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
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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
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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.

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Mon, 2017-01-16 23:54
mintyfreshmana

Are there any template designers on here who would design custom templates for custom games for a fee? What would your costs be? Thanks!

Thu, 2017-01-12 20:32
sparda225

Has this template been converted to MSE if anyone knows, and if so i'd love a link to it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/2u4ouo/after_reading_about_how_maro_would_change_the/

Here is a link to the template file itself.

https://mega.nz/#!11MQnYyI!xxPRbTzyf42Oow8-7EPLn_z73_l7Ql0Gc2vXsbtKxMs

Wed, 2017-01-11 03:55
pdzoch

Is there a way to allow for a free edit entry if a Field is already set up as a choice field? I thought about using "user choice1" as an option, but I would like the user to be able to actually enter a custom information in the field.

I originally set the field as a choice so I can use provide the standard data for the fields in a drop down and allow other design elements to be based off those data selections. But with the amount of homebrew choices available, I was wondering if I could cater to that option while still keeping some of the drop downs.

Sat, 2017-01-07 03:30
TheMartianGeek

Now that we have these special "story spotlight" cards with a special watermark on them, can that be added as an option in MSE?

Sun, 2017-01-01 03:34
pdzoch

I have a card set I am working on that has a choice of two masks for the background. However, I'd also like to offer an alpha choice for the background. Is there a way to use the alpha setting in the style document?

My work around has been to use multiple masks to simulate the alpha, but I would assume that to be poor programing and increases the size of the style folder with extra mask images.

Sun, 2016-12-25 23:00
MasterQuestMaster
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I am new to template development with MSE, and I want to modify an existing template by adding a new field.

Basically, I want a set logo that's on all the cards in the mse-set, and I want to define it within the "set info".
So I made a set field "set logo" with image type and an extra card field to display that image.

Then I tried to style that logo set-field with the "set info style" in the style file.

Creating Weiss Schwarz cards since 2016

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Fri, 2016-12-16 00:20
Mahx Michael
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Hello!
I need some help from someone with decent picture editing skills. I am working on a clear-to-clear/colored-to-clear doublefaced template, but I need some help with the card frames. I only need card and card2, the main frames of the card (if you have never made templates before, feel free to ask what I mean with that ).
My issue is that even though I am able to make minor edit on normal frames, I don't have the skills or a very good software to take kare of altered opacity, etc.
If someone feels like helping me out, I would really apriciate it!

Mon, 2016-12-12 23:53
Jéské Couriano
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Is there any plans (by anyone) to do up C hybrid mana (i.e. C/W, C/U, C/B, C/R, C/G)?

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