[Feature] Proxy Card and Deck Generation
Well, this is sort of a conglomerate of things, so I'll run through the list.
First, Athena now has an extremely simplistic proxy card image generator. You might be thinking to yourself, "You've already gotten the source images for every card in First Edition and Beta from Dylan; why would you need to generate proxy card images?" And the answer to this question is, "Because those images are full color; the point of a proxy deck is to consume no ink while printing but still have recognizable cards." The Athena Proxy Images are strictly black and white with almost no framing; almost all ink usage on printing them goes to printing text, which is admittedly larger than it has to be, but that is more to address the fact that text on web-resolution (72 dpi) images degenerates quickly. The result is something like this:
Second, Strategin's sealed product generator now has support for printing all your virtual product with proxy images. There is a new "Generate Images" link at the top of all the product viewing pages that'll pop up a new window with all the proxy images. If you print it portrait, you'll get nine cards per page. Then all you need is a paper cutter and a sleeved deck.
Third, there is now a constructed proxy deck generator. On the search results page, you will now see a link proclaiming, "Add this card to your proxy deck." Click it and the card will be stored (in a session variable, for the tech savvy out there), and the link on that card's entry will be replaced by "Edit proxy deck." This link will take you to the proxy deck editing page, which will allow you to set the quantity of each card in your deck, to add new cards to the deck directly, to clear the deck, and to generate images. (There's also a link to this page on the Athena index page.) For adding cards, you must enter a query that returns exactly one card; for example, "arcana" is no good because that returns "Arcana Department" and "Arcana Experiment," while "security" is good because only "Securitymajig" has that specific term in its title. Your proxy deck should persist as long as you keep your browser open. Also note that the image generation page looks at the session variables rather than form contents, or if you prefer that in non-jargon, you have to click the "Save Changes" button if you've changed the quantities of cards before you click "Generate Deck."
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