So you just watched this NanDeck video tutorial and now you want to make your own cards.

These are step by step instructions that gives you everything you need to follow along with the video linked above.

Feel free to use these resources to start making cards for your own games.

Our goal is to make the prototyping process easy for you.

(You can download NanDeck here if you have not yet. It’s free as well.)

1. The Artwork from the video

The first thing you need to do is save the 6 images somewhere on your computer.

To do this:

1. Click on each link below to open the image in your browser
2. Then right click on the image
3. Select “save as”
4. Save the image on your computer (it’s easiest if you save all 6 images to the same folder on your computer)


Also, if you are wanting the templates in more colors then check out the templates I had made by a professional graphic designer.

2. The Spreadsheet

Next, you will want to set up your spreadsheet.

To do this:

1. Click here to download the spreadsheet
2. Save the spreadsheet on your computer
3. Open the spreadsheet
4. Replace the file paths on the “CardLayout” and “Image” columns (columns C and D, rows 2 – 4). You are replacing the file paths with where you saved your images. For example, if you saved your Troll image on your computer in this example file path “C:\Art\Troll.png”. Then you need to replace column “D” row “2” with “C:\Art\Troll.png”.
5. After you have replaced all 6 of the file paths, then save your spreadsheet.

3. The Code

The last step is to copy and paste your code into NanDeck

To do this:

1. Copy the code below
2. Open NanDeck
3. Paste the code into the Visual Editor (big white box in the middle of your screen)
4. Replace the file path of your Link directive (as seen in the video). You are replacing “LINK=D:\SLG\Videos\NanDECK\Demos\TrollCards.xlsx” with “LINK=’TheFilePathWhereYouSavedYourExcelSheet’.xlsx”

Here is the code you can copy and paste into NanDeck.


LinkMulti = Amount

VISUAL=, 10, 10

Zoom = 92

4. Make Your Game

That’s it! Now you can follow along with the video tutorial or use the new skills you learned to start making cards for your own games.

And if you want to know a good way to print out your cards then you can see how I print cards at home.

Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you make!


P.S. I had a professional graphic designer recreate the card art templates above. You can get your set here!