Cajun Style Templates [M15 Textless and an M15 Altered Update]

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Thu, 2017-05-04 18:46
Cajun
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Figured I should collect these somewhere now that there's a full ten eleven twelve bunches of em now. To install, unzip the given folder, install any fonts you don't have, then move the folders into your Magic Set Editor/data folder.

M15 Pokemon and PokeWalkers
M15 Pokemon and PokeWalkers
First real template, basically just updating the New-Pokemon and PokeWalker frames to M15. Both frames have the evolution dropbar, and a image on the evolution node that can be toggled off in Style. Walkers will gain a 4th ability if entered like M15 Walkers.
Amonkhet Aftermath
Aftermath
Supports hybrid/multicolor/artifact, identities and tombstones, and now land frames and p/t boxes. The bottom frame hybrid is 'sideways' but you can set the blending to vertical to put it normally.
Amonkhet Invocations
Amonkhet Invocations
Wizards must have thought they were making an untemplatable monster with this, but it never stopped MSE before. Includes several style options to change to Invocation font, snap the cartouche, remove the mana ring and center the name and type, while including systems to replicate the carved-in set symbol and the hieroglyphs. Instead of an indicator, there is a casting cost field by the typeline. Be sure to install the included Invocation font file if you wish to use it.
Amonkhet Tall Tokens
Tall Tokens w/Clear Token
M15 tokens except the text token has been replaced with the full-text tokens some Embalm creatures use. Also includes Clear as a style option.
M15 Clear Tops
M15 Clear Tops
Basically Devoid in reverse. Made this for crushcastles23 so I don't actually know what you use it for but it looks cool.
M15 TriLevel
M15 TriLeveler
Adds some code to Levelers to allow for a level 0 arrow and mana symbols in the level box. For if you need weird stuff like this iguess. This includes an update to card_fields that is compatible with Melds 3-in-1.
M15 Scrolls
Ophorio Sagas/Scroll Frame
When some of us heard Invocations, we expected a scroll-like frame, the lost secrets and spells of a broken plane. We didn't get that at the time, but now I've made it happen. Through the style tab you can toggle the wax seal and its stamp, and using the pt box on creatures. Due to the font, there are two quirks to the font, + has to be added via Format->Insert Symbol, and the red hyphen in the typeline is a box, though it will be automagically fixed if your card uses the hyphen. You'll need to install the included font if you haven't already got it from a pre-8th frame.
M15 Future
M15 Future
This is basically the Future frame updated with the standard M15 border and Beleren font. The default type symbol has also been updated with Fortress and Aetherprint added, but this and the font can be reverted in the style menu. Additionally, the Colorless mana symbol symbol has been added to the casting cost font.
M15 Altered
M15 Altered

