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Power is in the Mind

Posted by Ludus Magnus Studio (Creator)
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Hi, Mages!  

Today we will talk about one of the last magic schools which joined the Lodge thanks to your efforts. The Mind school was founded by Circe the Sorceress, her best representative. 

Circe created this school and shaped it in her own image and likeness, generating spells that induce men’s minds to be tricked, to surrender to the persuasive words of those who practice it. 

Mind School symbol
Mind School symbol

In her millenarian life, Circe has subjugated many men’s minds, reducing them into slavery. Only the clash with Rebecca and her fellows, when she was a young apprentice, put an end to her misdeeds. Rebecca brought Circe to the Lodge’s Grand Magister, who understood the potential of Circe’s magical discipline and wisely decided to integrate it into the Lodge.  

The Mind school will allow you to rule over anyone in the Lodge, making the enemy’s models move by controlling their will, stealing Power Points and cards from your opponents and evoking the revolting Circe’ servants: the Pigmen!  

With spells like “Confusion”, for example, you can move a model for two rooms, wherever you want, or target a room and place all the models in it, in order to empty it and in both cases earn Power Points. This effect can also be used as a countermove to steal some killings from a Destruction mage! “Fatal Attraction” will, instead, gather in your room other models that will then attack each other for your enjoyment... and if you have Transmutation spells or your evocation in the same room ... well, let the fight begin!  

Mind cards
Mind cards

With “Peace offer” a mage will move into your room to give you his/her cards or his/her Power Points... what you wouldn’t do for love! Combat spells also mirror the infamous soul of this school, “Cerebral Fever” and “Self-harm”, let mages inflict themselves a lot of damage or give up their power points to avoid being hurt.  

Finally, we have the true Circe’s legacy: her monstrous servants can be summoned to help you in your ascent to the Lodge’s throne. “Circe’s legacy” and “Sacred Feminine” can be used to evoke a Pigman, you can make it act immediately or you can sacrifice it in a room full of mages, each of them will have to give you one of his Power Points. 

The Pigmen are actually very useful evocations, being discreet fighters with the ability, given by their revolting appearance, to prevent the activation of the room they are placed in.  

Circe from Nova Aetas (WIP)
Circe from Nova Aetas (WIP)

Mind school can be very well combined with the most aggressive schools. The ability to move your opponents’ models wherever you want, allow you to optimize many Combat spells, especially those that target rooms or have area effects! You will also be able to join this school with Illusion and Conspiracy cards, becoming the actual owner of the Lodge, controlling your opponent’s game.  

Circe is ready to welcome you with open arms and teach you Mind powers... will you be able to resist her malice?

That's all for now...and as usual some spoiler just for you!

Fire Elemental
Fire Elemental
Abomination
Abomination

 Stay tuned and spread the word!

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    1. Francesco Frazza on

      @ChristopherKeller: Sorry but I disagree. The Mind school works controlling and twisting enemy minds, so it's only natural that some of its effect could be related with mental problems.
      Also, any word could be related to someones condition. There are people who flagellate themselves in the world, and even, sadly, some that self-destruct.

      I don't think that finding some words that could be associated to a personal status could do any harm, but if you are really worried about that you could just, as you say, do not play the mind deck with people with mental illnesses.

      I say so not because I want to be insensible. I appreciate a lot people like you who care about difficult cases like that, but if we start with that, they could end up having to change every word in the game because someone could correlate them with something bad in their life.

    2. ChristopherKeller on

      Just a side note - "Self-harm" is actually an English term for cutting or other behaviors that those wrestling with depression, anxiety, or thoughts of suicide face. Wondering if it's not too late to find a different title for that spell.

      The only reason I bring this up is because I'm a high school teacher that runs a Strategy Games Club in the U.S. that has served over 250 students in the few years it's been offered, and I love bringing new publisher's games to the table. The students that attend my club are all over the board, but a number of them actually actively struggle with self-harm. I would not be within my professional responsibilities to bring a card like that to one of the only places in my students' lives where they can escape the trauma they often have to face.

      It'd be easy enough for me to just leave the card out - or leave that spell deck out, but I wonder if anyone else responsible for their or other people's children might encounter the same issue, and if it might be better to simply change the name to a term less explicitly tied to mental illness - something like "flagellate" or "self-destruct".

    3. riccardo minetto on

      the 5-6-player box provides for translation into Italian? I added 12 dollah for the language pack

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      Dario Villaccio
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      Rocket pig games liked this 😂

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      A.G. on

      @LMS
      Nice update ! I do like the mind controlling scheme. I hope Rebecca and the mage lady will be able to succomb too, if not, the choice of starting mage will be change a lot ! :p

      I do like the Fire Jaguar (and other Elementalist theme). Will it be another spell school ?

      As for the Circe mini... I feel she is frowing a bit too much (not much in the artwork https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/021/151/751/6e3d3782dda5fa4f0d6a33b2c24f168c_original.jpg…)

      Is it the view angle ? If not, could you rectify it a little ?

      Otherwise, it looks great !

      Thanks for everything you showed us until now !

    6. Foxwhisperer on

      A fire jaguar is a rip off of a dog colossus? Lol!

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      BubblyDoo on

      this fire elemental is a total rip-off of the dog colossus scared of fire in Shadow of the Colossus. NO THANKS

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      John
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      Can't imagine this circe can actually transform enemies into pigs like her namesake can she?

    9. Hedgehamster on

      Abomination rocks!
      Mind school sounds great, but stealing cards is a fun-killer mechanic :(

    10. Teowulff
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      Nice artworkl! =)

      Not a fan of Circe, sorry for that ..

    11. Freddy
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      I really like both of these miniatures... Circe and the Abomination. Incredible details.

    12. Tommaso Chiarelli on

      @WinPin: I completely understand you, I love her model too! *_*

    13. Bazz
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      Now thats a good abomination :) and liking the fire elemental model, makes me think of battle cat lol now where is HEMAN? Skulltor still needs to be stopped ;)

    14. Azrael, Just Azrael
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      Why would anyone use a spell called "Sacred Feminine"?

    15. blair black on

      Mind + Conspiracy = I'm ready to play now.

    16. blair black on

      Mind + Conspiracy = I'm ready to play now.

    17. Gedracon on

      The two-in-one of the abomination looks great, the two arms plus the screaming heads. We need more pictures...

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      Sean Bock on

      And the mind school sounds quite powerful when used correctly, you could majorly mess with your opponents lol

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      Sean Bock on

      I freaking love the variety in the elemental designs, soooo awesome! And the abomination, glorious!

    20. WinPin
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      oh man, I love this Circe Model!

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      Shadow
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      Yay elementals. More elementals please. Please! Please?

    22. Eddie "Egghead" Bianco on

      The face in his chest is the best...