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Title: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 17, 2016, 09:37:46 PM
ADMW Open

Standards

Restrictions

Rules
If a player gets disconnected and dropped during a tournament match it will be considered a loss for that player

A judge makes the final call on a rule. Any argumentative discussion that takes an excessive amount of time will receive a warning then if it continues that player will be disqualified.

The Upkeep phase must be completed as quickly as possible. You are not allowed to delay Upkeep due to planning.
***Clarification***
Upkeep will have a time limit of 3 minutes. All optional abilities (lifelink, voltaric shield, etc.) must be decided in this phase. You are not allowed to reverse these effects once upkeep phase has finished.

Planning phases will be timed. You are allowed 5 minutes (300 seconds) at the start of the planning phase using the in game timer. Judges will regulate the timer - If there is no judge you can agree to not time the match

During both the first and last quick cast and the main action phase - Players will be limited to 1 minute to decide each action. Executing an action will not be timed. Judges will regulate the timer - If there is no judge you can agree to not time the match.

Only games from the second stage are required for judges. You and your opponent may both agree to play a game without a judge. If one player wishes to have a judge then the game must be put on hold until a time can be arranged for all parties involved. After the game both players must submit the results.

Become a Participant

To enter this tournament please email your user name to Arcaneduels@gmail.com

There are only 16 slots available so sign up today! Any player can sign up for the tournament after the slots are full and be on a standby list.

There will be no spellbook submissions. You are restricted to only using a mage once. For example if you play the Wizard round 1 - you will not be allowed to play the Wizard for the rest of the tournament. The Wizard can only be chosen once, changing the minor school will not be considered a different mage.

Competitors will be randomized at the beginning of the tournament to determine which group they are in. Until the tournament officially begins you will not know who you first opponent will be.


Other info

If you wish to be a caster please contact me at Arcaneduels@gmail.com. Even if you cannot stream you could always join me or anyone else casting the game. Players are allowed to cast for games that they are not competing in.

Judge positions will be less easy to apply for. If you wish to be a judge then you will not be allowed to participate as a contestant in the tournament.

Matches must allow official commentators and judges in as spectators. A list of spectators will be posted on this forum page one post below. Some games will be streamed live, and may be posted on youtube for all Mage Wars fans to view.


List of Judges

Coshade - Arcaneduels@gmail.com
Schwenkgott - PM on AW Forums --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=5156
Puddnhead - PM on AW Forums -> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6421
Sharkbait - PM on AW Forums -> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4889
                  Email --> hammerhead1822@gmail.com

Official Castors

Sharkbait - PM on AW Forums http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4889
                  Email --> hammerhead1822@gmail.com
Thedude42 - PM on AW Forums --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3568
Coshade - Arcaneduels@gmail.com
Puddnhead - PM on AW Forums -> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6421
ad_yer -


***********Update***************
We have increased the size of the tournament to 20 players. This means that we will be having a bye in each group. This means you get a week to prepare for you next match! As a reminder you can always have your matches in your group even if it is not the assigned player this week (so two matches in one week if you can both find time).




Contact Information
Please use this information to contact your opponents and organize play time. If you have any issue always feel free to contact me at Arcaneduels@gmail.com

Group A
Drefan --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6275
BigL16-->http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4385
Theasaris--> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6307
Frozen--> Skype --> Frozenzen  (or email Arcaneduels@gmail.com if you do not have skype)
Molrid--> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7151

Group B
Powlich -->  http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7188
Rinc --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4755
P00Pstar --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6250
Sharkbait --> PM on the Forums http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4889
                      Email --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4889
Werekingdom --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7267

Group C
GW --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4925
Arxiducs --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6462
Tyrnan--> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7025
Wstrząśnięty --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4274
Leggybl0nde --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7082

Group D
Biblofilter --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=5836
ad_yer --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7013
Romeoxero --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7085
Devilsvendetta --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=5213
mastermystery --> http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6294
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 17, 2016, 09:38:06 PM
Current Standing in the tournament -----> http://arcaneduels.challonge.com/ADMW
Here is a reference for all of the upcoming matches. Please feel free to contact these members on OCTGN, or through the AW message board. If you have problems contacting your opponent feel free to PM me! Remember we are trying to have at least 1 game a week, if you wish to challenge other opponents in your group to settle the game earlier, you can by having both players email me to confirm the match.


Reference for mages used sorted by each player

Drefan - Johktari Beastmaster, Araxian Crown Warlock, Straywood Beastmaster, Adramelech Warlock, Drefan
BigL16 Straywood Beastmaster, Anvil Throne Warlord, Adramelech Warlock, Bloodwave Warlord
Theasaris Bloodwave Warlord, Anvil Throne Warlord, Adramelech Warlock, Forcemaster
Frozen - Straywood Beastmaster, Anvil Throne Warlod, Forcemaster, Priest, Araxian Warlock
Molrid - Bloodwave Warlord, Necromancer, Adramelech Warlock, Forcemaster
Powlich - Straywood Beastmaster, Priestess, Anvil Throne Warlord, Druid, Wizard, Adramelech Warlock
Rinc - Adramelech Warlock, Priest, Priestess, Forcemaster
Poopstar - Bloodwave Warlord, Priest, Johktari Beastmaster, Araxian Crown Warlock
Sharkbait - Bloodwave Warlord, Johktari Beastmaster, Araxian Crown Warlock, Necromancer
Werekingdom - Johktari Beastmaster, Necromancer, Araxian Crown Warlock, Straywood Beastmaster, Druid, Anvil Throne Warlord
GW - Priest, Straywood Beastmaster, Druid, Priestess
Arxiducs - Priest, Johktari Beastmaster, Straywood Beastmaster
Tyrnan- Necromancer, Straywood Beastmaster, Adramelech Warlock, Anvil Throne Warlord
Wstrząśnięty - Wizard, Adramelech Warlock, Araxian Crown Warlock, Bloodwave Warlord
Leggyblonde - Anvil Throne Warlord, Priestess, Necromancer, Druid, Wizard
Biblofilter - Johktari Beastmaster, Forcemaster, Straywood Beastmaster, Araxian Crown Warlock, Wizard, Necromancer
ad_yer - Johktari Beastmaster, Priestess, Earth Wizard, Anvil Throne Warlord
Romeoxero- Araxian Crown Warlock, Priestess, Wizard, Druid
Devilsvendetta - Priest, Priestess, Wizard, Forcemaster
Mastermystery Johktari Beastmaster, Bloodwave Warlord, Straywood Beastmaster, Adramelech Warlock, Druid
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 17, 2016, 09:38:27 PM
Videos from ADMW Games

First Stage


Biblofilter (Johktari Beastmaster) vs DevilsVendetta (Priest) -- > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baVEXT4Rsak

Romeoxero (Araxian Crown Warlock) vs Ad_Yer (Johktari Beastmaster) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0uZaj_UdXc

Sharkbait (Johktari Beastmaster) vs Werekingdom (Necromancer) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdlvsGw3K3g

Theasaris (Anvil Throne Warlord) vs Frozen (Anvil Throne Warlord) ------> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfzPtWNuyNg

MasterMystery (Bloodwave Warlord) vs Ad_Yer (Earth Wizard) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksRibB6QejU

Molrid (Bloodwave Warlord) vs Frozen (Forcemaster) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GidD86amM8

p00pstar (Priest) VS Sharkbait (Araxian Crown Warlock) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7kT6Ew-Skw

Werekingdom (Johktari) VS p00pstar (Araxian Crown Warlock) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_S0hpa7jnw

p00pstar (Araxian Crown Warlock) VS Powlich (Anvil Throne Warlord) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oHKSxBaRpU

Drefan (Adramelech Warlock ) VS Bigl16 (Adramelech Warlock) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fujEJJBc1Kg

Theasaris (Adramelech Warlock) VS Drefan (Araxian Crown Warlock) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdjnc8xAEVs

BigL16 (Anvil Throne Warlord) Vs Frozen (Priest) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl_-MSeEUUs

Drefan (Straywood Beastmaster) Vs Molrid (Necromancer) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWaG0XD58lk

Molrid (Forcemaster) VS Theasaris (Forcemaster) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcupOArzEfY

Elimination Stage

Biblofilter (Wizard) vs LeggyBlonde (wizard) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-mE4qiZFk4

Powlich (Wizard) vs Frozen (Araxian Crown Warlock) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7MiAC67_M

Drefan (Druid) vs Werekingdom (Druid) ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGni-YAHLc

Biblofilter (Necromancer) vs Werekingdom (Anvil Throne Warlord) ---> https://youtu.be/PD-saTtm0nc

Mastermystery (Druid) vs Powlich (Adramelech Warlock) Championship match --> https://youtu.be/Q9_tayy4NBg
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Boocheck on February 18, 2016, 01:47:22 AM
I have two questions,

will Arcane Duels cover it?

who is Katherine and Dave? :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 18, 2016, 10:42:03 AM
Hey Boocheck!

Good questions :D

This is an official Arcane Duels tournament. We will be covering as much as we can! There may be some games in the round robin that go without AD being there (and it is allowed). Also Schwen may also be covering a few games.

I could write a novel on Katherine and Dave  8)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on February 18, 2016, 10:50:36 AM
I'm officially renaming this to the ADMW Throwdown.

Coshade, make it so!  8)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 18, 2016, 11:24:31 AM
It will certainly be a throwdown :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on February 18, 2016, 11:39:17 AM
What does the AD stand for?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on February 18, 2016, 11:56:06 AM
What does the AD stand for?

Arcane Duels
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Schwenkgott on February 18, 2016, 12:15:36 PM
And what awesome prizes can players win?  8)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 18, 2016, 12:34:59 PM
You win the right to brag about being the best Mage Wars player in the world :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on February 18, 2016, 12:38:57 PM
Aww, man!  And I here I was hoping for $10, 000  ::)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Schwenkgott on February 18, 2016, 12:58:23 PM
You receive the "Number One"- Headband!  ;D (and you have to wear it all the time!!!)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on February 18, 2016, 01:26:26 PM
You receive a wonder magnet! Or a virtual trophy for your Octgn and/or forum profile! At least I hope you do...
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on February 18, 2016, 02:45:38 PM
Are pants legal? According to the latest Arena rules and codex there's no slot to cast them.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on February 18, 2016, 03:08:08 PM
Yes, you are allowed to wear pants in this tournament.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Ophidimancer on February 18, 2016, 04:54:40 PM
Will the times of the matches be announced so we can spectate?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on February 18, 2016, 05:05:29 PM
when is it?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: sIKE on February 18, 2016, 05:10:58 PM
Yes, you are allowed to wear pants in this tournament.
And me with only my Kilt :(
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on February 18, 2016, 05:12:40 PM
Yes, you are allowed to wear pants in this tournament.
And me with only my Kilt :(

waer boots!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on February 24, 2016, 09:44:44 AM
Shameless plug, let's fill this tournament!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on February 24, 2016, 09:52:01 AM
Why is arcane zap not ethereal?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: rant on February 24, 2016, 02:11:28 PM
Why is arcane zap not ethereal?

My guess would be to try and make the wizard more balanced with the rest of the mages.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: RomeoXero on February 24, 2016, 02:11:59 PM
I imagine it's because they ate experimenting on ways to make the wizard less OP. I would have preferred an epic tag on wizard tower but it's a good idea
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 02, 2016, 01:34:05 PM
Hey! Here's an awesome promo video for the upcoming tournament!
You can sign up by contacting us at Arcaneduels@gmail.com
Please read all the rules on the front of this thread before signing up!

