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Link Squares

Kevan, the links have that tiny square with them, could they be removed or is it a Wiki standard? --Joeyeti

It's a standard Mediawiki thing, to show that a link is to something other than another wiki article. There are hacks to get around it, but I don't think it's a bad thing. (And by the way, you can click the "signature" button - the second from the right above the edit window - to append a timestamped signature to your talk comments.) --Kevan 12:21, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
Thx and good idea ;-) --Joeyeti 12:27, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

1000 Blank White Cards

Have you ever played the game "1000 Blank White Cards"? It's very similar in that you're making it up as you go along. It's basically Nomic, and it was the start of my "homemade card game" journey. I think an external link might be appropriate. Note, it's not my site, so we may have to e-mail them. --David C 04:52, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Haven't played it, but we're familiar with it - the previous Dvorak site actually had a "links" page, which I forgot to move over. I'll add it to the main page. --Kevan 17:49, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

New Deck Questions

I would like to upload a new game that I made myself.

1.) How exactly do I do this? 1.5) Do I need permission from an administrator to do so? 1.9) Can we create a 'new game advisory group' to streamline this process? 2.) What is the format that I need to put my cards in? 3.) How can I assign my own colors to my own categories? 3.5) Is there a color previewer? 4.) Is there a DvorakWiki page that has the answers to these questions?

Thanks in advance --David C 03:23, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

EDIT: Googling for "Hex colors" got me this page: . I suppose it's a quick answer to 3.5

  • 1.) one way is to go to It'll say 'there's no such article' and give you various options, including creating it. Then you just type it up. One quick way to get the format right is to find an existing deck that looks roughly like what you want, choose to edit it, but don't actually edit anything, just copy the text. Then you can fill in your own text.
  • 1.5) no.
  • 1.9) N/A
  • 2.) Template:Card gives you the format for cards.
  • 3.) I think you have to define the colour for each individual card. There's no way to make every Thing red, for example. The colours are defined in 'hexadecimal', and 'RGB' format. This means that the first two numbers define how much red, the 3rd and 4th define how much blue, and the last two how much green. '00' is none, 'FF' is the maximum. Thus white is 'FFFFFF', pure blue is '0000FF', '4500AA' will give you a bluey-purple, 'AA0045' will give you a reddy-purple, and so on. Also it's based on this system where yellow isn't a primary colour but a combination of blue and green for some reason.
  • 3.5) Because you can edit it easily, it's probably best to just do it and then change it if you don't like how it looks.
  • 4.) The 'help' page will send you to the 'help' page for Wikipedia, which gives more detail on how to create articles (but the card format is particular to this site).

--James 05:48, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Please don't go Uurgh. Harry Potter Card Game

I am currently teaching my 5 year old son how to play games and given his interest in Harry Potter and in my small collection of old Harry Potter CCG cards I would like to create a game that would suit his abilities and also allow me to gradually complicate it as his ability to read improves.

At the moment I have the following in mind and was hoping for some suggestions and ideas and this is the only forum where that seems appropriate. I have also started to play Carcassonne with him (merely the tile edge matching) and wanted to incorporate that aspect.

Location Cards which have definable exits - so cards have to be laid in a certain way and the map changes all the time.

Cards that give adventures (winning conditions?);

Cards that give helpful/hinderful items;

Cards that represent spells;

I would like to encourage cooperative play as well - a game where both players can win if they help each other (as an option) though I cant think of decent game mechanics for that.

Obviously given his age(At the moment I would represent different mechanics with icons. ) the ideas need to be quite simple but given the experience of the card developers here, I am hoping that I can be guided in the right direction and not consider dead end ideas.

To capture his imagination, I will create floor tiles which will be represented by each card and when a location card is picked it's tile equivalent would be laid. Little miniatures would represent the different players.

Thanks in advance for any contributions. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Igthorn (talkcontribs) 11:07, 19 March 2007.

From what I gathered, you'd like a Harry Potter version of this? Zaratustra 18:24, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
I don't know this game - the description sounds promising but there are no rules so I can't be sure Igthorn 07:42, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Reviews often have rules synopses. Zaratustra 17:38, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - There are some overlapping areas but from what I gather, the game is quite linear. I like the cooperative aspect but I don't want it to be the only endgame option. If my son and I decide to play with each other as a team against the game, I'd like to do that but also I'd like to play against him so he starts to learn to put himself in someone else's shoes. I thought cards would be the way to go because different cards could create different endgames, my son just loves card games and my son loves tilegames. I plan to put quite a lot of work into the deck once complete and making the game more complex later will hopefully mean just changing or adding certain cards. I hope that makes sense. Igthorn 09:22, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Okies. How do I create an open deck that invites submissions on the site? Anyone? Igthorn 19:29, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

We should really make a proper guide for this. To create a new page, just edit the URL to include the name of that page (eg. [1]), and you'll be given a blank page that you can edit. Then just copy and paste the "infobox" template from another open deck (such as the Mario Brother one) and edit it to suit your needs; Template:Infobox explains how the infobox template variables work. Add a paragraph or two of introduction, and that's all you need.
If you're having any trouble, I'm sure someone will notice and help out. --Kevan 19:50, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I've pottered (ahem) around and got the page up. Thanks. To all, please head on over to [2] and add your two cents worth.Igthorn 13:22, 25 March 2007 (BST)

