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stanbearpig
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Ok so I have a few hundred questions and answers and want to be able to put them on good quality cards so
Q1. Is there a program that i can download for free that will let me make the cards look like the way i want maybe add some simple designs then print front and back (for the Q and A)
Q2. How do I get that nice feel of like for example the game cranium would be like the quality, and size of cards i would like to achieve

drktron
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Q1: I use Paint.net to make

Q1: I use Paint.net to make images/graphics for cards. Its a free program to download and pretty easy to learn how to use.
Q2: I suggest a print on demand company like SuperiorPOD or thegamecrafter. Both have excellent quality and you can print front and back. Thegamecrafter is easier to use but costs a little more. The cards are standard playing cardsize.
Hope this helps.

stanbearpig
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also i wanted to add to my

also i wanted to add to my question where in my computer can i store all of the questions and answers i have made up that would be easy to get and do what i need to do with them

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Here is how I would do it: 1:

Here is how I would do it:

1: Put all of the questions and answers into a Excel document: questions in one column, answers in the next.

2: Create the card template in InDesign (MS Word may work).

3: Do a mail merge to pull in the questions and answers, creating a document that has all of the question/answer cards ready for printing.

4: Output a pdf to send to one of the POD card printers.

Good luck!

-Ed Wedig
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pelle
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inkscape

Alternative to step 2-3 (steps 1 and 4 as above):

2. Create card template in Inkscape (or create in other software and import to Inkscape).

3. Render sheets of cards using my countersheet generator:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/3535332#3535332

nand
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nanDECK can be used for

nanDECK can be used for creating this kind of cards. I've posted here an example script:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/610360

salish99
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I use simple photoshop to

I use simple photoshop to design my cards. If I need standard card deck fronts, I use the artscow.com standard design. Works well together for what I need.

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