Thursday, February 10, 2011

Internetpeeps Power Activate!

(I have heard that phrase somewhere else...)

Anyway... I am looking for a generic CCG card creator - preferably online. I've tried Trading Card Maker.NET and it was too clunky for my purposes. The rest are geared specifically towards Yugio and other genres. I've tried using a MtG card creator for the desktop and it kinda works, but I'm not 100% happy with it.

Why?

With all the discussion on cards and people liking "having" things, it occurs to me that having someone's magic items (or items they suspect are magic) as "cards" might be an interesting possibility. I can put the legendary name on it, if they know it, or just a generic reminder. This also does something for me, I can have a master sheet of what's been handed out so that I'm not doing a character sheet inventory every so often. It could make it more engaging to them and gives them something tangible.

I just thought it'd be kinda neat and I didn't want to do something that looked too generic.

(Edited to update)
Paladin in comments pointed me here: http://carjackedseraphim.blogspot.com/2011/02/old-school-gamer-bling.html which points me to GoDeckYourself.com. I think this is simple enough even for this old guy. Thanks!

6 comments:

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Did you already try this one? Mr. Pacek used it to great effect.

http://carjackedseraphim.blogspot.com/2011/02/old-school-gamer-bling.html

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

Try this:
http://godeckyourself.com

or this:
http://bighugelabs.com/deck.php


or this, which is a Windows program:

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

Alas, I can't find a good tool for Linux or Mac.

Jamie Albrecht said...

Paladin just read my mind. I'm working on some 'Fate Deck' style cards for a potential game and when Photoshop proved too complex for what I needed, I went to GoDeckYourself after reading that post.

migellito said...

I used to take 3x5 cards and write up what they knew about the item on the front (leaving room for more discovery) and then drew a picture of the item on the back. My players really loved them, plus it made it easier for them to keep track of what they had.

The only problem was that when a player stopped showing up, I lost my art.. heh. I would definitely do it again if playing in person - it added a well-liked touch to the game.

This was in '91 to '96 by the way.

Imon Fyre said...

This is perfect... I was looking for something good to make some paladin skill/magic cards with. Now it will be that much easier to keep track of stuff.

ken said...

We are currently writing a game mod for the Fistful of Lead miniatures game. We are using cards during play not only for unit activation, but for weapons and mutations(like spell cards). We may use random loot cards, like Warhammer Quest as well.

Cards are great add ons. We are just trying to limit it to a degree.