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Title: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on February 28, 2018, 03:31:13 AM
Helloooooo, we are in 2018, and today we already havenīt news about new products for mage wars during this year, we hear about 4 new mages (academy seems), but  i would like to know something more fixed, and maybe a spoiler.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on February 28, 2018, 03:45:40 AM
I propose a banana sticker for Isel!
(ok... and a roten apple sticker for me...)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: EricTheGreat12 on March 04, 2018, 02:55:38 PM
Helloooooo, we are in 2018, and today we already havenīt news about new products for mage wars during this year, we hear about 4 new mages (academy seems), but  i would like to know something more fixed, and maybe a spoiler.

Wow! They say that silence speaks volumes....

It's 2018 so no, if we rely on past information, there will be no new Arena content releasing within the next year (only the 4 new academy Mages). Unfortunate, but not surprising; don't expect anything to be how it used to be  :-\

Seriously, until by some miracle we get new information, I suggest that you either play with others on OCTGN or play something else. You shouldn't have to die of boredom due to lack of content on the game's part
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on March 05, 2018, 05:14:01 AM
yes, i know that i must play something else, dont worry i have plenty of games, the only thing that i put this, is because itīs a pity that they have a very good game, and they left to die, people left this game for the lack of attention and no new players thanks to this, A really pity....,.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Grimstringer on March 05, 2018, 07:21:52 AM
Helloooooo, we are in 2018, and today we already havenīt news about new products for mage wars during this year, we hear about 4 new mages (academy seems), but  i would like to know something more fixed, and maybe a spoiler.

Wow! They say that silence speaks volumes....

It's 2018 so no, if we rely on past information, there will be no new Arena content releasing within the next year (only the 4 new academy Mages). Unfortunate, but not surprising; don't expect anything to be how it used to be  :-\

Seriously, until by some miracle we get new information, I suggest that you either play with others on OCTGN or play something else. You shouldn't have to die of boredom due to lack of content on the game's part


i think you're exaggarating, there is so much content, every mage has many playstyles, i havent mastered any of them yet. (im a new player compared to most ) over 3-4 for each mage, and there are 10 mages without the variants? 

also the matches arent usually the same even if you play vs the same opponent and the same mage..
maybe if you play 2-3 matches every day, but most people whine that they dont play enough mage wars ;p

i cant find how anyone can die of boredom in a game like this.   Sure, we want more arena content, but when it's there we will want more aswell, it will never end! i prefer slow releases, so i have time to buy, and play them to the fullest,(not every month release like other card games,getting the pressure to buy new content or fall behind) i dont think you should compare mage wars to them, there is academy content released, at the start i frowned upon it aswell.  yeah there are many cards that dont have any use in arena, BUT there are also many that open up new playstyles and directions, those are welcome! my only issue is that you have to buy 2 copies to get a playset, this is a huge minus for me. so academy is welcome since it gives new tools and playstyles, with a mini game included ;P

other than that, i also prefer slow releases because that means we get tones of playtasting and balancing for the new mages/cards!


Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bitva on March 06, 2018, 04:24:16 PM
Not a playtester or anything, but my take on the Mage Wars situation is that with the four Academy releases this year, there will then be 10 Academy mages just like there are 10 Arena Mages (without variants as noted above). based on the illustrations on this website, I'd say we have an Academy Necromancer, Druid and Paladin coming this year. Siren is likely but perhaps the illustration is not visible (or maybe it is...)

Once all Arena Mages got their Academy boost, the Arena playing field will be more level and then the Arena expansion floodgates will open. Perhaps AW and/or playtesters want to even everyone out with Academy expansions as much as possible for the full-on Arena onslaught. So far the Arena boosts have been very good for lesser-used mages like Warlord.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on March 08, 2018, 02:01:31 AM
ive read all your post, and maybe im confused about this, but i only ask for regular news about the next releases, because i believe is normal in any conmmunity that ask for new expansions for this game or anyone to have a update of the future of its favourite game, i dónt ask for a monthly reléase of 600 cards or similar to other games that only sear for the money of their players and not a healthy game, at the begginning of this game were announced one reléase every 6 months, i regularly we have news about the new, i know that this game is well tested and their designers are very cautions in their desing (well , maybe except for the forcemaster), but they must understand that in each game , all players like a regularly feed of news.

In my opinión they must fix a regularly reléase of products or expansions for this game, whithout convert this game in a CCG, because thatīs itīs against the spirit of this game.

Maybe for a reléase year:
-one small box with cards for each school, to help to maintain an equilibrium for all mages every year, 40 cards maybe,
- one academy mage after we have the same number as arena mages
- one arena mage or a new type of combat as domination.

i believe itīs not very hard, but more important that all of this itīs a feed of news that give the community the sensation that this game itīs not dead.

This game in my country have had a very bad strike thanks to the fail of traduction of DEVIR, and the few players that bought the game, they left because they havenīt news for the new expansions, although the old players advised him to buy english expansions, but not all players are very happy to play with a game in a foreing language.

I hope the designers read this and gave us something to mantain the spirit of this community, because for now is very descourage to try to promotion this game to the new players, because all people see in others products a better regularly of news and a more fixed dates of releases in expansions, because itīs very normal, in the last 6 months i ve had only one new player and i felt very discourage with this because i donīt like very much to play this game online, i work all my day with computers, and itīs more relaxes for my eyes and mind to play without an screen, and when i see all my mage wars boxes without use....welll you know.

See you around Pals, and i hope soon we get some news or a spoiler of ONE card to rise our spirit for this game.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: farkas1 on March 08, 2018, 08:09:23 AM
I do feel and understand your concern Isel.  Hopefully they announce something soon as we havie been play testing new sets and I think imo we are closer to the final drafts.  That said  as a play tester we can not share or discuss what’s coming down the pipeline.  Arcane wonders at least currently like to reveal cards when they are ready to print.  Not sure why but they have made changes late in production and I think they don’t want cards to have false information out that does not reflect the final production.  It’s a long process as this is the second cycle of cards I have play tested for. 

