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.

Login or register to post comments
Wed, 2015-11-18 15:24
Cajun's picture

So I'm sure any of you who've used the M15 template long enough know long rules text tends to run into the sticker or the P/T. Turns out the height of the text box is ~12 pixels too tall, which gives you a little more room if you end on a short line, gives you the runoff otherwise. What you want to do to fix that is change the text box height to 142. Here's a few examples of changes from Ashura:

Height 154 then Height 142

This perhaps isn't a perfect fix.

Novea, the Newborn World, set 1 of 0 in the Novean block.

Mon, 2015-11-16 12:21
reubencovington's picture

Hi i'm working on an exporter for MSE2 -> MagicMultiverse and I'm having a small issue with one of the replace lines.
When I try to run the export I get the following error:

Error while compiling regular expression: 'G{'
At position: 2
Unmatched { or \{

I tracked down the line in particular and it seems to be this:
replace@(match:"G\{", replace:"\{G\}\{")

Here I'm trying to find all capital G's that are before a Curly brace and then place those inside curly braces.
What do I need to change to make this work? I've escaped the braces so I'm not sure why isn't working.

Creator of Re-Making Magic.

Tue, 2015-11-03 17:54

When I export a card with the Magic 2015 template, there's this weird little square in the bottom left of the picture. A dot should be there I believe, but instead it's a very unsightly box. Is there a way to fix it in the editor before I export it? I'd like to minimize my time in Photoshop if possible. Also, it feels like the Beleren font is appearing too big for the card title, is there a way to decrease font size?

Login or register to post comments
Wed, 2015-10-28 16:09
Feed's picture

Just a slightly better quality old foil overlay.

Check out my template work-in-progress http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/10747

Wed, 2015-10-28 13:23
Feed's picture

So, I'm working on a template, I started this one a few years ago but I've finally decided to continue it.
I'll be posting some updates in this thread to get some feedback on it.

This is made in photoshop, I haven't finished getting everything into MSE yet.
Text-Art means they have a transparent text box.

Check out my template work-in-progress http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/10747

Wed, 2015-10-28 02:14
isaac the awesome
isaac the awesome's picture

Am I the only one who thinks the hedron frame on the expeditions is obnoxious. This template looks way better.


Wed, 2015-10-21 01:18

I am trying to create 4-color hybrid mana, 1/3 mana, and 1/4 mana (like Unhinged's 1/2 mana) and I have created the symbols and put the codes in the script file, yet when I type in the code I assigned, which was |3 for 1/3 colorless mana, the symbol didn't appear. Does anyone know of a fix to this problem?

Every symbol i've tried failed to appear.

Mon, 2015-10-19 01:21

Hey guys,

I've been making some of my own original idea MtG cards and I want to make them look like Urza's Legacy era foil cards. I used the Old Style Foil Overlay and applied it to the cards and noticed two issues:

1. The foil shooting star logo is up too high. It looks odd and unnatural where its placed.

2. Since it's part of an overlay, it covers the card text.