Link ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ZkpDmB23Y&feature=youtu.be&a
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on March 02, 2016, 01:37:00 PM
you got blue/grey hair?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on March 02, 2016, 01:39:05 PM
I imagine it's because they ate experimenting on ways to make the wizard less OP. I would have preferred an epic tag on wizard tower but it's a good idea

it is less of a problem with a only once chose wizard, and finally this could result in having more incorporeal cards around
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on March 02, 2016, 01:42:27 PM
go go invisible stalker!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 02, 2016, 02:59:17 PM
you got blue/grey hair?

You know it :P I went to Las Angeles and came back with it.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: sIKE on March 02, 2016, 03:06:48 PM
you got blue/grey hair?

You know it :P I went to Las Angeles and came back with it.
I didn't know that was the muggle name for Sistarra...
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 02, 2016, 10:18:57 PM
you got blue/grey hair?

You know it :P I went to Las Angeles and came back with it.
I didn't know that was the muggle name for Sistarra...

Sistarra was weird. No Wi-Fi. My phone was laughed at as being "Muggle tech."
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 14, 2016, 01:47:39 PM
Just a quick update! We will be closing registration in one week (3/21). If you wish to participate please enter today!

Email to ---> Arcaneduels@gmail.com
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 21, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
Registration is now closed! We will be sending out emails to everyone soon. Also We will post all the matches on the 1st page of this thread! Good luck to everyone, and have fun!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Boocheck on March 22, 2016, 02:59:35 AM
Cant wait for first matches! Good luck and lot of fun to everyone :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 22, 2016, 11:45:25 AM
HYPE TRAIN A ROLLIN'


CHOO CHOOOOOOO
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 22, 2016, 09:58:37 PM
Alright the first round is up! Check the front of the thread to see your first opponent! Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: arxiducs on March 23, 2016, 08:45:56 AM
Maybe someone can help me. I am looking for two players in my group:
Wstrząśnięty, and
Thedude44
Either there is something I am missing of the "search for users" tool or their nicknames for the tourney do not correspond to their user in the forum.
Can anyone help me to contact them?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 23, 2016, 01:14:10 PM
I'll go ahead an contact you about email addresses to contact people by Arxciducs. I'll setup an edit on the front of the thread with everyone's profile for the forums that I can find (you can PM them through there.)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 23, 2016, 02:30:08 PM
Powlich V Sharkbait, Saturday at 1500 UTC (1000 Central US).

I'm planning on at least recording the match, so it should get posted some time after.
If any of the other casters are interested in casting/recording this match, let me know and we'll keep you in the loop on the match.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on March 23, 2016, 03:10:46 PM
So first round a bye for me does that mean I have one mage more or less ? just need to know If I should count one out.guessing one won't be used since there is no game for it
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 23, 2016, 03:34:33 PM
So first round a bye for me does that mean I have one mage more or less ? just need to know If I should count one out.guessing one won't be used since there is no game for it
No you do not have to count a mage out :D It is just a week where you do not have to play a required match, you can however player anyone in your group for the week you are assigned if you wish.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on March 23, 2016, 07:48:17 PM
A couple of questions/comments...

1. What is the min/max on # of mages we need?
2. Who do we contact if we want someone to watch/judge a match?
3. I assume, but want to clarify that Priest is different than Priestess; Straywood is different than Johktari?
4. Only if both players agree that this is the official match, will it count correct? For example, I can play the other people in the tournament for fun during the tournament as well, right?


I might be back with more at some point.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on March 23, 2016, 08:07:40 PM
A couple of questions/comments...

1. What is the min/max on # of mages we need?
2. Who do we contact if we want someone to watch/judge a match?
3. I assume, but want to clarify that Priest is different than Priestess; Straywood is different than Johktari?
4. Only if both players agree that this is the official match, will it count correct? For example, I can play the other people in the tournament for fun during the tournament as well, right?


I might be back with more at some point.

1. You'll need at least 4 mages (if you lose out in the group stage.) and at most 7 mages if you are in the final match.
2. Coshade, Schwenkgott or Puddnhead for judging needs or casting and Sharkbait if you just want a caster/recorder and you are not already playing against him. :D
3. Each mage Statcard counts as a different mage. This means the only non-different mage is variations on Wizard.
4. Yes, the official match should be agreed upon ahead of time but you are not limited to only playing your opponent once.  Only the agreed upon official game will count toward your tournament ranking.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on March 23, 2016, 08:20:55 PM
Powlich V Sharkbait, Saturday at 1500 UTC (1000 Central US).

I'm planning on at least recording the match, so it should get posted some time after.
If any of the other casters are interested in casting/recording this match, let me know and we'll keep you in the loop on the match.

Hmm and when is that  ???

What about using official Arcane Duels time as a reference point for everyone?

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/chicago
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 23, 2016, 09:19:31 PM
Powlich V Sharkbait, Saturday at 1500 UTC (1000 Central US).

I'm planning on at least recording the match, so it should get posted some time after.
If any of the other casters are interested in casting/recording this match, let me know and we'll keep you in the loop on the match.

Hmm and when is that  ???

What about using official Arcane Duels time as a reference point for everyone?

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/chicago


Arcane Duels time is Central US. I'm in their timezone :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 23, 2016, 10:40:14 PM
Hey guys!

Just wanted to let you know that I updated the front of the thread to include all the contact information. Hopefully it is easier for everyone to get a hold of their opponent and have a match!

@ DevilsVendetta --> Great questions! Everything Puddnhead posted is accurate. Please consider him as authoritative on the tournament as I am.

If you wish to get a castor or judge, please use the front of the thread to get contact information.

Also I will be posting all matches that I will be attending in Chicago time (I'll always reference it in the post).
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: arxiducs on March 24, 2016, 10:34:09 AM
Thanks, that was very helpful.
Already arranging some matches...  ;)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: RomeoXero on March 24, 2016, 03:20:22 PM
Ok right out of the gate I need to say something... BAAAAAALLLLLSSSSSS!!! I am thoroughly frightened by my initial group! Mystery? Seriously?! Biblofilter? Come Ahhhhhhhnnnnnn! Lol! It's gonna be a lot of fun getting decimated by all of you and I expect to learn a greatdeal about the game andb different play styles, but for crying out loud I don't think I could have ended up in a more dangerous group! Best of luck to all you brave mage warriors! Most importantly have fun, its a good thing I'm not a sore loser though lol! I'm so stoked, this is gonna be awesome!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Schwenkgott on March 24, 2016, 03:50:07 PM
I'm excited about this tournament because it will be larger than the last thunderdome while featuring some of the same players.
If you need a judge or want your game to be recorded and commentated, i am happy to do it. I'm available around 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. german time during the week. On weekends i will be available whenever you want ;)
Just write me some days before your match is gonna take place.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on March 24, 2016, 08:26:49 PM
DevilsVendetta vs. Biblofilter.

Saturday at approximately 10:30 AM Arcane Duels time.

Great if anyone want to record/comment etc.,  but as our starting point isn't set in stone im not going to ask anyone directly.

I'm going to be online a lot before that and would be more than happy to catch a few games before the battle vs. DevilsVendetta.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on March 24, 2016, 08:52:09 PM
I will also like to get a game or two in sometime tomorrow afternoon/evening.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: The Dude on March 25, 2016, 01:37:46 AM
who's thedude44?  ???
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Drefan on March 26, 2016, 08:27:15 AM
Me and Frozen will have our game on Tuesday 24:00 CET, 17:00 US Chicago time.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Rinc on March 26, 2016, 10:39:53 AM
Tournament report:

Thanks to easter holidays and the time troubles that arose Rinc played the dreaded facemelter (credits to Schwenkgott).

P00pstar played the "dreaded" orc warlord (credits to himself I think!).

Rinc started the game with battleforge and mana crystal while P started the game with barracks and construction yard, keeping Rinc guessing as to what exactly his game plan was.

Rinc came out of the gates exploding after that point on. Ring of curses, followed by hawkeye and Akiros favor, while P let his first in a line of many goblin grunts enter the table.

While Rinc kept on pushing on the enchantment side with both Adramelechs touch and marked to death, P kept on summoning grunts from the barracks. P added a battle forge to his "factory like" part of the game board.

And this is where the fun begins. Rinc starts throwing fireballs coupled with flameblasts for 8+ dice. P seemed to have no high armour in the book, just dropping pants and boots. He started to retaliate with the grunts and at the same time putting up an earth wall between him and Rinc who was now alone with the grunts.

The following round saw eagle claw boots from battleforge coming down, followed by a climb up that really scary earth wall and throwing a flameblast in the head of P.

Each round they traded blows, one harder than another. To add insult to injury the burn tokens of Rinc damaged P severely.

When the last round was up, Rinc had taken 25 damage, with 33 life total standing in the same room as P.

P on the other hand had taken 28 damage and had 36 life total.

It was dead equal now but P had the initiative and decided to quick cast hurl boulder, making it 6 damage which left Rinc with only 2 life left. Rinc had a hard time deciding between flameblast or devils trident with P having 1 face down enchantment and 5 armour. The choice fell on trident, taking a chance that P had no block or reverse magic and going for the piercing 2. And he rolled..... .... ... 3 normal (armour absorbed it all) and 7 critical damage, leaving P at 1 single point of life and the winner after his full action went into beating Rincs head in.

P00pstar 1 - 0 Rinc

Congratulations P00pstar.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: rant on March 26, 2016, 10:48:34 AM
Thanks for the game rinc!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 26, 2016, 11:50:58 AM
Powlich used a Straywood Beastmaster to pummel Sharkbait's poor Bloodwave Warlord :P. Powlich really swung the match when his tegu started to eat everything from conjurations to every creature Sharkbait had for a while. Video to be posted in a bit.

Well played Powlich!

Video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgf0eUiuzc8) and Arcane Duels will upload in a bit as well
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: arxiducs on March 26, 2016, 12:48:34 PM
What a fun match!
Both mages were in front of their own death as the last turn initiated. Leggyblonde´s Anvil Warlord cast a great boulder that left Arxiduc´s malakai priest incapacitated on the floor. He was immediately smashed by the huge hammer of the Dwarf Kriegshammer leaving the priest with only one life left. The priest stood up feeling dazed and replied with a swing against the mage which he completely missed. With his immediate quick action he cast a boulder and with very lucky rolling managed to take down the Dwarf Mage before the rest of the soldiers would annihilate him.
Result: Priest (Arx), barely survived the Anvil throne warlord (LeggyBlonde)
Thanks to Leggyblonde for such a fun match! A player with very good vibe and an example of sportsmanship.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on March 26, 2016, 01:27:44 PM
No time to do a long writeup but Biblo's Johktari Beastmaster with help from a devastating Steelclaw and a very annoying Wolf Spider killed my Priest and his angels who couldn't roll a good die to save anything.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on March 26, 2016, 06:39:51 PM
If anyone else is looking for Wstrząśnięty then that's me. I was busy this week with Easter preparations (btw Happy Easter to everyone here that celebrate it :) ). I'm responding to the messages now.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: reyda on March 27, 2016, 12:53:03 PM
RomeoXero and I are playing our match on Tuesday night atouts 9:30 pm eastern time (0830 Chicago time). If someone wants to cast or spectate our game, feel free to join us!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Rinc on March 28, 2016, 02:56:18 AM
Johktari beastmaster played by Werekingdom easily snuffed out the life of priest of Malakai played by Rinc.

Thats congratulations number two from me!

