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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:34 am  

Bradius wrote:Sunish, getting your rewards out early is going to give Kickstarter a bad reputation. Be careful there. :lol:

Surely you mean "other Kickstarter projects". Kickstarter itself already has a pretty crappy reputation.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby Bradius » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 am  

Tom, well I guess I could mean it either way. I do agree with you about Kickstarter, which was why I was laughing about giving Kickstarter a bad name by getting the rewards out early. That hardly ever happens. Kickstarter basically doesn't care if your rewards are fulfilled or not.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:17 am  

Surveys have been sent and here you go with a few pics.

For pics & videos, check out latest Kickstarter update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2070121.

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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 am  

Production is slated to finish in next few days. The deck has come out really well and I plan to start the pre-order and preparation for Kickstarter fulfillment soon.

Latest Kickstarter update here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2076359.

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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby Bruno » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:17 pm  

No worries on these.
I also have >>elevated expectations<< for the handcrafted decks too ....
Yumm-O !! :D
O, I beg of you your comprehensions,
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my only competition is with myselves.

But Lèse-majesté, especially >Normans, natch.

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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:30 am  

Just a quick update here that addons (except handcrafted decks) have been shipped to backers and tracking numbers sent to each backer individually.

The 26-page booklet (a well kept secret and now a gift for Kickstarter backers) is in queue for printing. On another note, backers of original Bharata deck have started receiving the handcrafted deck & the collector's box with one of them to display the handcrafted deck as a highlight in an exhibition in US.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:52 am  

@All,

Pre-order page is up at UCdeck sales now. Worldwide shipping of USD $6 is included in the price and deck will be packaged in multiple bubble wraps so that they arrive safe & secure to your doorstep.

https://ucdecksales.com/products/bharat ... ying-cards


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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:13 am  

Shipping starts tomorrow.....yayyyy...

Latest backer update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2101630
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby TwoPieceFeed » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:10 am  

guru wrote:Production is slated to finish in next few days. The deck has come out really well and I plan to start the pre-order and preparation for Kickstarter fulfillment soon.

Latest Kickstarter update here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2076359..

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I don't really know why I haven't backed any of your projects before. I think it's just that the themes aren't my 'cup of tea', but this picture right here is gonna force me to buy all of your products now. I mean, the artwork is stellar, and the gilding just looks so sexy. I'm gonna be all-in on your future campaigns.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:15 am  

TwoPieceFeed wrote:
guru wrote:Production is slated to finish in next few days. The deck has come out really well and I plan to start the pre-order and preparation for Kickstarter fulfillment soon.

Latest Kickstarter update here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2076359...

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I don't really know why I haven't backed any of your projects before. I think it's just that the themes aren't my 'cup of tea', but this picture right here is gonna force me to buy all of your products now. I mean, the artwork is stellar, and the gilding just looks so sexy. I'm gonna be all-in on your future campaigns.



Thanks for your message. I m sure you will like this and future decks as well. Next is going to take time as it is a full transformation deck. Though the site is a work in progress but you can bookmark it, just in case.

www.guruplayingcards.com

On a second note, @All - Fulfillment has completed.

Latest update here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/su ... ts/2102603
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby Bruno » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 pm  

Yup.
He is v. good, this guru.
A full transformation deck in the offering ?
With full expectations of another guru-grade product .... :D
Best wishes Sunish, take all the time you need matey !
O, I beg of you your comprehensions,
yet laugh at your contempts ....
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: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm  

Looks like backers & reviewers have started receiving the deck/s. Given this deck comes with a new finish named "Ornate", I've sent it to a few cardists as well so that they can inspect, review and provide feedback. One of the first who has already received the deck is Jaspas and he posted a video today Morning.


https://www.instagram.com/p/Be1CNAxFSXv ... -by=jaspas..

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I'd a chat with him after he posted the review and he mentioned that the cards handled fine. I'll make sure that other cardists do more flourishes, fans etc. so the new finish gets more rigorous review and feedback :) Do checkout and enjoy the video.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 am  

Those are the actions of a deck producer who has faith in his product, or at least one that goes above and beyond to be as transparent and honest as possible. I wish more producers did this, particularly those putting out cardistry decks with new or lesser known printers/finishes.

