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Events / World Boardgaming Championship (WBC) Arena Tournament - 2018
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
The WBC tournament event has a final schedule posted.

https://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/previews/mgw.html

Whether you are a newcomer or a veteran looking to re-live your nostalgic Core Only days stop by and join us in the Arena!

I will be there for the full 9 days of the convention and open gaming runs 24x7 for anyone interested in casual play of Arena with or without Battlegrounds.

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All - just wanted to share this fantastic deal that Miniature Market is running online for the MW Arena Battlegrounds: Domination expansion. They have lowered the price to $12!!!!

Link is here https://www.miniaturemarket.com/searchresults?q=mage+wars

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All - just wanted to share this fantastic deal that Miniature Market is running online for the MW Arena Battlegrounds: Domination expansion. They have lowered the price to $12!!!!

Link is here https://www.miniaturemarket.com/searchresults?q=mage+wars

I bought 5 copies for the extra arena tiles so I could run a multi-player style tournament event. Still designing this idea, but at least I won't have to worry about boards.

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All,

I recently submitted the event form for the 2018 tournament event at the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC). This event is now in its 4th year. Here is the link to the Event History covering 2015-2016. The 2017 results have not yet been posted. https://www.boardgamers.org/eventhistory/mgw.html

For those of you not familiar with the WBC convention, it is a 9-day event combining tournament and open gaming play with a game auction and a weekend vendor exhibit for small publishers of boardgames. Each event is run by a volunteer Gamemaster (GM) following guidelines published by the WBC convention itself. Here is a link to the WBC convention page for more details - https://www.boardgamers.org/wbcindex.html.

The WBC history can be found at this link - https://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_results.html and provides more information about the types of tournament events you will find.

I plan to be there the full 9 days and hope to see you in Seven Springs Resort this year to enjoy a weekend of open gaming or the full 9-days of tournament and open gaming fun!

Once the Mage Wars Arena tournament event dates for 2018 are set, I will update this folder.  - Tom

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With all the recent forum discussion about the direction and health of the Mage War Arena gaming universe, I wonder how customers might react to a Marvel licensed product covering Doctor Strange and the Defenders from the comics. I can't think of a better game system than Mage Wars to implement magic battles in scenario settings than Arcane Wonders has with MW Arena and the Battleground expansion format.

This might be developed as a series of themed Battleground expansions that introduce Marvel characters and story elements in each expansion. There are very few Dr. Strange games on the market that I have found. Marvel Dicemaster's has a Team Pack and Defender pack, but I have not seen others so there seems to be opportunity to develop this and possibly connect it to the new Avenger: Infinity Wars release coming to theatres for that extra marketing buzz.

Thoughts?

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League / Tournament Play / WBC 2017 Mage Wars Arena Tournament Results
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:20:09 PM »
The WBC Mage Wars Arena tournament completed its third year at the end of July. This was our second year at the new resort location for the convention located in Sevens Springs, PA. The convention runs 9 full days and is jammed full of tournaments, auctions, and open gaming. Here is a quick recap of the results for this year.

We had a new format using a Swiss style over 5 rounds (two on Thursday and three on Saturday). This allowed players to play as many rounds as they wanted rather than have to end competitive play based on a single elimination game. This change received only positive ratings from the players so we will keep this format for next year. 23 players entered the tournament rounds this year and we had 50 players participate over 5 demo sessions. The demo participation includes some players who returned to play in multiple sessions.

Arcane Wonders donated a fabulous mix of prizes in addition to the wooden Plaque that WBC awards to the winner. We had door prizes for each round and the top six finishers received expansions. The first place winner took home one of every Mage expansion and the Lost Grimoire Volume I!

Top 6 players for 2017
1. Chris Byrd - Beastmaster (4-0)
2. Brad McCandless - Warlock (3-2)
3. James Newsome - Wizard (3-2)
4. Vincent Sinigaglio - Priestess (4-1)
5. David Wolfe - Wizard (3-1)
6. David Rogozinski - Priestess (3-1)

Tournament points were awarded based on the standard scoring system with players ranked based on their total over 5 rounds. The tie breaker was the total score of opponents played to represent the toughest schedule.

Results from the 2016 event are located here http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook16/mgw.html. Full reports for 2017 will be posted to on the convention archives in November.

