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.

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Wed, 2018-02-21 11:51
MasterQuestMaster's picture

I tried to use the unofficial 2.0.1 version because it supports PNG (and doesn't convert them to JPG).
But I found out that some of the template structure/terms/syntax seem to have changed in the new version, as I am getting some errors when I'm using my old template with the newer version.

So I wanted to ask: Does anyone know what changed in between the versions, so that I can fix my template files?

Creating Weiss Schwarz cards since 2016

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Wed, 2018-02-21 02:43

tl; dr version: Is there a way to 1) Have the two parts of a combined field be formatted independently of each other, or 2) Set symbol font size via text tags?

I've tried a few things to get this to work, and I'd like to either get one of them functioning or hear any suggestions people have that I haven't tried yet.

Ultimate goal: In a custom template for a custom game, have a combined field consisting of two fields: one of plain (rules) text and one of large icons.

Tue, 2018-01-23 09:01

So, I spent most of the day today working on a template, trying to get it to work. I can get it to recognize it exists, and that it has a style, but trying to actually create a set with the game/style doesn't work. I followed an old guide to make what I have, but I need some help. Anyone have an idea/suggestion for how to fix it? Or maybe someone could tell me how to fix it, or outright fix it for me? This is the first time I've ever attempted to make a template...

Sun, 2018-01-07 10:35
Auran Reign

I don't know how hard it would be, or if it's already been done (can't seem to find it); but it seems like it would be a good option to have a dual face toggle that would be available with any/all frames. I'd like to make some dual face cards, and I don't need the back style to look particularly different from the front style. If I could just toggle a switch that says a particular card is dual face so that it would present me with two cards attached to each other to design as a pair, would be very helpful.


Sat, 2017-12-16 17:08
Silver Bordered...

Any updates regarding colored borders? Only the card a side could be changed apparently.