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Subject: Conquest Tactics vs. Similar Games: By the Numbers rss

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Andy N
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We've been getting a lot of questions about how we're different from games like Summoner Wars, Mage Wars and Magic the Gathering, so I wanted to lay out the differences and similarities as objectively as I could. Here it goes:

Magic the Gathering (MTG)
Summoner Wars (SW)
Mage Wars (MW)
Conquest Tactics (CT)

Play Time in Minutes
MTG 20
SW 30
MW 90
CT 60

Current # of Factions
SW 10
MW 4
CT 3

Starter Set Cost (used Summoner Wars Master Set as it is equivalent in number of cards and factions covered)
MTG $20
SW $40
MW $60
CT $40

Starting Lineup Options

MTG Random
SW Structured
MW Player Chosen
CT Player Chosen

Cross Faction Deckbuilding
MW Yes
CT Yes

Combat Resolution
MTG Deterministic
SW Dice Based
MW Dice Based
CT Deterministic

# of Actions per character/creature/troop
SW 1
MW 2
CT Resource Dependent

Spell System

MTG Use once then discard
SW Use once then discard
MW Use once then discard
CT Teach to entire Army and use each turn

Hand Draw System
MTG One card per turn
SW One card per turn
MW Everything Available All the Time
CT Discard cards from your hand for extra resources, draw up to 5

Resource System
MTG +1 per turn (lands)
SW Enemy Casualties
MW Fixed Points each Turn
CT +2 per turn

# of Ways to Win
MTG 2 (Life Points or Running out of Deck)
SW 1 (Kill Summoner)
MW 2 (Kill Mage)
CT 7+ (Achieve 3 Victory Conditions to Win)

Collectible vs. Expandable

MTG Collectible
SW Expandable
MW Expandable
CT Expandable

# of Cards in a Faction Deck / Cost of a Deck
MTG 60/$10
SW 35/$8
MW Not Released Yet
CT 68/$12

# of Cards in an Expansion Pack / Cost of a Pack

MTG 15/$3.50 ($.24 per card)
SW 32/$11.50 ($.36 per card)
MW Not Released Yet
CT 142/$20 ($.14 per card)

Player Turns
MTG Back and Forth
SW Back and Forth
MW Simultaneous
CT Simultaneous
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Robert Meyman

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SW has 16 factions and every turn you draw up to 5 cards
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