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General Discussion / Re: Silence
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:11:16 AM »
While the lack of enthusiasm and generally the lack of information from official Arcane Wonders employees is concerning, we do at least know that a Monk and a Necromancer are coming to Academy very soon, since it would seem to have been a last-minute decision to release Druid and Elementalist ahead of these other two Academy mages as evidenced by the misprinted menu of pre-release product available at GenCon 2018.

After that, there has been nothing official or even hinted at, to my knowledge, and there has been quite a bit of pessimism regarding the likelihood of any future product made specifically for Arena. At this point, it is unlikely we'll see a new mage, let alone the long-promised "RPG-like" play mode and/or the Archmage Battlegrounds expansion that had some art spoiled a couple years ago.

General Discussion / Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:04:20 AM »
Academy Necromancer

Academy Monk


So no Academy Druid or Elementalist?

General Discussion / Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:53:47 AM »
Er, I may have misunderstood. Are you saying there are 4 Academy prereleases at Gen Con 2018?

General Discussion / Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:24:25 PM »
What the literal crap? There haven't been any previews? Did they even tell Arcane Duels about any of these sets?

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My sentiments exactly.


Mages / Re: MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
It's been over 2 weeks. No comment from any official AW employee or Arcane Duels ambassador, etc. No card spoilers. No confirmation (nor denial) regarding the sets available for preorder.

Surely it couldn't be harmful to reveal a card or two at this point.





Rules Discussion / Re: Alfiya
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:57:31 PM »
Nobody is correct.

does it mean there's no right answer?

 :) thanks!

The correct answer is "nobody."

Mages / Re: MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:56:13 PM »
Those two faces are old though. They've been in that spread image with all the mages.

Yes. Not sure any non-tester knew what mage type the Elementalist's art belonged to though - or that he was an Academy mage. Or the order of releases, since Arcane Wonders keeps pushing a different piece of Academy mage art lately that didn't show up on either of these sets (but is likely coming on one of the next two Academy sets... presumably).

For those who haven't seen it, here is the collage SirJason speaks of:

  • Academy Warlord
  • Academy Warlock
  • Academy Priestess
  • Academy Beastmaster
  • Academy Forcemaster
  • Academy Druid
  • Academy Necromancer?
  • Academy melee mage?
  • Arena Forcemaster
  • Arena Druid
  • Arena Priestess
  • Arena Straywood Beastmaster
  • Arena Anvil Throne Warlord
  • Arena alternate wizard
  • Arena Siren
  • Arena Paladin
  • Arena alternate forcemaster
  • Arena Wizard
  • Arena Bloodwave Warlord
  • Arena Priest
  • Arena Adramelech Warlock
  • Arena Johktari Beastmaster
  • Academy Elementalist
  • Arena Necromancer
  • Arena Arraxian Crown Warlock
  • Academy night elf?

Mages / Re: MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:37:00 AM »
Didn't know early online retail reserved product urls lacking art counted as "announcements"

Nothing from Arcane Wonders yet, so it's all we got. But google finds me this:

Mages / MW Academy Druid and Elementalist announced
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:16:54 PM »
Names of upcoming 2 Academy mages released by retailers, such as GreatBoardGames.ca. Let the speculation - and official spoiler season - begin.


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 re-count 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.

Strategy and Tactics / Re: Any way to protect a flying creature?
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:25:55 AM »
Yes it can. Targets a creature.

Maim Wings targets a Corporeal Creature, actually.

General Discussion / Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
« 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.

General Discussion / Re: forum name
« on: April 21, 2018, 09:06:48 PM »
Once upon a time, I was working on a PhD in chemical physics, studying electronic properties of nanoparticles and nanostructures. Around that time, the iPod Nano came out, and I thought the username iNano sounded fun despite having never owned an Apple product.

Since then, I've completed my PhD, no longer work in nanotech (although I'm still a scientist with some degree of association to chemistry and physics), and own an iPhone ("sacrilege!") - and I've continued to use the handle (among others) on a variety of internet forums and such.

Rules Discussion / Cowardice / Mass Cowardice and higher level guards
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:57:11 PM »
Living level 1 creature is affected by Cowardice or Mass Cowardice. There is a level 2 enemy creature Guarding the zone, and a different target the creature would like to attack (e.g. a conjuration, perhaps a V'tar orb...). Since the L1 creature can't attack the higher level creature, is it free to attack a different target in the zone... almost as though it has the Elusive trait?

No, I'm not suggesting that an orb can be hit by bypassing a neutral Sslak this way; but if an opponent's creature is guarding, what is the Cowardly creature (dis)allowed to do?

Regularly-scheduled Mage Wars action continues in Ottawa on Wednesday April 4... as it has been every other week despite my lack of posting. This week we're at the Royal Canadian Legion in Westboro.

It is recommended (but not required) that each player be prepared to play Domination or Arena on a given night.  That is, it's probably a good idea to bring (at least) 2 spell books: one designed for regular Arena play, and one designed for (presumably multiplayer) Domination - although in principle these could be the same book.

I generally have a few extra Arena and Domination spell books on hand in case you don't have one for a specific format, or want to try for the first time... but probably more fun (and less learning curve) if you arrive with your own spell book.

"Your Wednesday Mage Wars spell book: Don't leave home without it."
- Anonymous Wizard

See you at the Legion!

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