D&D MiniaturesMagesAngelfire Preview 6By Rob Heinsoo
You'll see color photos of this week's guests as soon as you finish a short test. Without consulting your D&D books, take the following quiz to see if you can guesstimate how we designed the skirmish stats for three magicians: the Dwarf Wizard, the Ogre Mage, and the Archmage.
Which magician has unlimited uses of the cold orb spell (inflicts 5 damage at range 6 and automatically gets through Spell Resistance)?
a. Dwarf Wizard
b. Ogre Mage
(SCORE THE QUIZ)
Answer key: 1 b, 2 a, 3 c, 4 b, 5 c, 6 c, 7 c, 8 a, 9 b, 10 b.
The uncommon Dwarf Wizard provides his services to Lawful Good warbands for a sensible 21 points. He has another interesting spell that works at sight range in addition to his unlimited uses of the range 6 cold orb spell -- but we'll let you see the rest of his spell list when you get his stat card.
Bringing terror to previously untroubled corners of the D&D universe, the Ogre Mage revels in his rare point job. As a 44-point commander, he offers Lawful Evil a mid-range commander with punch; 20 melee damage points of punch, actually.
The Archmage is a 98-point heavyweight for Chaotic Good. As seen on page 179 of the Dungeon Masters Guide, his robe of eyes sees all, blasts all. Well, actually he blasts things one at a time using empowered magic missiles and empowered melf's acid arrows. Interesting times ahead.
About the Author
Rob Heinsoo started playing D&D with the original brown box in 1975. He's now the lead designer of D&D Miniatures.
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