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wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:44 pm
by Matt'
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fpCqiFS6jcw/T ... Edited.jpg

Might want to enlarge the mana symbols, though.

Re: wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:58 pm
by Maugh
Pretty

Re: wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:17 pm
by Matt'
Blue Moon City (with the awesome art) uses Tarot sized cards, like those for Lost Cities. Very different dimensions from standard playing cards.

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/reviews/BlueMoonCard.jpg

Not a bad way to go, really, especially if you've got some linear art.

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/6146 ... 8mdhc7.jpg
http://www.paganpresence.com/Samples/97 ... ple001.jpg

Certainly excellent for full-length figures.
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/images/manteg4.jpg

Alternate packing to use the Fantasy Flight 'silver series' type of box, a la Anima.
http://lonslair.com/images/Anima%20Card ... 0Evil.jpeg
http://www.themysticcorner.com/images/Golden_Tarot.jpg

Kind of prefer using the 'Anima' style boxes. More standard, feels more like a board game than a card game. And you can (I think) get three stacks of cards in a box?

Re: wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:54 pm
by Maugh
It does look neat. Fitting art actually brings up an important point. It might be useful to have a large template for the card to put into the photoshop file as a transparent layer, to see how things fit together. It would really help in terms of composition.

Pretty. The Blue Moon game would be fun, but it's pretty expensive. THe base set was on Amazon for 100 bucks. Yipes.

Re: wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:12 am
by Matt'
Yeah. Trying to think how Tarot/regular cards fit on a sheet of paper. First impulse was to make a full sized 'sheet' of cards, but thinking making individual cards and tiling them may be better. You will have to show me how you do it in photoshop sometimes, with the excel and whatnot.

Re: wish more magic cards looked like this

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:59 am
by Maugh
I use InDesign's Data Merge feature. It's like doing a mail merge in office. I set up a template, link it to a .cvs file, tell it to fill in the gaps with fields from the .cvs, and then tell it how many to populate per page. It's not a tremendously hard process, really, it was just a pain in the butt to figure out the first time. One thing Adobe is not good at is explaining their tools.