Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Deck Building Utilities (Update March 2011)

A new version of the "Fragments of Elder Library Deck Builder" (FELDB) has been published in March 2011. FELDB v2.6.0 Beta(!) has fixed a number of issues (including the infamous Blood Brothers bug). A list of the changes can be found on vekn.net. Here's the update of the basic information:

Fragments of Elder Library Deck Builder ("FELDB")
Current Version: 2.6.0
Author(s): Balasz Kuno Kiss
Homepage: Bala's FELDB website
Description: After the ELDB ("Elder Library Deck Builder") was no longer maintained, the ELDB's author David Andersion-Davila published the sources and FELDB was the result of the development with serious improvements over the old program.
  • Card List & Inventory
    • complete card list with card texts
    • complete collection of pictures of actual cards.
    • basic ability to filter and sort cards, this could be better, especially when compared to the ARDB.
    • card inventory can be kept, but needs to be used carefully when updating to the next version or expansion.
  • Deck Building
    • offers the basic functionality of deck builder
    • includes some statistical information about the decks as well as card drawing simulation
    • ability to store decks in native format (*.eld), as text (*.txt), HTML file (*.html) or for use with JOL (*.jol).
  • Other Features
    • deck manager functionality (now with legality check)
    • VEKN Number, Event's Date, Event's Name on the DeckInfo tab (for organizers and princes)
    • several import/export options for decks and inventories
    • usually the quickest update after an expansion has been released
    • can update card database from White Wolf website
Cost: free software
OS Platforms: Windows
Expansion Updates: about 1 to 2 weeks after an expansion has been released.
Expansions: all VtES expansions.
Latest Posting: 01/Mar/2011

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