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Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« on: August 31, 2008, 06:24:48 AM »
Warhammer-Empire.com Proudly Presents:

This guide to making the most of Magic in the Empire army was written jointly by many members of our site and beautifully compiled by Perambulator with considerable input and assistance from PowderMonkey. It is an excellent guide for both the experienced general and the novice alike so please be sure to give it a read.


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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 07:38:57 AM »
My thanks go out to those involved in the creation of this article.  It is clearly one of the best productions to come online in w-e to date.

I'm stunned!

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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 11:19:16 AM »
Absolutely fantastic! (I have a wiz in there! I'm so proud!  :happy: )

I can't believe it looks so good!  :ph34r: Stunning, really!

But it seems some of the pictures are displacing some of the text, pushing it out in the margin. Perhaps it's Internet Explorer (wouldn't be the first time... ) or perhaps there is an enter missing or similar causes.

Well done!  :::cheers:::  :eusa_clap:

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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 03:30:16 PM »
My appologies, it does seem to have some display problems in IE. I'll get to fixing that ASAP.
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 04:56:57 PM »
This is just what the doctor ordered! I know little to nothing about Empire Magic and how best to employ it!

Let the education commence!
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 09:36:15 PM »
This is fantastic! Very nicely done, and I like how the unique wizard pics help add so much character to this article. To all who contributed;  :::cheers:::

A particular highlight of the original thread was Rufas explaining why Midaski always pays his tab! Classic stuff.


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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 12:39:24 PM »
Fantastic!

Very good tactica, very nice to read and splendid pictures as well!
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 08:40:12 PM »
Thanks for the kudos! But it's not done yet! I can use a hand for Volume 2:

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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 10:33:36 PM »
This is wonderful!  Many of you put in a lot of time for this. Thanks a lot. you deserve more than one on Midaski for this.  We need more stuff like this me thinks

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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 09:58:42 AM »
Holy Sigmar's Golden Nuts, this article is huge!  :icon_eek:

I know what I will do when the wife is out this saturday afternoon.

Great work (I think)!  :eusa_clap:
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 04:27:32 PM »
I know what I will do when the wife is out this saturday afternoon.

Watch discovery channel and hope that they show some baboons?

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Terrific work, Perambulator - that looks sooo pretty.

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 04:31:01 PM »

Terrific work, Perambulator - that looks sooo pretty.

You can attribute the prettiness to Powder Monkey's fantastic image manipulation and Calvin's compiling it to fit the War Room. I just played with the text. But thank you all the same.  :::cheers:::
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 11:13:21 AM »
Looks great so far. 

There have been a lot of contributions from a lot of members on here.  It was in reply to the virtually endless questions about which lore to take, many months ago that it was decided to collate all of the collective thoughts and uses from everyone.
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 01:46:00 PM »
If you didn't start that thread, Crimsonsphinx, it wouldn't have happened! So here's to you!  :::cheers:::
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 02:07:31 PM »
It makes a change for me to contribute something useful from all my thousands of posts on here.  :)

We will have the best magic guide around on the internet :)  I couldn't and probably wouldn't have done it without help from everyone else.
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2008, 04:30:38 PM »
I really enjoyed it, it's very good work indeed.

I was particularly interested in the section on Warrior Priests' Prayers, as I didn't feel that I had been using them very well, and now I know why.  It was also very enlightening to read about the tactical uses of some of the lores which I have Wizard models for, but never use.

I congratulate everyone who was involved with putting this article together.

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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 01:54:30 AM »
This was an great idea, infact anything that increases the greatness of the warhammer world is great.

once again awesome job  :::cheers:::
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 11:01:31 AM »
The article is beautifull!
Congratulations on this magnificient piece of work!
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2008, 06:41:17 PM »
Me being someone who really hasn't used magic since 6th edition, I'm very appreciative of this article and everyone who put their effort and advice into it.  I particularly like the bound items and Warrior Priest prayers sections.   :-D
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2008, 05:24:06 PM »
I particularly like the bound items and Warrior Priest prayers sections.   :-D

Yeah, I liked those, too! I wonder who wrote them...?  :engel:


Calvin: Thanks a bunch for uploading! It sure feels good to see this thing officially published and having contributed in it, too! A gargantuan endeavour finally finished. Or is it??


Everyone: Thanks for the praise regarding the pictures, that's dozens of hours of work right there, including figuring out again how the hell Photoshop actually works, and also ripping pictures from the internet without permission and stuff. Nah, only joking, of course I own every image I used... really!

And just in case you need an excuse to read it all again, there's a little Powder Monkey hidden somewhere in the pictures. Medals for the first five people to PM me its location!  :icon_biggrin:  On second thought, we had that thing before, didn't we?  :roll:



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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2008, 05:28:05 PM »
Everyone: Thanks for the praise regarding the pictures, that's dozens of hours of work right there, including figuring out again how the hell Photoshop actually works, and also ripping pictures from the internet without permission and stuff. Nah, only joking, of course I own every image I used... really!

More accurately, we got permission to use those images... :engel:
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Re: Magic: an in-depth look at the arcane arts of the empire
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2008, 06:29:14 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2008, 07:43:29 PM »
"Hello?"  "Lawyer"

Just in case you haven't been typecast enough.

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