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D&D 5E Spell Cards for D&D 5E using Magic Set Editor (MSE)

pdzoch

Explorer
If that is a limitation of MSE, that's fine. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't an issue why my file/install. I'm going to guess that this is the same on all styles?

Edit: so I just went back and it looks fine now. I could have been an issue as I'm a VM.

Sent from my iPhone using EN World

No worries. But I will look into a higher DPI if possible for a style upgrade.
 

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Emmeraldas

First Post
I am always late to the starting gate. I just fell across this thread. After some hit and miss (intuitive directions are not my forte) I managed to get this program running and the set installed. Thank you! The investment of time will be repaid by NOT hand copying spell cards.They look gorgeous! Infinately better than my abysmal hand writing. I can't thank you enough.
 

pdzoch

Explorer
I am always late to the starting gate. I just fell across this thread. After some hit and miss (intuitive directions are not my forte) I managed to get this program running and the set installed. Thank you! The investment of time will be repaid by NOT hand copying spell cards.They look gorgeous! Infinately better than my abysmal hand writing. I can't thank you enough.

You are welcomed.
 

Marco Donghi

First Post
Card back

Hello pdzoch, very very nice work! Thank you!
I have a feature request for you, I hope you don't mind, even though I have already printed my cards.
It would be nice to have a 'utility style' that lets you print card backs, working like the spell slot style. Once you have printed all spell cards, you could switch them all to card back style and print again.
I have done this manually by using the normal spell cards, just leaving all fields empty except for the spell name, where I write the spell level (makes it easier to sort the cards by level without having to read each one). The only problem is that the spell name field is a little small, and also I had to check for quantities by class on my own since all the 'spells' are called "1st level" and so on; so a dedicated card back style would be nice and, I hope, simple to code.
 

pdzoch

Explorer
Marco -- I can definitely add an option for the card backs, though any black image template in MSE2 will allow you to make your own of any image you want.

Currently, I'm updating the set to reflect the additions from Xanathar so these file remain up to date. I hope to have the updates completed soon.
 

Parduz

Explorer
Stumbled on these card from the Paul Weber FB group.....
these are gorgeous!

Since i have to use them with kids, i managed to trasnform an italian spell list to a set for your game and it worked.
I had to copy your card style for the italian classes and other word-lists, and managed to have an automatic background (so i pick the class just once) as well as the spell-school icon.
If you want, i can send you the resulting style/scripts so you can look if there's anything useful for you.
 

pdzoch

Explorer
Stumbled on these card from the Paul Weber FB group.....
these are gorgeous!

Since i have to use them with kids, i managed to trasnform an italian spell list to a set for your game and it worked.
I had to copy your card style for the italian classes and other word-lists, and managed to have an automatic background (so i pick the class just once) as well as the spell-school icon.
If you want, i can send you the resulting style/scripts so you can look if there's anything useful for you.

Yes, please share. That would be great.

I am planning another script update to keep the templates current, so your timing is good.
 

Parduz

Explorer
Yes, please share. That would be great.

I am planning another script update to keep the templates current, so your timing is good.

Here it is:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zm46l0izel5r1ae/Spellbook_Italian_MSE_files.zip?dl=0
It contains just the MSE files. Look for comment like this: #-#-# where i explain what i've done.
I would like so much to find a way to manage translations without making a whole new style/game.... but MSE is making me crazy from looooong time :D

Anyway, if you want a bit of help, i'm a programmer so just ask and i'll see what i can do :)
 

Zalirae

First Post
Spell Slot Card Template

Not sure if I am doing something wrong here but I can change or see any of the class images for the Spell Slot cards.

I was planning on leaving the text blank and just putting the class image so I could use them as card backs but yeah I can see to get it to work, as far as I can tell no errors show up in the console either.
 

Li Shenron

Legend
[MENTION=80982]pdzoch[/MENTION] how have you been printing your cards?

I am currently prototyping some printouts, and I have been wondering how to achieve a good rigidity/weight/thickness.

I do not have the option to print on cardboard. I tried to just print it on regular paper and then put some self-adhesive transparent sticker paper on both sides of the card. It's still a bit too thin, so next I will try to print a front-and-back version of the cards, and fold the back behind the front to double the thickness of the paper itself, then again cover with sticker paper on both sides (folded from the other edge so that it doesn't open up). I wonder if I should try to slide a piece of thin cardboard (e.g. milk carton) in-between, but I am worried that it might slip out eventually.

I also found a pouch laminator on sale for ~20$, but that might be an overkill.
 

pdzoch

Explorer
I print my cards on 110 weight card stock paper. I think it is the heaviest card stock that I can make word in my printer. It is still paper, but it is rigid and works fine.

Then I place all my spell cards in card sleeves. I do not use the cheaply made thin card sleeves. I use the higher quality card sleeves that are a little bit thicker and more rigid. Usually I use Upper Deck card sleeves, but there are others just as good. (Note: I do not use the rigid plastic top loaders -- that would be overkill, but I suppose it is an option). Between the card stock and the thicker card sleeve, they work perfectly.