Werekingdom 1 - 0 Rinc.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 28, 2016, 10:29:44 AM
Group B - rant (p00pstar on OCTGN) v Sharkbait

Scheduled for Sat. 2 April at 1000 Central US timezone (Arcane Duels time, UTC - 5, pick your notation). I'll probably record the match like I did with my previous one unless we get another caster that wants to live stream it.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 28, 2016, 10:36:31 AM
Just letting you guys know I will update the current standings and release all of the videos this (and every week from) Wednesday! We've had a lot of amazing matches so far!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on March 28, 2016, 10:43:58 AM
Should we just go on and arrange/play more matches or should we wait for other matches in our group to finish.

Any particular order the matches should be played in?

I'm in favor of just play as many matches as possible as fast as possible, but I do think there's an advantage in  waiting.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 28, 2016, 11:21:19 AM
Hey Biblo nice questions!

You guys are more then welcome to play more matches then the scheduled ones. I'm trying to give out suggested matches so we have at least 1 game a week for everyone. You could theoretically play all your matches today if everyone had time (for round robin)! Just make sure you both agree that the match you play will be the official match. If you could just email me with the mage you used and who won afterwards it would help me record everything for when I update. Also I would prefer if everyone posted the times of matches on this forum, just for commentators to know ahead of time to join the game for videos.

Also a lot of people have been sending me videos of their game. I highly encourage more players to do this if they can! I'm really enjoying how this tournament is going so far! I also find it interesting that we've had a lot of Johktaris and Priests.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on March 28, 2016, 12:03:33 PM
Arxiducs vs Wstrząśnięty is scheduled for tomorrow at 15:30 (GMT+2, 8:30 Chicago) and I would be glad to have someone casting the fight.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on March 29, 2016, 09:49:22 AM
Kaarin vs gw
Saturday 2nd , 1930 GMT+2

1730 GMT = 1230 ArcaneWonders Forum (Central US)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on March 29, 2016, 09:49:45 AM
Arxiducs vs Wstrząśnięty is scheduled for tomorrow at 15:30 (GMT+2, 8:30 Chicago) and I would be glad to have someone casting the fight.
Unfortunately Arxiducs had connection problems and forfeited the match. It was Beastmaster (Arx) vs Fire Wizard (Wstrz).
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: RomeoXero on March 29, 2016, 02:08:59 PM
Tonight at 10 30 eastern standard time (usa Connecticut/ Canada Quebec time) myself and reyda will be having our first match. Some holiday celebration on both sides delayed the match until now but feel free to tune in and watch my ridiculous floundering, live! Lol!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 29, 2016, 03:19:40 PM
Tonight at 10 30 eastern standard time (usa Connecticut/ Canada Quebec time) myself and reyda will be having our first match. Some holiday celebration on both sides delayed the match until now but feel free to tune in and watch my ridiculous floundering, live! Lol!

I'll be there to stream it!
Title: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 29, 2016, 03:28:07 PM
Tonight at 10 30 eastern standard time (usa Connecticut/ Canada Quebec time) myself and reyda will be having our first match. Some holiday celebration on both sides delayed the match until now but feel free to tune in and watch my ridiculous floundering, live! Lol!

You've been playing Mage Wars for months, haven't you? No ridiculous floundering allowed. :P

You can do this!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on March 29, 2016, 07:15:21 PM
Tonight at 10 30 eastern standard time (usa Connecticut/ Canada Quebec time) myself and reyda will be having our first match. Some holiday celebration on both sides delayed the match until now but feel free to tune in and watch my ridiculous floundering, live! Lol!
RomeoXero and I are playing our match on Tuesday night atouts 9:30 pm eastern time (0830 Chicago time). If someone wants to cast or spectate our game, feel free to join us!
So, which one is it?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Drefan on March 29, 2016, 07:25:09 PM
Me and Frozen had our match today.
I played the Johktari Beastmaster and Frozen played the Straywood Beastmaster, it was the battle of the sexes!

We both played very offensive books, Frozen had initiative and start out by moving two steps towards the center and deployed a Battle Forge.
I started out by moving two steps and placing two face-down enchantments on my mage.

The next round I revealed Bear Strength and Lion Savagery and attack his Battle Forge, it survived but my quick cast Geyser killed the forge. Frozen responded by summoning a Wychwood Hound and a Steelclaw Grizzly that he made into his pet.

After that we were almost always in constant battle with a few exceptions where we went away to recover and change approach to the game.

After a very fun game to play, I came out on top. Sharkbait specced and recorded the game so if you're interested in watching the VoD check out his channel.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: RomeoXero on March 29, 2016, 07:26:41 PM
That's a good question. I thought i said 10 30 but o should prolly look into that. And I've been playing mage wars for more than a year, I've just gotten on octgn recently
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gdieckhaus on March 29, 2016, 09:50:06 PM
I sent a pm to coshade, but I need to withdraw from the tournament.
Too much in RL work etc going on for me to dedicate or schedule time for this.
Maybe next time!
Thanks guys.
Gregg
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 29, 2016, 10:49:21 PM
'House! you take care of yourself! Hope you see you next tournament! Always a pleasure to see your matches
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on March 30, 2016, 12:24:46 AM
ad_yer vs Biblofilter this Friday at 10 AM Chicago time :)

If anyone wants to cast/comment and judge we be real happy!

Spectators is of course always nice :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: reyda on March 30, 2016, 12:56:03 AM
I just had my match against RomeoXero, that was a blast! I played the Johktari Beastmaster, and he played a zombie-happy Arraxian Crown Warlock.

The Beastmistress started by moving two spaces to the near center and popping a pair of flowers, for decorative purposes. The Warlock stayed in his corner, played a pair of mana crystals and started spawning Zombie Brutes like they were going out of style. The BM responded with two Spitting Raptors and set them on his crystals. The mage helped with Kajarah in hand, but was too scared of the three Brutes guarding the Warlock to make any kind of reckless approach. The Warlock had something else in mind... on his initiative, the BM got teleported in the pit of zombies and Tanglevine'd in place. A Teleport bound to a Mage Wand saved the Johktari from this tricky situation. In retaliation, the Brutes made short work of one of the raptors, and converted him to dark side with a Rise Again. Curseweaving ensured that this curse would get a few other uses during the match, to the Johktari's great dismay.

A Ghoul Rot, a Magebane and a Deathlock put a steady stream of unmitigable damage on the BM, while she was struggling to get creatures out (she somehow forgot how to cast a Lair). The Beastmistress fled the Warlock and his undead horrors as much as she could, in between summoning a few canines to help with the action advantage. Redclaw, a Timber Wolf and a couple of Foxes tried their best to reach the Deathlock, pumped up by Rajan's Fury, but found Walls of Bones in their way several times. They diverted their attention to the Warlock when he came by, and helped close the damage gap a bit. They all eventually fell to the various Flameblasts and heavy blows from the Zombie Brutes, while the Johktari was licking her wounds in the opposite corner of the arena, gearing up and bringing in more foxes as reinforcements. The Warlock eventually stepped too close to the heat, and got a Boulder to the face for his troubles, slamming him and dealing 10 damage. Another high-rolling Boulder during the next first quickcast phase ensured that this Warlock would never again curse or burn a poor animal.

Lessons learned : double check your spellbook to see if you haven't forgotten something important like oh say a spawnpoint for your myriad of creatures. Nullifies save lives. Rise Again is a pain in the back, and prevents your creatures from resting in peace in your discard pile where they could at least net you a nice rebate on Slavörg's mana cost.

Thanks again for the game, RomeoXero! And thanks to coshade, Puddnhead and Sharkbait who joined us to stream the game!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on March 30, 2016, 03:13:43 AM
What a bummer! Was looking forward to meeting you again.
Good luck with your RL stuff  :D

I sent a pm to coshade, but I need to withdraw from the tournament.
Too much in RL work etc going on for me to dedicate or schedule time for this.
Maybe next time!
Thanks guys.
Gregg
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on March 30, 2016, 08:33:36 AM
I will be doing an update for current standings today as well as releasing a bunch of videos from the tournament!

For now i would like to welcome BigL16 to be filling in Gdieckaus's spot! I have updated the front to reflect that as well
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: iNano78 on March 30, 2016, 08:56:34 AM
I will be doing an update for current standings today as well as releasing a bunch of videos from the tournament!

For now i would like to welcome BigL16 to be filling in Gdieckaus's spot! I have updated the front to reflect that as well

W00t!  Go BigL16!!   :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on March 30, 2016, 09:18:15 AM
I will be doing an update for current standings today as well as releasing a bunch of videos from the tournament!

For now i would like to welcome BigL16 to be filling in Gdieckaus's spot! I have updated the front to reflect that as well

W00t!  Go BigL16!!   :D

lol I'll try and represent the 613
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on March 30, 2016, 11:45:54 AM
Match Update

Group B Sharkbait vs Werekingdom - TONIGHT at around 1900 Central (AD time, chicago time, pick your favorite notation)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on March 31, 2016, 01:15:55 PM
Match Update

Group B Sharkbait vs Werekingdom - TONIGHT at around 1900 Central (AD time, chicago time, pick your favorite notation)

Great game SharkBait, thanks for playing.  I learned a lot from the match.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on April 01, 2016, 08:52:43 AM
Sorry it took me a bit to get to this, but great match Werekingdom! You played very well, good luck in the future games of the group :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 01, 2016, 08:55:08 AM
ad_yer vs me starting in a few minutes  :P

ad_yer is going to try and stream and im retty sure gw is going to watch!

You are welcome to join us!

Biblo
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 01, 2016, 09:07:09 AM
BigL16 and I are playing tomorrow Saturday April 2nd, 1pm UTC-4 (7pm UTC+2). Would any commentator be available for our match?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 01, 2016, 09:43:48 AM
If anyone has the time/energy to watch my first match which was against Biblo and comment about my strategy/technique and what I could to improve. It would be much appreciated. It was only my 3rd or 4th time ever using a Priest but I play the Priestess a lot so I have a general sense of what to do. I was able to watch most of the video and listening to Coshade commentate definitely made me feel better as he was very complimentary to some of my strategy but I really would like to get better and taking any advice would be useful.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: sIKE on April 01, 2016, 10:01:23 AM
If anyone has the time/energy to watch my first match which was against Biblo and comment about my strategy/technique and what I could to improve. It would be much appreciated. It was only my 3rd or 4th time ever using a Priest but I play the Priestess a lot so I have a general sense of what to do. I was able to watch most of the video and listening to Coshade commentate definitely made me feel better as he was very complimentary to some of my strategy but I really would like to get better and taking any advice would be useful.
I would recommend you open a thread on your match, post your book and opening strategy and what you think you did right and wrong, then ask for comments and suggestions. Please have a thick skin, with many players English is not their first language so wording can be lets say course, it truly is meant to be helpful not hurtful. Many of these players are very good at the game.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 01, 2016, 09:01:39 PM
ad_yer (Priestress) conceded vs Biblofilter (Forcemaster) in a very very long game.

I played a Spiked Anchor Forcemaster with 2 Devouring Jellies instead of Jelly+Grizzly, something I regretted in the beginning of the match.

ad-yer responded with a Heavy Bridge Troll (armor from crown of protection and enchantments), a Tele-Wand and a Temple of Lightning. I soon had to run for cover in my starting cover, but made a good and somewhat lucky recovery.

With 4 armor + Vet Belt on his mage, amazing healing/life gain and his remove condition markers ability countering my Jellies corrodes its no wonder I struggled to put any damage on him.

He did himself have problems with sufficient damage output and had he had one or two attack spells im pretty it would have been devastating for me.

