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, 2018-04-01 02:29

Well, Dominaria has a lot going on, with the legendary 'crown', Sagas, and the tweaked template with the divider line. I'm sure the 'crown' is easy - the divider line less easy, and Sagas a nightmare. Is anyone already working on these?

Sat, 2018-03-31 18:01
Parduz's picture

I was trying to write a function which iterate each word of a word list to see if there's one in a givet text.
# type_search (text,wordlist) checks if any word in the wordlist is contained in the text, and returns the word if found.
type_search := {

result := ""
# this is the text i want to analyze
search_where := to_lower(input[0])

# this should be the word list
search_what := input[1]
search_words := to_lower(remove_tags(search_what))
split_words := split_text(search_words,match: ",", include_empty:false)

# loop each word
for each x in split_words do (

Fri, 2018-03-30 19:12
Parduz's picture

I'd like to avoid to store all my card images in the set. So i have a card field for an image filename, and a style choice field to display that picture.
My question is if it is possible (and how) to have the image scaled to fit the field without being stretched.
I have'nt found any clue in the documentation, so i'm asking.

Thu, 2018-03-29 05:10

I tried looking in both this forum and additional download for something like this but i didn't see it.

So I'm looking for something that functions like meld in that it would have two DFC's but rotated 90 degrees à la a split card, with a wide text box and wide art box like a plane card.

I've spent a few hours playing around with several template but programming and me just don't get along together.

Anyways. Just any idea, i fully understand the complexity and difficulty that goes into templates.

Thanks in advance. :3

Tue, 2018-03-27 01:02

I'm making a template for the game Wixoss and to save myself the pain of memorizing a list of 1 character symbols, I'm making the symbols put in the rules textbox words instead of just R.

For example, R in MTG would be Red in this template. Highlight the whole word and you get a Red symbol. Same with Blue, Green, White, Black, Colorless, etc. As well as other things like Once and [On Play] and >Cross<. Many complicated symbols.

In the MTG template, there's a script that is able to see text before a : (colon) and convert WRUGB1234567890 etc into the appropriate symbols.

Mon, 2018-03-26 09:53


I've searched high and low through the internet and MSE2, and I can't seem to locate any mention of M15 DFC Levelers. To clarify more, Levelers in the M15 frame on both sides. Does this template exist and I've just overlooked it? If not, I'd like to make this an official request for it!

Thanks to everyone looking, and great work as always!

Mon, 2018-03-19 01:32

I am hoping to see if anyone can do a template for the Ascension CCG as I am creating a new game which uses a super similar style. I wish I could do my own template but have no clue how - any help would be greatly appreciated

Fri, 2018-03-16 13:45

Just wondering, because I've seen it mentioned before, but I have no idea where to get the template for transform/meld cards.