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, 2014-12-07 06:50

I've been attempting to create an installer for my new template for the past few hours; in the mse --cli (running cmd.exe as admin) I type: > mse --create-installer 5eSpells.mse-installer 5e-spellcards.mse-game 5e-spellcards-powerframes.mse-include 5e-spellcards-style.mse-style

And in return I get error 23: Expected 'end of input' instead of '5'. I've tried this inside the Console tab of normal MSE2 and I get the exact same error. I apparently had this problem exactly 3 years ago and somehow solved it, but I forgot how. So, how does this work again?

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Sun, 2014-11-30 04:27
Arcades's picture

Hello. I'm new here so please forgive me if this is in the wrong subforum! A happy smile

I updated my MtG templates about a month or two ago and, although I did not tell the installers to delete any templates, the "new-transform" templates are missing now. This makes it impossible to open some of my set files. I know that the double-faced card template exists now (and I got it) but I find it very difficult/clumsy to use since it takes up most of the screen and covers up the working part of the editor.

Does anyone know why "new-transform" would disappear?

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:57
WindMasterArceus's picture

Okay, so I managed to get my game to show up in the options for MSE. However, now when I try to load the template, it freezes.

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Wed, 2014-11-26 06:18

First of all, thanks to all the developers here! MSE has made my gaming life very fun and easy! Thank you Big smile

I love the Warlord Saga of the storm template, because it's way easier than using photoshop templates. There have been some updates to the game though, so if someone has some time to update the MSE templates, that would be awesome!

Not sure if I did it right, so correct me if I'm wrong and I'll give it another go, but below are attached 6 "bleed" templates and one example of what the finished product looks like.

Wed, 2014-11-19 20:09

I apologize if this is a silly question, but why is the multicolor frame in planeswalker templates (also in M15 sparkers and sacrificers) that different from the multicolor frame of real planeswalkers?

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Tue, 2014-11-11 21:08

Okay everybody, you may all remember that the only MTG template that seems missing from the latest update is the M15 Emblem template. Pichoro said he haven't found a proper model and all, but the resources used in the other templates can be useful here, for I cracked the design of the template for the M15 Emblems and I invite those who are good making templates (including the template makers) to join me and see if we can add the template to the bunch.

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Tue, 2014-11-11 05:42

Myself and a friend developed a tcg, it is done rules, card types, characteristcs, even the template is done, we have 350 card set ready to go for public testing so we can rebalance if needed, but I need to program the template and the mana symbols into MSE to make and print the cards for IRL playtesting and import them into Magic Workstation for virtual testing.

Mon, 2014-11-03 20:49

So I've designed a game and it's pretty good.

Only issue is, ive been using the VS system cards for the game and that's a no go for our Open Beta Testing. I've created the templates already and have everything ready to go. The only issue is, I have no experience with Making templates or even modifying them.