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Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:41 pm  

I figured that with the shiny new board, I may as well make an official thread for discussion of Encarded projects. Feel free to ask questions, give feedback, or lavish me with praise. It's entirely up to you!

EDIT: I want to shamelessly copy my pal Lance Miller and open up the thread for "Ask Me Anything!" Great fun to be had with that.

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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:00 pm  

As a first point of discussion, several weeks ago I asked for opinions on how to best release rare or limited items. After much reading and thought, I developed a plan, and you can read the details here:

http://encarded.com/index.php?id=40
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Evan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:10 pm  

Encarded wrote:As a first point of discussion, several weeks ago I asked for opinions on how to best release rare or limited items. After much reading and thought, I developed a plan, and you can read the details here:

http://encarded.com/index.php?id=40.
Finally something that's fair to just about everyone!
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Russell » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:17 pm  

Welcome to the new forum Paul! It's great to see other designers jumping on board! I really like the idea of having "official company" threads, it's a great way to release news and announcements without starting a million new topics.

I can't wait to see how Aurum will turn out!
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:25 pm  

Thanks for getting this forum up and running! These places are a great resource for everyone and I'm happy to be a part of it.
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:57 pm  

Great plan, Paul! Truly a fair and well thought out way to handle things, and props for the charity auction :)
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby UtterFool » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:36 am  

Suggestion Russel
Could you make a folder for company threads within the playing card thread.
This way you don't have to pin every company thread to the top of the playing card board and they won't get lost to the bottom of a thread if a company hasn't posted something in a while.
You could make a rule one thread per company no random threads in the folder. This would keep the folder clean and easy to track down what you are looking for.
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:10 pm  

Just as a brief update, I got all the quotes for Aurum today so we'll be moving ahead soon. The one that made me chuckle was that my cost for having one laser cut deck made is about 15x a normal one. Ha!

Oh well, still gotta do it, they are just too cool.
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Evan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:08 pm  

Encarded wrote:Just as a brief update, I got all the quotes for Aurum today so we'll be moving ahead soon. The one that made me chuckle was that my cost for having one laser cut deck made is about 15x a normal one. Ha!

Oh well, still gotta do it, they are just too cool.
15x more?!?! I guess it will be a very nice collectors deck!
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby decksparadise » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:09 am  

Encarded, you rock! 8-)
Simplicity is beautiful.
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Re: Official Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:08 pm  

Why thank you kind sir. I try to do interesting things, glad you like them. ;)
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Re: **Official** Encarded Playing Card Thread

Unread postby elcyciB » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:33 am  

Wow! Aurum looks fantastic. Laser cut box-very cool idea. Can't wait for the release now. Good luck the rest of the way!
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:33 pm  

Just a brief note that I just opened up the new website for Encarded. Information about Aurum, some new promo pictures, details and a whole new store await you! Check it out, and the Aurum pre-order will be happening pretty soon. http://encarded.com

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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Evan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:49 pm  

The new site looks great but the new Aurum things look amazing! I HAVE to get some of these.

Any idea when the pre-order will be?
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Dr.Kardster » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:36 pm  

I like the new site!

I could not wait to get these! however the prices are slightly overpriced. $11.95 for standard Aurum deck? Seriously? There is no doubt that the look of the deck is beautiful and all. I am also aware the profit has to be made but on my opinion the price is just expensive.

Can anyone tell me if the pricing is fair and justified?

It would have been better if the pricing starts from $10.00 =D

FYI I can afford to buy these since I have a job so I will definitely buy a few when this comes out!
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:54 pm  

Aurum costs, frankly, a ridiculous amount to make. Tendril was $9.95 which was a reasonable cost based on what it cost to print. Aurum is costing over 30% more than Tendril to actually print. As a small, boutique maker I'm fine with not trying to compete with Theory11 or Blue Crown. They make decks in the tens of thousands, with very little custom work and can pump put decks every month. I spent 6 months carefully handcrafting Aurum and adding evry luxury feature available, plus new ones no one else has tried. :)

All that is to say that Aurum won't be like the decks you buy elsewhere. It also will never be made again. Don't forget that I also won't charge the ridiculous costs that most of the big guys do to ship the things to you. :)
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:33 am  

Dr.Kardster wrote:I like the new site!

I could not wait to get these! however the prices are slightly overpriced. $11.95 for standard Aurum deck? Seriously? There is no doubt that the look of the deck is beautiful and all. I am also aware the profit has to be made but on my opinion the price is just expensive.

Can anyone tell me if the pricing is fair and justified?

It would have been better if the pricing starts from $10.00 =D

FYI I can afford to buy these since I have a job so I will definitely buy a few when this comes out!

IMO $11.95 for Aurum is fair. For an unfair comparison, that $15 kickstarter deck comes to mind (Pedale or whatever).

Paul: I'd be interested to know more about the White Gold Edition, what makes it stand out (and worth $30)?
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby CBJ » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:35 am  

$180 for the Laser cut edition is insane

http://encarded.com/collector/rare-deck ... ition.html

It's nice and all.. but $180..

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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby badpete69 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:39 am  

Stupid question...Is everything already sold out? I have been waiting for info to see how to order and now I see out of stock everywhere...did I miss out on Aurum?
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Re: Encarded -- Official Thread

Unread postby Encarded » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:40 pm  

They aren't in stock, because I don't have any! Preorder period will be announced, don't worry you won't miss it.
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