Monday, February 7, 2011
Forge's Biggest Flaw
I understand where he is coming from but Forge is not a playtesting tool. You can build many decks with Forge but you probably won't be able to build copy a pre-built deck. Forge has many cards but inevitably it will be missing a few.
Last month in GamePro magazine the director for Epic Mickey was irritated since people were comparing his videogame to Mario. He insisted that he wasn't trying to make a "Mario killer" but a game that had different action elements like being able to draw or erase any part of the background. This is similar to how I feel about Forge.
Many people understand that Forge won't have all of their favorite cards. I know some people see this as a "flaw" but it is just a fact of life. Forge doesn't have all of the cards in standard and probably never will since standard includes so many cards because Forge is a volunteer project. Many people have spent more than 100 hours programming Forge, myself included, and some of these people are still putting in more hours. It may be hard to realize but Forge is a very unique program.
Nowhere else can you play a TCG with 6,000 cards against the computer and while Forge probably won't have all of your favorite cards, it will have a few of them.
Keep on forging,
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite card in Forge? Mine is probably Steward of Valeron. He is a simple card but I enjoy using him.
--Forge isn't totally unique, there is Wagic, which has 6,700 cards. It is designed to work on a PSP but it can run on Windows, now with mouse support! Wagic Homepage
--Next Monday I plant to write on Forge 2.0 - the greatest program never written.
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