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Subject: How to make great homemade cards... rss

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Lorenzo Carnevale
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I suggest to use Magic Set Editor to create cards:

http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/download

Just use a search engine for some nice pics (ancient pictures are great!), put them in the cards, write some reminder text and print
 
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Karl Schmit
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I used this to make a werewolf deck somewhat recently. It worked fairly well. I had some issues with exporting images. You definitely can't print from MSE as it prints everything too big and crappy looking. I think it even exports the card images in a size that's too big. IIRC, I had to resize the card images in Photoshop to get them to be the right size for printing. But this led to me learning how to create macros so it was all worthwhile.

You can see the results here: http://ratpfink.phpnet.us/werewolf/index.html

(Yes, I realize there are one or two typos)
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Kevin J
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I used nanDECK (http://www.nand.it/nandeck/) myself. It looks like MSE is more point-and-click; I'll have to give it a try!

To make my cards, I used 28 lb paper for the back and front, and slipped them into a clear soft card sleeve along with an old playing card for stiffness (I've since upgraded to 110 lb paper for making cards; I still use two sheets for front and back and a card sleeve so the cards don't get marked or worn down at all). Here's a picture:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/536853012_917e1dfe90_b.j...

I also made a tuckbox using http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi.

I was thinking of using pictures for all the cards (since I'm left with a fair amount of whitespace), but I didn't want to try to find pictures for all the special roles that would all have the same artistic feel to them. These cards get the job done anyways.

I don't mean to threadjack, I just don't think I've shown off the fruits of my efforts on BGG yet.

BTW, I can't seem to find your PDFs ratpfink. I just get a messy looking page of ads for the webhost.
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Ben G
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If you right-click save-as, you can see the cards. Just clicking on the above links sends you to the ads page of the hosting service.
 
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Karl Schmit
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xpsdude wrote:
If you right-click save-as, you can see the cards. Just clicking on the above links sends you to the ads page of the hosting service.

Dang. I'll make a little index.html and edit my post above...
 
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Kieron Mitchell
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ratpfink wrote:
I used this to make a werewolf deck somewhat recently. It worked fairly well. I had some issues with exporting images. You definitely can't print from MSE as it prints everything too big and crappy looking. I think it even exports the card images in a size that's too big. IIRC, I had to resize the card images in Photoshop to get them to be the right size for printing. But this led to me learning how to create macros so it was all worthwhile.

You can see the results here: http://ratpfink.phpnet.us/werewolf/index.html

(Yes, I realize there are one or two typos)


Nicely done.
 
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