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.

Mon, 2016-11-28 00:08

Can anyone recommend any hex templates that have been made here? I'm working on a space game and was hoping there was a hex shape template I could work with - thanks!

Thu, 2016-11-10 21:35

I have been working on a Marvel/DC/Image Comic Book Character TCG for almost 3 years now. I have over 2500 cards finished and I am still working to get things done. It's a very time consuming but I have had a ton of doing it - I want to make sure to make this game playable online sometime soon but I need help with card templates. I am a huge MTG fan so I want to stick to the "Modern Style" that is the default template in MSE2 but I also want to add a few more colors and still keep it looking similar to MSE2.

Tue, 2016-11-08 02:25

I think I may have painted myself into a corner when I built my original game file a couple of years ago. As I have provided additional style files to the community that uses my game file, I have run into a problem with a poor decision in the game file. I am concerned about making a the change to the game file that will cause problems with everyone's data set and I prefer to avoid doing that.

In the game file, I have a choice field called "Concentration". The choices are "No" and "Concentration". I should have made the choices a simple binary yes/no. But this is where I am.

Wed, 2016-10-26 04:12

Wondering could someone make a template that is just a big text box, a name text box, and nothing else, maybe a mono colour background(light grey?)?
I would like it to use "times new roman" or any other completely free domain font.
Further if it could be categorized as a "magic game type" so its compatible with mtg lackey plugins.

This is so that people testing their own games can legally get test printings and have cards both lackey compatible and completely ready to transfer to software where they have a card frame.

I will post a link in the "New card game development, resource cent

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.