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Alternative Play / Re: Academy Druid and Elementalist Graduates
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:33:22 PM »
I really like these and would love to try them out. I hope AW eventually does some Arena single cards to make things like Elementalist and Monk (if we get it) will playable in Arena. One question about the Arena Elementalist though, how many SBP would he/she have? If I remember correctly the Academy Elementalist had more SBP than the others to compensate for the need for multi school cards.

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General Discussion / Re: Silence
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:40:21 AM »
I second this. I agree that Academy in itself isnít a negative to me because I do use Academy cards in Arena. But an Arena Mage packaged in with a few Arena focused things would make sense and wouldnít be difficult at all Iíd think.
Monk and Necromancer for Academy? What about Arena?

AW clearly consider Academy is the way of the future - being simpler and quicker in concept and play. Given that Academy cards can all be used in Arena, then the view seems to be that both games are being serviced.

Of course, if they thought the academy releases also serviced Arena, it would have been nice if the Academy Elementalist also came packaged with an Arena Elementalist ability card, so we could use the Elementalist in the arena as well. Just one extra card and we all would have been very happy...


This would be the better approach if the plan behind the scenes is to wind down Arena support in favor of Academy. Expand on the Academy sets to include an Arena-based ability card for the mage in question, and at least a few proper Arena-focused cards in the set as well to go along. Adding maybe 20 cards or so to the current normal size for an Academy pack. I'd even be willing to pay a little more for that add on within each Academy expansion. Like $5 more easy.

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Rules Discussion / Re: Freeze Conditions
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:20:56 PM »
Thanks for the responses. I thought that it was a possible misprint. It just seemed weird for them to have 2 separate ways they remove themselves.

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Rules Discussion / Freeze Conditions
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »
I recently played a game of Mage Wars with freeze conditions. It was a really fun game and I was really able to stack the damage because I was casting Beam and Cone of Frost with both my Siren and Naya.

I was not quite sure when they got removed though. Hereís what the Elementalist rulebook said for Freeze:

A creature with Freeze conditions rolls 1 less die on non-spell attacks. At the end of a creatureís activation, remove 1 Freeze condition from them, if possible. Each Freeze condition on a living creature is also considered 2 damage that cannot be healed. If there are ever Freeze conditions on an object with Burn conditions, remove 1 of each. Repeat this process until there are only Freeze or Burn markers remaining. This is a frost condition and has a removal cost of 2. In Arena, Freeze also grants the Lumbering trait to the affected creature.

So from this I know a Freeze condition is removed after a creatureís activation, assuming they donít have a Deep Freeze on them. However I also noticed that on the Freeze tokens themselves it says:

Freeze: Remove 1 each reset phase (with a 2 in parentheses). So does that mean that in addition to the Freeze that is removed after a creatureís activation is over, there is an additional Freeze that can be removed by the person that controls the creature by paying 2 mana in the reset phase? Please let me know if I understand that correctly or not, thanks.

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Creative / Re: Storage system for Mage Wars game with all expansions
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:25:35 PM »
I really love what you came up with for storage. How did you do the foam dividers between the different levels?

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General Discussion / Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:55:21 PM »
I didnít go to GenCon, but a friend of mine did and he picked up 2 copies of each of the new Academy decks for me. I donít play Academy often but Iíve got to say Iím really excited to use a lot of these cards in my Arena books. The Elementalist deck in particular is fun because I see many different cards that I am looking forward to using in Arena books. Also I am really interested in using the Frost spells as well as a few of the Druidís cards in my Siren book.

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General Discussion / Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« on: August 01, 2018, 07:41:25 PM »
Iím confused, are you saying the Necromancer and Monk Academy decks are at GenCon? A friend of mine is at GenCon and going to pick up the new decks if possible and itíll help if I can tell him which ones to look for.

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General Discussion / Re: Itīs 2018 -- Any news?
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:42:42 PM »
Tony,

Iím really glad to hear about the upcoming releases! Also will be excited to see the previews. I think those have been very well done in the past.

One of these days I need to try online Mage Wars. Iíve really enjoyed watching the tournament matches. I do have a friend that I play Mage Wars with pretty regularly now and I usually donít do online board games but the Octgn community for this game looks like something Iíve really been missing out on!

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General Discussion / Re: The future of Mage Wars
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:50:35 PM »
Iím glad to hear the info from Tony. 4 Academy sets is excellent! I use quite a lot of the Academy cards released so far in Arena, and I think the newer Academy sets seem to be designed with Arena in mind as well. I know the designers and playtesters have been busy with some really cool things for the game, and I look forward to them when they arrive. Until then Iíll continue to explore whatís in the game now, including a new build for me tonight that I will be using (A ranged Bloodwave build).

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General Discussion / Re: The future of Mage Wars
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:13:57 PM »
I hope Mage Wars keeps being supported. I prefer Arena but like the Academy sets as well. From what Iíve heard quite a bit has been designed that is being playtested that has not been released yet. I remember listening to Colby Dauch speaking at a convention about Summoner Wars when it first came out and there were maybe 6 Summoners. He talked about how he had designed 16 different factions and there would eventually be second Summoners. It took time but eventually Summoner Wars released 16 different factions with reinforcements and second Summoners for each. I donít think Summoner Wars has a huge community, even though itís a popular game. At the time I heard Colby talk about that I wondered if his game was going to get to release all that content. My hope is that Mage Wars eventually releases everything thatís in the pipeline now and more. Hereís hoping the game continues to grow and expand.

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General Discussion / Re: Arcane Duels - Warlord Academy Review Videos
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:49:03 PM »
I really enjoyed all the videos, and I'm super excited for the Academy Warlord. A friend of mine picked me up a copy at GenCon. Thanks for the time and the energy that went into these videos, the energy and enthusiasm of everyone involved really comes through.

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General Discussion / Re: Academy Warlord spoilers! LIVESTREAM!
« on: August 04, 2017, 07:15:12 AM »
I really enjoyed the previews, and am really looking forward to the Academy Warlord. The Warlord is my favorite Mage, and this set looks like it will give him a bunch of new competitive options.

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League / Tournament Play / WBC 2017
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:13:36 PM »
I plan to be at the WBC on Saturday 7-29-17. Is there anyone else who will be there who would like to play some Mage Wars? If so let me know either respond to this thread or PM me. I'll bring some books and we can coordinate to get together for some games. I don't get to play a lot so if there are other Mage Wars players there I would love to get some plays in of this great game!

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League / Tournament Play / Re: Pittsburgh Mage Wars 2.0
« on: July 22, 2017, 11:58:58 AM »
I'm not a regular player but I really like Mage Wars and would love to play it more. I'm part of Western PA Gaming we meet at Settler's Ridge Market District on Fridays and Kings in Canonsburg the first Friday of each month. If you'd like to play some Mage Wars let me know!

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Rules Discussion / Re: noob question - counterstrike
« on: December 17, 2016, 03:56:44 PM »
Thanks!

It's only for casual play, because Spiked Armor is only a promo still, but I wanted to run both Spiked Buckler and Spiked Armor for a Warlord book, and didn't know if they could both work on the same attack. Not sure yet how useful it will be, but I am gonna try it out.

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