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Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Unknown Depths
Date: 6/14/2013 1:16 am
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Greetings everyone! I've been busy trying to gather information and other resources online for a card game I'll start developing later on this year. Perhaps we can all share the resources we've come across online related to making card games in this thread. These are a few of the things I've come across so far:

FREE

1) Go Deck Yourself -

They seem to have some pre-composed deck templates based off of already established games. But they also have some blank slate templates that might work well for card designs. They all seem to be in .pdf format.

2) Magic Set Editor -

Came across this site looking for Magic like templates. It looks like they have a program that allows you to create custom cards based on pre-existing card templates from prominent card game creation companies. I'm thinking about getting in touch with the programmer of this editing software to see if it might be able to be tweeked to support other, custom-made card templates.

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1) Manifestation CCS -

This looks very promising, if you know how to use Photoshop. It looks like they are selling 3 different card style templates for $12 a piece. Each style comes with 60 different informative icons and 3 different color schemes. An instruction manual is included. They've got examples of what you can do with their template posted on their page.

2) Game Cards Design Kit -

Here's another Photoshop template that looks really good. Medieval style themes and apparently a good number of predefined layouts. This one's only going for $6, and it comes packed with a wide assortment of backgrounds, border element styles and more. They've also included an instruction manual.

3) TCG - Fantasy Trading Card Game Kit in Medieval

This one costs $6 as well. It looks like this one comes with 4 different pre-defined card templates (even though the promo piece says 3). A really nice medieval style theme, fine details and various color options. The promo piece also says it comes with "Lifetime Updates." I guess the creator will be updating the package for its entire life-span. Might be a good deal.

These are the resources I've come across so far. Please do share any online resources you may know of that will aid in the creation of card games! I know there are probably many more things floating in cyberspace related to making/generating artwork, promoting your games, and other things of that nature. Thanks! Smile

Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: CodeAndReload
Date: 6/14/2013 4:27 pm
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I think in the case of the GraphicRiver stuff that you will need an Extended License and not just the basic one.

Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Unknown Depths
Date: 6/19/2013 10:57 pm
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Hmm. After reviewing the Graphic River licenses I'm a little confused... Who or what is recognized as a "client?" If I were to make a card game using one of the templates above, and wanted to sell it to the general populous, I wouldn't be able  to under the "Regular License" because it only grants me the ability to sell it to one "client?"

Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Unknown Depths
Date: 10/23/2013 1:44 am
Views: 460
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Some more reources for all of the card game makers out there!

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3) Nandeck -

This looks to be a program you can use to organize, arrange, and easily edit a card deck of your creation. The website says the program is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. From the looks of it, it appears this may make editing card details like icons, text based information and more conveniently easy.' :^) If you are organizing a starter deck, test set, or perhaps even a finalized set of trading cards this may be something worth your while to check out. The program also links up with BoardGameGeek.com "to download data to create charts with historical games' stats."

 

4) Carta Genius - 

This is apparently a resource that can be used to organize and convert your card game images into a print ready .pdf file. Here's more from their website:

"Carta-Genius is a software that helps you when you want to generate PDF files with playing cards inside. These PDF files could be used by professional printers to make digital printings. Pandocréon's cards are made with this tool. The software compute automatically the cards' position on the pages, depending of paper and cards size, and draw cut lines at the right places."

Probably translated from French, so please do excuse any typos or errors in translation that might have occurred with that quote.

 

5) LACKEYCCG -

 The link goes directly to a page that includes a tutorial and 2 free Photoshop template downloads. The downloads are large enough to be used for digital purposes, but will not be suitable for high-resolution print as they cap out at 314px X 456px at 72 dpi. I must say I like the template design though! 

The main resource this website provides comes in the form of a program that can be used to play a Collectible Card Game online. It looks pretty good. Here is the feature list: Play any Collectible Card Game Online; Runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux; Full card images; 3D views and graphics; Innovative sound features; Play with up to 10 players in 1 game; Find opponents on the server; Proxy server support; Create your own CCG; Build decks with the deck editor; Customizable appearence with playmats, avatars, and skins.

