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Online Card Tool


I've been working away at an on-line tool to create extra cards for Warhammer Quest and HeroQuest. The basic idea is that you can fill out a bunch of text fields, change an image, see your changes in a preview pane, and hit a button that exports the results to a PDF file.

You can find the tool here: [sign in to see URL]. Give it a whirl in Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome, or Firefox if you can, as older versions of Internet Explorer may not behave.

At the moment, you can see the changes made to the card fronts in the preview pane, change the card background, pick item/monster images from a small built-in library, select/move/resize/rotate elements and export the results.
There are a few types of card available to create, including Dungeon cards, Event (E) cards, Monster Event cards (M) and HeroQuest item cards.

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Its early days, so there are a couple of pretty important features missing - most notably, the ability to change the card back to different types.

If anybody knows any good resources to plunder for card fronts/backs and item art, or has some original art they can contribute, then that will really help.

So: would anybody use this, and how? What would you like added? What types of card would be useful?

In theory, it should be possible to create Warrior Counters, Adventure Record Sheets with character portraits, character cards for home-brew Warriors, equipment cards, spell cards...

Cheers,

QK / Eldritch Gamer

P.S. Sorry to those I play PBEM games with - I'll be back soon, I promise!

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At least we know you are thinking of us! emoticon

I am not sure I would have a use for this kind of tool, but I can imagine it might be useful to those who GM and/or host games in person (the normal, non-PBEM way).

I think a strong point for this type of tool would be the power of customization.

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Re: Online Card Tool


I plan on using it to produce the appropriate cards for events, hazards etc produced on the Vault.

I did wonder if it would be useful in PBEM games to frame the various bits of text you send the players, to make the text that makes up each turn a bit easier to comprehend and skim.

And I'm missing a Gargoyle card from my HeroQuest set...

Seriously though, would this be useful to GMs? As a player, would you find it useful if you had key treasure or equipment items, spells etc, generated from tables or custom work/downloads available as cards?



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I like what you have started. But what program do you use?

I'm making my cards to old fashioned and hard way in InDesign.
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The program itself is developed using HTML 5 and JavaScript. The images are all scrounged from the web, lots of the card fronts/backs have been published on this forum by other users - not sure what they used.

Can I ask where you get the card fronts/backs/art for your own cards?

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I have updated the tool: [sign in to see URL]

Improvements include being able to pick the card back image, and more choices of images for some card templates.
The image picker has been improved to render images at sensible sizes.
The export button should now work again.

I plan on producing more card templates next, improving the quality of the images in the exported PDF, and saving the your card in a format that can be opened and edited at a later date.

Let me know what you think, and post any cards you produce with the tool!


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 This is a very nice tool! And cool you have HeroQuest cards in there too!


 I've made a few cards just to test it out and it works a treat.

 Suggestions:

  PDF outputs a low-res. While not that big a deal. Preventing rasterizing of the type would allow the fonts-text wording to remain clear and easily readable.

  Nice work on this!

Will
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