Naturally I would like to add a Magebane/Poison Blood or something like that.

Or rather a fatigue Forcemaster would have done better I think.

Thanks for the game ad_yer!  ;D
and thanks to the patient spectators as well.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 02, 2016, 03:47:39 AM
Have not been able to reach frozen or arcaneduels via mail. help me out ?

/Molrid
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 02, 2016, 04:30:07 AM
Frozen and I are playing on monday 7pm UTC+4. Any castors available then?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 02, 2016, 04:31:13 AM
Have not been able to reach frozen or arcaneduels via mail. help me out ?

/Molrid
I managed to contact Frozen via Skype. Coshade is busy this weekend so probably just hasn't read your email yet.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 02, 2016, 09:39:21 AM
Frozen and I are playing on monday 7pm UTC+4. Any castors available then?

Is that 10AM Arcane Duels time? (CDT)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: leggybl0nde on April 02, 2016, 11:21:53 AM
Kaarin vs leggyblonde tomorrow 2PM EST if anyone wants to watch the battle
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on April 02, 2016, 11:38:11 AM
rant and I just finished our game. Thanks for the great match rant! It was pretty intense!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 02, 2016, 11:40:38 AM
Any castor available in 20 mins for the game vs BigL16?

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 02, 2016, 11:41:56 AM
Frozen and I are playing on monday 7pm UTC+4. Any castors available then?

Is that 10AM Arcane Duels time? (CDT)

CDT is UTC-5, so 10am it is.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: rant on April 02, 2016, 12:05:19 PM
rant and I just finished our game. Thanks for the great match rant! It was pretty intense!

Thanks for the match! May darkness reign forever!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 02, 2016, 02:29:58 PM
My Warlock just lost against GW's Beastmaster.

Tomorrow at the same time (20:00, UTC+2) I'll be fighting against Leggybl0nde. I hope it won't be against Beastmaster again.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on April 02, 2016, 02:46:18 PM
Thx for reporting. It was a close damage race !

update on my scheduling :

gw vs. ...
...arxiducs (J. Beastmistress) : played (Priest) / won
...kaarin/Wstrząśnięty (Arax. Warlock) : played (S. Beastmaster) / won
...leggyblonde : Saturday 9th April; my time 1800 (GMT: 1600;  EDT 1200 noon)
...TheDude : contacted
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 02, 2016, 05:22:39 PM
Frozen and I are playing on monday 7pm UTC+4. Any castors available then?

Is that 10AM Arcane Duels time? (CDT)

CDT is UTC-5, so 10am it is.

Sorry, got the time zones confused. It's 7pm UTC+2 (Central Europe) of course!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 03, 2016, 04:35:26 PM
Devilsvendetta (Priestess) vs Mystery (Jokthari) (mystery win)

My kiting/curse jokthari slowly killed the priestess, a early messenger of bim shalla could heal 4 but else poisoned blood, enchantment transfusion, arcane ward, enchanters wardstone did the rest. The priestess was playing a temple with clerics and altar of the iron guard. nice one. But probably not summoning in a few rounds to deal with the curses would have been good.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 03, 2016, 05:26:56 PM
So another Priestess lost.
LeggyBlo0nde (Priestess) vs Wstrząśnięty (Adramelech Warlock): Wstrząśnięty won

Really close match. The Warlock was down to 1 life at one point and finished the match with almost 40 total life and around 20-24 damage. In the meantime there was cat and mouse game going on in almost whole arena.
At some point in match Akiro decided to favor the prepared and blessed me with luck. Decision to include the Helm of Fear turned out to be good.

It was way too long match for me.
Note to self: get proper sleep the night before the match, look at whole screen and trust Sike's programming skills.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on April 03, 2016, 05:59:06 PM
Match: Powlich vs Werekingdom (April 6th at 1am CST)
If we could get a commentator that would be great.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 03, 2016, 07:31:46 PM
Yup another holy loss for me.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 04, 2016, 08:19:59 AM
Frozen and I are playing on monday 7pm UTC+4. Any castors available then?

Is that 10AM Arcane Duels time? (CDT)

CDT is UTC-5, so 10am it is.

Sorry, got the time zones confused. It's 7pm UTC+2 (Central Europe) of course!

I won't be able to cast it as I'm at work, but I may be able to record.  I'll try to be around when you guys start today.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on April 04, 2016, 10:31:20 AM
Theasaris and I played on Saturday.  Him playing a Bloodwave Warlord and myself playing a Straywood Beastmaster. 

I was able to get out my 3 Animal Kinship totems with a Darfenne Asp, Wychwood Hound, and a Bear Strength where Theasaris went with a couple of enchanted Minotaurs.  I had a couple lucky rolls early (e.g. 10 damage on 9 dice attacking vs a Minotaur) but in the end better play by Theasaris allowed him to outlast my early game and my late swarm of little creatures wasn't enough to keep me in the game.  I had to forfeit a bit early, but the game was pretty much already won by Theasaris.

Congrats!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 04, 2016, 10:33:53 AM
Sorry to miss it.  Sounds like it was fun!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Halewijn on April 04, 2016, 11:19:18 AM
Seems like the games are going pretty well.

@coshade: Is it possible to list rankings and future matchups?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 04, 2016, 11:20:19 AM
Always use UTC when scheduling things with more than one person in different time zones...
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 05, 2016, 03:31:21 AM
Today, Tuesday 16 GMT mystery vs ad_yer
Friday, 12-16 GMT (exact time to be announced) mystery vs biblofilter
Friday 17 GMT Thunderdome G Final Mystery vs afish_called_gert (http://www.foren.pegasus.de/foren/topic/26073-thunderdome-g-spielberichte-decks-analysen-wissenswertes/)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 05, 2016, 10:41:14 AM
Today, Tuesday 16 GMT mystery vs ad_yer
Friday, 12-16 GMT (exact time to be announced) mystery vs biblofilter
Friday 17 GMT Thunderdome G Final Mystery vs afish_called_gert (http://www.foren.pegasus.de/foren/topic/26073-thunderdome-g-spielberichte-decks-analysen-wissenswertes/)

I can definitely stream today's match! Also very excited for the Thunderdome G final :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: reyda on April 05, 2016, 10:45:16 AM
I don't have power at the moment, unless it comes back soon I'll have to reschedule the match if it's ok with mystery. Sorry everyone :(

Edit : power outage is supposed to last for three hours, which leaves me with little time to play afterwards. Unless it comes back in the next two hours, mystery has agreed to postpone our match until tomorrow, same time. Thanks for being a sport about it, mystery! Apologies to casters and spectators for that unwanted delay.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 05, 2016, 11:03:44 AM
your home lost power? ok lets see if it comes back, shouldnt take extremly long i assume. I can wait for some time
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 05, 2016, 11:21:58 AM
If anyone has the time/energy to watch my first match which was against Biblo and comment about my strategy/technique and what I could to improve. It would be much appreciated. It was only my 3rd or 4th time ever using a Priest but I play the Priestess a lot so I have a general sense of what to do. I was able to watch most of the video and listening to Coshade commentate definitely made me feel better as he was very complimentary to some of my strategy but I really would like to get better and taking any advice would be useful.

Dude! You played very well. I think you should consider what Sike said and  post your book up! It really helps us all evaluate and try and give good advice
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 05, 2016, 11:57:51 AM
Seems like the games are going pretty well.

@coshade: Is it possible to list rankings and future matchups?

Hey there!

If you want current standings you can check it out here!

--> http://arcaneduels.challonge.com/ADMW

Also I posted all the mages used in the front of this thread for reference
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 05, 2016, 11:58:48 AM
Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that I updated the current standings! If I missed any games please let me know and I'll get it up to date. We've had some amazing games so far and I can't wait to see how some of these brackets turn out

Good luck and have fun~!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 05, 2016, 03:31:48 PM
thanks for the nice game today with ad_yer.

Even though this tournament doesnt force you to play the weak mages as you only have maximum 7 games (so skip warlord, priest, beastmasters for example), i wanted to go for the warlord. The bloodwave one, the idea is mainly evolved around strong bridge trolls and some equipment. I was facing a wizard, very hard matchup.
And it was an earth wizard, expecting charmyna like hell builds I had to be a bit on the offense, but as my set up also takes time and the guarding iron golem is nothing to ignore, i made a very slow approach.

The game was though and not very clear, when the jelly died with a ballista shot and a warlord attack (i had ini next turn so a rock could have followed) I was slightly ahead and could pull it out.

In the end ad_yer disconnected but we agreed to leave it, prepared cards where arcane ward (for the poison blood) and dissolve (for whatever comes) from him and i had an vet belt from the forge a purify (if i get arcane warded on the pb) and a dispel (if he nullifys me). So he would have dissolved the vet belt directly (but i have another for next round), and i purify myself so arcane ward wont help. and second action i heal myself with the wand again. He will get two attacks from the orc and troll and my other two creatures keep up.

So net he would have got nothing out of that round and so on, he is just to much behind in actions, and with chitin armor, vet belt, harshforgeplate, an elemtal wand for acid ball and the action advantage it was clear.

Thanks for the game, it was close

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Powlich on April 06, 2016, 04:40:13 AM
Today Powlich (priestess) played vs. Werekingdom (Straywood Beastmaster)

Werekingdom played a lair with harmonize in his central zone. I moved to my central zone and played battle forge (for discount rings and armor mostly). Next round I played Brogan with a arcane ward face down. I realized next round that I can't cast the bear strengt i had in hand, since arcane ward also cancels my spells. So no bear strength Brogan this time... At least I had Bim-shalla to give him a total of 5 attack dice. Brogan got tanglevined, so it would take one more round before it could enter his zone with the lair.

With Brogans 5 dice, I think he rolled about 7 on average during the rest of the game. A grizzly was easilly killed with 3 strikes from Brogan. Then his mage started to taste his blade. Werekingdom cast some asps and bats from his lair, but they didn't do the work very well. I also had a Knight of westlock with bear strengt to get rid of the guarding bats, and he later assistant Brogan with the killing of the mage.

I was lucky with both the mage matchup, and with the rolls. I still hope my opponent had a good time playing the game. :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on April 06, 2016, 11:05:18 AM
Today Powlich (priestess) played vs. Werekingdom (Straywood Beastmaster)

Werekingdom played a lair with harmonize in his central zone. I moved to my central zone and played battle forge (for discount rings and armor mostly). Next round I played Brogan with a arcane ward face down. I realized next round that I can't cast the bear strengt i had in hand, since arcane ward also cancels my spells. So no bear strength Brogan this time... At least I had Bim-shalla to give him a total of 5 attack dice. Brogan got tanglevined, so it would take one more round before it could enter his zone with the lair.

With Brogans 5 dice, I think he rolled about 7 on average during the rest of the game. A grizzly was easilly killed with 3 strikes from Brogan. Then his mage started to taste his blade. Werekingdom cast some asps and bats from his lair, but they didn't do the work very well. I also had a Knight of westlock with bear strengt to get rid of the guarding bats, and he later assistant Brogan with the killing of the mage.

