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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010 edited
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    Ok, so I decided to bite off a bit more than usual with a new project this year. Specifically, a deck of playing cards done in the style I've been using for a lot of my digital artwork lately. Done at the rate of one card finished and uploaded per day until the damn deck's done. What's more, since I managed to locate a decent supplier of pre-punched cardstock, I'm doing these as an actual printed deck at the same time. Anyways, I figured I'd share a few samples of it here, but didn't want to overflood the monthly artist's thread with these, if people want to see the regular uploads as they come. So, check out a few of the cards:

    The card backs The Ace of Bones The Two of Cogs

    The whole set of what's been uploaded so far is viewable here, or if you want to pre-order one of the printed copies, you can grab it here.

    And no, I'm not after sales with this post- more just looking for commentary/input/exposure. And if people want to keep seeing more of these on here, let me know, and I'll keep this thread updated as regularly as I can.
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    Niice! I really like it so far
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    I'd actually quite like a set of these. What's the shipping to the UK going to be like?
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    @Rootfireember- thanks!

    @Oddcult. Hrm. Trying to figure out an exact weight for a nonexistant deck of cards is a bitch and a half, but it looks like shipping to the UK will only be about six dollars or so- I'll eat the cost on the shipping materials for this, so just call it six bucks for basic international shipping.

    And holy shit, a sticky? Who do I thank for this? Ariana?
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      CommentAuthorpookylou
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    Wow these are really beautiful.
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    (passes through, ghostly, cackling, sticky)
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    Looks fantastic. Luckily I don't play many card games that use a poker-style deck, or I'd ruin them by using them...
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    @warrenellis- my thanks, sir. I'd offer to bear your bastard offspring again, but, after you turned me down the last six times.... Anyways, thank you!

    @rickiep00h- That's the thing though- I so want to see these get used once I've finished the deck- I want to be able to go to events and run into random groups here and there playing with it. Hell, if I could make it vastly cheaper so people didn't feel bad about abusing it, I would.
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    These look great!

    Let me know when the UK/International shipping option is up and I'll pre-order my set.
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    Wow. Those are really nice. The "Sea" suit should be interesting.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2010
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    @lazarus corporation, @oddcult, and anyone else internationally- ok, the page has been updated for international orders- given that the price I quoted for the UK also seems to work decently for most of Europe and other spots as well, (and since my little shopping cart app for Dreamweaver isn't set up for calculating postage by country) I'm just going with it as a flat fee for anyone outside the US or Canada. Which means some of you (Australia, you know what shipping to you guys is usually like) are getting a pretty good break on shipping- enjoy it, but please, don't abuse it. Anyways, just use the same link as before to hit the preordering page- pretty much nothing has changed except the addition of a new ordering button. Sound fair to folks?
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    @Dmitri - thanks, off to pre-order mine now
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    oh my goodness! Beautiful!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    Wow, that's beautiful work there.

    What weight of stock will you be using for the cards? Will they resemble the feel of traditional tarot or will they be more like the feel of playing cards?
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    Beautiful and macabre work. Just ordered two sets - one for playin' and one for displayin'
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    Absolutely gorgeous, and I second that question, will they be like playing cards or tarot?
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    @RenThing & @adrianabbott- Unfotunately, the site I'm looking at ordering through doesn't list the stock weight- right now, I'm assuming more of a playing card thickness/durability, though in this case I'll be ordering them with a matte finish, as gloss would likely end up looking horrible with this artwork. So, it's kind of a tarot-playing hybrid- the matte stock you usually see in tarot decks, with the proportions of playing cards. Of course, with all the preorders we now have, I'll be ordering up stock samples this week, so we'll see- I'll certainly post up results if the samples prove to be any decent.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    Well, I'll definitely be buying one next Friday when money day happens (yay, money day!). They're beautiful and I like the changes you've made to the suits.
    • CommentAuthorarcaner
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    I do hope this will be a 54 card deck. It will be just right for my Deadlands campaign.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2010
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    PayDay on Thursday - definitely pre-ordering.

    I'm drooling at the beauty and lovely and general incredibility of these.

    Well done.
    Well offered.