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Curtis Harrelson
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I'm playing around with a game design that will have lots of cards. Anyone know of a nice program that can quickly create cards? I'm not worried about graphics or anything at this point. Just something that can pull in info, possibly from a spreadsheet or something, to quickly create cards.
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Nate K
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I do basically all my prototyping in PowerPoint, myself. But there's a free program called NanDeck that generates cards, and it can take imports from Excel.
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I do all my prototyping on index cards... Yes, me am caveman, no understand computer!
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cjharrelson wrote:
I'm playing around with a game design that will have lots of cards. Anyone know of a nice program that can quickly create cards? I'm not worried about graphics or anything at this point. Just something that can pull in info, possibly from a spreadsheet or something, to quickly create cards.

Hi, I wrote an example script (that reads data from Excel) in this post:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/9781959#9781959

The reference site for nanDECK is http://www.nandeck.com

There is also a Guild, here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/454

Feel free to ask if you need other informations
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denis guillemenot
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You could check with Carta-Genius: http://www.pandocreon.fr/logiciels/carta-genius/

it's a great tool and i'm using it to create a new card game.

The cards data are in an Excel file, and i use a Python script to fill the XML templates processed by Carta-Genius to generate PDF file with the cards.


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Thanks everyone! Lots to look into!!
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