Every 90’s kid remembers the name Yu-gi-oh. Be it from the card game, the anime series or shop merchandises, Yu-gi-oh is a name well known to game enthusiasts all over the globe.
It is not a mere coincidence that a card game has gained so much popularity that not only there is an animated television series based on it but also full-blown real-world competitions.
Its popularity and success can be half credited to the fantastic character designs and magical fantasy based look of Yu-gi-oh Cards.
Every game lover has dreamed of having their own customized Yu-gi-oh card which is just for them alone.
We are here to make that dream come true.
Today we have amassed this guide to teach you how to make your own Yu-gi-oh card from scratch, and for free!
Create your own Yu-gi-oh Card
Step 1: Open a Yu-gi-oh Card Creator Tool.
A Yu-gi-oh Card Creator tool is a simple application that makes the process much faster and convenient and the result is much more realistic and good looking.
You can either take help from Yugioh card maker service by TechWhoop or, you can download this lightweight application: http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=561857
Once you have opened your preferred Yu-gi-oh card creator tool, in the next steps we will guide you through the process of actually making your own personalized card.
Step 2: Fill in the various details of your card.
Once you have opened the tool, you would notice that there are a few tabs named “Name”, “Attack”, “Type” etc.
These are the details of your Yu-gi-oh card and are required for the tool to bring together the final image.
Here are the details about the various tabs you need to fill:
As the Name suggests (sorry for the pun), it will be the name of your card.
Choose wisely, as this will be the first thing that anyone will notice about your card.
The name of the card should indicate the purpose of the card. “Magical Pants” might be an intriguing name for a Spell Card, but it is a little lackluster for a Monster Card.
So unless you are aiming for humor, keep the name catchy and self-explanatory.
- Card Type
Card Type indicates what type of card is it gonna be. (Duh!)
In Yu-gi-oh, there are as many as seven card types namely: Monster, Fusion, Ritual, Spell, Trap, Synchro and the newer Xyz.
You will notice the second tab under this category which is for the sub-type.
Some card has only a single type while various other cards can boast a mix of two. Some common examples are: Monster / Gemini, Monster / Union etc.
Note: Spell and Trap cards cannot be assigned as sub-type since they only have supportive purposes.
The attribute indicates the nature of the card or to which element does your card belongs to.
There are as many as seven Attributes possible for Yu-gi-oh cards namely: Light, Dark, Wind, Fire, Earth, Water, Divine.
The Attribute and Type of monsters are not necessary to be complimentary. For eg: A Monster card can be of Divine Attribute too!
As you might have guessed, Level decides the ranking of your card.
In Yu-gi-oh the Level ranges from 0-12.
One thing to note is that Yu-gi-oh is a strategy game and as such, there is no hard and fast rule that a higher Level card will be better than a lower level one. It all depends on your usage of that card and the situation you find yourself in.
Though, in general, the game follows the trend that lower level card (below 5) will have lesser effects and strength than a higher level card but will be easier to use. While the higher level card will have restrictions on their usage.
- Trap/Spell Type
Trap and Spell cards can be of six distinct types: Equip, Continuous, Counter, Field, Ritual and Quick-play.
Choose the purpose of your card and how it should be played.
Yeah, you guessed right. It sets the rarity of the card.
In layman terms, it indicates how rare is it for you to find the same card on someone’s deck.
- Picture URL
This is an important tab.
Here, you will upload the image that will be displayed on your card.
You will find the upload button just right from the tab. Click on it and select the image from your storage which you would like as the image on your card.
Choose wisely, a banana will not look cool on a Monster card of Level 12.
Circulation means how many prints of the card has been made by the creator.
There are four levels namely: 1st Edition, Limited Edition, DUEL TERMINAL, or even Blank (At this point, they’re usually called “2nd Editon”).
You can of course name it as you want. These are just the standard ones.
- Set ID
It is another tab which might be confusing for some.
Set ID indicates the name of the deck from which the card belongs and its default position in that deck.
For eg: If the deck name is Lord Of Fire and it’s the first card in it, then the Set ID will be LOF – 001.
Here you will write the purpose of the card, how it should be played and its various effects.
You can write things like “Deals 1000 damage if the opponent has no monster on the field.” or even “Instant Win if drawn” like the famed Exodia set.
- ATK / DEF
All the card types (except Spell and Trap) will have Attack (or ATK) and Defence (or DEF) points which shows how much damage they can deal or take.
There is no limit to the points, however, in general, even the most powerful card does not exceed the 5000 point mark.
It is the name of the creator of the card and will be displayed on the bottom of the card.
You can give your name since you are making it, or you can give any other name you want.
This will be the last thing anyone notice on the card thus it is not that important.
It shows the year in which the card was made. It is displayed at the bottom on the left of Creator mark.
- Serial Number
It is the number of the card in the list of the company. For example, if the card is the twenty-third card made by the company, its serial number is 23.
However, it is not important and there is usually a “Randomize” option just below it to create a random serial number.
Step 3: Click on Generate
Once you have entered all the details of your card, click on Generate.
A digital image of your personalized card will be generated.
You can either print the image and paste it on a card to make it real, or you can use the soft copy too. All up to your choice!
There we go! Now you can boast your own Yu-gi-oh card in front of your friends.
You can be sure that your friends will be jealous since there is no other card in the world like the one in your hand.
Once you win a game with a card of your own, it will always be at a special space in your heart.
Go try it out!