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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby torilen » Tuesday June 7th, 2016 9:30am

Too bad we can't have moving pictures like in Harry Potter - that Let It Snow card would be the bomb.
That's my two cents after being awake for 30+ hours and having little connection with the forum
lately. I'm still here...really...just busy.


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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby The Admiral » Tuesday January 10th, 2017 10:32am

I have really enjoyed using the EW cards, and they are a permanent fixture in my quests now. I have toned them down a bit though as to how many are drawn and can be kept in hand in relation to the size of the party. This is what I do:

At the start of each EW player turn the EW player draws a token for every Hero in play. If the EW player has 16 or more tokens he must exchange 16 tokens for 1 EW card. excess tokens are retained. The maximum number of cards the EW player may hold at any time is equal to the number of tokens he is drawing. So for example, if there are 4 heroes the EW player would draw 4 tokens per turn and would therefore get an EW card every fourth turn. The EW player could hold up to 4 cards in his/her hand. If the EW player has more cards than allowed, either from drawing or Heroes dying, then excess cards of his/her choice must be immediately discarded.

Henchmen count as Heroes for token drawing purposes as follows: 1-2 = None, 3-6 = 1, 7-10 = 2, 11-14 = 3 etc.

I find the EW cards really move the game along. There is now a real reason for trying to push on. Sure, you can still take your time and be more cautious if you like, but it will come at a price.


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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby cynthialee » Tuesday January 10th, 2017 1:49pm

These various cards have really changed things. Players are far less likely to milk the clock and take their time. The cards have some really nasty surprises and the players want to finish the quest before I have a chance to really dig into the deck and save up some hum dingers for them.

{my favorite card is the New Spears card. All minions get diagonal attacks for the remainder of the quest.}
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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby Anderas » Saturday September 2nd, 2017 6:09am

cynthialee wrote:Had fun with my EWP cards yesterday.
Best moment was when I played a healing potion on a boss fight. Healed all the damage the dude took and the players gave a collective groan and the Barbarian was sure they were going to die.
Came within a point of killing him and the Dwarf that fight. Good times. The collective gasp and groan of the players was music to my ears. And when the boss died the cheer around the table was a genuine cheer of delight. Danger had been escaped.


To achieve a genuine cheer of delight is the best you can do as EWP! :)


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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby Stoner81 » Friday July 27th, 2018 6:54pm

Complete thread necro but I just wanted to say thank you to all who posted their ideas, I have pinched pretty much everything :D

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PS - Mine are not called Evil Wizard "cards" since I have no cards, instead they are in a table called "A Simple Series of Unfortunate Events" :D
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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby TMU » Monday July 30th, 2018 2:37pm

Stoner81 wrote:PS - Mine are not called Evil Wizard "cards" since I have no cards, instead they are in a table called "A Simple Series of Unfortunate Events" :D

Wait how do you play without the cards? If you've discussed this on a separate thread, could you drop me a link for it since I must've totally missed it :D
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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby Stoner81 » Tuesday July 31st, 2018 8:16am

TMU wrote:
Stoner81 wrote:PS - Mine are not called Evil Wizard "cards" since I have no cards, instead they are in a table called "A Simple Series of Unfortunate Events" :D

Wait how do you play without the cards? If you've discussed this on a separate thread, could you drop me a link for it since I must've totally missed it :D


Pretty much everything is in a table of some sort which can be rolled on to generate a result. For everything else it gets written on the character sheet. I did it this way to save me printing everything which I don't have the means to do.

Check the link in my signature it contains my rule book and quest book using this system (still a work in progress).

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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby TMU » Tuesday July 31st, 2018 8:32am

I see, I'll have a look into it. Thanks! |_P
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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby Maalicia_Ironhoof » Tuesday May 23rd, 2023 6:52am

Digging up this oldie! Does anyone know the sources for the images used in these - particularly what became Sjeng's evil wizard deck? I'm doing a remastered vector based deck and am not having the greatest time fixing these old blurry images up :/
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Re: Evil Wizard Deck

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday May 23rd, 2023 7:29pm

torilen wrote:Too bad we can't have moving pictures like in Harry Potter - that Let It Snow card would be the bomb.
That's my two cents after being awake for 30+ hours and having little connection with the forum
lately. I'm still here...really...just busy.


Such a thing does at last exist... at least MakePlayingCards.com has "Lenticular" poker cards template you can use to make your own cards... that have a generic pattern on one side and the other is a laminated side with a scanline grid and it has two (or 3 I think) images, that are viewable as you tilt the card different degrees. They are a bit more expensive than other fancy playing cards...


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