M15 Altered adds two style options that move the top and bottom of the text field. This allows you to fix text running into the pt box and stamp, and lets you format the text without the run of spaces. Setting these at 5|5 for all cards fixes most issues, and card-specific 5|14 will fix the few that still have flavor text running into the pt. Only about 1% of cards will need margins smaller than 5|5, for reference, 5|5 was too big for only 3 of the 444 cards in Ophorio. From here you can also play around with the numbers to fix all those cards where the formatting looks wonky, like Echoing Sunder here:
ABU Splits
ABU Splits and ABU Phyrexian Mana
A modification to the Old Split frame that uses ABU frames instead. Also includes an updated mana folder that adds Phyrexian Colorless Mana
Fusable Splits
Fusable Splits
This does some tweaks to the M15 Split template to make it line up with the ones seen in C16, and can be automatically converted to the Fuse template by typing anything into the Fuse textbox. It also adds a style option to disable the holofoil stamp if you find it still too in-the-way.
M15 Token Copies
M15 Token Copies
Alteration to Taller Tokens to create token copy cards with mana costs and rightleft-aligned names. Requested by Fenhl.
DKA Nyx and Miracle frames
Nyx DKA Promos
Miracle DKA Promos
These add Nyx and Miracle toppers to the DKA Promo frame. Requested by Sylph.
Story Spotlight and Color Indicator Updates
Normal Download Link
Download including M15 Extra and New Extra patches, only move the patches for templates you have or MSE will crash on startup. Delete magic-new-extra.mse-style and/or magic-m15-extra.mse-style if that happens.
This is an update to the base watermarks file, the identity file, and the blend scripts for the base templates, M15 Extra and New Extra. For watermarks, it adds the Story Spotlight watermark which is scripted to card color, darkens the Tarkir watermarks so they are more visible, adds the Alara watermarks that were posted to reddit awhile back. It also changes the scripting for 3, 4, and 5 color indicators so they are pie-shaped instead of striped as shown on the Grimlock transformer.
M15 Unstable Basics
M15 Unstable Basics
And due largely in part to solthanlas' arting efforts, we can now bring you the template for Unstable basic lands months before the set even drops!
M15 Doublefaced Ixalands and M15 Treasure Maps
Combined Zip
DFC Template - Single-Face Template
Took us a bit to get there but we finally have the Ixalan map template blanked, allowing you to make Ixalands and treasure maps to your hearts content. I plan to make a template fork for full art, and may do another template or an update to add in mana costs. PT is already supported on both frames.

M15 Textless
M15 Textless
M15 Textless is designed for the fullart version you see on the left there, but has a style option to make the text visible and editable, either for the modified DKA on the right, or to easily add text to these cards for exporting their rules text to Lackey, Cockatrice, or Planesculptors. It's also had a few modifications carried over from M15 Altered.

Also, here is the forum link to Mainframe Planeswalkers, which adds a load of new features for customizing your planeswalker renders.

To Do List:
Mainframe Leveler Update
MTGO Abilities Template
M15 Original Conspiracy
Mainframe Set Update

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Thu, 2017-05-04 18:59
Sensei Le Roof
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If it were me, I'd ditch the box and change the P/T font to something semi-fancy or signature-looking like Vivaldi, and set it right above the curl.

That's just if it were me, though.

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Thu, 2017-05-04 19:10
Cajun
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I think a frame should have some minimal box, but Vivaldi at the end does look very nice.

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Thu, 2017-05-04 23:28
Vunik
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Maybe you could do a colored "stitching" along the sides of the scroll? I think that would be a nice and subtle way to indicate color without making it too busy.

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Fri, 2017-05-05 06:34
marioware2
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I 100% agree with Vunik. I also think that the title should change font - it looks reeeeeal weird as-is.

(love it, though!)

Mon, 2017-05-08 22:28
Cajun
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Here is pt to Vivaldi, name to Medieval, and color-border v1. Spoiler has thick border, thin border, and a p/t box connected to the border.

Spoiler:
Cleaning up the scruffier edges while working on a middle-width one. Like the idea but not sure either of those is final.

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Tue, 2017-05-09 02:18
Guitarweeps
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The text font is separate from the template right? I like the other fonts on the example.

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Tue, 2017-05-09 02:45
Cajun
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The text font can be changed, the problem is that script fonts are usually harder to read sentence-wise, and Medieval doesn't have a hyphen.

Spoiler:
I can go looking for a similar fantasy font but I don't have any suitable replacements offhand.

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Fri, 2017-05-12 08:38
Cajun
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Tweaked border and blending, and updated the indicator. Found a workaround for Medieval's missing hypen and +.

Spoiler:
Looking at an optional foil stamp-seal on the bottom curl now. Any opinions on adding/ignoring plates/boxes or the font or mana symbols or w/e, lemme know pretty quick cause I think we're almost ready here.

edit: updated the two above with the mentioned seals.

