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mwlgames
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Just wondering if anyone else has tried using Trello or something similar to test their card game ideas.

I'm at an early stage where I don't want to waste time making physical cards if my numbers/ideas are way off base, just to have to print/scribe them all out again.

I've used Trello for project management before and since it has virtual cards that I can move around on a board...seemed kind of prefect for prototyping. Bonus is that it's in the cloud so I can create/play anywhere, on my phone...with some slight difficulty...

What do you all use at this stage of design?

Jay103
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I made a bunch of cards and

I made a bunch of cards and put them in opaque sleeves :)

questccg
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I personally use The Game Crafter

I buy like 100 White Poker cards with UV Coating... Then use a Dry Erase Marker to design my cards during the FIRST/EARLY design stages of my games and lastly put them into SLEEVES (transparent) so that the Ink doesn't rub off while playtesting. It's NOT a perfect solution but it does work nicely for my FIRST/EARLY designs.

The other point is that many of my designs are "ON-HOLD" meaning that I've worked on them before but felt the need to shelve them because I felt like the design didn't have enough appeal (NOT fun).

So it's RARE that I start from NOTHING.

Note: For "Monster Keep" (MK) I bought the backside with the logo so that only the FACE-SIDE needed to be designed. I used Adobe Illustrator ... but like I said, I already had a version of the AI document, just needed to modify it a bit to suit the needs of the latest MK version...

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nanDECK has integrated a

nanDECK has integrated a virtual table, therefore you can build one or more decks of cards, and playing with these with only one click (you can also change the cards' values and see the changes directly in your table).

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Jay103 wrote:I made a bunch

Jay103 wrote:
I made a bunch of cards and put them in opaque sleeves

To be clear, I made a bunch of cards in nanDECK. :)

mwlgames
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Only scratched the surface

nand wrote:
nanDECK has integrated a virtual table, therefore you can build one or more decks of cards, and playing with these with only one click (you can also change the cards' values and see the changes directly in your table).

Apparently I've only scratched the surface of using nanDeck, had no idea there was a virtual table. Going to have to read up on that. Thanks!

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