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Golem Arcana Update 4/29/2015

The following changes are available to download as a data-update. These do not require updating the App itself from Apple or Google.

ORGANIZED PLAY

[League Play]

  • The Challenge of Honor: Tournament Block 3 — has now ended.

NON-GAMEPLAY TEXT CHANGES

As always, any text change, no matter how insignificant, also triggers the “!” icon in the Army Builder, making it look like your armies have changed. You will be prompted to update most or all of your armies when you view them.

[Ancient Ones]

  • Eresh-Nak — The Swarm (Curse/Heart of the Hive)
    The description of this Curse has been updated (again) for clarity.

[Knights]

  • Vareth the Clown (Taunting Dance)
    The description of this Passive Ability has been updated for clarity.

FIXES

[Golems]

  • Earthfall’s “Rolling Pummel” now affects Colossi and description has been clarified to include Random displacement.
  • Jagara’s “Heel Stomp” now only works against enemy Golems and doesn’t affect allies or the Jagara itself.

[Ancient Ones]

  • Sudha-Dyati – The Water-Bringer’s Curse: The Cost of Sin
    The effect of this Curse no longer “travels” with an affected Golem. It stays within the Region of the Curse.

[Relics]

  • Khamsin of Asvara correctly causes damage to the Region it leaves, as per description.

KNOWN ISSUES

All of the following are being actively investigated and worked on, and a future code-update will address them.

[Relics]

  • Some Relic Construct abilities that are supposed to work a limited number of times per turn are not being limited properly.

[Knights]

  • Some Knight abilities that are supposed to work a limited number of times per turn are not being limited properly.
  • Kahga the Loon has some unexpected behaviors when combined with attacks on enemy Golems whose Knights cause damage when being attacked (resulting in displacing Kahga’s own Golem).
  • Ma’Tao Murderheart’s “Curse Eater” ability can be used multiple times in a round and is not subject to cooldown.

[Golems]

  • Some Golem passive abilities that are supposed to “travel” with the Golem sometimes do not do so when being displaced.
  • Golems charging from more than 1 Region away from their target, where they are unable to enter the Target’s region, do not always displace correctly into an adjacent region.
  • Iron Earthfall’s “Boulder Swing” attack has a max bonus damage of 30 instead of 40.
  • Nightshade’s “Shifting Backstab” attack does not always displace into the target’s Region, depending on the angle and distance of the attack.
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League Point Standings as of 4/29/2015

Here are the League of The Hundred Skulls – League Point Standings as of 4/29/2015! Please see our updated information on League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournaments here! If your name does not appear, or if you believe you may be missing points; make sure to let your Emissary know!

Username Total LP
n33dl3s 92
cbrunner 77
hutweque 70
howlin’ mad murphy 66
anton12358 65
mistress k 64
eretsujaz 62
eroyse 59
mardin 58
tmink 57
bluekae 56
spyderbyte 51
sir real 46
kallan 46
amarus 45
harvie 44
fhellon 44
gama9909o 44
coz 43
brennus 42
daskindt 41
thul 40
indy kingsnake 39
fellstrike 39
ladywolfam 38
fabian grell 37
archer3600 37
zednemo 36
dyson 34
wastelander 34
vareth the clown 33
demonknight95 32
glasswalker 31
hair10 31
malenchite 31
gypsyking13 30
dermahler 30
baron 30
azrael 29
kahga 29
csypher 27
whitefang 25
jo 25
alex76 25
ghettogodzilla 25
domosquawk 24
kennethmcknight 24
rsvp 23
bladerkeks 21
warbringer25 21
logan2893 21
zombie messiah 19
skillman 19
asimi 18
dunder 18
martur 18
franky 18
carolina_siles 16
eliteone 16
chaostroll 15
colh4mmer3e 15
dshute 15
fightingfiend 15
kryogen 15
*~lyra~* 15
moonwyrd 14
munktopia6 14
redharpy 14
misaki 14
angel 12
godislove123418 12
babaganush3011 12
horpach 12
kitsune 223 11
merlokrep 11
zolak 11
lord akujin 10
agentorange 9
darkfrog 9
harloon 9
scarmike 9
shana 9
stick32 9
surlydwarves 9
killjoy 9
awesomeland 9
herrgeist 9
death1717 8
deviousgrue 8
roryoconnor 8
sir_render 8
darkstar 8
thyreus 8
amberrose 7
raggapunk 7
savagebeauty 7
itm187dog 7
etak 7
bwgrohs 6
capricioushooligan 6
crusher 6
edwardwilfred 6
fillonius 6
jcmonson 6
kurutteru 6
sniglar 6
tehsean 6
xiloscient 6
lohbro 6
skantman 6
baronaitis 5
bpzl 5
csbunny 5
cyanshock 5
fathermc 5
homosuperior 5
sorcerer-not-so-supreme 5
syko 5
tapribbenow 5
valis 5
nick wilfong 4
teclis 4
jizzard 3
lukegrove 3
retsuc 3
trebor 3
blueskurge 3
bigfoxxxy 2
caelus 2
kingofwang 2
mikebest 2
project10 2
blackwaltz7 1
celebnaur 1
jeffxepic 1
jokull 1
shane4666 1
skipper 1
toasty2k 1
julius catana 1
skippymagictoad 1
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Week 4 Challenge of Honor Champions!