 I will say the new sets are fun and I look forward to the release.  Hopefully we will hear from someone official soon. 
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: TonyGullotti on March 08, 2018, 09:22:17 AM
Due to past struggles with delivering when we say we're going to deliver, I'm not starting any spoilers --nor am I announcing anything until the print files are actually at the printer and I have an estimated date of arrival of the final product.

We have plans to have 4 Mage Wars Academy mages released this year. Dates for these mages are still unknown as final development is still in process.

Current plans are to work with Arcane Duels for spoiler videos of different cards in addition to showing them off via social media. We also plan to send all card art files to Grga for inclusion with his spellbook builder as each set is released.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on March 08, 2018, 11:37:01 AM
I understand not wanting to give dates that you aren't sure you can hit but there's got to be a middle ground of no news and final news. Updates on where in the process things are, news on what is being done open besides generalities of new academy mages, etc. There's got to be something better than complete silence or missing preliminary release dates.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Arkdeniz on March 08, 2018, 09:34:46 PM
Due to past struggles with delivering when we say we're going to deliver, I'm not starting any spoilers --nor am I announcing anything until the print files are actually at the printer and I have an estimated date of arrival of the final product.

We have plans to have 4 Mage Wars Academy mages released this year. Dates for these mages are still unknown as final development is still in process.

Current plans are to work with Arcane Duels for spoiler videos of different cards in addition to showing them off via social media. We also plan to send all card art files to Grga for inclusion with his spellbook builder as each set is released.

No rush, Tony. We have enoigh arguments here about the workings of cards that taking a bit longer to get them right is better than forcing sets out to a rigid schedule.

(But getting us all worked up by telling us which classes are coming might be fun)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on March 09, 2018, 02:59:02 PM

(But getting us all worked up by telling us which classes are coming might be fun)

Yeah, thatīs what i would like to said, at least something, i know that itīs difficult to make a date for anything, but at least you can put a picture without text saying (What do you believe can do this card?), or the pictures of the new mages and ask , What do you beilieve wich mages are these and maybe you will see soon?. There are plenty of tricks to make you community confortable seeing that this game is live. Its only an opinion, i hope you understand that i trying to fight for the survival of this fantastic game, because there are plenty of competitors whith worse games but with more updated feeds, and people play that games because although people see that are not enouhg good, they see that are live and can be better in the future.

See you soon that new mages!!!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 09, 2018, 04:51:03 PM
I think the main issue is just not enough new content in general. From what I understand, a lot of games if not most games don't get translated past the first set or so in other countries. It's sad because mage wars has so much potential  for a real global metagame offline. But it seems like only the biggest most popular games are successful enough for that, and mage wars as awesome as it is can't really compete with giants like mtg.

This game is largely community-driven. The fan base are a large part of what have brought this game to life. Remember Arcane wonders has never had more than 5 people total in it, and now they only have 3. The fact that they're able to make this game and keep making this game as awesome as it is is a big accomplishment.

If you would like to keep the game going in your own countries without using the English versions, talk to Arcane wonders about if they would let you continue to translate it yourself. I know it's a lot of work but someone's going to have to do it if they want it to get done.

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Arkdeniz on March 09, 2018, 05:00:38 PM
I am in no rush at all. There are still a lot of cards that I have never used yet, at least one mage I have not played yet, and a couple I have only used a handful of times.

I'm still discovering new things with what we already have. 
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Jock McFistpunch on March 09, 2018, 05:47:53 PM
I'm honestly pumped about 4 new Academy mages.  I love playing arena but Academy is so much fun. I ffind the Academy cards are also really useful so I'm hoping they'll up my Arena game too.

Can't wait!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 09, 2018, 11:58:47 PM
If you would like to keep the game going in your own countries without using the English versions, talk to Arcane wonders about if they would let you continue to translate it yourself. I know it's a lot of work but someone's going to have to do it if they want it to get done.
In France, people wanted to, but AW said it was not possible.

There are still a lot of cards that I have never used yet, at least one mage I have not played yet, and a couple I have only used a handful of times.

I don't play very often, and I like to discover new possibilities for the mages... but after one year and a half with only a few academy cards to feed my imagination, my spellbooks are more and more imaginative, less and less playable...
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: wtcannonjr on March 10, 2018, 08:49:45 AM
Just curious -

How does a spellbook become unplayable?

Are you saying you have fewer players or time to hold matches?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 10, 2018, 12:35:26 PM
Just curious -

How does a spellbook become unplayable?

Are you saying you have fewer players or time to hold matches?

is "unplayable" no english word? (direct translation from "injouable" in french!)... sory...
I meant a book that tries to put together cards that have not much chance to combine well and adds cards that really seem bad, just to try them, and to see something new in the arena!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on March 10, 2018, 01:33:56 PM
The English word you're looking for I believe is "non-competitive."
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on March 10, 2018, 10:07:02 PM
AKA any book that plays Sardonyx. :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 11, 2018, 12:12:20 AM
The English word you're looking for I believe is "non-competitive."
well, "non-competitive" is about my chances to win. some of my books not only loose, they don't bring a fun game!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: wtcannonjr on March 11, 2018, 09:06:27 AM
The English word you're looking for I believe is "non-competitive."
well, "non-competitive" is about my chances to win. some of my books not only loose, they don't bring a fun game!
Thanks for clarifying. Now I see what you mean.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 11, 2018, 10:16:56 AM
  ;D
I meant I need some new cards, from time to time, to have great games!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 11, 2018, 01:10:32 PM
Since when is unplayable not a word?

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DaveW on March 12, 2018, 07:21:42 PM
Since when is unplayable not a word?

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It is a word. It was not the word he was looking for, however.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on March 13, 2018, 02:09:57 AM
I tried last week a tsunami book in my druid, and without the siren ring and is very slow, its not very competitive, i hope weīll get a wáter ring for the druid too (i refer to the ring that adds +2 for the die effect to aquatic spells).

