DW Monster Cards eases the creation of 4" x 5.5" Dungeon World monster cards (ex. monster_cards.pdf). In addition to the primary PDF creation functionality, dwmc.py also has has some utility functions.
- Dungeon World Github source XML files
- YAML files
- CSV (ex. mail merge your own cards, import into DB)
- plain text
Create Your Own Custom Monster Cards
Custom monster can easily be created in YAML format and used to generate a PDF.
To aid readability and reference, the tags are sorted first by category, then by either size or alphabitically. The categories are delimited by tildas ("~").
The last item on the cards are page references to the monster and setting page numbers in the main Dungeon World book.
Help and Examples
usage: dwmc.py [-h] [--back-image FILE] [--back-pdf FILE] [--csv FILE] [--pdf FILE] [--plain] [--yaml DIR] [FILE [FILE ...]] Create Dungeon World Monster Cards PDF (reads source XML and YAML, also writes CSV and YAML). optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --back-image FILE Image to use for back of monster cards (requires --back-pdf) Output Arguments: Mutually exclusive arguments that determine type of output. --back-pdf FILE Create PDF of back of monster cards (requires --back-image) --csv FILE Create CSV of monsters --pdf FILE Create PDF of monster cards --plain Output plain text monster entries (handy for debugging) --yaml DIR Create YAML files for each monster in DIR Source File(s): FILE XML or YAML source file(s) to parse (required by all output arguments except --back-pdf)
Read Dungeon World Github and custom YAML files to create a CSV file containing both:
./dwmc.py --csv all_monsters.csv alpha-monsters/*.yaml \ ~/git/Dungeon-World/text/monster_settings/*.xml
Use leviathan_old.jpg to create example back page:
./dwmc.py --pdf-back back_example.pdf --pdf-image leviathan_old.jpg
Read custom YAML files to create a single page of monster of four monster cards:
./dwmc.py --pdf alpha_campaign.pdf alpha-monsters/phi.yaml \ alpha-monsters/chi.yaml alpha-monsters/psi.yaml \ alpha-monsters/omega.yaml
Read Dungeon World Github source XML files and export to YAML files in
./dwmc.py --yaml yaml/ ~/git/Dungeon-World/text/monster_settings/*.xml