The perfect app for any and all kinds of round-robin tournaments where everybody meets everybody!|
Includes a bunch of bonus features for people that play the card game "Magic: The Gathering". However Magic Tournament Wizard is not only for MTG players -- it works for all kinds of events where you need to keep track of score!
The various counters intended for Magic: TG can of course be used for other purposes as well, such as minding factors inside a round (for example when one round consists of several sub-rounds).
Magic Tournament Wizard is not intended soley for the person managing the current tournament, it is also the perfect tool for participants!
+ Quick to get going
Select number of players and rounds, press a button and you have a new tournament going.
+ Easy to manage
Press the match that has finished and then simply select who won or if it was a draw.
+ Offers a good overview
All matches are presented in a table where each vertical column is a round.
+ Live results
As soon as a match has finished the score list is updated with the current results. As soon as someone loses the lead you will know.
+ No hassle with names (if you don't bother)
The players can always be recognized as "P1" or "P2" etc, it is not required to enter names.
+ Supports player names
However if you wish you can name each player to keep track of them more easily. Just type the first player's name and press enter to move onto typing player two's name.
+ Supports player notes
You can write a separate memo for each player. You never know when it may come in handy.
+ 10 easily separated colors
Tell the players apart by looking at the colors. Looking for player 12? Filter out all matches with your eye that don't contain the color red and you'll find who you're looking for in no-time.
+ "Score nudgers" for a more just tournament
By the press of a button you can have the app recalculate the score list a bit differently. Will attempt to balance scores depending on the number of matches played in comparison to others and on how good their opponents were (skill-levels are calculated on-the-fly from the played matches).
Includes two methods of solving a tie between players with the same final score (based on the Neustadtl and Buchholz score system).
+ Play all vs all or don't
There is no need to finish all matches in a tournament, call it quits whenever you want and just look at the current up-to-date score list. Use one of the score nudgers to balance the score for those that played less matches than other's.
+ Supports 100 players and/or 100 rounds
Have a huge tournament with 5000 matches. Think your phone can take it? Better start with lower numbers.
+ Odd or even player number is supported
If there's a odd number of players one of them gets a bye each round and wins on walkover.
+ Define the amount of points given
You can set how many points that should be given to a player when he wins, loses, has a draw or wins by walkover. The points can be changed at any time and the current tournament's score list is automatically updated with the new results.
+ Negative scores supported
If you want to you can award negative points for a loss. Or for a win/draw/walkover -- it's up to you, I'm sure you have your reasons.
+ Constant auto-save
Pretty much everything is automatically saved as soon as you do anything, including positions. Exit the application at any time without fear of losing anything. Your tournament is safe even if the phone suddenly runs out of power.
+ Smart loading
Everything is not loaded all at once when you launch the app, only what is needed when it is displayed. This makes for a fast startup time and makes it sensible to restart the app should it slow down a bit (less in memory means less work for the phone). If the current tournament's match-count is huge it loads a bit at a time to still make the app useable while it loads.
+ Zoom, rotate, drag... customize your view
If you think the tournament schedule would be easier to see from the side just double tap a button to rotate it 90 degrees. Single tap to rotate it manually with gestures, or scale it to zoom in on an arrow that you think is a little too small.
+ Smart dragging
Move your finger a little and the screen moves a little. Move it a little more and the screen moves a lot. By increasing the amount moved exponentially you will save both time and needless frustration when you need to jump to a different position.
MAGIC THE GATHERING RELATED FEATURES
+ Keep track of Life, Poison and Mana
Change a players current HP or poison count by the press of a button. Change the mana pool by holding down on "manapool" and dragging to the mana color that should be increased or decreased and release to increase/decrease it by one.
+ Up to 10 players supported
There are ten different "player boxes" with life/poison/mana counters in ten different colors. Of course you could use the other counters to count health of more players as well.
+ 60 additional counters
Displayed below and above the "player boxes" there are 30 counters on each row. Tap a empty box to add a new counter. Hold and drag over the five X symbols to remove the counter in a swipe motion.
+ Colorable counters
Differentiate between your counters by changing the counter background color and/or adding a symbol that is displayed below the counter. When making the counter simply hold and drag to the color/symbol you want and release to create the counter.