I was lucky with both the mage matchup, and with the rolls. I still hope my opponent had a good time playing the game. :)

I did have fun, I only wish I could have been a better opponent.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 06, 2016, 04:06:45 PM
Hello everyone~

Just wanted to give everyone an update. The dude is going to be out of the tournament and I would like to everyone to welcome Andreas to the tourney! Anyone is group C feel free to arrange a time to compete! Good luck and remember to have fun!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 06, 2016, 05:01:02 PM
Hello everyone~

Just wanted to give everyone an update. The dude is going to be out of the tournament and I would like to everyone to welcome Andreas to the tourney! Anyone is group C feel free to arrange a time to compete! Good luck and remember to have fun!
That's a shame. I was looking forward to a challenge The Dude could be. Hope he's alright.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 06, 2016, 05:37:48 PM
Thank you Coshade for inviting me to the tournament. I also have mixed feelings with this because I was hoping to see some games with the dude; but on the other hand I'm happy that I can be in the tournament now ... I really do hope the dude is fine and although I will not be able to replace him (playstrength wise) I will try to be as hard a challenge for my opponents as I can be ;)

For the records:
* Forum name (as you can see) and OCTGN name is Tyrnan
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Drefan on April 06, 2016, 05:47:30 PM
Me and Thesaris had our battle today.
I played the male Warlock vs Thesaris female warlock.

Puddnhead recorded the game, so I won't spoil it.




Spoiler:<Drefan won the game>

Didn't find the forum command for spoiler, if anyone knows it please share :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 06, 2016, 09:51:28 PM
So were can I watch the videos? :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 06, 2016, 11:05:40 PM
So were can I watch the videos? :)

Keep bugging Coshade :D.  Sharkbait and I just finished casting both games from today.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Boocheck on April 07, 2016, 06:37:11 AM
Bugging like usage of wasps, fleas, ants and ticks? :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 07, 2016, 07:28:16 AM
Tyrnan vs Wstrząśnięty match is going to be on Sunday 10.04 at 16:00 UTC. Casters are welcome.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 07, 2016, 02:04:57 PM
Just updated the front of the thread. You should have a bunch of VODs to check out! Enjoy  :P
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on April 07, 2016, 02:36:52 PM
Werekingdom vs Rant (P00pstar) 4-8-16 8pm cst
Looking for castor.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 07, 2016, 03:34:57 PM
Werekingdom vs Rant (P00pstar) 4-8-16 8pm cst
Looking for castor.

I can at least record it if not cast it.  Double caster would be great.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 08, 2016, 09:50:02 AM
Mystery vs biblofilter

Mirrormage, I wanted to play with heavy enchanted tegu pet and some curses. Now I know why guarding is different in academy with all the really cheap new pests with good defenses makes guarding very fast weak now.

Biblo played well, I was curious why he didnt do anything against my armor. Really bad early rolls with fellela failing its defense 3 out of 3 times was bad. proabably should have played more of the curses earlier and get a rot with the degu on biblo. But i expected him to anyway have a purify and more dispels than three, some missjudgment their.

But the main problem was that the book with academy cards has nothing against flyers, not sure why on putting the knife in i removed the mage wand and kept the morning star. The non academy deck had it in, hm and also a falcon myself.

Anyhow it was a cool and close game: And nicely falls in line with Armor->> creatures, DOT>armor, creatures>>DOT.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 08, 2016, 12:48:08 PM
Im playing Romeoxero right now - :)

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 08, 2016, 01:01:35 PM
I'll try and schedule my next two games soon, so if ad_yer & Romeo have some preferences, let me know.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 08, 2016, 02:19:31 PM
I won over Romeoxero with the male Warlock over Romeoxero´s  Priestess.

He surprised me a lot with a quite unusual build, and some nice/nasty ideas!

Always good when your opponent has a hard time guessing what your up 2, and you pressure him.

I managed to Seeking Dispel Divine Intervention (1/3) real quick and my Brutes did a good job, which turned the match in my favor.






Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 08, 2016, 07:30:35 PM
Romeoxero played against mystery.

He used also a wizard, why are the people using a wizard against me? Thats why I then end up with the crazy curse decks like my todays BM.

The game was pretty straight forward: I started with the Adramalech warlock BF+crystall. He enchantment+krystall, then hugin and enchantment vs hawkeye leather boots and sersiryx
round 3: ring of curses, magebane on wizard and rhino hide on warlock.
The wizard casted a wizardstower and the surging wave one hitted the BF (falls in line with the 3 defense misses of fellela, a 12dmg 6 dice roll in thunderdome G...).
The next round I could get out a fireshaper ring and fit kill hugin with a flameblast. The mage bane slowly did dmg. A focused effort of the wizard killed also sersiryx rather fast, but he at least managed to also get an enfeeble on the wizard.
A quickcast 9dice fireball did only 6dmg, even though i had prepared gloves of skill. But then i realized i have not ini and a surging wave will daze me.
But as the wizard still was unprotected (apart from the voltaric shields), two flameblasts and a fireball killed him over the rounds.

mystery wins
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 08, 2016, 07:48:40 PM
Romeoxero played against mystery.

why are the people using a wizard against me?

You should take that as a compliment.

Vs. really strong players it make sense to use your best mages/spellbooks.

If I had played you in the first round, or had suffered an early loss, I would have played Wizard vs. you!

It seems like, that in a tourney format like this one, the favorite player is at a disadvantage :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 08, 2016, 07:49:13 PM
Werekingdom vs Rant (P00pstar) 4-8-16 8pm cst
Looking for castor.

I can at least record it if not cast it.  Double caster would be great.

I can make it!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on April 08, 2016, 09:30:58 PM
So Drefan and I will be playing our match on April 8th at 22:30 UTC.  Any casters available for it?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 08, 2016, 10:15:04 PM
So Drefan and I will be playing our match on April 8th at 22:30 UTC.  Any casters available for it?

I think you meant April 9th? If so I am in!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: rant on April 08, 2016, 11:04:24 PM
werekingdom's warlock defeats rant's johktari beastmaster.  Guys, watch out for him, he's bringing the heat!  excellent and very fun match tonight!  Thanks for the game!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on April 09, 2016, 01:17:32 AM
werekingdom's warlock defeats rant's johktari beastmaster.  Guys, watch out for him, he's bringing the heat!  excellent and very fun match tonight!  Thanks for the game!

I would love to you anytime. It is rare to find a opponent that can give such nerve racking game.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on April 09, 2016, 07:57:10 AM
So Drefan and I will be playing our match on April 8th at 22:30 UTC.  Any casters available for it?

I think you meant April 9th? If so I am in!
Whoops!  Yes. Was posting that one a little late.  Thanks Coshade!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: leggybl0nde on April 09, 2016, 01:24:45 PM
Leggy pulled out her first win! She went for it with a zombie necromancer versus GW's druid.  GW partnered up with the Steelclaw Grizzly and Raptor Vine to try and deal some major damage on top of throwing out an early magebane and rust to make the necro quite vulnerable. Leggy was able to tanglevine the grizzly twice taking away the enemy's actions
 The tanglevines allowed the zombie horde to swarm and overwhelm the druid.  The druid was bombarded with 3 taint conditions as well as a few hurl rocks and a boulder which in the end gave leggy her win. Great game to play. loved GW's aggressiveness and strategy.  Quite the competitor. 
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 09, 2016, 02:13:00 PM
Leggy pulled out her first win! She went for it with a zombie necromancer versus GW's druid.  GW partnered up with the Steelclaw Grizzly and Raptor Vine to try and deal some major damage on top of throwing out an early magebane and rust to make the necro quite vulnerable. Leggy was able to tanglevine the grizzly twice taking away the enemy's actions
 The tanglevines allowed the zombie horde to swarm and overwhelm the druid.  The druid was bombarded with 3 taint conditions as well as a few hurl rocks and a boulder which in the end gave leggy her win. Great game to play. loved GW's aggressiveness and strategy.  Quite the competitor.
I wish I could see that.
Situation in group C is getting really interesting. Tyrnan is going to decide who's going to advance from group.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 09, 2016, 03:25:20 PM
I wish I could see that.
Situation in group C is getting really interesting. Tyrnan is going to decide who's going to advance from group.
:o Makes me a bit nervous to have that much responsibility  :-\
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Beldin on April 09, 2016, 05:58:52 PM
I wish I could see that.
Situation in group C is getting really interesting. Tyrnan is going to decide who's going to advance from group.
:o Makes me a bit nervous to have that much responsibility  :-\

Good luck my friend. Remember a duel is lost before meeting the opponent, if it first lost within our own mind. It is better to steal yourself for battle and focus on winning for yourself; ignore the bigger picture.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 09, 2016, 09:45:37 PM
I wish I could see that.
Situation in group C is getting really interesting. Tyrnan is going to decide who's going to advance from group.
:o Makes me a bit nervous to have that much responsibility  :-\

Good luck my friend. Remember a duel is lost before meeting the opponent, if it first lost within our own mind. It is better to steal yourself for battle and focus on winning for yourself; ignore the bigger picture.

In that sense everyone has a chance still nice.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 10, 2016, 08:46:03 AM
Yeah. Looking at it that way I only need to win three matches in order to advance  8)
The first of these interesting matches starts in roughly two hours.
Wstrząśnięty vs. Tyrnan

I'm sure it will be fun :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 10, 2016, 11:02:14 AM
Yeah. Looking at it that way I only need to win three matches in order to advance  8)
The first of these interesting matches starts in roughly two hours.
Wstrząśnięty vs. Tyrnan

I'm sure it will be fun :)
sorry i have to postpone our match my computer doesnt want to cooperate
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 10, 2016, 11:21:15 AM
Sorry to hear that. PM me for a new appointment
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Frozen on April 10, 2016, 03:38:58 PM
Frozen vs BigL16 should be happening happening monday the 11th at 6 or 7pm utc (UTC -4).
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 10, 2016, 05:38:46 PM
ad_yer v. devil should be happening Monday night, around 6PM EDT as long as work cooperates with me. If anyone wants to show up and judge/record/whatever, it's more than alright.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Boocheck on April 11, 2016, 02:59:23 AM
Is there anywere an option to download uploaded matches? I will travel 3 + 3 hours in a train next week, hoping to watch some games offline. :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 11, 2016, 07:23:07 AM
Is there anywere an option to download uploaded matches? I will travel 3 + 3 hours in a train next week, hoping to watch some games offline. :)
Either ask uploader for video file or get some YT downloader and download matches yourself. I can't recommend any as last time I did that was few years ago.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 11, 2016, 08:38:57 AM
Hmm round 3 and I got another bye?  didn't think I would get another since I had one the first round :O
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on April 11, 2016, 08:58:09 AM
Hmm round 3 and I got another bye?  didn't think I would get another since I had one the first round :O

You can basically schedule your matches at will. The matchups listed are just suggested.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 12, 2016, 02:33:16 AM
oh, didn't know that.


Well im not much of a maker of matches so please if anyone is willing to play agains me just tell me :P
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on April 12, 2016, 12:25:28 PM
ADMW Group B Match between Rinc and Sharkbait coming up this Sunday 1100 CDT (UTC-5)/1800 CET (UTC +2).
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 12, 2016, 01:20:02 PM
ad_yer v. devil should be happening Monday night, around 6PM EDT as long as work cooperates with me. If anyone wants to show up and judge/record/whatever, it's more than alright.

