Game guide (PDF here
Macig the Gambling is a card game played over tcp/ip that is inspired by the much greater and awesome card game: Magic the Gathering. A Macig the Gambling match is generally quicker than a Magic the Gathering match and more luck (gambling) is involved. Goal
The goal of the game is to take control of 4 Mana Squares. This is accomplished by attacking the squares with your unit cards. Once you have attacked and gained control of a square you will drain Mana of that squares color at the beginning of your turn. Mana is good since this is what you use to pay for cards. Unit cards
Unit cards are one of two card types in Macig the Gambling. You can tell a card is a unit card on its power number (located with a large font on the top right side of the card).
Unit cards are used to attack Mana squares and as the game progresses these squares are normally occupied by your rivals units. When playing a unit on a Mana square that belongs to your rival a fight takes place. Fighting in Macig the Gambling is quite simple; each unit deals damage corresponding to its power to the other unit. The result of a fight can lead to the following 4 situations:
- Both unit dies and the Mana square is left empty for any unit to take.
- No unit dies and your unit card is returned with full HP to your hand.
- Your unit dies which sucks but can be ok since your rivals unit is at least damaged.
- Rival unit dies which is great because now you own the Mana square and will drain mana to your pool next turn (The amount you drain depends on your units Mana drain value which defaults to 1).
There are a three more things to say about units.
- You can only play 1 unit each round.
- Your units regenerate HP at the beginning of your turn.
- Units can have special bonuses depending on what Mana square they occupy.
There are several different unit bonuses in Macig the Gambling. I will not explain them all but I will give you some examples and then you can figure out the rest yourself. ATK: + 1:
Unit has a power increase of 1 when it attacks any mana square.ATK BIO: + 2:
Unit has a power increase of 2 if it attacks the BIO mana square.REGEN: +1:
Unit will regain 1 additional HP at the beginning of your turn (default: 1). MANA: +1:
Unit will drain one additional Mana from its Mana square at the beginning of your turn (default: 1). MANA BIO: +1:
Unit will drain one additional Mana each turn if it occupies the BIO Mana square.HP PSY: +3:
Unit will have 3 more in Max HP if it occupies the PSY Mana square.Action cards
Action cards are the rest of the cards in Macig the Gambling. These cards can only be played on units and they all alter the targeted unitís stats in one way or another. The syntax used on these cards is the same as the syntax used for special bonuses on unit cards so I donít think they need a longer introduction. You can play as many action cards as you like each turn.Mana
Mana is used to play cards in Macig the Gambling. If a card has no Mana symbol and no mana number on its top right corner, donít worry, this only means that the card can be played for free. As mentioned before you collect mana by occupying Mana squares, but there is still some vagueness on the matter of using mana.
Mana is used by spending it (adding it to your Mana pool) before playing (clicking on) a card. Mana is spent by clicking on the Mana symbols located in the bottom right corner of the playing field. Playing a card will totally empty your spent mana so donít use more mana than you need. The number displayed on the right of the mana symbols are your total amount of mana in that color and the number displayed on the left are your spent mana in that color.Your hand
At the beginning of your turn there are always 4 cards in your hand. This means that if you play all 4 cards from your hand you will get 4 new cards next round. Cards in your hand that you cannot play or doesnít help you at the moment can always be discarded with a right click.
You can always discard cards by right clicking them. A good player generally discards a lot of cards but he/she also knows when itís a good time to save the cards. Important
Thatís all, enjoy the game!/BjŲrn ďLazyĒ Olsson 2011
- You can always discard cards by right clicking them. A good player generally discards a lot of cards but he/she also knows when itís a good time to save them.
- Macig the Gambling uses port: 12222
- Type /surrender in the chat box to give up.