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General Discussion / Re: Academy Priestess - Aegis?
« on: June 23, 2016, 12:50:05 PM »
Great, thank you!!! I knew it must be there somewhere, couldnt see for looking :)

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

General Discussion / Re: New Expansion ? Is original MW dead?!
« on: April 02, 2016, 01:37:55 AM »
I think the focus on Acedemy and Battlegrounds were business mistakes. It lost a lot of momentum wrt committed players. More energy and money should have been spent on new mages, and rapidly expanding the player base with events and tournaments.

I'm one of those players who tried Academy as it was cheap and supposed to be quick to play, loved it, and have now bought Arena, and one of the expansions, and am getting all my friends to try it... So was it a business mistake? Only if by mistake you mean "brought in new customers and acted as a gateway game to our main product line"

Rules Discussion / Re: Zone attacks unavoidable academy
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:55:54 AM »
ps: It might be handy to split this section of the forum into academy and non-academy to keep everything structured.

I second this :)

Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Doublestrike Clarification (Academy)
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:36:30 AM »
Page 24 of the Academy rulebook, the entry for Melee +X states that it only applies to the first melee attack each round.

So you do not get your bonus on the second attack of a doublestrike.

You're not making any friends here.

(Thanks for finding it) :)

Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Doublestrike Clarification (Academy)
« on: March 31, 2016, 08:44:01 AM »
The codex just says "This attack may make a second attack against the same target. The additional attack occurs before the counterstrike step of the attack".

This doesn't mention the removal of bonuses. Is there another mention of it I've missed?

If so - designers, please make your codex clearer! Thank you :)

Edit: Have re-read through the entire rules, and can see no mention of Melee+X bonus only applying to the first attack. Maybe this is an Arena only rule?

Edit 2: Have searched the online Arena rule book, and no mention of it in there either, except for specific spells (i.e. Bloodthirsty) only.
Therefore, unless someone can find it I'll presume the second (or more) attack includes all bonuses applied to the first. Which means I totally beat my opponent yesterday with one super charged attacked that critted doublestrike for 20 damage just as they thought they were about to beat me! Tentative Mwhahaha

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?


General Discussion / Re: Academy Match Videos?
« on: March 30, 2016, 03:35:33 PM »
Thanks, yes I saw their channel :)

Are there any others out there? Thought there would be loads!

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 / Re: Arena vs Original - New Player
« on: March 28, 2016, 05:24:16 PM »

Make sure you have a good system for organizing your cards! Not keeping my collection organized by set from the beginning is one of the biggest mistakes I've made as a Mage Wars player, especially now that I've started playing Academy as well as Arena. Organizing my cards is going to be quite the summer project!

Thank you - I'm new to deck building, but am enjoying building the decks in Academy so far.

So as a newbie can you explain your post a little more? Why would I need to organise the cards, and what way do you recommend?

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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