Template Development

Questions and discussions related to the develoment and modification of game, style, and export templates. This forum is also the place to request new templates.
Thu, 2011-08-25 19:34
Art_Freak's picture

Alright, opening this up for discussion now. If you're unfamiliar with the frames or mechanics involved, see here: http://wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/157b

Current Progress:
The regular frames and template are complete. Be sure to thank Shiv for doing the hard part!

Sat, 2010-08-28 15:13
Pichoro's picture

Most templates that are requested are never made. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, if you're doing a custom game out of your own imagination, most templaters aren't going to be interested in making it for you. In my personal experience, custom game designers that happen in here are doing it on a whim, and don't really want to put forth the effort required for this sort of thing. Often, they lose interest, and any work the templater has done is then wasted. Second, many people who request a template for an existing game are again not interested in doing the work. Here's some information about what is required to make a template for game that already exists.

Sun, 2017-05-28 21:22

I'm looking for an M15 frame template where the top half is colorless and the bottom is colored. Is there one already?

Wed, 2017-05-24 01:02

I don't really know how to add mana to the game, and a few people have been asking for my mana symbols (I used powerpoint to make my cards LOL).

Could someone give me a hand? I think the images may need to be white-->transparent and resized.


Sun, 2017-05-21 01:40
marioware2's picture

Hey all,

I know how to do a lot with this program...but template development is not one of them. I have a set where for reasons I'd like to undo auto-numbering on double-faced cards. Toggling the option in the Set Info, however, just toggles it off for the non-transform cards. Is there a way to do what I'm trying to do? I'm okay with turning off auto-numbering for the whole set if that's what it takes.

Also, is it possible to remove the P/T of the back side from the front side? This issue is less pressing but would still be nice.

Sun, 2017-05-21 00:17
Strormer's picture

Hello. I'm still very new to template development, but I've been slowly working on a project and there's one feature I'm struggling to implement. I have a text field and I need the background behind the text to change from the normal card background image to solid black. This black area would need to extend from the left edge of the field only as far right as the text, not the full width of the field (unless the full width is used) and the full height.

Any suggestions for dealing with this issue? Thanks in advance for your comments.

If you're rolling for initiative, it's probably already too late.

Sat, 2017-05-06 16:25

I was wondering, is it possible to have a field (called StrMod for now) take a number you enter in another field (Str), do some simple math on it and print the result? I'm thinking something like StrMod = Str -10 / 2, but I'm not sure if I need a special script for it.

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:56
Daij_Djan's picture

Hi guys,

as someone who has worked with MSE for ages yet has never tried to get into its "behind the scenes" work (templates, etc.), I have a question: How much work would be setting up some "5+1" custom mana symbols be?

"5+1" meaning: Just like WotC did with Pyrexian mana keep the normal five colored circles (plus one for colorless) and replace the normal symbol in the middle with a custom one.

I'm currently working on a mechanic for a future set and realized such custom mana symbols would actually make it much cleaner..

Hiatus is finally over!

Thu, 2017-05-04 18:46
Cajun's picture

When some of us heard Invocations, we thought of a scroll-like frame, the lost secrets and spells of a broken plane. We didn't get that, but now I'm trying to make it:


This is now a functional template, I am looking to improve the card background to the best of my ability. The art is slightly taller than the default, even with the fade. I'm not a fan of the white-text full art, but I'll look into the partial-full like Expeditions and Masterpieces use if there is interest.

Cajun's Explorations
Masterpiece Series: Ophorio Sagas
M15 Mainframe Status - Miracle working with multiple frames.