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Virtual Grid Combat Engine

I’m developing Virtual Grid Combat Engine (VGCE), a plugin for RPG Maker MV. Ideally the party and enemies are placed in grids to allow more strategic combat by enabling attacks such as sweeping a row or blasting a column of enemies. The party in 2×2 grid at the bottom. Enemies are placed in grids ideally 3×3 for difficulty balance. More grids mean more enemies may appear at once if so desired, but may raise the game’s difficulty.

So far, I have placed the party members in a grid, as shown below.

Party members placed in 2x2 grid.
Party members placed in 2×2 grid.
Battle status window centered during action.
Battle status window centered during action.

MTG Utilities: Mana

The code for inserting mana symbols is [ mana]cost[/mana]. Put the entire cost inside. Hybrid halves and Phyrexian mana should be separated by a slash ‘/’, in any order. Use 2 for monocolor hybrid and P for Phyrexian. Put a semicolon between the numbers if there are two consecutively, but want them to show up separately.

These are the valid letters, numbers, and hybrids that can be used within the mana tags:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
b c e g h i p q r s t u w x y z
w/u u/w u/b b/u b/r r/b r/g g/r w/b b/w u/r r/u b/g g/b r/w w/r g/u u/g
2/w w/2 2/u u/2 2/b b/2 2/r r/2 2/g g/2
p/w w/p p/u u/p p/b b/p p/r r/p p/g g/p

and their corresponding symbols:




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MTG Utilities: Overview

MTG Utilities is a plugin for WordPress that consists of three major functions to assist and enhance your blog:

  • Card links and images, using [ card ] [ /card ]
  • Deck lists, using [ deck ] [ /deck ]
  • Mana symbols, using [ mana ] [ /mana ]

Last updated 11-04-16 v2.0
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Default URL to card database query:
http://magiccards.info/query?q=!
Default URL to card image query:
http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?type=card&name=

For more information, instructions, and examples about the MTG Utilities plugin for WordPress, please read the following posts:

MTG Utilities: Making of a WordPress Plugin

Since this is a blog, I shall blog about the process of the creation of a WordPress plugin that provides basic utilities for Magic: the Gathering blogs (such as the one you’re reading now). This plugin I shall dub “MTG Utilities”. There are a few MTG plugins out there and together they seem to work fine. But I want a single plugin that provides what I need and it should be somewhat customizable and flexible. The main code will be ported from my mod I made for Simple Machines forums.

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