I like playing non competitive cards, but itīs very hard to go on playing that cards when the reléase of new cards help more competitive game tan another, but thatīs itīs normal in all, games.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 13, 2018, 04:20:30 AM
I tried last week a tsunami book in my druid, and without the siren ring and is very slow, its not very competitive, i hope weīll get a wáter ring for the druid too (i refer to the ring that adds +2 for the die effect to aquatic spells).
if we get a ring for the druid, next step is to test a tsunami book with the warlock!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on March 13, 2018, 08:03:04 AM
I tried last week a tsunami book in my druid, and without the siren ring and is very slow, its not very competitive, i hope weīll get a wáter ring for the druid too (i refer to the ring that adds +2 for the die effect to aquatic spells).
if we get a ring for the druid, next step is to test a tsunami book with the warlock!

Well, itīs not hard to thing in a ring for only aquatic mages, there are several objects that said that "nature mage" holy mages",... i think that is normal that certain equipment itīs restricted to certain mage, but another equipment should be restricted only to mages that use that school, for example, Gale forcé ring can be used for any mage although itīs only for winds attacks, the ring that do the same for aquatic spell itīs only siren, donīt undertand this, but this is for another post, this is only for news for 2018 :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on March 26, 2018, 05:02:50 PM
I just want to see frost and an epic attack spell.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DaveW on March 30, 2018, 09:20:53 AM
Yes, frost even moreso now that Magma Golem is out. It always had been wanted with the Frost minus armor and with creatures with that trait.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 30, 2018, 08:55:11 PM
Personally I think it's good that arcane wonders has put traits on core set cards that will become relevant to the game years later. It means that the core set will last longer in the metagame. To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if a significant number of core set cards are still competitive in a decade or two or more.

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on March 31, 2018, 04:19:20 AM
I propose a class action against AW if they end arena befor we get a frost attack!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 02, 2018, 02:25:28 PM
I propose a class action against AW if they end arena befor we get a frost attack!
Uh...what? Are you sarcastic, trolling or serious?

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on April 03, 2018, 12:39:28 AM
I propose a class action against AW if they end arena befor we get a frost attack!
Uh...what? Are you sarcastic, trolling or serious?

sorry, I forgot:  ;D
(I didn't thought anybody could think I ever say anything seriously!)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on April 03, 2018, 04:04:57 AM
It would be nice just to hear that something is in the works for arena. Every time this is brought up and we get a response from tony it’s about new stuff for acedemy. I understand that the spells are compatible in arena, but you don’t see conjurations with acedemy. It would be nice to just hear something about arena so it doesn’t seem like AW has forgotten about it.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: EricTheGreat12 on April 04, 2018, 06:42:04 AM
It would be nice just to hear that something is in the works for arena. Every time this is brought up and we get a response from tony it’s about new stuff for acedemy. I understand that the spells are compatible in arena, but you don’t see conjurations with acedemy. It would be nice to just hear something about arena so it doesn’t seem like AW has forgotten about it.

Good luck with that; you might as well try to play something else for the next few years until they decide to give us something for Arena....
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on April 04, 2018, 10:51:40 AM
try to play something else for the next few years

that's the problem:
they seem to desert arena, without willing to tell it, but do you know a game just half as good as MW-arena?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 04, 2018, 01:12:52 PM
try to play something else for the next few years

that's the problem:
they seem to desert arena, without willing to tell it, but do you know a game just half as good as MW-arena?
No, they haven't deserted arena and they aren't deserting arena. I honestly don't see why you're acting as if AW has abandoned Arena just because they're not releasing Arena-exclusive sets this year. Academy sets are for both Academy and Arena, so this way they can support both games at the same time. Arena already has probably a much bigger more active player base than Academy, so Arena doesn't necessarily need as much exclusive attention right now to keep it active. On the other hand, I think there's like less than ten people who still play academy on OCTGN, and they play it only on rare occasion. Academy needs more love, so that's what AW is doing this year. They're not abandoning Arena. It feels like you guys are catastrophizing a bit here.

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Karadox on April 05, 2018, 11:40:21 AM
I think the main point for AW is, academy makes more money for them as arena. We, who play only arena buy 2 of the academy expansions.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 05, 2018, 12:52:55 PM
I think the main point for AW is, academy makes more money for them as arena. We, who play only arena buy 2 of the academy expansions.
Did AW say that? Does Academy make AW more money *in general* than Arena? It's been less than two years since PvS was released, and we already know that AW has a slow release schedule. Where did you get this info from?

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Karadox on April 05, 2018, 01:52:04 PM
It's just a speculation of mine.
the sales figures are certainly higher than those of paladin vs sirens I'm sure.
The production costs are lower for an Academy set.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on April 07, 2018, 08:20:08 PM
I understand that acedemy needs some love right now and the cards are compatible. I mean look at the force master expansion the allowed us to play the force master in a completely new way and was a breath of fresh air. But the there are some things missing that we don’t see that we would in a arena expansion. A big one is there has not been any new conjugations since grimore. Also, due to the way acedemy is the majority of the cards are cheap and low leveled. There are some exceptions to this but I doubt we will ever see a dragon that costs 28 mana in a acedemy expansion. If they can do what they did with the force master and put a new spin on a older mage that would be great because I wouldn”t mind expanding on old ideas. I would really like to see terrain expanded on more.

The big thing is that while you can use the same cards, an acedemy expansion is not the same as a arena expansion.  And while acedemy does need love so does arena because there hasn’t been anything out for it for awhile and there hasn’t been any news at all. And you can say the reason it is like this now is because they don’t want to drop the ball again like they did with PvS. That’s understandable to a point but to not hear anything for years? If they don’t want to add anything new that’s fine but they could also do additions to get some cards that you can’t add to acedemy and I thought that was what grimore volumes were going to be but we haven’t gotten another volume for some time.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Karadox on April 08, 2018, 06:02:14 AM
I think an expansion like lost grimore should be released once a year even if the focus is on academy expansions.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 08, 2018, 08:39:42 AM
We're now almost halfway through April and still no news on even if/when these Academy releases are coming out.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on April 08, 2018, 11:30:15 AM


I understand that acedemy needs some love right now and the cards are compatible. I mean look at the force master expansion the allowed us to play the force master in a completely new way and was a breath of fresh air. But the there are some things missing that we don’t see that we would in a arena expansion. A big one is there has not been any new conjugations since grimore. Also, due to the way acedemy is the majority of the cards are cheap and low leveled. There are some exceptions to this but I doubt we will ever see a dragon that costs 28 mana in a acedemy expansion. If they can do what they did with the force master and put a new spin on a older mage that would be great because I wouldn”t mind expanding on old ideas. I would really like to see terrain expanded on more.

