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Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« on: December 23, 2013, 08:09:03 AM »
It's that time again for another Mage Wars tournament for players in Eastern PA, NJ, MD and DE.
 
Where: The Games Keep – 929 South High Street, West Chester, PA 19382 (484) 905-5533
 
When: Saturday January 25th (12pm sign-up; 12:30 slinging spells)
 
Entrance fee: $5 which will go toward prizes in the form of store credit
 
What to bring: Your 120 point spell book – NO UNRELEASED PROMO CARDS ALLOWED.  Also, please bring your copy of the game as we will need boards, markers, dice, etc. to play.
 
Format: We will play a Swiss style format. Rounds will last 90 minutes.
 
Game Points Awarded as follows:
 
5 Points                Defeat the enemy mage.
3 Points                Modified Win – the play with the greatest Health Total i.e. Life Total – Damage
1 Point                  Draw – (the player that had the lower Health Total)
0 Points                Loss
 
Tournament Points and Determining a Winner
 
Add up the total number of points, the player with the most wins. In the event of a tie, look at strength of schedule i.e. average the total number of points earned by each players’ opponents. The player whose opponents have the greatest number of points is the winner.
 
Promo cards will be available for all participants!  Hopefully the latest promo kit will be available by then but if not, the store has some older kits available.
 
Please feel free to leave any comments, concerns, suggestions or to ask any questions below.  I really want this to be a fun and friendly event and I am open to your ideas to make it better.

Please post below if you are planning on attending so I can get a rough idea of how many players will be attending.  Hope to see you there!

Here is a link to the discussion on the BGG forum.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 09:59:29 AM by tom »
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 10:25:24 AM »
Aww yeah. I'll put in at work.
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 08:47:43 AM »
Aww yeah. I'll put in at work.

Very cool! Hope we get some more people to come out.

Arcane Wonders is sending me a prize pack of some sort to support this event!  I am not sure what that support will be, but I will let everyone know as soon as I find out. Can't wait!
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 10:37:27 AM »
Tom

I posted on BGG also.

Hope to make this one if my project deliverable is in shape by then.
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 09:31:17 AM »
Tom

I posted on BGG also.

Hope to make this one if my project deliverable is in shape by then.

Great! Looking forward to playing a game with you!
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 07:32:26 PM »
All signs are pointing towards being able to make it for this event.
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 08:26:57 AM »
All signs are pointing towards being able to make it for this event.

Very cool! Can't wait to meet you!
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 12:23:57 PM »
Hey everybody! Just want to put out a quick update on the tournament. Arcane Wonders has sent the prize support to the Games Keep and it should arrive there on Thursday. We are also receiving some prizes from the NJAGP (Not Just Another Gaming Podcast) podcast.  The hosts are also Mage Wars players and have generously donated some stuff to support us!  You should definitely check out their podcast on The Dice Tower Network.

We are less than a week away from game time! If people could check in on if they are planning on being there or not, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks and I will see everyone in a few days!

Tom
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 01:13:20 PM »
I got approval form the Boss, so I will be there on Saturday.  Finally, the third time is the charm.  I am really looking forward to this event, and the added prize support is a bonus.

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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 02:58:17 AM »
I really want to come to one of these events.   But it is a two hour ride for me and I work overnight on Saturday nights.

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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 09:57:42 AM »
Tournament kicks off in a little over 48 hours!  Can't wait.  From what I have heard so far it looks like we are going to have a great turnout! 

Just to give everyone some advanced warning we are going to use Arcane Wonders latest tie breaker system.  Take a look below:

Game Points Awarded as follows:
 
5 Points                Defeat the enemy mage.
3 Points                Modified Win – the play with the greatest Health Total i.e. Life Total – Damage
1 Point                  Draw – (the player that had the lower Health Total)
0 Points                Loss
 
Tournament Points and Determining a Winner
 
Add up the total number of points, the player with the most wins. In the event of a tie, look at strength of schedule i.e. average the total number of points earned by each players’ opponents. The player whose opponents have the greatest number of points is the winner.

Any questions let me know.  Also please chime in if you are planning on coming or not. Thanks!
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 05:24:59 PM »
I want to encourage anyone who's on the fence about attending to come! Come tell me your thoughts on the game; I need feedback about the state of the game from you! Even if you don't own the game yet, as long as you can finish a game in 90 minutes we want you there!

Tom, I hope you're ready, I'm looking for revenge for my first round loss at the last tournament!
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 08:11:19 PM »
Tournament kicks off in a little over 48 hours!  Can't wait.  From what I have heard so far it looks like we are going to have a great turnout! 

Just to give everyone some advanced warning we are going to use Arcane Wonders latest tie breaker system.  Take a look below:

Game Points Awarded as follows:
 
5 Points                Defeat the enemy mage.
3 Points                Modified Win – the play with the greatest Health Total i.e. Life Total – Damage
1 Point                  Draw – (the player that had the lower Health Total)
0 Points                Loss
 
Tournament Points and Determining a Winner
 
Add up the total number of points, the player with the most wins. In the event of a tie, look at strength of schedule i.e. average the total number of points earned by each players’ opponents. The player whose opponents have the greatest number of points is the winner.

Any questions let me know.  Also please chime in if you are planning on coming or not. Thanks!
Hi Tom,

I heard the weather report is calling for a chance of more snow.

What is the snow plan? I have a 2-hour drive and want to be sure it is go / no-go before I head out.

Thanks,
Tom
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 09:05:50 AM »
@ringkichard

I am looking forward to a rematch though I don't have much confidence in my ability to repeat. I have a new spellbooks that is mostly untested. I plan on crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

Hi Tom,

I heard the weather report is calling for a chance of more snow.

What is the snow plan? I have a 2-hour drive and want to be sure it is go / no-go before I head out.

Thanks,
Tom

All of this snow is making me crazy! According to NBC 10 in Philadelphia there is supposed to be between 1 - 3 inches of snow in the area tomorrow. That is not enough to keep me from coming but I would certainly understand if others didn't want to make the trip. I will be there unless the weather reports change dramatically tonight. I will update this post after I hear the 10 o'clock weather reports.

As long as 4 players show up I will hold the tournament. If there are less players we can still hang out and play. The tournament would just be rescheduled for a later date.
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Re: Eastern PA,NJ, MD & DE Mage Wars Tournament - January 25th 2014
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 10:36:11 PM »
Here is the final snow update.  There is only supposed to be 1-3 inches of snow and it is supposed to start around noon (while we will be at the store) and end before 5 (while we are still at the store).  That being said, I completely understand if people do not want to chance it.

The Games Keep will be open tomorrow and I will be there.  The tournament will be happening unless I have less than 4 people show up.  Please be safe and I will see everyone tomorrow.
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