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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby JuFiN » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:06 pm  

As far as roman numerals go, I wanna suggest trying putting them in the opposite corner from the normal numbers (lefty fan would show them), in small red or black font. Hiding them in the map is really cool for those of us who know its there but I think it will be missed by most.
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:53 pm  

@JuFiN - I definitely want to keep the Roman Numerals subtle within the Map. They'll be like an easter egg to those that notice them. I'll also do a schematic / diagram of the different elements in the Face Card designs, on the KS project page (probably 1 Number Card and 1 Court Card).

Last night I finished up the ninth Court Card - Livia Drusilla!
Livia was the wife of Augustus, and the mother of Tiberius (Rome's second Emperor).

Here's a link to a higher res version: http://www.midnightcardcompany.com/ROMEQueenHeartHR.jpg.

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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:56 pm  

Thanks Randy !!
O, I beg of you your comprehensions,
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my only competition is with myselves.

But Lèse-majesté, especially >Normans, natch.

Is jarnstill the Ars of the Hors Nebulous ?
Neigh .... the Effluxor of the Omniverse ??
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RichK » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:29 pm  

Great work Randy!
Move on, nothing to see here.
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby sprouts1115 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:26 pm  

Thumb? Weapon, Sword, Axe, Orb, Scepter, Flower, Pip anything... I'm losing my mind...
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:37 pm  

It is an odd perspection .... and Randy is very deliberate in his elaborations.
Being front/centre as it is .... ?
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby sprouts1115 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:21 pm  

Bruno wrote:It is an odd perspection .... and Randy is very deliberate in his elaborations.
Being front/centre as it is .... ?


So true. The older I get, I kept hearing the phrase. It is what it is...
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:35 pm  

Uhuh, the acceptability of it, when there should be Capital Q questioning of the entire concept (whatever it be) ....
I've a friend in North Queensland who 'goes right orf' when hearing that, and he's onto it, it should be questioned itself, just on principle.
Hehe.
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:40 pm  

Hi Randy !
We don't like Livias paw ....
Why has she the deformity ?
Please don't say winter is coming ....
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:51 am  

Yep, I forgot to add Livia's thumb!!
I have it on my to do list, along with some other minor changes to Livia and a couple other finished Courts.
I'll get her fixed up before launch, for sure.

Last night I finished the Back Card for the ROME Caesar Deck. I've been working on it for a very long time, and I hope it shows. It's definitely my most unique Back Card yet!

Here's a higher res of the Back Card: http://www.midnightcardcompany.com/ROMA ... esarHR.jpg

thanks, Randy
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RichK » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:24 pm  

Great backs!
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby pablo19 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:10 pm  

I wonder where that back design was inspires from.. Image

I absolutelt love it Randy!! I'm surprised you didn't just go with the a Roman shield which already has kind of the shape of a card. I have two suggestions just for fun, is there a way of changing the date to a more Roman versión? Or at least write march in latín and 15 in Roman numerals, just get more into the Rome feel. Also i'm excited to see what the jokers will look like, but I'd suggest Roman standards since these were so highly valued at the time, that getting them back from an enemy was considered a great feat.
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck (wap)

Unread postby pablo19 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:11 pm  

Just noticed the map inside of the tuck, that is a great detail!!!
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:05 pm  

pablo19 wrote:I wonder where that back design was inspires from.. Image

I absolutelt love it Randy!! I'm surprised you didn't just go with the a Roman shield which already has kind of the shape of a card. I have two suggestions just for fun, is there a way of changing the date to a more Roman versión? Or at least write march in latín and 15 in Roman numerals, just get more into the Rome feel. Also i'm excited to see what the jokers will look like, but I'd suggest Roman standards since these were so highly valued at the time, that getting them back from an enemy was considered a great feat.


Thanks Pablo!!

