From Dvorak - A Blank-Card Game
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|To play Dvorak: Draw five cards each and leave the rest as a draw pile. On your turn, draw a card from the draw pile and play one Thing and/or one Action. (See the full rules.)|
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Redone from the ground up.
Kinda complicated, but simple enough to learn.
Magic Unlimited is played between 2 players, with the players taking turns to cast spells. Compared to Dvorak, almost this entire game is made up of Actions, known as spells, though some spells create what are very similar to temporary Things. However, neither term is used in this game.
There are twelve kinds of magic, based on colors: White, Red, Orange, Brown, Yellow, Gray, Green, Blue, Violet, Black, Gold, and Silver. Each player will have their own deck and discard pile, and each deck is based on a theme of one or more colors. Each color has its own style of play. This is not to be confused with magic styles, discussed later. For example, White is mainly healing spells, with spells to support a style of play based around healing spells.
During each turn, a player may take up to three actions. An action is casting a spell, drawing a card, or discarding a card. While discarding a card may seem disadvantageous, there are spells that can look at your hand and use your spells against you. Any of the three actions not used can be uedon your opponent's turn in response to something they d to you, such as attack or look at your hand. You may not play a card on your opponent's turn if the action does not directly affect you, unless the card states otherwise.
These are all the basic rules. The next section is more information about the types of magic, which can be used to improve your playing style or learn more about how to build a better deck.
Types of Magic
How Magic is Divided.
Magic is divided into 3 types, each of which is further divided into 2 subtypes, each of which are divided into several catagories.
The first type is offensive magic, divided into direct and indirect damage subtypes. Direct damage cards are divided into HP and MP attacking, and defense attacking. HP and MP attacking cards are obvious in what they do, while defense attacking cards directly attack whatever defenses your opponent has set up, be they magic shields or stone walls. Indirect damage cards are different from direct damage cards in that they do damage according to a key. The two subtypes are damage over time, which drain HP or MP every so often, and curse, which afflict the opponent with a condition that causes some sort of effect whenever the trigger is activated. An example would be if a curse card said 'Whenever the opponent draws a card, the opponent loses 10 HP'.
The second type is defensive magic, divided into protecting magic and healing magic. Protecting magic is divided into shields, which create a barrier to protet you, counterspells, spells that can block a spell and send it back at the opponent in the same action, and dormant defense spells, which are spells that you can use an action to place face down on the table, and use at any time, without any additional cost. Healing magic is divided into HP and MP healing, which restore those things, and defense healing, which repair shields.
The final type of magic is just all other spells, appropriately called 'other spells'. Other spells are divided into assist magic and standalone magic, based on if they affect another spell or create an effect on their own. Assist magic is divided into three categories, all of which increase the power of something: damage increasing, healing increasing, and defense increasing. These increase the power of these cards, and can create very powerful combos. For example, say a damage increasing card that multiplies damage by 10 for 5 turns is played on a continous damage card that normally does 10 HP damage per turn. The change is that 100 HP damage is done every turn for five turns, which can easily win a game. Standalone spells include: searching, viewing, and reusing magic, all of which are fairly self-explanatory. Searching magic finds cards in the deck or allows you to steal a card from your opponent, viewing magic allows you to see cards you normally cannot see, and reusing magic allows you to do just that - reuse magic from the discard pile. In addition, some spells do not fall under assist or standalone, and fall in an 'other' subtype. There is only one category currently defined under this subtype, which is sacrificial magic. This kind of magic usually inolves making a sacrifice for some kind of gain. Other spells are also in the 'other' subtype, but do not yet have a defining category.
The colors and their information.
White's focus is on keeping a few strong defenses healthy all of the time, as well as keeping your HP and MP at maximum. White does well mixed with defensve colors, particularly Gray and Violet.
Red's focus is on keeping a strong offensive line at all times. For a more balanced deck, mix with a defensive or healing color, or mix with Orange or Gold to strengthen your offense while neglecting your defense.
Uses/Theme: Defense Through Offense
Orange's focus is to keep the opponent on the defensive all of the time, in order to compensate for the absent defense. Add White or a few key defensive cards to keep yourself in the game longer.
Uses/Theme: Negate opponent's offensive capabilities
Brown's focus is on making sure the opponent cannot attack you, while building up for a strong, slow attack. Red or Orange speed up the offense, and Yellow can help to make your opponent unable to defend themself.
Uses/Theme: Negate opponent's defensive capabilities
Yellow's focus is on destroying defensive abilities, opening up room for more attacks by you. A defensive color can help remove Yellow's weakness of a slow to build up defense.
Gray's focus is on keeping a strong defensive line at all times. For a more balanced deck, mix with an offensive or controlling color, or mix with Violet or Silver to strengthen your defense while neglecting your offense.
Uses/Theme: Slow, continous damage
Green's focus is on keeping the opponent afflicted with curses and every-turn damage spells. Defensive colors help you bide your time until the endgame.
Blue's focus is on controlling your opponent's actions, giving you more time to build a strong offense and defense. Mix with other colors to create an offensive or defensive deck, or leave on its own to depend more on controlling your opponent.
Uses/Theme: Offense Through Defense
Violet's focus is to keep the opponent on the offense in order to keep Violet's defenses from becoming invincible. Mix with a more offensive color to speeed up the extremely slow offense.
Uses/Theme: Trickery and Treachery
Black's focus is on tricking other colors into falling into traps. Black is also the only color to make heavy use of sacrificial cards, sacrificing its own defenses to take out the opponent's, and then mounting a quick attack. Mix with any color to vary the style of play.
Uses/Theme: Balanced, leaning toward offense
Gold's focus is to keep a balanced offense and defense, with a slight focus toward offense. Mix with offensive colors to strengthen this.
Uses/Theme: Balanced, leaning toward defense
Silver's focus is to keep a balanced offense and defense, with a slight focus toward defense. Mix with defensive colors to strengthen this.