Meet-ups At PAX East
We will be meeting up at 6:00 PM between the Hynnes and Sheraton (inside of the mall) Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The biggest meetup will be Sunday, this is right after the event ends. Also be on the lookout for #cardshark on twitter as well as for people displaying their cards in the open. I believe most of us will have the card in the same plastic holster as our pass on a lanyard around our necks.
What is this?
The purpose here is to do something like the button swap
at PAX East, but different
. The idea is that everyone would make one (or more) trading cards in the style of the old Marvel Trading Cards
, and then we would trade them! Super-hero based things have been replaced with Arcadian based things. We've made a template but ultimately you can be as creative as you like.
What if I don't have photoshop or skills of an artist?
Here is all we need from you! You can post here and someone will send you a PM and sort out the details.
How do I get involved?
Forum Name (for front and back):
Least Favorite Game:
Most Notable Achievements(s):
646 x 948 300 DPI Image (for front):
262 x 258 300 DPI Image (for back):
Who else is doing it?
Step 1: Get Photoshop, Or Find a Volunteer
Obtain a copy of photoshop or commission someone to put the card together for you. Several people have volunteered to help out. Send me a PM and I will route you to one of our volunteers. The front image is 646 x 948 pixels (300 DPI) and the back image is 262 x 258 pixels (300 DPI).
Step 2: Download templates and font
Download the front template, back template, and font. Make sure the font is loaded before you open photoshop.
Template Version 5, Updated 11/8/2009: Front
/ Font (London Between)
Step 3: Modify text and images on templates
Insert the necessary text and images to the front and back templates.
Step 4: Choose badges
Choose six of the following badges on the front of the card. Do this by activating the group layer (such as Badge 1), then activating the particular layer you want. If you would like a badge that is not listed above, you can create it yourself and I will add it to the template. All of the badges are 100 x 100 pixel .PNG with transparency. If you have an image you would like turned into a badge but lack the tools, send me a PM.
Step 5: Choose Attributes
Decide what you would like your stats to be from 1 - 20. Change the "X" to the appropriate numbers on the text layer, then select the associated bar from the image layer. You may roll, arbitrarily decide or use distribute the following template however you like: 20, 17, 14, 11, 10, 8, 3.
Step 6: Choose Card Number
Let me know that you need a number and I will give you the next unused number.
Step 7: Create An Account On jakprints
Step 8: Create an order
You can use the following information as a template.
Name Your Project: Lastname PAX Trading Cards
Stock: 12pt Gloss Cardstock (heavy)
Quantity: 100 or 250
Finished Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Ink Side One: Full Color (4)
Ink Side Two: Full Color (4)
Proof: No proof (printed as is)
$10 Discount: Your choice
File Prep Instructions: No
I received my order one week after I finalized it.
Cookie Brigade (VThornheart providing)
(People who have expressed interest but really need to commit)
Can I help with anything?
Captain Cactus And The Water Preservation Squad
Lewie P's Mummy
- Create "badges" for community events. If you would like a badge that is not listed above, you can create it yourself and I will add it to the template. All of the badges are 100 x 100 pixel .PNG with transparency. If you have an image you would like turned into a badge but lack the tools, send me a PM.
- Volunteer to help create trading cards for people who lack the tools.