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Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Dec 2012 5:55 a.m. PST

I am working on some rules and wanted to create some event cards for the scenario. Is there a site that one can use to write and print these?

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 6:07 a.m. PST

Wargames Vault is just getting into POD cards. I got in yesterday's mail the proofs of the first two decks of spell cards for PRIDE OF LIONS, and they are first-rate. We already had the designs, though, and it was just a matter of getting them onto their template. So I don't know about the writing part.

KatieL16 Dec 2012 6:41 a.m. PST

If you can generate PDFs, Moo.com can print 50 onto round-cornered business cards which work pretty well as playing cards.

You need 51 files; 1 for the "front" which becomes the back.. and 50 "backs" which become your card fronts.

I did start writing a a web tool to take a file of text and turn it into a zip of pdfs ready for uploading, but never got it finished.

If "LaTeX" means anything to you, I've got a template file somewhere for the cards.


{disclaimer: I know the people at moo, but I have no financial connection to them.}

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 7:17 a.m. PST

Print your own?

For Sharp Practice, I print out separate fronts and backs then slip into card sleeves. This way I can easily add or swap cards as needed for each game.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 7:22 a.m. PST

Yes, if you just want cards for your own games, at cons and such, I'd just print my own. I print onto full sheet labels and stick them onto mattboard, makes sturdy and easy to handle cards.

Usrivoy316 Dec 2012 7:22 a.m. PST

Over on the Zombiesmith forum someone had posted this site to make unit cards. I haven't tried it but looks like a possibility….

link

Tuudawgs Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 7:39 a.m. PST

For my own use I print cards with on heavy card stock then cover them with the clear self adhesive self liner. If you do both sides they are quite sturdy.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 7:50 a.m. PST

I've used artscow.com to print both random event cards for All Things Zombie (http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/atz-event-cards-dfkuuc7ri4ha) and an activation deck for The Rules With No Name (http://www.artscow.com/Member/FileManager.aspx?folder=2228564&album=1). They have periodic sales and discounts, so it can be done quite cheaply and I've always found them to be very quick and high quality.

Hugh

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 11:04 a.m. PST

Hugh, your links don't work. The formatting is wrong but the link when corrected takes you to member sign in. I'd like to see your TRWNN deck.

Thanks,

John

Personal logo redmist1122 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

As Shogun said, print your own. I bought a package of Avery Business cards, then bought a lamination set from Walmart (really cheap in price), works like a champ making my own cards for games.

P.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 1:03 p.m. PST

> Hugh, your links don't work. The formatting is wrong
> but the link when corrected takes you to member sign
> in. I'd like to see your TRWNN deck.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John

Ah, bother. Modern technology at its finest. The links work fine for me, but only if I'm logged in to Artscow.

As an alternative, you can view discussion of my ATZ cards (including various methods of obtaining them) on my blog: link .

For the Rules With No Name cards, I've made the PowerPoint source available here (I think!): link . The source for these is probably more useful than the final images anyway, as all the action cards have photos of my own named models. It's not that likely you'd want to print my images!

If anyone has difficulty in accessing these, or if you want more information on how I constructed the decks then please ask!

Hugh

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Dec 2012 4:40 p.m. PST

Thanks Hugh. That's even better!

John

Last Hussar17 Dec 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

I use Magic Set Editor

magicseteditor.sourceforge.net

for making card. Lots of templates are available for different games. It will export each card in a bmp file, so you can upload to Artscow again, remember an extra (55th) image for the back. These are playing card sized card, and good quality. I've bought worse sets of regular manufactured card. If you leave the Suit symbold on you can use them as regular cards if you want! Note- Artscow will tell you that the resolution isn't high enough you can ignore the warning.

If I don't want to spend money I also have a print to PDF programme, which I print out and laminate

Last Hussar17 Dec 2012 12:23 p.m. PST

I'm good to you lot. Examples of cards from the 4 sets I've made.

link

I uploaded them especially for you

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