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Card and Deck Designing Web App

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raiderrobert
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I'm currently working with a friend on building a web app for card and deck designing for table top games. It would have the follow features:

- Layout design for cards
- Data input or mapping from uploaded CSV
- Deck management
- Version control of cards and decks
- Export to PDF, png, or jpg
- Long term, it might offer print on demand, packaging, and fulfillment

I'm thinking the model would be freemium like Evernote or Trello, where there's a free version and then a paid premium version that would offer some more features.

Any thoughts on or interest in this?

Corsaire
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I'd look at NanDeck before

I'd look at NanDeck before diving off. It's pretty rich, but it is free free.

raiderrobert
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Thanks for the tip! There

Thanks for the tip! There would be a difference between the two: NanDeck is a local executable, and I'd like for this to be a web-based application so that integration into printing and fulfillment would be easier.

Zag24
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MakePlayingCards.com

Have you seen http://www.makeplayingcards.com/. They have a web interface with which you set up your deck, and then they print on demand. The quality is good, and they are very tolerant of different graphics formats.

EpicGollum1499
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Awesome!

This sounds amazing! I've been looking for something like this for a while! Send me an email at smartj1774@gmail.com if/when you finish this.

questccg
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Worthwhile investigating

raiderrobert wrote:
I'm currently working with a friend on building a web app for card and deck designing for table top games. It would have the follow features:

- Layout design for cards
- Data input or mapping from uploaded CSV
- Deck management
- Version control of cards and decks
- Export to PDF, png, or jpg
- Long term, it might offer print on demand, packaging, and fulfillment

You should consider that there used to be a website called "www.cardgameforge.com". It went dead... Too many kids wanting to design their own CCGs/TCGs.

If you want to take over the baton, I would suggest marketing and featuring more adult style management. like maybe integration with 3rd party fulfillment might be important. Something that brings the game to life... Not just decks...

pelle
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You could have a look at my

You could have a look at my countersheetsextension as well. It is free open source. OP could wrap it in a web app and add some deck management and be done, save a lot of development time. As a bonus you get all the code for handling two-sided components (countersheets) that people might also be interested in and that fewer other sites do.

Also see this bgg thread.

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