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Title: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2015, 11:16:13 AM
Oh you guys didn't forget I judge other events than Gen Con did you? Here's the low down on the next Mage Wars Arena Tournament to benefit The Wounded Warrior Foundation.

http://www.justusproductions.com/mage-wars-tournament-to-benefit-the-wounded-warrior-project/

Here is the link to donate and register. By donating $10 you're registered:
https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/RTT/Fundraising/individual/27325357

I've got more prize support than I know what to do with and I haven't even started REALLY trying to build it up yet....but I will. Arcane Wonders is ridiculously generous with their prize support but I'm also insanely good at gathering more from local businesses such as game stores, vendors in the dealers room, local restaurants, etc.

CURRENT LIST OF PRIZE SUPPORT:
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd(the rest will be told to play better next year.)
First place will be given an actual mace. Made of either stone, steel or foam*
Mage Wars: Arena Core Set(the new one)
Conquest of Kumanjaro
Westlock Play Mat
Straywood Play Mat
Salenia Play Mat
2 Mage Wars Araxian Crown T-Shirts
Menace of Ruination Poster
Dice Bags
Gift Cards for Mace Dealers Room
Diverse and growing selection of promo cards
Various Movie Posters
Buttons of Necromancer, Anvil Throne Warlord, Druid, and Adremelech Warlock!
Colored 12MM Attack Dice in: Black, Yellow, Orange, Green
Metal Mage Wars Initiative Counter
Alternate Art Mage Cards for: Wizard, Priestess, Straywood Beast Master, Araxian Crown Warlock, Druid, Necromancer, Force Master, Johktari Beast Master
A large amount of Wounded Warrior swag will be given out as participation prizes.

*Actual mace budget will determine quality and material of prize. If it's foam I will at least paint it gold for you :)

Three notes on the prize support:

1. Everyone gets a prize. Not just a participation prize. We put all the prizes on the table right from the start and we let people claim their prize/prizes in order of how they placed...then we just give away what's left. Nobody enters one of our events and gets nothing.

2. The list is constantly growing. I am not however constantly posting. We haven't even really gotten serious about adding to the list yet cause meh Novembers a few months out(and it's pointless asking people for donations this early trust me I do this kinda thing constantly.) I'll probably add some of those fancy card sleeves, some more gift cards, some of the spell book packs, at the very least.

3. I want to thank everyone who's donated stuff already.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Coshade on August 06, 2015, 07:43:58 PM
Hey guys!
I totally wish I could come out for this. It looks amazing. If anyone has the opportunity to join a tournament that Grizzly is running, I would highly recommend it. Keep up the great work guys!
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2015, 08:20:00 PM
Don't worry Coshade even if you can't make it I'm more than happy to give you a chance to participate!

By that I mean I'll post the donation page in a couple of months. ;D
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: zot on August 06, 2015, 08:21:08 PM
when is the next tournement?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2015, 11:24:00 PM
November 14th in Charlotte NC. It'll be at Mace, which is a local gaming convention of about 800 people. It's also the home convention of Savage Worlds if any of you happen to be Deadlands fans. The guys who run the con are good friends and give me a ton of space. They also let me collect donations for Wounded Warrior all weekend. There will be trophies as well as very good prize support such as "Silverclawgrizzly will buy you dinner at a BBQ place!" and "Here's a $20 gift card from the dealers room!" as well as Mage Wars products to give out.

Note: In order to receive free BBQ Dinner you must agree to get a bite to eat with Silverclawgrizzly. Prize may be exchanged for a dinner at a really good Mexican place too.....but not the sushi place cause it really isn't that good.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 06, 2015, 11:27:32 PM
Also this event is being judged by JasonBourneZombie and TrentMagus. Which gives me the very great pleasure of announcing: I WILL be playing in this event! So hey it's like a bye round cause I'm terrible. ;D
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on August 07, 2015, 11:31:00 AM
You know, I was actually kinda 50/50 on MACE this year because of a few factors, but your playing in the tournament guarantees I will be attending again.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Lord0fWinter on August 07, 2015, 11:40:18 AM
Will Academy or Domination cards be legal?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 07, 2015, 10:33:55 PM
I'm probably not going to allow Academy and Domination at this event. Reason is I don't know when they'll release to the public. If Academy came out tomorrow then yeah maybe but as is I just don't see the time frame being fair to the majority of my local community, and if it's not fair to those die hard fans it's not going to be fair to anyone else I imagine.

