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Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby shaitani » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm  



Not sure how nobody else spotted this yet, these look amazing, he has pictures up on his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackinkplayingcards/..

Kickstarter launching October 17, 2017.
Two editions: regular and limited.

Regular edition tuck:
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Regular edition back:
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Limited edition tuck:
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Limited edition back:
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Ace of Spades:
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby vasta41 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:15 am  

Obviously amazing but I'm hoping for a good price here. I do have to point out that I hate when full bleed backs don't match full bleed fronts. Not enough to keep me away from this particular project but like Bret Michaels famously said, "every rose has its thorn."
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby RichK » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:47 am  

Let me guess, you'll have to buy 2 standard to get 1 limited like he did, or tried since I passed on it, with the Iron Horse (I think) deck. Pass.
Move on, nothing to see here.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby Bradius » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:55 am  

I guess we will see one of my favorite flyers - Eddie Rickenbacker. He lived life flat out fast from beginning to end with a lot of fast turns along the way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:20 pm  

I like Jody Eklunds work but many of his decks seemed a bit too repetitive, before Iron Horse that is. I liked the Iron Horse more because I think the court design than on his eariler decks. I just hope that the design is either in the Iron Horse style or something completely new.

And yes, I defended Giovanni doing decks in the same style, although it is a bit similar but it does change from deck to deck. All of Jody's deck have almost the same look, Iron Horse being the exception. Anyway, I'm sure that it will be a good looking deck nevertheless.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby RoyalSecretCards » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:42 pm  

I like the limited edition, I feel it way more elegant.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby sinjin7 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:23 pm  

I actually like the standard deck better, more colorful. I like the limited tuck with the foil, but I don't like the monochromatic back as much.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby shaitani » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:20 am  

I'm really digging the limited edition, loving the tuck and loving the full bleed backs.

Räpylätassu, I mean, if you don't like that certain artists have a style that they use on each project, then it's hard to justify buying more than 1 deck per artist almost ever (very few artists radically change every deck they release). But even with that said, I think Jody's tucks, his back designs, and his topics have actually been very very different each and every time including this one (I dare you to find another one of his card backs that look even remotely similar to this project). The only thing that's "the same" is his artistic ability to draw historical characters. The way I look at it is this, it's a beautiful looking deck so far, and even though I don't know much about Aces in WWI I am very interested in seeing and learning more, so it's a no brainer pickup for me.

Btw, as an aside, I've said this before, and with that Limited edition back here especially, it adds to my belief that Jody makes some of the best card backs ever.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby jodyeklund » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm  

Thanks Shaitani for posting this.

Top Aces will be launching on Kickstarter tomorrow morning, October 17, 2017 at 10am MST (Mountain Standard Time).

There are 3 early birds and each one is FREE SHIPPING for U.S. and International backers. There will only be a few available and will only last for the first 24 hours.

I know in previous campaigns I had shipping included, but due to rising prices in general and some past shipping problems, I have to charge for shipping. I will be fulfilling from Gambler's Warehouse this time around, so things should be much smoother than shipping from Taiwan.

Prices are very similar to my previous projects:
$13 Standard
$15 Limited (yes you can get a limited without having to pledge for anything else)
$35 Deluxe (Limited cards with a slip case for a tuck)
$55 Signature Series (2 decks with a booklet that has a short biography of each character) ...oh FREE DEALER COIN this time around.

Let me know if you all have any questions. I am glad to answer.

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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby vasta41 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:02 am  

Did I screw up the time zones again or is this late?

EDIT: Its was late, now LIVE:
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby vasta41 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:15 am  

I have to say, I'm very disappointed that there's an EB limited ed. for $13 with free shipping THAT IS MORE EXPENSIVE than the standard ed. which is $16 shipped. The standard ed. is much better looking than the limited IMO but either way I don't think I've ever seen a limited ed. cost less than a standard ed. even if it is just an EB. No me gusta.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby sinjin7 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm  

I like this deck, but never at $16.00 shipped for a standard deck printed from LPCC. This is well above what I feel is the standard market rate for a custom deck printed by an Asian printer that touted themselves to be more cost-effective than the USPCC. I also think Jody made a mistake on his multiple reward tier for the standard deck. He listed 1 deck = $12 (plus shipping), 2 decks = $24, 6 decks = $36, 12 decks = $136. He either meant 3 decks for $36 or 6 decks for $70.
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Re: Top Aces of WWI - Jody Eklund

Unread postby Adonael » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:23 pm  

Having a look, I found the prices to be very reasonable when factoring in shipping, specially when living down under (of course that means I'm used to paying 30).
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