Monday, March 5, 2012

Deck Building Utilities (Update February 2012)

The latest version of the VtES deckbuilding utility Sutekh has been released last week (on Feb. 29th, 2012). Sutkeh version 0.8.1 is a minor update which fixes a critical issue with updating the card list from the website (caused by a change in the character encoding used by

Current Version: 0.8.1
Author(s): Sutekh Development Team (hogdestar & nitwit)
Homepage: Sutekh on Sourceforge
Description: According to the developers, Sutekh aims to be the Swiss army knife of VtES card management applications, but it is somewhat awkward to use in the first place when you're used to FELDB or ARDB, mostly because the overview pane for the cards is missing. Also there's no distinction between library and crypt cards, and card lists, decks, collection inventory, etc. are done by so called card sets and are treated the same way.

  • Card List & Inventory
    • complete card list with card texts.
    • complete collection of pictures of actual cards (although not always the latest version of the card is used).
    • basic ability to filter, but sorting cards and an overview list (spread sheet style) is lacking.
    • card inventory, even with ability to store information on cards originating from different expansions.
    • statistical analysis on decks, cardsets, clans, etc.
  • Deck Building
    • offers the basic functionality of a deck builder.
    • includes some statistical information about the decks as well as card drawing simulation.
    • ability to store decks in native format (*.xml).
    • ability to export data for FELDB (*.eld), ARDB, Secret Library, Lackey, JOL (*.jol), as well as CSV file or for use in forum (BBCode).
  • Other Features
    • decks and collections are named card sets and are essentially treated the same way.
    • uses card database from VEKN website.
Cost: free software
OS Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Linux (Fedora & Ubuntu)
Expansion Updates: n/a
Expansions: all VtES expansions.
Latest Posting: 29/Feb/2012

More info on the release cam be found on and the Sutekh webpage on SourceForge. Issues with the program may be reported by emailing "sutekh /dash/ users (/at/) lists (/dot/) sourceforge (/dot/) net".


Nitwit said...

You can get a overview of the cards by selecting the extra columns to show in the card set profile (although we don't handle card text that elegantly). You can also change how the cards are grouped there.

The displayed list can be sorted by any of the columns shown.

You can have the same card set open in multiple panes, so you can easily replicate the split "Crypt/Library" view, should you want to.

extrala said...

Thanks for the information! After installation I tested a few things with the program, but, of course, I wasn't able to explore all of the possibilities the program has to offer.