Every month I get the proud opportunity to announce a new version of our beloved program Forge. The best and greatest program ever written (boy, do I have a big head). Forge now has almost 150 new cards with an astounding total of 2,846 cards.
Everyone loves new cards, me included. Forge now supports X spells so now you burn you opponent with some of fiery red's best cards, Blaze (deals X damage to target creature or player), Earthquake (deals X damage to each creature without flying and each player), and Enrage (target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn).
There are plenty of good X spells for the other colors to. Green gets Hurricane (which deals X damage to each creature with flying and each player), Windstorm (deals X damage to each creature with flying), Squall Line (deals X damage to each creature with flying and each player) and the classic Stream of Life (target player gains X life).
Black has a powerhouse of X spells such as: Mind Twist and Mind Shatter (target player discards X cards at random), Howl from Beyond (target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn) and Swallowing Plague (deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life). Not to be outdone, blue gets a bunch of "draw X cards" like Prosperity, Braingeyser, and Stroke of Genius.
Other insane cards include the fan-favorite Isochron Scepter which lets you abuse cheap instants (2, tap: You may copy the exiled card. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.) Gamers who like to "win by other means" will be entranced by Helix Pinnacle which lets you win if it has 100 counters on it. (I suggest using Double Seasoning.)
There are a slew of "prevent combat damage" cards including the original green Fog, along with white's Holy Day, and black's Darkness. And in case you wanted to try out multikicker, Forge has 7 multikicker cards (use the filter option and put "multikicker" in the Card Text textbox): Lightkeeper of Emeria, Quag Vampires, Skitter of Lizards, Wolfbriar Elemental, Enclave Elite, Apex Hawks, and Gnarlid Pack (1G, 2/2 creature, Multikicker 1G, Gnarlid Pack enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each time it was kicked).
3-18-forge.zip (8 MB) - For more details about the new improvements read "changes.txt". 3/18 was the day that it was released on the forums. Uses Java and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc...
card-pictures.zip (73 MB) - Includes most of the card and token pictures, low quality
Get Java - in case you don't have Java installed on your computer.
Get Tutorial - This is a Windows demo/tutorial in case you don't know how to play Magic: The Gathering.
To download the card pictures you have two choices: "Download Card LQ Pictures" and "Download Card HQ Pictures". LQ stands for low-quality, which is the default size for Gatherer (http://gatherer.wizards.com) and the daily Wizard articles. HQ stands for high-quality and the pictures are much bigger and therefore take longer to download.
As always a big thank-you goes to Dennis, Rob, Silly Freak, Chris. H., Zerker, slapshot5, BinarySpike, Jim and everyone else that helped. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.