Patrick Galbraith

Web developer - Adelaide, Australia

Zombicide 32

How to print the ultimate custom equipment deck

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TLDR

Download the finished card files including the equipment cards from Zombicide and all current expansions
Plus custom equipment cards and photoshop templates.

Update: Now contains Season 3, Angry Neighbors, Dog Companions, and Limited Edition/Kickstarter cards.

PREVIEW ONLINE DOWNLOAD FILES (v2.0)

LOOKING FOR SPAWN CARDS?

See my follow up post Zombicide #2 How to print the ultimate spawn card deck.

Lately I’ve been playing a lot of the awesome hobby that is board games. The last few years have seen a renewed interest in board games likely aided by the internet and its ability to provide crowd funding for a range of new and exciting games. One of these is Zombicide which was funded in 2012 and raised a respectable $780k.

Zombicide is a thematic co-op game for 1 to 6 players. Each player controls between one (for 6 players) and four (solo game) survivors, humans trapped in a zombie-infested town.

Basically lots of dice rolling, zombie minis, crazy weapons… what more could you ask for in a board game.

How about more crazy weapons and equipment!

With that thought began my quest for the ultimate Zombicide equipment deck.

Sourcing the images

There are a number of custom card printers but none that I found can print the mini-card size that Zombicide uses so the only alternative is to re-print the entire base deck in a slightly different size. Which sounds like a bad idea if it wasn’t for the fact that you can easily and cheaply print cards through a number of online printers such as PrinterStudio and ArtsCow but more about that later.

Guillotine Games has released high-res basic card templates and some of the cards in high-res on their website. However not all of the cards are available online in digital format. After a whole lot of searching online I managed to find that there is a Zombicide companion app.

zombicide-app

After extracting all of the equipment card image assets from the app. I now had all 52 unique equipment cards from Season 1, 2 & Toxic City Mall. Time to make some custom cards.

Creating custom cards

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a equipment card photoshop template that contains all the features I needed so I build a new one which I have included in the download. Using this template I created a bunch of custom equipment cards. Here is a sample of some of the custom cards mixed in with the base cards.

zombicide-custom-cards

For reference the fonts used are:

  • Crackhouse
  • ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std – Bold Condensed
  • Helvetica Neue LT Std – Extra Black Condensed
  • Eurostile Bold Condensed

Printing the deck

In order to re-print the equipment decks you will need to print the following.

Edit: See this document for updated list of equipment:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XLGrwFbj3wk0c37scQS-GoIr4dh_YDeJpOjYveWdH74/edit#gid=1143787238

That works out to 173 equipment cards and 46 wound cards. However you won’t need 46 wound cards so I recommend you print around 16-24 wound cards. I printed my deck through PrinterStudio which for a 224 card deck came to $14.60 (Note: these prices have now changed, you may need to shop around or wait for a sale). This gave me 27 cards to use for custom cards after re-printing all the base cards. Here is the deck type I used http://www.printerstudio.com/personalized/custom-blank-playing-cards-mini-size.html.

The finished product

DOWNLOAD

Download all the finished files including the equipment cards from Zombicide and all current expansions
Plus custom equipment cards and photoshop templates.

Update: Now contains Season 3, Angry Neighbors, Dog Companions, and Limited Edition/Kickstarter cards.

PREVIEW ONLINE DOWNLOAD FILES (v2.0)

zombicide-equip-photo-1

LOOKING FOR SPAWN CARDS?

See my follow up post Zombicide #2 How to print the ultimate spawn card deck.

COMMENTS

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  1. Maniac said

    Hi Patrick,
    I’m currently in the process of creating translated survivor id cards. For this I need survivor pictures without the background. With the pictures found online it’s not easy to get good results when removing the background, because there is some blur on the images.

    You are talking about extracting the card images from the app. Could you provide some details about this? I’d like to do this to get the survivor images from the app.

    Thanks in advance,
    Maniac

  2. Ram said

    Dude! your are a legend! I have been looking everywhere for just the cards for Walk of the dead

  3. Cody said

    Awesome, thanks for this. I wasn’t super interested in printing existing cards but now I know how to get real cards of the custom designs I’ve made. I would like to see you do the upcoming seasons and expansions, too. I need an AK47 to customize, haha! And if you know of a place that prints the right size, front and back, for character cards, I would like to see that, too.

