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General Discussion / Re: Playtesting Update!
« Last post by Meles on January 25, 2023, 06:34:21 PM »
It's the anniversary of my previous "anniversary post" and, for anyone still monitoring the Mage Wars forums for signs of life, I just wanted to point out a post on BGG describing the status of the final Mage Wars Arena expansion:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/3006043/news-regarding-final-expansion-playtester/page/1

Perhaps 2023 will be the year when Monk & Elementalist finally make their Arena debuts, and the alternate Forcemaster and Wizard finally become a reality - along with all the updated cards, etc.
(Yes, I'm aware I might have said the same thing in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)


Some at BGG want to know how to play on OCTGN:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/3014134/playing-octgn

Looking for latest directions.
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General Discussion / Re: Playtesting Update!
« Last post by iNano78 on January 25, 2023, 03:21:02 PM »
It's the anniversary of my previous "anniversary post" and, for anyone still monitoring the Mage Wars forums for signs of life, I just wanted to point out a post on BGG describing the status of the final Mage Wars Arena expansion:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/3006043/news-regarding-final-expansion-playtester/page/1

Perhaps 2023 will be the year when Monk & Elementalist finally make their Arena debuts, and the alternate Forcemaster and Wizard finally become a reality - along with all the updated cards, etc.
(Yes, I'm aware I might have said the same thing in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)
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Events / Colossus Belt Winter
« Last post by Knabbmaster on December 09, 2022, 07:05:25 AM »
Notes about the previous match
First of all cheers to pjotri for entering and putting up a fight! The final score was a 5-2 victory for me.

We decided before the match to play all 7 games regardless of the score and that we would only play each mage once. These rules will not apply to future matches, but if both players agree to it things like these might be done again, we did not break any rules of the format we just added extra restrictions.

What is the Colossus Belt?
The Colossus Belt is a series of matches where a champion takes on one challenger at a time, if the challenger wins they get the title and will then be the one to face more opponents.

It is currently a Bo7 format, using the latest playtest rules and matches will take place every two months.

Before each match challengers may sign up, if there are several one will be chosen by the following tie-breakers:
TB1: Highest placement in a tournament in the last 2 years, (must at least be top 4).
TB2: How recent that tournament was.
TB3: Highest placement in a tournament all time.
TB4: How recent that tournament was.
TB5: The champions choice

The tournaments looked at are GenCon, German Nationals and the ones held by Arcane duels, more might get added. If nobody sings up before the deadline, whoever signs up first gets to play.

Whoever lost the most recent match is still allowed to sign up, however everybody else will be prioritised over them, this is to prevent a situation where we have the same two players over and over again.

Pacing moving forward
As I mentioned earlier there will be a match once every two months, the one comming up will be scheduled to end before March, matches will then be announced on the first day of every odd month (january, march, may...) and a challenger will be picked on the 8th.

If the champion quits
If you become the champion you do not have to play the following match, you can also simply quit the competition, having the next match be between two challengers chosen by the tie-breaker format. If this occurs the loser of the last match will be able to enter just like everyone else, since it's already clear that we won't have a repeat pairing.

Sign ups
A new challenger will be picked on the 17th of December, you have until then to message me here or on Discord if you want participate. This match will last longer, until the end of February if needed, partly because it coincides with the tournament held by Arcane Duels.
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Events / Mage Wars 2022 Online Tournament
« Last post by Coshade on November 29, 2022, 12:33:02 PM »
Mage Wars 2022 Online Tournament!
Tournament Structure and Outline

  • This tournament will be played in 2 stages. The first being a round robin in smaller groups. The top 2 of each group will advance to the single elimination stage. There will be a semi finals match, and the winners of those will advance to the finals for taking first place. There will also be a third place match for the losers of the semi finals.
  • If you would like to enter the tournament, email us at Arcaneduels@gmail.com. Or you can sign up on Challonge at Challonge.com/MW2022
  • In order to enter, you must commit to playing one mage wars game per week. Failure to do so will result in a loss for that week. Repeated games missed will result in disqualification
  • The start date for this tournament is December 18th.

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 arcaneduels@gmail.com or posted on the discord.
    *You can email the result in a text format, but we also want the OCTGN inherent replay files for possible later casting.