Due to OCTGN's update completely crashing my computer and me having to uninstall and reinstall everything related to OCTGN. Thank god I had my books saved, this match has been postponed until either Wednesday or Friday hopefully. Same time if anyone is around to watch/cast/etc.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 12, 2016, 03:02:10 PM
I think I should have answered everyone now that msg me. Haven't seen the msges from everyone. If I missed one of you give me a new msg. Im checking more regularly now. And all msges are sent on here
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 13, 2016, 02:41:16 AM
sorry i have to postpone our match my computer doesnt want to cooperate
Game will be today Wen 13.04. 18:00 UTC. Casters are welcome :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 13, 2016, 08:21:49 AM
I will try to record it.  Will have to cast it later and then upload it even later.  Sorry.  See you at 1800 utc on OCTGN
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 13, 2016, 09:40:27 AM
No need to apologize. It's awsome that this match will get covered  :D
Thank you for taking care of it, see you later on OCTGN.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 13, 2016, 10:56:20 AM
Just letting people know I will be updating the standings and releasing a wave of videos today!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on April 13, 2016, 02:53:50 PM
I'm having my match with Frozen tonight at 10:30 UTC and my match with Molrid at 5:00 UTC on Sunday.  Any casters are welcome to witness and comment on my demise :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 13, 2016, 04:11:25 PM
I'm having my match with Frozen tonight at 10:30 UTC and my match with Molrid at 5:00 UTC on Sunday.  Any casters are welcome to witness and comment on my demise :)

I will be there to hit the record button.  Can't promise anything else except a full cast at a future time.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Powlich on April 13, 2016, 04:18:49 PM
Me and rinc had our game yesterday. My thornlasher Druid was too much for the Brogan priestess, played by Rinc. Rinc was a bit short of time, so he just tried to be very agressive. He opened with Brogan, enchant him with life link, and then use the divine intervention to teleport him over to my place. Unfortunatly, that was not threat enough for me, since the druid has so much free life regeneration going on. After some surging waves and wall pushes, it was more or less over, and he conceded.

Thank you Rinc for a very short, but quite fun game!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 13, 2016, 05:51:25 PM
sorry i have to postpone our match my computer doesnt want to cooperate
Game will be today Wen 13.04. 18:00 UTC. Casters are welcome :)
Tyrnan's Necromancer emerged victorious from the battle against Wstrząśnięty's Bloodwave Warlord. Puddnhead recorded the match so everyone should be able to watch it in a few days.

A big thankyou to Wstrząśnięty for the fun game and also to Puddnhead  for recording and judging the match.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Frozen on April 13, 2016, 07:26:24 PM
Frozen vs BigL16 happened just now. It was a slugfest between a Malakai priest and Anvil throne warlord.

BigL opened with double battleforge, and I answered with battle forge and a mana crystal. After that we both armored up and I summoned my trusty Asyran defender as my holy avenger. We proceeded to then beat the shit out of each other, with an eventual ending! In case someone watches it later the result is below.

Frozen wins eventually, punching through toughness and defenses on the back of burns and holy avenger doing work.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 13, 2016, 08:40:58 PM
Just letting everyone know I updated the standings and all mages used. If I missed anything feel free to PM me and I can update it!

Also I released another wave of VODs for anyone that wants to see some truly amazing games.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: reyda on April 14, 2016, 12:32:36 AM
DevilsVendetta and I played our game tonight. I brought an Anvil Throne Warlord to the table to meet DevilVendetta's Fire Wizard. The Wizard quickly established a strong economical advantage with crystals and discount rings, gearing up with two battleforges; meanwhile the Warlord rushed to his center to summon a Bloodwave Greatbow and a Dwarf Panzergarde. The orc archer made short work of the first battleforge, and a Ballista eventually helped taking out the second one. The Wizard brought a Gorgon Archer to counter the threat of the Greatbow, and managed to dish out weaks left right and center, but his conjurations could not be saved. The ballista went up in flames under the attacks of the Wizard and his Tower. A Bloodcrag Minotaur and a Goblin Alchemist joined the fray to deal with the Gorgon and the Wizard's Towers, as well as a second Greatbow, perched atop an Archer's Watchtower. The Minotaur eventually succumbed to the heat of the Wizard's damage barrier, but the Wizard was struggling to find a safe zone by then, with ranged attacks coming from every direction. The Alchemists slowly corroded his high armor, then the Warlord jumped in the melee, padded with armor and wielding his trusty Forge Hammer, to deliver several heavy blows to the Wizard. This proved too much for the bearded old man, who fell to the floor after 24 rounds of intense play.

Personal thoughts/highlights :
Bloodwave Greatbow is insanely good. With the AT Warlord's battle order, he gets Piercing + 4, making him a beast against conjurations or heavily armored targets.
I had a lot of fun casting Battlefury from a Helm of Command on my opponent to pop Nullifies. It felt so wrong and yet so right at the same time...
These high armor strategies make the games last forever... This one took 4h30 to complete, and we played it pretty fast. At one point I had 9 armor on my mage, which felt pretty silly (and yet it helped against a nasty fireball).
DevilsVendetta, you're a great opponent, and I had a lot of fun in our match. Thanks again!

I'll try to post my spellbook soon.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 14, 2016, 01:01:37 AM
Booked in all my remaining matches I think vs well the rest of them got a match fri 20:00 cet vs drefan and one on sunday at 1 pm utc-4 (6 pm cet) vs BigL16 and the last one is monday/tuesday at 20:00 cet vs theasaris.


If any caster wanna come and see them matches feel free :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: BigL16 on April 14, 2016, 08:21:50 AM
Frozen vs BigL16 happened just now. It was a slugfest between a Malakai priest and Anvil throne warlord.

BigL opened with double battleforge, and I answered with battle forge and a mana crystal. After that we both armored up and I summoned my trusty Asyran defender as my holy avenger. We proceeded to then beat the shit out of each other, with an eventual ending! In case someone watches it later the result is below.

Frozen wins eventually, punching through toughness and defenses on the back of burns and holy avenger doing work.

Great game Frozen.  I had blast!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gaspode77 on April 14, 2016, 08:50:11 AM
DevilsVendetta and I played our game tonight. I brought an Anvil Throne Warlord to the table to meet DevilVendetta's Fire Wizard. The Wizard quickly established a strong economical advantage with crystals and discount rings, gearing up with two battleforges; meanwhile the Warlord rushed to his center to summon a Bloodwave Greatbow and a Dwarf Panzergarde. The orc archer made short work of the first battleforge, and a Ballista eventually helped taking out the second one. The Wizard brought a Gorgon Archer to counter the threat of the Greatbow, and managed to dish out weaks left right and center, but his conjurations could not be saved. The ballista went up in flames under the attacks of the Wizard and his Tower. A Bloodcrag Minotaur and a Goblin Alchemist joined the fray to deal with the Gorgon and the Wizard's Towers, as well as a second Greatbow, perched atop an Archer's Watchtower. The Minotaur eventually succumbed to the heat of the Wizard's damage barrier, but the Wizard was struggling to find a safe zone by then, with ranged attacks coming from every direction. The Alchemists slowly corroded his high armor, then the Warlord jumped in the melee, padded with armor and wielding his trusty Forge Hammer, to deliver several heavy blows to the Wizard. This proved too much for the bearded old man, who fell to the floor after 24 rounds of intense play.

Personal thoughts/highlights :
Bloodwave Greatbow is insanely good. With the AT Warlord's battle order, he gets Piercing + 4, making him a beast against conjurations or heavily armored targets.
I had a lot of fun casting Battlefury from a Helm of Command on my opponent to pop Nullifies. It felt so wrong and yet so right at the same time...
These high armor strategies make the games last forever... This one took 4h30 to complete, and we played it pretty fast. At one point I had 9 armor on my mage, which felt pretty silly (and yet it helped against a nasty fireball).
DevilsVendetta, you're a great opponent, and I had a lot of fun in our match. Thanks again!

I'll try to post my spellbook soon.
Great match! ,did you think on put some haweyes on your orcs,they are cheap and really boost your attack

Enviado desde mi Edison 3 mediante Tapatalk

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gaspode77 on April 14, 2016, 08:56:46 AM
Why you don't like zap as a ethereal attack? Did I miss some thread where  the issue was discussed?

Enviado desde mi Edison 3 mediante Tapatalk

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 14, 2016, 11:21:37 AM
Why you don't like zap as a ethereal attack? Did I miss some thread where  the issue was discussed?

Enviado desde mi Edison 3 mediante Tapatalk

Yeah. This confused me too. The problem with the wizard really doesn't seem to be the fact that his arcane zap is ethereal, and I've never heard anyone even mention that idea until this tournament. What's up with that?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 15, 2016, 08:41:39 AM
Match for Group C, Round 3, leggybl0nde vs Tyrnan is scheduled for Sunday 17th of April 14:00 UTC. Casters welcome :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on April 15, 2016, 11:02:29 AM
gw vs. ...

...arxiducs (J. Beastmistress) : played (Priest) / won

...kaarin/Wstrząśnięty (Arax. Warlock) : played (S. Beastmaster) / won

...leggyblonde (Necromancer) : played (Druid) / lost

...Tyrnan : Saturday 23rd April 21:00 my time (1900 GMT; 1500 EDT)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 16, 2016, 02:28:36 AM
Small change I will play drefan on monday 20:00 cet
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 16, 2016, 08:55:44 AM
Small change I will play drefan on monday 20:00 cet

So that pushes your game with theasaris to Tuesday?  I'll try to record both if I can.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 16, 2016, 10:14:04 AM
Think I mixed them up thesaris on Monday and drefan tuesday and big on Sunday at 6 pm cet
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on April 16, 2016, 11:35:58 AM
Hi guys,

Quick question, does anyone know when the finals will start?

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 16, 2016, 11:48:28 AM
Hi guys,

Quick question, does anyone know when the finals will start?
Assuming that players who still have to do 3 matches will play one match per week (as per tournament rules) then finals should start 3 weeks from now on.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 16, 2016, 09:38:50 PM
I am now finished with the round robin.

Loss vs. ad_yer - I played a Fire Wizard
Loss vs. Romeo - I played a Forcemaster
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: RomeoXero on April 17, 2016, 01:44:42 AM
Ok folks, sorry ive waited till the end to get this report out but i guess life got in the way. alright lets recap.

Vs. Ad-yer i played a zombie warlock, and although i did decently in the early game, my late game reluctance to press an advantage lost me the game in the end. and rightfully so! never forget to go for the kill. thats how you win after all! very well played on both sides (till i blew it that is lol!)!

result the large flying boulders of ad yer crushed the life from my AC warlock, leaving his undead minions to pick his corpse clean

Vs. Biblofilter I played a borderline rediculous priestess book that lost like a champ but made me think about the build even more. it was incredibly fun and Biblofilter is a gentleman, scholar and incredible sportsman. A decent start had me summoning malacoda (yeah i know...) and placing a stack of enchantments face down on myself. blah blah blah enchantment transfusion a bunch of enchantments. an awe inspiring seeking dispel catches my divine intervention and i lose a ton of tempo. i keep up a decent performance but the AC warlock he played (that was very similar to the one i played against ad yer.) burnt and plasted the life from my poor priestess, who was only trying her hand at this dammage over time thing shes heard so much about.

result. Biblofilter vastly outplayed my odd book, and claimed the victory after a great match! the lesson here was all about tempo gain. gotta keep your head on your shoulders when your trying to play the action game. Phenomenal game!

Vs Mastermystery I was very intimidated by this upcoming match, hard on the heels of my epic loss to biblofilter as it was. I decided to use a wizard book whos original intention was damage over time. i decided to change strategies and run an attack tower. Even though a beautiful roll took out mysterys battleforge in one shot, not even that tempo gain and the destruction of Serseryix was able to stave off the eventual firey ashy death that quickly flew my way.

Result. i was again vastly outplayed, but i thoroughly enjoyed my match. i dont often play a wizard, nor do i often face an adramelech warlock, but it was a very informative loss.

