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    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2010
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    Is the deck going to include the crest and the inverted crest as well? Or are those for prints only? Would be cool Jokers.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2010
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    @steevo: well, back on the tenth I'd still been thinking that I'd only be dealing with maybe twenty orders tops- and I'd found what looked like the perfect solution- a company that produced 8x11 sheets of cardstock, complete with pre-perforated cards punched into them, and a printing template. I didn't post what showed up in the mail because the result was so dissatisfying- the "cardstock" barely had any more weight than normal paper- cards ripped under the slightest pressure. And ink bled through from the reverse sides, so it looked like total shite in the end. nothing worth taking a picture of, even.

    Now though, we'll be at something close to one hundred decks preordered by the end of the week at this rate- which means we'll be going the professional card printer's route- likely via Chicago Card and Game, since they'll handle orders smaller than 5,000 decks at a time. Matte finish is still guaranteed, though I won't be able to get a sample until the art's finished and we go to proofing. So, sorry to get your hopes up about seeing stuff early, but at least this way the quality is going to be far, far better.

    And the deck will include the standard crest at least- that's the reverse side for all the cards. The inverted version, while awesome, may just end up as the artwork for the tuck boxes, or if we do a second printing, we may switch to that for the reverse sides, just to differentiate.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2010
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    @Dmitri - Is using that as the reverse side gonna provide enough difference between front and back (them having the same background and all)? As someone who plays cards a decent amount, seems like on quick glance (i.e. when shuffling through the deck, etc...) there might not be enough contrast between front and back and people might get confused. Though I haven't seen these cards physically in front of me, so I could just be blowing smoke. Might be something to consider though.
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    Beautiful work Dmitri.
    I have to say, the inverted is very eye-catching and steevo has a great point about the contrast between front and back. If you are going to use the inverted as the backs for the second printing, I might hold out for the second run.
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    After peeking at the Deviantart page I have to agree with steevo and Indigo Rose- the inverted is a perfect card backing. I'd never really thought about it before but the second steevo brought up the color difference between front and back and how it effects usability it made perfect sense.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2010
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    Ok, guys- input duly noted- I'd also been thinking about that one myself- as it is, we'll see how the proofs turn out on these, but I have the feeling you're going to be right about the coloration.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2010
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    And now for today's- time to go through yet more good old western occultism:

    Five of Circles
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2010
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    And for those who might be interested, the card deck giveaway contest is now officially up and running.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2010
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    I'm a little confused by Method #1, which is a problem, as it's the method I'm most able to use. You say,
    Follow me on twitter and retweet the following anytime between now and midnight PST on February 5th:

    and
    Rules: You can enter the Twitter End once per day. You can enter more times daily if you really like, but once is all we're counting. You still need to be following @Winneganfake at the end of the contest in order to win.

    If I retweet the phrase a single time, is it any different from doing so once every day from now until February 5th? Must I repeat/re-enter every day to be properly counted? I have only briefly used my Twitter account, and that years ago, so I'm unsure if your instructions would make more sense to a regular user.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2010
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    @ZJVavrek- ok, you can get yourself entered in the Twitter side of the contest multiple times- we're only counting one tweet per person per day as a maximum though, which means you can tweet it only once, and as long as you're still following by the end of next friday, you're fine and have your name entered once in the drawing. Or, you can tweet it each day, putting your name into the drawing a whole bunch of times.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2010
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    Aha! Thank you for the clarification. Good to know I can toss in several entries, but unfortunately I was distracted and didn't start on the 28th.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2010
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    And now for a fresh card:

    Seven of Cogs
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2010
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    Well, we've officially hit one hundred decks pre-ordered. Which makes it bonus card time again:

    King of Circles
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2010 edited
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    Ok, time for today's:

    Eight of Cogs

    Now to go stick my head into Photoshop until I get a good set more cranked out.
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    They are looking great! :)
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    that king card is looking decidedly evil!....
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2010
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    @icelandbob- just wait until we get to the King card for the Sea....


    And now, today's:

    The Six of Bones
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2010
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    @Dimitri

    *prays for your rendition of Cthulhu. Prays really really hard*
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2010
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    @RenThing- Keep praying. It's said that he tends to eat his worshippers first.

    New Card Time!
    Five of the Sea
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2010
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    Damn - Just was exploring stuff I don't often look at - and was compelled to order a set. Thanks.