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Sun, 2017-05-28 04:14
isaac the awesome
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Could very easily be a frame for a masterpiece series in a set

Sun, 2017-05-28 20:50
ThisisSakon
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I really enjoy the final spoiler post but with the 'box' around the pt. This is a nice template fam

Sun, 2017-05-28 21:18
crushcastles23

I really like the Seal for the stamp.

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:09
Cajun
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Its been a long time coming but Scrolls is ready to rock Big smile The edges touched up and the white frame was redone from the super-yellow, so M15 Scroll is complete. This zip file includes two mana folders that need to be put into your data folder as well. The font is missing a few characters, so + has to be added by Format->Insert Symbol->+, and the hyphen on the typeline will look like a red box before you type it, but the template will fix it if it's actually used. It also includes the font file for those who haven't got it from a pre-8th template already. In the style tab there are options to enable/disable the stamp and/or seal and a pt box that will match the frame color up until 5 color hybrid.

Examples

And while I've got a thread up, another pair of templates that are finished: M15 Future and M15 Altered, or here for all three in one. Future is simple enough, basically just adds Beleren, the m15 border, and a rarestamp to Future and now uses a type node similar to DFCs, though the old symbols and font is still available via style tab.
Future

M15 Altered adds two style options that move the top and bottom of the text field. This allows you to fix text running into the pt box and stamp, and lets you format the text without the run of spaces. Check it in action:

M15 Alter

Setting these at 5|5 for all cards fixes most issues, and 5|14 will fix the few that still have flavor text running into the pt. Only about 1% of cards will need margins smaller than 5|5, for reference, 5|5 was too big for only 3 of the 444 cards in Ophorio. From here you can also play around with the numbers to fix all those cards that the formatting looks wonky, like Echoing above.

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Tue, 2017-05-30 13:11
Mahx Michael
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Awesome!!

Tue, 2017-06-06 07:55
TheMartianGeek

The M15 Future template still has the wrong font for power/toughness values, and it still doesn't support colorless mana costs.

Tue, 2017-06-06 08:21
Cajun
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1) Do you have ModMatrix installed? PT font looks perfectly fine to me.

2) I hadn't thought to look for Colorless mana symbol. Here's the font file with a new mana symbol for it.

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Tue, 2017-07-04 00:39
Cajun
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Good news for the two people using Invocations, the proper textbox font has been found and added into the Invocation template. Included in its new folder is ShangoGothic and ShangoGothic-Bold, which once installed is the new default font for Invocations, as well as having a style option to also use it in the name and typeline like Beleren and Papyrus.

New All is Dust

Also in this update is ABU Splits and its updated mana folder to add ABU Phyrexian mana, and a tweak to the Future folder to include the Colorless mana symbol symbol in its folder.

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Tue, 2017-09-05 23:04
LordChaosX

Awesome looking templates and I like the Trileveler one, but for some reason (and I'm sure its something I'm overlooking) I can't get this one to work like it shows in the pic. Every time I try the console tells me that I need magic-mana-small.mse-symbol-font version 2015-12-13. I've tried searching for such a thing to no luck, and I'm sure someone could point me in the right direction?

Edit: Okay, figured how to get it to register mana symbols. But it doesn't say shift like your example.

Wed, 2017-09-06 01:17
Cajun
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In the style tab there is a text field that lets you change the title to something other than LEVEL. I just changed it to SHIFT for that example.

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Wed, 2017-09-06 02:47
LordChaosX

Thank you, didn't even realize that there was a thing like that in the style tab.

Thu, 2017-09-07 07:21
Cajun
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Introducing Fusable Splits. This does some tweaks to the M15 Split template to make it line up with the ones seen in C16, and can be automatically converted to the Fuse template by typing anything into the Fuse textbox. It also adds a style option to disable the holofoil stamp if you find it still too in-the-way.

These and two others will be added to the OP this weekend.

