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.

Fri, 2015-06-26 17:14
elementalheroshadow's picture

i was attempting to merge the omega-style frame with the double faced frame, but the type line text boxes duplicate across multiple fields, the image boxes and field for the name on the reverse side vanished (and i'm not sure how to get a second type line on the revers side), and the multicolored frame isn't working. everything else is fine, all other fields work, and the text is aligned correctly. attached is my style file as a .txt. help would be greatly appreciated, thanks much.

Sun, 2015-06-21 22:08
MSE Add-On Award
Pichoro's picture

My previous request thread has gotten kinda long, so I'd like to start a new one. Forum staff, as far as I'm concerned, you can lock that old one if you like, if you're worried about multiple threads for the same purpose.

So anyway, I'm on summer break, and in the mood to template. But I have a problem - very few things to do! So now I'm bored! Thus, I'm once again considering requests and new ideas.

So, I'm asking - anyone got any ideas for Magic templates?

Wed, 2015-05-27 16:40
Ladsworld's picture

I have downlaoded the M15 frames, but when I try to use them, they just show up blank. Has this problem occured before and is there a known solution? (NOTE: This happens to all M15 frames and I have tried reinstalling.)

Sun, 2015-05-24 21:35
4d20's picture

I am making a template for the Megaman NT Warrior TCG and have ran across two snags.

The first issue is the right-hand side of MSE, where you normally view your card information and click between them. None of the cards I make show up there.

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:34

Hi Guys,

I'm kind of new to this, and I'm hoping this is the right Forum to ask, but I am working on a couple of templates and I am not sure how to do coding for adding the subject picture and cropping it. (I hope I'm explaining this right) Also I am wondering how the Rules and Flavour Text Box works, especially for something like the Planeswalker template, where you have the 3 or 4 sections in the box that each depends on the amount of text in the other sections of the box.

Wed, 2015-05-20 05:57
Rhevnis's picture

Hello everyone, so... Three things.

1) I have made three or four custom templates for my own magic sets and I don't know where I can upload them for other people's use.

2) For some reason, I can't get my stamps to work for M15. The foil works, but the colored half-circle does not. It says when the editor loads up for these cards: "variable not set: card_stamp" how do I set that variable?

3) Where am I supposed to ask these questions in the forums?


Fri, 2015-05-08 15:32
Bufon's picture

Hi... Long time no see I looked for the template, on the list of templates, and on old posts (circa 2008)
I have no idea of coding, I have enough new card to destroy, ship, erase, burn or drown as requested; is it possible to continue the work and update the L5R template?

-English is not my mother language, excuse me for my mistakes.-

Sun, 2015-05-03 05:29

My problem is simply that when I type into the current Custom template style I have made no text will appear on the card. I have tried changing the text font many times in the style file yet it will not show but the card list columns will have the text that I have written in them. This irritates me as it hinders my current goals. If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it.