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.

Thu, 2016-10-06 09:32

I'm working on a custom game and all the text formatting from the MtG Vanguard template has been great for it (sample LASER card attached). I would like to keep using this template for my prototype without having to feel guilty about stealing the card frame art from Vanguard.

Mon, 2016-09-19 05:18

I have this style and game file and when I boot up MSE 2 and try to select "New Set" it does nothing and I can't select a template. It only does it when these files are in the install directory, and yes the install directory is not in Program Files since I'm on Windows 10.

Sun, 2016-09-18 22:24

So I created a game file and a styles file. I have everything I need in the specific folders. i.e. the style folder with all the cards and the game folder with the icon.

EDIT: I open MSE and my game is shown there. I click my game and ok to try to load it up. Nothing. I double click on the blank card and MSE crashes. As far as I know the folders are completely prepped to run as I've followed some tutorials.

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Mon, 2016-09-12 22:37
Imp Elemental S...
Imp Elemental Spirit Guide's picture

Sorry, but I was so excited by this I have to share (given the time I've spent trial and error-ing stuff almost wanted to post it in the showcase forum).

As some of you know I've been working on the Pokemon templates. From the get go I've been trying to find a way to render this.

Sun, 2016-09-11 16:26

Is there a way to have the title color change based on the color of the card? (I.E. White cards have a black title, but black cards have a white title.)

Sat, 2016-09-03 21:06
thehuw's picture

Keyword Update
Current Version: Kaladesh B
Get the file here!

To install the update, copy this file into the following directory: Magic Set Editor 2 / data / magic.mse-game. This should overwrite the existing keywords file. Ensure that your browser does not automatically save the file as a .txt - it should have no extension at all.

3 September 2016: Version Kaladesh.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Set Huwb
Battle Board
They/them pronouns, please.

Fri, 2016-09-02 16:12
Imp Elemental S...
Imp Elemental Spirit Guide's picture

I continually but my head against the fact that I need either better interrogatives as to the input values in my text fields or a scriptable "scale down to".

Fri, 2016-09-02 05:05

Would someone kindly make a template for me? Now before I get flamed, let me explain A happy smile I am not a fly by new user, I have been on here for many years (+6). I am a game writer and would like to make my own reference cards for my role-playing game. I create all my own art so no rights are ever breached. I am currently using the MtG Extended template and have modified the art backgrounds and boarders as to not use Wizard's copyrighted art however, I feel the layout is too similar so would like to further change the card layout but that required moving text fields.