The big thing is that while you can use the same cards, an acedemy expansion is not the same as a arena expansion.  And while acedemy does need love so does arena because there hasn’t been anything out for it for awhile and there hasn’t been any news at all. And you can say the reason it is like this now is because they don’t want to drop the ball again like they did with PvS. That’s understandable to a point but to not hear anything for years? If they don’t want to add anything new that’s fine but they could also do additions to get some cards that you can’t add to acedemy and I thought that was what grimore volumes were going to be but we haven’t gotten another volume for some time.

So we haven't gotten any *conjurations* or *level 5 or higher* spells since lost grimoire? That's hardly the same thing as "No new cards for Arena since lost grimoire". Seriously, you guys are acting like the sky is falling here. It hasn't been *that* long since the last set was released. So what if it was an academy set? Those are just as useful for Arena as any other mage wars set. This is nothing like how long we had to wait after forged in fire came out. Arena has not been abandoned. Relax.

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on April 08, 2018, 12:07:38 PM
Academy sets are not just as useful in Arena as Arena sets. There are some useful cards in an Academy set, but there's also a lot of cards that will never ever see the light of day in an Arena spellbook.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on April 08, 2018, 01:08:29 PM
So we haven't gotten any *conjurations* or *level 5 or higher* spells since lost grimoire? That's hardly the same thing as "No new cards for Arena since lost grimoire". Seriously, you guys are acting like the sky is falling here. It hasn't been *that* long since the last set was released. So what if it was an academy set? Those are just as useful for Arena as any other mage wars set. This is nothing like how long we had to wait after forged in fire came out. Arena has not been abandoned. Relax.

1) complaining make the time go faster!
2) 1 year and a half since the last arena expension, and it's anounced that there will be nothing for the next 8 months.
3) i don't see  a lot of academy cards that can be plaid in arena... and see http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=18697.0  (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=18697.0) for the compatibility problems.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on April 09, 2018, 10:54:50 PM
I have to agree. I haven’t played the force master yet with her force creatures in a arena game but I plan to try this weekend. That’s the only deck that I have build to so far that I have placed more acedemy cards then arena.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on April 10, 2018, 12:35:03 AM
I have to agree. I haven’t played the force master yet with her force creatures in a arena game but I plan to try this weekend. That’s the only deck that I have build to so far that I have placed more acedemy cards then arena.
i plaid an "academy FM" in the arena.
i must say she brings new interessant things, but the problem is we have 2 FM who don't make a lot of combinations one with the other.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on April 17, 2018, 05:10:19 PM
This is the middle of April, in a couple more weeks its gonna be May. One third of the year will have gone.
I am excited for any new cards to be released regardless of expansion. The talk here is about 4 Academy mages, possibly and probably the druid, necromancer, siren, and paladin being the next expansion.
Now 2018 has a long way from being over, but if i put a baby in someone right now the year would just about be over before its born. so before this  fake baby hits its first trimester, it would be nice to have either info on when they will be released or hopefully have one of them out.
like some i dont mind the wait, but i would like to mark off my calendar to when it drops
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: EricTheGreat12 on April 28, 2018, 03:47:46 PM
Now 2018 has a long way from being over, but if i put a baby in someone right now the year would just about be over before its born. so before this  fake baby hits its first trimester, it would be nice to have either info on when they will be released or hopefully have one of them out.
like some i dont mind the wait, but i would like to mark off my calendar to when it drops

 :o ummm... what?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: steack on May 02, 2018, 02:43:30 AM
 :D :D :D :D
i hope we will see the next extension of academie before the coming of your fake baby !

And for the  next extension of arena ... Gongrate your fake is  a Goblins !!  :P
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Jock McFistpunch on May 03, 2018, 02:47:53 PM
I was poking around d and found this randomly. Any one know anything about Exceed or how
Mage Wars fits in?

https://www.miniaturemarket.com/l99expr2.html

Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 03, 2018, 03:16:46 PM
Whatever that is - its cool  8)

I think I NEED a couple of boxes :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on May 03, 2018, 04:19:12 PM
???
new game? (and arena is buried)
some new mechanisms for arena? (like domination)
 why say nothing?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: iNano78 on May 03, 2018, 04:40:55 PM
It's a cross-over. Exceed is an unrelated game by Level 99 Games. But for fun they put a Mage Wars character in their game, just as they'd given some Level 99 Games characters to Mage Wars as promos (namely Eligor Larington and Gerard Matranga). Think of it more like an Easter Egg that helps promote both unrelated games in a roundabout way.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on May 04, 2018, 12:17:10 AM
ok!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Coshade on May 04, 2018, 07:49:05 AM
Exceed is a really good game. I highly suggest trying it out.

It is supposed to be like a street fighter/mortal kombat theme shoved into a card game. It has a lot to do with being in proper range, and anticipating what your opponent will do. They even have button mashing mechanics.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Iudicium86 on May 04, 2018, 06:34:28 PM
Already into the fifth month of the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen, and no news.

The facts we've gotten are:
No Arena related released in 2018.
4 Academy releases for 2018.
Previous statement about sharing news implied they don't want to set dates/news until already manufacturing the sets and no risk of majorly missing a release deadline.


You'd think just sharing a few cards that are already finalized wouldn't be the same league as "Guaranteed July xth release. Pre-Order now!"
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on May 04, 2018, 07:53:07 PM
There is ZERO chance they are releasing 4 sets this year at this point.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bitva on May 17, 2018, 12:31:57 PM
It may be possible if they're non-staggered releases. Perhaps they'll do the vs sets like in Arena or as originally planned for Priestess/Warlock in Academy. I really hope that happens, but I don't necessarily think it will.

Also, they could be keeping the announcement back until copies are at port or even in their warehouse(s). Imagine an announcement just before, or even at GenCon. First mage out in September, one to follow each month thereafter. All out before 2019 (or close enough).

