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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Ryric » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:31 pm  

Like the pips, although I am curious how the orange on the Heart and Diamond will look.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:34 am  

@neongrey - Enamel Pins could be a cool element.
I think the manufacturing would be pretty costly though.

Here's the first set of Number Cards. Flushes should be no problem to spot!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:26 am  

There's something about the orientation of those pips that bother me somewhat...

Could you make one where the rows of pips are alternating in direction, just to see? It might be better, but I won't know until I see it.

Like this (supposed to be hearts):

. . . V
. .A A
. .V V
A A
V V
A

If that makes any sense :roll:
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby neongrey » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:56 am  

Yeah, I have no idea as to the cost/feasibility of that, which is kind of a shame. Oh well, at least they look good enough to pass for it. :)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MJF » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:54 pm  

Looking good Randy! Can't wait to see more...
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:23 am  

MagikFingerz wrote:There's something about the orientation of those pips that bother me somewhat...

Could you make one where the rows of pips are alternating in direction, just to see? It might be better, but I won't know until I see it.

Like this (supposed to be hearts):

. . . V
. .A A
. .V V
A A
V V
A

If that makes any sense :roll:


Hey MagikFingerz,

I thought I'd try out your idea. I went in thinking I would hate it, but thought the first one looked pretty good and then went ahead with all of the 10s for a new B version. I'll be focusing on the Back Card and other Courts next, so I'll have plenty of time to decide which orientation version to go with for the rest of the Number cards during that time. The original version has the Suits' orientation symmetrical from the Top and Bottom. The new B "Magik" version has the Suits' orientation as more of an organic symmetrical mix. I think the way some of the other finished Courts look will help decide which direction to go. Thanks for the input!! Either way, I see a freebie Deck or 2 coming your way in the future.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:00 am  

Image

Happy to help :D

I still can't decide which one I like better though. Maybe just reversing what you did originally would work too (the top ones being the "right" way).
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby volantangel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:02 am  

Hey randy,

Are the backgrounds of the cards going to be white? I think the way you did it with the ornates really made it stand out from the rest of the decks, perhaps you can also try your original pip placement but flipped so that all the pips on the top half of the cards are facing upwards, and the bottom half downwards, instead of downwards as per your original design, I know it's going to be plain and normal, but my brain hurts from trying to flip the pips lol

Edit- dang fingerz you beat me to the comment lol
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:50 am  

Thanks guys! Flipping the Suits' vertical orientation on the original version will most likely be the way to go. That would give the Number Suits layout the same angle AND orientation as the Eggs on the Courts. I'll check it out tomorrow night and see how they look.

Yep, the Faberge Deck will be a white background Deck. I would hope the Eggs, PIPs, Back Design and other design elements would help it stand out. Part of the fun of doing custom Decks is to change it up with each one.

Plus, I spent most of tonight prepping the New ORNATE files for print!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:21 am  

That's gre... wait, what?

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"New ORNATE files"??? :shock:
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby volantangel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:37 am  

I see I see, cant wait to see the rest of the designs and of course the new ornates. :D :D

Not rushing ya, but whats the timeframe we are looking at for the new decks? New ornates before Faberge?
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:56 am  

MagikFingerz wrote:That's gre... wait, what?

Image

"New ORNATE files"??? :shock:



Nice! That clip has to be from Friday!!

Well, I think we have a winner. The Suits look great with them right-side-up at the Top half.
I'll go with this direction for the future Number Cards. Thanks Magik and volantangel!

I've lightly hinted about the new ORNATES a couple times on Facebook and the Forums. I don't want to give the exact timeframe we're (HOPC) shooting for in case of USPCC delays. They should be out by the Spring though, at the latest! I'll have a contest on my Facebook page in a week or two to reveal the new Decks' names / colors.

http://www.facebook.com/midnightcards.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Strag » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:31 pm  

Clearly the best of the layout options, you've hit upon the winner! I'm a bit concerned about the pip colors, are the meant to be that close together. I love 4 color decks, but seems like having the colors so close together will make it almost against the idea.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby elcyciB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:08 pm  

How about a nice green?
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:19 pm  

elcyciB wrote:How about a nice green?


It's funny you say that. The Eggs for the Diamond Courts will be Green and Brown/Copper. I wanted to make the Diamond suits in Brown to be a little different than the norm. I'll contemplate on changing the Diamond suits to Green. Once I get into those Eggs I'll see if going Green is the way to go!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:27 pm  

I think green would differ too much from the norm, making the whole deck seem too novelty-like. Maybe you could just tweak the colors of the hearts and diamonds to set them slightly more apart. Personally though, I have no trouble distinguishing them from each other.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 pm  

MagikFingerz wrote:I think green would differ too much from the norm, making the whole deck seem too novelty-like. Maybe you could just tweak the colors of the hearts and diamonds to set them slightly more apart. Personally though, I have no trouble distinguishing them from each other.



I'll figure the Diamond's color once I get into those Court Eggs. For now, here's the Back Design!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby volantangel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:23 pm  

RandyButterfield wrote:
MagikFingerz wrote:I think green would differ too much from the norm, making the whole deck seem too novelty-like. Maybe you could just tweak the colors of the hearts and diamonds to set them slightly more apart. Personally though, I have no trouble distinguishing them from each other.



I'll figure the Diamond's color once I get into those Court Eggs. For now, here's the Back Design!

thanks, Randy


Looking good randy!! I think a brilliant gaff would be cracking one of the eggs on the back design and having a card reveal, instead of a normal double backer. Hahah but I believe you would definitely have thought of it already lol.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Evan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:30 pm  

The back design looks amazing, Randy! I really like the uniqueness of this deck.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby elcyciB » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:07 pm  

Beautiful! Really looking forward to seeing how the rest unfolds.

Thanks for keeping us apprised as it moves forward
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