
yeah! cool game. The fact that it was a fresh and new fm was cool. The deck did have some errors but when tweaked, this could be a completely new viable strat.  :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 26, 2015, 02:36:25 PM
Congratulations to all the players today in the Thunderdome. Every match has been really enjoyable so far. If you haven't check out the matches yet here are the spoiler for who has advanced so far.

Sharkbait vs Henry_Ketchup ---> Sharkbait won! A very close match involving blur, exchanging enchantments and a key deathlock closing it out. Amazing duel!

MasterMystery vs Fapostol ---> MasteryMystery won! A crazy match of the wizard focusing on conjurations to dish out damage and fapostol cleverly using range to keep away and build up strength with Thoughtspores.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on September 26, 2015, 02:40:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gm3vdI9i44

Juli vs Halewijn
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on September 26, 2015, 02:42:06 PM
I should have played with the deck a bit before, so much should be changed ;)

the second wizardstower should have been played much later immo was totally useless so early in the aftermath.


the other game was quite crazy
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 27, 2015, 02:42:30 AM
Any chance of the American matches getting (non-live) online?

So i can watch more Mage Wars :)

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Adoryc on September 27, 2015, 05:06:42 AM
I dont understand that much German, but the matches are great. Good work Schwenkgott. Looking forward to the US parts as well.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on September 27, 2015, 05:22:09 AM
Schwenkgott, I was thinking, maybe you could cut the planning phases out of the videos? I think they would be much more enjoyable to watch.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 27, 2015, 06:58:07 AM
No editing needed in my opinion.

I´d much rather have the videos uploaded at Schwenkgott´s amazing speed than later or never.

The 2 live matches I've ben watching has been painful/hard to watch due to terrible lag.

The YouTube videos are easier and I can pause, and even watch later :)

Anyway, amazing work with the tournament and videos!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on September 27, 2015, 09:58:18 AM
Anybody who know when the match between Hanma and Drefan is taking place?  ::)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 27, 2015, 10:26:08 AM
Alright guys today we have a THUNDERDOME MATCH!!!

Hanma VS Drefan ----> Today Sunday 9/27 at 6:30 PM est (UTC-4)

Check it out here----> https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live

Also here are the two matches played yesterday! Remember if you get poor quality you can change it to see it at 1080P

Sharkbait VS Henry_Ketchup ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6va37S7NNBE

MasterMystery vs Fapostol ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0nX3TGoVI4

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gw on September 27, 2015, 12:24:56 PM
Thx for the awesome coverage. Looking forward to the games  :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 27, 2015, 05:27:12 PM
Hey guys!

Just letting you know we're about to start the Hanma vs Drefan match in 5 minutes

Check it out here ----> https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on September 28, 2015, 08:51:31 AM
Just wanted to congratulate everyone who's been playing in Thunderdome II.  It's been awesome to watch this fantastic event unfold!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 28, 2015, 10:46:26 AM
Alright guys here is an update for the events on Thunderdome!

The next match scheduled is -
Saturday October 3
6:30 PM (utc-5) ---> Airion vs Arxiducs

So far Agraxe and Grit have not agreed on a time to play a game.

Hanma and Drefan had an amazing match! The video is over 4 hours of constant engagement where both players had a high level of competitive spirit in both decision making and endurance.  Congratulations to Hanma - and Drefan we hope to see you in the next Thunderdome!
You can view the match
right here ----->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgFVtxVPmPQ


You can also view the current standings and the next round of the arena
here -->http://challonge.com/OctgnThunderdomeTwo
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 29, 2015, 10:17:43 AM
Tonight!
8pm est (UTC-4)


Agraxe VS Grit

Check it out on the arcane duels stream page --->https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live

Also OCTGN has been down for server maintenance. If it's not up then we will have to reschedule!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: sIKE on September 29, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
And we are back up and working!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: echephron on September 29, 2015, 09:42:30 PM
thunderdome not happen tonight?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on September 29, 2015, 09:59:16 PM
Short game.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on September 30, 2015, 10:04:47 AM
Hey guys!

Yesterday we had a sweet match between Agraxe and Grit. Check out the cool tactics used! Congrats to Grit and we look forward to your plays in the next round of the THUNDERDOME

Watch the match here ----> https://youtu.be/Tn2O64JspR4
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mithror on September 30, 2015, 01:42:52 PM
Awesome work, you guys. :)

Still trying to learn the game and I noticed something I couldn't explain: Why did Surging Wave roll 6 attack die against the Battleforge instead of 3? I did not see any increased ranged attack buffs.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: SharkBait on September 30, 2015, 01:46:36 PM
Quote
Still trying to learn the game and I noticed something I couldn't explain: Why did Surging Wave roll 6 attack die against the Battleforge instead of 3? I did not see any increased ranged attack buffs.

