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Subject: Creating prototype cards rss

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Desiree Greverud
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This is purely a logistics question of what is the best/most efficient way to create a deck of cards. I currently have a chart in MS Word and need to transfer the information to cards so I can print out and start playtesting.

I'm not worried about graphic design or artwork now. I just want the 4 bits of information layed out in a legible manner.

So, what program/process do people use?
 
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Andy Leedy

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Check out nanDECK.
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There are some topics pinned at the top of the 'Do It Yourself' forum that are probably of interest.
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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/322382/game-design-self-pub...

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bkahuna wrote:
Check out nanDECK.


This tutorial is all about getting some info from an excel sheet onto cards using nandeck.
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For cheap barebones prototypes this tool is awesome: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/23067493#23067493

After playtesting when ready for ready art & layout, NANdeck like others have suggested. I also do Powerpoint when the layout is too squirrely to be easily NANdeck scripted.

 
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An excel spreadsheet, some extra Magic cards, and sleeves?

I guess it depends on whether or not the deck has been playtested...
 
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Sam and Max wrote:
An excel spreadsheet, some extra Magic cards, and sleeves?

I guess it depends on whether or not the deck has been playtested...

I have the excel spreadsheet. I want a quick way to get the info for 100+ rows of info onto cards precisely so I can playtest.

I am looking at the NanDeck program, but the logic of it hasn't "clicked" yet with me so I'm not exactly sure what I should be doing with it.
 
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DragonsDream wrote:

I am looking at the NanDeck program, but the logic of it hasn't "clicked" yet with me so I'm not exactly sure what I should be doing with it.

 
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