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Title: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: VictorE on October 03, 2017, 06:12:24 PM
Hello everyone. We've set up a Mage Wars tournament as part of Winter War 45 on Saturday, January 27th in Champaign, Illinois. www.winterwar.org. I'll post more details when I have them included venue information and registration. The normal location is under renovation, so I'm not sure yet where in Champaign it will be. They also haven't posted the registration site yet for participants. So for now this post is just a heads up. I will post more as soon as I have the information.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: Coshade on October 03, 2017, 08:26:28 PM
Gotta check with work on that weekend, but I will do everything possible to be in this tournament! Let's do it!
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: farkas1 on October 03, 2017, 09:17:17 PM
Sweet yeah love to have you at the tourney!!! We have the STL crew joining us and our Champaign group as well. 
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: zot on October 03, 2017, 11:04:03 PM
i will do my best to make it
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: VictorE on October 14, 2017, 07:19:54 PM
Update:
The web page doesn't yet confirm, but the Winter War Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/488317051201109/ has that this years Winter War will be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Champaign-Urbana, IL. (the regular site is being renovated)
Registration is supposed to open in the beginning of December. I'll post more information at that time. By then, the games list will be complete.
As of now, we will have 4 tables to run up to 8 games of Mage Wars for 8 hours on Saturday, January 27, 2018. After registration we can set up the matchups and register spell books.
If you go to the winter war site, for this event it says, "Presented by: Mage Wars featuring Virgil Varvel". I asked them to change that. I am definitely not a feature. I've only been playing about 6 months now, but I love the game and wanted to run an event. My friend farkas1 (who's been playing for years) will be there for any rules questions.
Arcane Wonders graciously supplied several prizes, and I've added a few others including a copy of the warlord expansion. But then the main prize is having fun playing Mage Wars with new and old friends.

While we will try to supply markers as needed, if you are playing a non-core mage, as many of you probably will, you will want to bring markers specific for your mage. Otherwise, we will probably run out. Between farkas1 and me we have at least 3 of every set with plenty of boards and stuff, but it never hurts to be prepared.

For those just checking us out at the event, I will have the four apprentice spell books available.

That's all I know to add right now.


Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: wtcannonjr on October 15, 2017, 10:08:32 AM
Good luck with the event. Wish I could make it.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: DaveW on November 11, 2017, 06:28:05 PM
I am going to try to make it, and spoke with one other person from my area who said that was in his plans also.

Thanks for offering to run the event. I hope that it will be a great success. I can bring some that nags that you can use for prizes if you like... leftovers from when I ran an event a while back. Drop me a note if you want to talk about that.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: Ash on November 13, 2017, 01:05:46 PM
I am totally interested in this.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: Puddnhead on November 13, 2017, 01:40:51 PM
We will dethrone the wizard.  See you on the 27th.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: VictorE on December 03, 2017, 11:39:15 PM
You can now register for the event at http://www.winterwar.org/. The cost is $4. There are about 10 prizes that arcane wonders graciously supplied. We just had a great gaming session this weekend where I was asked if there would be a trophy. I can't promise anything, but I will see what I can do.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: Coshade on December 20, 2017, 08:12:46 PM
Just registered! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on December 20, 2017, 08:43:13 PM
I'm interested in attending. What's the housing situation look like?
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: farkas1 on December 21, 2017, 12:41:59 AM
I can talk with my buddies to see if they are willing to house some folks, I'm sure they are willing. 
 silverclaw if u want to stay at my place ur more than welcome.  I may have room for a few more folks if people are interested.  I have a spare mattress and a couch that sleeps fairly comfortably.  Let me know
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: zot on December 21, 2017, 08:34:06 AM
I will be heading over with some few. I think 2-3 total arriving. Will know as we get closer.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on December 21, 2017, 09:42:58 AM
Let me put in the request at work and we'll see what we can do.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: zot on December 21, 2017, 12:53:55 PM
pretty awesome if you can make it.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: farkas1 on December 23, 2017, 06:02:00 PM
Ok I have confirmation from VictorE and my buddy Jon.  So we have three different spots including my own to host people to spend the night.  So we should have enough space for people coming in from out of town.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: DaveW on January 12, 2018, 07:51:30 PM
OK, I've just registered... I'll be there presuming this Winter weather mix junk stops hitting us by then....

Dave
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: zot on January 12, 2018, 08:59:57 PM
I have the 26th off and am planning on making it. can we register on arrival? how much is it?
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: DaveW on January 13, 2018, 06:44:57 AM
The weekend pass was $15... $10 for a single day.

The events I got into were on the order of $2 for a four-hour slot.

The Mage Wars event was $4 and set to take eight hours, starting Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Title: Re: Winter War - January 27 in Champaign Illinois
Post by: farkas1 on January 13, 2018, 09:57:27 AM
Yea you guys can register at the event.   

there is plenty of space still available.

 I think we have 8 players so far counting those here who have not registered for the event yet that I know of.  The STL crew have not officially signed up yet but I do have word we have Ryan and others planning on attending.  So our count most likely will Rise to 10-12 player count.  Plenty for a good fun Mage Wars tourney.

Awesome to hear Dave, I am looking forward to the event.