The battleforge has a trait called "Hydro +3". This means that any attacks of the "hydro" type will roll 3 extra dice. I believe only Geyser and Surging wave have this trait currently, but I could be mistaken.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mithror on September 30, 2015, 01:51:59 PM
Ah cool, did not see that surging wave actually has the water attack icon. :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 03, 2015, 06:14:22 PM
Alright guys about 15 minutes and we will have the final match for the Ro8

Airion VS Arxiducs!!!!!

Watch it here ----> https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 04, 2015, 02:35:17 PM
Just wanted to post the recent video between Agraxe and Airion!

You can watch it here ---> https://youtu.be/Rrd5M9DUjc8
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 14, 2015, 03:20:50 AM
Ro4 Hanma vs Charmyna, as usual with my sexy voice in the background ;)

https://youtu.be/KTGyFaDLfxI

Don't miss this! One of the best games I've ever seen!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 14, 2015, 03:48:07 AM
Whoa, 3 hours 23 minutes... i dont think i will make it during my launch break :D maybe for dinner. Beer and Pretzels! Yay! :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 14, 2015, 06:36:33 AM
There are sound issues in the first 5 minutes. Feel free to ignore them :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 14, 2015, 08:12:57 AM
Kein Problem. Rest 3 Stunden "German mit Schwenn" sind in Ordnung. Ich erinnere mich an ein paar Worte von der Schule :D.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 15, 2015, 09:37:07 AM
Just a reminder to everyone that the next round is this weekend! If you haven't contacted your opponent on a time for the match please do so!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 15, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
i understood that we have to play on this weekend no other possibility was quite surprise hanma charmyna played earlier. I did contact grit
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 15, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
Yes, that was the plan. Unfortunately Charmyna wasn't sure that he has the time on Saturday, so we played his game earlier.
I've set times for the european games. If Coshade is willing to be more flexible, that's his business :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 15, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
Hey!
Totally willing to be more flexible! That's why internet tournies rock!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: SharkBait on October 15, 2015, 10:43:36 AM
Arxiducs and I have agreed to play Friday Oct 16th @ 2330 UTC. So that's 1830 Central US (UTC -5)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 16, 2015, 12:33:09 PM
Just letting you guys know that Intangible and I both work until 1800. We will try to be on time but I would expect a delay for the start of the match
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 16, 2015, 06:41:46 PM
We are ready to start the Semi-Finals match of Arxiducs vs Sharkbait

https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 17, 2015, 09:26:53 AM
Just wanted to give a congratulations to Shark. Both Arxiducs and Sharkbait have done an amazing job improving their game since Thunderdome 2.

Here is the video for the first Semi-Finals match in the American Thunderdome II League!!
 --> https://youtu.be/ha6KExlln6M

In Schwengotts stream LIVE right now! Keejchen vs Halewijn in the Semi-Finals. Whoever wins will face the legendary Charmanya in the finals!

Check it out here-----> http://www.twitch.tv/schwenkgott

Also TBD MasteryMystery and Grit will duke it out on the Arcane Duels Stream!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Halewijn on October 17, 2015, 11:54:22 AM
As a druid I was creating a death-zone. Keejchen escaped with some epicly placed teleports in a teleport wand. I believe he played those rounds perfectly, If not he would have placed all those teleports as good as he did he would have died there and then. After escaping my plants I could do him a bit of damage before he completely could turn the tide and destroy me.

GRATZ to his awesome and original necromancer!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 17, 2015, 02:10:40 PM
Just wanted to give a congratulations to Shark. Both Arxiducs and Sharkbait have done an amazing job improving their game since Thunderdome 2.

Here is the video for the first Semi-Finals match in the American Thunderdome II League!!
 --> https://youtu.be/ha6KExlln6M

In Schwengotts stream LIVE right now! Keejchen vs Halewijn in the Semi-Finals. Whoever wins will face the legendary Charmanya in the finals!

Check it out here-----> http://www.twitch.tv/schwenkgott

Also TBD MasteryMystery and Grit will duke it out on the Arcane Duels Stream!

Great MATCH!