    • Hi Cody,
      I’m just waiting for the app to update with the new images from season 3 before I can grab the new images. As for the character sheets I’m not sure but your best bet would just be to take them to a local print shop and print onto card stock and then just get it cut to size. The character sheets won’t be difficult since they don’t require the special card paper that playing cards do.

  4. Ram said

    Hi Maniac,
    Do you by any chance have any of the other cards such as the Companion Dogs or the Cards that come with the VIP Zombies?

  5. Paulo said

    Hi,

    Great work dude.

    I was browsing the database, but the Rifle was missing.

    Also, any chances you’ll make S3 equipment cards?

  6. Thanks for all the work you did on this. I am super thankful for it all. I wish Zombicide would update their app so we can pull off the new characters. I’m going to write my congressman about this ;)

  7. Robert said

    Great work!
    Thank you for documenting your process so well and sharing the files.

    Looks fantastic.

    Regards,
    R.Grimm

  8. James said

    Hey, just trying to put an online version of Zombicide together and saw your equipment cards, only problem is you didn’t put a rifle in the Season 1 deck.

  9. Ryan said

    Hey man, found your website very useful. Having brought the base Zombicide game I want to make an equipment deck that includes equipment from all expansions (I intend to buy the tile and token sets from the small box sets but not the whole expansions) for some custom campaign rules I’m working on. Do you have access to high res equipment cards for Rue Morgue and Angry Neighbours, or would that rely on those expansions being released in the app?

  10. marbourg said

    Very nice, thank you !

    Do you plan to do it again when the zombicidee companion app will be updated in 2016 ?

  11. marbourg said

    Great news: Zombicide compnion app with all seasons content is out

  12. larry said

    How do you insert the pictures into the template on photoshop?

  13. Finne Fortuin said

    I used your guide to print more equipment and spawn cards – very nice. Only printerstudio.com had a mini card size of 2.5×1.75 inches, while my base game (Season 1) has mini cards of 2.5×1.6 inches. :-( so not quite a perfect match if you want to mix cards.

  14. Ryan Davis said

    Hi Patrick,

    Not sure if you come here anymore. I was wondering if you could provide a tutorial on how to use the disunity tool? I downloaded the tool, got the latest OBB file for the app, but have no idea how to use disunity to “extract” the files. All the tutorials are from years ago and don’t make a lick of sense to me. i’m jut going round in circles.

  15. George Saulfield said

    I was very confused in how to use Photoshop to create these cards. A brief explanation would be very helpful.

  16. James Larson said

    I looked at Printer studio and it’s so much more expensive now, any other sites you would recommend?

    • George Montrego said

      I definitely agree with James and also am curious if you know any sites that print out these custom cards.

      • Not sure George it was 2 years ago that I printed them. Maybe check out Boardgamegeek for recommendations.

  17. Matthew said

    Hi Patrick,
    I’m so sorry to bother you and I know it’s been a while and also a lot to ask but do you think it would be possible if you could add the Rue Morgue, and Angry Neighbors cards to your database. I wouldn’t want this to be a hassle in any way but it would just be so awesome and helpful of you. Thanks again.

  18. Steve said

    Very nice Patrick, thank you !

    Do you have the fonts for Photoshop files?

    ITCavantGardeStd BoldCn
    EurostileObl Normal
    Eutostile Bold
    Crackhouse

    EutostileLTStd BoldCm
    Cracked

    HelveticaNeueLTStd XBlkCn
    HelveticaNeueLTStd BlkCn

    Thanks man.

  19. Marco said

    Hi Patrick,

    apparently your templates are too big for printerstudio.com. As soon as i drag them in there, the outside gets in the ‘cut-off’-zone. Do you have any smaller templates for the equiplment cards?

    Thanks in advance. And sorry for the bad english :)

    • Hi Marco,

      Not sure since I used printerstudio for mine and it worked fine. I did leave a lot of bleed area around the card for that reason. Make sure you are using the correct minicard size since they offer a few variations.

  20. Michael said

    Amazing work. Any chance you got extra cards for black plague too?

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