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How to design cards #3

Last time (a long time ago!) we had worked out a way to write many cards cleanly and efficiently, whilst maintaining a consistent style. By now you’ll be keen to print out your cards for quick prototyping, or make the step towards printing cards at a publisher like The Game Crafter.

We’ll look at a way to turn each LaTeX card into a PDF of the right shape and format for printing, as well as making card sheets for our own prototyping. (more…)


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Thoughts on a personal digital assistant for the future

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For a long time I’ve thought about building a personal digital assistant. This desire gets a little boost every new Iron Man movie, but recently I thought about it in a new light via blogger Sacha Chua. She was talking about building tools for your future self. One expects (or hopes!) to be around for a while yet, and technology is not going away. So how do you set up digital tools to support yourself now and into the future?

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How to design cards #2

Last time we figured out how to make a basic prototype card. In this post we’ll industrialize it a little by showing how to make many, many cards with minimal typing.

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How to design cards #1

I’ve been working on a card game lately, and I’ve learned a few things that might be useful sharing. We’ll figure out how to design some prototype cards and get a reasonable way towards actually getting it published via The Game Crafter.
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