Decks for New Players

Which decks would you suggest that don't have many extra rules and are relatively fun to play? -- Zaratustra 22:47, 22 September 2007 (BST)

I'd suggest taking a subset of the Infinite deck, since all the extra rules are on the cards. -Bucky 23:56, 22 September 2007 (BST)

I tried my first game with the space pirates deck which seemed easy enough and pretty well balanced Woodwar 18:20 25 may 2013

Accents and Actions in DvorakMUSH

  • In French, some letters are accentuated. But the Dvorak Engine for Telnet does not accept accent, ant the export for printing decks neither does. Could we change accentued letters to unaccentuated letters before the export for DvorakMUSH, and accept accents for the print export ?
  • I think that on the DvorakMUSH, when an Action is played, the text of the card should be automatically displayed to all players. It is a basic rule of Dvorak, I think it isn't a problem for any deck...

Terry Laire 16:50, 6 October 2007 (BST)

Printing Cards

When I see the print preview of my cards, "-" is sometimes displayed right, sometimes as –. Also, the print preview cuts away some cards and isn't in colour like you see on the pages. How can I fix this, or will it print normally? Natanz 01:53, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Your Seducer deck appears to be using a mix of standard and non-standard hyphens. If you replace the broken ones with non-broken ones, they'll print properly.
Which cards are cut away or not in colour? --Kevan 11:06, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
What's the difference between standard and non standard hyphens? My regular - comes out the same as my numpad -. How do I correct it? Maybe it's because I use the Dvorak keyboard layout, which is how I got on this site in the first place :)Natanz 20:32, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I printed the Kryptopol deck with the default settings. It says not to print the 1st page, but the first cards start here. Many cards are cut off at the top or bottom. I think it's best to save the page, open with an editor and space it correctly to avoid this.

Game Ratings

Idea: Add ratings in the infobox. Here creators can specify the genre and age rating. With this you could also browse games by genre. Natanz 15:13, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Idea: Ideas section

Idea: have a separate link on the left called "New Games". On this page people could show their ideas for new games and ask if anyone wants to help making that game. This way people don't have to check the Deck Archive to see if there are any new games. There is an "Upcoming section" already, but that is for testing games (according to the description). Natanz 01:09, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

New Front Page

A spambot seems to have gotten a hold of the front page. I don't know how to safely revert the changes that he has made or else I would do it. --Gimlear 01:24, 17 April 2008 (BST)

I undid all of his changes, to the best of my knowledge; let's all stay vigilant, though. --Tweed Cap 02:16, 17 April 2008 (BST)

Abandoned Deck Cleanup

There are a bunch of old decks hanging around which are no longer being worked on and are also nowhere close to being playable. I believe we should remove some of them from the Deck Archive, possibly putting them in an 'abandoned unplayable deck' category. A deck with fewer than 15 cards which hasn't been edited in the last several months could safely be shuffled elsewhere. Examples include the Space_Race deck, the MySk8land_CCG_card_set and the FPS_CCG set. -Bucky 20:34, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

True, we could use a new category of "unfinished CCG set", but I'd have thought the existing "unfinished decks" category would be enough for the standard-format abandoned decks such as Space Race. --Kevan 13:48, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Speaking of which, shouldn't "Playable decks" be a subcategory of "Decks?" -Bucky 15:54, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
It is, but it only appears on the second page of decks.--ChippyYYZ 23:58, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
My problem is, I look through something like the CCG category, and all the unplayable ones come up there. I'll make an "Abandoned Decks" category, and remove additional categories from these games (with a note somewhere so that they can be re-added).
-- Wayland 05:05, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


If news from 2007 is off-putting, put some recent news there. New decks or users, maybe.--Xahn Borealis 21:46, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Games vs. Decks

Hi all. I noticed that we have a great "decks" category, but no "games" category. You might wonder what the difference is. I noticed that the Blake's 7 game has two decks, the Blake's 7 (Blake) deck, and the Blake's 7 (Federation) deck. There are also the Blake's 7 rules. These three pages are part of the one game.

What I'd like to advocate is that the current Infobox be changed into a "Game Infobox", which also lists itself as a deck, unless the "nodeck" option is specified (which you would only do for games with multiple decks). Then we could have a "Deck Infobox", which would only be used on decks in games with multiple decks (such as Blake's 7 and Infinite Dvorak).

Thoughts, opinions?

-- Wayland 10:33, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I've just had another idea -- a multi-way split:
  • Game set (includes all variants; "Dominion" would be a game set)
  • Game (one variant; "Dominion" and "Dominion:Alchemy" would be two different games)
  • Deck
After doing that, we could repurpose the current Infobox for "Game set", and create new ones for the other two.
-- Wayland 11:45, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Active Members

who is still active here. trying to find someone whos active on this site but most of the stuff hasnt changed scince 2007. anyone still here? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Woodwar (talkcontribs).

We have a lot of abandoned decks around, but that's old news. We should probably clean some of those out at some point.-Bucky 18:17, 28 May 2013 (UTC)