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.

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
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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.


Thu, 2015-07-23 19:57

(not sure if this goes here or in troubleshooting)

So I've been using MSE to create cards for a game some of us are working on. In a grand tradition of programmers, just grabbed a another template that was similar and have been spending months changing it to fit our needs. We've been able to change nearly everything (I've even got it to successfully scale up for printing purposes) EXCEPT for flavor text. No matter what (whatever we tinker with) we just can't get flavor text to change whether it's to adjust the size or add a little padding to the top.

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Thu, 2015-07-23 04:41

Firstly, apologies if this isn't the right subforum but it seemed the most appropriate one and I'd found a thread on scripting in here, so I thought I'd go here too.

All I need is a simple export script that takes a .mse-set file and gives all cards inside as .pngs. I know I can do this from mse --cli setName.mse-set by typing the following many times: "write_image_file(file:set.cards[cardNumber]+"png", set.cards[cardNumber]) in a loop containing all the set's cards, but I'm not quite sure how to translate that into a script.

Wed, 2015-07-15 04:10
Strormer's picture

Hello everyone.

I'm relatively new here, but I've been using MSE for quite some time now. I've been playing a lot of the Star Trek Attack Wing game and I was wondering if anyone has or is planning to do a template for their cards. My Google-fu has turned up little (mostly GIMP files) and I've not seen anything on the forums, but I thought I'd check.

I'm looking into Meep's tutorials from a while back to see if I can pick up how to go about templating, but from the little I've tried to do so far, I feel I'm a long way away from creating anything viable.

If you're rolling for initiative, it's probably already too late.

Sat, 2015-07-11 10:09


I'm working on an export template for a project of mine. Now, I want to export the card ID but I couldn't find a suitable value to use (card.card_number is in the format "x/y"). Additionally there are some cards I do not wish to export and thus they would cause the output IDs to skip.