My first concern is that each new faction design quickly become labor intensive. I'm going to go down the Q_x's card design and point of the issues I have with it.
Border: This is much to pushed in it looks like we are using 6 mm, 3mm for each side. The maximum should be 4 mm, 2 mm on each side. For the top and bottom this can safely be set to 1 mm. The bottom of course will be covered by the new style bottom.
Card Title: The title is not lengthy by any means at only 18 characaters. This is mostly be cause of the oversized font. Reducing it 60-75% will allow it to be lengthy.
Card Type: Need size reduction to match above.
Faction Logo: This takes more space visually than the previous template. It forces the logo to be tall and not flow into the title area. Which they do in the wider current template. The number also become an inconvience for other factions designs.This brings me to the Large Empty Space between the faction logo and Drop Cap in this design nothing will ever end up there and is thus a waste of space.
Drop Cap: Much to large, reduces total number of possible lines for rules. Could be placed high saving even more space.
Rule Text: Should make every effort to not cover image.
Capstone on Bottom: Needs Minor adjustments.
It is impossible to maintain this continous level of redesign that we have be undergoing. I'm sorry but we can not keep spending time on redesign the card template. It is slowly the project down greatly. We have to focus a making a great game first and redesigning how the template looks doesn't achieve this. It can make things easier on player. I agree with this. We need more people the only way to achieve that is to have a good game to play. More Players = Much greater chance of the right people finding us.
I would rather play a great game with a simple design like this:
Than a poor game with beautiful cards. I know we can make the cards beautiful but we just don't have the man power to do it correctly right now and focus on making a great game. That said I think using a simple template will make like the one above will help move the project along. And give our designers a chance to produce AWESOME designs.