DevilsVendetta: I'm very pleased you're playing. In fact as I haven't picked a mage yet I'll even compete with whatever you suggest.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on August 07, 2015, 11:04:12 PM
Now I want to go. Anyone want to buy my plane ticket? :P
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 07, 2015, 11:24:05 PM
I'm delighted I'm getting to play. JasonBourneZombie and TrentMagus are doing me a solid here.

It is long since time I entered a truly competitive tournament and see just how good I actually am.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 07, 2015, 11:39:34 PM
I've been told to play my best. So ok come November I'm going to show why the Straywood Beast Master is still the man.

Also Sharkbait I taught a 14 year old the game today. He got a core set and immediately picked Warlock. I converted another to the dark side for ya buddy. Get em young, team them to eat souls early I say.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Laddinfance on August 08, 2015, 07:43:20 AM
For Academy / Domination, I'd say allow them if they come out a month before the event. It's pretty standard timing. If they don't get out in time, no problem, ya know?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 08, 2015, 09:52:09 AM
November is a good trek away, though I've already had three people commit who didn't play last year. On one hand Wounded Warrior is a lot more laid back than say Gen Con, so I can be more flexible. On the other the vast majority of players will be local so I can also just take a consensus at the time most likely.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: SharkBait on August 09, 2015, 02:58:13 PM
Quote
Also Sharkbait I taught a 14 year old the game today. He got a core set and immediately picked Warlock. I converted another to the dark side for ya buddy. Get em young, team them to eat souls early I say.

Gotta make sure they cook their meal first. Typically they should be well-done
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Laddinfance on August 09, 2015, 03:27:42 PM
Quote
Also Sharkbait I taught a 14 year old the game today. He got a core set and immediately picked Warlock. I converted another to the dark side for ya buddy. Get em young, team them to eat souls early I say.

Gotta make sure they cook their meal first. Typically they should be well-done

Warlocks go Rare or Well-Done, Medium does not exist for them.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: sdougla2 on August 09, 2015, 05:18:17 PM
"Have I won yet? No? Then clearly you are not yet on fire enough."
 -Adramelech Warlock
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Puddnhead on August 10, 2015, 10:39:11 AM
"Have I won yet? No? Then clearly you are not yet on fire enough."
 - Sharkbait, Adramelech Warlock

There, fixed it for you :D
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 10, 2015, 11:12:13 AM
I'm planning some build events locally in the next few months to get some more interest and teach new players. My goal this year is 18 players.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 12, 2015, 11:53:07 AM
I am pleased to say I have found a very good trophy dealer in my area thanks to my friends at Spandex City Comics and Games. So while I can't verify the full list of prize support yet I can promise there WILL be trophies given out at this event.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on August 12, 2015, 10:39:37 PM
The winner should definitely get a Wrestling Title Belt.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 12, 2015, 11:10:45 PM
Funnily enough Devil that thought has crossed my mind and is very likely to be looked at in all seriousness. Belt in addition to a trophy of course.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Hanma on August 13, 2015, 03:34:51 PM
I am pleased to say I have found a very good trophy dealer in my area thanks to my friends at Spandex City Comics and Games. So while I can't verify the full list of prize support yet I can promise there WILL be trophies given out at this event.

This guy is the man. <3

[Let's keep it PG guys - Laddinfance]
[Though yes, silverclawgrizzly is THE MAN! - also Laddinfance]
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 17, 2015, 12:10:49 AM
I am pleased to say I have found a very good trophy dealer in my area thanks to my friends at Spandex City Comics and Games. So while I can't verify the full list of prize support yet I can promise there WILL be trophies given out at this event.

This guy is the man. <3

[Let's keep it PG guys - Laddinfance]
[Though yes, silverclawgrizzly is THE MAN! - also Laddinfance]

I'm moderately fond of the guy myself. Oh more prize support came in.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: wtcannonjr on August 17, 2015, 04:59:58 AM
I'm planning some build events locally in the next few months to get some more interest and teach new players. My goal this year is 18 players.
I have a teaching tournament format that I used at WBC. I will have it packaged soon for sharing and you might find some useful tools for your tournament. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: JasonBourneZombie on August 17, 2015, 07:35:04 AM
Quote
I'm planning some build events locally in the next few months to get some more interest and teach new players. My goal this year is 18 players.

