My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Protected under Fair Use, as a non-profit, drafting and prototyping, educational experience for an aspiring content creator
If you have found yourself on this page, you likely show interest in either deck-building games, or pastel-colored cartoon horses, or both! My girlfriend and I are very knowledgeable about the popular cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and decided to use our expertise on the show, combined with our knowledge of Cryptozoic's Cerberus Engine, to create a custom deck-building set. This game was made in the spirit of combining all of the best aspects from all of the Cryptozoic deck-builders I have played, while adding in numerous new effects and strategies to create an entirely new feel to the game.
This set includes .PNG and Photoshop files for every card and asset you will need to create a full set of cards, ready for play. This set is not officially published, so cards may receive updates from time to time, which will be listed in a changelog here. I have spent about 9 months creating, tweaking, and play-testing a printed set of cards. However, we don't have the resources of an established company, so my play-testing group rarely exceeded three players. As such, I welcome and encourage all balance suggestions you come up with as you play... and feel free to edit the cards yourself to test your own concepts, too! Treat this thread as a hub for both Balance Suggestions and FAQs.
Here's a breakdown of what you will need to print and play this game:
1) Sufficient ink and card stock paper. Few places will print licensed material, even if it is protected under Fair Use.
2) A paper cutter. You can buy them inexpensively, and personally I think having one around is invaluable.
3) Card sleeves or a laminator. Feel free to resize the oversized characters to fit in a normal card sleeve. I use UltraPro.
4) VP tokens, or print the Gems I've included in "additional files"
5) Friends! Sorry, can't help you with that one. ;)
I completely understand if you have no interest in the source material. My Little Pony is a lucrative, but ultimately very niche market. I would appreciate at least a quick look at some the card effects from anyone who has the time. Cryptozoic representatives have already denied any interest in this game, so I don't have high hopes for this game to see the light of day in any official release. Still, with enough interest and tweaking, maybe this can go somewhere, or at the very least, it can be a good learning experience for me!
Thank you so much,
L. Dalton Duncan
All images are copyright of Hasbro and are used under Fair Use, as a non-profit, drafting and prototyping, educational experience for an aspiring content creator. Credits to background-less vectors are to be given to their original creators.