Template Help - Hoping for some solutions! Oct 6, 2019 2:29:03 GMT
Post by shirrawhitefur on Oct 6, 2019 2:29:03 GMT
I -really- love MSE, and I've been trying to make it 'perfect' for our testing of deck ideas at the table. Primarily, it's so we don't have to shift cards from existing decks to the testing decks, so we can have a quick go of things. And we like to have all our text there, so we can easily play, rather than having to look things up. And since we're used to cards looking like.. yanno, cards, not shorthand notecards, and we've got a laserprinter (so no colors), so I've been working on making simple, black and white, no-art options. And while I got -somewhere- with it, I can't really get a hang for the templating language. So I tried to edit existing ones to make things work, and.. teeechnically, I succeeded? Regardless, I'm hoping someone would be willing to help me get it 'right'. If not, no worries. Either way, MSE's a bloody sanity saver.
Since I -couldn't- get the hang of the language, I instead did what I could via replacing images in the "Modern Style - After 8th Edition" template.
As it is, I've got a picture of the results, and a mockup of what I'm aiming for.
I mainly want to..
Remove the color identity marker (which I should be able to do)
Get the color 'identity' onto the card 'art' spot, probably done in hollow lettering. (We may make use of colored pencils on things that get complicated, heh.) I -think- I can manage to make that happen, though if need be, I can just manually add each of the identity card arts. This is less of a need than a want. Example piece is set up to handle the font spacing on a three color card, just as a for reference. I'm also debating if I want to use the blending trick, and just put each of the colors in it's own position of the art-box, so no matter the colors, it may be nice and easy to set up.
And I need to probably clean up the template itself a bit more. It's using a scaled up version of the see-through template meant for full-art cards.
And the ones I need that I can't do successfully.
Remove the rarity marker
Remove the card numbering
And it'd be nice to get the various things properly centered for better formatting.
I'd love some help, but if not, as noted, I'm still happy to have what I've gotten!
In any case, thanks for the time!