You really put a lot of other deck producers to shame, Sunish!
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby Bradius » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:38 am  

That was an amazing video of what I think of as an art deck with gilding being put through its paces. I can’t wait to see more videos. I hope it gives you good and constructive feedback to improve your future decks. I also hope you can make an even better full Tarot deck in the near future. I wish I bought a few more of these beauties.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby sms69x » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:12 am  

Finally received my decks!

Once again Sunish delivers on his promises.
The artwork of this deck is great, very different from anything I have in my collection. This is just my second tarot deck, the first one being Arcana by Chris Ovdiyenko.

The stock for these is very simillar to the Devine Art thick and with a good snap!
The finish is somewhat different! While Divine Art and Bharata have a finish that almost ressembles a plastic coat, this one doesn't. One thing you will notice is that they don't feel slippery (like an USPCC deck), I almost though I couldn't do much with the cards. But no, the handle pretty well and fan very easily.
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But you will have to put some effort into it. Not sure how to explain, but with a USPCC deck you just touch with your thumb on the side and let it glide through the deck to fan it, in this one you kind have to put some pressure. Almost like fanning an used deck (for the lack of a better comparison).
Of course this is a gilded deck, so you wouldn't expect it to handle as easy as a normal deck!
Speaking of gild, once again it is spot on, perfect and it looks fantastic (much like the Divine Art). Probabily my favourite gilding color!
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All in all super happy to have these in my collection.
Congratulations Sunish, and count me in for the next deck!
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish) - on KS

Unread postby guru » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 pm  

sms69x wrote:Finally received my decks!

Once again Sunish delivers on his promises.
The artwork of this deck is great, very different from anything I have in my collection. This is just my second tarot deck, the first one being Arcana by Chris Ovdiyenko.

The stock for these is very simillar to the Devine Art thick and with a good snap!
The finish is somewhat different! While Divine Art and Bharata have a finish that almost ressembles a plastic coat, this one doesn't. One thing you will notice is that they don't feel slippery (like an USPCC deck), I almost though I couldn't do much with the cards. But no, the handle pretty well and fan very easily.
IMG_1547.JPG

But you will have to put some effort into it. Not sure how to explain, but with a USPCC deck you just touch with your thumb on the side and let it glide through the deck to fan it, in this one you kind have to put some pressure. Almost like fanning an used deck (for the lack of a better comparison).
Of course this is a gilded deck, so you wouldn't expect it to handle as easy as a normal deck!
Speaking of gild, once again it is spot on, perfect and it looks fantastic (much like the Divine Art). Probabily my favourite gilding color!
IMG_1569.JPG


All in all super happy to have these in my collection.
Congratulations Sunish, and count me in for the next deck!


Thanks @sms9x for your elaborate review & feedback. Glad to see you are liking the deck and putting it to good use.

Yeah, this is a new in-house created finish, you won't find it anywhere else at the moment. It provides good handling (even though gilding does affect it) and makes sure that cards don't slip over each other when stacked and kept on a flat surface which is usually seen in decks with classic finish, linen air cushion etc. Comparison between handling are going to happen because it all boils down to the muscle memory, everyone has been using decks from other printers since long.

Color reproduction, contrast, gilding, quality of material (card stock, tuck stock, booklet) is second to none and can be compared head to head against any deck from any printer whatsoever.

Loved this feedback that came yesterday, it makes doing this worth the effort.

"Beautiful art and very different from what we see these days on KS. Really impressed by the tuck box. Never felt anything so sturdy, definitely better than anything USPCC produces that's for sure."


Without a doubt, the most beautiful Tarot cards I now own (and I own way too many to count). Hopefully in the future you do decide to have another attempt at the Minor Arcana.

I can't believe how much better these look in real life than they did on the screen. Well done!


Thanks once again.
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish)

Unread postby Bradius » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 pm  

I received my decks today. Yeah. They are safely tucked away in my collection never to be handled... :lol:
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish)

Unread postby guru » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:16 am  

Here is another flourishing video that just came out today.



Feedback on Ornate finish has been good & encouraging....

"it is quite smooth out of the box and not slippery like Bikes or decks from Expert or Legends with classic finish. Packets stay together while tossing and other aerial moves, this ornate finish is different in a good way".
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Re: Bharata Tarot- Major Arcana (with Ornate finish)

Unread postby Bruno » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm  

Guru Magick 8-)
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But Lèse-majesté, especially >Normans, natch.

Is jarnstill the Ars of the Hors Nebulous ?
Neigh .... the Effluxor of the Omniverse ??
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