+ Zoom, rotate, drag... customize your view here too
If you want to only use the life counter you can just zoom in on it, hiding everything else while making the life number bigger and easier to read. If you are playing three players it might be a good idea to rotate the view 90 degrees so that three "player boxes" will fit on screen.
+ Viewable from several angles
All numbers are mirrored upwards so that you can lay the phone on the table while playing a match and have both you and your opponent clearly see the state of the different values.
+ Counters for both you and your opponent
The top row of counters are rotated so that your opponent may use them as well if he wish.
+ You can do a coin toss with the application
Use the included random number generator to flip a coin or determine player order with more players as well.
+ Powerful randomizer
An extensive randomization tool is included for all your possible random needs. Perfect for lazy roleplaying nights or that time you left your RPG die/dice at home.
By a single button press the following happens:
1 * [Coin toss]
The direction is viewable both graphically and in degrees with two decimals precision by pressing the illustration.
The ten 1-1000 rolls are used to determine player order, once the roll has finished they are sorted from largest to smallest. Could also be used for to roll on loot and so forth.
All six D4-D20 die rolls are summed and presented in a lookup table (for example to simulate throwing four D6 dices just look on row 2 column 4 in the sum table).
Three 10-char strings are also randomized if for some reason there would ever be a need for them (the strings are perfect for high-strength passwords. The first line only has alphabetical letters, both upper and lower case, while the second also has numbers and the third string includes special characters). Hey, why not?
It would be a hassle to have to exit Magic Tournament Wizard just to do a simple calculation. Use the included simple (yet clear) calculator instead. Shows the currently entered "formula" so you can double check your math input. Press the display to clear, press and hold the "!" for more keys and then release on the desired key. Currently supports: + - * /. What you enter is saved to memory so you can see your last calculation even if you had closed down the app.
+ Global notes
It happens that you want to write something down but you don't have a pen and paper handy. Well if you have this app running you can always write it here until you find some paper and a pen. Notice how the border/text color changes? When the color is different it means that you have unsaved changes in the field. Stop typing for a sec for it to go back to normal and save your notes.
+ Timer (Stopwatch)
Whether you are keeping track of the remaining tournament time or a pizza in the oven it is always good to have a trusty timer nearby. Just in case you are trying to clock your buddy's running speed the timer counts milliseconds and there is a lap button (the last 15 laps are saved). Supports counting backwards, can be changed while running.
You can add the timer to the overlay bar as well (close to the menu) so that it is always visible even when you are editing matches in the tournament.
The timer will continue to count time passed even when Magic Tournament Wizard is closed, or even when the phone is off. This does not consume any extra battery -- the timer simply calculates the time elapsed since it was started upon next app run using the phone's built-in calendar. The timer currently does not support setting the timer to a specific value manually or enabling an alarm. These two things are possible though and may be added if there is enough interest.
+ Easy to use
The menus are simple and the top overlay can be accessed from recognizable sliding-gestures. The physical menu button on the phone below the phone's display works as a shortcut to move the overlay up and down.
+ It's fast to change content
Numbers are changed using clear and press-friendly plus/minus arrows, or by other gestures. No need to bring up the phone keyboard just to change a value! Press to add/remove 1. Press and hold to continuously change the value, more the longer you hold. Move your still-pressed finger in the direction of the arrow to further increase the amount changed each frame, more the farther away from the arrow your finger is. Finally add/remove 5 at once by flicking your finger quickly over the arrow in the direction it is pointing.
+ Smooth animations
When a match finishes and the score list is updated it is clear what the effect was. Watch in real-time how players with more points pass by those with less as they travel to their new places in the list. Similar fades are used all over the app in order to make things obvious.
+ Value change clarification
When a number is changed a "clarifier" shows up briefly to display how much you have added or subtracted from the original number. If your hand is blocking the view you need only look at the clarifier instead. The change is reflected in four directions so that everybody that sits around your phone can clearly see how much the value was changed. Makes accidental arrow presses more noticable.
+ Pressed arrows glow for a while
Made a mistake and accidentally changed a value? No problem, just look for the red arrow and change it back. No harm done.
+ Menu short-hand
Accessing the app menu means pulling down the overlay. However if it is only pulled down a little bit it will remain at the top and show the menu items. This means you don't have to move your finger so much.