This spell card generator creates spell cards for the Pathfinder game system. Currently, it supports printing onto the Avery Business Cards cardstock paper, which provides a 2x5 grid for 10 spell cards per printed page.
The Dungeonetics spell cards have the following features:
See the sample cards on the right (printed cards will have smoother text).
Added the ability to choose individual spells in the spell selection filter via a UI, in addition to the original method of just editing the spell list in a text field. Choose the one that works best for you.2/13/18 8:44 PST
Tweaked the style sheet for spell descriptions so that spell text fits more compactly (and more clearly) onto the card, especially bullet-listed items. Standardized and condensed the Effects field (this was broken due to a bug). Added thin borders to tables in the spell descriptions to improve clarity. Fixed a number of spells where the source data was corrupted. Added AP names to the lists of AP source books, and moved the AP's to the bottom of the selection field.2/9/18 9:49 PST
Tweaked the text resizing code to improve handling long bloodline names, and to more selectively target text fields.
I strongly suggest that you laminate your cards for durability, ease of use, and general appearance. Laminating will make the cards easy to spread and fan out in your hand much like a deck of coated playing cards. It will also prevent the ink or toner from coming off during heavy use. You can even write on them with an eraseable marker (or a permanent one if you choose). Finally, it will also accentuate the bleed colors so that you can more easily sort them by level and even school. See the photo on the right of late prototypes (click to enlarge).
The spell cards can easily be laminated using an inexpensive, pouch lamination system and business card-sized pouches (2¼ x 3¾").
Assuming you have to buy everything, at about US$25 for the laminator and less than US$5 for a pack of 100 pouches you can laminate your spell cards for around US$30.
These preflight checks will ensure your web browser will properly render the spell cards.
Firefox and Safari will work, though you'll need to manually adjust layout margins in 3 Printer Adjustment as these browsers won't print with margins zeroed out. Firefox also requires additional steps to remove headers and footers.
The spell card templates rely on two CSS features that are only supported in modern browers: 2D transforms (rotation) and font outlining via -webkit. The minimum version number for the most popular browsers is shown below.
|Version||36.0||Unsupported 1||Unsupported 2||49.0 3||10.1 4||23.0|
1 Does not support font outlining, printing background graphics or no-margin printing.
2 Does not support printing background graphics or no-margin printing.
3 Linux version does not support no-margin printing. Windows version gives the appearance of no-margin printing in the print preview, but imposes margins when printing to a printer. You may be able to account for this by adjusting the layout margins in Tab 3 (Printer Adjustment), or you might have to print to a PDF.
4 Does not support no-margin printing. You may be able to account for this by adjusting margins in Tab 3 (Printer Adjustment). If not, export as a PDF (use "File -> Export as PDF", not printing to a PDF).
To validate rendering support in your Web browser, examine the two images below. The image on the left should roughly match the one on the right: an upside down "R" in white with a black outline.
If you choose (or need) to create PDF's for printing, Adobe Reader is the recommended application for viewing and printing PDF files. Don't use your web browser, even via an Adobe plug-in. This will ensure support for zero-margin printing on multiple platforms.
To generate your spell cards, do the following:
Currently, the system enforces a limit of 200 spells per printing. If you have more spells than this in your list then you will need to print your cards in batches of 200.
Selected spell count: Loading...
|Limit to spell levels:|
|(leave blank for all or enter a list of ranges, e.g. 0-3,5,8)|
Or select individual source books:
Enter one spell per line. You must enter the spell name exactly as it appears in the Paizo source texts including puctuation. E.g., "Cure Light Wounds, Mass". Click "Check List" to validate your entries.
There's an old adage that goes "measure twice, cut once". Avery label sheets are a lot more expensive than plain, white paper, so take the time to get your margins set up before you print on the Avery cardstock.
Avery pre-cut label and card sheets are a consumer-grade product, which means there can be variations in paper size and cuts from package to package. You probably won't see variation within a package, but the margin settings needed for one package may not be correct for another. Some label sheets are up to 1/16" longer than letter size, and cut locations may vary by 2-3 points. So, you should always check your margins when working with a new package of labels.
Print the test page on a plain sheet of paper using the following margins. The defaults are typical values for the Avery business card sheet, but due to variations in printers and in the printed label sheets, some adjustment may be necessary.
Your target class is:
You have selected 0 cards for printing. Assuming these are all valid class spells, this exceeds the limit of 200 so only the first 200 cards will be printed. Assuming these are all valid class spells, the last page will be padded with spell blanks. A page of spell blanks will be printed.
Press the buttons below to generate and print the front and back sides of your spell cards. Cards will open in a new browser tab/window.
You can also generate and print a special set of cards to represent open/available spell slots and metamagic modifications. Enter a space or comma-separated list of cards in the form "N and +X". A digit, N, will produce a spell slot card, and a +X will produce a metamagic card.
For example, the sequence
0,1,2,2,3,3,4,+1,+2,+3 will generate:
These are single-sided cards.