The game was designed by founder jordan weisman along with kevin barrett. This would wreak havok on things like guardian angel. Mage wars is the customizable strategy game of dueling mages. The dragon mage wars book one from the worlds largest community of readers. Each creature that is played is in range of the other creatures. Invest once and play forever all cards are compatible with mage wars academy and mage wars arena summon denizens of darkness, annihilate the weak, and cast secret enchantments to. Mage knight is a miniatures wargame using collectible figures, created by wizkids, inc, and is the earliest example of what is now known as a collectible miniatures game.
We needed up making the decision to only have a single academy core set of the beastmaster vs wizard. Thus was born the wizarding school, the institute for education in magic. In this expansion set, play as aholy priestess competing to prove the way of light is absolute. Academy is a 2 player card game that has players going head to head to be the last mage standing. Shrink is a card that should be in almost every wizards book in both academy and arena. Mage wars academy expansion sneak peek father geek. You get cards out of a large universe and place them in a spellbook. The game is the first to use wizkids clix system, combining roleplaying and wargaming elements with aspects of collectible card games. Mage wars academy was a huge hit with our playing groups, proving to be a game that was fast and fun for everyone. Each mage in this core set has 40 spellbook points to build their book with. Each mage must have a spellbook, which is a card binder that holds all the spell cards they can cast during the game. Mage wars academy introduces an entirely new, stand lone game to the exciting mage wars universe of etheria.
Mage wars comes with 322 spells to start your spell library. But there was one thing the game didnt have that all our players demanded. Since 2012, arcane wonders has released many award. Academy mages will continue to be released in single mage packs without spellbooks to keep the price point low for our fans, and to keep the barrier of entry into mage wars academy as low as possible. Aug 14, 2015 making your own spellbook is half of the fun in mage wars.
We used our copy of eclipse as the guest book at our wedding last year. Setting up the game place the game board on the table. Similar to mage wars arena, players will take on the role of dueling mages, attempting to use their cunning, wit, and tactics to defeat their opponent by reducing their life to zero. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Despite being a card game, mage wars arena has several significant mechanics in common with tactical miniatures games, such as movement and range, as well as. Mage wars is a tactical board game, a combination of a card game and miniatures game, combining the best elements from each genre. The mage knight board game throws you and up to three other mage knights into the sprawling and ever changing world of the atlantean empire, a land that is but a distant memory since your transformation into a mysterious mage knight. Each mage is trained in a specific school of magic. Arcane wonders forum info center forum stats 89422 posts in 7542 topics by 5266 members.
Mage wars academy is a fast paced strategy card game of magical combat. Mage wars arena the customizable strategy game of dueling mages. Im keeping an eye on where ashes is going, but the slow release schedule and the small card pool has really hindered the competitive scene. Train in your school, craft your spellbook, and test your skills at the academy. Mage wars academy, designed by aaron brosman, matthew burch, bryan pope, and published by arcane wonders, is comprised of 1 beastmaster academy mage 1 mage card, 1 ability card, 1 wizard academy mage 1 mage card, 1 ability card, 1 spell cards 2 preconstructed decks are provided, 2 spellbooks where the selected spell cards are stored. It was one of the earliest big games we enjoyed together, and with the kickstarter coming, it seemed like the perfect thing to do. The rules are very simple and easier to learn than any other game of this genre imo. There is no range or distance of spells and attacks. In academy there arent as many differences between a quick action and a full action as there are in arena. Its a very quick playing game 1015mins, and if you want a deeper, longer game, you can go to mage wars arena, and use all your academy cards. Mage wars academy introduces an entirely new, stand lone game to the. The black gryphon the black gryphon is the first book in the mage wars trilogy.
You cant use your quick cast marker to cast a full action spell, and you cant counterstrike with anything other than a quick action melee attack. Mage wars arena is a customizable strategy card game by arcane wonders, and is the first game in the mage wars series. Buy the arcane wonders from gameology and indulge in a thrilling gaming experience. Plugin for chrome as an easy way to enable flash content in the. In mage wars arena players take the role of powerful and experienced mages fighting in a gladiator style arena duel. You will need your own spellbook filled with spell.
Mage wars academy is a twoplayer starter set that features two mages, two spellbooks, and a new boardless gameplay design thats more portable and fastplaying than mage wars arena. Its rare to see a man take away the chair for a girl to sit down, or open a door for her. Mage wars and mwarena are, for the most part, the same game. Mage wars academy core set or mage wars arena core set. Future expansions for mage wars academy will allow you play new exciting mages and add to your collection. Skandranon rashkae is perhaps the finest specimen of his race, with gleaming ebony feathers, majestic wingspan, keen magesight and sharp intelligence. Mage wars official apprentice spellbook beastmaster. Mage wars academy features gameplay similar to mage wars arena with two mages in headtohead combat to see who will be victorious. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The warlord and forcemaster expansions give you more options so you can choose a mage that matches your play style. For a quick start, check out our online video tutorials at the magic rule. It is an age when valdemar is yet unfounded, its organization of heralds yet unformed, and magic is still a wild and uncontrolled force. Mage wars academy features gameplay similar to mage wars arena nee mage. Skandranon rashkae is everything a gryphon should be with gleaming ebony feathers, majestic wingspan, keen magesight, and sharp intelligence, he is the fulfillment of all that the mage of silence, the human sorcerer called urtho, intended to achieve when he created.
