Greetings pony card players!
We just wanted to provide a quick update regarding what’s going on with the MLP plug-in considering that the official card list v2 was released today, featuring errata for all existing cards and the card text for the new Canterlot Nights set. A new version of the plug-in with all of the cards from this list is currently in testing, and should become available around the Canterlot Nights street date. This will add in all the recently released promos along with the full Canterlot Nights set.
If you feel like you could contribute to testing the new build, please email email@example.com and provide your Skype name.
In the meantime, we’d like to wish everypony much fun at the Prereleases happening this weekend! Remember to support the creators of this great game and your local stores – this tool is intended purely as a way to aid in playtesting and deckbuilding, not as a replacement for the actual game which wouldn’t exist without card sales.
There are a good number of changes with this patch to improve and speed up gameplay. The biggest one is probably the ability to Tab through the game phases along with adding some automation for common things that happen during each phase.
Next Phase (TAB) – Hitting tab now will let you easily cycle through the phases of the game. At the start of your turn you can hit TAB once and the game will Ready all your cards, draw you a card, and give you action tokens. After that it will trigger the Troublemaker Phase, Main Phase, Score Phase, and then let you End your Turn.
Starting the Troublemaker Phase will now check if you have facedown Troublemakers on the table and prompt you to flip them up. If you select “Yes” it will automatically flip them for you.
Starting the Main Phase will now check if you have any Inspired on the table. If so it will prompt you to use Inspired.
Pay 1 To Draw (Ctrl+A) – This new function will spend a token to draw you a card, and clearly state in the log that’s what you’re doing. If you need to draw without spending tokens you can still use Ctrl+D and Ctrl+Shift+D.
Enter and Ctrl-Enter will now spend and gain action tokens. While most people use the arrows, this might be easier for some to have a simple keyboard shortcut.
Ctrl+Q and Ctrl+W will now increase and decrease your points. Again you can still use the up and down arrows on the counter itself, but this might be easier for some.
Ctrl+P is now an alternate shortcut way to do a faceoff flip. F10 still works as well.
- Roll an X-Sided Die (Alt+X) – Let’s you choose the number of sides – default is a D20.
There’s now a web app available that may be able to convert a deck built on Ponyhead into a .o8d deck file. Check it out HERE.
-Added “Promo” set with the two new promo cards that have been released so far
Link to previous notes.
If you were helping to test this plugin with an earlier version, please read.
If you have questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click [Add Feed] in the Games Manager tab within OCTGN. Give the feed a name (We suggest “OCTGN Games Directory”) and put in the URL listed above.
- Select the feed you just added, and select the “My Little Pony – CCG” plug-in from the list. Click ‘Install’
- That’s it, you should be able to go into the Deck Editor and start playing around with decks (there are several included with the plug-in to get you started), and find other people online to playtest with.
This plug-in creates virtual proxies of all cards needed. However, if you do not like the use of proxies, the OCTGN software does allow you to scan in your own cards and add the images to OCTGN (as an OCTGN subscriber, you can drag and drop any image file over the proxy image in the Deck Editor and OCTGN will display that image for the card from that point forward). If you do this, please be aware that you can only use the images for personal use.
This plug-in is intended for private non-commercial use only.
-The MLPOctgn Team