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
MSE Add-On Award
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.

Tue, 2015-03-31 02:20

I will be posting the Dates to all of my updates, including the OP date. This is just in case this topic takes off and a template starts developing.

Hey guys I'm looking at possibly making template images for DBZ Panini. I'm currently stripping down Personality Cards from Set 2 (distinguishable from Set 1 by placement of PUR and Set Icon as well as size of Dragon Ball Rarity icon) and am making some decent progress.

Sun, 2015-03-29 05:19
marshmellow's picture

since discovering mse extra, i've been pretty excited to just start throwing cards around with non-standard colors. it's fun. the default symbols are serviceable enough, but i think they can be way better. brown in particular needed some love, but once i get started i tend to keep going.

so, i replaced all of them with my own symbols.

Mon, 2015-03-23 11:38
Udelude's picture

I'm making a complete M15 extra template, with all the extra colors, the Beleren font and a new holofoil stamp, but I've come up with a problem. I copied Pichoro's M15 extra template then changed all instances of "magic-mana-large-extra-m15" to "magic-mana-large-extra", but when I open my set and try to put Lightning Mana for MTG Extra, for example, in the cost, nothing happens. The symbol doesn't appear. Then on the Console there is a message saying the magic extra symbol template is outdated, yet I've already downloaded it from Pichoro's template index and they still say it's outdated.
Can anyone help me?

Sun, 2015-03-22 05:23
Tsukino Kaji
Tsukino Kaji's picture

Was there a template for the old lands from legends? Like the ones that give banding. Nothing in the system seems to fit.

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Fri, 2015-02-20 01:00

Looking to see if it has already been made if so a link would be appreciated if not could someone make it. i have a couple of sets im working on that would be great with a template like this.
i don't know if it is a big job but like the card below but with duel faced cards from innistread thank you and i hope its an easy job.

Thu, 2015-02-19 18:41

Deep within the Additional Downloads (http://msetemps.sourceforge.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=144, the 7th block of templates) is a link to the "Magic - Unset Styles" grouping of templates. I am trying to use the 'Greater Morphling' template but it is missing the card type line.
Attached is a screen shot of the missing type field.

EDIT: So on my end, I did a quick and dirty learning of the template making process and just fixed it for myself. As a heads up, it looks like the greater Morphling template is trying to grab an 'Identity' field and it's not finding one?

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:36

Is there a way to have "paragraph height" scriptable?

If there isn't, how is "content lines" used or referenced?

MSE2 tells me "variable is not set" if I try to use it. But "content lines" is supposed to be automatic.

I'm trying to have paragraphs separate more or less according to the space needed.

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:46

Hey there. I was looking around for a way to do this myself but have as of yet found a way.
Basically what I want is an altered M15 EXTRA template that's changed as follows.
Card backgrounds changed to the following colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet(pink), Indigo(purple), White, Black)
Have the backgrounds look kind of like hard/shimmering colored light (can be the same image recolored)
Have mana symbols and watermarks changed to each of the nine Lantern Corps symbols.
Nothing else changed.

The idea I'm going for here is a Green Lantern inspired set.