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General Discussion / Re: AW Staff Announcement: Laddinfance
« on: March 16, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
Just thank you, Laddinfance.

Since I joined the MW community you have always been the "voice" of Arcane Wonders for me.
I wish you the very best.

General Discussion / Re: Sand Timer for Arena Planning Phase
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:31:37 AM »
I used this technique when playing casually for the exact reasons you mentioned (although I did not have a cool wooden sand timer but a simple timer app on a tablet). And I found it to be really helpful, because I tend to suffer from Analysis Paralysis and the clock really helped me to stay focused. Meamwhile I'm using it less often and I can say that it helped me to generally improve my skills to plan in a timely manner. So i can only recommend using this if you play with an opponent that also agrees to use it.

Mage Wars Academy / Re: How many people here use Tabletopia?
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:22:57 AM »
This thread: on the tabletopia forum was updated 10 days ago. There it is stated that spellbook building is planned. Sadly no ETA can be given though.

General Discussion / Re: Always forget
« on: December 08, 2016, 07:26:53 AM »
Healing it is for me, and armor. And in cases I have armor in my book I never seem to find the right moment to cast it. The armor issue works better if I bring a BattleForge ...

General Discussion / Re: Mages election
« on: November 09, 2016, 02:18:53 AM »
Anvil Throne Warlord will make Etheria great again!
This is *not* funny. :(

Mage Wars Academy / Re: How many people here use Tabletopia?
« on: October 29, 2016, 04:39:23 PM »
Sadly the game hasn't changed much since the free demo version. The Tabletopia framework improved and is now rellay nice to use but for Academy there is still no support for custom spellbook. Since there are two copies of every starter deck you could build a custom spell book by picking cards from both starter decks and make sure the adher to the spellbool buildung rules, but there is no support for spellbook building and you are missing out on the cards from the base set that are not in one of the starter spellbooks. So to say the very least it's still limited.

I asked questions about the state and when to expect something new here and Aaron told me he couldn't tell me becaus the developers at Tabletopia were doing this. So I asked in the Tabletopia games forums roughly 2 months ago and I got zero response up to now.
At this point I am mildly disappointed with how this is going. It's not a big deal, I rarely find the time to play online but if at least the full academy core set with spellbook building was supporded I would definiteley use more of my rare free time to play academy on Tabletopia.

Rules Discussion / Re: Spellbind question
« on: October 27, 2016, 05:11:19 PM »
That's exactly how I play it and what I tried to derive from the meaning of the word "change" in my earlier post. I think it's pretty clear.

Rules Discussion / Re: Spellbind question
« on: October 23, 2016, 02:28:50 PM »
could we say that you have to change te spell card, but that you can bind the same spell?
Yes, exactly.
The mere possibility doesn't say that it is particularly good play though.

Off topic / Re: Malazan Book of the Fallen
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:14:50 AM »
Thank's Borg. This sounds interesting, I will have a look at it.

To your question about a recommendation. It's not particularly new but I'm currently enjoying the "Locke Lamorra" Series from Scott Lynch. A thief story in a fantasy setting resembling 18th century and just a little bit of "magic" added. I found it very entertaining to read the various schemes and how they were carried out in the first installment "The Lies of Locke Lamorra". I'm currently in the middle of the second book which sets a different theme (Pirates :D) and which I also find very entertaining. A third novel has already been released.

Rules Discussion / Re: Spellbind question
« on: October 21, 2016, 10:06:45 AM »
The relevant question here is, what does "change the bound spell" mean exactly.

From Merriam Webster's online Dictionary:

Full Definition of change
changed changing

    transitive verb
  •     a :  to make different in some particular :  alter <never bothered to change the will>
        b :  to make radically different :  transform <can't change human nature>
        c :  to give a different position, course, or direction to
  •     a :  to replace with another <let's change the subject>
        b :  to make a shift from one to another :  switch <always changes sides in an argument>
        c :  to exchange for an equivalent sum of money (as in smaller denominations or in a foreign currency) <change a 20-dollar bill>
        d :  to undergo a modification of <foliage changing color> e :  to put fresh clothes or covering on <change a bed>

It's clearly used as a transitive verb here so I left out the meanings for the intransitive case.
So in our context 2a is the meaning that fits best (according to the example sentence)

So "to change the bound spell" means "to replace the bound spell with another". So clearly two cards are involved here and one is replaced by another. You cannot replace a card with itself. So you may not remove the bound spell and then add it again. But you may replace the spell with another copy of the same spell. This would not violate the "never attach two copies of the same spell to the same object"-rule, because one spell replaces the other and there is no time where both are attached simultaneously regardless of the order in which you exchange them.

Rules Discussion / Re: Grey Angel (an other abilities) and Poisoned Blood
« on: October 19, 2016, 08:42:00 AM »
It is all in the rules for revealing enchantments (page 19, Rulebook Mage Wars Arene Core Set):


You can reveal an enchantment immediately after
any step, phase, or action in the game.

•    At the end of any Phase of the game round.
•    Immediately after a creature is activated, before it
chooses its actions for the turn.
•    Immediately after a creature completes an action,
such as an attack, moving, or casting a spell.
•    At  the  end  of  any  of  the 
steps  for  an  attack,  casting a spell, or moving.
•    You   can   reveal   an   enchantment   immediately   
after it is cast, right after the Resolve Spell Step.
When an enchantment is “resolved” it is placed
face   down   as   a   hidden   enchantment.   Then,   
immediately after it has resolved, you may choose
to reveal it at the end of that step.
•    You cannot interrupt an event to reveal
an enchantment.

The list does *not* contain a creature's non-attack abilities. Neither does such an abilitiy fit into the categories step, phase or action. Therefore it is not possible to reveal an enchantment as a reaction to the use of such an ability.

Events / Re: Viking-Con 2016
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:07:25 AM »
Hey, congrats to Alexander :)
Sorry that I couldn't make it. Essen was not the reason though ...

The Arraxian Crown warlock is NOT lower tier, he's a very strong mage and you would be wise not to underestimate him.

I said mediocre - he's middling tier. I've never lost a tournament match against him (actually, I'm not sure I've lost a match against him).

He's not at the bottom, he's not at the top. If you ant to use the standard MtG tiers he's Tier 2 - honourable mention, but not what you'd ever consider taking into a tournament with £5000 on the line.
Arraxian Crown Warlock made second place in the German Nationals this year, and there were a lot of Priestesses and Druids and Necros there. And it was one of the biggest MageWars tournaments worldwide (with 32 Participants). So I don't think he's really weaker than the so called top tier mages. I feel he's constantly being underestimated.

General Discussion / Re: GenCon 2016 Video Coverage
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:14:33 AM »
No need to apologize, Puddnhead. I completely understand. I'm just glad to hear that it is still on your list :). And of course did PvS have higher priorities. All that I read on the forums showed that there was much more demand for PvS than for the GenCon shootings.

Thank you for keeping Arcane Duels going on!

General Discussion / GenCon 2016 Video Coverage
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:10:59 AM »
Arcane Duels has the video coverage! Hoping to get commentary this weekend and release it.

I just wanted to ask if I can expect to see this sometime or if it was dropped due to insufficient time. I really don't want to build any pressure here Coshade. I just want to know, if it is still planned to release this. I could totally understand if not because I imagine that it is a lot of work to finish this.

Or did I miss it by chance? Then please accept my apologies and point me to it :D

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