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.

Wed, 2016-04-20 03:09
Eyks's picture

I want the icon for a card's accompanying d6 to appear in the latter three of its faces represented on the card. It's easy enough to set the first image, but I want the other two to copy automatically instead of actually inserting the image three times.

Wed, 2016-04-20 01:45
Eyks's picture

I have a card field that allows me to choose the energy type (color) of a card. Depending on what I pick in the top-left, I want the energy faces of the die shown at the bottom of the card to automatically match. If I set both fields to be manually chosen, I can get them to work, but I can't get one to change based on the other.

Mon, 2016-04-18 17:23

I am trying to make a template for a game I am making. But, I don't know how to get a background image onto the card. I looked at some examples, but it didn't work, and, even if it did, it said 'double click to load image', even when 'editable' is false

- Thanks

Thu, 2016-04-14 20:15
fortyCakes's picture

I'm trying to make a Lord of the Rings LCG template. I've run into an issue with the text box. You can see on this example card: http://lotrlcg.com/Images/PageCards/gondorian-spearman.jpg

The flavor text is about 2pt smaller than the main body text. I'd like to use a combined_editor for rules text and flavor text so that the fields automatically share space. Is there any way to have combined text fields have a different size?

Wed, 2016-04-13 18:51
Eyks's picture

Up until I changed the text colors from rgb(255,255,255) and shadow of rgb(0,0,0) to white and black, respectively, none of my text would appear with a shadow. Now that I have made the changes from rgb codes to color names, my title and subtitle work, but not my cost field or my copyright line. I have them written in exactly the same way. I'm pretty stumped here.

Wed, 2016-04-13 12:33
Eyks's picture

I stayed up all night last night working on a Dice Masters template. I feel like I've made some good progress, but I'm having problems with the text box. I was hoping that I could get the font size to shrink if the box filled up like the Magic templates do, but instead the text just runs right outside the box. Please, let me know if you need to see any of the files/folders or if I need to format something differently. I'm completely new to template making and an amateur programmer in general.

Tue, 2016-04-12 18:44
ma_rul's picture

Wanting to get back into more serious template making for Magic and I am wondering if anyone has any current background blank image sets. That are just the background and the border. Hoping someone has these as they make custom templates easter to make.

For my next trick I well fly around the room under my own power - Londo Mollari
I am the mad scientist of magic.

Tue, 2016-04-12 00:56
Navypiper's picture

Hi guys,

I am starting (finally!) my version of the Star Trek First Edition cardmaker. Anyone who has seen the 1st edition cards of the Star Trek CCG ( http://www.trekcc.org/ ) will know just how many 'moving parts' there are to that edition. That's why I made the 2nd Edition cardmaker FIRST, as it has fewer niggly-naggly things in it.

Anyways, I am sure to have a number of questions as I progress (Some questions probably more inane than others, I confess) so please be patient with me through this. Thanks in advance.