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John
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I'm thinking of picking up Mage Wars but if I do it'll be for me and another person. We only have plans on buying 1 box and no expansions. Is there enough content in the starter box for 2 people to enjoy playing the game?
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Absolutely. The revised starting decks posted on Arcane Wonders website are perfect to give you both some variety in the matchups. Since there's only two of you and you don't seem expansion-obsessive (yet...mwahahah) a single core set is ideal since the second setup of components would be wasted if you had two sets.

Personally I'd recommend picking up the extra spell tome since you can find it for $15 or less. There are some very good spells duplicated therein that will make your deck designs even better and more focused. But you will get a ton of mileage just from the core--heck, just from the various matchups using only the revised starter decks.
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it will work until you each want to build a Wizard deck and do mirror matches or [Wizard.Fire vs. Wizard.Air] matches.



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Rykaar wrote:

Personally I'd recommend picking up the extra spell tome since you can find it for $15 or less. There are some very good spells duplicated therein that will make your deck designs even better and more focused. But you will get a ton of mileage just from the core--heck, just from the various matchups using only the revised starter decks.


I disagree with this. If you're interested enough to warrant getting the spell tome, you may as well get a 2nd core set. It gives you more access to more spells, gives you 2 more spellbooks, and doubles your chits (The mana ones can run out early.

Again, this is only if you've discovered you're very interested in the game, and you need to flesh things out. For example, I wanted a Wizard that focuses on fire, and you can't do that with just one core because the Warlock uses fire primarily. If you've found your interest is only somewhat engaged, then your plan with two people sharing a box is perfect.
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I agree with Chris. The 1 box is good for a start, but you will quickly want more cards and if that is the case, then the 2nd box is the only way to go.

2 binders, WAY more cards, especially of ones that matter greatly, and way more chits.

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Is the core spell tome worth the $15? How much flexibility does it actually add to the set?
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Sort of worth it. It allows for a nice array of builds but there will be cards you want more of. I would buy the second set for 35 or whatever you can find it for. If you love the game, that is the better value. The books, the chits, and way more card duplicates.
 
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I have been wondering about this as well. The time my friend and I have to play games is fairly limited and I would think it would make things a whole lot easier if we each had our own original set to start with. We could design two different decks in our spare time at home and then get together and actually spend the time playing, rather than trying to build decks and figure out who gets what cards.

I appreciate the feedback from the experienced players. It sounds like it is possible for two people to use one box but would be better if each had their own?
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