    Ideally, there will be a featured match up each week. We would love to cast your replay files.  We do not guarantee your match will be casted, but will try our best!

Rules
  • If one party has been unresponsive in scheduling a match, they will forfeit the match and tournament
  • 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.

  • 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

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.

Logistics
ALL coordination is suggested to be done through email. We also have been accepting Discord messages as well. Make sure to include Arcane Duels in your message so we can easily track match up coordination (everyone should CC arcaneduels@gmail.com or Coshade when figuring out when you can play your match). This helps us see if someone has been unresponsive and can take appropriate action

Quick Link to the Challonge Tournament -  https://challonge.com/MW2022

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Events / Re: mage wars weekend indy
« Last post by zot on November 20, 2022, 01:13:09 PM »
getting closer to the next mw weekend 12/9-11 for anyone who may want to attend. reply here, or catch me on the mw discord channel andi  can get you the details. we will be doing a tournament and i do have a magnetic status board as a prize.
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Events / Re: Colosuss Belt
« Last post by Knabbmaster on November 16, 2022, 03:23:34 PM »
Update:

The first match will be between me and pjotri

I will likely announce the next match in mid December, so if you are intereted that is when to keep your eyes out.
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World and Lore / Re: Notable Figures of Etheria
« Last post by KosmosAlive on November 12, 2022, 06:34:45 PM »
Oh   my   gods,
have I got a resource for you! :D

http://magewarslore.wikidot.com/

This website (the Etherian Lore portal) has been indispensable to me in my projects,
and, flawed as it is, it provides EXACTLY what is needed to construct the framework of a MW / D&D hybrid.

What's more is you and I have been working on similar ideas! I know at least one other person, with whom I've collaborated, who has originated this idea as well.

It's so exciting to me to see your post! :) Welcome to the forums! If you'd like to discuss and trade ideas related to an Etherian world D&D campaign-style game, I am all ears! Would work best for me to communicate via Discord. I'll set this to notify me of replies.
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Events / Re: Colosuss Belt
« Last post by Knabbmaster on November 09, 2022, 11:24:14 AM »
Thx, yeah, emergency judges would be the thing that would be the most appreciated. That and just getting people to play.

Ruducing the number of games is pretty painful, I could see doing it. The feedback that is the most valuable is the one coming from the players who contemplate joining.
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Events / Re: Colosuss Belt
« Last post by zot on November 07, 2022, 11:53:20 AM »
very interesting idea. good luck to all who enter. sounds like a fantastic event. i am guessing that most would rather it be best of 5 since that would take less time. but as i am not entering, i have no stake in the outcome. but would be glad to assist in other ways if needed.
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Events / Colosuss Belt
« Last post by Knabbmaster on November 06, 2022, 10:54:07 AM »
Colossus Belt, named after the card, will be a series of matches where the current champion takes on one challenger at a time, if the challenger wins they become the champion. To keep the title the champion needs to arrange a match at least once every 3 months. Since there is not a champion at the moment, the two most qualified challengers (among those who are interested that is) go up against each other.

I will be one of the players in the first match (see rules to qualify further down).

It will be a 1v1 best of 7, using the most recent playtest rules. No restictions on which books you use for each game. The games will be scheduled induvidually, just like in other online events, with the goal to finnish within a month.

I initially wanted it to be a Bo9, but I don't want this to last long enough to coincide with the playtest tournament and I think it is good to test the waters with a Bo7 first.

If several players are interested, someone will be picked on the 14th of November by the following tie-breakers:
TB1: Your highest placement in a tournament in the last 2 years, (must at least be top 4).
TB2: How recent that tournament was.
TB3: Your highest placement in a tournament all time.
TB4: How recent that tournament was.
TB5: My choice (and later on, the champions choice).

The tournaments I'll look at are GenCon, German Nationals and the ones held by Arcane duels, more might get added. If nobody sings up before November 14th, whoever signs up first gets to play.

The reason that I'm following a set of rules is so that I or a future champ will not get to choose who to play.
If a player loses a match they are not allowed to participate for the next, but they may compete after that.

If you are interested, reply here on the forums or message me on discord, I'd also be happy if you mention your most relevant tournament result(s) and it's date. You are more than welcome to sign up, regardless of how good or bad you are, right now I'd just be happy if anybody sings up.
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