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.

Tue, 2014-07-29 07:39
mr_abomination

My friends and I have recently gotten into D&D and we decided that the best way to go at this was to make power cards. we are using the templates from here: http://4e.educatedgamer.net/powercards (examples) and they are almost perfect except for one thing.

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Tue, 2014-07-29 00:13
Lancrae
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If anyone is interested in a Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (V:TES) template, feel free to drop me a message here or PM.

I am able to do about 95% of the work. Anyone interested in contributing should state with what portions. (Such as High Res. 300 dpi or better images that can be blanked, etc.)

The only portions I have never been able to duplicate in MSE templates is Key Wording, which V:TES isn't big on anyway..

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:55
Abion47

...Sigh, one of these days I'll be able to figure this out on my own instead of having to run to you guys. :/

I'm trying to include a bit in the text formatting that will make it so all text on a line preceding a colon ':' will be bolded. At the moment, however, the template decides to bold ALL text before the colon, ignoring line breaks.

Sun, 2014-07-27 02:37
Abion47

I've gotten to the phase of working on making the symbol fonts, but they have decided to make my life difficult. The single character symbols are showing up just fine, but there are an assortment of glitches that are making the multi-character symbols work. One symbol that is supposed to have a text number in the center refuses to render the text. One symbol renders, but so tiny that I wouldn't even know what it was if I didn't already know what it was supposed to be. And one symbol splits the code in two, rendering two completely different symbols.

Sun, 2014-07-27 01:22
Mfable
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Hello all! I was going through my computer the other day and found Magic Set Editor again, and now I am using it to create all types of cards like I used to. I updated all the templates and such, but there is just one thing I found kind of sad. The Legend of the Five Rings templates are still the same.

None!

Sat, 2014-07-26 07:59
Tsukino Kaji
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With the advent of Garruk from the M15 release, I would like to request vanguard/planes sized planeswalkers, both 3 and 4 ability. I'd do it myself, but I can't figure the difference between my ass and a hole in the ground when it comes to programming.
If there is already a template(s) for these and I am just blind as hell, I apologize.

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:42
Abion47

Is it possible to have different style for the flavor text part of the editor as opposed to the rule text? I'd like the flavor text portion to have much wider margins, but I'm not sure how to achieve this.

(Also, I'm fairly certain this isn't possible and I wasn't sure if I should make a thread for this, but I'll go ahead and sneak it into this one... can the template have a font file in, say, the style folder and use that as a font for the template?)

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:50
Radiea

So I was cannibalizing (following directions from a couple of threads on this site) the magic keyword files to see if I could put keywords into my own set, but currently it's giving me the error "Variable not set: text_filter while updating card value 'text'", as well as "Expected 'expression' instead of 'end of input'" and "Unexpected key: text filter".