One thing. If target is Immune, it cannot be target by a spell of that subtype. So no Surgeon Wave on Hydro Immune objects :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 17, 2015, 02:25:05 PM
Ro4 Keejchen vs Halewijn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmLJJpq5egE&feature=youtu.be

Gratz to Keejchen. European Final with Charmyna and Keejchen will be Sunday at 2 p.m. german time.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 17, 2015, 02:30:21 PM
One thing. If target is Immune, it cannot be target by a spell of that subtype. So no Surgeon Wave on Hydro Immune objects :)






Not sure what you're referring too here. The only thing I can think of is the arxiducs using surging wave to put out his plants. When an attack spell has the extinguish trait, it can ignore the Hydro Immune trait (and deal no damage and no effect)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: sIKE on October 17, 2015, 04:17:48 PM
Just wanted to give a congratulations to Shark. Both Arxiducs and Sharkbait have done an amazing job improving their game since Thunderdome 2.

Here is the video for the first Semi-Finals match in the American Thunderdome II League!!
 --> https://youtu.be/ha6KExlln6M

In Schwengotts stream LIVE right now! Keejchen vs Halewijn in the Semi-Finals. Whoever wins will face the legendary Charmanya in the finals!

Check it out here-----> http://www.twitch.tv/schwenkgott

Also TBD MasteryMystery and Grit will duke it out on the Arcane Duels Stream!

Great MATCH!

One thing. If target is Immune, it cannot be target by a spell of that subtype. So no Surgeon Wave on Hydro Immune objects :)

From the FAQ:

Quote
Extinguish (Conquest of Kumanjaro)

Example of how Extinguish works: If you use an Extinguish attack with 3 attack dice against a creature with 4 Burn conditions, the Extinguish attack will roll 1 die (the minimum) and subtract 4 from the effect die roll. All 4 Burn conditions will be removed. A hydro attack (or attack spell) which has the Extinguish trait, may target an object with the Hydro Immunity trait. If it does, the attack deals no damage or effects to the object, other than to remove all Burn conditions. This is an exception to the normal immunity rules. In this manner, a Hydro attack can be used to extinguish the fires of a burning plant object, even though the attack cannot actually damage or harm that plant.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 18, 2015, 02:07:46 AM
It was a little bit late here :)

during the match, you guys mentioned that when you use Surging wave on a target  with hydro immunity, target is not hurt at all.. I was full of confidence and joy, that i can contribute and actually point out how certain spell types cannot target objects with immunity and thus how immunity works and then hit a brick wall with my face when read how Extinguish is an exception in rules. Nothing big :)

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 18, 2015, 09:06:44 AM
It was a little bit late here :)

during the match, you guys mentioned that when you use Surging wave on a target  with hydro immunity, target is not hurt at all.. I was full of confidence and joy, that i can contribute and actually point out how certain spell types cannot target objects with immunity and thus how immunity works and then hit a brick wall with my face when read how Extinguish is an exception in rules. Nothing big :)

Ahh sorry if I sounded rude. I wasn't sure if I missed something like Shark using a Surging Wave on a Thornlasher to slam it or something. To be honest I didn't know how it interacted with immune until I looked it up yesterday!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 18, 2015, 10:10:58 AM
****UPDATE********

First off just wanted to give congratulations both Charmanya and Keejchens very thoughtful Necromancer. You can watch the video on Schwengotts' Youtube when it gets posted!

Due to no communication from Grit we are going to advance Mystery to the Finals!

So today-------> 2 hours from now 12:00 PM (UTC-4) The finals match will be

Sharkbait VS Mystery!!!!!
You can check it out here
https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 18, 2015, 10:26:54 AM
No worry :) i wouldnt expect you even try to sound rude :)

One thing. Can we add spoiler alerts when comes to results of matches? Now i know who beat who before i actually watch the match :)

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 18, 2015, 10:36:00 AM
No worry :) i wouldnt expect you even try to sound rude :)

One thing. Can we add spoiler alerts when comes to results of matches? Now i know who beat who before i actually watch the match :)

Edited it down :D good point on the spoiling
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 18, 2015, 11:59:32 AM
Check out the finals match now!!!

https://gaming.youtube.com/c/ArcaneDuelsOfficial/live
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on October 18, 2015, 12:05:26 PM
Post a link when you say that!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 18, 2015, 12:17:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OsABOBrZPo&feature=youtu.be

European Final: Charmyna vs Keejchen
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 18, 2015, 12:18:41 PM
Post a link when you say that!

