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Posts tagged “Warlock: Master of the Arcane”

Feature: Worlds apart

Early Impressions: Warlock 2 – The Exiled

Warlock II is everything I wanted from a sequel to Masters of the Arcane, which, as I’ve implied before, felt like the decent gig before a killer afterparty. Taking place across the fragments of a broken world, it’s 4X strategy in a compact form, as dense as a spoonful of iridium and seemingly built from the ground-up to avoid the cycle of ‘End Turn’ clicking…

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Feature: Exiled On Mage Street

Hands-On: Warlock II – The Exiled

Warlock: Master of the Arcane was a solid game that promised a great sequel. The interface and map had similarities to Civ V, some of which were slightly more than skin-deep, but the game had ideas of its own, bolstered by a sense of the ridiculous that was bizarre and humorous but avoided the lure of wackiness. The Exiled expands upon its precursor’s strongest elements…

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Mightier Magic: Warlock 2 Annnounced

Paradox have produced a rather amusing trailer to announce the upcoming Warlock 2: The Exiled. A sequel to Master of the Arcane is certainly worth paying attention to. The original was a tightly packaged fantasy-civ, with alternate planes of reality to conquer and gentlemanly werewolves. The sequel looks like more of the same - much more - and the slightly unhinged streak is still on…

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Feature: Daily Mail diplomacy

The RPS Verdict – Warlock: Master of the Arcane

And lo did the two RPS Hivemind nodes who would always be picked first in any alphabetical order-based selection process gather to discuss Paradox/Ino-Co Plus' turn-based, Master of Magic-esque strategy game Warlock: Master of the Arcane. Adam and Alec spaketh words at each other. Occasionally, they even listened to each other. To what end? Not a soul doth know. Here are those words. Alec: WARLOCK:…

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One For The Mages: Warlock Multiplayer Beta

Strategic spell-biffing is now available in a multiplayer form with the release of Warlock's 1.2 patch. Multiplayer is still in beta and you can read what happened when I tested it or, if you own the game, jump into a match yourself. The patch also adds Lords and Artifacts, powerful heroes and items to bolster your uncanny forces, as well as addressing balance issues and…

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Feature: A tree is punching my capital city

Masters Of The Profane: Warlock Multiplayer

When Warlock was announced I was so pleased at the prospect of turn-based spellbiffing that I didn't notice that multiplayer was missing from the list of features. By the time someone pointed out to me that I'd be unable to challenge other budding masters of magic to spelling bees I'd already imagined raining fire on the armies of friends and enemies alike, so I just…

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Feature: Never Mind The Warlocks

Warlock – Master Of The Arcane review

Perhaps it was a mistake to send a jack of few trades to become a master of one, but strategic sorcery monsterbasher, Warlock: Master of the Arcane, has been in my sights for a good while now. After a great deal of conjuring and conquering, with very little in between, I have the flowing beard and haunted visage of a man who is accustomed to…

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Speak & Spell: Warlock – Master Of The Arcane Interview

With only a few days until release, we asked some of the questions raised by beta experiences in Warlock: Master of the Arcane, and also found out how much of an influence Master of Magic really was and why. Plans for multiplayer are discussed, as is the reasoning for avoiding tactical battle screens and sticking to the strategic map.

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Warlock Demo Allows Assessment Of The Arcane

On the cold floor, a summoning circle has been drawn and, around it, several Paradox employees sway, their forms disguised by wizard's robes. A susurration builds to a roar, like the scratching of the pebbles at Dover Beach, the air trembles, twisting into new intangible forms, and then a demo version of Warlock: Master of the Arcane appears. Unnatural, I know, but it's just the…

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Hands On – Warlock: Master Of The Arcane

When I was a much younger person, I rarely stopped playing Enemy Unknown and Jagged Alliance. If I did put them to one side, it was usually because I was playing Master of Magic instead. There were other games, of course, but in terms of the amount of time devoted to them, those three were probably the dominant forces for at least a few years.…

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Lo! Warlock: Master of the Arcane Closed Beta

Hey, you look ripe for some testing of a turn-based fantasy strategy game with RPG-elements. Yes, I knew you would be, and that's why you're going to click over here and apply for the Warlock: Master of the Arcane beta, which has just been announced by the Paradoxes. They explain: "Set in the Majesty series’ fantastical world of Ardania, players have to manage cities, muster…

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P’dox Confirm Warlock: Master of the Arcane*

Paradox are totally making a new game! There's no stopping those crazy Swedes as they announce that Warlock will be a "turn-based strategy game set in the fantastical land of Ardania, popularized in Majesty franchise." It seems like it's going to be a game of empire-building and army-gathering, with players battling against rival wizards for (turn-based) control of the land. The game is scheduled for…

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