The fourth week of the Challenge of Honor is over, and that means there are new champions to announce and prizes to be awarded. Each of the following players won a League event and will be rewarded with Eresh-Nak the Swarm, a powerful new Ancient One. Congratulations to all of this week’s winners!

  • n33dl3s
  • gama9909o
  • demonknight95
  • baron
  • ghettogodzilla
  • sir real
  • ladywolfam
  • malenchite
  • horpach
  • cbrunner
  • fabian grell
  • harvie
  • kahga

Didn’t get a chance to play last week but still want to get into the action? Watch for an upcoming post about our next Living Fiction campaign!

Check here to find Events happening in your area!

Competitive League Events are hosted by Emissaries, who will be on hand to answer questions and help show players the ropes. Players earn prizes for participation as well as victory.

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today!

Click here to learn more.

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Golem Arcana Update 4/23/2015

The following changes are available to download as a data-update. These do not require updating the App itself from Apple or Google.
IMPORTANT! Today’s update will take longer than usual to download.

NEW ITEMS FOR ARMY DESIGN

[Golems]

  • Zikia: Heralds of the Great Weald is for sale.
    Nightshade (Warsprite)
    Prowler (Ogre)
    Earthfall (Titan)

[Relics]

NON-GAMEPLAY TEXT CHANGES

As always, any text change, no matter how insignificant, also triggers the “!” icon in the Army Builder, making it look like your armies have changed. You will be prompted to update most or all of your armies when you view them.

[Ancient Ones]

  • Eresh-Nak — The Swarm (Curse/Heart of the Hive)
    The description of this Curse has been updated for clarity.

[Golems]

  • Nightshade, Prowler, Earthfall
    Added fictional descriptions for release

FIXES

[Golems]

  • Growling Phalanx’s Golem Toss now does damage as per description.
  • Sworn Collector’s Swooping Frenzy now does damage as per description.
  • Horned Blight’s Relentless passive ability now works as per description.
  • The following Golems now have their abilities moving with them when they are pushed or displaced.
    Jade Dervish, Jade Harpy, Jade Phalanx, Jade Thornbeast, and Plague Bringer
  • The APV for the Nightshade has been reduced to 65 for release.

[Knights]

  • The following Knights now have their abilities moving with them when they are pushed or displaced.
    Anshargal, Ekimmu the Merciless, Ezeru, Lady Tarsa, Zakala

[Relics]

  • The Tree of Life now works once per turn as per description.
  • The Shoot of Zardt now works as per description.

RULE CLARIFICATION / FAQ

  • Valkali’s “Mask of Desertion”: This attack does increase Damage taken as intended. The number of Rounds it is is active is correct. It will apply the damage bonus on the Target immediately on hit and the damage taken will include the bonus.

KNOWN ISSUES

[Banner Creator]

  • Banner printing is a known issue that we are working on fixing. In the meantime you can e-mail the banner file to yourself and print the banners from a computer. That will help to create correctly sized banners. Printing straight from a cell phone or tablet at the current time is not recommended.

[Golems / UI]

  • The Carapace Brute’s “Retaliation” attack and Charred Fencer’s “Vengeant Riposte” attack:
    When looking at the “More Info” screen of these Golems, the special bonuses from these two attack are NOT attributed correctly as “Retaliation”or “Vengeant Riposte”.  Instead, the name of these Golem’s “Passive” ability is given credit (“Shatterheart” and “Raider”). This is a known issue, but not likely to change, because in order for the bonus to be displayed correctly, it’s effects were ‘attached’ to the passive ability.

[Golems]

  • Valkali’s “Mask of Tranquility” – While this attack does reduce the Cooldown as intended when the Valkali is able to displace into the target’s region, if the Valkali is unable to move after the attack (because she did not hit all the targets in the region, or the target(s) were unable to be displaced, then she will receive 1 additional point of cooldown on her primary Move ability that does not cooldown.
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League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournaments Update

Format

Regional tournaments will be open: a certain number of League Points is no longer prerequisite to participate. However, players who earned more League Points over the course of the season will still be rewarded. Participants with 40 or more League Points will be awarded a first-round bye (they get to skip the first round of competition). Click here to view your League Point totals.

Regional Tournaments will use a single-elimination bracket, and will consist of 500-point games played on a combination of three scenarios from throughout the League season, split evenly across the tournament rounds. Each player will use one 500-point army for the entire tournament.

The top 11 players, (with ties being decided by Victory Point count) from each Regional Tournament will receive an invitation to the Grand Championships at GenCon 2015!

