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
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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.

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Sun, 2015-08-30 05:33

Hello everyone! I haven't been here in quite some time, but recently I played a game on Steam that got me thinking again about the wonderful service MSE has done for the card game community. The game in question is Ironclad Tactics. While I'm not in love with the implementation of the videogame, I do think the card game behind it has a lot of potential in tabletop meatspace. Unfortunately, the game's dev didn't release a real-life version.

I have been considering tackling the creation of a template for Ironclad Tactics, but there are a few hangups:

1. I haven't templated in years.

Tue, 2015-08-25 03:52
reubencovington's picture

I'm running into an issue with an MSE2 export template and I need some help

So I want to remove all * from a string like so:
replace@(match:"*", replace:"")

But this doesn't work so I tried it with an escape character
replace@(match:"\*", replace:"")

but this also doesn't work. Can I get some help?

Creator of Re-Making Magic.

Tue, 2015-08-18 21:17

Trying to create a custom template for a game I've designed.

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:14

Using the Modern Leveler template, it happens to me that the shortcut "~" to display the card name actually works fine in the first and last textboxes but it displays another card's name in the middle textbox.

Is this a bug on the template or there's something wrong with my installation? Because I thought that the shortcuts like ~ or CIP were independent to templates.

Does this happen to someone else?

Extra info: In a set with a single card (the leveler), using ~ on the middle textbox just displays "CARDNAME".

Sat, 2015-08-01 09:11
isaac the awesome
isaac the awesome's picture

Hello to all. This is just something I decided to do during my free time. I figured out how to make installer files and I started putting templates on them.

Thu, 2015-07-30 20:40
JohnTheForgetful's picture

Hello I am in the process of creating a card game and while this website has been wonderful in helping me fresh out my idea and what I would like, I find myself in need of a personal card template design for my game. Now I do not expect anyone to do this for free and will pay them for their time and work. If you can not help me but know of someone or another site that can could you please inform me if you will. For a basic idea of that I am aiming for I am combining aspects of Yugioh and Magic together.

Let the Dragons Fly

Mon, 2015-07-27 07:58
isaac the awesome
isaac the awesome's picture

Hello all I do not precisely know the functions of the sparkers template or exactly how to code it. I made these and sent them to Pichoro awhile ago.

Thu, 2015-07-23 20:55
raohmaru's picture

Hello everyone.

Not sure which text editor is the best suited for template coding, but I mainly develop with Notepad++ (a free source code editor).
In order to add syntax highlighting for MSE's scripting language and auto-completion for methods and keywords, I have created a User Defined Language file for Notepad++.


Feel free to download it and post any comments/thoughts about it.