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Test your Skills… Enchantments

July 27, 2015

There have been many interesting design decisions that went into Mage Wars Academy. Through these articles we’ve explored a few of them, ranging from weapons to Stagger. Today we’re going to cover one of the most important parts of Mage Wars, enchantments! When we were first looking at Academy…

Test Your Skills – Paralyzing Basilisk

July 22, 2015

Mage Wars Arena is a game filled with status conditions. This is one of the things that lets us accurately show what’s happening at a given time. For Academy we wanted to limit the number of status conditions that players would have to remember. We poured over our complete list of conditions…

Designer Interview – Sergio Halaban

July 20, 2015

When we first saw the game that is now, Sheriff of Nottingham, it was called Robin Hood, and Tom Vasel was raving to us about how much he loved it!  It was designed by Sergio Halaban and Andre Zatz, two gentlemen…

Mage Wars Mondays – Straywood Beastmaster!

The team is back with the Mage Wars Mondays podcast, focused all on the Straywood Beastmaster. Aaron Brosman, Community Manager and Designer and Scott Morris, VP of Business Development, along with Rick Perez from Let’s Level Up…

Dominate the Arena – V’Torrak Gate

On the landscape of Domination, positioning is everything. Having you’re creatures in the right space to seize control of orbs is often key to winning the game.  So how do you quickly move creatures across the vast distances from one side of the board to the other? The go-to answer is…

Test your Skills… That’s not a knife, this is a knife!

July 15, 2015

Weapons presented an interesting hurdle when designing Academy. Did we want them to be balanced only for the lower level Academy Mages? Did we want their usefulness to be completely tied up in their special abilities? Were we okay printing a card that would probably…

Battlegrounds Domination Release Update

July 13, 2015

As many of you know we, as a company, try to be direct and as forthcoming with our fans as we can be. It is with that knowledge, and a heavy heart, that we must announce today that Battlegrounds Domination is unfortunately being delayed…

Dominate the Arena – Slaknir!

Across the four games of Battlegrounds Domination I played with fans at Origins this year, there was one spellbook, of the four I planned, that didn’t get used. Now, each time we’d prepare for a game I’d randomly select my spellbook…

Test your skills… Steelclaws!

July 8, 2015

When Bryan first showed me his original prototype of Mage Wars Academy I was very excited. In fact all of us at Arcane Wonders were. We sat in a pizza place in the middle of Madison, WI and played 3 games over the course of and hour’s lunch and we all knew…

Mage Wars Mondays – The Chosen

July 6, 2015

It’s been a bit (mostly due to hectic travel for Aaron and Scott) but Mage Wars Mondays is back and boy do we have a fun episode for you!  Chock full of Battlegrounds Domination, Academy, and a super sweet contest…

Arcane Duels – Three for All!

July 5, 2015

Our good friends at Arcane Duels have taken the time to produce a Battlegrounds Three For All match! We’re always very excited to see fan made videos, but this battle was so…

Test your skills… Shrink!

July 1, 2015

Last week at Dice Tower Con a few Mage Wars Arena players got to peak through the suggested spellbooks for the upcoming Mage Wars Academy. The response was tremendous! They were excited both for this new format and for taking these cards into…