3 posts above :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 18, 2015, 01:50:23 PM
Great match. That purge magic really was a game changer :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Biblofilter on October 19, 2015, 11:11:10 AM
I'm looking for the American final?  before to many spoiler gets out..



Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gw on October 19, 2015, 12:14:39 PM
Yea, the thread  is full of spoilers...am trying to avoid it, too  8)

I'm looking for the American final?  before to many spoiler gets out..
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 19, 2015, 04:44:00 PM
Yea, the thread  is full of spoilers...am trying to avoid it, too  8)

I'm looking for the American final?  before to many spoiler gets out..

Sorry for the wait. I'll get it up tonight and post it (without spoilers) =)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on October 19, 2015, 05:58:30 PM
Hey guys!

Just wanted to post the video from Mystery vs Sharkbait!

We did have a malfunction in the middle of the game. If the middle of the video gets weird, it's because Youtube is still editing it down.

Enjoy~!!

https://youtu.be/8OgHdwKxg2g
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 22, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
The first of up to three possible games of the Grand Finale of the Thunderdome II. tournament between Charmyna and MasterMystery will be on twitch this evening 7:30 p.m. german time (ca. 5 hours from now)

Check out twitch/schwenkgott for the game.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 22, 2015, 08:09:58 AM
What is a structure for the last matches? Each match different mage? I think i read somewhere plans for these three.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 22, 2015, 08:12:58 AM
It is 17:30 GMT if anyone needs more details.

We also just agreed that once one player has lost he has to change mage and we send in the decks before the matches tonight.

Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 22, 2015, 09:14:51 AM
This will be interesting day :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Weltenreiter on October 22, 2015, 09:59:59 AM
Good luck and have fun to both  :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: jacksmack on October 22, 2015, 11:45:31 AM
where to stream?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 22, 2015, 12:10:10 PM
schwenk will probably post it here
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 22, 2015, 12:37:46 PM
http://www.twitch.tv/schwenkgott

i think. So far, no show :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 22, 2015, 12:38:26 PM
We will start very soon :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 22, 2015, 12:53:11 PM
8:15 p.m. should be the starting time, because of some unpredictable delays
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Weltenreiter on October 22, 2015, 01:00:48 PM
Thx for the info. :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 22, 2015, 01:02:18 PM
Unpredictable delays? Taco Thursdays? :)

I hope we will start soon :) cant wait :)

(http://i.imgur.com/dRvRWt0.jpg)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 22, 2015, 01:22:57 PM
Its ON!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on October 22, 2015, 01:24:41 PM
I just realized that the cover image for the european final on schwenkgott's YouTube page is the card art for Serra Angel from MtG. :o
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Weltenreiter on October 22, 2015, 02:42:25 PM
Re-setting up the game ?
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 22, 2015, 05:01:59 PM
Sorry guys for being boring, but I expected him to have not enough killing power, so i tried to take out creatures and just the elemental wands.

Tried hard on the golem and the angel. 4 acid balls for the golem and a hurl rock ... Mass the earth elemental with attack dice, protect my damage dealing conjurations., and there is no loss for passive play!

Was a nice game, we both played well and it was all about this: I destroy and undo everything you have.

I still had some attack spells, a wizardstower, dispel, purge magic, dissolve, brace yourself, regrowth belt, jinx, rust, that was it i think

grats to charmyna i expected a lot of enchantment transfusions to safe spells and take my dispels.... I knew his creatures and his undoing stuff. Try killing the guardian angel, but failed


We agreed on a draw, I just realized i could have killed the wizardstower with its own shot and try to cast it new on the oposite side. but was too late, and probably guardian angel would still have survived it with the healing wand.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Charmyna on October 23, 2015, 02:43:45 AM
Yeah sorry for the passive play. With the rolls at the beginning I got so much under pressure that I had to play this way. If this tourney showed one thing, it is that we need more counters to tanky strategies - especially tanky wizards with voltaric shield. I hope some of the academy cards will help here.
In the final game of the finals we will both have to play with our second build. You will see Necro vs FM :).
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 23, 2015, 02:59:18 AM
i should have destroyed my wt in the end. But who thinks about it:

off ini turn, last action: ballista shoots the tower which has a jet stream, in case needed it casts jet stream to kill itself. Wizard qc a new tower with a surging wave next to angel courner, gorgon shoots.

