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, 2014-11-19 20:09

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

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

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

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
Femme Fatale's picture

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


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


Mon, 2014-10-27 19:33
freak4goofy's picture

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.

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Sun, 2014-10-26 23:28

I know this has been requested before, but even so I would like to know if anyone is interested in developing this template for MSE. I believe it's a popular CCG nowadays, and many people would certainly love an easier way to develop their own Naruto cards.

I've seen that the major complaint about creating a template for MSE is mostly due to the popping art and transparencies. Well, not all the cards have popping art, and I believe it would look as good without it. Think of Planeswalkers, for example.