For the larger oversized card formats, I just print on card stock and do nothing else extra. I've seen post card sized sleeves before, but not often enough to consider using them.

I tend to sprint entire spellbooks by class, so I have a collectible card box I use to hold the spell library. Players can build their own small spelldecks and placed them in a smaller card box. I do not want to make the cards too thick because then some players will have a hard time getting all their cards into the box, especially the divine classes which has access to ALL the spells at each rest/prayer session, and the wizards at higher levels when they have a large spell collection as they are want to do.
 

Li Shenron

Legend
I print my cards on 110 weight card stock paper. I think it is the heaviest card stock that I can make word in my printer. It is still paper, but it is rigid and works fine.

Then I place all my spell cards in card sleeves. I do not use the cheaply made thin card sleeves. I use the higher quality card sleeves that are a little bit thicker and more rigid.

Just to get a more practical idea... I quickly googled for those, and I got the idea that 110 weight paper is about 3 times heavier than regular photocopier paper. Do you have the same impression, or would you say it's even heavier than that? How does it compare to the typical weight/thickness/rigidity of playing cards?

Card sleeves are an interesting choice, but I think I will go for a cheaper but permanent (although maybe you can also seal the sleeves) solution.
 

pdzoch

Explorer
Just to get a more practical idea... I quickly googled for those, and I got the idea that 110 weight paper is about 3 times heavier than regular photocopier paper. Do you have the same impression, or would you say it's even heavier than that? How does it compare to the typical weight/thickness/rigidity of playing cards?

Card sleeves are an interesting choice, but I think I will go for a cheaper but permanent (although maybe you can also seal the sleeves) solution.

110 weight card stock is about the same thickness as a standard playing card. The only real difference is that many playing cards have a plastic coating (or are made of plastic) that increases their durability.

I haven't considered lamination because I always seem to find something I want to change on a card. (and I always seem to have sticky bits left on the lamination edges :))
 

pdzoch

Explorer
[Update to Spell Slot Style] 2018-7-15

Fixed the error that prevented the class icons from being seen in the Spellclass Theme.
Fixed the error that prevented the large colored level number from being seen in the Simple Theme.

[Two New Styles] 2018-7-15

Added two new styles: Back Style and Large Card Style

Back Style:
The card back style was a special request from the user community. This is a large image format style to produce the cardbacks for the spellcards. One Spellbook image is provided for the card back in the template, but the image is customizable and you can use any image you want for your card backs.
There is a border option to add either colored borders or use a full-bleed image.
There is an option to include Spell Levels, Spell Class, or both.
There is also a Free Text field you can use to custom label your deck.
Card Back Samlpe.jpg

Large Card Style:
This style is a double sized card that produced 4 cards per page instead of the 9 cards per page standard. It is designed for those who have difficulty reading the spell cards and for complex spells that have long descriptions and details. The border is stylized and is color selectable. The backgrounds options include the traditional parchment and other high-visibility background.
Magic Missile Large Card Style.jpg
 

pdzoch

Explorer
[Update to Spellcard Game File] 2018-7-22
Minor update to include new domains:
Updated to include latest druid circle from Unearthed Arcana: Circle of the Spores, and Circle of the Shepherd
Updated to include latest cleric domain from Unearthed Arcana: Order Domain.
Updated to include latest warlock pacts from Unearthed Arcana: Pact of the Celestial.
Updated to include latest spell domains from Unearthed Arcana: Giant Soul (Sorcerer).


[Update to Spell Slot Style] 2018-7-22
Updated to include ribbons and imprints for new spell domains:
Updated to include latest druid circle from Unearthed Arcana: Circle of the Spores, and Circle of the Shepherd
Updated to include latest cleric domain from Unearthed Arcana: Order Domain.
Updated to include latest warlock pacts from Unearthed Arcana: Pact of the Celestial.
Updated to include latest spell domains from Unearthed Arcana: Giant Soul (Sorcerer).
 


Infinity_Master

First Post
[Update to Spellcard Game File] 2018-7-22
Minor update to include new domains:
Updated to include latest druid circle from Unearthed Arcana: Circle of the Spores, and Circle of the Shepherd
Updated to include latest cleric domain from Unearthed Arcana: Order Domain.
Updated to include latest warlock pacts from Unearthed Arcana: Pact of the Celestial.
Updated to include latest spell domains from Unearthed Arcana: Giant Soul (Sorcerer).


[Update to Spell Slot Style] 2018-7-22
Updated to include ribbons and imprints for new spell domains:
Updated to include latest druid circle from Unearthed Arcana: Circle of the Spores, and Circle of the Shepherd
Updated to include latest cleric domain from Unearthed Arcana: Order Domain.
Updated to include latest warlock pacts from Unearthed Arcana: Pact of the Celestial.
Updated to include latest spell domains from Unearthed Arcana: Giant Soul (Sorcerer).

The download link for this version and all the previous ones is lost! Please Help!
 


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