Decklist generator, draft parser and autocard hover

Welcome to my site that apart from hosting my Magic: The Gathering Alters also hosts several tools that can help those that have a Magic: The Gathering blog or personal webpage. The tools consist of a deck generator, Magic Online draft parser, and autocard/hover generator.

There are two versions of the deck generator - an offline version and an online version. The online version doesn't use a database to sort the data which means that you will have to do the sorting by yourself. Suggested method is below (How to enter data - video).

The offline version of the deck generator can sort the cards because it uses a database data to sort the cards by type. If you want to use that instead you can download it from here. Download it, unzip it in a folder and open index.html. The downside of the offline version is that you will have to redownload it when a new set comes out (in order for it to be able to sort the cards). Just check this site to see which is the last set added.

Offline Deck Generator - up to Guilds of Ravnica.

These tools wouldn't have come to existence if it weren't for Paul Emerson Leicht who wrote the original deckbuilder. I rewrote it and bring you an updated version(s). Its intended use is for PureMTGO but you are free to use it anywhere you wish. There are three versions - one that links to Gatherer (and doesn't have PureMTGO logo on it), second one that links to MTGOTraders, and third one that also links to MTGOTraders but also contains download links.

If you want a Magic Online draft file parser to get a visual view go here (I need feedback, so if you have any let me know so I can change it accordingly!).

If you like the autocard/hover on PureMTGO I created a tool for that too. It can be accessed from here here.

How to use my tools

Instructions: How to incorporate decklist into your page/post

After you generate your decklist you need to copy two things to the page - styles and deck code.

First copy everything from "CSS to copy:" and paste it somewhere on the page (it can be placed anywhere but between <HEAD> and </HEAD> is advised). If this wasn't clear, the styles should be copied only once per page.

Next you copy the generated code for the decklist found in "HTML to copy" text area and paste it where you want.

If you wish to generate more decklists you should refresh (press F5) the page before generating code for another decklist.

If you are using MTGOTraders version with PureMTGO logo please always add Sideboard, if it is not present add an empty line, break and space on the next line (press Enter, Enter, Spacebar) to show the "Sideboard:".

Here are examples of the output

Death and Taxes
by stsung, 500tix
 


4
3
1
1
4
4
4
1
2
2
4
4
1
1
1
3
1
3
8
4
4
Sideboard:
1
1
1
1
3
2
2
 

Pack: 1 Pick: 1
Pick: Jace, the Mind Sculptor




How to enter data - text documentation

Since the deck generator doesn't sort cards, I suggest you to upload the decklist to MTGGoldfish and copy the relevant data (see video above). The data should be entered in this manner. The sideboard follows after an empty line. Split cards have to be entered in this format [Name] // [Name2]. Example: Commit // Memory.

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder

1 Rest in Peace

If you are using the text generator you can add additional text or html code when entering the decklist. In order to be ported to the HTML code it has to be followed by 'space' (don't use numbers because those will automatically be recognized as cards). There is space after colon in both cases, otherwise it won't work - see image that includes non-printable characters. Otherwise you can just edit output HTML code you'll get.

Example

<BR><B>Spells: </B>
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder

1 Rest in Peace

Spells:
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder

1 Rest in Peace

If you are in the visual view and you want to show specific versions of the cards you can add &set=[set code].

1 Snapcaster Mage&set=ISD
1 Deathrite Shaman&set=RTR
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor&set=WWK

If you are using MTGOTraders version with PureMTGO logo please always add Sideboard, if it is not present add an empty line, break and space on the next line (press Enter, Enter, Spacebar) to show the "Sideboard:".

Example of input data showing nonprintable characters