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Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:17 am  

Hey Everyone,

I thought it was about time to start an Official Thread for Midnight Cards. I love the new UC look and notice a lot of new faces when reading posts and threads. For the new faces who may not know of Midnight Cards, I designed the ORNATE Sapphire and Scarlet Decks that sold on HouseofPlayingCards.com back in August. I have a few new things coming up. One of them is a Kickstarter project with my brother that should get approval from KS today or tomorrow. It's a non-Playing Card related project but still pretty cool.

For Playing Card projects, I designed a contract Deck that should be out in a month or so. I can't say anything more about it though! Next month I'll be putting together a presentation of ideas for a 2nd Edition of ORNATES that will probably be available in the Spring or Summer, and in December I have 2 new Deck ideas to get started on. I'll also be having a sale on the empty Custom Brick Boxes in a week or two!

For updates on Midnight Cards we are on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/midnightcards....

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:57 pm  

I've been working on a Carnival Funfair 2013 Calendar project with my brother, Kevin, and it was just launched on Kickstarter. The Calendar uses Kevin's night photos from various Carnivals / Fairs and some designs I did for the rest. If you want to check it out the project is at:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/169 ... 3-calendar...

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Adam » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:10 pm  

Nice does that have anything to do with the carnival board game on ks last year? The logos look similar.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Adam » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:12 pm  

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dic ... -dice-game

Never mind I guess they're not that similar. Still pretty cool calander.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:34 pm  

Thanks Adam, I actually pledged for and have the Carnival Game in your link! I love the design on it and purposely tried not to take too much inspiration from it when I was working on the graphics. A similar rustic tan background was something I thought was a given though!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:08 pm  

48 Hour Sale on all ORNATE and Midnight Brick Boxes starting this Friday!
I'll kick it off with a contest tomorrow night at:

http://www.facebook.com/midnightcards

thanks, Randy
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:21 pm  

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up, Randy :)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:54 pm  

The Contest is up at the Midnight Cards Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/midnightcards

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby alric » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:57 pm  

These are the sturdiest brick boxes I've seen. Definitely a big upgrade over the plain white brick boxes. Happy to see these on sale since my card collection is growing so fast due to all the new decks being released these days. Will there be new designs coming up in the future?
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:29 pm  

alric wrote:These are the sturdiest brick boxes I've seen. Definitely a big upgrade over the plain white brick boxes. Happy to see these on sale since my card collection is growing so fast due to all the new decks being released these days. Will there be new designs coming up in the future?



Thanks for the kind words Alric! I finally got my hands on a USPCC Brick Box recently and they are a lot more lightweight than I had envisioned. I didn't really promote these the right way when the Decks launched in August. I think the "Display you Collection — with Style" tagline gets more to the point of what I was going for with these.

The plan is to definitely produce more Brick Boxes with different designs. I paid for these myself and they aren't cheap (more per Box than most USPCC Decks), so I have to really plan ahead and gang-up multiple designs to make it feasible. As of right now the plan is to do 1 or 2 New designs for the V2 ORNATES and a design each for 2 new decks I'm starting on soon. My goal is to get all of the designs finished by February or so and then take it further once they're all done.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:57 pm  

Here's a Sell Sheet with the specifics of the 48 HOUR SALE that starts tonight at 8:00pm EDT.
A PDF version of the Sell Sheet is available here for download:

http://www.midnightcardcompany.com/BRICKSellSheet.pdf..

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby neongrey » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:14 pm  

Looks like I was one of the lucky ones to get a free deck with box order. Friendly little deck of scarlet Ornates. Thanks! :)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm  

neongrey wrote:Looks like I was one of the lucky ones to get a free deck with box order. Friendly little deck of scarlet Ornates. Thanks! :)


No problem! I hope you like the Brick Boxes!!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby neongrey » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:52 pm  

Oh yeah, definitely. It's nice to have something to actually hold these things instead of just stacking them up somewhere, adn these are lovely.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MJF » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:13 am  

Randy, you do excellent work!

Any chance you could branch out and make a custom five row deck holder, instead of those bland white cardboard ones I'm currently using? :)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:17 am  

MJF wrote:Randy, you do excellent work!

Any chance you could branch out and make a custom five row deck holder, instead of those bland white cardboard ones I'm currently using? :)



Thanks MJF! Do you have any pictures of the five row deck holders you could post? I'm curious to see how they look. I'm picturing just a long, short box.

I just noticed that some ORNATE Sapphire Decks are available on HOPC for purchase! I'm guessing it's some of the extras they hold back to have as prizes and replacements for damaged shipments. Too bad I ordered my Curator and Heraldry Decks last night! I would've ordered some Sapphires as well to get the $100 tier. I still might order some anyway.

thanks, Randy

EDIT: Just ordered some! I also noticed the ORNATE Uncuts are on Sale for $26.00 each, for those that like uncuts.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby neongrey » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:04 pm  

Yeah I snagged a sapphire to go with my scarlet, since I really liked it after thumbing through it. Looks like I was placing my order right as it was listed last night.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MJF » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:33 am  

RandyButterfield wrote:
MJF wrote:Randy, you do excellent work!

Any chance you could branch out and make a custom five row deck holder, instead of those bland white cardboard ones I'm currently using? :)



Thanks MJF! Do you have any pictures of the five row deck holders you could post? I'm curious to see how they look. I'm picturing just a long, short box.

I just noticed that some ORNATE Sapphire Decks are available on HOPC for purchase! I'm guessing it's some of the extras they hold back to have as prizes and replacements for damaged shipments. Too bad I ordered my Curator and Heraldry Decks last night! I would've ordered some Sapphires as well to get the $100 tier. I still might order some anyway.

thanks, Randy

EDIT: Just ordered some! I also noticed the ORNATE Uncuts are on Sale for $26.00 each, for those that like uncuts.


Doobybrain posted a few pics on his site... I use the same boxes... They store 5,000 sports cards, or pretty comfortably 120 playing card decks.

http://www.doobybrain.com/2012/06/05/a- ... ing-cards/
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby jriffel » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:48 pm  

Be carefull using the boxes. Even 100 decks gets pretty dang heavy. Cardboard is great for protecting from sunlight and dust. Just brace them underneath when moving!!
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:14 pm  

Hey MJF,

I thought you were referring to a 5 Deck box, not one of those bohemethes! With all of the inserts and thick cardboard needed for a box like that, I think printed graphics would make the cost very I feasible. My guess would be they would cost somewhere around $10 just to manufacture (per box). With a minimum run of 500 or 1,000 I think it would be too risky to invest that much money on a product that may only be desirable to a few collectors.

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