AREA ratings for players of Mage Wars can be found at this location. This site currently has the 2015 and 2016 WBC results, but will be updated once I submit the WBC 2017 results.

https://area.kww.us/area/G_MGW.html#_

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for their amazing support and to my Assistant GM - Frank Hastings.

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Events / World Boardgaming Championships Arena Tournament - 2017
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:18:38 PM »
The WBC Mage Wars Arena tournament completed its third year at the end of July. This was our second year at the new resort location for the convention located in Sevens Springs, PA. The convention runs 9 full days and is jammed full of tournaments, auctions, and open gaming. Here is a quick recap of the results for this year.

We had a new format using a Swiss style over 5 rounds (two on Thursday and three on Saturday). This allowed players to play as many rounds as they wanted rather than have to end competitive play based on a single elimination game. This change received only positive ratings from the players so we will keep this format for next year. 23 players entered the tournament rounds this year and we had 50 players participate over 5 demo sessions. The demo participation includes some players who returned to play in multiple sessions.

Arcane Wonders donated a fabulous mix of prizes in addition to the wooden Plaque that WBC awards to the winner. We had door prizes for each round and the top six finishers received expansions. The first place winner took home one of every Mage expansion and the Lost Grimoire Volume I!

Top 6 players for 2017
1. Chris Byrd - Beastmaster (4-0)
2. Brad McCandless - Warlock (3-2)
3. James Newsome - Wizard (3-2)
4. Vincent Sinigaglio - Priestess (4-1)
5. David Wolfe - Wizard (3-1)
6. David Rogozinski - Priestess (3-1)

Tournament points were awarded based on the standard scoring system with players ranked based on their total over 5 rounds. The tie breaker was the total score of opponents played to represent the toughest schedule.

Results from the 2016 event are located here http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook16/mgw.html. Full reports for 2017 will be posted to on the convention archives in November.

AREA ratings for players of Mage Wars can be found at this location. This site currently has the 2015 and 2016 WBC results, but will be updated once I submit the WBC 2017 results.

https://area.kww.us/area/G_MGW.html#_

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for their amazing support and to my Assistant GM - Frank Hastings.

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Rules Discussion / Siren's call - what satisfies this mandatory action?
« on: November 22, 2016, 07:24:43 AM »
We had this come up in a game recently and I am not sure now that we played it correctly. (Sorry Nick) I thought this was discussed but couldn't find it in a forum search.

If a creature has the Siren's call marker on it, is the mandatory requirement satisfied by just moving one zone closer to the mage as the first action? This would be "at least one zone closer", but would then allow the creature to take any available quick action in the remaining part of its action phase except attack the Siren. So if the creature started two zones away from the Siren it could move one zone closer and then one zone further away from the Siren and still meet the mandatory requirements.

Is that correct with RAW?

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General Discussion / Combined Spell List posted on BGG
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:19:21 AM »
I recently received my copies of Paladin vs. Siren. This allowed me to update the combined spell list to include this expansion.

Here is the full list posted on BGG - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/uu55nzlnmx/Mage_Wars_Card_List-November_2016.xlsx

The file now shows total cards, total spells and total new spells by Arena card set. It is formatted for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper.

Enjoy!

Once the Lost Grimoire - Vol I is available, I will update the file with that information too.

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General Discussion / Dr. Strange spells possible in Mage Wars?
« on: November 12, 2016, 09:57:51 AM »
I saw the movie Dr. Strange last night and loved it. The spell casting and relics brought back visions of matches I've played in Mage Wars Arena.

Any chance for some licensing agreement to bring Dr. Strange to the Mage Wars universe? For example, I could see a Battlegrounds expansion that let you recreate the assaults on the Tokyo, New York, and London sanctums. I would love to see a levitation cloak spell too.

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The following files have been posted on BGG for use by players in spellbook design.

1. Arena Core Set Interaction Chart - this file maps the Round Sequence of Play to each spell Trait / Effect in both the Apprentice Rules and Advanced Rules for the Arena Core Set. Players can use this to evaluate how their spellbook designs emphasize specific phases/actions/steps in each round.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137288/mage-wars-arena-core-set-interaction-charts

2. Arena Combined Card List Count - this file enhances an earlier one posted by a BGG member and now includes all expansions through September 2016 that have been released to retail. It combines the information in each separate spell list file on the Resources section of the Arcane Wonders site.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137248/mage-wars-arena-combined-card-list-sep-2016

Feedback welcome. Please advise if you find these useful or see errors/improvements that could be made.

