on the contrary, i think i like the old format of character cards a little better than the new one. am i the only one here?
so it's really cool knowing that the company provided the source layout for the cards, wondering if they could do the same with the old design. i would love to do the layout of the newer characters into the old layout when i purchase Saga 3 minis
. i am fluent with photoshop as well.
Really? The old one always seemed so cluttered and my eye always strained a little bit when seeing it, especially because they used the card's space kind of oddly:
Whenever I reference "the book", I mean the Saga I & II Book.
1) First of all, the Action Recovery Bar is on the side in the old format, which isn't nearly as eye-catching as the horizontal one in the middle of the new format. Having the AP Bar go up is a lot more straining to the eye than having it go sideways, which more closely resembles how the AP Bar is shown in the book.
2) A peeve of mine is how the Stats on the old card curve around the picture, rather than in the new format, where the Stat numbers are bigger and whiter, and they drop straight down the side, aligning with the Faction symbol. This is much easier to read, is much more aesthetically pleasing (as it straightens out all the sections of the card), and more closely resembles how Stats are shown in the book. Plus, it leaves more room for the picture of the Character itself.
3) The text of the new format is also more aesthetically pleasing to me than in the old format. The old format's text reminds me of black ink written on scrolls, which, to some degree, is reminiscent of a how a fantasy feels. But the new format utilizes white text on a colored background, the color of which is determined by the Organization of the Character. It's more colorful and lively, and it more closely resembles how the book displays the A:T cast. The font of the Special/Innate Abilities is more favorable as well, as each Ability is the color of the Organization of the Character, not just a standard black that each Character receives.
In essence, I prefer the new card format GREATLY because the new format is more colorful, is much straighter and neater than the old format, and it coincides with how the A:T Cast is displayed in the book.
I hope they continue to print out cards in the new format for Sagas IV, V, and etc. But I do not know if they will provide you a Photoshop-friendly format of the old card. They probably will though; I see no reason to deny a loyal customer what he/she wants to do with his/her own time and effort.