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Title: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: VictorE on September 29, 2018, 02:56:38 PM
Winter Mage War 2 in Champaign, IL on Saturday, January 26th.

Information about Winter War Gaming Convention - https://www.winterwar.org/ (https://www.winterwar.org/) There is usually plenty of parking and there are plenty of places to eat in the area. The convention runs from Friday through Sunday, and we registered for a Saturday tournament.

Overview

Ruleset

That's all I can think of right now. I'll post an update as I know more. We really hope you can make it if you are in the area.

Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: wtcannonjr on September 29, 2018, 03:11:12 PM
How are you handling the different rules between Academy and Arena? For example,

Will Breeches equipment be allowed? Arena does not have a Breeches slot for Equipment spells.
What definition of Pest will be in play? Arena and Academy have different definitions for this trait.

The complete interaction of rules might be useful to specify for tournament play since the published Codex and current Rules Supplement don't seem to address all rules interactions.
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: Biblofilter on September 30, 2018, 07:31:58 AM
I think Restore need fixing.
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: zot on September 30, 2018, 06:44:16 PM
and consider the siren. given the tie breaker, siren is at a huge disadvantage.
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: farkas1 on September 30, 2018, 07:32:27 PM
I will double check with Virgel.   we talked earlier about keeping it the same as gencon rules wise with scoring points.  A win resulting in opponent death is 2 points. No deaths equal a tie and 1 point awarded to each player.

As far as academy to arena rules we are keeping a similar format and rules from last gencon and incorporating the same rule changes from the current ADMW tournament.  No promos allowed, Unless released in a set.

Academy cards work fine with arena except the select few ADMW has pointed out.  As far as pest trait we are keeping the standard ruling from the Arena codex.   Breeches slot is fine and translates to arena okay imo. 

We are working on swarm trait ruling for the tournament.  They maybe subject to change. 


I think that is all.  Super pumped for second year to have a tournament here!  Let us know if you are planning on attending.  We have 3 newer  players here that VictorE and I are training  so we should have more players participating this year! 
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: Puddnhead on October 01, 2018, 08:26:11 AM
I'm going to see if I can come compete. Is crash space available? :)
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: farkas1 on October 01, 2018, 09:09:22 AM
Yea definitely anyone wanting to go to winter war they can crash at my place.  Just PM me if you think you plan on staying the day before or day of the tourny.  I have a couch and a couple sparebeds   If we have more you might want to bring a blow up mattress or a sleeping bag.  If we have a good turn out and people want to game the night before or day after I could get some plastic tables and we could Mage wars it up at the house too!!!
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: Biblofilter on October 01, 2018, 10:57:55 AM
Sound like I need to go!!  8)
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: zot on October 02, 2018, 08:58:25 AM
I am planning on making it to defend my title. :)
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: Coshade on October 02, 2018, 08:17:52 PM
I might be able to make it. I'll know in December. Either way looks fun!
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: Jbuzzsaw79 on October 05, 2018, 09:35:42 AM
Do you have space or dose 16 fill fast, I will have vacation back and me and frI end of mine would head south to play
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: farkas1 on October 05, 2018, 12:01:19 PM
no need to be in a rush. Last year I donít think everyone registered until late November.  I think we could see the tournament fill up this year.  if that is the case both VictorE and I would just be Judges and sit out.  Or depending on space we could expand it.  I will have to check with VoctorE tho.  I know we have a good amount of people going  to Indy in a few weeks so it could be gauge on how many could be joining us at Winter War!!!

Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: wtcannonjr on October 05, 2018, 01:46:49 PM
no need to be in a rush. Last year I donít think everyone registered until late November.  I think we could see the tournament fill up this year.  if that is the case both VictorE and I would just be Judges and sit out.  Or depending on space we could expand it.  I will have to check with VoctorE tho.  I know we have a good amount of people going  to Indy in a few weeks so it could be gauge on how many could be joining us at Winter War!!!
I was wondering how you can Judge and participate in the same tournament? Don't you get an unfair advantage when you check each player's spellbook before play starts?
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: farkas1 on October 05, 2018, 04:59:35 PM
Yea that would not happen.  This year I believe I am judging and Virgel is participating.  In case there is too many players both of us would sit out and judge.  We never had a judge Particpate in a tournament and we will never have that happen in the future.  Good question sorry for any confusion.
Title: Re: Winter Mage War 2
Post by: wtcannonjr on October 06, 2018, 07:33:10 AM
Yea that would not happen.  This year I believe I am judging and Virgel is participating.  In case there is too many players both of us would sit out and judge.  We never had a judge Particpate in a tournament and we will never have that happen in the future.  Good question sorry for any confusion.
Thanks. I was hoping you had a good solution, since I find myself wanting to play in tournaments I run too. :)

Checking the physical spellbooks still seems like the best approach for a judge at this point.