Feature List

Sophisticated and highly enjoyable design
Play booster draft against 7 simulated opponents
Practise sealed deck
Browse Innistrad, Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored editions
Supports Theros, core sets Magic 2012, Magic 2013 and Magic 2014, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze, Modern Masters plus the classic Ravnica block
Separate main deck and sideboard
Foil cards
Deck statistics
Sample hand, draw cards, mulligan
Mana curve and color distribution graphics
Add/Remove cards from wish list
Create booster
Full-screen gallery view
Multi-card grid view (for high resolution mobile devices or tablets)
Compact list view
100% offline mode (after complete initial card download)
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Card languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Animated flipping of double-faced cards

Friday, April 27, 2012

Update 1. 3 – Avacyn Restored

Hey there!

We have another update for you: Avacyn Restored drafting! With prerelease events taking place all over the world, we thought it was about time to launch an MTG Booster update on the very same day the new set hits stores shelves. And here it is, ready for drafting.

Only time will tell the real strength of each Avacyn card, so for now the simulated players pick according to their judgment of how cards will perform, without those cards having seen play ever. So, if some opponent’s picks are a bit off, please be patient. In about two weeks there will be another update to improve opponent’s gameplay, as the experience with the new set will allow us to up-rate and down-rate some of the cards. Especially the new Miracle mechanism will have to be explored.

More new features in MTG Booster: You can now freely choose the editions you want to draft. We have configured some typical presets (triple Innistrad, triple Avacyn Restored and Dark Ascension-Innistrad-Innistrad), but if you want to draft a different crazy format, go ahead.

Also we have received some complaints about booster randomness. Players have reported that the same cards keep showing up in the boosters. Truth is, we have not been able to confirm and reproduce the bug. We tested this, programming a routine that opens 1000 virtual packs and counts how often each card shows up. The analysis shows that every card in the set shows up in a frequency according to its rarity. In any case we have done some research on the topic of pseudo-random number generation and have replaced the random-generator we were using by a random-generator widely accepted as the one with most randomized results. In any case, please let us know if boosters are still un-random and in what way (repeating rares? Repeating double-sided cards? Always the same common artifact?) and we will investigate the case. 

And that’s it for now. If you have any question or suggestion, do not hesitate to write us an email. Enjoy drafting Avacyn Restored and take care.


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