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Events / Re: Elementalist/Monk Promo OCTGN Tournament!
« on: August 30, 2020, 02:56:47 PM »
Hey everyone!

We have made the tournament live! No one sent me their emails, but I know there has already been players in contact about the first match.

Good luck to everyone!

General Discussion / Re: Is there a chance... Mage Wars 1.0
« on: August 30, 2020, 02:53:03 PM »
I imagine the community for 1.0 will always be around to play some games. Making house rules (and cards) has always been a thing and I don't imagine it will stop either.

Events / Elementalist/Monk Promo OCTGN Tournament!
« on: August 18, 2020, 12:56:48 PM »
Elementalist/Monk Promo OCTGN Tournament!
Tournamnet Structure and Outline
  • This tournamnet will be played in a group bracket with each competitor playing single elimination style. The goal of this tournament is to do a final runthrough of any balancing needed for new cards.
  • To begin, Arcane Duels is accepting entrants. Or you can sign up on Challonge at
  • In order to enter, you must commit to playing one mage wars game per week. Failure to do so will result in disqualification
  • If you would like to enter the tournament, email with your name on OCTGN. The target start date is August 30th[/li

    The player that takes the championship will receive a free copy of the new set! Even if you are international :)

    The weekly schedule will be as follows:

    On Challonge your matchups are announced. Feel free to play any matches that you have currently assigned too.

    Competitors have from the matchup announcement on Sunday until 2359 Central US time Saturday to get their matches played and the results emailed to
      *You can email just the result in a text format,video recorded by you (you'll need dropbox or gdrive for that), or the OCTGN inherent replay files for possible later casting.

      Ideally, there will be a featured match up each week. If you can send replay files please feel free to for future casting.  We do not guarantee your match will be casted, but will try out best!
    • If one party has been unresponsive in scheduling a match, they will forfeit the match and tournamnet
    • If attempts have been made by both parties to schedule a match and it just doesn't line up by the end of the week, let Arcane Duels know and we will try to help on a case by case basis (typically by having the match scheduled for the following week with those competitors being required to play 2 matches during the next week). In some cases both players will be disqualified.
    • If neither player has attempted to schedule, both will be given a loss
    • If required, a judge makes the final call on a rule. Any argumentative discussion that takes an excessive amount of time will receive a warning. If it continues that player will be disqualified.
    • If a player gets disconnected and dropped during a tournament match it will be considered a loss for that player
    • All cards released on OCTGN are legal to use. All promotional cards available on OCTGN are also legal. If there are playtesting cards that update currently existing cards, you must use the newest version. For example you must use the Wizard that has Arcane Zap for 2 mana instead of the older version.
      We also may balance cards mid tournament. This means that the newest card must be used!
    • Players will build a spellbook with the standard amount of spellbook points and restrictions. They may change mages or books between games if they wish.
    • Any promotional cards that have been officially released in a set will be considered to read as the official released in a set version
    Restrictions And/Or Clarifications

    Other info
    If you wish to be a caster please contact me at Even if you cannot stream you could always join me or anyone else casting the game. Players are allowed to cast for games that they are not competing in.
    Judge positions will be less easy to apply for. If you wish to be a judge then you will not be allowed to participate as a contestant in the tournament.
    Matches must allow official commentators and judges in as spectators. Non-Official Tournament spectators are not allowed to spectate a game unless both players agree to it. Some games will be streamed live, and may be posted on youtube for all Mage Wars fans to view.

    ALL coordination will be done through email. The reason signups require email is so Arcane Duels can easily track match up coordination (everyone should CC when figuring out when you can play your match). This helps us see if someone has been unresponsive and can take appropriate action
    The above reason is why you must email to sign up. If there are issues with that, let us know through some other means and we'll try to accomodate.

General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« on: July 23, 2020, 06:09:14 PM »
Hey guys!

Welcome back! We currently have open playtesting. We have a Youtube series every week to outline changes that we do. Below are links to the playtesting Dropbox and the Youtube if you are interested in participating.

Link to Youtube -->

Dropbox Link --->

General Discussion / Re: Create a Card - Final Vote!
« on: July 17, 2020, 11:27:24 AM »
I'll have to manually add it up later, thanks Farkas!

General Discussion / Create a Card - Final Vote!
« on: July 15, 2020, 05:37:22 PM »
Hello everyone!

