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Hi there!

I am just trying to make a card game of my own. The thing is that I need a card template in order to start working. Is there any template in this site or any other?.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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You could try Nandeck (http://www.nand.it/nandeck/). You have to learn its scripting language, but once you do you can create almost any type of card.
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Depending on what kind of software you will be using there are couple of options.

If you will be using Inkscape (vector graphics) I recommend Inkscape Expansions for Boardgame development, which you can find here on BGG (search forums: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/299033/inkscape-extensio...) Or contact this guy:
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If you are using any raster-graphics program (I personally recommend GIMP) you can just make it easily yourself drawing a shape with rounded corners of this size: 64mmx89mm. (standard poker/MtG/Artscow card size)

If you look for easy tool to make cards you can use nanDeck (search forums) which is free tool to build decks. Link above (I din't know it requiers code-writing skills).

Hope that helps, feel free to ask any other questions, good luck with the design - care to share some info on that one?
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Queation is: Which OS do you use ?

On m$ (popular name: windows) you can have nandeck, but if you are on OS X or Linux, Inkscape is your friend (which is also runs on m$ very well).

I second the extension from Pelle Nilsson if you need "beginner" examples, see the included files; if you want to see more difficult one, see my example (a whole deck) here.

For raster-based graphics, Gimp is very OK (runs on all platforms); here I can not provide you an example, sorry for that.
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If you simply need a layout template, Superior POD and Newt's cards have some:

http://www.superiorpod.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3


Scroll down to get to Newt's (which are for 8.5x11" sheets)
http://www.newtscards.com/design_a_card.asp
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If you have Office 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/memories-and-crafts/art...

If you got to Step 3 there is a link to a playing card template for Word. It's in DocX format, so your options for opening it are limited. Obviosuly Word 2007 or better will open it, but I'm not sure what other word processors will open that yet.


Edit: I just checked and OpenOffice 3.0 will open Word 2007 files.

Edit2: Duh, I just saw that the templates are in the right hand column of that linked site.
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Ok. Thanks for all your contributions. I am quite amazed that this topic got so many answers in a short time.

Well, first off I am a newbie and maybe I did not make myself clear enough about what I wanted. Sorry for that. I´m using Windows XP. Actually I was looking for some PSD blank card template (Photoshop) or something like that. Gimp sounds familiar to me but the thing is I am quite skilled in Photoshop so if someone could provide such a template...
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TheChin! wrote:
If you have Office 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/memories-and-crafts/art...

If you got to Step 3 there is a link to a playing card template for Word. It's in DocX format, so your options for opening it are limited. Obviosuly Word 2007 or better will open it, but I'm not sure what other word processors will open that yet.


Edit: I just checked and OpenOffice 3.0 will open Word 2007 files.

Edit2: Duh, I just saw that the templates are in the right hand column of that linked site.


Grab the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack from MS and you can open them in Word 2003 as well
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The Magic Set Editor has lots of different card templates and not just magic card templates. there are plenty of other down-loadable templates and it is easy to work with and add your own templates to. I have used it myself and am also trying to put the finishing touches on a card game as well.
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overtheboard wrote:
If you simply need a layout template, Superior POD and Newt's cards have some:

http://www.superiorpod.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3


Scroll down to get to Newt's (which are for 8.5x11" sheets)
http://www.newtscards.com/design_a_card.asp


These links are no longer valid.

I was able to get a blank template here: http://www.superiorpod.com/product/poker-size-custom-card-de...

But even if that link is no longer valid all you have to do is find the size of cards you want (I chose Poker size), then scroll down to the button that says "Download Template Files Here." Then open up the .zip file, which includes .psd, .pdf and .tif files for you to use.

Hope this helps!
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