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Events / Re: Winter War 47 (Jan 24-26, 2020)
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:18:32 AM »
Curious why you are not using the most recent rule set? i.e. 4th Edition.

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I know the convention up North East uses core set for first rounds ect.  That maybe too restrictive for players who like other mages tho.
I think this may be a reference to the WBC tournament held in Sevens Springs Resort, PA. This summer the WBC Arena tournament did expand the format to allow all Arena mages and cards, but continued to exclude Academy cards. We also dropped Apprentice mode from the demos and tournament rounds in an effort to attract more experienced players.

I need to provide a post-event report with details but here are the highlights. We had 11 players participate in the two day event with a customized Straywood Beastmaster (Chris Byrd) winning the event for his third year in a row. New players to the game were allowed to select any standard book of the 14 possible mages to use for the 4-round tournament.

The Academy cards have been excluded on the basis that interactions between Academy (with still evolving rules) and Arena rules have not been fully documented (or systematically tested). In addition, the card effects and interactions between the two product lines are more likely to involve questions that would interrupt games during the timed events. 

RE: Variety
I don't see a fixed card pool as the end of variety. However, it does change the focus of variety to exploring different strategies and tactics within the range of decisions a player has to make both before and during a match. The Arena only format provides players a choice of 14 different mages with unique training across 10 different schools and 14 different combinations of mage abilities. It also provides 482 unique spell cards distributed over these 10 schools. Plenty of variety by these numbers.

I prefer to see the glass half full of water rather than half empty. Adding Academy cards to the tournament glass feels like mixing oil with water just to fill up the glass. It does add a new taste to the overall drink, but I prefer the water only. Other tastes will vary ...

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  I also would like to see a spawnpoint for fm. a power generator that spits out force spells would be cool.
Hmmm... this sounds like a Thoughtspore.

It has a channeling rate and can cast force spells that are Incantations or Attacks.

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Mages / Re: Deck of just Mages?
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:27:16 PM »
I would also be interested in any new Arena product. Even a release format of one Arena mage per one deck as they do with Academy would be fun. It would be cheaper to produce then the two mages + two spellbook format of the original Arena expansions.

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For the Siren, I like to open with Shallow Sea followed by the Kraken. This leads to either Naiya or Meeren Harpooner. However, I don't think I have a good winning book with her either. She is probably much stronger in Domination format where her terrain advantage can help control the zones with orbs.

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League / Tournament Play / Re: Indianapolis Mages Wanted
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:57:55 AM »
Enjoy the weekend. May the Druid be with you!

My Mage Wars week starts on July 21 at the World Boardgaming Convention in Sevens Springs Resort, PA. Demos and open gaming until the tournament starts on July 25.

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Events / Re: Mage Wars at WBC 2019
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:59:17 PM »
Here is a link to our Hall of Champions report for the WBC Mage Wars Arena tournament covering 2015 through 2018.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/168629/hall-champions-wbc-tournament-events-2015-2018

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thanks. looking forward to your posts about the players and competition at your event.

Here is a link to our Hall of Champions report for the WBC Mage Wars Arena tournament.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/168629/hall-champions-wbc-tournament-events-2015-2018

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Here is the latest combined card list the community is tracking on BGG.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137248/mage-wars-arena-combined-card-list

Enjoy!

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I will do that.

Also, here is a link you can subscribe to on BGG that covers all things WBC.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/970241/boardgamegeek/wbc

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Sorry you won't be able to join us.

WBC is the best convention of its kind out there. 9 days of tournament and open gaming for a single admissions ticket. In addition to the gaming there are golf, horseback riding, hiking, biking, pool and water park events you can attend in the mountain air for a true summer vacation.

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Tournament details have been finalized for the Mage Wars Arena event at the World Boardgaming Championships coming up on July 25-26 in Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania.

Tournament format is 4 rounds over two days with all Arena expansion mages and spells available to create your spellbook.

New players are also encouraged to join the battle by first attending one of the four available demos offered prior to the tournament start. Players who do not have a copy of the game may use a standard spellbook published in the expansion set for their desired mage. Availability of expansion mages and spellbooks will be based on the willingness of other players to share their cards during a match. The tournament GM will have some standard spellbooks available for use on a first come, first serve basis. These may be reserved ahead of time during a scheduled demo session.

Event details are at this link:
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/previews/mgw.html

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Tournament details have been finalized for the Mage Wars Arena event at the World Boardgaming Championships coming up on July 25-26 in Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania.

Tournament format is 4 rounds over two days with all Arena expansion mages and spells available to create your spellbook.

New players are also encouraged to join the battle by first attending one of the four available demos offered prior to the tournament start. Players who do not have a copy of the game may use a standard spellbook published in the expansion set for their desired mage. Availability of expansion mages and spellbooks will be based on the willingness of other players to share their cards during a match. The tournament GM will have some standard spellbooks available for use on a first come, first serve basis. These may be reserved ahead of time during a scheduled demo session.

Event details are at this link:
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc19/previews/mgw.html

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Events / Re: GENCON 2019 ARENA TOURNAMENT!
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:17:24 AM »
One thought about encouraging the Kill style victory. Consider increasing the points awarded for a Kill from 3 to say 4 or 5. This provides a tournament incentive for players to create spellbooks and strategies around killing the mage.

Good luck with the tournament!

I would think that the 0-2 point draw disincentive would be enough.
It is potentially only one point difference between a win (3 pts) and a tie (2 pts) so some players may not feel the reward is strong enough for them to risk more aggressive play styles. Consider this scenario - Say you win your first match with a kill and score 5 points. If all the other matches in that round are ties and the ties earn 2 points for all participants you are now leading the entire pack by 3 points. Using the current system you would only be ahead of the pack by 1 point.

It will be interesting to hear about the results and the assessment of how well this judging approach worked for all participants including the judges.

Again, best of luck with the tournament and thanks for organizing and judging the event.

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Events / Re: GENCON 2019 ARENA TOURNAMENT!
« on: June 07, 2019, 07:05:10 AM »
One thought about encouraging the Kill style victory. Consider increasing the points awarded for a Kill from 3 to say 4 or 5. This provides a tournament incentive for players to create spellbooks and strategies around killing the mage.

Good luck with the tournament!

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