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Cockatrice is an open-source, multiplatform program for playing tabletop card games over a network.

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  • State of Izzet phoenix
    I'd suggest going to any deck browsing site (like and glancing at the top decks and seeing which one interests you. It's okay to post and ask questions about decks if you're not sure how one works (I personally struggled understanding how legacy control decks can seem to run 0 win conditions but also have no issues winning games for instance). When you find... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Found a way to “play” any kind of deck with friends
    Props for your resourcefulness, but you could just use Cockatrice, or XMage. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Not Magic, not Pokémon: Moonfarmer, our own cardgame!
    Go to and download the software, installing it afterwards;. Source: over 1 year ago
  • [MOM] Invasion of Alara
    Https:// - haven't used this too much myself but this one does have built in servers and decent controls. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I sometimes miss the fun of low-cost Magic, but have realized the hobby is really expensive. Are there any low-cost ways to play?
    My favorite is Cockatrice even though you sound like a mostly in person seeking fellow. It is a web application that is like a card game simulator, it plays magic and can auto update to show you card images, doesn't cost a dime and theoretically could play other games like Android Netrunner if you really wanted to, downside is it sometimes changes domains if the authorities try and shut it down, but the last one... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Daily Questions Thread - Ask All Your Magic Related Questions Here!
    You're unlikely to find an app that doesn't require time/money/people to play with. Magic Online costs money. Arena costs playtime (you don't have to pay a cent to get the cards you want). Technically a platform like Cockatrice lets users create public lobbies, but it's much better to find people to play with ahead of time than to join random lobbies. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I love commander a lot, but man the prices get me down.
    In addition to tabletop simulator, Untap and Cockatrice are both excellent options for playing online. You can use all of these (or even just the test sandbox mode in deck building websites like Moxfield) with OBS to play on Spelltable, allowing you to play digital decks against other people with paper decks. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Player profiles, why Marvel Snap's collection method is getting so much pushback.
    Then there's fan made simulators of physical card games, like Talishar for Flesh & Blood and Jinteki for Androind: Netrunner. Though a bit clunky, I guess Cockatrice and Tabletop Simulator could also count as solutions to prohibitively expensive formats of MtG. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Daily Questions Thread - Ask All Your Magic Related Questions Here!
    I personally use Cockatrice. They're also developing a web version called Webatrice. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Just played my first game of Magic.
    Totally understand that. It's not as nice looking as YGOPRO, but there's Cockatrice. It can be a little clunky and unintuitive at first, but it does have full game functionality and a full card database. It can be a little clunky to get up and running and learning the hot keys, but this quick video clears everything up. Source: over 1 year ago
  • [2022 321/365] Snurmuring Snystic
    The set is designed to be played on Cockatrice first and foremost, but I'll also be providing resources to print-and-play the cube once it's complete as well. There'll be pre-made PDFs and suggestions for how to handle the conjure cards in paper and all that sort of thing. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Daily Questions Thread - Ask All Your Magic Related Questions Here!
    You can use Xmage or Cockatrice as dedicated online free platforms, or Untap for in-browser gameplay (Untap has no built in rules engine, so be careful that you're following the rules!). There is also a small but dedicated group that play on Tabletop Simulator if you have it. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What (hopefully free) games should we play in our honors video game class?
    Cockatrice is a nice small lightweight tabletop option that lets you install it, load in a deck, register+join the server, and play. No rules enforcement though so you'd probably want to have a few simple decks and some basic knowledge of the game. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Daily Questions Thread - Ask All Your Magic Related Questions Here!
    I don't know about AI, but Cockatrice lets you play against other players for free. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • The Gamer's Wharf has officially spread to Cockatrice Discord
    You can find the invite link and everything about Cockatrice here. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Getting into MTG
    So there is Cockatrice but it doesn’t have the rules built in, so it relies on everyone knowing the rules to play. All cards for free, build as many decks as you want, play with people online, or just make a room by yourself to test a deck out. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What's everyone working on this week (36/2022)?
    It asks the user a few questions about the decks they want to generate and then goes to town, ending with a new .XML file that works as a custom set for cockatrice as well as a deck file for every generated deck. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Does anyone know of a way to play long distance?
    Https:// (my personal favorite) to have the paper experience in a client fully optimized for card games. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Want to get into pauper.
    Only option for free is using a different program than MTGO like Source: about 2 years ago
  • Using Cockatrice to Play with Custom Cards and Rulesets
    Basically, it uses an app called Cockatrice, which is used to simulate playing paper Magic the Gathering online. The program doesn't resolve player actions itself, which means you have to manually change units' power/health, draw cards, track your mana, and so on. As such, the system is basically rules-agnostic, and can be played with LoR rules, just as if you printed the cards out and were playing in real life.... Source: about 2 years ago
  • im a desperate fool at the end of my pitiful rope!
    Digitally there is Cockatrice and its Discord. Source: about 2 years ago

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