Nov 06

State of the Force of Will Plugin

Hi, I apologize for the lack of conversation up until now.  I just want to be upfront — the Force of Will TCG community in my local area died off early this year and I have not been able to follow along with the game’s progress lately.  Due to commitments to other game plugins in addition to a busy work schedule IRL, I no longer have the time to keep the Force of Will OCTGN plugin updated.

A while ago I wrote a program that would automatically parse and compile Force of Will sets from the online card databases, with the intention of making it quick and easy to keep the plugin updated with new set releases, but those sites have undergone significant coding changes which broke the program.  I have not had the time to fix the code, and due to the strong desire to not manually type out set files, I have not been able to keep the available sets updated.

So until further notice, there will not be any updates made to the Force of Will OCTGN plugin done by me.

If there are active Force of Will players out there with basic programming (XML, python and C#) experience, have the necessary time commitment, and would like to keep the project going in my absence, please feel free to contact me either at octgngamedirectory@gmail.com, or via the official OCTGN discord server (https://discordapp.com/invite/Yn3Jrpj).  The code for the game plugin is publicly available at https://github.com/brine/FoWTCGOCTGN.

I apologize again for the disappointing news.

Sep 18

MTG 3.4.0 Update

The Magic plugin for OCTGN has been updated to version 3.4.0 and with it some exciting new features!

1) Color symbols in the deck editor

These symbols now replace the traditional {C} symbols in the text. They still respond to the {C} notation for searches and filters, though.

2) Image Downloader Plugin

This is an easy-to-use plugin found in the Deck Editor (click the “Plugins” menu to find it). Use it to download and install images on a set-by-set basis. No more image packs!
NOTE: All tokens are stored in the “Tokens” set. There’s currently no way to download tokens from individual sets.

3) Ixalan & Iconic Masters release!

Check the in-game changelog popup for more details on this update

Aug 25

AGOT LCG 2ed Re-Launch!

I have uploaded the new version of the AGOT 2ed plugin to the OCTGNGames feed.  Please note that any images that you might have had installed prior to this update will need to be reinstalled.  Check the new Image Fetcher plugin (found in the deck editor) for an easier method of locating and installing image packs.

I have set up a changelog notification system which will pop up in-game whenever a new version is updated.  Please check out that message for more information on this new version.

Aug 25

OCTGN Deck Converter Plugin v3.6.0 Release

Fixed a problem that caused v3.5.0 not to work with the latest version of OCTGN.  Thank you to bykr for reporting the bug through Github.

v3.6.0 Changes

  • Updated .NET version to 4.6 to match OCTGN. Included up to date DLLs from OCTGN
Aug 22

Rebooting a Reboot

Hello A Game of Thrones Players! I am excited to announce a new version of the AGOT OCTGN game plugin, aiming for a release date of Friday August 25th, 2017. Those who already have the plugin installed do not need to do anything extra — the game will automatically update to the new version once available.

The new version is a complete overhaul of the scripting and gameplay for A Game of Thones, and features a stronger emphasis over manual player control. This leads to more natural feeling gameplay, with basic scripting available to assist with common interactions.

The deck editor has also been overhauled, with cleaner rules text and symbol icons! The most exciting feature is the new Image Extractor deck editor plugin, which will automatically download and install card images! No more image packs required!

Here are a few screenshots showcasing the changes to the plugin with this new update:

Continue reading

Jul 17

Image pack update

Nightmare images packs are now available for the The Treason of Saruman and the Ringmaker cycle, courtesy of Mr. Undehill!

The image pack for The Sands of Harad is also available now.

Jul 06

Your First Clue has been Revealed

Finally, after a long-winded delay, the site for OCTGN’s Arkham Horror LCG module has been unleashed! Here you can keep up to date with updates about the module, and most importantly, grab Image Packs for the cards as they are released. If you’re just joining us, keep in mind that we will not be publishing Image Packs for cards until 6 months after their physical release.

The latest update of the module includes the releases for Undimensioned and Unseen & Where Doom Awaits! So we are reaching ever closer to the culmination of the Dunwich Legacy Cycle.

 

Jun 16

My Little Pony CCG Update 2.2.8.1: Defenders of Equestria and more!

EDIT: I have just released a hotfix V2.2.8.101 which fixes the exhaust function back to normal. Thanks to Elaraiah for reporting this bug!

Patch Notes 2.2.8.1

Changes

  • Added Defenders of Equestria with the new changeling token
  • Added a function to check for Meticulous cards like the Inspire function
  • Added a New Automatic AT system and Color Requirement Checker
  • Added Singleplayer mode
  • Added Multiplayer format
  • Added a fan-made format called Villain Challenge with both Nightmare Moon and king Sombra

Phew, that is a big list of features right there. That’s what I been doing these past few months and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the MLPCCG OCTGN Discord group which helped to test out these features, reported bugs and gave me feedback on improvements. If you are interested in joining the Discord group, here’s the link: https://discord.gg/QkGx4FT

Moving on to the update, the new Meticulous function acts like Inspired. If it detects any meticulous cards, it will prompt you the amount of meticulous you have and allow you to see X amount of your top cards where X is the amount of meticulous you specified. You can choose to place the card on top or bottom.

For the Automatic AT system, it calculates the cost of the card you are trying to play and compares it with your current ammount of AT. If you do not have enough AT, it will warn you but you can still play the card if you desire. The Color Requirement Checker captures every single faced-up friend and mane you own. It uses this to calculates the total power for each element you have on the table. With this, it can compare this data with the color requirement on the card you want to play and determine if you can play that card. Again, if you do not meet the color requirements, it will warn you but you can still play the card if you desire.

Sometimes, the automation might be annoying especially at the end of the game like if you want to show your opponent what card you could have played etc. Therefore, I added a on/off button which can be found when you right click your Hand area (Or if you like shortcuts, it’s CTRL+C). It’s called “Toggle Auto AT and Color Req Check”, clicking it will disable this feature and clicking it again will enable it. By default, this feature will be enabled. Any game reset will also reset it to the default setting.

Another request I got was to add a “Singleplayer” mode to OCTGN where players can create a solo game and cycle through their deck to see what they would draw and what hand they would get. In previous versions of the game, ending the turn while playing solo does nothing. Now, the game will pass the turn back to the solo player so he/she can start the turn and draw cards/AT etc.

As for Multiplayer and Villain Challenge, you can find a guide on starting and playing them on OCTGN here.

For future updates, I have people suggesting me to add the Sisterhooves Social fan-made format into OCTGN. I will see what I can do about that. If you have any suggestions or improvements you want to see in OCTGN, just message me on the Discord group!

Known Issues

  • For the new Automatic AT and color checker system, I’m unable to mute the OCTGN message that will tell your opponent what card you tried to play, even if you pick the option of not playing the card.
  • For Sweetie Belle, Most Traditional, the only way to use her now is to look at your opponent top 2 cards then take control over their deck and discard pile to rearrange their cards or discard them to the discard pile. After you are done, the opponent will have to retake control over their deck and discard pile. I will be working on a function to make this process less tedious.

PS: You might be wondering why this is version 2.2.8.1 instead of 2.2.8.0. That’s because I released a preview build for testing which I accidentally named 2.2.8.0. So if I named this update as 2.2.8.0, those already on 2.2.8.0 will not automatically update to the newer version.

Jun 15

Force of will TCG — Echoes of the New World

Echoes of the New World is now available — image packs are in the download section.

Apr 29

Image Pack Update

The image packs for the Dreamchaser Cycle, and the nightmare images for The Road Darkens, The Lost Realm, and the Angmar Awakend Cycle are now available.