Yep, "The Death of Julius Caesar" is one of my favorites. I thought my interpretation of it would look great on Caesar's Back Card. Antony's Back Card will be inspired by another painting in Public Domain - "Cleopatra Captured by Roman Soldiers after the Death of Mark Antony" by Bernard Duvivier. I wanted both Back Cards to focus on the Tuck "characters" deaths.

I'll think over the idea of changing the dates on the Back Cards to latin and roman numerals. I do have some Latin on both Tuck Box top panels, so I don't want to go overboard with it.

The Jokers will be full body statue drawings - one of Caesar, one of Augustus.

Attached are images of the Antony Back Card inspiration and the top panels of the 2 Tucks.

thanks, Randy
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:41 pm  

Aaah, them Victorians and their sensitivities.
I'm sure you'll do Cleo justice Randy ....
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby pablo19 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:41 am  

The way I was thinking of it is like is this deck a movie or a documentary? So elements from the time, like roman numerals and latin phrases would make it more like a movie (think gladiator), while stuff in english makes it more like a documentary (think history channel). I don't know if that makes sense, so to me it would be more like a deck romans would have played with (I know they didn't actually have these) rather than a modern day themed deck. What I'm trying to say is I'd love it even more the more latin stuff you throw in there, and if you made a special edition with roman numerals I'd be in all the way as well. I think your history of rome fans would also appreciate less english and more latin so they can go: *puts on spectacles* "this is latin, it means: damnit Brutus, why you kill me?" when they show it to people.

Okay, started rambling a bit... your deck designs are beautiful and you've made some pretty awesome choices so far!
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:55 am  

pablo19 wrote:The way I was thinking of it is like is this deck a movie or a documentary? So elements from the time, like roman numerals and latin phrases would make it more like a movie (think gladiator), while stuff in english makes it more like a documentary (think history channel). I don't know if that makes sense, so to me it would be more like a deck romans would have played with (I know they didn't actually have these) rather than a modern day themed deck. What I'm trying to say is I'd love it even more the more latin stuff you throw in there, and if you made a special edition with roman numerals I'd be in all the way as well. I think your history of rome fans would also appreciate less english and more latin so they can go: *puts on spectacles* "this is latin, it means: damnit Brutus, why you kill me?" when they show it to people.

Okay, started rambling a bit... your deck designs are beautiful and you've made some pretty awesome choices so far!



Hey Pablo, I'll think over the possibility of adding more Latin to the Cards. I thought about doing a special edition with Roman Numberal indices, but there's 2 reasons I decided against it - (1) It would drastically hurt the playability of that Deck, and (2) It would look off to have the Aces through Tens with Roman Numerals, and then J, Q, K for the Courts.

Another reason is I didn't want to do a special edition Deck for this project. The Toga Sleeves will be the Limited item for the campaign. I just received physical proofs of them from Legends last week. They turned out great!

Last night I finished up the tenth Court - Agrippa's Jack of Hearts! I'll be focusing on Antony's Back Card and the two Jokers in August, and then finishing up the last 2 Courts and setting up the Kickstarter project page in September. It looks like an early October launch is within reach!

Higher Res Version of Agrippa: http://www.midnightcardcompany.com/ROMEJackHeart.jpg..

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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby Bruno » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm  

Nice way to Rockover into Roctober then ....
Thank you Randy ! :D
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RichK » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:42 pm  

More amazing work Randy. :D

Toga sleeves??? :o
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Re: Fully-Custom ANCIENT ROME Deck

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:09 pm  

RichK wrote:More amazing work Randy. :D

Toga sleeves??? :o


Thanks Rich and Bruno!!

Yeah, the Toga Sleeves fit perfectly on the Tucks (similar to an old Nintendo game sleeve).
A big reason I did the Tucks so early on is because Lawrence offered to get the physical proofs going.
So, the post-funding should go quicker than usual (hopefully). I'll still put the delivery ETA as Feb. 2017, just in case.

Here's a couple quick iPad shots of Antony's Toga Sleeve flat. Both Toga Sleeves have Gold Foil and a subtle background texture image. I'll take some nice photos for the KS project page in September.

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