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Thu, 2017-09-07 15:32
EvelPhreak

Another awesome new frame! I immediately downloaded it and edited some of my sets with it. I really like the template and I found a few things that would make it that much better. On M15-style split cards, it looks like WOTC got rid of the second art credit, only using the one on the left, like here (https://img.scryfall.com/cards/large/en/c16/239.jpg?1496787763). Also, the watermarks for the text boxes are shifted to the left, and maybe also a little smaller. I just wanted to let you know!

Thu, 2017-09-07 20:50
HerziQuerzi
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It's important for us to have both artist credits since not everyone uses the same artist for both halves

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Thu, 2017-09-07 20:53
EvelPhreak

@HerziQuerzi I didn't think about that. Good point!

Sat, 2017-09-09 12:43
solthanlas
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Thank you very much for these updates.

I am not very good at the designing of the Templates.

Some I hope to see are

DFC Artifacts into Vehicles
DFC IXALAN Style
DFC Conspiracy front into Emblem or other back

Sat, 2017-09-09 18:12
Cajun
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Quote:
DFC IXALAN Style
I've already got a few requests for this and will see what I can do once we have some higher res images.
Quote:
DFC Artifacts into Vehicles
If DFC Append doesn't do it I should have a similar DFC overhaul in a few weeks that will cover this.
Quote:
DFC Conspiracy front into Emblem or other back
Er, guess I'll see if I can work that into the DFC overhaul? Bit of an odd one.

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Sat, 2017-09-09 20:46
Mahx Michael
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@solthanlas
Doublefaced Append does have the artifact to vehicle template.

Quote:
DFC Conspiracy front into Emblem or other back

Why would Conspiracy cards need an Emblem back face. Doesn't your default Conspiracy card already have the exact same properties way as an emblem? (Untargetable and stays in play until end of game).

Sat, 2017-09-09 21:53
solthanlas
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Just a concept in my designs at this time. Unnecessary for many other people

Sun, 2017-09-10 13:04
Mahx Michael
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You could just make a Conspiracy that creates an emblem. The point of cards being Double-faced is that it should count as the same card and the same permanent, to avoid summon sickness and equipment remaining equipped, etc. So from a technical view, you won't need an emblem either. But it might be good for looks.
We currently have no idea what you want us to make, since besides from Planeswalker emblems, there is no specific design for it (unless The Monarch counts as an emblem). Could you give us a prototype or description of how you wish the template should look like?

Sun, 2017-09-10 16:35
solthanlas
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This is one of those concepts.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0ijfa1elm6bi0d/Deific%20Serum.jpg?dl=0

Artifact into Emblem. I attempted with the text of, "exile CARDNAME and then create an emblem with..." but it was very wordy.

Sun, 2017-09-10 16:53
Mahx Michael
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Aha, but what do you want the emblem side to look like? Do you want it to be like the Planeswalker emblem, or the counter frame, or like the Monarch emblem from Conspiracy: Take the Crown?

Sun, 2017-09-10 18:27
solthanlas
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I personally feel the Acorn Emblem is an awful idea.

The MTGS Community Frame 2 (As is described in the Style box) is a really good primer for style as well. But I have been working on another version.

I am working on an emblem template with Photoshop and maybe when satisfied I will share it with you here.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wp6sf80joz6pjwv/The%20Monarch.psd?dl=0

This is my Monarch token at the moment. I am planning to add a second line under the "title" line and use that for a descriptor of the emblem.

Art (Full frame until black bar on bottom)
Title Line - Emblem (Transparent text box in gold)
Description line -- Tamiyo, Field Researcher (Slightly smaller font) (Opaque gold field, 35% transparency)
Text box (Opaque gold field, 35% transparency)
Other details on bottom

Sun, 2017-09-10 18:32
Cajun
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emblem isn't a card type, it's a easier marker for "For the rest of the game" abilities. They only work if you "get an emblem with <stuff>"

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Sun, 2017-09-10 19:53
solthanlas
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As far as that goes. I am changing the original concept. Thanks for the help.

