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I'm working on a two player card game where the players are defending their own castle while also attacking the other player's castle. Players mostly use siege engines to attack, but also use spells. Siege units are activated by "might" and spells are activated by "mana."

The previous title was "Siege of Might and Mana" and the current working title is "Siege Duel." Neither of these have really stuck yet so I'm looking for other possibilities:

Dueling Siege Engines
Wizards and War Machines
Besieged

Any thoughts on that or suggestions for other possible names would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Angry birds

I like Wizards and War Machines, though.

And the first title I came up with that sounds cool is:

Spellfire Ramparts
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Evenhope wrote:
Angry birds

I like Wizards and War Machines, though.

And the first title I came up with that sounds cool is:

Spellfire Ramparts


Ooooh... I like that. Thanks for the idea!
 
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I like the wizards and war machines name. It's tough without knowing the tone of the game. Is it slightly humorous or dark and serious?
Some thoughts

Arcane Castles
Castle Casters
Mighty Mages
Spellfire at the Gates
Wizards and Walls

I think a tag line could be "a game of might and magic"

Interested in hearing what you decide. Good luck with your design.
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Is it anything like Island Fortress?

As for names.... theme would have a huge impact on choices.

"Arcane Siege" describes both key gaming elements.

or maybe...

[spell] Casters at the Keep
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RedV wrote:
Is it slightly humorous or dark and serious?


Good question and thanks for the suggestions. It really depends on the publisher, but I'm thinking lighter and family oriented.
 
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FezAZ wrote:
Is it anything like Island Fortress?

As for names.... theme would have a huge impact on choices.

"Arcane Siege" describes both key gaming elements.

or maybe...

[spell] Casters at the Keep


I'm not really familiar with Island Fortress, but I don't think it would be similar. This design is a two player, mini deck builder (42 cards total in the current version).

I like Arcane, I'll have to toy with that.
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robbdaman wrote:
Wizeige!


Cool idea, but at first glance it looks like "Weggie!"
 
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Defend the Walls!

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RedV wrote:
Arcane Citadels


This has a cool ring to it!

Thanks to everyone for all the other suggestions too, good stuff!
 
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Getting closer. Here are a few possible logos for the prototype.

Which do you prefer?


Wizards & War Machines

OR


Arcane Citadels

OR


Citadels Under Siege

 
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evadimus wrote:
Man The Ramparts!


I like the Ramparts part, but it is already a specific card in the game. The scope of the game is a bit larger than just the ramparts, thematically.


Also, the extra Z in Wizard was a typo, I'll need to fix that. whistle
 
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Well, #1 is painfully 1970's. :-) If magic is your focus #2, otherwise I like #3.
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Are you suggesting that rival lords built their castles within catapult range of each other? If not, then I'd have to argue that two besieging armies on their way to each others' castles would clash, what with outriders and messengers from allied townships and ravens and such.

(Shut up, Dizzy!)

OK.

That said, here are some more suggestions:

The Best Defense
Big Trebuchet in Little China
Traumaturgy
Hex and Counterscarp
Fireballs for Mons Meg
Merlin's Merlons
Into the Dragon's Teeth
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Dizzy is Calm wrote:
Are you suggesting that rival lords built their castles within catapult range of each other? If not, then I'd have to argue that two besieging armies on their way to each others' castles would clash, what with outriders and messengers from allied townships and ravens and such.

(Shut up, Dizzy!)

OK.

That said, here are some more suggestions:

The Best Defense
Big Trebuchet in Little China
Traumaturgy
Hex and Counterscarp
Fireballs for Mons Meg
Merlin's Merlons
Into the Dragon's Teeth


"Big Trebuchet in Little China" made me LOL.

"Merlin's Merlons" - I'll admit I had to look up "merlon," but that is pretty darn clever.

...and yes, it is pretty much about two rival lords who built their castles uncomfortably close to each other.
 
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Given the theme, why not "Lord of the River"? The Tullys would approve, I'm sure.
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