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Phil Thorogood
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Hey all,

Currently working on my first prototype - my game involves a lot of cards, and I wonder if anyone has a link to (or the file itself) a printable word document with card templates on it?

I'm basically looking for the border only, completely blank cards ready-formatted in a word doc for me to just print out straight away. I've tried fiddling with tables on it myself, but nothing seems to come out right.

Hope someone can point me in the right direction!
 
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Laura Creighton
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http://www.superiorpod.com/product/poker-size-custom-card-de... has templates but I have never used them.

http://www.nand.it/nandeck/ what I have used.
 
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John A. White
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8.5 x 11 paper? Paper holds 5 cards I think.
3.5 + 2.5 + 2.5


Single card 2.5 x 3.5 and bleeds
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/PokerDeck
 
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Pelle Nilsson
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US Letter (or A4) can hold 3x3 standard cards.

Word is the wrong tool. OP is using a hammer to drive in screws. Download Inkscape, create a 2.5x3.5 rectangle, use the Tiled Clones function in the Object menu, set it to 3 columns of 3 objects, and you are done. It is really worth a few hours to get familiar with a vector graphics drawing application like Inkscape before you waste too much time abusing other types of software to do work like that.

(The next step is to try my Inkscape Extensions for Boardgame Development. )
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aVoidGames wrote:
8.5 x 11 paper? Paper holds 5 cards I think.
3.5 + 2.5 + 2.5


Single card 2.5 x 3.5 and bleeds
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/PokerDeck


That's 10 cards, but a very hard layout to work with because of margins.

I stick with a 3x3 pattern. If I need precise doublesided cards, I use a 2x4 arrangement and fold the paper in half to align the front/back.
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Andrea Nand
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As Pelni said, Word has some drawbacks working with this kind of projects: the right approach, IMHO, is to start with a spreadsheet file that describes all the cards (texts, images, numbers, etc), one row for each card, and then link it to one of the many specific tools (Inkscape extension, Cardmaker, Strange Eons, Squib, and many others, or my nanDECK).
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http://www.evonice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/blank-play...
 
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Just my two cents worth, but if you are designing a game you should have the full Adobe suite, its only $50 a month for everything. I do all my cards in inDesign. At the end of the day if you want to send things to a printer to make or submit for production you will need to send a .pdf and inDesign is the industry standard. You will need to be able to address things like ink limits which most other software can't do. You can templates for cards from Pandas website. I build my cards in excel, including the links to the graphics then layout the cars in inDesign and use the data merge and it builds all the cards for you. If you need to make a change just change the excel file and re-run in inDesign.
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