On ini then probably angel is healed with the healing wand, I then cast fireball from tower, gorgon shoots and another flameblast, that would have been 2+(2 depending on push)+3+5+3+3 dice 7+ and 4+ burn chance,
and the angel can't escape totally. and with few attack spells left charmyna probably couldn't kill the tower in one round (all the weak markers too). would have been last hope to avoid a draw ;)

but who frickn' thinks about killing his own wizardstower.  :P

(Let's keep the language PG please. -Laddinfance)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 23, 2015, 04:59:11 AM
While this was not the most spectaluar game i see so far and was not that pleasing for spectators, i think i gain some experience from it and also i think that both players grew up one more level.

I am looking forward to next match :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 23, 2015, 05:07:55 AM
don't know about lvls, but knowing kind of the deck from the previous games helped. But I grew up too late, the tower combo came to be after the match :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Boocheck on October 23, 2015, 05:21:09 AM
Yeah, but you unlocked for yourself a new perspective. Now, when you will evaluate your next step, you will have another option in your mind. It will be probably long before you use it again (killing own wizard tower) but it will be there. :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 23, 2015, 01:48:18 PM
First Part
Charmyna vs MasterMystery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5WlaJLZiGE
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 23, 2015, 02:44:43 PM
Second Part
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXfDUqsXQOY
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gw on October 24, 2015, 03:16:43 AM
Will there be game today ?  :)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Schwenkgott on October 24, 2015, 03:23:54 AM
I don't think so. Next game will be announced as soon as we know the time.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on October 24, 2015, 05:27:29 AM
ThunderdomeWizA Wizard (Water) Spellbookbuilt by the OCTGN SBB
Attack1 x Acid Blast4 x Acid Ball1 x Jet Stream1 x Geyser2 x Surging Wave4 x Hurl Rock1 x Hurl Boulder1 x Fireball2 x Flameblast1 x WindstormConjuration1 x Ballista1 x Tanglevine1 x Battle Forge3 x Mana Crystal2 x Wizard's TowerCreature1 x Gorgon Archer1 x Devouring Jelly2 x Gargoyle Sentry1 x Huginn, Raven FamiliarEnchantment2 x Rust1 x Decoy1 x Poisoned Blood1 x Essence Drain4 x Jinx3 x Nullify1 x Hawkeye1 x Blur1 x Rhino Hide1 x Brace YourselfEquipment1 x Dragonscale Hauberk1 x Mage Wand1 x Regrowth Belt1 x Chitin Armor1 x Elemental Cloak1 x Leather Boots1 x Leather GlovesIncantation4 x Dissolve5 x Dispel1 x Purge Magic3 x Seeking Dispel1 x Teleport1 x Heal1 x Minor Heal
Total cost: 120 pts


That was the deck for the Tourney, far from optimal, but wizard is wizard :(
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gw on November 06, 2015, 09:13:48 AM
Wassup ? Isn't there one game still missing ?  8)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Mystery on November 06, 2015, 11:19:59 AM
charmyna had to go to the us for work. will come back in 2weeks i think
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on November 06, 2015, 11:51:31 AM
I like to think that he's actually using this time to train, like in Rocky or something. We should ask him for a montage when he gets back.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: gw on November 06, 2015, 02:02:57 PM
hehe  ;D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Coshade on November 06, 2015, 02:29:21 PM
I like to think that he's actually using this time to train, like in Rocky or something. We should ask him for a montage when he gets back.

Would enjoy this :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Charmyna on November 11, 2015, 01:51:16 AM
I like to think that he's actually using this time to train, like in Rocky or something. We should ask him for a montage when he gets back.

LOL thanks for a big laugh! Im actually working in california (and enjoying some surf and turf) for the remaining week but I would definitely love being part of such a montage for sure  ;D!
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Intangible0 on November 11, 2015, 04:05:07 AM
You should take a flight over to Illinois and hang out with myself, coshade, and puddnhead! We'd love to have your ranks among us!  ;)
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Laddinfance on November 11, 2015, 08:28:36 AM
I would drive up to be a part of that. Provided I can steal the car.
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: ringkichard on November 11, 2015, 09:00:59 PM
I've got some time off coming between Thanksgiving and Christmas....
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: Puddnhead on November 11, 2015, 09:01:43 PM
I will make time to play with anyone who is willing to travel to the Chicago area.  Just tell me when :D
Title: Re: OCTGN Tournament: Thunderdome II
Post by: theasaris on November 17, 2015, 12:34:38 AM
Noooo, spoilered. :(
Where/when/how did the match take place?