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20 Life - Magic The Gathering Life Counter

By Aficionado

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The first gesture interaction life counter solely for Magic The Gathering TCG.

• Swipe up and down to quickly increase or decrease your life count.
• Swipe left and right to manage up to three counters at a time.
• Plus & minus to increase & decrease life.
• Swipe right on the main screen to view your game history.

Tired of doing math? Us too!

No more fiddling around with numbers on a screen or using tiny buttons to add and remove life - use those gestures! Swipe left and right to change between walker, life, and poison counters. Slide up and down to rapidly add or subtract points from a player. Single-finger-tap will remove one point at a time and two-finger-tap will add one point at a time!


- Attacked by your opponent for 4 life points? Swipe down or tap 4 minus times!
- Gain 8 life with some magical elixir? Swipe up or tap minus 8 times.

Sure you'd be awesome at Magic The Gathering, if only you could have mastered elementary mathematics...? Quit fussing with dice and counting on your fingers, this app is for you.

Our experts have researched exactly how point-keeping works in MTG and have deciphered the advanced algorithm dreamed up by Wizards of the Coast - all simplified into one app! You no longer need to spin 20 sided dice around for hours trying to figure out which side holds the numeral 20 or figure out what 20 minus 4 is.

Don't allow your life goal of going to the MTG World Championships be thwarted any longer by arithmetic! Download 20 Life now and start concentrating on playing the game without a PhD in astrophysics! This app has been MTG nerd approved!

We've read your feedback and have accounted for it! Hope you like the changes!

What's New in Version 1.5

We've read your feedback and have accounted for it! Hope you like the changes!

New Stuff in 1.5:
- History View (swipe right on main screen)
- Plus & minus in addition to slide up / down to change life.
- The app keeps your device on (finally!).
- iPhone 5 Support.
- Pink ponies.


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Customer Reviews

Great UI but still flawed

There needs to be more options to be set. First of all, I don't need to roll in app all the time, especially between games in a single match. Why do I have to roll every time to get to the life totals? Also why can't I start a new game right away rather than have to go back to the main page and hit one of the history matches to start a new game? Also the extra counters should be customizable and they should be able to be turned off. I don't need an edh counter and a poison counter i should be able to turn it off. Plus EDH commander damage us calculated per commander so one extra counter isn't that useful. Also I should be able to have both life totals facing me so I can manipulate it more easily than have to do it upside down. And why is one of the tabs called walker instead of poison?

The description talks about two finger tap. Doesn't work. I assume it's because you added the plus and minus buttons.

My biggest gripe is not being able to easily reset the life totals back to 20.

Would be perfect if not for one big drawback

I love this app! This is hands down my favorite app for recording life-totals in Magic the Gathering. Version 1.0 had a couple of flaws, but the developer listened to user feedback, and took care of all but the smallest issues with 1.5! I would highly recommend this to all Magic players.

Though, if there is a 1.6, I'd still love to see a few small changes:
- I love the tap to roll for who goes first, it is a great addition, but the fade in is a little slow. It's a nice effect, but it gets old waiting so long for it.
- The gradients are very pretty, but they favor black/white a little too heavily, and it would be nice if there were support for more than two colors.
- The new features are great, but have hurt the clean UI's usability just a bit. I don't really have any suggestions for that, just to keep thinking of ways to clean things up and elegantly incorporate features. You've done a fantastic job so far!
- Despite my last request, I'd still like to see options for flipping a coin and possibly rolling a d6. It's easy enough to find an actual coin, but since it is a fairly common element in modern games, it would be nice if everything I needed was in one place.

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to the next version and your next app.

Lacks rotation support, but otherwise great!

I previously wrote a moderately negative review due to features that this update contains. Thanks to the dev for fixing things! Upgrading from 3 to 4 stars - the fifth star will come when rotation is supported. (See below.)

This app is great on the iPad, though it does lack one feature that would be very helpful: screen rotation support. I use it on my iPad during tournaments, when there often isn't a lot of room. Because of this, I'll leave my iPad propped up sideways in its case, which puts the counters sideways. This app is sorely lacking screen rotation support for precisely this scenario. Thus, when the iPad is sideways, the numbers and text are always sideways. It's annoying, but hardly catastrophic.

20 Life - Magic The Gathering Life Counter
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 5.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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