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Tue, 2015-02-03 16:36
Ziolang's picture

Moving this request from the template design section to here~

Just wondering if there is any way of adding the color indicator dot to the plague template? [Or possibly an M15 plague template w/ color indicator option] That is all.

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Sun, 2015-03-15 23:05

It seems that the new guild watermarks were there in the index at some point, but I don't see them now. Unless I missed them, and if so feel free to call me an idiot, could those be rehosted?

Mon, 2015-03-16 00:22
Pichoro's picture

New guild watermarks are built into like every installer there. But note, those are guild watermarks, not clan watermarks.

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:29

I have trouble including double-faced cards in my cube. My players have relatively little experience, so they don't know the cards, and the desleeving is a real hassle with all of my cards being doubly-sleeved, not to mention that they would have to be de- and resleeved multiple times. I hadn't found a satisfying solution, until someone pointed me to this today: http://i.imgur.com/K284FIz.jpg, made by the mtgs user BetweenWalls. This template reads great, and, most importantly, no turning, desleeving, or dextrous feat on behalf of the drafter whatsoever is needed. Would it be possible to template his solution so I can use it for cards he didn't mockup like Ludevic's Test Subject, and customs? I can then keep the real cards in clear sleeves for when they actually get cast so no desleeving is necessary.

Sat, 2015-03-28 13:29
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There's better out there. There was actually a single faced dfc photoshop template created that existed for a time on MTGS, but then disappeared. I'm guessing it was zeerbe's, and was lost when he took his toys and went home.

Sun, 2015-03-29 20:03

Ah... you mean this one: http://media-dominaria.cursecdn.com/attachments/95/65/635032496690685284.jpg

Man, that is gorgeous. Template was indeed Zeerbe's and pulled offline by him from what I can gather. Haven't found any decent other templates though, despite a few hours spent searching. Maybe I'm just bad at searching. I also use MSE for all my customs, so I don't have a lot of experience with GIMP and whatnot. I'l see if I can come up with anything A sad 'frowny' Thanks for the reply anyway!

Sun, 2015-03-29 22:55

Don't both flip cards and split cards serve this same purpose of "two cards one face"?

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:49

Well, that was going to be my "solution", but both flip and split cards need to be reoriented to read, so it's immediately obvious when someone has a transform card in his hand. Also, they don't have the neat transition (with the arrow), nor the day- and night-symbols. I just like the polished look of a dedicated single sided dfc template, especially the one Pichoro thought of. I guess making a MSE Magic template is work enough that it's not really worth it to sink some time into recreating that template, but if I were better at making MSE templates I think I might just do it because I'm such a stickler for nice customs A happy smile

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:14
Pichoro's picture

I don't have the image editing skill to recreate that, or I would totally do it. With a PSD, I could make the template pretty easily.

Mon, 2015-03-30 16:10

With the new Liliana, will that sort of sparker template be made? (special symbols not day/night or type)

Mon, 2015-03-30 18:09

Well, I've got enough MSE skills that I can combine the normal and the timeshifted frames, then add the sun and night symbols as watermarks. Still requires people to rotate the cards (or their heads), but I think this is okay enough that I'm willing to put them in my cube now!


Mon, 2015-03-30 19:51
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On official sparkers - I'd like to release them one day, but don't have time to hunt for frame resources for them right now.

jobspijker - Don't take this the wrong way, but that is like the least elegant solution I can imagine. I feel flip cards are better than that.

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:41

You think so? You know these are not meant for playing with right, just for the draft and the deck? As soon as you play one, you cover it up with the real card (which is in a clear sleeve), much like people use the Morph tokens in Tarkir drafts. I agree my placeholder isn't a very elegant way of showing DFC's, DFC's are, but at least you can read both halves at the same time. Flip card require 180 degrees rotation to read, which is even less ideal than split cards in my mind. Flip cards do have more of a transform feel though... I'll tinker around a bit.

Tue, 2015-03-31 12:09

alright. I can't help you with getting resources either.

Tue, 2015-04-07 18:02
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jobspijker ) There is a checkbox card template for the purpose of using DFCs.

And another way to play DFCs without them is to just use opaque sleeves. Even cheapo opaque sleeves will do the job.