Unspent mana at the end of a turn is not kept to the next. Each player has mana, which on each players first turn is one, then next turn each player gets two mana, etc. See more online at you can preorder mage wars acad. Plugin for chrome as an easy way to enable flash content in the browser. The warlord and forcemaster expansions give you more options so you can choose a. Each mage uses his own fullycustomizable book of spells to achieve total victory over his opponent. Mage wars arena pits powerful mages against each other in deadly arena combat. Battle mage battle mage tells the story of a young man who must overcome illness, grief and shame in order to fulfill his destiny. The story follows young princess hannah, as she learns how to use magic and the perils that come with it in her homeland. Mage wars academy is a fastpaced strategy card game of magical combat. So for christmas, i decided i wanted to surprise her with a. There the young sorcerers go to learn various forms of rulebased functional magic.
Armed only with your spellbook, you must outwit and outmaneuver your foe while protecting your own. A game of strategy, competition and incredible fun. The ultimate guide to life, friends and relationships. The spells you will play with during a game are placed in your spellbook and can be changed between games.
In these rules, and on the spell cards, traits are always capitalized. She taught him the basics of magic, and discovered quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen. Each mage player starts in a corner of the arena, opposite his enemy. Arena is the rebranding of the original mage wars which uses a board and a more tactical and complicated game in that there are a few more rules and strategies to take into.
A powerful yet benevolent creature who always assisted the humans with their daily hurdles. Forcemaster the forcemaster has enrolled into the academy. The streamlined rules make the game much quicker and easier to teach and learn. Pegasus spiele 51873g mage wars academy grundspiel tiermeister vs zauberer. Mar 08, 2016 mage wars academy was a huge hit with our playing groups, proving to be a game that was fast and fun for everyone. In this expansion set, play as a holy priestess competing to prove the way of light is absolute. Mage wars academy warlord and forcemaster expansions. Mage wars academy is the brand new, stand alone game that pits you against your opponent in a mage s duel, using a unique spellbook mechanic that provides you access to all you strategies rather than relying on the luck of the draw. In this expansion set, play as a telekinetic forcemaster competing to prove that your mind is the most powerful weapon. Build your armies, defeat bands of marauding enemies, and eventually conquer cities in the name of the mysterious council of the void. It comes as no surprise that the core game had enough cards to play and build custom spellbooks, but not enough to truly create exactly the kind of mage a player wanted.
Academy spellbook building is very similar to arena. Mage wars academy the stand alone card dueling game set in. Fully compatible with both mage wars academy and arena. Making your own spellbook is half of the fun in mage wars. It pits powerful mages against each other in deadly arena combat. Each player chooses a mage and takes the matching mage card. Pegasus spiele 52070g mage wars arena grundspiel bei. Build your armies, defeat bands of marauding enemies, and eventually conquer cities in. Invest once and play forever all cards are compatible with mage wars academy and mage wars arena summon denizens of darkness, annihilate the weak, and cast secret enchantments to weaken and curse your enemies.
This is the official mage wars academy rulebook and codex including the. Copy and paste this code into a forum post to share your spellbook on the mage wars forum. The game is played on an arena game board divided into square areas called zones, which regulate movement and the placement of objects. Game play is quick and exciting, with tough tactical decisions and devious surprises every round. Two rivals trained in different schools and philosophies of magic have come to the arena to determine whose magic will reign supremeand the winner will be the last mage standing. Mage wars academy is a great way to introduce new players to mage wars. Expansion spellbooks mage wars academy boardgamegeek. The gentlemens rule book the ultimate guide to life. In both academy and arena, the mage can use their quick cast to cast this on a guarding creature and then use a full action to attack whatever they want.
Set around three thousand years before the rest of the valdemar series. The gentlemens rule book the ultimate guide to life, friends and relationships. Mage wars academy is a twoplayer brilliant starter set that features everything you need to get into the game. The following is a timeline of tabletop roleplaying games.
Mage wars academy is the brand new, stand alone game that pits you against your opponent in a mages duel, using a unique spellbook mechanic that provides you access to all you strategies rather than relying on the luck of the draw. What can be confusing is the difference between mage wars, mage wars arena, and this game mage wars academy. Shadowrun 6th edition core rulebook, catalyst game studio, cat 28000. Academy rulebook and codex including the suggested starting spellbooks. Mage wars lets you pull any spell you want out of your spellbook, as long as you have the mana to pay for it. Apr 16, 2016 they say that gentlemen are endangered species. These expansions also add more creatures and spells to the series. Unique means games that use different rules or settings but does not include. Legend says that there once was a mythical dragon, said to be the ancestor of all mages. Arena is the rebranding of the original mage wars which uses a board and a more tactical and complicated game in that there are a few more rules and. Theres a lot that comes in the box, which is roomy enough for expansions. The ultimate gentleman rulebook 73 rules every real gentleman follows. The ultimate gentleman rulebook 73 rules every real. Jul 21, 2015 learn all about the new way to duel with mage wars academy from arcane wonders.
Academy mages will continue to be released in singlemage packs without spellbooks to keep the price point low for our fans, and to keep the barrier of entry into mage wars academy as low as possible. The book is a classic coming of age story, a fantasy adventure that explores the things that inspire me. And with the whole girl power movement its like the world doesnt really need this breed anymore. From a single sphere of mana, he shaped and formed the promised land. Mage wars arena is a tactical board game, a combination of a card game and miniatures game, combining the best elements from each genre.
To play this game on kongregate, you must have a current version of adobes flash player enabled. Mage wars academy gets two new wizards, the warlord and the forcemaster. Mage wars, the entirely straightfaced customisable game of dueling mages, was one of the most exciting releases of last year. Im brand new to this game and hopefully this doesnt sound too dumb. See the codex at the end of this rulebook for a list of all trait effects.841 757 921 1668 1129 1343 837 221 197 1189 550 505 1306 1267 290 599 1088 562 429 820 1063 172 1333 1443 548 1245 1249 1310 1051 683 107 165 70