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trollitc
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Anyone know where I can find some good Print and Play card templates for printing double sided?

I'm not too fussy about file format as long as it works with office or adobe products, or is some sort of standard image file (.png, .jpg).

They can be standard playing card size, or sized for avery cards - really, I'm just looking for a few good places to start without having to create the placement of each card on an 8.5x11 piece of paper.

Thanks!

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http://boardgamegeek.com/thre

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/299033/inkscape-extensions-for-boardgame...

Easy to export to SVG, PNG, PDF and other formats (or do it the other way around and make your card templates in Adobe and use Inkscape to generate complete sheets with all graphics on them).

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The Game Crafter!

Well I have not tried to use the Adobe Illustrator template from The Game Crafter... My guess is that it is a layered file with a layer for the Standard Poker card. I would check it out... I think all you need to do is Copy & Paste the card 9 times (because 9 cards fit on an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper).

Here is The Game Crafter link for Poker sized cards:

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/PokerDeck

The templates are on the Right-Hand Side. I personally use Illustrator first and then when it comes to a mature prototype, I move to Photoshop... But that's just me.

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Try Nandeck for your own templates

Hi!

I would recommend TheGameCrafter templates for single cards, although you can just take any 3.5"x2.5" card image and put as a background in Photoshop so you can put rules and boxes where you prefer them.

For the sheet composition I'd recommend something easilly scriptable, as NanDeck. With Nandeck you can describe in text how do you want your page to be formatted: gaps, margins, borders, sizes, ... And the software will do the hard work of positioning the cards in the paper and letting you export a PDF. The reason for the script preference is that you have a fixed design in a simple text, not in a complex file that you must modify by clicking. Also, if you are sort of a programmer, this is great. You can use tools for mantaining code to keep track of your game versions.

If you look at the docs, the examples seem to be... pretty basic, but you can use as many images as you want for your designs/templates. It also provides a lot of possibilities if your cards are composed of simpler elements by repeating them, rotating, selecting from a few... It's a report generator, focused in card design. IMHO, it's worth a look:

http://www.nand.it/nandeck/

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danibishop wrote:H For the

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For the sheet composition I'd recommend something easilly scriptable, as NanDeck. With Nandeck you can describe in text how do you want your page to be formatted: gaps, margins, borders, sizes, ... And the software will do the hard work of positioning the cards in the paper and letting you export a PDF.

If you have looked at my tool I linked to above I'm always interested in feedback, eg if there is something you can do with nanDeck but not with my generator that I might want to steal/borrow from that application. :)

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Thanks everyone for some

Thanks everyone for some excellent suggestions! I'm checking them all out over the next few days.

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