Saturday, July 7, 2007

MTG New Version

New Version. Hi loyal readers, yes all 10 of you. :) Trample is now working, miscellaneous creatures with trampling were added. Wildsize and Tromp the Domains have trample also. 40+ cards were added to MTG Forge: Akroma, Angel of Wrath (no protection though), Essence Warden, Soul Warden, Nightmare, Magus of the Disk, Magus of the Library, Library of Alexandria, Tendrils of Corruption, Minions' Murmurs, Ichor Slick, Lucent Liminid, Boil, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Tortuga. Ok you got me, Tortuga isn’t a real Wizards of the Coast card, but it is a cool card I made and you just can’t beat Johnny Depp. Maybe it is just me, but I think Johnny Depp deserves his own Magic card. I was told by a nephew of a guy that worked as Johnny Depp’s assistant that he heard that Johnny Depp loves Magic. It has to be true, right? If you download the card pictures check out Tortuga featuring Johnny Depp and a foil Wonder. (If you are using the card pictures from the previous version, you will have to delete the file Wonder.jpg in order to get the new version to download the foil Wonder.)

I added the two Future Sight cards Korlash, Heir to Blackblade and Baru, Fist of Krosa. The grandeur for those two cards and Tarox Bladewing all work, so have fun playing with those nice rares. In MTG Forge I put together a deck with 4x copies of all 3 of the grandeur creatures and it plays pretty good. It has 12 Ravnica duel lands in order to support all of the crazy mana requirements and for convenience it is only 40 cards. The deck is aptly named “grandeur.” “U-permission” is filled with Counterspells and Library of Alexandria. “Green-elvish-piper” now works better with Akroma, Angel of Wrath because it doesn’t tap and it also has haste, a rare combination.

Essence Warden and Soul Warden sounded cool, but gaining 1 life when another creature comes into play is only so so useful, probably for about 3-5 life I would guess. Magus of the Disk is a great 2/4 Wrath of a God. Magus of the Library is almost impossible to use. Compare that to Library of Alexandria which is totally worth the $200 dollars if you had to buy it in real life. I think it is cool when modern Magic players get to play with old school cards and see how they work and why they are so good. (I used two “ands” in one sentence, cool.) I would love to program Time Vault, but I haven’t tried yet.

The Ravnica duel lands now work correctly, you have to pay 2 life for them to come into play untapped. The computer also plays them correctly. The computer sometimes had a glitch when using the mana from Birds of Paradise and Vine Trellis. I think I solved the problem but I couldn’t test it for sure.

For those few people who actually are still reading, I spent about 4 hours programming these cards. Grandeur turned out to be a little harder than I initially thought, but it works great and I think they are fun cards. Soul Warden (and Essence Warden) work correctly most of the time except when another Soul Warden comes into play, you won’t gain life. My first iteration had the player gaining two life when the 2nd Soul Warden was played.

6 comments:

Nanocore said...

Sounds like you are doing well on version 2. Dare I ask if you have any idea about when you might have a beta available?

clacker said...

Very nice. It looks like whatever was causing deck Green-1 to freeze has been fixed. I like the permission deck, thanks!

You're right: Tortuga is a cool card.

Anonymous said...

i dont know if this is fixed already, but i noticed multiples zubera dont work going to cementary simultaneously.

Forge said...

Version 2 has 3 cards working. The computer can play Remove Soul. It cycles though the phases and that is about all. Version 2 seems like a long time away.

I thought the Zubera worked correctly but in some instances maybe they don't, I'm not really sure.

Wu said...

I'm one of your 10 readers, = )

I appreciate your work, and look forward to new releases. Keep em coming. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You've done very nice work:) The sealed deck concept builds the decker in me.:)

But I've checked SourceForge, and I can't find your source. Is it posted there for download?