Summoner Wars Catch All

@Boudreaux boo-urns! The last 2 turns we not quite so strategic. Nothing beats an old slugfest! Still learning the Cloaks vs the Cave Goblins matchup. 0/3 so far!

Heh. That entire game was what, maybe three turns? Here was my entire thought process in my penultimate turn:

"Hmm, I have a hand full of events that don't seem to be all that useful right now."

"Wait, maybe this will work."

"Holy crap, would that work?"

"This will never work, but what the hell."

"Damn, that almost worked!"

I was lucky enough to draw another Goblin Gang-Up event in the last turn or it really wouldn't have worked, not with that Cloak of Shadows on Vlox. I just got lucky rolling a 6. I view it as karma for my last game with Pacman, where he got 5/5 hits to kill my champion before it ever did anything and then I countered with 0/4 hits from my summoner to leave his champion standing there grinning. What are the odds? Less than 2 in 1000. Which somehow made it sting all the more.

Boudreaux wrote:
I view it as karma for my last game with Pacman, where he got 5/5 hits to kill my champion before it ever did anything and then I countered with 0/4 hits from my summoner to leave his champion standing there grinning. What are the odds? Less than 2 in 1000. Which somehow made it sting all the more.

Well, I'll give you that the 5/5 was pretty lucky. But the 0/4 was against Baldar wasn't it? So unless you hit on all 4 it wasn't going to do anything anyway

Although Hereafter will probably be sympathetic to your complaint, as I hit on 6/6 against his summoner in our last game

Pacman wrote:
Well, I'll give you that the 5/5 was pretty lucky. But the 0/4 was against Baldar wasn't it? So unless you hit on all 4 it wasn't going to do anything anyway :)

Yeah, but I didn't realize it at the time. I even attacked him again the following turn to no effect. That is one nasty mofo.

Playdek Sale and Upcoming Games Confirmed
Playdek is having a sale in honor of GenCon and their latest announcements. Here is what is on sale 8/16/12 through 8/23/12:
Ascension: Chronicle of the God Slayer - $0.99, all expansions $0.99
Summoner Wars - Buy Everything Bundle $4.99
Nightfall - $0.99
Food Fight iOS - $0.99

(from http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpos...)

Woot, bundle going on sale. I haven't bought it yet, but since the wife hasn't been very keen on playing in person, a copy to play with you guys might be in order.

Leaving for GenCon in about an hour guys so my plays will be intermittent for the next five days.

Good luck in the tourney!

Just played my best game ever as the cloaks, and maybe my most fun game of SW in a long time against Hereafter. Some crazy plays and escapes needed to be done on my part - but I have to say, scrappers are amazing. Great game Hereafter.

Yeah Scrappers are amazing if they hit ;-). I was all ready for Violet, then Dagger came out...

You played an awesome game. I don't think I ever won a game of Vanguard vs Cloaks, so the curse continues.

Double Post

Managed to go 1-3 at the tournament. Fully half the 20 players ran Guild Dwarves which is a tough match up for Cloaks. I still managed to play fairly well but had three games where my dice failed me when I needed them most. Rolled 8 dice on Thorkur in one turn and got two hits.

The game I win was against Fallen Kingdom and worked perfectly for me. Got my Spy played turn 2 and discarded Elut-Baal and a Thief managed to steal Drago out of my opponents hand and to my discard pile. All around I learned a lot and had tons of fun.

The battle for first ended up being the Filfh vs Sand Goblins and was really entertaining.

I just downloaded this for the iPhone yesterday. Played one game and then had to buy the "all-in" bundle pack. What a great mix of all the gaming mechanics from various other games. Why didn't I listen to you guys sooner on this?

That's awesome Fyedaddy.

Why don't you add the people on this google doc for some online multi fun?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...

Add yourself to your the doc too!

I bought the physical box for this.
Does anyone play the physical box of this? I see most of you are iOS players.

I play the physical game fairly often, it's just way easier to get iOs games in frequently, so that's mostly what we talk about.
On a related note, I find I'm much better at the iOs version than the physical game. I feel like I can take my time and plan much more strategically in the iOs version, and feel more rushed and make mistakes when playing in person.

Hereafter: that was brutal! You're getting really good at this game. Was that Thokur? And TWO +2 event cards on him with a clear shot at my summoner?

Nice game!

5000brians wrote:
Hereafter: that was brutal! You're getting really good at this game. Was that Thokur? And TWO +2 event cards on him with a clear shot at my summoner?

Nice game!

Thanks Brian! Yes that was Thor with 2 heroic feats card. I was suppose to lead into that charge with my defender but that'll do too I guess!

