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Overview

Mtgdb.Gui is a free and opensource application for Windows to help Magic the Gathering players build decks. Card search features are well-thought, powerful and intutive. The search can be limited to the cards from user's own collection. Search for similar cards shows you cards with similar text and / or generated mana.

Mtgdb.Gui supports several ways to input decks and collection. Some of them are blazingly fast like drag-n-drop as well as copy and paste operations from other applications or websites.

Decks can be saved in various formats compatible with other MTG-related applications such as Magic the Gathering Online, Forge or XMage.

Diagrams give you a high-level understanding of what is your current workset like. The simplest example of a diagram is mana curve.

You can analyze your deck or collection from different angles by building your own diagram. It is conceptually the same as building pivot table or pivot diagram in Excel.

Feature list

Feature Illustration
Database contains all MTG sets up to Core Set 2019 and Commander 2018 ../raw/master/out/help/s/Ixalan_crop.jpg
Built-in update. Images, data and the program itself are updated from Update window ../raw/master/out/help/s/update_window.jpg
Import collection from Magic The Gathering Online. You can also load and save decks in MTGO-compatible format. details
Drag-n-drop and copy-paste deck to instantly import deck from websites and external applications details
Deck editor details
Collection editor details

Sample hand, draw and mulligan simulation

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Supported deck formats

Cockatrice supports the deck format used by Magarena

Patched by me Riiak's DotP 2014 Deck Builder supports Forge deck format
Filters

One-click filter buttons let you instantly filter cards by common properties such as abilities Flying, Haste, type, manacost and so on.

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Textual search bar with Lucene syntax.

Supports syntax highlighting and intellisense.

Search for similar cards shows you cards with similar text and / or generated mana.

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Search bar in deck list lets you find decks by their properties e.g. LandCount

You can also find cards that belong to the decks you've found.

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Filter by legality ../raw/master/out/help/s/filter_legality.jpg
Filter by cards in your collection ../raw/master/out/help/l/filter_manager.jpg
Filter by cards in your deck
Choose between AND / OR operators to combine filters

Show or hide card duplicates in search result.

Namesakes can be confusing when creating a deck or analyzing some deck or collection -related statistics.

However sometimes you need duplicates so that you can put into your deck a specific version of a beautiful island.

Check Show duplicates button to show all variants of a card.

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Sort by most fields, sort by multiple fields

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Diagrams

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Zoom

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Showing card back for flipped cards or meld pair / melded card for meld cards details

Undo / redo changes in deck, filters and so on. Works even after closing the program and starting it again.

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Translations to all languages supported by Gatherer. Including russian, spanish, portugal and etc. ../raw/master/out/help/l/translations.jpg
Printing proxies on A4 paper ../raw/master/out/help/s/proxy.jpg
Tooltips on most user interface elements ../raw/master/out/help/s/sort.jpg
Search result highlighting ../raw/master/out/help/s/Filter_example.jpg

Using images from Mtgdb.Gui in Forge. With High Quality images anything gets prettier :)

UPDATE: as for year 2018 Forge's native card images have become way better rendering this feature obsolete.

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Using card images you already have with Mtgdb.Gui details
Showing the last card removed from deck in search result even if it doesn't matches filter The people who used Magic Duel's online deck builder will understand me. It is such an annoying thing when you have a filter, then you remove a card, and you cannot quickly undo as the card disappears from search result.
This help can also be considered a feature worth mentioning  

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