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DescriptionThe popular card game comes to the computer.
In single player mode, you start with a small deck of cards/spells, wander the land exploring dungeons and battling monsters (and their spefic spell decks). Along the way, you win/lose spell cards, go to markets to trade or buy new ones, and pick up world magics and more life. The game ends when you defeat the 5 powerful elemental wizards.
Multi-player mode supports deck creation from any of the cards, as well as random "sealed deck" games.
This game supported cards from Alpha, Beta, Unlimited and Revised and 4th edition. It also had 12 new cards from the "Astral Set" made specifically for the game.
- "魔法风云会" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "MTG" -- Official abbreviation
- "Magic: Die Zusammenkunft" -- German title
Part of the Following Group
|The 2nd attempt to bring the card game into the computer realm. Worked perfectly.||Indra was here (20905)|
|Good, light Magic||Frecklefoot (203)|
|If you like M:TG, the game is great...||Chris Martin (1204)|
|Game.EXE||Mar, 1997||100 out of 100||100|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Mar 20, 1997||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Apr 02, 1997||86 out of 100||86|
|Coming Soon Magazine||Apr, 1997||84 out of 100||84|
|Power Play||Mar, 1997||83 out of 100||83|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1997||80|
|PC Joker||Apr, 1997||75 out of 100||75|
|PC Games (Germany)||Apr, 1997||74 out of 100||74|
|GameSpot||Apr 03, 1997||7.2 out of 10||72|
|Gamesmania.de||1997||70 out of 100||70|
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PatchIn 1999, Internet play arrived via a patch that allowed players to use TEN (the Total Entertainment Network.)
ReferencesThe data for all the cards in the game (type, name, description, etc.) is contained in a file called "master.csv" which is actually a .xls spreadsheet which can be easily read by Microsoft Excel. While it's fairly useless to edit it (saving changes leaves you with a corrupt game) it's interesting to note the amount of development-related jokes and references you can find in there. For instance, there's a "Terror from the Deep" card with an amusing description that refers obviously to Microprose's X-COM: Terror from the Deep, as well as other MPS games.
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Related Web Sites
- MicroProse Games Magic: The Gathering (official page of the game at the MicroProse website, archived copy from 1996 by the Wayback Machine)
Tony Van (2855) added Magic: The Gathering (Windows) on Dec 05, 1999
Credits (91 people)
73 developers, 18 thanks
Matthew Bell, Barbara Miller, Todd Bilger, Kevin Boehm, Stacey Clark, Gregory Foertsch, Frank Frazier (Lead Artist), David Inscore, Barbara Jeznach, Robert Kathman, Betsy Kirk, Daniel Mycka, Katharine Seman, Charles Shenton