Not saying this will happen or that I think it will. Just saying its way too early to say it's no longer possible for 2018.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DevilsVendetta on May 17, 2018, 05:36:29 PM
The problem is you want these sets out for convention season since that's when they'd sell best. Origins is a month away, GenCon is three. Dice Tower Con is two. And I'm not sure how big the WBC is but that's 2 1/2 months away. It just doesn't seem likely or feasible that anything of note is coming out this year.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: wtcannonjr on May 18, 2018, 06:59:22 PM
The problem is you want these sets out for convention season since that's when they'd sell best. Origins is a month away, GenCon is three. Dice Tower Con is two. And I'm not sure how big the WBC is but that's 2 1/2 months away. It just doesn't seem likely or feasible that anything of note is coming out this year.
WBC is a smaller convention focused on playing games rather than selling games. Here is a link to check out the event reports from 2017. You can see the range of events played plus open gaming is running 24x7 for all 9 days of the convention. Each event report identifies how many players entered the tournament that year. The Arena tournament had 23 players in 2017. We are entering our 4th year with attendance ranging from 18 to 29 players in each of the past years.

https://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook17/

I think overall attendance runs about 1500 to 2500 players, but that is just my guess based on previous attendance records from several years back when the con was at a different location.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 19, 2018, 06:07:27 PM
Im back at OCTGN  ;D
And im enjoying it, feel free to show up and give me a whipping!
(everybody else do)

ADMW2 is new. Im loving it and looking forward to see tons of games.

Puddin, Shark and Coshade.
What you guys do for the community and Mage Wars is crazy >3

If i could get one wish it would be to bring back Intangleble!
I can easily wait 5-10 years for that, but what about a Christmas edition broadcasting live from Zots place?
Ill take that over Frost  :)

New stuff isnīt always good, but im amazed what Arcane Wonders has done with just a few cards:

Pillar of Righteous Flame
Its soo good it might just not be what we really wanted.
It does kind of help a lot vs Necro (and thats fine)
Suddenly you have an easy counter to
Zombie Brute
Devouring Jelly
Etheral, Incorperal
Flying, fast, charging like Falcons swarm or HA Griffin

Its one card that does a lot.

Meredias Blessing:
Druid hasnt gotten a lot, but boy Meredias Blessing is good for Druid (and for anyone with creature majority)

Minds Eye:
Completly change they way FM can play.
FM got a lot of stuff which i havnt really looked into. But i rarely play her and luckily i donīt face her that much.

Wizard:
He got nerfed. Job well done imo. We needed that.

Holy ****  ;)
I think they overdid it. But lots of new shinning stuff :)

Battleground Domination:
Still feel new. Mostly because nobody plays it.
Kind of sad, but i think this one flopped.
If you want a fast game or want 3 player or team games then this is really good.
Still got some really nice cards for Arena.

Champions Gauntlets:
Again one card that completely has change stuff.
And just like FM i haven't really looked into the latest FM cards.

What did i forget?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: zot on May 19, 2018, 06:25:16 PM
I think intangible coming back for a holiday special sounds great too. absolutely we can do it from here. good call biblo, and welcome back to the digital world.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: farkas1 on May 20, 2018, 03:12:50 AM
All great points Biblio! I’m so glad you are back and can’t wait to have some matches with you! 

The only major thing maybe you have forgotten is academy warlord stuff and it has drastically improved the Warlords options and power level.  It has also set the warlord apart from the paladin.   So much fun to be played with the expansion. 
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 20, 2018, 03:38:17 AM
Hunting Spear

Kajarah

Making Beastmasters feel happy about Hawkeye.

Lesser Teleport another innocent looking card that nerf Wizard a tiny bit more.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Coshade on May 20, 2018, 09:38:53 AM
Dude! Would love to get a match in on OCTGN sometime soon. Also I'll talk to Intangible ;P
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 20, 2018, 02:54:47 PM
I'm calling out Biblo here and now. Our story is a long way from done.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 20, 2018, 04:08:59 PM
Ill smack you up Grizzly with my Siren, to try and stop you talking smack  ;D
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: RomeoXero on May 20, 2018, 04:30:21 PM
I will add to the drag back intangible train! Tell him we all miss him!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: zot on May 20, 2018, 04:44:55 PM
indeed.please do tell him he is missed and we would love to hear from him.  a mw weekend with arcane duels broadcasting live from here sounds so great. live stream some matches with commentary from the team....
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 28, 2018, 12:54:57 AM
So what are peoples thoughts on the new promos?  ::)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 08:34:12 AM
What new promos?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 28, 2018, 08:59:41 AM
Like Kraven, Wherewolf Slave

Will he be legal at Mace?

If I can get off from work Ill might come.
And bring an updated Werewolf book for the event.

I like those new creatures which really doesn't change much.
Just nice with some new flavor :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 09:04:24 AM
Oh you've seen Kraven huh? Yeah he's legal at Mace. I've got a huge stack of him and some others.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 28, 2018, 09:51:08 AM
Like the Shield?

When Im getting home ill go look for Temples of the Dawnbreaker. All of them :)
4+ defence with a reroll :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 10:25:57 AM
I got stacks of Golden Shield, Kraven: Werewolf Slave, Terrifying Visage, and Dampening Cloak I think it's called? It's a new Mind cloak.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 28, 2018, 11:04:06 AM
Year the Dampering Cloak is nice :)

Theres one card I really don't like: Asyraīs Grace
The reason is exactly the same I did not like Restore when I saw it.
Its to good when you play on limited time.
Please Stop Making Holy Spells. PSMHS.

I'm going to play competitive Mage Wars for the next 10 years and I donīt think we need more cards like this.

Reprisal is nice - seems like a standard discount enchantment for minor creatures. Retaliate
Terrifying Visage..
Interesting.. Will have to think about it.

Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 11:15:29 AM
Terrifying Visage is cool to protect a Sirens water elemental.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: DaveW on May 28, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
Is there any place where we mere mortals can see some of these new spells? I even signed up to playtest and haven't seen anything yet....
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bitva on May 28, 2018, 02:21:09 PM
Yes please! WHERE?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 02:37:19 PM
I can take pictures. At work now though.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Iudicium86 on May 28, 2018, 06:12:42 PM
lol, there are new promos???