We are on our final vote for two new creature cards! There have been a ton of ideas thrown around so I thought I would gather them up. We'll be leaving the polls open for 2 weeks, then go straight to playtesting.  We are looking for names and quotes so feel free to share them here or email us at Here are some thoughts on the two creatures below.

Holy Or Dark Level 5 Creature! The idea behind this card is that it joined the side of demons. Both the Dark and Holy side can take this creature since it has been on both sides.

Card 1 - Pretty basic concept here. Gate to Hell is a very unused card so hopefully this one makes it more viable. I would vote for this if you plan on taking Gate to Hell. I'm unsure if Holy has many uses for it though.

Card 2 - This helps both the Priest and the Adramelech Warlock a lot. Not removing burns can be very powerful with cards like Magma Golem. It might also make Combustion more of an option.

Card 3 - A solid card, Adramelech Warlock probably benefits the most because setting things on fire and demon creatures combo very well with this.

Card 4 - This gives more of a stronger solo creature card. It works well with both sides in it's own way.

War Level 4 - There have been a few ideas!
Card 1 is designed to be a tough of nails, slow advance creature. it's not supposed to be easy but also does not have a lot of damage in one action, but can produce a lot in a melee attacking round.

Card 2 is a great Warlord card. We are a bit worried that formations may make this card too strong as is, but it uses his giant shield concept to help advance troops.

Card 3 is similar ideas to card 1. It's less straight forward, but great for attacking into guards. It does not have the Vigilante trait so that may cause problems. If you do succeed in the defense (or use defensive enchantments) you still gain the guard marker. It also goes well with cards like Temple of Dawnbreaker.

Card 4 is more of a leadership card. It is designed to be heroric in that it can help friendly soldiers retreat or advance without worry of enemies around it.

Keep in mind if any of these cards appear overpowered, we will be balancing them down stats wise during playtesting. When you cast your vote, the overall concept/Traits will be preserved, but if you see high stats and decide the power card is just better, it will probably be nerfed to be balanced out.

Card 1 Option 1 --->

Card 1 Option 2 --->

Card 1 Option 3 --->

Card 1 Option 4 --->

Card 2 Option 1 --->

Card 2 Option 2 --->

Card 2 Option 3 --->

Card 2 Option 4 --->

General Discussion / Re: Dev Diary #5
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:43:30 PM »
Here is the Vod is anyone missed the stream! --->

General Discussion / Re: Dev Diary #5
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:34:42 PM »
We are starting live! Join us at this link! --->

General Discussion / Dev Diary #5
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:40:39 PM »
Hey there,

Just wanted to post that we are going to be streaming live tomorrow (7/12) at 8:30 PM CT. As always we will be discussing any changes we are making, next week's card contest, and taking direct feedback or questions from the chat. See you there!

Link to stream -->

Events / Re: Mod Wars - An Arcane Duels Modded Mage Wars Tournament
« on: July 04, 2020, 05:37:11 PM »
We'll be updating the standings after the holiday weekend!

General Discussion / Card Contest - Week 3
« on: July 04, 2020, 04:08:54 PM »
Hello Everyone!

This is going into week 3 of the voting process for all of us making a card together. For this week we are going to decide on the level for both cards. I know a lot of people have given their opinion on the ability for the cards, and I am collecting all of that data for later decisions, but some of these will need the creature to be a pretty high level to accomplish. So keep in mind that the vision you see for strength on these cards should reflect in the level you vote for.

Card 1 -->
Card 2 -->

Just posting the VOD from Youtube in case anyone wanted to see the changes for this week!

Link to VOD --->

Hey there!

Just wanted to give a quick announcement that we will be streaming Thursday 7/2 at 8:30 PM CT. We've got some minor adjustments to some cards, and shifting some focus to promo cards. Also an update to the 2 cards that the community voted on!

Link to Stream --->

We will post the VOD later!

If anyone missed the live stream. Here is a link to review our thoughts and balance changes for this summer's Playtesting Project.

Link to video --->

General Discussion / Creating Cards - Week 2
« on: June 27, 2020, 12:48:07 AM »

It looks like we have two new creatures in the arena! For this week we will be voting to decide what school or schools these cards belong to. If more than half of the total votes say this should be dual, then we will have a second vote next week to determine the second school. Happy voting!

Just to clarify if you think one or both of these cards belong to multiple schools, click the school you want this week and choose the OR option. If we get enough votes on the OR option we can have a second school chosen for that card next week.

Card 1:

Card 2:

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