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Mage Wars => Spellbook Design and Construction => Topic started by: souerdiane on May 22, 2018, 04:58:26 AM

Hello,
First of all, I am a newbie at MW (arena).
One thing that i hate about spellbook constuction is that when building spellbooks from scratch and when i remove some cards and replace them by another ones, i have to recalculate the spellbook points again every time and it's very easy to make a mistakes when doing calculations so you have to recalculate to check you didn't make mistakes...
How do you deal with this ? Is there a way to optimize spellbook points check ? I know there are some app to use on the laptop (spell book online builders, OCTGN deckbuilder) ? But what do you do when you don't have your laptop with you ? Do you use some math tricks when calculating spellbooks points ? :P
Thanks.
souerdiane

I put my cards in groups of 10 or 20 sbps. I can sort them into types when I put them in the book.

Also the more you do it the easier and faster it becomes.

When I take spells out, I put them in a little pile. Then I either (a) make a pile of spells I want to put in, and compare the sbp's of the two piles, or (b) cancel out an equal number of sbp's from the outgoing and incoming spells. But when I (think I) am done, I still recount the whole spell book, and sometimes discover I'm out by a point or two due to making a mistake. But I try to only do this count at the end, rather than over and over with each addition/removal.

I use my own spreadsheet I made. I do the math myself percard when I add it, it's not hard to input 1,2,3,4,etc in the points column for the card :P, but the spreadsheet does the total for me on the fly for whole book.

A spreadsheet is a good idea, and I might start doing that as well.

perhaps try sort the spells into 3 piles:
In school + novice, out of school and opposite school.
Then you can just add up the numbers in each pile individually and multiply each pile with 1, 2 or 3  then add them together.
(Keep multiple school in a 4th pile, bridge troll I’m looking at you.)

perhaps try sort the spells into 3 piles:
In school + novice, out of school and opposite school.
Then you can just add up the numbers in each pile individually and multiply each pile with 1, 2 or 3  then add them together.
(Keep multiple school in a 4th pile, bridge troll I’m looking at you.)
This is what I do.
Keep a running tab of the value of each pile. Add and subtract cards as necessary.
And one final count before I put them in the book.

I build the book around the 6 spell types. An 'average' weighted book would have 20 spellpoints allocated to each spell type 6x20=120. I use this method to determine the 'focus' of the book as well so it helps to balance it. If I only use 10 spellpoints for Attack spells, then I can add 10 spellpoints to other spell types. I also store my card pool by spell type so it fits with my storage system.
Once I have a completed book, I follow the method that iNano78 describes above.

I guess it can be combined if you have a big enough table.
6 rows for the difference types (creatures, incantation, equipment etc).
And 4 columns with inschool (+novice), out of school, opposite school and multiple schools.
Should give a good overview of how your cards are split into the 6 types while showing what each category contains.

http://www.spellbookbuilder.com

Legit spellbookerbuilder.com is the easiest way to do it.