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Forge is an implementation of Magic the Gathering that lets you play against a computer AI opponent using most of the rules of a real game. You can construct decks for you and the computer to play with, currently 18475 (and counting) cards are available.

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One of the best computer translation of a non-computer games ever made, MicroProse's Magic: The Gathering not only deserves a Hall of Fame status for its faithful rendition of Wizard of the Coast's blockbuster trading card game of the same name, but also for the numerous innovations that are only possible as a computer game.

For the uninitiated (and have never played Master of Magic before), Magic: The Gathering the card game pits two players, as powerful wizards, against each other in a magical duel, where each wizard can cast spells, summon monsters, and invoke various enchantments or curses. The game is turn-based, with each turn comprising several phases. The rules are too intricate to go into detail here - suffice it to say that there are 5 colors, i.e. disciplines of magic, each with its own characteristic appropriate to that element. Blue, for example, is water, which prefers illusions and guile. Therefore, there are many blue illusion spells, and 99% of all blue monsters you can summon can swim. Green, on the other hand, represents Earth. You will therefore find many regeneration cards and forest creatures in this discipline. There are many types of cards: enchantment (which typically lasts infinitely, as long as it's maintained and not destroyed), creatures (which you summon), instant (spells that can be cast only once; the card must be discarded after use), land (gives our mana), artifacts, and more.

This computer game version, in contrast to the horrendous BattleMage game from Acclaim which is based on the same license, truly brings all the fun and subtleties of the card game to life via an elegant point-and-click interface and excellent graphics that does justice to the cards' original intricate artwork.

Not content with giving the players just a card game rendition, MicroProse wraps the entire card-game mechanics around an epic fantasy storyline, set in the world of Shandalar. As a novice but noble wizard, your goal is to defeat the powerful evil wizards who are wrecking havoc on the land. After creating your character, you start with a random deck, which include very standard (i.e. not very powerful) cards, most of the color of your choice. You amass more powerful cards by winning duels with wandering monsters, or taking on quests in the various villages using the multiple-choice interface that is based on a simplified version of Darklands engine.

The game also introduces a new concept of gems: which are difficult to obtain, but can be used as currency to trade for powerful, permanent artifacts that enhance your wizard's power (for instance, magical boots that lets him walk quicker than normal). There are 5 powerful wizards, one for each color, whom you must defeat, each of whom reside in a heavily-guarded fortress.

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The bad news (and my only big gripe with the game) is that you cannot save in these castles (or any dungeon, for that matter). This means that you will have to replay many, many hours of stressful duels if you die right before getting to the damn room where the enemy wizard is in. Of course, defeating each of them gives you a great sense of accomplishment, and the best news is that all the minions of that wizard disappear forever from the game. No more centaurs once you defeat the green wizard, for example.

Another nice touch is the fact that every time you defeat a monster, you will see its boss lose some magical power (they are all psionically connected, it seems). It is therefore possible to gauge your progress, and see when the wizard is weakened enough for you to summon the confidence to attack his or her stronghold.

Virtually infinitely replayable, with gorgeous SVGA cards and backdrops, an extremely elegant gameplay interface, and a challenging AI, Magic: The Gathering is a definite must-have for every strategy gamer's collection. If you have never played the card game before, this computerized version could turn you into a hapless addict. And if you're a fan of SimTex' Master of Magic which is based on the card game, you're in for a real treat. *

Note: For some strange reason, Hasbro has stopped selling this original game, but they still sell Spells of the Ancient, a great expansion pack that not only allows you to use additional cards, but also adds the much-needed multiplayer mode (called 'ManaLink'), and an authentic 'sealed deck' option that is used in real MtG tournaments. Duels of the Planeswalkers, the last and best of the MtG games, boasts a much-improved AI, more cards, and multiplayer modes. It is therefore the most 'complete' of all MtG games, and so is well worth hunting down on on-line stores and auction sites.

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Magic: The Gathering has an addon available: Magic: The Gathering - Spells of the Ancients, don't miss it!

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An updated version named Duels of the Planeswalkers is available, with all the Spells of the Ancients add-on, in its original format and the reworked 2010 edition. This page has the original version of the game.

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LJW19122020-05-050 point

For everyone who's commented asking what to do, the game should come as an archive file, extract that to a folder using winzip/WinRAR or whatever, and that's it. All you have to do is click on the application icon in the folder (Should be the Black mana symbol-type skull). There's no install or anything, if that's where the confusion lies. Windows 10/64bit, in case anyone was wondering :)

admin2020-03-043 points

Check out the Duels of the Planeswalkers page to get the upgraded 2010 version, Clickbaitsucker did not find it.

Clickbaitsucker2020-03-03-11 points

This 'site' posts 5 versions of the game, all with the same mode. It's a BROKEN version of Shandalar.
If you look online, there is a forum, on it is not only Shandalar, but the expander version, working for windows 10, with updated builds to stop the crashes.
No, not giving a link. Just be creative with your google searches and you will find it. Just understand I have given the 6 words to be entered, above, that will take you to a magic website of a slightly different nature.

Tuktuk2019-04-172 points

This youtuber has the right instructions to get this game and run it on Windows 10:

Jacksmith5412018-09-09-4 points

you need windows 99 or 95 to run this program

OhMyrGod2018-07-020 point

Whenever I try to run the game I get an error that it could not load Dave's Extra Cool Timer and a phone number to call

Fernando2018-06-27-1 point

It doesn't work on windows 7 64 bits.

