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How to play commander on BA

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How to play commander on BA

Postby FranAvalon » 15 Jun 2011, 13:24

Starting on release 1.29.1, BA supports commander format. Here is a few steps to play it.

How to play commander

1.- Your deck need a special card that you can find on deckbuilder called "Commander". Add it to your deck
2.- Select your commander and your deck according Commander rules.
3.- In this momment you will get a deck with 101 cards, a hundred from the deck plus "commander" card. Save it.
4.- Open the deck using a text editor as notepad or something similar so. At the end of the file add this line: #STARTEMBLEMS and press enter to a new line.
5.- look for your commander on the deck list, cut it and paste on the botton of the text file.
6.- To set the player life to 40 write this line on the top of the deck file: #LIFE 40
7.- Save the file.
8.- Now you can just start a regular game using your commander deck. You will notice that commander mulligan is implemented. If you want keep your hand just press the "OK" button or click on X to close the window. Commander mulligan works as it is defined on Commander rules.
9.- to cast your commander just add neccesary mana to your mana pool and you will found on "action window" an option to cast it.

NOTE: Undo option over basic lands are dissabled when you play commander.
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby jmartus » 09 Oct 2011, 05:49

I have the commander card in the deck and a creature I want to be my commander how do I make the creature my commander card.
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Marek14 » 09 Oct 2011, 06:20

See bullet points 4 and 5.
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 03 Apr 2012, 21:07

I made a commander deck (which, by the way, should contain 99 cards +1 commander card, not 100 +1) and I want to play against the computer giving it the same deck. The app crashes after I press OK. Does the AI know to play 100 card decks or just constructed 60?
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby FranAvalon » 04 Apr 2012, 05:12

Please, post the deck and i will check it
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 04 Apr 2012, 17:22

Here it is.

If it helps, here are the details from crash report:

Application Name: BotArena.exe
Application Version: 1.38.1.0
Application Timestamp: 4f76f4c2
Fault Module Name: Conflux.dll
Fault Module Version: 1.38.1.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4f76eef7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000360a5
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby FranAvalon » 05 Apr 2012, 17:11

I've found the problem. It is a weird interaction between its trigger and the command zone. We must think how to fix it.

Thx for reporting it :)
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 05 Apr 2012, 17:17

You are welcome. So the problem is caused by Progenitus itself? Hmmm, this means I can't make any other Commander deck with Proggy?
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby FranAvalon » 05 Apr 2012, 17:28

Yeah. Progenitus was the guilty :D

I think that it is fixed. Please try it. I attach a new Conflux dll. Just overwrite the old one :)
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 05 Apr 2012, 17:48

Yes, it works now. Thank you very much :D
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 07 Apr 2012, 01:06

I noticed another problem. At the beginning of the game, I can see Progenitus in my commander zone. However, when I have enough mana to cast it, there is no commander card in the commander zone anymore. Same thing happens to computer player.
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby FranAvalon » 07 Apr 2012, 07:22

I am away from my home for some time. I will try it when i go back
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 07 Apr 2012, 20:51

It seems like the commander card is shuffled in the deck after the first turn.
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Re: How to play commander on BA

Postby Xenocyde » 19 Apr 2012, 15:52

Is there a way to fix this? I find BotArena quite good for testing my Commander decks and I'd really appreciate it if you could fix this :)
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