Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ, live on KS

Unread postby montenzi » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:13 pm  

Hi Fes, thanks! I just want to confirm that we llllove the result and will print our next deck with the same printer... No more "Print with XXXX" stretch goals. DHL parcel is on the way to Gambler's Warehouse. NZ and Australia backers should wait 1-1.5 week more as the factory is waiting for our final payment. We are going to start KS fulfillment by the end of the next week.
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ, live on KS

Unread postby montenzi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:06 pm  

Hi! Good news - fulfillment (US and International) begins today. NZ and AU - next week. Thanks
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ, live on KS

Unread postby montenzi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:27 am  

Hi! Status update: fulfillment finished, almost all parcels delivered. :ugdance:

If you have anything to say about our project/expectations/result/quality please let us know!

Our next deck preview/sketch (coming next 1-2 weeks to Kickstarter):

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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:15 pm  

I think I posted on KS, but I'll mention it here; I love the way this deck came out, and I'm very happy I backed it. Great job, team! :ugdance:

I'm not sure that the art you're showing above is capturing me; will color be added? I think color might make these images easier to decipher quickly.
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby montenzi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:21 pm  

Thank!) Yes, we'll add some more details but no solid color. Patterns and lines only. Colors: red, white, black.

Something like this (not a final version): :ugdance: :ugking:
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby dazzleguts » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:47 pm  

I like the abstract and iconic look of the king. Reminds me of Maori sculpture, like the statue on the back of the deck I posted in the Worldwide.

But, the hexagons in the center seem to make it too busy. Could the hexagons be solid instead of with lines, or, be the same as the partial hexagon that is showing in the king's gauntlets?
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby montenzi » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:06 am  

Hi! Yes, I agree with you. This images was just a snapshot. New image uploaded (see above). This new version is very close to the final one. thanks
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:32 pm  

rousselle wrote:I think I posted on KS, but I'll mention it here; I love the way this deck came out, and I'm very happy I backed it. Great job, team! :ugdance:

I'm not sure that the art you're showing above is capturing me; will color be added? I think color might make these images easier to decipher quickly.


How do the cards feel and handle? These were printed by WJP, right? I'm curious about the quality (stock/finish, not questioning the artwork/design).
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby rousselle » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:50 pm  

PrincessTrouble wrote:
rousselle wrote:I think I posted on KS, but I'll mention it here; I love the way this deck came out, and I'm very happy I backed it. Great job, team! :ugdance:


How do the cards feel and handle? These were printed by WJP, right? I'm curious about the quality (stock/finish, not questioning the artwork/design).


So, I am not a professional cardist, and my skillz will certainly lack the nuance of many of our other members here. That said, these feel and handle to me like the EPCC/LPCC decks, and even smell like them (although, I have not done a side-by-side sniff test, and for all I know, these may smell more like the printer RJ Tomlinson used on his Civil War deck than like other EPCC/LPCC decks I have). The cut is profoundly smooth. I love the way these feel, although they don't feel like my *favorite* EPCC/LPCC finish (I don't recall which one that is). That said, the box says that they were manufactured in China (but doesn't say who by). So... If this is the same producer Robert used from China, *wow* have they improved! If it's the house the produced Titans, again, they have improved.

I have not yet added these to my rotation of decks that I use for card games with my boys at night; I'll have to add it in and see how this deck stands up against the others. I will say that the Civil War deck, although it never fanned worth a damn (and these do fan well, right out of the box, by the way), was quite sturdy.

Which manufacturer is WJT again? Is that the one Robert used?
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:04 pm  

rousselle wrote:
Which manufacturer is WJT again? Is that the one Robert used?


That's great to hear. I still haven't gotten an NPCC deck to fan worth a damn, so that means a lot to me. And yes, I believe RJ used WJ Printing.
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:36 pm  

PrincessTrouble wrote:
rousselle wrote:
Which manufacturer is WJT again? Is that the one Robert used?


That's great to hear. I still haven't gotten an NPCC deck to fan worth a damn, so that means a lot to me. And yes, I believe RJ used WJ Printing.

Yes, it's the same printer.
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby rousselle » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:50 am  

Wow. They've improved *a lot*.
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby montenzi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:12 pm  

Thanks for comments!!! EPCC/LPCC is not an option anymore so we are going to print our next decks with WJP or USPCC. Lots of reasons.

We hope our next deck will be even better. :ugdance: Coming next 3-5 days to Kickstarter...

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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby dazzleguts » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:36 am  

montenzi wrote:Hi! Yes, I agree with you. This images was just a snapshot. New image uploaded (see above). This new version is very close to the final one. thanks


Sorry, haven't been online that much and I only now checked back on this.
Looks much better with the hexagons gone from the middle and the tongue more solid like that. I like these odd and rather abstract faces. Does each one have a name, or a connection to folklore?
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Re: Haere Mai: Playing Cards from NZ

Unread postby montenzi » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:51 am  

dazzleguts wrote:
montenzi wrote:Hi! Yes, I agree with you. This images was just a snapshot. New image uploaded (see above). This new version is very close to the final one. thanks


Sorry, haven't been online that much and I only now checked back on this.
Looks much better with the hexagons gone from the middle and the tongue more solid like that. I like these odd and rather abstract faces. Does each one have a name, or a connection to folklore?


Hi! They are just Tiki for us as the project's focus was art, rather than 100% facts. p.s. Hearts are "Hei Tiki". thanks
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