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Thursday, 19th June, 2008, 09:30 PM #651
I apologize if this has already been asked and answered, but I'm reading this on my breaktime at work and, well, long thread is loooonng.
Regarding Ander00's cards and MSE, the encounter and daily banner colors are hard to tell apart at a glance when printed in greyscale. (At-will and item might have a similar issue, but I haven't checked and the card formats are different enough anyway). Is there a way to change the style definitions (or whatever) to make for greater contrast? Or rather, I assume there is, but can anyone tell me how? I couldn't find it in the program itself, and the documentation on the MSE site is (to be diplomatic) lacking.
What we're doing with the cards, BTW, is exporting images from MSE, pasting them into an OpenOffice template, and printing them to Avery "name badge" cardstock. It's 2.25 by 3.5 inches, the closest we could find to standard game card size (2.5 by 3.5), and saves us the hassle of manually cutting them out.
I still wish someone made actual 2.5 by 3.5 perforated cardstock; there's gotta be a market for it.
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Thursday, 19th June, 2008, 09:32 PM #652
I had similar thoughts. Still, I'd love to see more services like this.Originally Posted by Rhianni32
Maybe you could present it as (say) $5 for time/materials, and $5 for shipping/handling. The card designs themselves are freely available for anyone that wishes to do it themselves (and you could even provide links to them)... so you could merely be providing some paypal links for common, pre-estimated requests.
This could also allow you to print out different types of cards for people (maybe even taking special requests).
Friday, 20th June, 2008, 12:58 AM #653
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Thank you THANK YOU for the cards, they're great. I'm back into D&D as of Father's Day, haven't played in almost 20 years. I'm teaching my kids and these cards are great. I was actually about to post a question to you about cards for Feats and things like Second Wind - ie. the Dwarven Fighter I have rolled up has the Power Attack feat and it'd be great to have a card with that info as an example.Originally Posted by Ander00
Friday, 20th June, 2008, 01:30 AM #654
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
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Friday, 20th June, 2008, 03:51 AM #655
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
Hijack for MSE question:
Great stuff everyone.
I installed MSE and one of the data sets. I've tried to extract other data sets into the data directory, but I don't see any other choices other than the one with like 5-6 templates (ending with the great DDM template). Is there a way to get other templates/game files to show?
Friday, 20th June, 2008, 06:43 AM #656
Novice (Lvl 1)
Just wanted to thank everyone for all the creativity. I am so motivated right now!!!
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Friday, 20th June, 2008, 04:00 PM #657
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Is there a post that explains the various symbols used in Ander00's set? ie. the left side is type of action (fist is standard?) and right is range?
edit - nevermind, found what I was looking for - Magic Set Editor 2\data\D&D-Ander-symbol.mse-symbol-font, all in there.
Last edited by Relbanan; Friday, 20th June, 2008 at 05:37 PM.
Friday, 20th June, 2008, 09:57 PM #658
Well I'll be. Good to know.Originally Posted by beverson
For the time being, tho, I think the name badges will do the job. They're only a quarter inch narrower, and easier/cheaper to replace. We'll probably be printing cards as needed for each character, even when duplicating ones already used by someone else.
Also, I tried exporting images in "plain" style, and I think they look better that way in greyscale. Encounter and daily powers are easier to distinguish, and it just looks cleaner without the shadow effects. The regular style looks great... in full color. In greyscale, OTOH, I think the cleaner look is better. Thanks for including it.
On the topic of the symbols, I probably would've used one for action type and one for cooldown, but that's just me.
EDIT: Eventually I figured out that the upper-right symbols are based on the ones used for powers in the monster stat blocks. So that makes more sense now.
Last edited by CLAVDIVS; Saturday, 21st June, 2008 at 07:46 AM.
Saturday, 21st June, 2008, 08:00 AM #659
I was justy checking out the images, and some of them were still in "default" style with the shading. I checked them out in MSE, and they still display the shading even when set to "plain" style. Acid arrow is the first one I notice when looking at the thumbnails, but there's others. When I go into the style page on another card, uncheck "options specific to this card" and switch the look to plain, it changes most but not all of the cards to match. What gives?Originally Posted by CLAVDIVS
Saturday, 21st June, 2008, 07:40 PM #660
Novice (Lvl 1)
Troll and all,Originally Posted by Trolls
I think these are totally awesome (yes I'm from the '80's.). But I was wondering if you had a magic card set editor template file or can easily make on for those of use like me that are not that graphically design talented.
Because I'm inspired to work on sets for all my characters and my player's characters as a reward for playing.
Update: Well about 20 pages later I found the link to download the templates and I'm working with them now. A few errors in Dependecies with the 0.3.6 verson. I do see one issue with some of the really long named powers not shrinking to fit the text field (i.e. Channel Divinity: Divine Meddle)
Last edited by jonathan.g.wilson; Saturday, 21st June, 2008 at 11:23 PM.