And then people openly talk about them all like some inside joke without linking for those out of the loop.   :P  c'mon, share haha
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 06:20:21 PM
I don't have em on me or I would lol. I can tell you:

Dampening Cloak. Level 1 Mind Equipment.
4 mana (I think) Mage has Aegis 1 against ranged attacks.

Terrifying Visage. Level 1 Dark or Mind Enchantment.
Target: Non-mage corporeal creature.
Lower level creatures can not melee attack this creature.
Don't remember the reveal cost. No dissipate.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: RomeoXero on May 28, 2018, 06:54:00 PM
Terrifying visage is effing nasty. That's gonna be broke as fuck if it doesnt have a hefty reveal or some kind of detriment.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Reddicediaries on May 28, 2018, 07:14:35 PM
Terrifying visage is effing nasty. That's gonna be broke as fuck if it doesnt have a hefty reveal or some kind of detriment.
I mean, now Alandell can smack zombie brutes for days without them hitting him back if you keep it on him.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 07:14:52 PM
Can't go on the mage so...
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Coshade on May 28, 2018, 07:23:40 PM
Like all promos, the community can house rule if something is to powerful
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Kharhaz on May 28, 2018, 07:25:05 PM
Terrifying visage is effing nasty. That's gonna be broke as fuck if it doesnt have a hefty reveal or some kind of detriment.
I mean, now Alandell can smack zombie brutes for days without them hitting him back if you keep it on him.

It's never that easy..........
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 28, 2018, 08:39:55 PM
I've actually been using Terrifying Visage for a few weeks. It's cool but not over powered. Also I forgot to mention nin-living and psychic immune can ignore it.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: RomeoXero on May 28, 2018, 09:18:06 PM
Oh, so its UNDER powered then? Lol missed that point in the prelims there Griz
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on May 29, 2018, 12:49:08 AM
and how do you get these promos? pre-comand of the next arena expansion?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 29, 2018, 01:08:18 AM
We got em at the German Nationals.

Thx to Arcane Wonders  ;D

Id bet you could get them at Origins, Gen-Con, Mace.

We might even have a few @Viking-Con


Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on May 29, 2018, 01:18:16 AM
Unfortunately i donīt know how to post pictures here.

Should show up soon.
We might even get a video?

But regarding the Golden Shield - it looks just like the Shield from the picture in the shield spot on all equipment.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Miroque on May 29, 2018, 02:46:18 AM
Not the best solution, but you get the idea. It's great to see some brandnew promos. They seem to be designed for Academy (read on the card below).

How do you understand the text of Asyra's Grace: "cannot be revealed during an Quickcast Action"? I can still cast it as my Quickcast and reveal the card after I finished Step 4 "Resolve Spell"?

(https://image.ibb.co/fqh7sd/33779995_10209909259842662_6341235688867889152_n.jpg)
(https://preview.ibb.co/ghvSsd/33767049_10209909280243172_1324887807545573376_n222.jpg)
(https://preview.ibb.co/iYTadJ/33825217_10209909280123169_5792675250277711872_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 29, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
Arcane Wonders sent them to me when I asked for support for my event this coming week. I've had em for about a month or so now.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 29, 2018, 10:27:46 AM
Oh, so its UNDER powered then? Lol missed that point in the prelims there Griz

Some people you just cant please lol
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: steack on May 30, 2018, 02:53:20 AM
 :o

who have contact for that ?

i want attempt to create a tournement in France but it s hard to find gift or price.

Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 30, 2018, 07:07:04 AM
tonygulloti@arcanewonders.com

Tony is the guy for any type of promo support for events.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on May 30, 2018, 07:15:09 AM
Ok so with Asyra's Grace it's basically when you have priority. Just a really crappy way or wording it. My best advice with that card is to burn it as it sucks and is just more Holy garbage keeping me from murdering your face.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on May 31, 2018, 07:38:34 PM
so I'm in Orlando, FL when/where can I go to get some promos. I have no promo cards but I have seen them on spelldeckbuilder.com. As fun as playing the game is i like owning all the cards as well, and considering that i didnt get into this game until early 2017 i have no promos beside the few that came with expansion sets
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: TonyGullotti on June 01, 2018, 01:35:55 PM
Robin,

If you're attending Dice Tower Con in Orlando the week of July 4th, we'll be there and I can hook you up with some Mage Wars promos. If not, we're getting a new promo pack around that will be available on the website after convention season (probably October timeframe).


Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: RomeoXero on June 02, 2018, 08:37:16 AM
 Hey Tony! Since you're here, any news on those academy sets? Can ya peel off any juicy secrets for us? Maybe whet our obviously voracious appetites?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on June 02, 2018, 10:31:42 PM
so Tony, if I want to go to the Dice Tower Con do I need to preorder tickets or can I show up the day of (or days of, idk if it's more than one). I looked up where it is but I just wanted to see if I needed to get tickets now
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: TonyGullotti on June 03, 2018, 12:31:26 AM
I know that Dice Tower Con has sold out in the past (and may be already, I’m not sure), so I would recommend getting a badge in advance to attend.

Concerning the Academy expansions, I just received word last week that they have gone into manufacturing. The first two have been solicited to distribution for launch in October this year. Based on timing, the second two expansions will likely be held for launch in Spring 2019.

I’ll be reaching out to the Arcane Duels team to begin work on previews and videos after I return from Origins Game Fair, so we’ll start seeing cards and information posting starting in August. It’s later than I anticipated earlier in the year, but I have a number of items I’ve been working on (including the ambassador program). I still need to get approval on a number of things, but I hope to have more to share soon.

Anticipate a stream of updates coming on the Mage Wars FB page and we’ll be “leaking” some items as soon as the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Parliament on June 03, 2018, 09:42:42 PM
Tony,

I’m really glad to hear about the upcoming releases! Also will be excited to see the previews. I think those have been very well done in the past.

