Originally Posted by Shino'sDad
Jordan Markle in charge of following through. Underlined leads me to believe there is an underlying hope someone takes the project as a whole into their hands and runs with it. In all honesty, please prove me wrong, Mr. Sparkle, I'll be interested to see the results.
It's the Brady that's doing that because he a computer programming wizard (even though this doesn't seem to hard, just time consuming). I'm going for Accounting after high school.
Originally Posted by matthewlow
I coded a deckbuilder and card library for the Inuyasha TCG for my senior project way back in 2006. We didn't quite finish, but came pretty close and then the game died. I think the search engine made it (apostrophes create bugs), but had some difficulty with the deck builder, until one of my coding team came up with modeling the deck builder like a shopping cart.
We had it work in multiple panes where you chose an option (like type of card or element) which would open another pane and present another option (subtype, like Platoon, Squad, Reinforcement, etc.).
We used PHP along with mySQL to access the database to grab cards. Those were the days... That was fun. Now I don't really code anymore, only because I don't (for now) do any coding in my profession.
I know how much work goes into this and how cool it will be when you're done. I have an Excel deck list that you can use to export to, and would love to see the code when you're done. My primary language is Java, so this would be a nice journey down memory lane.
You should have built in restrictions for the number of cards that can go into a deck (rogue list), which can allow you to modify the individual cards in the search engine. I think the hardest part will be inserting all the cards into the database. I'd start with block legal for now.
I actually already have the entire database built. I just added set 28 and all the card images. I think the biggest issue I'm going to have is trying to find somewhere to host it for free.
It would be helpful if there were others who were knowledgeable enough to run the application before I released it to give me feedback (if you are capable of importing a mysql dump file and compiling and running java code, you are in good shape). I will provide a github url after the project is a little further along.