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Tournament Report: WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena
« on: August 14, 2016, 05:49:45 PM »
Here are the highlights from the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena tournament held July 22 – 30 at Sevens Springs Resort, PA.

This year Apprentice play covered 5 days followed by the top 8 players moving to advanced play on Saturday, July 30. We had 64 players attend demonstration sessions over the course of the first 4 days but this includes some players attending multiple sessions to learn a different mage. The qualifying round on Thursday had 19 players with 8 of those returning from last year’s tournament. We also had 7 players attend a spellbook design seminar to learn advanced rules and tips for customizing a mage spellbook.
 
WBC 2016 graduating Apprentices are listed in rank order:
1.   Brad McCandless
2.   Jim Newsome
3.   David Wolfe
4.   Jack Howell
5.   Vincent Sinigaglio
6.   Danielle Rosenberger
7.   Doug Mercer
8.   Nick Chepaitis

Core Set Mages selected for the single elimination rounds on Saturday were 4 Wizards, 3 Warlocks and 1 Beastmaster. The final match was a duel between two Warlocks with Nick Chepaitis defeating Jack Howell for the championship.

Congratulations to Nick Chepaitis the WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena Champion!

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for co-sponsoring the event and donating a wonderful array of prizes for the participants. The game continues to be a big hit in the demonstration area at WBC with each session drawing 10 to 15 players at a time.

For tournament statistics and match by match details with pictures see the link below to the full tournament report.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cl698ih6up2aqpz/WBC%202016%20-%20Mage%20Wars%20Tournament%20Report.pdf?dl=0
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Re: Tournament Report: WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 12:01:51 AM »
Awesome!

Miss core set times.

Will have to come to WBC one happy day :)
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Re: Tournament Report: WBC 2016 Mage Wars Arena
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 05:14:16 AM »
Awesome!

Miss core set times.

Will have to come to WBC one happy day :)

You would have a great time. It is the best value in the gaming convention scene offering 9 days of 24x7 gaming for one flat price. The whole convention is run by game players rather than game publishers with each tournament being run by volunteers. If you enjoy playing boardgames you will certainly find the convention worth your time.

I managed to get in 3 games of Battlegrounds: Domination play with 2, 3 and 5 players. The 5 player game used team play and I shared a spellbook with a new player.
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