Vs Devilsvendetta I chose to bring a nature mage to the fray this time, as both myself and my opponent were fighting for the covetted 0 for 4 slot! so much pressure abound. My druid started the match by planting a vine tree after donning a leaf ring. the forcemaster accross the arena dropped a mana crystal and a battleforge. i followed in the next few rounds with extra vine markers from the tree each round, casting fellela, and planting a flower. what followed was a steady stream of tanglevines off the tree that just barely managed to keep the forcemaster locked down for a while. the FM countered with 3 thoughtspores that my druid promptly threw huge and slightly less huge rocks at aggessively, luckily killing them.

results. after losing all my creatures and him having an invisible stalker, on the hunt for me, my long term ghoul rots and mage bane caught up to the FM and she became delerious and her own servant tore her apart with its nasty invisible claws. Thanks to Vendetta for a Great game! i know the Druid is frustrating and he bore it like a champ! awesome game

End result 1 for 3. not horrible!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 17, 2016, 09:46:06 AM
Match for Group C, Round 3, leggybl0nde vs Tyrnan is scheduled for Sunday 17th of April 14:00 UTC. Casters welcome :)
Due to a spontaneous software update of my windows 7 system (without any notice whatsoever ...) I disconnected during planning phase of turn 3.
According to the rules this counts as a loss for me.
I used my Adramalech Warlock, leggybl0nde used the druid.
Would have been a fun match .. I'm sorry we couldn't play it to the end :(
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 17, 2016, 01:25:16 PM
So me and BigL16 played our match.

Setup is Adramalech Warlock(me) VS Blodwave Warlord(Big)

It starts of by the Warlord putting out some barracks and a archer tower. The warlock responds with a summoning circle though hidden from the sight of the warlord.

The very next turn the warlock springs in to action revealing the summoning circle and summon a magma golem. the warlord flees in terror and steps back to his original corner position.

The next turn involes the warlord running forward past the golem charging towards the warlock. The warlock now needs to slow down the charging orc before its to late.

Curse after curse the darkness flows towards the warlord and he is trapped with a enfeeble and force hold. Taking damage from a ghoul rot.

The golem has now stacked up some burns of molten lava on him and is ready to engage and what a glorius engagement it was. the warlord made the mistake of trapping himself with the beast with earthwalls thinking he would have the chance to climb over with the boots he just equipped but no. the beast had struck twice and the warlord bruised and burning could not escape death. He barly made it outside his own walls and then the rot and burn got to him. He was finnished.

I Molrid champion of flame and dark won the match without taking a single point of damage :)

Fun game though :P

Next match tomorrow, see you then Thesaris.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: theasaris on April 18, 2016, 12:06:01 PM
Match against Molrid is coming up in ~1 hour. Any castors available?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 18, 2016, 12:34:52 PM
Match against Molrid is coming up in ~1 hour. Any castors available?

I'm planning to be there at 2pm Arcane Duels time (1900 utc).  Is this still correct?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Rinc on April 19, 2016, 02:57:49 PM
Rinc vs Sharkbait.

Rinc entered arena with the forcemaster. Sharkbait used his necromancer.

Even though Rinc got off to a very heavy economy start (15 channeling) without any pressure at all from Sharkbait, he could not transform that into enough lasting power to beat Sharkbait.

Winner, Sharkbait.

Sharkbait 1 - 0 Rinc.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 19, 2016, 03:01:25 PM
If anyone else has finished from other groups, but wants to get in some other games...hit me up here or on OCTGN and I'd love to play more people.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 20, 2016, 12:51:26 AM
Final match me vs drefan. Drefan won

Necro vs beastmaster

I acually don't have the energy to type an enire story but then again it basicly went. enchant enchant enchant on the beastmaster. = dead necro :P


So I should be at standing 2:2 win vs theasaris and win vs bigl16
Loss vs drefan and frozen
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 21, 2016, 08:16:49 AM
Can someone report in my win vs BigL16 in the brackets?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 21, 2016, 11:38:07 AM
Hey there,

I'll be doing an update today! We've had some awesome games this week
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Molrid on April 22, 2016, 01:03:49 AM
Oh and yeah the mages I have used are blodwave warlord, adramalech warlock forcemaster and necromancer, since I saw that it wasn't typed in :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 23, 2016, 12:11:36 PM
GW vs  Tyrnan : Saturday 23rd April 21:00 my time (1900 GMT; 1500 EDT)

Just a short reminder that the game takes place tonight :D ... see you in the arena!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 23, 2016, 05:24:11 PM
Tyrnan's Beastmaster was subdued by the divine might of gw's priestess. Protected by 4 knights and two angels his creatures couldn't harm her ....
 
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on April 23, 2016, 06:15:28 PM
Good game. The 12 rounds took a while but it was honest creature bashing over board control :)
Swarmy Beastmaster with some biggies is quite scary I have to admit.
In the end Samandriel convinced the Beastmaster it was time to leave the arena.


Group stage ends for me:

gw vs. ...

...arxiducs (J. Beastmistress) : played (Priest) / won

...kaarin/Wstrząśnięty (Arax. Warlock) : played (S. Beastmaster) / won

...leggyblonde (Necromancer) : played (Druid) / lost

...Tyrnan (S. Beastmaster) : played (Priestess) / won
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 28, 2016, 04:45:38 PM
Last match for Group C Tyrnan vs. Arxiducs will start Fr. 29.04. 2016 at 15:30 UTC. Someone to judge the match would be fine, since we plan to use the timers to keep the duration of the match at under 2 hours :). Would be even greater if someone could record/cast it  8). See you in the Arena!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on April 29, 2016, 09:14:27 AM
I will do my best to be available.  Depending on the speed of the game I may have to miss the back half of it, but I'll cut it to size when we do the commentary.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on April 29, 2016, 10:30:54 AM

yay! arrived home just in time :)

I will do my best to be available.  Depending on the speed of the game I may have to miss the back half of it, but I'll cut it to size when we do the commentary.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 29, 2016, 12:49:49 PM
Tyrnan's Anvil Throne Warlord smashed arxiduc's Warlock to the arena ground in the end.  After having drained his soul twice in round 4 and from then on trying to go out of the way of the warlock while at the same time chasing him with two Minotaurs. Some walls helped him to recover from his wounds to then finally throw a boulder on the warlock that smashed him into the ground. :D

It was a very close game and only luck helped me win this. I had lot's of fun. Thanks to arxiducs for this fun and completely unconventional game :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 29, 2016, 07:08:17 PM
How is the tiebreak working out in group C?

While I'm at it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score) might work out if there's still a draw. (for future tournaments)

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 29, 2016, 08:03:25 PM
I've been asking me that myself. Looking at the tables it seems that Wstrząśnięty, leggybl0nde and Tyrnan are tied on every value there. Especially the tiebreaker described in the tournament rules is  a draw too (everyone of us three won one game against another one of us). How come that I am on rank 2 now?
Not that I want to complain. I'd really love to play in the second stage of the tournament but I want to understand why.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on April 29, 2016, 09:04:55 PM
Hey guys!

I'll have all the updates Monday. I'm at a convention for the week. Off the top of my head, I know challonge automatically calculates values of who lost to who to determine tie breaks. If there's an issue I'll contact you all Monday! Looking forward to starting the second stage!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on April 29, 2016, 09:27:22 PM
Normally it would be small points (life left or damage inflicted), but I don't think anyone was taking them down.

While I'm at it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score) might work out if there's still a draw. (for future tournaments)
Using this:
GW has most wins so victory against him will give the most points.
Arxiducs has least wins so victory against him will give the least points.
Tyrnan won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
LeggyBl0nde won against GW and one middle score player.
Wstrząśnięty won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
This would mean that LeggyBl0nde advances.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 30, 2016, 11:11:36 AM
Normally it would be small points (life left or damage inflicted), but I don't think anyone was taking them down.

While I'm at it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score) might work out if there's still a draw. (for future tournaments)
Using this:
GW has most wins so victory against him will give the most points.
Arxiducs has least wins so victory against him will give the least points.
Tyrnan won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
LeggyBl0nde won against GW and one middle score player.
Wstrząśnięty won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
This would mean that LeggyBl0nde advances.

thats also what i thought
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on April 30, 2016, 11:25:12 AM
Normally it would be small points (life left or damage inflicted), but I don't think anyone was taking them down.

While I'm at it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonneborn-Berger_score) might work out if there's still a draw. (for future tournaments)
Using this:
GW has most wins so victory against him will give the most points.
Arxiducs has least wins so victory against him will give the least points.
Tyrnan won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
LeggyBl0nde won against GW and one middle score player.
Wstrząśnięty won against Arxiducs and one middle score player.
This would mean that LeggyBl0nde advances.
Yeah, sounds reasonable.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on April 30, 2016, 03:31:25 PM
Hey remember were not using this in this tournament :P

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Beldin on April 30, 2016, 05:52:37 PM
My thoughts are a number of different tie breakers as in chess or MTG:

1) Strength of schedule
2) The result of the direct encounter(s) between the players (if any)
3) Greater number of wins

4) Just-Burg Scoring

To calculate this, sum the running score for each round. For example, if a player has (in order) a win, loss, win, draw, and a loss; his round-by-round score will be 1, 1, 2, 2½, 2½. The sum of these numbers is 9. This system places more weight on games won in the early rounds and the least weight on games won in the final rounds. The rationale for this system is that a player who scored well early in the tournament has most likely faced tougher opponents in later rounds and should therefore be favoured over a player who scored poorly in the start before subsequently scoring points against weaker opponents.

5) Sonneborn-Berger (linked before)
6) Greatest number of wins against a Wizard
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on April 30, 2016, 06:39:09 PM
1) what you mean with strength of schedule
2) they are tied
3) they are tied
4) makes no sense if everyone played everyone in agroup
5) Like most
6) not sure
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: gw on May 01, 2016, 01:23:26 AM
Still there is the need to come up with sth. to get a clear situation.

1. drawing lots

2. Sonneborn Berger (discussed above) makes most sense if you need a non-random decision asap.

3. If one player doesn't have an interest to leave group stage one might also have  a decider match between the other two (only allowing mages already played for example).

4. very time consuming options

Hey remember were not using this in this tournament :P
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 01, 2016, 02:59:23 AM
or a quiz like thunderdome G had the option :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on May 01, 2016, 07:33:08 AM
Or a game of Domination
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 01, 2016, 07:56:57 AM
problem with extra games are like now when you have 3 people tied, you need 3 matches and still have a good chance of a new draw
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on May 01, 2016, 08:16:25 AM
problem with extra games are like now when you have 3 people tied, you need 3 matches and still have a good chance of a new draw
That's why I proposed Domination. It can be 3p game with a single winner.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 01, 2016, 08:28:57 AM
problem with extra games are like now when you have 3 people tied, you need 3 matches and still have a good chance of a new draw
That's why I proposed Domination. It can be 3p game with a single winner.
in this case yes, but it can also happen that 3 players will be tied for 2 places, than two can just agree this is the strongest so get that one out as they dont want the stronger one in final stage.

I feel the tourneys should get a general tiebreaker decission
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Beldin on May 01, 2016, 02:03:04 PM
Strength of Schedule is a measurement of the difficulty a player had getting through the tournament that is based on the win-loss records of their opponents. If one player played opponents that recorded a larger number of wins than another would be considered to have a stronger strength of schedule.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Kaarin on May 01, 2016, 03:43:52 PM
Strength of Schedule is a measurement of the difficulty a player had getting through the tournament that is based on the win-loss records of their opponents. If one player played opponents that recorded a larger number of wins than another would be considered to have a stronger strength of schedule.
But everyone played against everyone in our group.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 02, 2016, 12:57:36 PM
Alright guys! I have updated the standings!