The split card idea is not a good one, especially on cards that have a fair amount of text or linebreaks.

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Wed, 2015-04-08 01:16
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The problem wasn't clear sleeves, it was that they were double-sleeved. So flipping them was a pain.

Wed, 2015-04-15 17:54

Yeah, the problem is I have relatively inexperienced players in my playgroup. I tried the checkbox approach, and it was a pain to draft with. I used opaque sleeves, but that resulted in a lot of desleeving to look what the backside did. I was looking for a nice template that both conveyed the dfc mechanic, and contained all of the relevant information on one side of the card. These would be used during the draft and in the deck, but replaced by the real card (in a clear sleeve) as soon as one is played during a match.

In the end I wasn't really satisfied with the flip cards either, so I resorted to kicking all of the DFC's out of my cube again. (Or rather, not reintroducing them to my cube.)

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:57
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Pichoro -

I see on your site, it says you won't release a Star Wars TCG template because you don't have the correct fonts. I'm very interested in seeing a high quality Star Wars TCG template. What it would take to make this happen? Is it hard to get the fonts? Is this something you'd be interested in helping with?


Thu, 2015-09-03 01:23

Is there a way in the Sparker template to make the top emblems the same as the origins walkers?

Thu, 2015-09-03 02:04
Pichoro's picture

No but there will be when I get time to release an update.

Thu, 2015-09-03 05:59

Okay. Thanks.

Sun, 2015-09-13 07:23

Is there a template for the Arena of the Planeswalkers cards? (Both squads and spells). Or any idea if there is one in development?

Edit: If not, please consider this a request.

Sun, 2015-09-13 16:33
Pichoro's picture

I've actually got some work done on this, but it is very slow going for me without blanks, as I'm trying to make the blanks myself.

Mon, 2015-09-14 02:55

Okay, cool.

Sat, 2015-10-10 00:59

Hi, I tried all of your installs and I was unable to find 'modern tokens with mana costs'. Is there any chance I can ask you to re-host it or better yet, do a 2015 version? I know it sounds a little dumb but it is the exact thing I need for a set I'm working on. Thanks!

Sat, 2015-10-10 16:14
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I'm not convinced that there are tokens with mana costs

Sun, 2015-10-11 02:46
Pichoro's picture

Sorry, but I neither have the original copy of that style to rehost, nor am I interested in recreating it. I'm aware of why you want it, and while your intentions are good, I'm not interested in the use of templates for one game to make cards for another game, nor am I interested in shoehorning in mana costs when there is clearly no field or location on token cards for them. Sorry, but I'm afraid I won't be of any help to you.

Mon, 2015-10-12 10:24

It's fine, I was surprised when I saw somebody had made it and it really is a supply and demand thing, with a demand of only one person. Ultimately my need for it is purely aesthetic so I might put in the work myself after I'm done with the long card design process.

Mon, 2015-10-26 21:23
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Hi, I'm just wondering, are you working on some sort of M15 Miracles template? I just think it would be pretty cool.

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Fri, 2015-12-11 20:07

Do we have any idea when you'll have the new mana symbol out?

Mon, 2015-12-14 04:32
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I was wondering if a token template could be added for Magic - Modern Extra? I recently made an omniverse set, but I couldn't find any templates that can create omniverse tokens (Brown,Pink,Purple,Yellow,Orange).

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Sun, 2015-12-27 23:03
Reality Glitch
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I'd like to request Arena of the Planeswalker army and spell card templates. Preferable at least what's already confirmed to exist. (each of the five colors of army and spell cards and multicolor and colorless army cards.)

Mon, 2015-12-28 00:28
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Got blanks?

Mon, 2015-12-28 01:31
Reality Glitch
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I found a link to the mono colored versions. http://planeswalker-arena.boards.net/thread/83/custom-card-templates?page=1&scrollTo=498
It shouldn't be too hard to extrapolate the gold and purple frames from the images found in the B.f.Z. expansion. http://www.hasbro.com/common/assets/image/Printables/dad261421c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/C33D240E50569047F587DA03210B45A0/C33E7F2B50569047F5A50DF21BC1A17D.pdf

Mon, 2015-12-28 04:15
Pichoro's picture

It would be too much for me.

