Jul 17

Update all Game/Set Links

Game devs, please remember to update the Game and Set URLs in your feeds to point to the new wordpress locations for your game, as the forum has been deactivated.  Any games still pointing to download links in the forums won’t work anymore.

Jul 11

2013 Champion Cards – Added!

Restarting OCTGN should make it fetch the new update, the ImagePack for the champion cards can be found here.

Jul 11

KoF Added – UFS up and running!

KoF XII has been added, with partial rules text. It will be updated to completion over the weekend.

The game can be installed by following the directions here.

Image Packs can be found at – http://www.mediafire.com/folder/7x5tzceztx3of/Image_Packs

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.