 

6) Game-icons.net -

At the time of this post, the people at this site have 1,113 freely downloadable icons you can use in your card games; or for any other purposes. The downloads come in .svg and .png formats. They seem fairly well done and are available under the Creative Commons 3.0 BY license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

7) Card Print Template (Glue-less & tape-less) -

This seems to be a decent resource for those looking to quickly assemble mock up cards using only paper and scissors.

 

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4) The Noun Project -

This looks to be a really good resource for icons! It has a large pool of designers providing their well-crafted icons for commercial use (purchase) or limited use under a Creative Commons 'Attribution' license http://thenounproject.com/using-symbols/. The icons they provide are rather "minimalist" in design so those of you looking for more detailed icon styles may need to continue your search! Either way, give this site a look. Their search engine is really cool.

5) Collectable Card Game Template Pack -

If you've got more than one card game idea in mind and need high-quality predefined card designs these card game templates seem to be the right ones to go for. At $15 this package includes "14 ready to use" card templates in fantasy, horror, scifi and steampunk visual genres; 50 example background materials; 24 black and white texture overlays; 20 gem styles in .psd and .asl formats; an extensive .ai icon file; and a help file to help with the development of your cards! Give it a looksee.

 

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I'll keep everyone updated with more resources as I come across them! If you have any resources to share, by all means contribute! Thanks. Smile

Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Quicky
Date: 11/6/2013 5:57 pm
Views: 1952
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Collectable Card Game Template Pack

If you've got more than one card game idea in mind and need high-quality predefined card designs these card game templates seem to be the right ones to go for. At $15 this package includes "14 ready to use" card templates in fantasy, horror, scifi and steampunk visual genres; 50 example background materials; 24 black and white texture overlays; 20 gem styles in .psd and .asl formats; an extensive .ai icon file; and a help file to help with the development of your cards! Give it a looksee.

OR help the original artist and contact them direct for quotes....

http://graphicriver.net/item/collectable-card-game-template-pack/5528121?WT.ac=portfolio&WT.seg_1=portfolio&WT.z_author=quicky

Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Unknown Depths
Date: 9/1/2014 2:05 am
Views: 825
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FREE

8) CCG Maker -

This is a great free resource for people looking to set up decent looking cards fairly fast. Here's a quote from their home page:

"This web site is all about a piece of software called the CCG Maker. It's a small program that allows the design of your own Collectable Card Game (CCG) Cards. You can design cards in minutes, save them to your hard drive, or even print them out to play with. You can import and export Customized Card Templates, Mana Symbols, and Set Symbols ; or make your own."

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6) Card Game Kit Template -

This card game template kit includes 4 different predefined template layouts/themes, that each take advantage of Photoshop's Smart Object feature, allowing you to incorporate your artwork fairly easily. It's only $5 and includes what looks to be 2 modern/present day themes and 2 fantasy related themes. Check them out!

7) ePic Character Image and Token Generator -

Quoted directly from the site:

"The program is an excellent tool to anyone who wants realistic character portraits in no time. You can simply choose what items to display on the base character, save your image with a static or transparent background and use it for anything you would like to."

8) Manifestation CCS: Past Age (Series I) Style 01 Card Design Templates -

This is a grouping of 3 different color schemes of the Style 01 card design template. Each template comes with 30 icons, a card front, a card back, instruction manual and more! The template seems highly customizable.

Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: survivorcz
Date: 8/25/2017 2:52 am
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Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: survivorcz
Date: 11/10/2017 3:53 am
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Here is a Steampunk TCG Template for front and back cards - printable.

https://graphicriver.net/item/trading-card-game-creator-vol3/20936379?ref=survivor

Re: Resources for Card Game Makers
User: Quicky
Date: 11/10/2017 12:34 pm
Views: 65
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Quciky design now on game crafter too.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/designers/quicky

Laughing

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