Jan 11

Card Popularity Data Mining – Kaladesh

For those interested in statistics, here’s a fun segment I plan to do quarterly for each main expansion release. The MTG game plugin uses a scripting system that interacts with an online database of card scripts. I had set up a quick statistical logging code that tracks when a card script is requested, recording the number of hits each card gets. Each card script only gets requested once per hosted game, meaning a specific card will only be tallied once per player, per game session, regardless of how many times it is used in-game.

Here are the top 30 most played Magic cards in OCTGN, starting at Kaladesh release update:

Forest — 16818
Plains — 16806
Swamp — 16124
Island — 16049
Mountain — 14684
Evolving Wilds — 3350
Sol Ring — 2946
Polluted Delta — 2680
Lightning Bolt — 2625
Windswept Heath — 2522
Flooded Strand — 2469
Wooded Foothills — 2276
Bloodstained Mire — 2108
Path to Exile — 1934
Command Tower — 1703
Clue — 1638
Cavern of Souls — 1629
Scalding Tarn — 1618
Stomping Ground — 1558
Misty Rainforest — 1537
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar — 1527
Prairie Stream — 1507
Birds of Paradise — 1484
Temple Garden — 1474
Overgrown Tomb — 1470
Verdant Catacombs — 1444
Shambling Vent — 1430
Hallowed Fountain — 1420
Brainstorm — 1393
Zombie — 1350

Nov 09

3.3.6 Game Update — Commander 2016

Commander 2016 is now available, with low-res image pack in the downloads page. This update also introduced a Phase bar on the top-left corner, which can be used to better indicate which phase of the turn the active player is currently in. Proper integration with the game scripting is not yet available.

Aug 26

3.3.4 Release – Conspiracy 2 – FTV Lore – New Hi-Res Images

The new MTG update adds Conspiracy 2 and FTV: Lore to the plugin.  Low-res image packs are available as well.

Hi-res image packs are also now available for Commander 2015, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Eternal Masters and Blessed vs Cursed.

Jun 21

MTG 3.3.2 Update – Autoscript Re-write

Hey everyone, I have done a big rewrite on the autoscript engine to make the code easier to maintain.  It shouldn’t really have much of a noticeable impact on gameplay, but if anyone notices any new error messages, bugs, weird/incorrect messages in the chat log, or gameplay issues, please report them to me either via the issue tracker (http://www.github.com/brine/mtg-octgn/issues) or ping me in the OCTGN chat and I’ll see it.

Also, the Madness mechanic should work properly now 🙂

Jan 13

3.3.0 Game Plugin Update — featuring Oath of the Gatewatch

The 3.3.0 major update enhances the plugin to the new 3.1.0.2 API and features some upgrades to gameplay.  Oath of the Gatewatch is now available, and as a special treat, all card text has been upgraded to the latest wordings (and the new colorless symbol!)  The low-res image pack is available in the downloads section.