Two weeks ago the first puzzle was put on the news page. It was an absolute doozy of a puzzle and led to some interesting discussion in the puzzles thread. From now on, easier difficulty puzzles with be posted on these main pages periodically, with difficult puzzles in the forum thread dedicated to the puzzles which can be found here. The opening post has a link to every puzzle to date and contains discussion and other information.

For those wondering, Easy puzzles will be classified based on a few factors. First off, all cards will be visible. Unlike last week's Filth Puzzle you won't have to know all the possible cards and imagine what ones you need to draw. All cards will be on the table that you need. In addition, the puzzle will be relatively easier to solve, as judged by me. That means there won't be any odd rules that might not be known to the casual player, nor will it involve very complex tactics such as the mutation swapping found in last week's Filth Puzzle. (For the solution to that beast, head here.) For those interested, Hard Puzzles will involve complex tactics, figuring out what is needed to draw, or odd rule interactions that might not be readily known by the casual player. Hard Puzzles will be posted in the forum periodically so feel free to Subscribe to the Puzzle Thread if you're interested.

As always, submissions for puzzles are always welcome. If you have an idea for a future puzzle, feel free to PM myself, Ranior. I'm always looking for ideas. If you have suggestions for better presentation or other improvements, just chime in as well. We're always looking to improve.

Finally, a reminder to keep solutions to yourself, and please do not share hints. Every person deserves a chance to solve the puzzle for themselves if they so desire. Feel free to share solutions and hints in private, but leave such things free from the public eye so that all can have the fun or torture of trying to get the answer unaided.

Puzzle #9: This week's puzzle is made by Ranior. Feel free to PM him for any hints or solutions.

Story: Elien and Abua have just begun to battle. Abua went first, killing 2 of his own units, and moving a Lioness forward. Elien retaliated by killing one of his Archers, and sending his Guardian forward to kill a Lioness. Elien wisely utilized his Warrior's Blaze Step ability to protect himself, and then went ahead and built his entire hand to rapidly get to 7 magic. Abua is starting to feel the heat, but after drawing his hand of 5 cards, believes he has a way to enact some justice on Elien.

Objective: Kill Elien this turn. (Assume all dice rolled will be hits)

Situation: You are the Jungle Elves. The 5 cards in your hand are to the left of the board, and are a JE Gorilla, Chant of Haste, Chant of Deception, a Wall, and Chant of Negation. You currently have 2 magic. Assuming all dice will hit, detail the summons, movements, and attacks neccesary to kill Elien this turn.

 

Puzzle 9