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Piotr Sielimowicz
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Here is the topic - how to make this game a native language version without loosing too much of the 'view'. Here is my way of doing that.

1. What will you need?
Appropriate Software (I use Scribus http://www.scribus.net/)
Printing on transparent foil at home or available in nearby
Transparent card sleeves to reuse (I used one of Ultra Pro products: http://www.ultrapro.com/page.php?pname=gaming/deck_protector...#)
Most possibly - good dictionary (but not necessarily)

2. Easy way
Download the file: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42577
Translate cards into your own language (version enclosed is in PL)
Print on transparent foil
Cut the cards and put into card sleeves of a size 67x92 mm or 2.5/8 x 3.5/8 with relevant original cards

3. Complicated way - Preparation
First - measure the size of transparent cards sleeves you have. Mine are 2.5/8 x 3.5/8 or 67mm x 92mm (and that is slightly too large). Your cards should be slightly smaller than that. Let's say - 1mm - 1.5mm from each edge. In my case - I assumed than, that I will recreate cards of size 64mm x 87.5mm.

4. Complicated way - First edit
Create new landscape document.
Create your first card. Put the box of size mentioned earlier (64 x 87.5mm). Than - on the exact place, where text is placed on the original box - put there your new text on the similar background. Than copy it over (usually table of 2x4 in A4 format) across the page.

5. Complicated way - Second edit
Translate all the cards and put into recently created tables. My recommendation is to join in the cards in to sets - to prepare the least number of pages and than - to print them once, twice etc. Example could be:
http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42577

6. Complicated way - Finishing
You are almost done. Now you need to print those and put into cards sleeve along with the original card.

Simple? Well - it took me about 4-5 hours to complete it all. But the effect is quite fine.

Regards,
Sielim
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photo please!... to see final result
 
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