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Events / Re: Mage Wars Masters Tournament - Top 4 (Gen Con 2013)
« on: August 21, 2013, 12:30:42 PM »
Congratulations to all!

General Discussion / Re: List of all promos?
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:03:18 PM »
Aside from the dice tower promo set- which you can get via donation to Dicetower.com , there have been other promo's given out at cons. Aside from ridiculous prices on ebay- I am not aware of another means of getting them.

Now for the good news-  all promo's are supposed to eventually get published in future releases.
AW does not have a set release schedule- but so far a couple have been printed in sets.
You can use promo's in friendly games but not official tournaments - so while they are nice have - they are not chase items in my opinion.
Enjoy and welcome to Mage Wars!

General Discussion / Re: 2 core sets?
« on: July 21, 2013, 05:05:42 AM »
I would say pick up 2 core sets. Better bang for your buck. In addition you get the extra board , dice, counters, tracking sheets etc. you can then just spray paint the extra markers and have a 4 player set ready to go. Also if you don't have a FLGS I would recommend Miniatures Market orders over 100$ ship free (US) and the discount rate is really good. As gafr as different looking spell books- just glur a clear hard sleeve in the front of the book and slip in the extra copy of the mage you got in your second set in it and you can tell which spellbook belongs to which mage. don't forget you get a set of different looking spellbooks in the FM v WL set as well.

 I think the Tournament play will be a subset of the overall success of the game. Honestly, I think the best route for the game is to get more casual play and get stores to support the game with the OP kits- there are currently 3 available. 
         The tournament scene can be kind of rough for novices and in my experience tournament decks can be cut throat and not fun to play against, so I do not see it adding a lot to the community as a whole.
**Just to be clear I am referring to other card games (no it is not apples to apples) an example would be L5R- You have your 3 or 4 top tier decks each set and if you are not playing them well you are not getting very far, same for MTG.

That is not to say that I do not enjoy testing my metal against other players, I do have a competitive streak and there is a lot of enjoyment that can be garnered form competitive play, but with a limited card set that everyone has access to eventually the cards that fall above the power curve, or have cumulative synergies-  the best to play decks will be found, fine tuned and will dominate a tournament scene.
So for me it is the fun aspect that will dominate the game for me. Just to give an example - after a 4 way demo game one person really had a fun time- why he likes monkeys and he really likes flying monkeys. during the game he brought out the mountain gorilla and gave him flying- he was happy for the rest of the game. After the game I showed him the Warlord and again he saw Orcs and goblins and was like I want to make a an Orc spell book. For us the thematic value will bring the fun!
   I really hope everyone enjoys the game and has fun with it no matter what style or format they enjoy!

Alternative Play / Multi Player Intro Games
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:54:39 AM »
 I had a fun experience last week during the local FLGS game night. since it is a communal event no one wanted to split off to learn Mage Wars, so I suggested a 4 player intro game. We started with a 20 minute intro to go over some of the basics and then hit the ground running.
 It went a lot better than I thought it would. One of the advantages was that they got to experience what the other three players were doing on their turns, ask questions and get explanations while other players were going and it meant we had a good pace during the game.
  We got started later than I wanted two and after about two hours it was getting late so we called the game.
Overall I think the format worked out well for teaching the game and I look forward to getting more players to try out the game.

Glad to see some details. I am looking forward to the full reports and deck lists.
Might I add....I hope everyone had FUN!  :o

General Discussion / Dice Tower Mage Wars promos available
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:37:03 AM »
Friends like many of you I have been searching for the Dice Tower promo cards for Mage Wars

I contacted Tom and he sent me a reply stating they are available as a reward for donating to Dice Tower.com

Great news for us.  You can get a set for every 10$ donation. A very worthwhile cause in itself.
I know I did not to wan to pay the high prices on EBay.

Here is the info from the site just go to dice tower.com to get the actual link.
Support the Dice Tower!!

Now that our Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close, we have found that we have some extra promos! We are holding some promos back, due to making sure we can fix any logistical mistakes - but the following list is available - check back periodically to see if we add anything! We will give one promo out for each $10 donated to the Dice Tower. International folk, please add $5 for shipping (one time, regardless of the numer of promos you want.)

Promos available:
Set of Mage Wars promo cards
Two promo Pixel Tactics cards
Set of Robinson Crusoe promo cards
Pair of dice (current colors - purple or pearl)
Set of Summoner Wars promo cards

Paypal Links Below

 - $10   
 - $15   
 - $20   
 - $25   
 - $30   
 - $35   

No matter what, thanks so much for helping us out, it keeps the costs of putting out the audio and video podcasts. We hope you've gotten some use out of them. THANKS!!!!

Spellbook Design and Construction / Re: Online spell book builder?
« on: June 28, 2013, 08:27:06 AM »
I would also like to add my support to this project. The sooner the better for the community.

Fan Fiction / Re: Tales of a Mad Mage - Part 9
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:33:55 PM »
 :D Excellent story- keep them coming!

General Discussion / Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:42:11 PM »
Looking good...let's keep them coming!  :o

Can't wait....Keep it coming!

Hi Tom,
    We are usually there on Wednesday afternoon/evenings. I also get there every other Saturday around 4 or 5.  Unfortunately I am currently the only player right now- trying to get the other board gamers to give it a go.

League / Tournament Play / Re: Looking for players in NJ
« on: May 03, 2013, 11:48:21 AM »
No others players yet- trying to get the local board gamers to try it out. Our usual is Wednesday afternoon/evening and every other Saturday for me.

Hi Tom,
  I am going to try to make it out there, but I can't say for sure.
I am in central Jersey so it is about 1 and 1/2 hours for me to make the trip.

I am trying to get a group started in central Jersey at the Gamer's Realm.

Larry B

Spells / Re: Spells you would like to see
« on: May 01, 2013, 06:42:42 AM »
I would like ot see a Purge spell:

It would level 3 or 4
Zone attack- Remove all conditions, conjurations and enchantments in the affected zone

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