What is Multiverse?
How to use Multiverse: View and Comment on Cards
You can view and comment on most cards without any form of registration. Simply browse the set's cards, using the Visual Spoiler or other views, and add your comments using the text box on each card's page.
You can explore a cardset in a few ways:
- Visual Spoiler: The easiest way to view the whole cardset in one page.
- Recent Activity: Use this view to keep up-to-date with recent comments and changes to cardsets you're interested in.
- Full Cardlist: This sortable view lets you sort the cards by colour, rarity, type, number of comments, and so on, so you can find cards you're particularly interested in.
How to use Multiverse: Add Cards
There are two ways to get cards into Multiverse. You can either add them one at a time using the New Card page, or import several cards at once using the Import Data page.
The New Card page lets you specify each of the properties of a card, in the place where you'd expect to find them on a card.
- The card's name goes in the box at the top-left.
- The card's mana cost goes in the box at the top-right.
Enter mana costs in any of these forms:
- The card's supertype, type and subtypes go in the three
boxes at centre left.
Supertypes are Legendary, Snow, or Basic.
Types are Creature, Artifact, Enchantment, Land, Sorcery, Instant, Planeswalker, and Tribal.
Subtypes are creature types such as Wizard, land types such as Island, and so on.
You can also enter the supertypes, types, and subtypes all in the Type field (the second box). Multiverse will try to sensibly split them. For example, if you enter "Legendary Creature - Goblin Warrior" in the type field, the resulting card will have supertype Legendary, type Creature, and subtypes Goblin Warrior.
- The card's rarity is selected from the drop-down at the centre right. Currently available rarities are common, uncommon, rare and mythic rare.
- The card's rules text goes in the first large text box
below the type line and rarity.
Any content in parentheses
()will be displayed in italics.
Certain abbreviations are expanded if entered in the text box:
enters the battlefield
until end of turn
//becomes a linebreak (you may also enter linebreaks directly)
CARDNAMEbecome the card's name
- The card's flavour text goes in the second large text area, below the rules text. The contents of this field will be in italics on the card.
- The card's power, toughness and/or loyalty go in the boxes at bottom-right. Planeswalker loyalty should go in the toughness box (the rightmost).
You can also specify some other options for a card.
- If your card's frame is different to what would be deduced from its mana cost – for example, cards such as Transguild Courier or Hypergenesis that specify their colour – you can manually specify this using the frame drop-down list. You should also use this to colour the text box of a nonbasic land if it's affiliated with one or two colours.
- If your cardset uses a code for each card – such as
CW01– you can enter it in the Code field. If you don't use this field, you can remove it in the cardset configuration page.
- If you want to store some cards in the cardset without having them displayed in the visual spoiler, you can mark cards as inactive. If you don't use this field, you can remove it in the cardset configuration page.
You can add large numbers of cards to Multiverse at once by using the Import Data page.
If you've designed your cards elsewhere, you can import them into Multiverse with this page.
You should export your set data in a Character-Separated Values format (CSV), where field values are separated by a comma or other single character. You must provide a formatting line to tell us which order your fields are in and what character is serving as your separating character. The formatting line must contain only your separating character and any subset of the following field names in any order:
name, manacost, supertype, type, subtype, rarity, rulestext, flavourtext, power, toughness, loyalty, art_url, image_url, artist, code, colour, colour_indicator, active, watermark, comment
comment. A field may not be repeated, nor may it and its alias both be present.
Any fields may be omitted. In conjunction with the "Replace with new" option, non-specified fields for existing cards will be left as they are. You can use this to make partial edits en masse.
colour field is omitted, the colour will then be deduced from each card's mana cost.
For logical fields like
active, values of
0 or empty ("") are interpreted as false; any other value is interpreted as true.
comment field, if nonempty, will be used to create an initial comment on the card (or when replacing, add a new comment).
Every line in the data must contain the same number of the separating character, or be entirely blank.
An example formatting line, using the separating character
In this example, for each card, the colour will be deduced from the mana cost, the rarity will default to common, the flavour text will default to empty, and no initial comments will be created.
You can specify what action should be taken if imported cards have the same
code as existing cards in the cardset. "Replace with new" will overwrite the old card with the new data; "Preserve old" will abandon the imported card and leave the old card unchanged; "Duplicate" will create a new card in the database with the same name and/or code as the old card, which will be left unchanged.
If a card being imported has the same (nonempty)
code as an existing card in your cardset before the import, and the same
name as a different existing card in your cardset, the
code rather than the
name will be used to determine the "old card".
The recognised values of the
colour field are:
colour field is not specified, it will be deduced from the type and mana cost. However, the colour affiliation of lands will not be deduced; you must specify them (or edit the imported cards afterwards).