(Forge lets you play Magic: The Gathering against the computer and it enforces all of the rules. Forge runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Forge uses Java and if you don't have Java installed you can get it from here.)
Hold onto your hat because there is a brand-spanken new version of Forge with almost 300 new cards. Overall Forge now has a super, grand total of 2,624 cards. This version is crammed stuffed with a ton of great new cards and features that you will make you forget about your girlfriend, Facebook, and your new iPhone.
Forge now has one of the most memorable cards in Magic: Stasis (1U, Enchantment, Players skip their untap steps. At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Stasis unless you pay U). It is a fun card to use, not to play against. Build yourself a nice Stasis deck and have some fun. And yes the artwork is utter nonsense.
The deck builder screen now has filters which are VERY, VERY useful. Try them out.
The long list of rocking new cards includes Loxodon Gatekeeper and Kismet who always keeps your opponent’s creatures one step behind. Blue mages will dominate with Force of Will, Thwart, and Chronatog.
Loxodon Gatekeeper (and Kismet) – Artifacts, creatures, and lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Force of Will – 3UU, Instant, You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay Force of Will's mana cost. Counter target spell.
Thwart – 2UU, Instant, You may return three Islands you control to their owner's hand rather than pay Thwart's mana cost. Counter target spell.
Chronatog – 1U, Creature, 0: Chronatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. You skip your next turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.
Timmy’s and people who love big, overcosted creatures will salivate at Cosmic Horror (3BBB, 7/7), Force of Nature (2GGGG, 8/8) and Krosan Cloudscraper (7GGG, 13/13). Old school players will appreciate echo and cumulative upkeep cards like Flamecore Elemental (2RR, 5/4 echo) and Illusionary Forces (3U, 4/4 flying, cumulative upkeep:U). Both timmy’s and old school players will appreciate Nicol Bolas (2UUBBRR, 7/7), Palladia-Mors (2WWRRGG, 7/7), and Vaevictis Asmadi (2BBRRGG, 7/7).
Players who love insane combos will jump at Donate (2U, Sorcery, Target player gains control of target permanent you control.) and Illusions of Grandeur (3U, Enchantment, Cumulative upkeep:2, When Illusions of Grandeur enters the battlefield, you gain 20 life. When Illusions of Grandeur leaves the battlefield, you lose 20 life.)
Officially this version is named “01-01” because that is when it was released on the forums. For a complete list of changes check out the readme file.
Download Forge – version 01/01
Program Details (this information is also in the zip file above):
To run Forge double-click on the file "run-forge.jar".
For the card pictures, you should open the menu after the program is running. You can "Import Pictures" that you currently have on your hard drive or "Download Card LQ Pictures" which downloads "low quality" cards pictures from wizards.com. The "Download Card HQ Pictures" option is experimental and may or may not work on your computer. This downloads high quality cards pictures.