Also, without even looking, remember all the frames must line up exactly pixel-perfectly.

Fri, 2016-01-15 03:39
SirCaelum's picture

Would it be possible to create a watermark version of the colorless diamond? I'm building a cycle based on Dryad Arbor and wanted to do a colorless one as well.

Fri, 2016-01-15 15:04
Pichoro's picture

If I had an image, I would add it in a heart beat. But I'm afraid creating the image is a little beyond my abilities. Anyone?

Sun, 2016-01-17 04:14
Reality Glitch
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Sat, 2016-01-16 17:49 PST

I'm missing /magic_mana_circleless/ and none of the rehosted files nor the MSE itself had it when I reinstalled.

Also, look at the card image gallery for OGW; it has non-full-art wastes which should give you the image you need.

Edit Sat, 2016-01-16 18:03 PST: Also, colorless-colored hybrid symbols.

Edit: I'd also like to request double faced clear templates (regular, planeswalker, sparker, and sacrificer).

Fri, 2016-03-04 11:47
The Anybody

I have created that image. How can I post it?

Fri, 2016-03-04 13:52
The Anybody
c: - Watermark:


Thu, 2016-03-10 15:47
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Does anyone know how to install new downloads on a Mac?

Sat, 2016-04-09 01:47

Preeeeetty sure I have the Zeerbe's PSD; is this what we're looking for?(edit - didn't realize the comments for the DFC template were from last year; I assumed it was due to the new set having more DFCs. Point still stands; hope it's a good file, I'm installing CS2 right now to check it out)


It's been sitting in my Downloads folder for years at this point, and I haven't had Photoshop to actually crack it open and see. I'd be VERY interested in seeing it made into a MSE template if possible though, as I have a lot of the same concerns previously mentioned - checklist cards make it hard to tell at a glance what's what, and sleeved DFCs are annoying to constantly flip back and forth, so just an alternate "checklist" card for a single DFC would make life soooo much easier.

I could probably Frankenstein something together myself if need be, but being honest it would take a loooong time.

Wed, 2016-05-11 14:30
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I just want to point out that we're going to need planeswalkers with two abilities, now that Arlinn Kord exists. I might work on that one myself. Also, we still need M15-style enchantment creature tokens, like Daxos's token in Commander 2015.

Thu, 2016-06-30 02:21

Will there be an update for Eldritch Moon?

Sat, 2016-07-09 12:22
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I too am wondering if there will be meld templates.

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Tue, 2016-09-06 16:23
Reality Glitch
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I Can Has Kaladesh Update?

Tue, 2016-09-06 20:18
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I know that Acorntail hade made something with meld. I don't know if they works. here is the link.


I think a Kaladesh Update will be easy. Its only the Vehicle template and ENERGY COUNTER card template plus the symbol. The symbol would be pretty fast to add I believe.

What I really hope for is the Kaladesh Update and keyword/abilityword Update to the MSE. I'm not that interested in meld template and the Eldritch DFC template but is they are there then OK.


If Acorntail's meld templates works and he is okay with it, could that go on your Template Index? That would make it easier for all to get it, as I believe the majority downloads their templates there, as they all seams to work. Or is it only your own templates for MTG that goes up?

Also who adds ENERGY COUNTERS and newcomming keywords/abilitywords so they are locked in MSE ready to use? Is it you, as I believe the Colorless mana symbol came form an update of yours and that was pretty fast it came.

Tue, 2016-09-06 20:18
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@ Glitch - Kaladesh needs to be released first so that template devs can get high quality scans of it.

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Wed, 2016-09-07 01:06
isaac the awesome
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I already got high quality images of both vehicles and energy counters off wotc kaladesh worldbuilding panel on youtube. I've created a vehicle template and have the energy_counter.jpg already made. Haven't made it work yet

Thu, 2016-09-08 02:34
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I'm wondering if there's a template that's a flip card on one side, and the backside of a transform card on the other. Kind of ends up being a 3 sided card, thanks!
Or if not maybe just the backside of a transform card alone, so you can easily put it with any type of card front.