Zovc

2008-07-01, 03:58 PM

Hey there, I've been sparingly working on something over the past few weeks, and I decided to share what I have with GiantITP.

I don't know how many of you are Magic: The Gathering players, but I Recently started going to FNM, and I've acquired a taste for competitive Magic. I also enjoy "making Magic" with programs like Magic Set Editor (http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/), so I tried to combine the two.

First of all, I'd like to say that I understand that Wizards does not use a system like this for making their cards, and that most players' judgments are good enough; however, I'd like to make a balanced, universal medium for making custom cards ready for internal competitive play.

Table of Contents:

Introduction and The Value of Mana

Creatures (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520249&posted=1#post4520249)

Artifacts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520266&posted=1#post4520266)

Instants and Sorceries (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520276&posted=1#post4520276)

Enchantments (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520283&posted=1#post4520283)

Lands (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520290&posted=1#post4520290)

I expected it to be quite hard to determine the value of mana; based on what I currently have, it wasn't. I'm not saying that I have determined the exact value of mana, but I have gotten a fairly solid, mathematical value for diferent types of mana.

First of all, numbers are equal to an ammount of colorless mana, or five-color mana. I called it five-color mana just now for synergy with a later theory.

So, (1) is equal to 1, (2) is equal to 2, (3) is equal to 3, and so on. You can pay any of those with any color of mana.

Colored mana (Solid Red, Green, Black, Blue, or White) (C) is logically more expensive than colorless mana, because you can only pay for it with one type of mana. Based on my calculations, (C) is equal to 1.5 mana.

With the value of five-color mana and the value of one-color mana determined, you can then determine the value of hybrid mana. If you have (1) = (C/C/C/C/C) = 1 and (C) = 1.5, you can do simple increments to figure out (C/C/C/C), (C/C/C), and (C/C).

(C/C/C/C/C) = 1

(C/C/C/C) = 1.125

(C/C/C) = 1.25

(C/C) = 1.375

(C) = 1.5

What can you use these numbers for? Refer to posts below (or use the table of contents above) to find out.

This is all I have time to post for now, but I'll be back later and will be able to relay what I've got on creatures.

I don't know how many of you are Magic: The Gathering players, but I Recently started going to FNM, and I've acquired a taste for competitive Magic. I also enjoy "making Magic" with programs like Magic Set Editor (http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/), so I tried to combine the two.

First of all, I'd like to say that I understand that Wizards does not use a system like this for making their cards, and that most players' judgments are good enough; however, I'd like to make a balanced, universal medium for making custom cards ready for internal competitive play.

Table of Contents:

Introduction and The Value of Mana

Creatures (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520249&posted=1#post4520249)

Artifacts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520266&posted=1#post4520266)

Instants and Sorceries (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520276&posted=1#post4520276)

Enchantments (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520283&posted=1#post4520283)

Lands (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4520290&posted=1#post4520290)

I expected it to be quite hard to determine the value of mana; based on what I currently have, it wasn't. I'm not saying that I have determined the exact value of mana, but I have gotten a fairly solid, mathematical value for diferent types of mana.

First of all, numbers are equal to an ammount of colorless mana, or five-color mana. I called it five-color mana just now for synergy with a later theory.

So, (1) is equal to 1, (2) is equal to 2, (3) is equal to 3, and so on. You can pay any of those with any color of mana.

Colored mana (Solid Red, Green, Black, Blue, or White) (C) is logically more expensive than colorless mana, because you can only pay for it with one type of mana. Based on my calculations, (C) is equal to 1.5 mana.

With the value of five-color mana and the value of one-color mana determined, you can then determine the value of hybrid mana. If you have (1) = (C/C/C/C/C) = 1 and (C) = 1.5, you can do simple increments to figure out (C/C/C/C), (C/C/C), and (C/C).

(C/C/C/C/C) = 1

(C/C/C/C) = 1.125

(C/C/C) = 1.25

(C/C) = 1.375

(C) = 1.5

What can you use these numbers for? Refer to posts below (or use the table of contents above) to find out.

This is all I have time to post for now, but I'll be back later and will be able to relay what I've got on creatures.