Yeah, a good portion of what we came away from GenCon with (that being what we earned and bought for ourselves) is going straight to prize support. I'm hoping to provide prize support for the mother of all rookie tournaments. I have a core set, druid vs necromancer, forcemaster vs warlord, Conquest of Kumanjaro, and forged in fire set going towards prize support.

We have plenty of people who play a little even though they don't have any of the mage wars merch yet. This is the best way to get them in the game I could think of without destroying my wallet. Still working on details with Silverclaw, though.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 17, 2015, 09:49:12 AM
I'm planning some build events locally in the next few months to get some more interest and teach new players. My goal this year is 18 players.
I have a teaching tournament format that I used at WBC. I will have it packaged soon for sharing and you might find some useful tools for your tournament. Stay tuned.

I'm glad for any and all help. We've done a very good job of building our community locally but as JasonBourneZombie said we got big plans for creating more Mage Warriors. I got word from two of our locals that they're planning to start teaching their circle of friends too which is awesome.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 21, 2015, 10:28:14 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT: JUDGES AND STAFF CONFIRMED!!!

The Judges for the Mace Wounded Warrior Tournament will be:
Andrew aka JasonBourneZombie!!!
Adam aka Magerunner!!!

Video of matches and interviews provided by
John aka TrentMagus!!!

Local mages will begin practicing soon. This is a tournament of primarily Mage Warriors who get to play a lot of mages in comparison to most areas so I think we can expect some super competitive matches!
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on August 25, 2015, 12:02:08 PM
Any open spots?

Ill make the trip if I can get leave.  :P

Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 26, 2015, 10:10:35 AM
Plenty of room left! The more the merrier. I'll put up the donation page next month most likely. Right now I got 8 confirmed but that number will most certainly grow.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on September 16, 2015, 08:37:09 PM
"Holliday" request send..   ;)
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on September 23, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
The donation page link is at the beginning of this thread now. Please consider donating!
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on September 26, 2015, 12:25:21 AM
1st Place Trophy ordered today! If I like it looks I'll order 2nd and 3rd place from them as well.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Biblofilter on October 09, 2015, 09:31:35 AM
Holiday request approved  ::)

So IŽd like to sign up for the tournament!

Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: Lord0fWinter on October 14, 2015, 10:36:41 AM
It looks like I'll be coming to this, barring any important changes. Hopefully I'll be bringing some friends too  ::)

So since Domination officially came out a few weeks ago, will those cards be allowed? Also, I believe you've allowed use of promos at your events before (correct me if I'm wrong). Are any promos legal or are we following official spellbook building rules with no promos?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on October 14, 2015, 10:43:17 AM
Domination IS Legal. It came out more than 30 days before the event and thus keeping with Arcane Wonders policy it is completely legal.

Promo cards are NOT legal. We allowed them last year but this year we're keeping things on the level.

It's VERY awesome that you're coming up dude!!!! We shall hopefully face one another in the arena at last!!!
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on October 15, 2015, 11:44:06 PM
Here's a little update.

It's a month out and 12 men and women have stepped up to be the Wounded Warrior Champion. More will join. Count on that.
We're a little over 1/3 towards our goal. We'll reach it. Of that I can guarantee you.

The trophy? Yeah we got a trophy. You want it? Come take your best shots Mage Warriors.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on November 13, 2015, 12:48:29 AM
Biblofilter has arrived safely in the USA for the event. I've seen this man play in person now. He's good. He's in fact very good. I can't win the Wounded Warrior event, but you had better believe we'll go at it tomorrow in preparation.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Wounded Warrior Tournament!!!!
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on November 13, 2015, 11:03:49 PM
I have fought Biblofilter twice now. In the one on one match I won thanks to VERY fortunate dice. In the Domination game I kept trying to Teleport his wounded Beast Master into the starting zone of a zombie Necromancer. Ironically enough my Beast Master died after being Force Pushed by his freshly escaped mage into....you guessed it a horde of zombie. I've promised him a rematch. I've made no such promise to the zombies.