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#1 SPARTAN VI

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

I photoshopped these cards about a year or two ago for my WFRP group, which add a bit of flavor, but more importantly served as convenient reference cards for item stats/effects/modifiers. I don't remember where I originally got the card template, but most of the art is from concept art I lifted from various sources (video game concept art mostly) on the web and chopped up to serve WFRP purposes. 
 
Fair warning: my WFRP group knows less about Warhammer lore than I do, which is also pretty low. As such, many of the cards names/terminology may be a clear departure from the lore. There are also plenty of typos and house rules. If this bothers you, then chop these up yourself; I don't play WFRP anymore, so I won't be taking suggestions.
 
I've also added high resolution JPEG versions of these to the RPGGeek gallery for WFRP, but we'll just need to wait for the geek mods to approve them. In the mean time, you can grab the PDFs from my dropbox links below.
 
 
 
Ranged Weapon & Shield Cards: https://www.dropbox....hields_WFRP.pdf
 
I'd recommend you print these on a thin card stock, cut, apply glue (I used Krylon spray adhesive), then fold them over. It should look like this:
 
sample_card_zps481119ba.jpg
 
Lastly, here's a link to my Photoshop template (.PSD) if you'd like to make some of your own: https://www.dropbox....ardTemplate.psd
 
Enjoy!

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

Wow. Fantastic job!!


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#3 SPARTAN VI

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

Thanks! It cost one of our guys about $60-70 in printing materials to get these all out on a thick card stock at Kinko's. I'd recommend anyone else do this themselves with a home printer and cheaper/thinner card stock.


Edited by SPARTAN VI, 17 November 2014 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

That's very expensive.
I also make my onwn equipment and action card for WFRP3, but I print them on an online professionnal printer (printer's studio); that's less then 10$ for 54 cards and the quality is very good. Use bridge size, 310gsm custom cards, it's doesn't feel different than official cards.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

That's very expensive.
I also make my onwn equipment and action card for WFRP3, but I print them on an online professionnal printer (printer's studio); that's less then 10$ for 54 cards and the quality is very good. Use bridge size, 310gsm custom cards, it's doesn't feel different than official cards.

 

Do you use Strange Eons or your own photoshop template? The cards I've created in strange eons use the icons for weight. Did you use those icons for your cards, and if so did the fact that they partially fall between the "safe" area and "cut" area of the template cause any of them to have problems?



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:28 AM

 

Do you use Strange Eons or your own photoshop template? The cards I've created in strange eons use the icons for weight. Did you use those icons for your cards, and if so did the fact that they partially fall between the "safe" area and "cut" area of the template cause any of them to have problems?

 

 

Yep, personnaly I use strange eons and the template from liber fanatica.

You can find them here (sorry, they're in french):

http://imgur.com/a/cIBAp/

http://imgur.com/a/WbMws

http://imgur.com/a/HXPYx

 

Before uploading Strange eons images to printers studio, you have to resize them and add a black border to respect the 'cut' area of the template. I use imagemagick (a open-source tool), here are the command lines to do the modifications to all the images in the folder (use 600dpi images) :

mogrify -resize 1350x2100! *.png

then:

mogrify.exe -background black -extent 1494x2244 -gravity center *.png



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 01:10 PM

 

 

Do you use Strange Eons or your own photoshop template? The cards I've created in strange eons use the icons for weight. Did you use those icons for your cards, and if so did the fact that they partially fall between the "safe" area and "cut" area of the template cause any of them to have problems?

 

 

Yep, personnaly I use strange eons and the template from liber fanatica.

You can find them here (sorry, they're in french):

http://imgur.com/a/cIBAp/

http://imgur.com/a/WbMws

http://imgur.com/a/HXPYx

 

Before uploading Strange eons images to printers studio, you have to resize them and add a black border to respect the 'cut' area of the template. I use imagemagick (a open-source tool), here are the command lines to do the modifications to all the images in the folder (use 600dpi images) :

mogrify -resize 1350x2100! *.png

then:

mogrify.exe -background black -extent 1494x2244 -gravity center *.png

 

 

Hmm, I've tried testing this out, but whatever I downloaded for imagemagick doesn't have a Command line for me to enter those into. I have Windows 7 64-bit and downloaded the first file from the index of binaries, then installed the .exe. http://www.imagemagi...nload/binaries/ Did I do something wrong?



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 01:57 PM

Should be all right, althought you'd rather get ImageMagick-6.9.0-0-Q16-x64-dll.exe

 

then install it

then open windows command-line interface (cmd)

change to your image dir :    cd whatever-your-dir-is

the command line should be

"C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.9.0-Q16\mogrify.exe" -resize 1350x2100! *.png



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:37 PM

Should be all right, althought you'd rather get ImageMagick-6.9.0-0-Q16-x64-dll.exe

 

then install it

then open windows command-line interface (cmd)

change to your image dir :    cd whatever-your-dir-is

the command line should be

"C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.9.0-Q16\mogrify.exe" -resize 1350x2100! *.png

 

I managed to figure it out! I had to look up how to use a command line, as I almost never use it. Another question about the print service you used. It lists a "safe area," "cut area," and "bleed area." On the template, it says that the Safe Area should contain all of the important text. Did you have any text or special detail in the "cut area," and if so, did it turn out okay? Or do you think I should reduce the dimensions down further and create a visible border area to guarantee that the text will show?

 

Also, do you have a source for the images used in your item cards?


Edited by Nimsim, 28 November 2014 - 04:55 PM.





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