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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby wahl0108 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:16 am  

Could I recommend removing the deck name and website from the left joker? I feel it takes away from the design and the info is already present on the other one. Is it possible to work in a reveal in that spot instead?
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby 52Ravens » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:17 am  

Thanks for the positive feedback guys

wahl0108 wrote:Could I recommend removing the deck name and website from the left joker? I feel it takes away from the design and the info is already present on the other one. Is it possible to work in a reveal in that spot instead?


Its defiantly something I would consider if its something that others would prefer. What sort of reveal are you thinking of?
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby SuicideKing » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:06 pm  

Player point of view: We must be able to differentiate the major and minor jokers instantly... not in 2 seconds, instantly. The two parts of the diptych jokers must be more different. This can be done simply by changing the color (red?) of one "joker" indice. Or by a reveal instead of the website on one joker.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby wahl0108 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:44 pm  

It might be difficult to do a reveal since it is a diptych though and someone could notice that now the ravens are on the right instead of on the left. Still something is bugging me about it though :/
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:33 am  

I agree the name and website don't add anything to the design. I guess the ad cards (if available) could reproduce the jokers with a reveal?

A reveal across 2 sets of diptychs would be a unique feature I think.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby 52Ravens » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:46 am  

Good news! EPCC have got back to me and a quote is now moving forward. they are extremely busy at the moment which is good to see as it shows they are growing.

I've had a quick look at the Jokers, the half black and half red are shockingly bad, and the ones with just the text "Joker" on them seem a little bland, so I think I'll be going with the second one. Its only subtle with the text being red but I think it'll be enough to keep me happy haha but I still appreciate your honest opinions.

http://www.52ravens.com/forumimages/cards-joker-red2.jpg

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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby Marcus » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:18 pm  

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I might be in the minority here, but I found this one to be surprisingly nice. This gets my vote.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:09 pm  

I wouldn't be against it. There's certainly a tribal, ritualistic feel to it with one side of the face painted in blood... WITHOUT the face it might not work so well.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:37 pm  

If you choose NOT to go with separate colors, I'd prefer the one with joker indices rather than just the word "joker" in the middle.

If you DO choose to go with separate colors, I think maybe a slightly darker red would work better.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby wahl0108 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:36 pm  

I like the first, maybe have the twelve courts facing the rising witch at the bottom watching her appear?
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby Eoghann » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:16 pm  

Just checking up on this beauty, so wondering if you have a launch date planned any time soon. :)
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby Sher » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:31 am  

Also just checking up on this. I'm really interested in this deck.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby volantangel » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:36 am  

Sher wrote:Also just checking up on this. I'm really interested in this deck.


Same here, one of the best to have come through this section in my opinion
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby 52Ravens » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:31 am  

Hey guy

Thanks for the continued interest in the deck, really means a lot.

I am now a married man, the honeymoon has been and gone, and I'm finally back to speed. A little bit of an oversight on my side of things trying to organise this deck and a wedding at the same time...lets just say I like it stressful!

So in the form of an update, I'll be going with EPCC for printing, I'm in the final stages of arrange my fulfilment company and I'm still struggling with a tuck box design. Once that is sorted I'm good to go.

With the tuck box I'll be printing on the inside a massive amount of crows that will hopefully look like a murder of crows trying to escape the box once you take the cards out. But the outside is proving more difficult. Its going to feature the back design for one side and then . . . Leave it with me, I'll bounce some ideas with you guys once I have a basic design I don't want to wipe my back side with!

But in the meantime I have the trailer for the deck for you guys to check out, let me know what you think, is it too much?

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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby ecNate » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:42 am  

Too much? Yes, but I love it. :-) Excellent job on the cards and the trailer. The swarm of ravens and the music are perfect. The part where they appear to smash into the ground and make the form of the witch (or whatever) was really the only part I would change. Seemed awkward like they were going too fast and suicidal and building a tower. slower and forming head down might be better. Minor point though.

I too am really looking forward to it and glad you're still at it. Congrats on the wedded bliss too!
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby sprouts1115 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:55 am  

@52Ravens - Rememeber you need a Red (Major) and Black (Minior) Joker. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_(playing_card)

You could just make "Joker" on the top left red and that would be good enough to distinguish the two.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby volantangel » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:00 am  

sprouts1115 wrote:@52Ravens - Rememeber you need a Red (Major) and Black (Minior) Joker. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_(playing_card)

You could just make "Joker" on the top left red and that would be good enough to distinguish the two.


Sprouts, honestly nobody cares about the red and black joker, so long as the jokers are distinguishable, and even if they are identical its not a big deal.
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby Eoghann » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:27 am  

First off congrats! :)

I'm really glad this is back on track. That trailer is crazy, I love it! :)
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby Levereno » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:40 pm  

I liked your video :D good job. I would disagree with volantangel, I think the ravens stacking up to the witch looks good imho. it just brings the epicness of the video. Also I agree with sprouts, make one of the jokers red as it matches your theme. You have red courts and then you have dark brown courts. It would make perfect sense that you have one red joker and one dark brown joker. I am not fond of your back design, I prefer the old one, the black one over your white one. The black one just looks evilish and is full of mystery, I would keep the black one. If you make it black you win my pledge :)
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Re: The Ritual - Design Revision....help!

Unread postby 52Ravens » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:18 am  

Hey guys, regarding the Jokers, they are wrong in the video and I'll amend that, but the jokers will be the same colour but the text will be red on one. Even though the red is the same red used on the hearts and diamonds in a large area its too red, so I don't really want to tone it down and move away from my colour palette.

Below are are box designs, the cover is proving to be a bit of bitch but I'm liking the 4th one, let me know what you think or if you have any ideas. The last one shows the inside.

http://www.52ravens.com/forumimages/box1.jpg

http://www.52ravens.com/forumimages/box2.jpg

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