News for September 2013
Malefic Curses
Announcing an Upcoming Expansion for Wiz-War
Wiz-War | Published 05 September 2013

The dueling had dragged on for days with no conclusion. Only Callista had stolen treasure; no wizards had been dispatched. But on the third day, the combatants felt the labyrinth shift beneath their feet. Someone had entered from the outside world—someone new. “You fight weakly,” a ghoulish voice intoned, echoing through the maze. “You duel like you are afraid to die. I will show you what death means…” The first scream of fear and pain hung in the air like a fully charged spell.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Malefic Curses, a new expansion to the wizard duels and magical havoc of Wiz-War! Malefic Curses adds a fifth player to the battle, along with a new sector board and new portals. New schools of magic enter the playing field as well, allowing you to tap the fearful powers of Hexcraft, Necromancy, and Chaos. Hexcraft invites you to etch powerful runes in the paths of the maze, trapping those who dare to cross them. Necromancy offers a host of death-dealing tactics, and the powers of Chaos grow increasingly powerful, although they remain highly unpredictable.

Re-Energize in Unknowable Ways

Malefic Curses adds all new energy to the mixture, increasing the potential for danger and mayhem in the maze. Flash energy can be more powerful than normal energy, but cannot be used to boost speed. Instead, flash energy is only used to advance spell-casting power, increasing the damage capability and longevity of spells old and new.

The other new type of energy introduced in this expansion is random energy, which is even less dependable than flash energy. Granted by the unpredictable powers of the new schools of magic, random energy must be generated by rolling the die, meaning that no one can be certain how much power they have in hand at any given time.

New Schools, New Spells

In Malefic Curses, three new schools of magic are unleashed to run rampant through your hands. The Chaos school of magic brings a flavor of randomness and uncontrollable power to the wizard duels and intense competition already found in Wiz-War. Through channeling the powers of Chaos, you gain access to significant amounts of random energy, in addition to a series of spells that can yield powerful results… if they work as intended. Whether dealing with random teleportation, random shielding, or random damage, the only certainty in Chaos is uncertainty. A wizard may be able to dematerialize and cancel an attack, but no one can tell if they will teleport away from their enemy, or towards him.

The study of Hexcraft allows a wizard to learn and engrave various hexes in the paths of the maze. Whether the hex causes amnesia, pain, or involuntary teleportation, other players are sure to think twice about sending their wizards down a hallway guarded by hexes. Hexcraft also features a wide variety of attacks and counters, including powerful Curses, which continue to afflict a wizard long after they are first cast. Some cards, like Counter Curse, even let you cancel an incoming attack and immediately reply with an attack of your own!

Necromancy, on the other hand, gives untold shadowy powers, allowing your wizard the ability to rule over another wizard’s life and death. Some spells allow you to leech the life from another wizard, whereas others can encase a wizard in a suit of bone armor, keeping you temporarily safe from harm. Other incantations even allow you to keep the death of your wizard at bay!

Whatever method of victory you support, Malefic Curses is sure to enhance Wiz-War’s experience and battle strategies. Even beyond the new energy and new schools of magic, the addition of a fifth possible player and a fifth sector board creates a potential for magical pandemonium unmatched by anything yet seen in Wiz-War. You will need to act quickly to master new tactics and skills, or face being abandoned to the whims of fellow wizards. Check back often for updates on Malefic Curses, and look for it in stores in the fourth quarter of 2013!

Deep underground in a magical maze, dueling wizards scheme to steal each other’s treasures during the classic, clever (and sometimes comical) confrontations of Wiz-War! This classic board game of magical mayhem for 2-4 players pits players’ wizards against each other in a stupendous struggle for magical mastery.

    
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