Jul 09

MTG Game Changelog — M14

Changes made in the update:

  • Made some of the text a bit larger for proxy images
  • Added M14 cards
  • (cosmetic) Reorganized the python code, added some more commenting

Note that this isn’t a clean update, it’s mostly to get M14 out there before the pre-release.  Images will come later, and the cards probably won’t be autoscripted for a while.  I’m in the process of rewriting a bunch of stuff so a more hefty update will come later.

Jul 09

Encounter at Amon Dîn

“Time is short. See! The beacons of Gondor are alight, calling for aid. War is kindled. See, there is the fire on Amon Dîn.”
–Gandalf, The Return of the King

A censored version of Encounter at Amon Dîn, the third Adventure Pack in the Against the Shadow Cycle, is now available to play on OCTGN.

Jul 09

Where is Modern Masters & M14?

Hey all, we’ve had Modern Masters card data in the game def for a while, but they have been proxy images.  The source that makes the high-quality scans has had troubles acquiring a complete set to scan so it’s taken a lot longer than normal to release the image pack.

Here is a temporary image pack for Modern Masters, which contains older printings of the cards instead of the new ones: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xwdhfltrctqnzw/ModernMastersV0.9.o8c. (Credit to [can’t remember who])  The proper image pack will be posted in the Downloads page when it is finished.

M14 card text will be added to the game in the next few days.

Jul 08

First match casts of the A:NR Invitational Tournament have been posted

In case you didn’t know, there’s an invitational tournament going on at the moment. 4 known community members and 4 known strategists have been invited to participate in this small 3-round single-eliminaton tournament. The idea being that people with interesting ideas will make interesting decks to play each other while other good players record and comment on the gameplay. Read the link above for the full details.

I was included as part of the community members and decided to participate as part of the community members and I went in with my NBN “Flytrap” and my Kate “Fast-Hate” deck and played my matches yesterday. I’m not going to post my results yet though, until those videos are posted so you’ll have to wait to head my thoughts until then.

However the first two matchups of shobalk VS jopejope and Tuism VS sydwys8 have been posted online, so just make space for three hours to enjoy some high-level and experienced play

Post-Game Interview: Jopejope and Shobalk

Jul 07

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game on OCTGN


The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative game for 1-4 players made by Fantasy Flight Games.

The dark shadow creeps across the land, engulfing Middle-earth in harrowing despair. Not a single hero stands a chance against the terrible might of Sauron. Now the time has come for union. Only together can the heroes of Middle-earth hope to prevail in the coming war against the gathering darkness.

This site is the home to the LOTR game definition for the Online Card and Tabletop Gaming Network (OCTGN). Here you can find updates, release schedules, card packs, installation instructions, and guides to playing the game.

Jul 06

16 more HQ cards added

Take Ya With Me MRPAn addendum to the previous post: I just received 16 more images to add. In order to avoid forcing you to re-download everything (and me uploading 200Mb again), this time I’m providing them in their own file. Just install it after everything else, and it will replace everything that has been upgraded.

Grab the Image Pack for 06/07/2013 here

(Many thanks to OneSidedDie again)

The new pack contains both HQ of images that we didn’t have before, as well as a few MRPs (Most Recent Printings) of HQ cards we had before, but which had been errata’d (Like “Take Ya With Me”)

Jul 04

~72k anonymized games dataset

I recently got a new export out from the slaghund and I’ve prepared an anonymized version for people to crunch. This includes all the game stats but player names have been anonymized but still consistent from game to game.

Unfortunately these stats will contain some dirty stats, such as people doing test games against themselves and so on, but these should be statistically insignificant. However if you see something like a corporation flatlining, you can safely delete the entry.

You can download the export here.

Also worth mentioning is that the Alpha BGG League has ended a few days ago. shobalk and his troupe of magical stat-crunching elves are already preparing the league’s results and if you want, you can also get your hands on them.

Jul 03

Mage Wars

Latest release includes more promo cards, bug fix for the channeling phase and a sneak preview of a new feature (try double clicking on a spell while face-up).

The new promo cards are included in the normal image pack download.

Jul 03


Renegade Squadron MobilizationNew version has been pushed out to fix the renegade squadron mobilization malfunctioning and working only if an opponent’s action made a unit leave play (rather than only when an opponent’s unit left play)

Also added two confirmation dialogues to prevent mistakes. One is if you try to play a Unit or Enhancement outside the deployment phase. The game will ask if you’re sure you’re allowed to play that card out of order.

The other is when you double click a unit participating in the engagement before the strike phase. Until now the game would silently jump to the strike phase, autocalculating the edge in the process. Originally this was though this way to allow for faster play, but I’ve noticed that this rather led to a lot of mistakes by players double clicking a unit in an engagement by mistake, and the game jumping too far forward, confusing them.

Now the game will ask you to confirm you’ve resolved the edge battle if you’re trying to strike outside of the strike phase.

Jul 03

200 more High Quality cards added

With the help of community member OneSidedDie, I’ve now updated the High Quality Image pack with ~200 new images. You’ll have to redownload the whole image pack again to get those I needed to update the existing package (rather than uploading a new file) because I’ve fixed the card Martyr’s Mirror which had the “Martyr’s Cross” image wrongly. So I decided to repackage.

It’s a big download (~170 Mb) but worth it.

I’ve also updated the low quality pack and removed the cards I’ve just put in the high quality pack. You should redownload that if you’re going to use it, or you can just make sure you install it first, so that the low quality images are overwritten afterwards.