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.

Jan 13

My Little Pony CCG Update 2.2.7.2: Limited Play

Patch Notes 2.2.7.2

Changes

  • Added the Limited format of MLPCCG into OCTGN

Although this update is quite small with only one update, it is still quite a big gamechanger. Anyways, I have created a new page with instructions on how to get started with Limited. Check it out!

Other than this, I’m planning to make multiplayer work on OCTGN, so stay tuned for that. And perhaps, I might try to include a fan-made format called “Villain Challenge”… Tell me if you guys want to see that happen!

*Even if Limited is now available, do remember to support the creators of this great game and your local stores. If you guys got any questions, feel free to comment below!

Jul 13

My Little Pony CCG: Colour feature with minor fixes Now Live 2.2.7.1

Patch Notes 2.2.7.1

Changes

  • New Colour feature which allows you to add colours to cards (Will explain more below)
  • Fixed the issue of error codes appearing if you close the Token selection menu
  • Added the secret #00 card from Marks in Time

With the Colour feature, you can add a colour highlight onto your cards. It is useful for cards like Kevin which require the player to pick a colour. In order to access it, just right click the card you wish to apply the colour to and hover over the “Colours” tab. You would be able to pick any of the mane 6 colours or remove the colour on the card.

Do note that this feature will only give a card a single colour so cards that can be two colours at once like Queen Chrysalis, Changeling Pretender will only be able to represent one colour. I’ll be working on improving this feature with coloured counters instead of highlights in the future.

*If you guys got any questions, feel free to comment below!

Jun 20

My Little Pony CCG: Major update with Marks in Time Now Live 2.2.7.0

Patch Notes 2.2.7.0

Hey guys, I’m GameMasterLuna, one of the new personnel who is going to keep this game going. Some of you would know who I am but for those who don’t, I’m the guy who has been making unofficial updates to OCTGN and made the new Ponyhead to OCTGN converter. It is a great pleasure to finally make one of my latest update official and live on OCTGN for all of you to enjoy. Without further ado, let’s get into the updates!

Set Changes

  • Marks in Time Added – Cutie Mark Crusaders cutie markers… Yay?
  • High Magic and Equestrian Odysseys Updated – Changed multi-coloured friends, events and resources to use the new proxy generation

Misc Changes

  • New Proxy template for Multi-coloured cards and Dilemmas
  • New Token generation feature
  • Minor fixes to Problem cards

For those who were wondering what happened to V2.2.6.0, it was the update that added Equestrian Odysseys into OCTGN. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the new update and I’ll see you on OCTGN!

*If you guys got any questions, feel free to comment below!

Oct 12

Changing of the Royal Guard

Back in 2013 and shortly after the release of Premiere, I set out to do a plug-in for the MLP CCG. Primarily because I found the game interesting and I wanted to make sure people buying the game had the opportunity and tools to playtest and enjoy playing it. The fandom that makes up the core audience for this game is and always has been in large part an internet community, and one that is quite diverse geographically. Some players live in places with numerous others to playtest with, while some live in places without much in the way of a “herd” nearby.

It’s a couple years later with an explosion of new sets and cards flowing out there and the tournament scene ratcheting ever upwards, I find that I don’t have the time to keep managing things like I once did. The last couple patches have mostly been the work of a group of players who have the time and capability to keep this game up-to-date and provide timely patches. I think they’ve done an excellent job, and have asked them to take it from here.

I hope that whatever contribution I’ve made is one that has brought some measure of fun and happiness to people, and has brought friends the ability to play and better enjoy a great game together. I wish everybody the best of luck.

 

PS: There have been some questions regarding the Ponyhead-to-OCTGN converter and newer sets. This was a side-project I’d built that took advantage of the way the set files were being generated for the plug-in itself – a process that still required a good bit of manual effort initially to get new sets loaded. The new guys have built their own process for better automating the creation of new set files, which sadly means the converter that exists today will no longer receive updates. Perhaps somebody can pick up where this leaves off.

May 03

My Little Pony CCG: The Chaos Capitol of Equestria Now Live 2.2.5.0

Patch Notes 2.2.5.0

Twists and turns are my master plan, then you may find the elements back where you began.

Set Changes

  • Absolute Discord Added – Make sense? Oh, what fun is there in making sense?

Misc Changes

  • New Proxy template for colorless cards and Ally symbol
  • Chaotic cards are automatically highlighted as they flip for faceoffs

Special thanks to an anonymous user who submitted several patches that were instrumental in getting this out so quickly! You know who you are, but really great job!

Apr 24

Still Alive

It’s been a while since this page was updated, so I wanted assure folks that this plug-in is still alive, and AD is intended to be added soon. Things have been quite busy, and it may be time to bring more people on board to help with keeping updates flowing at a faster pace. As with many of the plug-ins hosted on this directory, this plug-in is open source – if you know what you are doing and wish to contribute, pull requests that function as-is and improve things are both welcome and reviewed for inclusion in the main plug-in.

To clarify a point that has been emailed a few times, this plugin does not come with images – it stands alone as a tool for personal use with playtesting and deckbuilding, but the cool art and card designs are not ours to give. OCTGN does have functionality built in that allows users to replace the text proxies this plug-in creates with whatever you want, but keep in mind that is basic OCTGN functionality and not something the plug-in itself is involved with.

Oct 11

My Little Pony CCG: Patch Notes 2.2.2.0

Patch Notes 2.2.2.0

Set Changes

  • Missing Luna/Rarity Manes Added – Princess Luna – The Party’s Over (cn4) and Rarity – Mover and Shaker (cn8) are now correctly added.

Card Template Changes

  • Template Images at Least 20% Cooler – Massive change to the generation of automatic template images for cards. Abion47 undertook an incredible effort to hand-make templates for use in Magic Set Editor, and was so awesome that he shared his assets with us. His MSE plug-in also features the ability to export homemade sets into OCTGN format, allowing easy playtesting of any homebrew creations. Many thanks to his great talent and effort!

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Aug 23

My Little Pony CCG: Patch Notes 2.2.1.0

Patch Notes 2.2.1.0

Set Changes

  • Promos added – Should now contain all Promos released as of August 2014
  • Rock and Rave Added – Prepare to unleash your Bass Cannons!
  • Celestial Solstice Added – To the Moon!

Gameplay Changes

  • Mark Card as Pumped (F8) – Now automatically pushes the Pump card to go behind other cards.
  • Inspired trigger will no longer count Inspired keywords on cards that are on the table but not in play (such as Inspired cards being used as Pumps).