Locations

We have the West Coast, East Coast, and Midwest Regionals lined up, and you can find the dates and venues for each below!

West Coast Regional

Evergreen Tabletop Expo — June 20th — Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/718606424923472/

Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 4:00 PM, June 20th, in Hall A.

Midwest Regional

GenCon 2015 — July 30th to 31st — Indiana Convention Center

http://www.gencon.com/

Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, July 30th, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at 2:00 PM on July 31st.

East Coast Regional

King’s Games — June 28th — 1685 E 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11229

http://www.kingsgames.com/

Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at noon, June 28th @ King’s Games.

Grand Championship Tournament

GenCon 2015 — August 1st - 2nd — Indiana Convention Center

http://www.gencon.com/

Golem Arcana League of The Hundred Skulls Regional Tournament starts at 10am, August 1st, in Hall F. Semifinals and finals start at Noon on July 31st.

 

Regional Pre-Registration

Pre-registration now open! Click here to register for the tournament(s) of your choice. Note that each tournament is limited to the first 32 players to register!

 

More Info about League Play

http://golemarcana.com/2015/02/04/golem-arcana-competitive-league-league-of-the-hundred-skulls-begins-february-4th/

Competitive League events are hosted by Emissaries, who will be on hand to answer questions and help show players the ropes. Players earn prizes for participation as well as victory.

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find events in your area!

 

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

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Week 3 Challenge of Honor Champions!

The third week of the Challenge of Honor is over, and that means there are new champions to announce and prizes to be awarded. Each of the following players won a League event and will be rewarded with Eresh-Nak the Swarm, a powerful new Ancient One. Congratulations to all of this week’s winners!

  • mistressk
  • brennus
  • archer3600
  • fhellon
  • amarus
  • rsvp
  • dyson
  • kallan
  • gama9909o
  • etak
  • logan2893
  • vareth the clown

Didn’t get a chance to play last week but still want to get into the action? Competitive League Play continues through April 28th.

Check here to find Events happening in your area!

Competitive League Events are hosted by Emissaries, who will be on hand to answer questions and help show players the ropes. Players earn prizes for participation as well as victory.

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today!

Click here to learn more.

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Zikia: Heralds of the Great Weald Available Now!

The third Zikia expansion, Heralds of the Great Weald is available now!

This expansion includes three new Golems: The Nightshade, the Prowler, and the Earthfall. In addition the set includes four new Relics to work into your strategy. For more information on the Heralds of the Great Weald check out our blog on them here.

You can get the Zikia: Heralds of the Great Weald online here!

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The first two League Play Ancient Ones are now available!

The first two League Play Ancient Ones have been released for purchase! Er-Haka the Storm and Davati-Loka the Solitary were prizes from the first two blocks of League Play and are now available to everyone.

Ancient One Er-Haka the Stormrider

Er-Haka is an Ancient One who controls the very skies, bringing sweet breezes or crackling thunder to those who give him succour. The Storm is all about board control. His miracle, Wings of the Storm, lets all of your golems fly, so that you might move across the board easily to reach control points or to cluster on hill tops. Er-Haka’s blessing in the meantime adds 2 Range to ranged attacks, so you can snipe from what might be an otherwise unstrategic hill. Using his Rolling Thunder curse can knock all Golems out of regions, like control points or mana wells, and make enemy Golems take damage when they try to retake it!

 

Davati-LokaDavati-Loka the Solitary stood alone against waves of enemies, and even as sickness took him he stood strong. He favours the bravest warriors, those who race ahead to stem the oncoming tide of the enemy. His (rather cheap!) miracle, Lone Advance, gives your golems an additional movement point if they are in a region by themselves, allowing them to race ever on. Titan-class golems used to have it hard if two enemy Ogres shared their region, but the Solitary’s Fighting Chance blessing turns your strong melee attacks into attacks with an area of effect, making it that much easier for a Titan to survive! Then, to prevent weaker enemies from fleeing, those who offer mana to the Solitary can curse the region making their move zero as long as you have golem in the region with them!

 

 

We hope you guys have a lot of fun with these, but don’t forget that you can still win Eresh-Nak the Swarm in League Play until April 28th; read more about Competitive League Play here. May the Ancient Ones go with you!

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Week 2 Challenge of Honor Champions!

The second week of the Challenge of Honor is over, and that means there are new champions to announce and prizes to be awarded. Each of the following players won a League event and will be rewarded with Eresh-Nak the Swarm, a powerful new Ancient One. Congratulations to all of this week’s winners!

  • eretsujaz
  • coz
  • dermahler
  • misaki
  • thul
  • mistress k
  • scarmike
  • munktopia6
  • jcmonson
  • dyson
  • fabian grell

Didn’t get a chance to play last week but still want to get into the action? Competitive League Play continues through April 28th.

Check here to find Events happening in your area!

Competitive League Events are hosted by Emissaries, who will be on hand to answer questions and help show players the ropes. Players earn prizes for participation as well as victory.

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today!

Click here to learn more.