One of the most important things I learned in those years as designer is that design is based on choices.
When I design a new deck, I always do a lot of color proofs before decide what to produce and what discard. Sometimes options are too good to chose, so I decide to use both (one example, Omnia Oscura and Omnia Illumina). I did a lot of discarded versions of Omnia, Dedalo and Pantheon before I decided what to do - for example, I wanted do Pantheon Blue/Gold before I tried violet, and there are some tuck proofs of Omnia that I'm sure that would be cool to made (and maybe...). I never show anything until I'm almost sure it's the final version, to avoid that people may be upset because I decided the version A instead of B.
Usually I decide basing on my taste - but when a choice is difficult and important, like the Pantheon back, I always put on table all the elements I have, to decide wich option is objectively better: the violet/gold have a better contrast between colors but it may have registration problems, but the full-foiled have an incredible amount of foil (renders are not good as the final result, I think) and less problems. I like both backs, but the second one is more spectacular and have less issues - so I decided for the second one. Also, it's more similar that my first rough idea of Pantheon, that was something like: "I want do a crazy deck with Greek Gods and A LOT of foil on back" :p
Why I decided this during the campaign and not before? I had the feedback from EPCC about the registration problems relatively late, so I needed some time to reorganize and decide what to do.
I also needed to check with them how much it would cost the "second option", that use much more foil on the back to decide. When I verified that the second option was resonable and safer, I decided to unlock is as the first stretch goal. I hoped to had more time to decide, but 20k arrived faster than I thought ... so I took this decision yesterday night
It was not an easy decision, I knew in advance that someone would had liked the previous version more.
I hope it helps to understand a little more the project and it's a nice story to read. I'm always happy to share some stories with you guys
In the end I think it will be great. Even if I'm a big fan of metallic ink, a full foil back will be incredible to see.
P.s. the effect of the violet metallic ink on the faces of Pantheon is very similar to the green metallic ink I used on Omnia Perduta. If you want to see how it would look, this is the best example
Thanks for the feedback and the awesome support!