Enjoy!

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It seems the creatures that get pushed by a Tsunami attack are attacked by a wall between the zones.

What happens to the wall in a zone border along the Tsunami path? Normally a zone attack does not effect walls in the zone borders. However, this attack has a special effect that moves it between zones.

It seems natural that they would be attacked by a wall of moving water, but the effect does not include this wording about the interaction of a wall with a Tsunami attack.

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League / Tournament Play / Tournament Report: WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena
« on: August 14, 2016, 05:49:45 PM »
Here are the highlights from the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena tournament held July 22 – 30 at Sevens Springs Resort, PA.

This year Apprentice play covered 5 days followed by the top 8 players moving to advanced play on Saturday, July 30. We had 64 players attend demonstration sessions over the course of the first 4 days but this includes some players attending multiple sessions to learn a different mage. The qualifying round on Thursday had 19 players with 8 of those returning from last year’s tournament. We also had 7 players attend a spellbook design seminar to learn advanced rules and tips for customizing a mage spellbook.
 
WBC 2016 graduating Apprentices are listed in rank order:
1.   Brad McCandless
2.   Jim Newsome
3.   David Wolfe
4.   Jack Howell
5.   Vincent Sinigaglio
6.   Danielle Rosenberger
7.   Doug Mercer
8.   Nick Chepaitis

Core Set Mages selected for the single elimination rounds on Saturday were 4 Wizards, 3 Warlocks and 1 Beastmaster. The final match was a duel between two Warlocks with Nick Chepaitis defeating Jack Howell for the championship.

Congratulations to Nick Chepaitis the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena Champion!

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for co-sponsoring the event and donating a wonderful array of prizes for the participants. The game continues to be a big hit in the demonstration area at WBC with each session drawing 10 to 15 players at a time.

For tournament statistics and match by match details with pictures see the link below to the full tournament report.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cl698ih6up2aqpz/WBC%202016%20-%20Mage%20Wars%20Tournament%20Report.pdf?dl=0

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Events / Tournament Report: WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena
« on: August 14, 2016, 05:47:01 PM »
Here are the highlights from the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena tournament held July 22 – 30 at Sevens Springs Resort, PA.

This year Apprentice play covered 5 days followed by the top 8 players moving to advanced play on Saturday, July 30. We had 64 players attend demonstration sessions over the course of the first 4 days but this includes some players attending multiple sessions to learn a different mage. The qualifying round on Thursday had 19 players with 8 of those returning from last year’s tournament. We also had 7 players attend a Spellbook Design Seminar this year to learn advanced rules and tips for customizing a mage spellbook.
 
WBC 2016 graduating Apprentices are listed in rank order:
1.   Brad McCandless (Top ranked in 2015 too)
2.   Jim Newsome
3.   David Wolfe
4.   Jack Howell
5.   Vincent Sinigaglio
6.   Danielle Rosenberger
7.   Doug Mercer
8.   Nick Chepaitis

Core Set Mages selected for the single elimination rounds on Saturday were 4 Wizards, 3 Warlocks and 1 Beastmaster. The final match was a duel between two Warlocks with Nick Chepaitis defeating Jack Howell for the championship.

Congratulations to Nick Chepaitis the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena Champion!

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for co-sponsoring the event and donating a wonderful array of prizes for the participants. The game continues to be a big hit in the scheduled demonstration area at WBC with each session drawing 10 to 15 players at a time.

For tournament statistics and match by match details with pictures see the link below to the full tournament report.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cl698ih6up2aqpz/WBC%202016%20-%20Mage%20Wars%20Tournament%20Report.pdf?dl=0

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WBC Tournament Link - http://www.boardgamers.org/wbcindex.html

Seeking experienced players for 4-player Battleground: Domination matches at the World Boardgaming Championships convention in Sevens Springs Resort, PA.

July 24 @ 1800
July 27 @ 1300
July 29 @ 1000

4 hours has been scheduled for each time slot and we can decide on team play or free-for-all based on player preferences. All Arena expansions are eligible for these matches.

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