J Bizel2018-05-181 point

Okay I have a stupid question. Which file that I download is not a pdf file?

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J Bizel2018-05-183 points

When the download finishes I don't know what to do next. Also I'm here because I rewatched Projared play this for like the 4th time. So if someone could tell me how to get the game launched that would be great


dude2018-04-214 points

hey so i'm new to this type of thing but how do i play this? I downloaded it and got the files but i dont know what to do form there?

MonsterDad2017-12-31-6 points

Best game ever worst damn programming on top of it the game is shit all versions even new updated plays great then it goes to shit and the programming has some cheating going on i have seen the game take extra turns with no spell at all i have seen the game just shut down cuz its losing - 5 stars from me thats a minus sign -5 stars cuz it sucks even when im in shandalar and i pick up dice in the castles the game locks up and i do not want to hear a single person say its me i have played this on 7 different computers and 5 different operating systems same result every single time

pruet2017-10-103 points

happens every time, i can play. then when i wanna look at my deck or buy cards, it wont allow me and the game crashes.
pretty annoying, even tried the deck builder fix, didnt help. any ideas? something im doing wrong maybe?
running win 10

Purple2017-09-163 points

I saw ProJared's playthrough of this, and it looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully this download works with Wine.

jor2017-07-220 point

never mind I fixed it

jor2017-07-22-3 points

when ever I try to launch the game it says it needs Microsoft windows. can you help?

Ekiouja2016-11-300 point

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The phenomenal success of Wizards of the Coast's Magic collectible card game is unparalleled in card gaming history. Although it stands to reason that computer games based upon this property would probably be a success, an automatic assumption of accomplishment is not always warranted (see Magic: The Gathering - Battlemage). However, in the case of Magic: The Gathering for Windows, MicroProse has cast a successful spell.

The guts of this title consist of the card game itself, populated with almost 400 actual Magic cards that can be used in play. Cards are used to cast spells, and most spells are split by color: White magic enables healing and protection, Red magic is fueled by the power of fire and earth, Blue magic is drawn from the strength of air and water, Green magic is spawned from the force of nature, and Black magic is bred from the might of death and decay. Each color has a specific type of land, called Mana, which must be used to supply power of the correct color to cast any spell. There are also colorless Artifact cards, which can be powered by any color combination of Mana. The player will also find twelve special cards created especially for this product, called the Astral Set, which do not appear in printed card format.

There are a couple of different varieties of gaming available in Magic: The Gathering, although they are all geared toward playing the card game itself. First, the player can simply play the card game against opponents sporting different decks. Players can duel in single-match mode against one opponent, or in a ladder-style tournament against a collection of opponents. To aid the player in building a killer deck, a Deck Builder utility is also included with the product, enabling the player to add cards to or delete cards from his deck. Decks created in this way can be saved, and tested against the decks of the AI opponents. For those of a more adventurous ilk, an RPG-like adventure game is also included. The player's responsibility is to travel the world of Shandalar, dueling creatures and wizards for control of the magical land. As play progresses, the player will discover new cards hidden on the map, as well as have the opportunity to buy those of his choosing. He will encounter dungeons and crypts populated by monsters of different varieties, each equipped with a deck of Magic cards accentuating strengths in certain types of magic. When an enemy is encountered, the player will be taken to the Duel screen to fight the battle.

Overall, this is an exceptional game with a few, very minor difficulties that do not detract from the finished product. MicroProse has done an outstanding job in translating what is a very difficult and complex game into a product that is accessible for both novices and experts alike.

Graphics: Although I have heard a few complaints about the graphics used for the adventure map of Shandalar, the average player will not spend enough time there to be concerned with this. The graphics in the Duel portion of this game are remarkable, with some cards showing a real, 3D look in 16-bit graphics mode.

Sound: The sound is occasionally scratchy, and it sounds to me as though some sounds play louder than others. However, this is a minor quibble.

Enjoyment: For anyone who enjoys the challenges of a magical, mystical world, this is an ideal product. Anyone who is already a fan of the Magic card game should absolutely adore this product.

Replay Value: Replay value is high, because of several factors. The player can select from numerous opponents to battle in tournament fashion, and the world of Shandalar is regenerated anew at the start of each new game.

The eponymous Magic: The Gathering is quite easily the best adaptation of the collectible card game you will ever play. While it adds an adventure storyline aspect to the game, it doesn't sacrifice the heart of the card game upon which it is based.

Essentially, the game features to main play modes - 'World' and 'Duel'.

Duel mode consists of a quick match or series of matches against your opponent using one of many prebuilt decks or using one of your own design. You can choose from a comprehensive collection of Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Revised, and 4th Edition core sets, as well as the Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, and The Dark expansions. Alternatively, Duel mode can be played as a sealed deck format tournament, starting with six sealed starter boxes or booster packs of your choosing.

World mode is the story campaign of the game. You find yourself in the world of Shandalar where five wizards, one from each of the governing colours of MTG, are conspiring to raise a great evil. It is up to you to prevent them from bringing destruction to the world. You start with a basic deck of one or more colours, depending on the difficulty level you choose upon starting the game. Cards are won by ante, found, earned through quests, etc.

The user interface while dueling can seem a little convoluted at first, but handles the play mechanics of the card game well - players familiar with the Magic: The Gathering card game will feel right at home once they get used to this UI. Players unfamiliar with the card game may have a slightly hard time getting into and learning the game but an interactive Tutorial has been included to facilitate this.

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