One of these days I need to try online Mage Wars. I’ve really enjoyed watching the tournament matches. I do have a friend that I play Mage Wars with pretty regularly now and I usually don’t do online board games but the Octgn community for this game looks like something I’ve really been missing out on!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 04, 2018, 08:23:22 AM
Here's the biggest news you're gonna need to know about for 2018:

My little brother is playing Mage Wars now!!!! I'm so ecstatic about this. The Grizzly brothers are gonna take over!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Reddicediaries on June 04, 2018, 08:35:12 AM
Here's the biggest news you're gonna need to know about for 2018:

My little brother is playing Mage Wars now!!!! I'm so ecstatic about this. The Grizzly brothers are gonna take over!
Well a big component of playing games is to have fun and make connections with people. It sounds like you and your brother did just that!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Kaarin on June 05, 2018, 08:24:06 AM
Here's the biggest news you're gonna need to know about for 2018:

My little brother is playing Mage Wars now!!!! I'm so ecstatic about this. The Grizzly brothers are gonna take over!
Take your brother to Europe and fight German bear brothers from Berlin.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 05, 2018, 08:33:52 AM
There are bear brothers in Berlin? That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on June 05, 2018, 04:34:16 PM
well Tony, looks like Dice Tower Con is sold out now. I'm glad to hear about Academy expansions, but I'm upset about missing out on some promos and the experience of going to a gaming con for the first time. You did say a new promo pack will come out maybe around October. Is this like the Lost grimoire Vol.2 or just a new pack of promos that will circulate around events and such? Thanks
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on June 15, 2018, 02:22:22 PM
IS MONKGIRL OUT ??

Monkygirl sounds wrong
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on June 15, 2018, 10:01:17 PM
so in reference to what biblio just asked, how/where can we see promos or potential promos? Do u have to be a play tester or promoter or something? also monkeygirl?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on June 15, 2018, 10:23:50 PM
so in reference to what biblio just asked, how/where can we see promos or potential promos? Do u have to be a play tester or promoter or something? also monkeygirl?
Here you go.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180616/0138cc90f579184e287200b69dc65f0c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180616/6ae153a37bc8bdde8e7b251eb72bb89b.jpg)

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on June 16, 2018, 12:35:51 AM
so in reference to what biblio just asked, how/where can we see promos or potential promos? Do u have to be a play tester or promoter or something? also monkeygirl?

"here’s an interesting banner at the Arcane Wonders booth at Origins Game Fair..."

https://www.facebook.com/arcanewonders/photos/pcb.1721227667968439/1721227414635131/?type=3&theater

Clearly a Monky Girl or  :o
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on June 16, 2018, 01:43:19 AM
so in reference to what biblio just asked, how/where can we see promos or potential promos? Do u have to be a play tester or promoter or something? also monkeygirl?

"here’s an interesting banner at the Arcane Wonders booth at Origins Game Fair..."

https://www.facebook.com/arcanewonders/photos/pcb.1721227667968439/1721227414635131/?type=3&theater

Clearly a Monky Girl or  :o

looks too young... i'm 40, can't flirt in the academy any more!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on June 16, 2018, 12:54:03 PM
The academy is a university, not a high school you know. The students are *technically* all adults.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on June 16, 2018, 02:23:35 PM
Could somebody please ship 15 boxes of Monkgirl Academy?

Det kan kun gå for langsomt :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Jbuzzsaw79 on June 18, 2018, 09:31:23 AM
Are we going to get arena set soon, nothing since siren and pally so was wondering is all
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Iudicium86 on June 18, 2018, 04:31:03 PM
Are we going to get arena set soon, nothing since siren and pally so was wondering is all

For Arena, no. There has been no word other than that 2018 definitely has no Arena plans. But some Academy sets however near last bits of 2018.

2019? Who knows yet.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on June 19, 2018, 09:19:00 AM
There is that promo drop that tony was talking about. Hopefully it’s a vol 2. That’s would satisfy me as an arena expansion. While I know we all would like new mages I don’t think new mages are as necessary as they use to be. I think expanding on the mages we have now is more important so that there are more ways of playing different mages. I think the best example of this is the force master. Before the acedmeny expansion there was only so many ways to play the force master. I can’t wait for the Druid expansion hopefully coming this year because that’s another mage that is kind of set in her ways. I think she is more fluid then the force master just because the nature school has been so fleshed out, but I would like to see more plants. It would be nice if they could add in something just a little bit different like force creatures. Where that was a new idea.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Jbuzzsaw79 on June 19, 2018, 10:58:20 AM
I would agree if volume 2 of grimore came out that would be cool enough as an arena fill. Also would like to see basic 2nd mages come out more then anything as example, female wizard and female necro, have 2 choice for each would be nice.  I did also have thought that rather then release arena only set maybe they could  do a arena type release but put in mage card so you can play as either arena or academy.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on June 19, 2018, 12:48:46 PM
That would be cool so then you can use the abilities for the acedemy mages in arena
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Jbuzzsaw79 on June 19, 2018, 01:36:15 PM
Could but then each mage have 2 version and might make changes to it such as having to different abilities one in arena and one in academy
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Beldin on June 20, 2018, 01:35:37 AM
That would be cool so then you can use the abilities for the acedemy mages in arena

Except for the fact that the mage abilities were never meant for multi zone play and would be weak alt mage versions.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Terrazas on June 20, 2018, 08:55:39 AM
But just like we have seen in some acedemy cards where it says if this is lvl 6 mage you roll this many dice. You could  always put something along those lines so then it can work in arena. And since the acedemy expansions are seen by AW as expansions for arena this would be a better way to integrate acedemy into arena.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on June 23, 2018, 10:30:37 PM
Yes Grim Vol. 2 would be fine for Arena 2018, while academy gets to shine this year (plus early 2019). Maybe more Trample Creatures since that trait was only given to 2 creatures. Maybe bring out more creatures who use Rage, only Gorilla uses it unless u count promos then you have just 2 nature animal creatures who use it. Maybe have some creatures use Wraith, only that one lightning angel chick uses it. It wouldn't matter how big or small the expansion was so long as people can pick up some new cards to try to build new strategies or perfect their existing ones
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Robintheboywonder on June 23, 2018, 10:46:48 PM
Also I had an idea for a game mode where its almost a 2v2, each pair has an Arena Mage and an Academy Mage on their team. This can be played with 4 people or just standard 2 people and u control your arena and academy mages. The idea is Teacher (arena) must protect Student (academy) from dying. If the Arena mage dies its ok but the Academy mage has to be alive to win. Maybe if the arena mage dies then the academy mage has to kill both of the opposing mages, but normally the goal is to kill the academy mage. idk. just an idea of bringing in the academy mages to play with the big boys but without trying to change or boost the academy mages' abilities and stats.

