It has been almost 2 months so it is time for another astounding new version. Forge now has 9,133 cards which is almost 400 new cards. Forge is very cutting edge and has 184 cards from Innistrad.
I'll talk about the new Innistrad cards because they are the most interesting. Festerhide Boar (3G, 3/3, trample) also says, "Morbid — Festerhide Boar enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it if a creature died this turn" so it could easily be 5/5. Festerhide Boar encourages players to play their creatures during the 2nd part of their main phase, which is what good players do (although sometimes I just play my creatures during the first main phase because the AI doesn't care).
Morbid looks very cool and is a great keyword. Technically morbid is probably an "ability word" which means that morbid doesn't do anything specific like flying but it does tie together thematically similar cards. From the Innistrad faq, "Morbid is an ability word. It appears in italics at the beginning of abilities that check to see if a creature has died that turn. (An ability word has no rules meaning.)" You can see all of the Magic faqs for each set here.
Some other interesting Innistrad cards include: a card that created THIRTEEN 2/2 creatures. Army of the Damned (5BBB, sorcery) creates 13 creatures that are all tapped. Since Army of the Damned is so closely related to black's "love death" theme, it also has flashback for 7BBB. Reaper from the Abyss (3BBB, 6/6, flying) is a back-breaker with the ability "Morbid — At the beginning of each end step, if a creature died this turn, destroy target non-Demon creature."
Forge also has 10 rare lands like Clifftop Retreat (Enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Plains. Taps for R or W.) Gavony Township (2GW, tap: put a +1/+1 counter or each creature you control and tap: add 1).
So far Forge doesn't have any 2-faced transforming cards but let's hope that changes in the future. :)
For a complete list of new cards look at the first post here, find the text "Added many cards, including:" and click on the "Open" hyperlink. For an insanely long list of new features, click here.
To make Forge look better (in my opinion):
1. Run Forge
2. Open the menu, which is named "Menu"
3. Select "Display Options"
4. Scroll to the bottom and select "Nimbus"
Link - Forge 09-23 (Windows, Linux) 27 MB and can be
unzipped with Winzip or 7-Zip (free, open source)
Link - Forge 09-23 (Mac) 28 MB - Use Keka to uncompress 7z files
Download - Card Pictures (160 MB) - These are some of the low-quality (LQ) card pictures.
Here - Quest opponent and pet pictures can be downloaded. Scroll to the bottom of the first post.
Java - Forge requires Java in order to run
You can move your decks files by copying them from /old forge directory/res/decks/ to your new deck directory. You can also copy your pictures from /old forge directory/res/pics/ to your picture directory.
If you have any questions/comments, please post them to the forum.
Thanks for reading,
Forge has a great loading screen, which is very fast.
The first screen that you see after Forge has been started.
Many people helped with this version. A special thank you goes out to them. (Names sorted alphabetically):