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Zambo
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I have a ton (by count, not weight) of cards from an old CCG (On The Edge, thanks for asking) that I'd like to use for prototypes.

Can anyone please give me some insight as to how I'd go about using them for such a purpose?

Thanks!
-Z

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Common wisdom is to either (a) use them as backing for cards you print on plain paper, inserting both together into a card sleeve, or (b) printing your cards on blank nametag-sized label stock and then just sticking the labels onto the cards. I've used the former successfully and have seen the latter used well, too.

JeffK
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I use the first method, putting the card and a plain paper copy of my own card together in a sleeve. The advantage is that when you need to reprint some cards (and you will) you can just slip the old copy out of the sleeve and put in the new copy. Plus, your CCG cards remain undamaged and ready to use for your next prototype (or even to play the original game, should the urge come over you). I just hate doing anything irreversable to a game, even if I don't like it.

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FastLearner wrote:
Common wisdom is to either (a) use them as backing for cards you print on plain paper, inserting both together into a card sleeve, or (b) printing your cards on blank nametag-sized label stock and then just sticking the labels onto the cards. I've used the former successfully and have seen the latter used well, too.

A suggestion if you use the first method. If you're creating your cards in a database or other software, include a card number in a corner so that when you're adjusting your test deck, you can pull out specific cards.

I personally don't care for card sleeves, I have enough problems shuffling and as many cards as my games require, it makes for monster huge decks.

FastLearner
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Hey there, Wayne, great to see you here, welcome!

-- Matthew

wwphx
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Hey, Matthew! Yeah, I saw a link on the Yahoo Board Game Design forum about the card game design software and decided that I really need to be more active both there and here.

I'm going to be releasing Karaoke Screams for free on my web site probably in June, hopefully in PDF format, and I'll post the Access MDB here so that people can adapt the design for making their own game.

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wwphx wrote:
Hey, Matthew! Yeah, I saw a link on the Yahoo Board Game Design forum about the card game design software and decided that I really need to be more active both there and here.

I guess that was my post. The guy who made that soft didn't post it here, so I guess I'll post a link to his site, 'cause the soft looks really usefull.
Glad that my post in the Yahoo group at least produced some positive, yet unexpected result. :-)

Seo

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Indeed, it was from that post that I learned your first name. :)

-- Matthew

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FastLearner wrote:
Indeed, it was from that post that I learned your first name. :)

-- Matthew

Heh, so did I! ;)

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FastLearner wrote:
Indeed, it was from that post that I learned your first name. :)

-- Matthew
Ah, my secret has been revealed. Now I'll have to get a new persona from the Witness Protection Program. ;-)

I prefer to use the Seo nickname (which was how my friends used to call me in high school, from Seoane, which a a hard to pronnounce last name: Seh-Oh-Ah-Neh) to avoid confussion on the forum.

When I first came here I was always struggling trying to remember who's who: David is Scurra, Matthew is FastLearner, Josh is OutsideLime, etc. Special thanks to Sebastian for making the task easier ;-). So I rather use Seo here. Plus most people in USA think of Ariel as a sexy little mermaid name, or Lori Singer in Footloose, and while my hair is as long as theirs, I'm still a he. ;-)

But feel free to use my first name to address me if you like. :-)

Seo a.(barely)k.a. Ariel Seoane

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Why dont you just make your own cards, print them off on cardstock, and put them in card sleeves or just laminate them?

For instance, there's a MtG card editor/generator at: http://mtglair.de/index.html. You dont necessarily need to use it for MtG: you can use it for just about anything.

I wish I would've found this before I made my first set of cards. I used MS Word combined with MS Excel. It was a PITA, but it worked.

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