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Tintagel's 5E Monster Card Template

Tintagel's 5E Monster Card Template

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By popular demand, I've managed to whip some of my gremlins mercilessly into coding and designing a new monster template for my popular 5E Spell Cards!  You do NOT need to own the 5e Spell & Item Cards product to use this.  It's stand-alone.

If you are a GM and reading this, I don't have to explain why handy cards with monster info on them might be amazing.  But yeah.  They are amazing, for initiative alone.

So, how does this work?  With this template, you can make your monster cards own.  It's easier than you think.

See, there is a FREE program called Magic Set Editor (MSE) that lets you make your own Magic The Gathering cards.  The problem is that magic cards just don't fit the needs for 5E Monsters.  If only some enterprising gremlins would put together a theme that I can use with MSE...

That's what you are buying here.  This is a Template for Magic Set Editor that lets you make your own 5th Edition Monster cards. 

These templates include:

  • Various card colors, including black, red, green, yellow, blue, grey, purple, and teal, with gold & silver trim
  • Three specific card types:
    • Default monster (simple card)
    • Small Pic (monster card with small 100x100 pixel image)
    • Blank card (for additional info on complex monsters)
Note: These templates work with Magic Set Editor, a free program that allows you to create your own card sets and export or print the card images.  YOU MUST INSTALL MAGIC SET EDITOR to use these.   

Installation Instructions:  Please download the zip, extract the Data folder into your Magic Set EditorData folder and Fonts into your WindowsFonts folder.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  You are buying the templates for these files only.  NO card text is being sold.  You are responsible for entering your own card data. 

View All Sample Cards Here

Sample: Animated Armor  Sample: Goblin  Sample: Green Hag

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Discussions (7)
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May 09, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Hey Daniel,

in your card sample for the goblin, where did you grab the picture? Is there a small repository online that has similar images, or was this just something you found while looking online and just used?
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Daniel R May 18, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
I have a collection of monster images that I use for our Virtual Tabletop. I've collected them over time. For that one, you can google "3e goblin"
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Manuel M March 18, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Can I still add the magic set editor mana symbols to the monster card in your template?
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Daniel R March 19, 2018 2:30 am UTC
No, it doesn't reference those. If you want that functionality, you might have to edit the game file and the style files in the data folder to call those symbols. It's a bit of work.
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Richard P February 01, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Hey, I'm lost and I know I am doing something wrong. I followed all the instructions on how to get these templates to show up in MSE but when I open the program, it never shows this template as an option to create a set. What step did I miss, or is there something else I needed to do? I watched the video and read the .txt file.
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Richard P February 01, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Let me add that I also purchased the other sets (spell and items) and they seemed to have worked just fine.
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Richard P February 01, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
I figured it out and I apologize up front for all the posts but the issue was where I downloaded the zip file. I originally downloaded the zip file into a directory associated with my Google File Stream. I deleted everything and re-downloaded and reprocessed everything from my c: drive and it worked. I followed the same steps, the only difference was the location of the original zip file.
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Daniel R February 12, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Hello Richard. Sorry I missed this comment. Glad you got it worked out!
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Duy M January 06, 2018 12:50 pm UTC
Hey these templates are great. Is it possible to change the language on the templates (like STR, DEX...)? I'm a first time german dm and would love to use these with the german version of the game.
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Daniel R January 06, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Not within the program or text files, but if you know a bit of photoshop (or GIMP) then you can edit the background graphics. You can find them in the data folder like Magic Set Editor 2data5E_Tint_mon-default.mse-style . A blank background is located in the C:appsMagic Set Editor 2data5E_Tint_mon-blank.mse-style folder. Just edit out the english terms and add your own. If this is too complicated, feel free to email me at: and I can edit it for you, if you provide me with the proper words/terms.
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Daniel R February 12, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Hey Duy - offer still stands to make a localized version for ya.
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Duy M February 25, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Hello Daniel, It's a bit late but I hope the offer still stands. I have sent you an email, but if you don't have the time to do this I'd understand.

Thanks again for this great product.

PS: forgot to include it in the mail HP translates to TP.
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Rehan D November 25, 2017 12:43 am UTC
Does this allow you to adjust the size of the cards? I would like to make 5x8 inch monster cards or maybe standard note card sized.
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Daniel R November 25, 2017 3:07 am UTC
No, the resolution is pretty fixed at 150dpi and standard MTG size. You could print larger but it would pixelate. It's a limitation of Magic Set Editor, I'm afraid.
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Ramon G February 10, 2017 6:02 am UTC
hey man i was wondering if there was a way you could make a Character card one like a mini character sheet an we could be able to add character photos to something basic that a dm could use to have everyones states and something cool for the players to have as well
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Emil V August 29, 2016 2:08 am UTC
Is there a place to download the monster data like with the spell cards? Feel free to email me with the answer at Ti2ey333 (a)
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