I looked over all the data and determined LeggyBlonde will be advancing to the next stage. At this point forward I wish everyone luck in the next stage! A reminder is that in this stage you will need a judge to be there for the game (see the front of this thread to find judges). Also this will be formal games so the matches will be timed and all other rules will be in place and enforced more officially. The next stage is single round elimination so good luck to everyone. I am really look forward to seeing some amazing players in the arena!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Tyrnan on May 02, 2016, 05:21:54 PM
Alright guys! I have updated the standings!

I looked over all the data and determined LeggyBlonde will be advancing to the next stage. At this point forward I wish everyone luck in the next stage! A reminder is that in this stage you will need a judge to be there for the game (see the front of this thread to find judges). Also this will be formal games so the matches will be timed and all other rules will be in place and enforced more officially. The next stage is single round elimination so good luck to everyone. I am really look forward to seeing some amazing players in the arena!
Congrats to leggybl0nde for advancing and good luck to all players in the second stage. I expect to see some really nice battles there :)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: leggybl0nde on May 02, 2016, 05:47:31 PM
Was not expecting to make it to the next round!!  Very grateful to have the opportunity to play round 2 against biblofilter and test out another mage.  Everyone in my group was a blast to play with and performed well. Look forward to seeing them again in the arena. I have learned quite a bit from these games so thanks.

 
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 03, 2016, 05:48:53 AM
of course the rules are set, but 5minutes planning is quite long, but in upkeep you will have troubles as it has to be gone fast over it. But there are decissions like voltaric shield, and upkeep payments done there

In all games people decide on that in planning, but it is in upkeep. I want to know what you do about it. (same with lifebond stuff). I honestly would find it quite bad if i have to stress on that decission and then have 4 out of 5minutes to sit around doing nothing.

the main point about those things happening in upkeep is that the will influence the other players planning maybe
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 03, 2016, 12:05:55 PM
of course the rules are set, but 5minutes planning is quite long, but in upkeep you will have troubles as it has to be gone fast over it. But there are decissions like voltaric shield, and upkeep payments done there

In all games people decide on that in planning, but it is in upkeep. I want to know what you do about it. (same with lifebond stuff). I honestly would find it quite bad if i have to stress on that decission and then have 4 out of 5minutes to sit around doing nothing.

the main point about those things happening in upkeep is that the will influence the other players planning maybe

If the planning phase ends before 5 minutes, then we stop the timer. and move to the next phase This tournament is meant to be fast paced and reward players that can play within it.  The upkeep rule is stressed to be done as quick as possible to help facilitate those faster decisions and help both players move forward in the game.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on May 04, 2016, 07:33:37 AM
Leggybl0nde vs. Biblofilter on for Friday evening 6pm EST - that is if we get a judge/caster.

btw is there any more videos coming?

I'm especially interested in the matches Leggybl0nde has played  ;)

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 04, 2016, 08:50:04 AM
***UPDATE****

After a number of private conversations with a few players, I have decided to be a bit more specific on what the upkeep phase rule implies. For the purpose of this tournament going forward, the upkeep phase must be completed within 3 minutes (if finished earlier move onto planning and proceed as normal). All optional upkeep abilities (Voltaric Shield, Treebond etc.) must be completed in this time and cannot be reversed during planning.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Frozen on May 05, 2016, 02:49:26 PM
Me and Powlich are planning to have our game sunday the 8th of may, 19:00 UTC+2. Any judges available for that time?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on May 05, 2016, 04:11:31 PM
That is Mother's Day and Graduation Day in my part of the USA.  I will be celebrating my mother, my wife's mother and my own wife as well as my brother graduating from his MA program.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 05, 2016, 04:17:34 PM
Me and Powlich are planning to have our game sunday the 8th of may, 19:00 UTC+2. Any judges available for that time?

Pretty sure I'll be around for that, I can cover you.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on May 05, 2016, 04:28:34 PM
That is Mother's Day and Graduation Day in my part of the USA.  I will be celebrating my mother, my wife's mother and my own wife as well as my brother graduating from his MA program.

My sister is graduating on the same day!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on May 05, 2016, 05:56:07 PM
Leggybl0nde vs. Biblofilter on for Friday evening 6pm EST - that is if we get a judge/caster.

still need a judge/caster - I guess we have to postpone the match to next week if don´t get one in time.

match due in ~24 hours from now.



Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 05, 2016, 06:01:22 PM
I've got you, Biblo. I should be home in that time frame (maybe slightly after)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 06, 2016, 08:37:07 AM
Leggybl0nde vs. Biblofilter on for Friday evening 6pm EST - that is if we get a judge/caster.

still need a judge/caster - I guess we have to postpone the match to next week if don´t get one in time.

match due in ~24 hours from now.

I will also be there!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Drefan on May 08, 2016, 07:42:50 AM
Will anyone stream the Frozen vs Powlich game today?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 08, 2016, 07:54:57 AM
Will anyone stream the Frozen vs Powlich game today?

The match is in about 6 hours? I should be able to make it
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Drefan on May 08, 2016, 08:12:44 AM
Will anyone stream the Frozen vs Powlich game today?

The match is in about 6 hours? I should be able to make it

Yeah today but in 3h30min 19:00 UTC+2.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Werekingdom on May 08, 2016, 09:36:44 PM
Werekingdom vs Drafan

On the 10th at 1900 chicago time.

Looking for game commenter, if anyone is interested?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 09, 2016, 11:20:15 AM
Werekingdom vs Drafan

On the 10th at 1900 chicago time.

Looking for game commenter, if anyone is interested?

I will TRY to be there, but currently I will be a maybe. Hopefully one of the other guys can confirm just in case
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 09, 2016, 03:26:31 PM
Werekingdom vs Drafan

On the 10th at 1900 chicago time.

Looking for game commenter, if anyone is interested?

I get out of work at 1800 chicago time on the 10th. I'll do my best to be there asap, but I will definitely be there!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on May 10, 2016, 09:14:35 AM
Hi!

Powlich vs Biblo.

Thursday 12 or Friday 13 in euro morning - that's at midnight in Chicago.

or Saturday 14 in euro evening - something like 11+ am in Chicago.

If none of the above times suits a judge - we´ll reschedule to next week.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 10, 2016, 11:17:32 AM
@ Biblo - I will be out of town for the weekend. Can any other judge make it?
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 10, 2016, 11:29:32 AM
@ Biblo - I will be out of town for the weekend. Can any other judge make it?

I can make any and all of those times. Let me know when you decide on one
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Biblofilter on May 10, 2016, 09:11:43 PM
Powlich vs Biblo Saturday at 12 am Chicago time - 19 local time for Powlich and me.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on May 10, 2016, 09:53:22 PM
Alright so Friday night to Saturday.  You got some caffeine ready, Shark? :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 11, 2016, 07:31:42 AM
Alright so Friday night to Saturday.  You got some caffeine ready, Shark? :D

If it's 1900 local time for them, pretty sure that means Sat at 1200 for us. But I'll have caffeine regardless :P
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Puddnhead on May 11, 2016, 08:28:45 AM
Oh, so like Noon?  I can't make that :(
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: iNano78 on May 11, 2016, 08:29:37 AM
Alright so Friday night to Saturday.  You got some caffeine ready, Shark? :D

If it's 1900 local time for them, pretty sure that means Sat at 1200 for us. But I'll have caffeine regardless :P

Seriously, I'd need a healthy dose of caffeine at that time. I mean, who in their right mind is up by 12:00 on a Saturday?!  :o And that would be 11:00 here! Crikey!!  ;)
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: SharkBait on May 11, 2016, 10:58:29 AM
Alright so Friday night to Saturday.  You got some caffeine ready, Shark? :D

If it's 1900 local time for them, pretty sure that means Sat at 1200 for us. But I'll have caffeine regardless :P

Seriously, I'd need a healthy dose of caffeine at that time. I mean, who in their right mind is up by 12:00 on a Saturday?!  :o And that would be 11:00 here! Crikey!!  ;)

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Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 12, 2016, 03:20:38 AM
Me and GW will probably play on Saturday, we will update you once we know it.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 17, 2016, 05:11:01 AM
werekingdom and me will play today potentially 17 or 16 gmt. Schwenkgott might cast it if neither coshade, shark or pudn can.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Coshade on May 29, 2016, 05:53:38 PM
ADMW Concluded!

Just wanted to give a giant thank you to everyone that participated. I hope everyone had fun! I learned a lot and hope to get another tournament some time after PvS is released!

For now check out the 3rd place and championship match! I won't spoil it for you, but they have amazing strategy from all players!

Match for 3rd Place ----> https://youtu.be/PD-saTtm0nc

Championship match--->  https://youtu.be/Q9_tayy4NBg

Thank you again everyone!
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on May 29, 2016, 07:38:36 PM
Started watching the championship match. I realized that if Powlich had used knockdown and fireball on fellela instead of attacking the tanglevine, he might have actually killed it before it could do anything at all!

Since he had fireshaper ring on him, fireball would do 7 dice. fellela's enchantment is pretty much certain to be gator toughness, so 7 dice -1 armor is 6 damage on average, plus about 1.5 damage on average from the burn. Even if fellela survived that attack, she would be almost dead and probably would only get off one enchant. And if he had decided to curse her first, then it would be 8 dice and chance of burn against 8 life and 1 armor.

Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Mystery on May 30, 2016, 01:30:22 AM
Started watching the championship match. I realized that if Powlich had used knockdown and fireball on fellela instead of attacking the tanglevine, he might have actually killed it before it could do anything at all!

Since he had fireshaper ring on him, fireball would do 7 dice. fellela's enchantment is pretty much certain to be gator toughness, so 7 dice -1 armor is 6 damage on average, plus about 1.5 damage on average from the burn. Even if fellela survived that attack, she would be almost dead and probably would only get off one enchant. And if he had decided to curse her first, then it would be 8 dice and chance of burn against 8 life and 1 armor.

knockdown is a very situational card and therefor I would not waste two spellpoints on it. 2 Flameblast are more dice then knockdown-fireball and 2 points less, can hardly see that happen. reason flameblast is the card anyway against familiars. He also had deciceded for the flameblast with the elemental wand and was tanglevined.

And your probably certain gator is a rhino hide :o, and fellela had a bull endurance prepared, but I missplanned lacking the ench wardstone. So of course the fireball will still deal 4dmg on avg vs 6life/rhino, but he would have to invest more and with ET I can save my investments in fellela.
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: arxiducs on June 01, 2016, 07:22:34 AM
ADMW Concluded!

Just wanted to give a giant thank you to everyone that participated. I hope everyone had fun! I learned a lot and hope to get another tournament some time after PvS is released!

For now check out the 3rd place and championship match! I won't spoil it for you, but they have amazing strategy from all players!

Match for 3rd Place ----> https://youtu.be/PD-saTtm0nc

Championship match--->  https://youtu.be/Q9_tayy4NBg

Thank you again everyone!


Many thanks to you, Coshade and the gang, for mobilizing this community with great ideas and dedication.
I personally had a blast!   :D
Title: Re: ADMW Open - OCTGN Tournament!
Post by: Boocheck on June 02, 2016, 04:11:39 AM
My plann is to send wife to Theatre and watch both final casts tonight! Cant wait for this! :)

I would like to thanks each and every player and fantastic guys from Arcane Duels and Mage Cast. Your work is deeply apprecieted!!!