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Thread: Making your own power cards
Friday, 22nd August, 2008, 04:18 PM #981
The only caveat is: It's extremely tough for me to modify the text outside of certain parameters.
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Friday, 22nd August, 2008, 04:22 PM #982
Friday, 22nd August, 2008, 04:27 PM #983
I have 2 total 'newbs' in my group that have never played DnD before. They actually make decent decisions when they have the cards in front of them and with a small amount of training, they can actually understand At-Will vs. Encounter vs. Daily as well as what skill they can use and why.
Also - the peace of mind I get as a DM watching my players 'tap' their cards after use and then 'reset' them on a short rest or extended rest is also worth it. It's a visual queue that they are not only being honest, but of where they are at, power-wise.
It makes the game play FAR smoother.
Plus, I've referred to my skill cards QUITE often as a DM because I can't remember the exact ruling on a Grab or a Bull Rush (for example).
All in all, I don't think I would ever go back to playing without them; even if I gave up 4E for some reason.
Last edited by eloquentaction; Friday, 22nd August, 2008 at 04:40 PM.
Friday, 22nd August, 2008, 06:01 PM #984
Novice (Lvl 1)
Many years ago I was a big WotC "Wheel of Time" player. I created a number of player aids, particularly a DM Screen. I put alot of work into them for my own group and offered them to the community on a dedicated site (GF's Tiny Wheel of Time). One forum member said "I can't thank you enough, you've made my gaming so much better." That praise wasn't solicited, but was greatly appreciated. And to be truthful it meant much.
Everyone who has contributed to this tread and to the MSE and PDF Cards all should recieve our sincerest congratualtions and thanks for their effort!
For those who have embraced 4E or have been on the 4E fence, you've made the game far more enjoyable and playable. Thank you so much ... to every creator... CHEERS!
Saturday, 23rd August, 2008, 12:30 PM #985
Novice (Lvl 1)
I am having a lot of trouble figuring out how to edit your cards. I am trying to make item cards for a few items my players already have and a few I want to include in the next session I run.
The problems I am having are;
1) I can't tell where some things are supposed to go such as action type. Is there a map of the different fields you have in there?
2) after I put in the level of the item I move down to input the action frequency (daily, encounter, etc) and as soon as I click on the drop down button the type of item (waist, arm, etc) and the level of the item disappear and with all those boxes xhoved together it is difficult to get the item type back in there.
3) What are all those boxes along the right hand side? they are short horizontal boxes that open a black outlined block below them when I start typing in them.
4) No matter how hard I try I cannot seem to be able to select the price box and type into it.
I hope you or someone that knows more about MSE than me sees this and can provide some guidance.
Last edited by eleran; Saturday, 23rd August, 2008 at 07:14 PM.
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Saturday, 23rd August, 2008, 12:48 PM #986
Do you think you could create a set file with one magic item in it so I have something copy from while making my own?
Thank you very much
Sunday, 24th August, 2008, 05:16 PM #987
Novice (Lvl 1)
BTW: The Guantlets of Ogre Power do not have the level listed.
Speaking of Level, the Rituals do not have the level in the same field as the powers. So if you sort by level it does not work for rituals
Also, if you update only one file everyone does not have to download EVERY file to get the updated one. Again, this saves on bandwidth for both sides.
Just as an example, I am not interested in the ENWorld material. Not that it is bad, just that we are running straight out of the rules for this current campaign. If I could avoid pulling down the ENWorld stuff, it would save a little wear and tear on the inter-tubes
As for Diseases, I assume you are not including those that are only in the Monster Manual? I know from my character's personal experience that Filth Fever is an ugly disease that you did not include. These cards are VERY useful, and I hope you include them in the future.
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Sunday, 24th August, 2008, 09:40 PM #988
Novice (Lvl 1)
Hi Hirahito, will you be updating the set to include the latest Star Pack release?
Last edited by Ghaerdon Fain; Sunday, 24th August, 2008 at 09:42 PM. Reason: link
Monday, 25th August, 2008, 03:50 AM #989
When I load up your complete set. I have a problem with the list on the right. I see the following
Action | Frequency | Range/Area | Keywords | # | Original Source
The name of the Items, Power, Skills, etc are not listed there. I cannot sort by name like I did with your original set and I can with Anders set I have on my computer now. Is there a way to put that classification in there before Action to that I get the names again. Makes it really hard to grab a specific power, item, skill, etc if I cannot see the names.
Otherwise your set is the freaking bomb. I love it. Keep up the good work.
Last edited by eronian23; Monday, 25th August, 2008 at 04:06 AM.
Monday, 25th August, 2008, 03:52 AM #990
Novice (Lvl 1)
Any interest in a new icon style?
I've been messing around with powercard designs over the summer, but I just don't have time to edit a new template for MSE.
The basic idea was to - if possible - indicate the class of keyword by the shape of its icon, and the specific keyword by the symbol on the shape. . . which sounds cryptic but hopefully the attachment makes it clear.. . .
Attack ability --> is a banner.
Defense Type --> on a shield
Range info --> symbol on a checkerboard
Accessory --> a hand holding something
Target Type --> a symbol on an archery target.
When possible, the icons have been taken from European heraldry and/or consensus icons drawn from previosu PC authors (Thanks anders and Grandpa!)
The images are HIGH rez raster - 400 dpi - which is probably overkill even for printing from laser.
If there is any interest in these I can post the whole set.