I recently discovered a free and pretty nifty little CCG playing program called LackeyCCG, and noticed you could add games to it via a plugin. I searched the Internet hoping that there was a plugin for Chaotic somewhere, but sadly there isn't any. So, despite having very little plugin coding experience and Chaotic being somewhat one of the more complex TCG's in terms of setup, I attempted to script a plugin for it to use in LackeyCCG, and 3 days later I've got to a stage where the Chaotic plugin should be usable to play games. I've tested much of it and it seems to work okay.
The plugin has many features beyond just being able to play the game, both against yourself and against others though. I added a feature that lets you "open" random packs of Chaotic boosters and starter decks (to open a starter deck as you'd get IRL, you need to open a starter deck and one of the 4 card starter exclusive packs) and create a sealed pool, so if you want to play a Sealed Deck format (1 starter deck and 5 boosters), you can!
I've included decklists for all the official Chaotic starter decks so if you just want to test the gameplay, just load one of them up. The plugin is completely self-contained, it will work and load the card images even when you are offline.
So, if anyone wants to give the plugin a test by playing a bit of Chaotic on LackeyCCG, download the ZIP from here: http://sta.sh/0266e79scvof (make sure you have LackeyCCG downloaded first), and just unzip the file into LackeyCCG's plugins directory. Beware, it's quite a large file. Sorry I don't have an autoupdate URL for it yet so only people using LackeyCCG on a computer can use it for now. It might take a while to figure out and get used to the interface, but most actions should be doable. If the demand is there, I'll see if i can write a tutorial on using the plugin. Each player does need to use their first and second turns to set up their side of the Battle Board (you need to flip down the Battlegear and Creatures before putting them onto the table in the first turn, and the second turn should be for flipping up creatures and adding mugic counters to them)
Note the card database is incomplete - all the cards are there, but those beyond DoP still need their card text and stat field filled out. I will get round to completing it but it will take a while given the sheer volume of data there is. But as it is, the cards can just be read to get all the info as I've added all the stats to the creature cards on the card images, it just means you can't search for cards beyond their name yet.
Oh, and if anybody has or can find any reasonably high-res images of the Chaotic playmats (like the ones that came in starter sets) that I can use as a custom LackeyCCG table skin, I'd like to see it and possibly implement it, since right now there is no real guides as to where to position the cards at the beginning.
If you do use this plugin (you don't necessarily need another person to test the functionality as LackeyCCG supports playing against yourself), please do leave me some feedback on things I need to add or fix, because there's probably things I've missed or things that don't work as they should (I haven't tested Aa'une's unique flip ability yet for example). If you have experience with LackeyCCG plugins and can suggest some improvements for the core code, I'm all ears. I just learned to script this from a combination of looking at the MTG plugin and going through LackeyCCG's tutorial.
And most of all: enjoy!
Oh, and a credit to Chiodosin1 for compiling the list of starter deck exclusives and starter deck contents on this forum, without it I wouldn't have been able to write the code to produce "realistic" random boosters, or provide the ready to use starter decklists included in the plugin.
EDIT: Changed the download link to link to the ZIP file with a fixed XML file, so now booster ratios should work normally when opening packs.
EDIT 2: Changed download link to link to my new improved version of the Chaotic plugin.
EDIT 3: I've created a second version of the plugin for fan and community made cards to enable them to be played with, called chaoticcustom. Download it here: http://sta.sh/0f2volcbdz6 - this is a separate plugin from the one linked above, so people who want to play with just official cards can use the "chaotic" plugin, and if you want to play with custom cards, use the "chaoticcustom" plugin. You can have both installed in your Lackey plugin directory.
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