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
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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
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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, 2014-11-26 06:18
lepk934

First of all, thanks to all the developers here! MSE has made my gaming life very fun and easy! Thank you Big smile

I love the Warlord Saga of the storm template, because it's way easier than using photoshop templates. There have been some updates to the game though, so if someone has some time to update the MSE templates, that would be awesome!

Not sure if I did it right, so correct me if I'm wrong and I'll give it another go, but below are attached 6 "bleed" templates and one example of what the finished product looks like.

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Wed, 2014-11-19 20:09
TempestCloud

I apologize if this is a silly question, but why is the multicolor frame in planeswalker templates (also in M15 sparkers and sacrificers) that different from the multicolor frame of real planeswalkers?

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Tue, 2014-11-11 21:08
irRESPondible

Okay everybody, you may all remember that the only MTG template that seems missing from the latest update is the M15 Emblem template. Pichoro said he haven't found a proper model and all, but the resources used in the other templates can be useful here, for I cracked the design of the template for the M15 Emblems and I invite those who are good making templates (including the template makers) to join me and see if we can add the template to the bunch.

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Tue, 2014-11-11 05:42
TheShed

Myself and a friend developed a tcg, it is done rules, card types, characteristcs, even the template is done, we have 350 card set ready to go for public testing so we can rebalance if needed, but I need to program the template and the mana symbols into MSE to make and print the cards for IRL playtesting and import them into Magic Workstation for virtual testing.

Mon, 2014-11-03 20:49
Mastamune

So I've designed a game and it's pretty good.

Only issue is, ive been using the VS system cards for the game and that's a no go for our Open Beta Testing. I've created the templates already and have everything ready to go. The only issue is, I have no experience with Making templates or even modifying them.

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Sat, 2014-11-01 06:12
Femme Fatale
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I'm making a request to have the Omega style that is currently only in 8th edition be redesigned for M15.

There are numerous reasons why I say this: The design of M15 that leaves more room for text boxes and art fits well with the idea of the Omega style that utilizes a second type bar to save space on the text boxes.

Currently working on a homestarrunner.com block. My maximum is 1024 cards, making a 4 set block, each set being 256 cards.

Thu, 2014-10-30 17:36
LionMoon

Hi

i search for all Font on the magic card

Goudy Medieval,Matrix Bold,MPlantin. But i dont uderstand where i use it correctly on the card .

someone can teach me ? thanks A happy smile

thanks

Mon, 2014-10-27 19:33
freak4goofy
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Is there a way that Beleren font can be used on the Planechase, Vanguard, Archenemy, & Hero templates?

Don't use the cards. Abuse the cards.