mtg hologram duels?

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Posted on Dec. 28, 2018, 7:50 a.m. by vasarto77

Ignoring the terrible story, bad characters, not following the rules of the game or any of the cards, playing cards that don't or never did or will exist and ALL of the other problems the Yugioh cartoon series had, one thing about it REALLY interested me and kept me watching when I was younger and that was the hologram duels!

Do you guys think that it might be possible, through either hologram technology or some sort of 2-4 player VR system that a yugioh like mtg battle can take place? Would it ever have an impact on how we play or make competitive playing more fun if stuff like that existed? Imagine playing a Sigil Captain then watching how cool he looks after you stack a Armadillo Cloak and a Behemoth Sledge and watch him go to town on your opponent and his creatures in all his completely realistic but hologram 3d goodness!

Think that's ever gonna happen? Even in 20 years?

Demarge says... #2

We will probably never get a paper to hologram system for mtg, we might one day see every card put into arena in 20 years. If there is ever a game engine and modeling tools that could allow game artists create hundreds of assets for a single creature with every enhancement option (heavily why yugioh has such restrictions on enhancement cards) with a cost to the company being around a grand and get each card done at 1 week deadlines. Though atm the cost for just the game assets to make UMA draft format would probably cost around one or two AAA game budgets on a 3-5 year timeframe. It could be cool, but wizards chess for chess tournaments might be a more realistic first goal. Or maybe an overly dramatic retelling of a pro tour top 8 movie where most of the decks shared many of the spells (now I wanna see a yugioh style anime where they take the likeness of pros for hologram battle tournaments).

December 28, 2018 8:25 a.m.

Icbrgr says... #3

I don't see yugioh style holograms happening in any shape or form in our lifetimes... but Maybe it would come in a different form... like integrating MTGO/Arena with 3D Television or those V.R. headset things people game with these days?

December 28, 2018 10:26 a.m.

RedmundR2 says... #4

The problem with doing magic cards as holograms would be some magic creatures are so incredibly large that if you want to have a realistic looking representation you would need a gigantic hologram unless you want to have mini versions of the creatures. imagine a to-scale hologram of Emrakul, the Promised End in real life that would be horrifying lmao

December 28, 2018 10:28 a.m. Edited.

smackjack says... #5

I dont think the size of creatures is whats holding back holo magic :D

December 28, 2018 6:38 p.m.

dbpunk says... #6

The biggest thing holding back a holomtg is probably the number of cards.

Like even in standard there are over a thousand cards. Not to mention tokens, emblems, etc. Having semi-unique holograms for each of those? That would be a lot of memory for any program.

December 28, 2018 7:37 p.m.

legendofa says... #7

I've thought about this idea myself. The problem I keep thinking of is how to display effects that don't really have a physical representation, like Curiosity or Blackmail. Also, something like Sickening Shoal or Dismember would get pretty graphic.

It's a fun idea, and a computer with enough memory and processing power might be developed in the next few decades, but the execution would take as much work as anything else.

December 29, 2018 9:01 p.m.

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