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Mage Wars - THE alternative to Magic the Gathering?

László Stadler
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I was always fascinated by Magic the Gathering. The art, the mechanics, the deck customization, how everything worked together. But not the blind and collectible nature. This made it absolutely a no-go for me.

The Living Card Game-s from FFG seemed to be a good solution at the first glance, but in the end turned out not that great (at least for me). Too many too small expansions, without longer research you don't even know what you are getting and what they are good for.

But now, I found Mage Wars. Not simply a card game, a game board arena is also involved but the concept is the same. Two mages duel against each other, by attacking directly or summoning creatures and controlling them. The mages have a spellbook where they cast their spells from. You don't need to draw cards, just chose and summon them if yo have enough mana. What's great is that you can customize your spellbook before the game and this is what makes it really interesting.

The base game will include four mages with their spellbooks and addition mages will be available later.

Unfortunately there is not much information available yet, the game is supposed to come out Summer 2012.

Also check the Mage Wars website for additional information.
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