The new version of MTG Forge has so many new features I’m not sure where to start at. For starters it has 100 new cards, mostly pump creatures and spells like Looming Shade. I’ve fixed a ton of small things that were wrong with the beta. I also included a brief history of Magic’s creation and early beginnings that I really enjoyed reading.
The user interface has been updated and now shows a miniature picture of the card instead of those ugly text boxes. The card pictures also “tap” so MTG Forge looks like a real game of Magic.
The deck editor has 2 new options. The “New Deck – Generate Constructed Deck” creates a random two color deck. This uses the same code as the “Generate Deck” on the New Game screen.
The second new option is “New Deck – Generate Random Constructed Cardpool”. This is similar to sealed and it gives you 75 random cards from all of the cards available. Unfortunately after you save you deck and try to edit it later, your old cardpool is erased and you are shown all of the cards. My idea for this option was to let players use cards that they don’t usually use, like to play with less powerful cards. Everyone should use Ebony Rhino sometime in their life. (costs 7, 4/5, trample) He may not be the best but at least he is fun.
I added a new keyword that cards.txt recognizes, it looks like this Pump U: 1/1 The mana cost has to be a single character and the numbers to pump the attack and defense have to be single characters also. Here are some other examples, Pump 2: 0/1, Pump 6: 2/2, Pump: B 1/2. I’ve probably all of the creatures that have pump.
I wanted to thank all the users that sent me their improvements. Nantuko updated the user interface. Rob Cashwalker coded 70 or so cards, including some of my favorites like Vampire Bats and Carrion Ants. Another reader cured MTG Forge so it doesn’t slow and have to be restarted. He fixed the Phase object and I am very impressed with his work.
You can download the new version of MTG Forge from here. To save your decks, copy the file "all-decks2"
Hopefully MTG Forge doesn’t have any major bugs but it still has many small ones.