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WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« on: June 27, 2015, 03:15:52 PM »
Come to WBC 2015 in Lancaster, PA the week of Aug 3 - 9 for a Mage Wars event like no other! Mage Wars Demos and Open Gaming will be happening all week long at a boardgaming convention run by players for players. The Round 1 heats for the Mage Wars tournament are held on Thursday, August 6 with the top 8 players advancing to single elimination play on Saturday, August 8.

Learn about the WBC convention here http://www.boardgamers.org/#wbc. The Mage Wars event page is here http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/mgwpge.htm.

Feel free to ask any questions you have here or send me an email at the address on the event page.

Note - the Arcane Wonders official tournament format has been modified for this event to encourage new players to enter and compete. See the event page for details.




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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 05:24:20 PM »
So no pre-constructed books for this tournament?
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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 09:41:54 AM »
So no pre-constructed books for this tournament?

Correct - all players will use the Mage Wars Arena apprentice books during Round 1with the caveat rule that they must play a different core mage each heat that they enter. This allows all players to study the spellbook before the tournament and learn what each mage is capable of during Round 1. So a player who wants to earn the maximum possible points in Round 1 by entering all 4 heats must prove their skill playing a Warlock, Priestess, Beastmaster, and Wizard.

This changes in Round 2 - the top 8 players will take their favorite core Apprentice Mage spellbook and customize it for the remainder of the tournament. Players will be able to add spells from the Core Set to the spells already included in the Apprentice spellbook that they select. So the top 8 apprentices get to graduate to full mage status during the tournament. Experienced mages still get a chance to use their design skills while new players get a chance to learn the rules in smaller increments.

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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 06:08:11 PM »
The following additional prizes provided by Arcane Wonders will be awarded at the event. Come join for the chance to play and win. Thanks AW!
 
Round 1
All entrants receive a promo card.
A door prize will be awarded in each of the four heats in Round 1. Winners will be selected from those attending that heat. Winners will not be eligible for the remaining door prizes in Round 1. Door prizes will be either a Straywood Forest Arena Playmat (24x32) or a Forged in Fire Spell Tome expansion.
 
Round 2
The 8 players from Round 1 that enter Round 2 receive another promo card and a Mage Wars Official Spellbook Pack 4.
 
Round 3
4 winners from Round 2 receive another promo card.
 
Round 4 - The Finals
Both winners from Round 3 receive another promo card.
2nd place receives the new Mage Wars Arena Core Set.
1st place winner receives the new Mage Wars Arena Battlegrounds: Domination Expansion AND the new Mage Wars Arena Core Set. The World Boardgaming Championship also awards a wooden plaque to the champion of the tournament.
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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 08:08:38 AM »
Apprentice Spellbooks for Round 1 of this tournament (on August 6th)  are now on the Mage Wars Tournament HQ page here.

http://www.arcanewonders.com/news/tournaments

Top players from Round 1 will customize one of these in Round 2 and graduate to full mage for the rest of the tournament.
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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2015, 11:46:35 PM »
This is a really cool idea. Thanks for the updates!
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Re: WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) 2015 Tournament
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 07:39:06 AM »
This is a really cool idea. Thanks for the updates!

I hope to have a great recap for everyone after the tournament.  This is the first time this game has been on the schedule at the WBC convention. With enough player support the event will join the Century 100 list and become an annual event. Player input will be incorporated to improve the event next year.
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