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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »
(It seems) Most of the time OR sometimes AND.
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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2018, 01:22:11 PM »
Frost Attack spells are water or air. The creatures are both. 
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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2018, 03:35:38 PM »
Frost attack spells are either Water OR Air.
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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2018, 03:52:42 PM »
Living armor seems good as fuck!
That and the good old bark skin and your basically immune to corrodes while being extremely tankish.
While it might appear as a weakness that itís armor goes down it could very well be a strength! (I find it weird that this cars slipped through playtest).

Reclamation is super cool... battle forge books are gonna be hurt.
Damned if you dispel damned if you donít (especially with ward stone coming out before you dispel), and it only takes 3 upkeepís to destroy a forge.
If you choose to dispel you can be sure anotherís pops out the round after and your tempo (and maybe mana pool) is being drained.
Also Barracks Warlords will hate druids for this card.

Wand of ice and fire seems interesting when used late in a round without priority you can almost certainly stack 4 damage on a creature. Not sure itís worth the actions though, but if you can finish off a medium / big creature it could be.

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2018, 10:14:06 PM »
Living armor seems good as fuck!
That and the good old bark skin and your basically immune to corrodes while being extremely tankish.
While it might appear as a weakness that itís armor goes down it could very well be a strength! (I find it weird that this cars slipped through playtest).

Reclamation is super cool... battle forge books are gonna be hurt.
Damned if you dispel damned if you donít (especially with ward stone coming out before you dispel), and it only takes 3 upkeepís to destroy a forge.
If you choose to dispel you can be sure anotherís pops out the round after and your tempo (and maybe mana pool) is being drained.
Also Barracks Warlords will hate druids for this card.

Wand of ice and fire seems interesting when used late in a round without priority you can almost certainly stack 4 damage on a creature. Not sure itís worth the actions though, but if you can finish off a medium / big creature it could be.

And picturees of the cards to give opinions?

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2018, 10:24:43 PM »
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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2018, 11:03:04 PM »

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2018, 11:55:32 PM »
What is the lowest level frost spell? Having a level 1 frost spell seems weird considering it is either a water or air school spell. Druid has the level 1 water school, but seeing a plant mage have easy access to an ice spell, something that literally kills the green, would seem out of place. I'm assuming frost is level 2 and higher but I would like to know absolutely.

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2018, 02:50:52 AM »
Can someone please give the rules for Melting?

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2018, 03:09:34 AM »
Interesting that you don't have to pay 2 extra mana for 3+ level shields (since the target line only refer to minor weapons and any level shild) with Freeze Weapond.

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« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2018, 06:13:33 AM »
Interesting that you don't have to pay 2 extra mana for 3+ level shields (since the target line only refer to minor weapons and any level shild) with Freeze Weapond.

You have misread. The minor applies to the shield part as well. In English it is grammatically correct to apply an adjective to both nouns linked by a conjunction. I agree it can be confusing, is not how I would choose to do it, but it is correct English and Arcane Wonders has used this convention on lots and lots of cards in the past.

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2018, 06:15:12 AM »
And target bar says minor equipment so maximum is level 2.

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2018, 08:11:44 AM »
While it might appear as a weakness that itís armor goes down it could very well be a strength! (I find it weird that this cars slipped through playtest).

It didn't slip through - we were well aware of the interaction, and the card was tested a lot. It's good to be sure, but Druid only and weaker vs swarms (strategy and cards), which is a good thing, as the general strategy needs encouraging.

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Re: Gen Con Academy pre releases
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
While it might appear as a weakness that itís armor goes down it could very well be a strength! (I find it weird that this cars slipped through playtest).

It didn't slip through - we were well aware of the interaction, and the card was tested a lot. It's good to be sure, but Druid only and weaker vs swarms (strategy and cards), which is a good thing, as the general strategy needs encouraging.

Whats the thought behind dense fog and archers in the fog zone can shoot to other zones?

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« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2018, 06:59:36 PM »
Can swarms gain life from Etherian Lifetree?
Killer bees seem really good with it - flying, elusive, 6 dice critical damage for 7 mana and 2 sbp.
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