No, I don’t have an idea on how to do magic nor does this post have anything to do with magic tricks. What I’m referring to in this post is the Magic the Gathering card game. If you don’t have an idea on the game try surfing it on the net, its really a cool game!
I have learned Magic when I was in highschool and if not for its high prices I would maybe have still played it up to today. The prices for each card reach thousands and building decks will really bottom out your wallet! It was the only problem I saw with Magic and it led me to forget the thought of ever playing it again. It was just discouraging not to get the cards you want because of the fact you just cant afford them -*-
But with this problem I came up with the idea of creating a free lan based Magic the Gathering computer game! If one would create a free game like this, there wont be a need to pay anything just to play Magic! If you think about it, if you have a database of all the cards in Magic and you know all the rules, making the game is very possible! The biggest hurdle would be to get the list of all cards, including their details(mana cost, type, rule text, etc.) but if you would be able to get those list of cards then it would be as relatively easy as making a poker game! Now, I have thought of ways to get those list and it turns out I think wizards.com(makers of Magic) has a search page for all cards. I think with a little bit of expertise in web programming, maybe someone could gather all the cards from this page and maybe export it into an xml file or any kind of format. I would not know how to do this but I think this is very feasible but of course its definitely not easy.
Now if any bored person is reading my blog who knows how to do this and has a lot of free time, maybe you could give life to this little idea of mine. Share your knowledge and make Magic the Gathering enjoyable for me again (very unlikely, but its worth a try :p)
I guess it would be stealing and pirating the game, but still!!!! Damn Intellectual property rights things.. -*- haha! Well is it still stealing if the game is freeware? oowweell.. dats ol.