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
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
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.

Fri, 2016-05-27 06:46
King.slime80

Put simply, I need help. I am attempting to build a monster card template for 5ed D&D. I've got the template looking pretty good, but there's a change I want to make that I cannot figure out. As I'm having trouble with some of the backgrounds, i want to separate the framework from the background of course, if I use some of them the backgrounds the framework goes off center. I figure that the easiest way is to use the framework and overlay it over the background. The problem is that when I try as an image, it replaces the background instead of overlaying it.

Wed, 2016-05-18 18:33
Nemephosis

Not sure if this is a spoiler for anyone since I dont know how new this is but I just learned of specifically colourless mana symbols (a diamond shape) which will be replacing the numbers in mana circles from here on out it seems.

I've got no idea if I am 100% up to date on card templates in MSE, if I am missing anything, or what, but now I have like, 600 cards to go and edit with this new symbol. Will the templates be updated, and if so,k where will they be for download? I'd like to stay up to date even if I have been out of the running for years.

Thank you!

Wed, 2016-04-20 03:09
Eyks
Eyks's picture

I want the icon for a card's accompanying d6 to appear in the latter three of its faces represented on the card. It's easy enough to set the first image, but I want the other two to copy automatically instead of actually inserting the image three times.

Wed, 2016-04-20 01:45
Eyks
Eyks's picture

I have a card field that allows me to choose the energy type (color) of a card. Depending on what I pick in the top-left, I want the energy faces of the die shown at the bottom of the card to automatically match. If I set both fields to be manually chosen, I can get them to work, but I can't get one to change based on the other.

Mon, 2016-04-18 17:23
MrYurihi

I am trying to make a template for a game I am making. But, I don't know how to get a background image onto the card. I looked at some examples, but it didn't work, and, even if it did, it said 'double click to load image', even when 'editable' is false

- Thanks

Thu, 2016-04-14 20:15
fortyCakes
fortyCakes's picture

I'm trying to make a Lord of the Rings LCG template. I've run into an issue with the text box. You can see on this example card: http://lotrlcg.com/Images/PageCards/gondorian-spearman.jpg

The flavor text is about 2pt smaller than the main body text. I'd like to use a combined_editor for rules text and flavor text so that the fields automatically share space. Is there any way to have combined text fields have a different size?

Wed, 2016-04-13 18:51
Eyks
Eyks's picture

Up until I changed the text colors from rgb(255,255,255) and shadow of rgb(0,0,0) to white and black, respectively, none of my text would appear with a shadow. Now that I have made the changes from rgb codes to color names, my title and subtitle work, but not my cost field or my copyright line. I have them written in exactly the same way. I'm pretty stumped here.

Wed, 2016-04-13 12:33
Eyks
Eyks's picture

I stayed up all night last night working on a Dice Masters template. I feel like I've made some good progress, but I'm having problems with the text box. I was hoping that I could get the font size to shrink if the box filled up like the Magic templates do, but instead the text just runs right outside the box. Please, let me know if you need to see any of the files/folders or if I need to format something differently. I'm completely new to template making and an amateur programmer in general.