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Legends of Code and Magic --- introduction to a card game AI competition

8 Aug 2018

This month we are going to run an interactive session and take part in an ongoing card game AI contest. If you’ve ever played Magic the Gathering or Hearthstone, you will feel at home. With a deck of cards we will summon creatures, attack enemies and use defensive and offensive items to gain advantage over the opponents AI.

If you always wanted to participate in an AI contest but didn’t know where to start, this is the event for you. We will introduce the rules of the game and starting from a very simple bot, fight our way through the contest leagues, revealing more complexity on the way. We will make many suggestions but leave the choice of the exact strategy to you, so you can have fun playing the game in your unique style :)

All you will need, is a laptop with a decent browser. If your Python powers are weak, worry not — you can always team-up with someone more experienced and learn a few things on the way.

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