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, 2017-03-26 18:37
onyx7's picture

I spent some time yesterday developing a new template for dual-faced cards that show on a single card face. Is this something I should finish up and release?

I use this in place of a checklist card for use in my cube (but it could also replace checklist cards for any non-sanctioned events, I'm sure).

Fri, 2017-03-24 08:27
isaac the awesome
isaac the awesome's picture

Amonkhet Aftermath Frames Download
These are in a gimp xcf file. Just view each image by revealing the layer group and export them.

Hello all
I have synthesized some frames for the amonkhet aftermath frames and I am wondering if anybody has any experience whith templating using sideways images and text fields. I can get the first half of the template done without much difficulty but i am unaware of the specific functions required to achieve this.

In essence, I have the images.

Tue, 2017-03-21 18:40
Gorgonzola's picture

Does anybody have Conspiracy: Take the Crown "draft matters" template?

Like Garbage Fire?


My battle board is HERE!
Spooky scary skeletons send shivers down your spine. Shrieking...

Fri, 2017-03-17 14:26
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Have anyone made or started on the new Counter template (Energy Reserves and Experience Counters)?
If not, I can start working on it now.

Thu, 2017-03-16 15:17
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Is there possible to add a field to the "type symbol" list (same as "transformation" only with card types) without altering the "card_fields" file in the "magic.mse-game" folder (since that's not something you want to do if you ever want to interact with another MSE-user).
I want to add "structure" to the alternatives that come up when you select type symbols in the transformation area, but even if I add it in the template style file, MSE won't include it in the template within the program.

Thu, 2017-03-02 01:50
Navypiper's picture

Has anyone heard from Pichoro lately? I have been trying to get a hold of him to get set up on the phpbb forums to post my templates, but I have not heard from him since September.

(Sorry if this isn't the correct forum for this)

Thu, 2017-02-16 15:54


I designed a template for a card game and someone suggested I should let it export for tabletop sim.

TTS basically uses a big spritesheet of the cards in a single image.

Has anyone made it already? Is there a coherent tutorial on how to write an exporter?


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Mon, 2017-02-06 07:38

Hi there, I'm an avid user of Magic Set Editor and really enjoy this program especially since it seems to be a faster, more effective, and much more customizable method for me to make custom Magic and YGO sets much easier and even add my own card sets. However, I have a bit of an issue here that I'd like some help with; actually, it's two issues: one that I've had for a while and one that I've recently come across.

The first issue is that I found a custom card template for an entirely new monster type called Composition Monsters: http://ycm.wikia.com/wiki/Composition_Monster.