it could be fun with 2 decks per team, especially since the academy mages have smaller spellbooks and some have different training restrictions e.g. academy warlord.

you could just have the academy mage use the basic spell book. Not sure if allowing the academy mage to use arena spells in their book would be fair, but it could be fun.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bitva on June 24, 2018, 06:41:33 PM
Well, now we will have the first Mage to appear in Academy before Arena. Interesting.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bitva on June 24, 2018, 06:56:51 PM
I don't see mention of this elsewhere, to my surprise. Academy Druid and Elementalist are coming this year. I noticed them as pre-orders on Miniature Market. I assumed they were announced at Origins? No mention on here or BGG though...
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Biblofilter on June 25, 2018, 12:16:38 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on June 25, 2018, 09:31:17 AM
As far as I know they were not announced at Origins.

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Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Karadox on June 25, 2018, 11:13:40 AM
I thought so and think it's really shit, that from the next mage wars expansions did not hear from AW first
but again from any trader page on the internet.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: exid on June 25, 2018, 11:16:10 AM
maybe we'll 2 new academy mages + 2 new arena mages + a new battleground play-mode during the summer, but AW just forgot to anounce it!!!
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bigfatchef on June 25, 2018, 05:09:50 PM
maybe we'll 2 new academy mages + 2 new arena mages + a new battleground play-mode during the summer, but AW just forgot to anounce it!!!
Oh my god, I am still reading a lot here and most of the time to lazy to answer with my smartphone. But this one is hilarious!!!
Yeah AW propably forgot to bring all their cool stuff to the exhibitions and to do any marketing. Maybe all the new arena expansions are that super awesome, that they believe they will sell great without any effort to sell them needed :)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Beldin on June 25, 2018, 05:26:23 PM
maybe we'll 2 new academy mages + 2 new arena mages + a new battleground play-mode during the summer, but AW just forgot to anounce it!!!
Oh my god, I am still reading a lot here and most of the time to lazy to answer with my smartphone. But this one is hilarious!!!
Yeah AW propably forgot to bring all their cool stuff to the exhibitions and to do any marketing. Maybe all the new arena expansions are that super awesome, that they believe they will sell great without any effort to sell them needed :)

the sarcasm level is over 9000
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: bigfatchef on June 26, 2018, 01:45:22 AM
maybe we'll 2 new academy mages + 2 new arena mages + a new battleground play-mode during the summer, but AW just forgot to anounce it!!!
Oh my god, I am still reading a lot here and most of the time to lazy to answer with my smartphone. But this one is hilarious!!!
Yeah AW propably forgot to bring all their cool stuff to the exhibitions and to do any marketing. Maybe all the new arena expansions are that super awesome, that they believe they will sell great without any effort to sell them needed :)

the sarcasm level is over 9000
Yes, but since the mage-wars-news-communication level is at -8999 that's the only thing we sadly can do.
I really feel sad how absolutely now love this amazing game gets from AW in it's current state. They could also have fixed some issues and pushed it back to top. Well it's their game and decision :(
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Beldin on June 26, 2018, 03:41:18 AM
maybe we'll 2 new academy mages + 2 new arena mages + a new battleground play-mode during the summer, but AW just forgot to anounce it!!!
Oh my god, I am still reading a lot here and most of the time to lazy to answer with my smartphone. But this one is hilarious!!!
Yeah AW propably forgot to bring all their cool stuff to the exhibitions and to do any marketing. Maybe all the new arena expansions are that super awesome, that they believe they will sell great without any effort to sell them needed :)

the sarcasm level is over 9000
Yes, but since the mage-wars-news-communication level is at -8999 that's the only thing we sadly can do.
I really feel sad how absolutely now love this amazing game gets from AW in it's current state. They could also have fixed some issues and pushed it back to top. Well it's their game and decision :(

Indeed
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on July 15, 2018, 03:59:20 AM
Hello, iīve read time ago (many time) that this year weīll have 4 new mages, Do we have any new news about this? i hope you have plenty of work , but donīt forget this game, too many people love it!!!

Please, tell us something, iīm trying to make a small community, and itīs complicated because people donīt see news, i have too many suggestions, because (with all my respect) i believe youīre wasted the potential of this game, maybe you are forgotten that you can make rules to make this game cooperative , one friend of mine tell me several rules and we did a test, and was fantastic!!!!! and very exciting!!!! (non in sex of course)

I hope that you understand that the community would like to help you with this game, please, ask for help, i give my help very cheaper, only give me news for this fantastic game.

I know that this game never will be a MTGM (thousands of people), and with all my respects to that community, i prefer a familiar community that a community with too many hard people to deal with them.

Please, Please, give us something this year (if itīs a druid academy is better) :) ), and of above of all of this, if you need help, ask us for help, for now i donīt have childrens to take care, them i have more time that another people :).


I hope soon you can give us something.

Long live MW!!!! :'( 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Puddnhead on July 15, 2018, 08:32:02 AM
We have been told that there will be 4 new academy mages this year.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: isel on July 16, 2018, 05:10:19 AM
We have been told that there will be 4 new academy mages this year.

All of them will be released together?
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Puddnhead on July 16, 2018, 07:31:37 AM
At least one will be at GenCon, possibly two, but I don't know any street dates.
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: Kaarin on July 16, 2018, 07:35:27 AM
There's unofficial topic on the next expansions MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=18748.msg91800#msg91800)
Title: Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
Post by: EricTheGreat12 on July 17, 2018, 08:32:59 AM
There's unofficial topic on the next expansions MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=18748.msg91800#msg91800)

Very disappointed to see that they're releasing the Elementalist for Academy instead of Arena- "You can use it for both" doesn't matter considering that this mage will be built for use in Academy, even though the board in Arena would have been an excellent opportunity to showoff the elements.

It's not like I should be expecting anything better from the studio, but whatever floats their boat..