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Mage Wars => General Discussion => Topic started by: alboy on May 14, 2015, 04:29:03 AM

Title: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: alboy on May 14, 2015, 04:29:03 AM
The counters for the new Arena Core Set and new Arena Forcemaster vs Warlord are terrible, l am not talking about the artwork, which is amasing by the way but the actual counters themselves which have not been compessed enough. l can see them only lasting a few games before the artwork starts to  peel off.

Has there been some kind of production problem as l thought Arcane Wonders prided themselves on quality.
Title: Re: Arena Counters terrible
Post by: Lord0fWinter on May 14, 2015, 08:24:08 AM
There have been quite a few people over at BGG saying the same thing. The thread can be seen here (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1366397/quality-issues-my-counters-mage-wars-arena).

I was hoping this didn't affect all of the new core sets but it sounds like it is.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: alboy on May 14, 2015, 08:27:05 AM
It also affects the new Arena Forcemaster vs Warlord as well.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: Erebus on May 14, 2015, 05:17:12 PM
Yeah, unfortunately have the same issue here in my Forcemaster v. Warlord set. Everything else I've received from Arcane Wonders has been perfection, however, so still props to them for doing such a fantastic job on average.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: DaveW on May 14, 2015, 07:09:06 PM
And here I thought the thicker counters looked better. I have not handled them yet, though.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: Tekwych on May 15, 2015, 11:48:19 PM
I use superglue along the edges of all my tokens to harden them against wear and keep them from fraying.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: Erebus on May 16, 2015, 11:56:54 PM
I think superglueing them is a good idea, but I played an actual game with them today and I think they're a lot sturdier than they appear. I think the quality is about as good as it was before.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: alboy on May 17, 2015, 08:51:55 AM
The top and bottom of the artwork slightly protrudes the counters so is likely to peel off eventually.
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: alboy on May 21, 2015, 05:27:47 AM
Will Arcane Wonders be replacing the counters for The Arena Core Set & Arena Forcemaster vs Warlord, that are lets be honest pretty rubbish?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: MW United on May 21, 2015, 05:36:37 AM
Following on from the comments regarding the counters, I have found the thickness of the cards in the new Arena sets are thinner.

I'm not saying the standards of the materials are poor, maybe slightly reduced????

Any other thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Mage Wars Arena Core Set Counters terrible
Post by: Felix_s_Becker on May 21, 2015, 06:33:34 AM
Well i dont know if someone already metioned this, but all the Products until Forged in Fire that i own state: "Proudly made in the USA" on their back. FIF however states: "Made in China" And the qulity is poorer, in my first copy of FIF one pack of Cars was completely useless since they were glued together, seemingly a result of being Packaged too early before drying, resulting in them sticking together and not being able to seperate them without destroying them. Also one card (Warlord Stats) was missing completely. Also the Cards have a slightly different Colour tone on the edges as well as a different "smell". So to me it seems like the quality went down a little in correlation with moving the production to china. Pleas note that i am still 100% satisfied, i got a very quick replacement copy of my FIF. My copy of the 4. edition core sat hasnīt arrived yet so i cant comment on the quality of this. I will post here as soon as i get my hands on it. I am suprised that nobody here mentioned the change of the production location as stated on the back of the products.