Friday, February 8, 2008
MTG Forge - New Version
Download MTG Forge (Updated link: Battle of Wits fixed) (In order to save your decks, make a backup of the file “all-decks2” and just overwrite the new file after you install.)
12 new cards, I did include a few Morningtide cards that I was able to program like Bitterblossom (At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and put a 1/1 black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying into play) and Reach of Branches (makes a 2/5 token and returns to your hand when you play a Forest). Both of these cards seem very good. I doubt Indomitable Ancients (2WW, 2/10) and Prickly Boggart (1/1, Fear) will turn any heads, but they were easy to add.
I also added the granddaddy of “build a deck around me” cards. Can you guess it? What card literally cries out for a one-of-a-kind, custom deck? OK, I’ll tell you, Battle of Wits (At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 200 or more cards in your library, you win the game). And it is going to be a challenge to build a winnable deck in MTG Forge since you only have a limited card pool.
Obviously you will want Demonic Tutor but MTG Forge doesn’t have any other cards to fetch Battle of Wits. Maybe I need to add Vampiric Tutor and Idyllic Tutor in the future. I probably should give a gold star to the first person who wins with Battle of Wits but I don’t want to look through a deck list that long. Too bad MTG Forge doesn’t let you import and export decks. (My wish list for MTG Forge is longer than my arm.)
I was able to fix a few bugs. Upkeep effects like Juzam Djinn do not trigger during your next game. Generated sealed decks no longer contain random gold cards. And now you can stop at End of Turn by selecting the menu option. Hopefully this feature will make a lot of blue mages happy :)
And by the way, I’m not always sure what features to add. Do “the people” want to be able to import and export decks? Or do you want some other feature (that hopefully I can program)? It seems like MTG Forge needs its own webpage and forums. I haven’t ever setup a real webpage (only really simple stuff) nor have I ever managed a forum. I’m open to any ideas that you may have.
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