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Re: Is Mage wars about to fade out?
« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2016, 06:05:09 AM »
What would be great would be a well oehanized and simple collection of GOOD books. Not frugal and not hidden in a forum with variations on page 4.

Building 2-3 books per mage and a description how to build spellbooks is something we could easily do as a group.  ;D It wouldn't even take time for  AW apart from uploading the final document.

I totally agree that this is something wonderful that should be on AW website.

We could organise books by style of playing. Each one described generally, with one or two openings detailed.

Who's in?

I am planning a seminar on Basic Spellbook Design for the World Boardgaming Championships at the end of July. If the group wants to contribute, then I could include ideas into my seminar materials and publish the results.

Perhaps we start up a new forum folder for this discussion?
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« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2016, 06:42:13 AM »
What would be great would be a well oehanized and simple collection of GOOD books. Not frugal and not hidden in a forum with variations on page 4.

Building 2-3 books per mage and a description how to build spellbooks is something we could easily do as a group.  ;D It wouldn't even take time for  AW apart from uploading the final document.

I totally agree that this is something wonderful that should be on AW website.

We could organise books by style of playing. Each one described generally, with one or two openings detailed.

Who's in?

I am planning a seminar on Basic Spellbook Design for the World Boardgaming Championships at the end of July. If the group wants to contribute, then I could include ideas into my seminar materials and publish the results.

Perhaps we start up a new forum folder for this discussion?

Yes, good idea.

It's very tricky building with core set x1 only. Without enchanter's wardstones you sometimes can't hold onto the enchantments you need long enough and you have to include a ton of extra copies, and without reinforce its really easy to destroy battle forge (although that's true of everyone since reinforce is a promo). I have a frugal fire wizard who puts forge in his corner zone and uses the gorgon archer, which I think should be viable but I haven't practiced with it in a while. The frugal priestess needs some testing, and the frugal beastmaster needs to be completely revamped. I already remade the frugal warlock. He couldn't depend on his battle forge and without the wardstones it was too easy to destroy his curses. So I made the frugal warlock more of a rush build and I will post it on the forums later.

Something I would really like to start working on are making spellbooks using only the core set and 1-2 expansions. I could probably make a lot more frugal spellbooks that way. So far using core set x1 only I've only been able to find one way to use each Mage except the priestess, which can either use a brogan centered strategy or a similar vampiress strategy. Vampiress is probably better since it uses fewer enchants, now that I think of it. Although brogan is still really good against forcemaster and anvil throne warlord.

I might also even try my hand at frugal domination.
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Re: Is Mage wars about to fade out?
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2016, 09:09:48 AM »
As I said I think the posted books must not be core only. Maybe some of them should be. More important is that they play good and with style. Canine-swarm (including academy), face-melter, undoing wizard FM with grizzly-body, dwarf-tank... Those books. At best some proofed event-winners.
Besides I am not sure if I can help here with my books. I like them and have the feeling some are pretty solid, but maybe that relies on local meta or weaknesses I have not realized yet (for example haven't played them against all mages).

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Re: Is Mage wars about to fade out?
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2016, 09:35:08 AM »
In the meantime, maybe we should make other language editions of Mage Wars available on OCTGN. That way we can more easily encourage members of other Mage Wars forums to play online.

There is a German card pack for Mage Wars :)

But everything except the card images is still English.

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Re: Is Mage wars about to fade out?
« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2016, 01:12:57 PM »
Introduction of Type 2 was actually the reason I quit MtG

what is type 2?

In Magic it's a format that only uses the 2 most recent blocks of cards. It became "Standard" and now Standard format includes the last three blocks of cards, but blocks are no longer 3 sets large. To play Standard, you only build your deck out of the cards from the legal blocks.
... i prefere to wait 5 years for a new set than see MW come to that...
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Re: Is Mage wars about to fade out?
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2016, 04:04:21 PM »
Introduction of Type 2 was actually the reason I quit MtG

what is type 2?

In Magic it's a format that only uses the 2 most recent blocks of cards. It became "Standard" and now Standard format includes the last three blocks of cards, but blocks are no longer 3 sets large. To play Standard, you only build your deck out of the cards from the legal blocks.
... i prefere to wait 5 years for a new set than see MW come to that...

Just to be clear, I was simply outlining what "Type 2" is. Mage Wars has no intention to go to a set rotation model. Right now we're trying to stay focused on getting into a good rhythm and keep producing great sets for everyone.

Just to reiterate, I was just trying to explain what "Type 2" was, not advocating for Mage Wars to adopt it. Just to be fair.