Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tortuga

I'm not sure where to post this image, so I'll just stick it here. Tortuga is a card that I made up and yes it is very unbalanced and too powerful.

Basically Tortuga is the Library of Alexandria (tap: draw a card. Play this ability only if you have 7 cards in your hand.) with another ability that says, "tap: Discard a card, then draw a card." I thought it was fun to discard and then draw. This ability lets you draw cards for free if you hand is empty.

10 comments:

Gando the Wandering Fool said...

No offense but I like my art to Johnny Depp...though Depp does perhaps lend more versimultude since I had to crop my pic to fit.

Rob Cashwalker said...

I dunno... while I think it's cool that MTG Forge grants us the ability to play with custom cards, I don't think they belong in the program by default.

I'm active in the Magic Set Editor community as well, and developed a template to simplify magic for teaching my 5 year old daughter. So I'd be all for using MTGForge to help people playtest their creations... but it should be in its own world.

Forge, you said you made MTGForge so that you could play with the power 9 and such. Not to play with made up cards.

Forge said...

I thought the card was funny. I guess I like Pirates of the Caribbean too much, lol. MTG Forge only has 2 custom cards, Tortuga and Klaas, Elf Friend. (Well technically "Test Destroy" is made up but I wanted to test the program's destroy function.)

If you want to remove Tortuga and Klaas, Elf Friend just delete them from cards.txt

Forge said...

And when you remove a card from cards.txt make sure there is only ONE blank line between cards, cards.txt is very picky.

Gando the Wandering Fool said...

Yeah I removed Klaas already :) Tortuga I kept for some reason though its not in my draft sets.

MageKing17 said...

With Incantus, we were actually contemplating creating our own custom set and including that with our release. The problem, of course, is getting card art that doesn't violate copyright someway or another, let alone balancing the set properly.

Forge said...

The fun thing with custom cards is that you can balance things later.

MageKing17 said...

True enough, at that. My custom cards have gone through many revisions as my rules knowledge and "card experience" (knowing existing cards that do similar things and how they're balanced) have grown.

I once had a card that was a 3/3 that put a +1/+1 counter on another creature whenever it attacked. Now it's a 0/4 that puts a +1/+1 counter on every other attacking creature. Quite a change, to be sure. :P

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