I'm choosing the Dwarves in hr next match. If you want to play the Dwarves let me low and I'll switch. I really hate mirror matches :-).

@Dysplastic, oops I messed up, I forgot you needed jungle unit for deception.

Still so much to learn.

@Pacman, are we doing a GWJ tourney? Maybe we can do a GWJ vs QT3 tourney like they did in Ascension. I can pitch in for a small prize too.

Hereafter wrote:

@Pacman, are we doing a GWJ tourney? Maybe we can do a GWJ vs QT3 tourney like they did in Ascension. I can pitch in for a small prize too.

I think we should do a tournament. I'm open to pretty much any format, and would be happy to help organize, but I'd like to hear from people what kind of setup we want.

So, what do people want to do?

I'd love to participate, but haven't done enough tournaments to actually have an opinion on what format I prefer.

I (ben.rankin) have been enjoying the games I've been playing with you guys and would definitely participate in a tournament.

Feel free to hit me up for a game if we're not playing already. I have a strange bug with my copy where I can do rematches, but currently if I try to create an online game, it exits the game to the iOS desktop. I don't know if I should delete the game and reinstall, I'm worried that I would lose the games I have right now. I guess I can try backing it up to iCloud first, but I haven't tried anything like that yet.

Also, does anyone know if the Fire Elf Summoner's special ability works against the dwarven champion where you have to roll all hits against him to damage him? I've screwed two games trying to do that. The first time, I think I was at range 3 instead of 2 but I know I was at range 2 the second time I tried it and the special ability wouldn't activate. I couldn't see anything in either cards' text that would indicate that the ability shouldn't work.

It should definitely work, so long as you're in close enough range, as the Dwarf's ability affects die rolls and the Summoner's attack doesn't use dice. But I haven't tested it personally.

Stratego wrote:

Feel free to hit me up for a game if we're not playing already. I have a strange bug with my copy where I can do rematches, but currently if I try to create an online game, it exits the game to the iOS desktop. I don't know if I should delete the game and reinstall, I'm worried that I would lose the games I have right now. I guess I can try backing it up to iCloud first, but I haven't tried anything like that yet.

That is a common bug that many people have had. If you create an offline game first, and then try to create an online game it should fix it.

Stratego wrote:

Also, does anyone know if the Fire Elf Summoner's special ability works against the dwarven champion where you have to roll all hits against him to damage him? I've screwed two games trying to do that. The first time, I think I was at range 3 instead of 2 but I know I was at range 2 the second time I tried it and the special ability wouldn't activate. I couldn't see anything in either cards' text that would indicate that the ability shouldn't work.

Are you making sure to drag from the right hand side of the card? You have to do that to activate the ability. The circle under your finger should say 'S' if you are dragging from the right spot, and '3' if you are dragging from the wrong spot. That is the only way I can thnk of it would go wrong.

Ok, it seems to me like we should just go with a basic single elimination tournament for our first attempt (at least in the absence of strong feelings otherwise). Do we want to just organize that in this thread, or should we start a new one for it?

Pacman wrote:
Ok, it seems to me like we should just go with a basic single elimination tournament for our first attempt (at least in the absence of strong feelings otherwise). Do we want to just organize that in this thread, or should we start a new one for it?

A new one might be easier so this doesn't get too polluted. As long as we constantly make references to it here to entice players.

ugh, Stratego, I absolutely screwed up my last turn there. Was going to hopefully make it to the next turn and summon 2 7-cost champions until I totally screwed up my priest movement/attack. I attacked instead of healed, even despite the warning prompt. Huge mess. Not that you didn't have me on the ropes anyways.

I'd like to participate in the tournament. Sometimes i'm slow getting back to my turns, but I am really enjoying SW. Any simple format is fine with me.

I really hope they add some sort of chat function in this game at some point. I just KNEW that something bad was coming when Hereafter was sitting on a full hand of cards and 12 magic, thank you for proving me right! Have I mentioned how much I hate playing against the jungle elves? The Phoenix elves have to rely too much on careful positioning and the jungle elves just muck that all up with their switcheroos and hasty chants.

Ok, I have created a thread to get things going for a tournament, Summoner Wars Tournament (iOS). Everyone who had indicated interest in this thread, please be sure to sign up over there just to keep things simpler. As mentioned there, thoughts/suggestions for how to do things are welcome.

@Boudreaux, I was waiting on my chants of haste. I figured I could've taken a few more shots of that breath attack and still live. Once you move that drake to my side I knew you were dead.

I played enough jungle elves to have a special wall placement and unit placement against them. Let me know if you want to play the same match but with me being the Phoenix Elves. It's actually my favorite matchup even though the Phoenix Elves are a disadvantage.