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General Discussion / Academy Priestess - Aegis?
« on: June 22, 2016, 04:53:05 PM »

My priestess set arrived today (thank you!) but we noticed that a number of the creatures and enchantments grant "Aegis" - but we can't find this explained anywhere in the original Academy rules we have, or in the Priestess rule leaflet that came with the expansion.

I'm sure we have just missed it, but could someone point us to the correct page?

Thank you

Frequently Asked Questions / Doublestrike Clarification (Academy)
« on: March 31, 2016, 07:58:09 AM »
Hello, from the rules it appears that doublestrike means two attacks - but does this include any buffs? For example, if I use Giant Size to add +2 melee, or use a Genies Wish etc - do they get two attack twice using all the dice?

It would appear so from the rule book, but on watching a video he only did that the first time, then used his standard "unbuffed" attack on the second role.

Does anyone know?


League / Tournament Play / UK - Players of Organised Play?
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:42:20 AM »

Does anyone know if there are any Organised Play sessions, or Tournaments in the UK? Or even any players! :)


General Discussion / Academy Match Videos?
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:39:07 AM »

Does anyone know of somewhere where we can watch Academy matches? We searched on YouTube and there seems to be only 2 on there. I know this is a new game, but I thought there would be more.

New to the game and trying to get ideas for tactics and see how other people play their classes.

Thanks as always :)

Rules Discussion / Academy newbie questions
« on: March 28, 2016, 05:40:01 PM »

We have some questions about the Academy rules if that's OK.

Firstly, with the Guarding / Counterstriking - it says that the Pest can be ignored by the Guard and the Guard doesn't need to counterstrike it (and therefore doesn't lose its Guard marker) - and it highlights this clearly.

However - it then goes on to say "Using a counterstrike is always optional. A creature does not have to use its counterstrike". Which we interpret to mean that any creature who attacks a guard can be ignored.

In which case, we don't understand why Pests are highlighted the way they are. It makes no difference if they are a pest or not, and in fact the only thing the Pest trait gives them is the inability to become a guard.

Is this correct? Or have we read it wrong?

Secondly - just to clarify, if a Guarding creature chooses to not attack back, they do not lose their Guard marker, and can then go on to retain it indefinitely (so long as they do not do anything else), even across rounds?

Next - an Elusive Unavoidable Pest with Dodge - can I confirm that this can ignore the Guard completely, can ignore all Defence, and can avoid being hit by rolling a 5 or more on their D12? So these have no way of being defended against, and have a high probability of being untouchable (unless you have an unavoidable creature too)?

We have a few more but forgot to make a note of them so will ask them later when if they crop up again :)

Thank you for your time

General Discussion / Arena vs Original - New Player
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:52:48 AM »
Hello, I'm new here.

My wife and I recently bought Academy and are LOVING it! Looking forward to the expansions :)

We also own the original Mage Wars, but have just never played it as it looked quite complex, but now we find we enjoy Academy we are thinking of giving it a go - but... do we need to buy Arena instead now? How different is the original from Arena?


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