Updated Spell Lists
When creating these spellbooks for the first time around, it was an incredibly difficult task - we wanted the spellbooks to be flavorful, easy to learn, offer a wide variety of spells to give players a good taste of what the game could offer, and also to give a few different strategies for each Mage - that way they'd be playable for more than a few games. After receiving some amazing feedback from both players and playtesters we think we have several improvements to the starter spellbooks. Click the image or the link below to download the list. You can also find it on our rules page.
1. You can now build all four mages using only the Mage Wars Core Set. You can build them all at the same time, or separately. But no other purchase is required to build these mages.
2. Each spellbook is now more flavorful and unique to each Mage. For example: we took minor heals out of the Warlock's spellbook (a holy spell in the Warlock's spellbook - blecch!) and instead gave him Drain Life, Vampirism, and Vampiric Strike! These spells now heal, cost him less points, and do damage to his opponent, the perfect Warlock solution!
3. All the spellbooks include within them their counterpart Apprentic Spellbook (marked with an *), which means that you can start playing the game with the smaller apprentice spellbooks, and then when you're ready, simply add in the spells in these spellbooks! This allows you to slowly get to know each of the mages, a little bit at a time, so that you won't be overwhelmed by all the different spells right up front.
4. Each mage is perfectly balanced, with 120 points in each spellbook, so right out of the box you can play against your friends, family, and gaming group without having to worry about customizing your own spellbook. You can tweak these as you like as soon as you get more familiar with the game.
Overall, we think these are an amazing improvement and update from the old spellbooks and we would encourage all players to use this new official list when learning, teaching, or just plain playing the game! Once you're comfortable with it - move along and customize your own spellbook.
For new players- We encourage you to start the game off by playing with the Apprentice Spellbook (click the link below to download it!). These spellbooks have a reduced number of spells, and reduced stats for each Mage, this way you can get right into the action and not have to worry about setting up a giant spellbook right out of the gate! You can use our helpful Video Tutorials to learn any concepts you don't understand, and keeping a Codex handy will also help out! Once you've gotten the hang of your spellbooks, move on to these new updated spellbooks!
So try these new spellbooks out! Let us know what you think, and always feel free to share your custom spellbooks and strategies on our forums!