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.

Thu, 2017-09-21 22:40
marioware2's picture

Hey all,

I've got a new mechanic on the horizon that features creatures transforming into auras. I'd love some sort of sweet template for the backside akin to the map lands in Ixalan. I don't have any specific ideas or parameters, so anyone who's up to the challenge has free reign on the design! I can also (attempt to) implement the template if need be, so really what I need is just the design. Let me know if you can help me out. A happy smile

Sat, 2017-09-16 17:21

MSE is pretty great. It has a font similar to the custom font WotC uses (if not the exact font), and handles the non-symmetric shading for each object / line. This is important because if one were to trace this with a vector editor, the template would look very flat and more icon-ish.

That said, the background of cards (not the border, but the main card color) is static.

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Thu, 2017-09-14 16:58

I'm looking for help finding or producing an edit to the Art Background template that makes the text box semi-transparent, similar to that of the Art Background Planswalkers template (and possibly add the M15 stamp at the bottom). I've done some digging and was considering editing the existing template myself, but I haven't the faintest idea of how the program recognizes transparencies.

I will attach an image for reference of what I am in search of. I realize the provided reference is a Photoshop overlay, but it has to be possible to make something similar for use with MSE.

Sat, 2017-09-09 21:15
solthanlas's picture

I began working on an Ustable Borderless Lands Template for the MSE.

Currently formatted in PSD with all layers available.


Here is the URL for the dropbox for you to share.

Any adjustments suggestions would be appreciated.

I need the next step in making text fields and how to teach MSE to treat it as a template.


Thu, 2017-08-31 01:09
freak4goofy's picture

I'm currently working on some new Challenge decks and I wanted to know if there was a completed Hero's Path template available, especially in all three colors (green, orange, & purple). In the future, if there is someone who is working on it, I think it would be awesome if you could do custom colors (like red, orange, yellow, etc).

Let me know if scans are needed, considering the artifact & enchantment creature cards in the decks. I will be happy to send them to whoever needs them.

Don't use the cards. Abuse the cards.

Thu, 2017-08-10 04:06
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WindyDelcarlo's picture

So, the Magic Clear frame somehow allows you to click the image despite the fact that the frame is overlayed on top of the image. Is there some piece of code I can use to allow me to do that? I'm trying to work on a template that uses transparency but I can't edit the image because the frame is overlayed on top of it.