Mon, 2017-09-18 05:27
Cajun
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Mon, 2017-09-18 10:09
Tahazzar
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I can't thank you enough for that M15 Altered style. IMO most templates should have those chop options. It's really annoying to try to space those lines out properly manually - especially when they then have minor changes when actually printed out!

"The only limit to my freedom is the inevitable closure of the universe, as inevitable as your own last breath. And yet, there remains time to create, to create, and escape. Escape will make me God."

Thu, 2017-09-21 05:27
Cajun
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At the request of Ziolang I have added the a style option that will let you use the Fuse textbox without the Fuse arrows. I also added a font cap style option you can use to make both textboxes have the same or similar font size. The download link is the same.

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Thu, 2017-09-21 05:56
EvelPhreak

Man, you just keep these awesome templates coming! Great work, Cajun! I really appreciate the efforts, especially allowing us to customize these to our heart's content.

Thu, 2017-09-21 12:35
Mahx Michael
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Nice! How does this template (M15 split) handle rarity stamps? Because that has been my issue with all the previous M15 splits...

Thu, 2017-09-21 17:41
Cajun
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the stamp was moved down ~5 pixels so it doesn't interefere with the text anymore, and there is a style option to disable it.

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Thu, 2017-09-21 19:40
Mahx Michael
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Smooth!

Sat, 2017-09-23 20:51
Cajun
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(Finally) Introducing M15 Unstable Basics!

Big thanks to solthanlas for making most of the frame images. I've done the coding and some art tweaks and he has asked me to post it for you guys.

There is a minor issue with the multicolor frame where some color combinations have a slightly lighter top than they should have. I have not been able to determine why this is happening but I have gotten the difference as small as I can. If anyone ever does get any insight on what's happening there, let me know.

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Mon, 2017-11-06 06:58
Cajun
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Running a bit late, but now introducing the Ixalan DFCs and single-sided Treasure Maps!

You can get both templates here, or pick up just the double-faced or single-faced templates.

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Mon, 2017-11-06 09:30
TempestCloud

Thanks, they look great!

Tue, 2017-11-14 23:14
Cajun
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Back again with an update and a new template (and we'll probably be seeing a similar post in a few days)

M15 Textless is designed for the fullart version you see on the left there, but has a style option to make the text visible and editable, either for the modified DKA on the right, or to easily add text to these cards for exporting their rules text to Lackey, Cockatrice, or Planesculptors. It's also had a few modifications carried over from...


Ever wanted to add copyright lines to a finish set only to realize MSE expects you to edit them all in by hand? NO MORE I SAY! M15 Altered and M15 Textless both now automatically apply the copyright line in your set tab (and this can be disabled in the style tab), and the Mainframe Set Update will make this the standard for ALL templates when we get there. This update also adds the ability to disable holofoil stamps and alters the blending of some multicolor cards to alleviate the choppy and spotty gold border that often occurs on blue, black, and red multicolor cards.

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Sat, 2017-11-18 15:48
Gorgonzola
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Yay, it's great!
Are you going to do the Contraptions template and Augment/Host templates?

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Sat, 2017-11-18 16:47
Cajun
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I think Contraptions are just using the Clear template without a border, so an update to that seems sensible.

Augment/Host is a weirder one. It looks easy enough to make but is going to be very hard to use.

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Sun, 2017-11-19 15:51
Gorgonzola
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@Cajun: Contraptions have that weird watermark thingy on the corner.

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Sun, 2017-11-19 15:53
Mahx Michael
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What are Contaptions? Are they an original Magic concept or made by MSE comunity?
Do you have any example of how a contraption card looks?

Sun, 2017-11-19 21:44
Daij_Djan
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There are a few community approaches to Contraptions, they will now be officially featured in Unstable, though.

As Photobucket wants me to pay 400$/year to link to my images, I'll relocate all renders.

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:22
Mahx Michael
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I see. Thanks for filling me in on that one. A happy smile