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Subject: Highlights from Mage Wars Arena Tournament rss

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Tom Cannon
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The WBC Mage Wars Arena tournament completed its third year at the end of July. This was our second year at the new resort location for the convention located in Sevens Springs, PA. The convention runs 9 full days and is jammed full of tournaments, auctions, and open gaming. Here is a quick recap of the results for this year.

We had a new format using a Swiss style over 5 rounds (two on Thursday and three on Saturday). This allowed players to play as many rounds as they wanted rather than have to end competitive play based on a single elimination game. This change received only positive ratings from the players so we will keep this format for next year.

Arcane Wonders donated a fabulous mix of prizes in addition to the wooden Plaque that WBC awards to the winner. We had door prizes for each round and the top six finishers received expansions. The first place winner took home one of every Mage expansion and the Lost Grimoire Volume I!

Top 6 players for 2017
1. Chris Byrd - Beastmaster (4-0)
2. Brad McCandless - Warlock (3-2)
3. James Newsome - Wizard (3-2)
4. Vincent Sinigaglio - Priestess (4-1)
5. David Wolfe - Wizard (3-1)
6. David Rogozinski - Priestess (3-1)

Tournament points were awarded based on the standard scoring system with players ranked based on their total over 5 rounds. The tie breaker was the total score of opponents played to represent the toughest schedule.

Results from the 2016 event are located here http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook16/mgw.html. Full reports for 2017 will be posted to on the convention archives in November.

AREA ratings for players of Mage Wars can be found at this location. This site currently has the 2015 and 2016 WBC results, but will be updated once I submit the WBC 2017 results.

https://area.kww.us/area/G_MGW.html#_

Thanks to Arcane Wonders for their amazing support and to my Assistant GM - Frank Hastings.
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Congratulations, everyone!
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Thanks for running this. My son had his first year on an adult registration and this and Circus Maximus were his favorites.
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FrankM wrote:
Thanks for running this. My son had his first year on an adult registration and this and Circus Maximus were his favorites.


My pleasure.

Perhaps we will see Father and son playing next year.
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Are the deck names the pre constructed ones? I heard you could bring custom decks.
 
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Thanks for a great tournament again this year, Tom!
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All hail the Beastmaster!!!

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Akarashi wrote:
Are the deck names the pre constructed ones? I heard you could bring custom decks.


Yes, custom decks using the Arena Core Set were in play this year. The top 4 finishers and others had custom decks for the Saturday rounds. If players did not have a copy of the game there were a limited number of pre-constructed spellbooks from the Core Set available for players to use during the Saturday rounds.
 
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starwolf013 wrote:
Thanks for a great tournament again this year, Tom!


My pleasure David!

Sorry that scheduling App had our start time wrong.

Next year be sure to check in with me at one of the demos as I should have the latest info available to confirm scheduling. I print a one-page flyer with the tournament schedule and rules for players to take as a reminder.
 
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