2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Anything and everything playing cards!

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby flyers3003 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:42 pm  

Congrats to all the winners and thanks once again to everyone at UC for a great contest!

For my 4th place prize, I would love to have shermjack's Tier 2 prize, the Carat X6 w/decks from Asia.

I believe that makes sms69x next to pick.
User avatar
flyers3003
Member
Sentinel
Sentinel
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:21 pm
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 54 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby sms69x » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:42 am  

Great contest this year, way harder to select our "bests", but all well deserved.

Many thanks to the guy that arranged the contest and also to all the donators.

I'll be passing this year on the prize draw...

So next is joeblow
User avatar
sms69x
Member
Ace
Ace
 
Posts: 726
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:24 pm
Location: Portugal
Country: Portugal (pt)
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 129 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby joeblow » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:27 pm  

Great contest once again. The winners are well deserved.

This process is a great chance to review all the decks from the year. There were actually very few duds produced and many good ones. But about a dozen decks stood out. What I notice across them is attention to detail in all areas of the art and the execution. Coincidentally (maybe?) these creators are very proud of their process and try to show some of it to us in their projects.

I'm happy to pick Räpylätassu's brick 1. Passing to ivan.
joeblow
Member
Journeyman
Journeyman
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 11:36 am
Country: Canada (ca)
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby ivan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:04 am  

Once again, what an amazing contest! Thanks Joe and Mike! Picks for 2016 was especially difficult with the number of exceptional and very well produced decks currently in the market. Special thanks to all the hard work and innovations designers have incorporated into their product. Also, not forgetting the generous sponsors. :)

I will go with the brick by PrincessTrouble.

Passing in on to Räpylätassu. :D
Image
User avatar
ivan
Member
Journeyman
Journeyman
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:53 am
Has thanked: 45 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:51 am  

Räpylätassu wrote:
52Ravens wrote:Congratulations to all the winners, 2016 was a great year for deck design, I can't wait to see what 2017 offers :ucstar:


Well I certainly hope that 2017 offers a new deck from you. Or two.

Why is Kirk still a deck artist and not verified designer? Mike come explain this...

Odd, he was in both groups, but still had Deck Artist selected as primary. I found one other user that way, and fixed them both.

Believe it or not we have a total of 180 members between both groups

If anyone else is in need of an upgrade, let me know.
>Mike<

"You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself"
Moderating in moderation...

Members are encouraged to
Show Us Your Cards!


Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte (#1000)
restoration funding on Kickstarter
(50% sold in under ten hours)
Funding Link


As a UC member, you can help maintain Portfolio52
THE Playing Card Database Online
Contact ecNate for details and access


UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks
"Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers
Now here in Texas, fulfillment underway!

Stay tuned for UC2018 decks by Rick Davidson


v2 Carat Card Cases™ single, double, triple & quad
US / Canadian / Overseas shipping by Priority Mail
Click here: >>===> UC Deck Sales <===<<


Insert disclaimer here...
All information posted as fact is accurate at the time of posting to the best of my knowledge.
User avatar
Mike Ratledge
Site Admin
Über member
Über member
 
Posts: 4926
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:25 pm
Location: Awendaw/McClellanville (Charleston county) S.C.
Country: Denmark (dk)
Has thanked: 1492 times
Been thanked: 421 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:06 am  

I'll take nECr0MaNCeD's mystery brick! Passing to Sunz!
Left my heart in SIERRA MADRE

"Finding it... that's not the hard part. It's letting go."

"One makes a trip by day, but by night one sets out on a journey." -Moominmamma

I dream of a world where wars are fought only by having dance offs.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a penguin. Have you ever met a sad person with a penguin?

Are lobsters mermaids to scorpions?
User avatar
Räpylätassu
Member
Veteran
Veteran
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:29 pm
Location: Kuopio a ka The bellybutton of the World
Country: Finland (fi)
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 200 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Sunz » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:45 pm  

I willpick Sinjin7 prize!

Thank you, was looking for those mana reserve decks for a while! :D

I'll contact you soon, I'm from Italy!
User avatar
Sunz
Member
Joker
Joker
 
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Country: Italy (it)
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby cherrynukacola » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:03 am  

I guess I'm next! :D

I'd love to take Räpylätassu's 2nd brick, if I may. Looks like there's quite a few interesting decks included! Thanks to everyone who donated!

Over to JuFin!
User avatar
cherrynukacola
Member
Sentinel
Sentinel
 
Posts: 217
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:22 am
Country: Australia (au)
Has thanked: 135 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby JuFiN » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 am  

I'll take Vasta41's Mixed half brick!

That means TGunitedcardists is up!
User avatar
JuFiN
Member
Sentinel
Sentinel
 
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon May 23, 2016 12:07 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 54 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:24 am  

JuFiN wrote:That means TGunitedcardists is up!


First of all, I'd like to thank UC for running the contest and all the people that donated prizes. :ucstar: :ucstar: :ucstar: :ucstar: :ucstar: Thank you!

First time I've entered the contest. I finished u̶n̶l̶u̶c̶k̶y̶ lucky number 13!

I will choose the generous, "Lorenzo Gaggiotti Tier 1: Half brick of Le Chat Rouge + 6 copper coins with epoxy coating prize."

2017's going to be a Stockholm 17 year, with a Gemini Split Brick with Noctis coming and RAVN purple on the radar!

Lorenzo/Stockholm 17: Thank you in advance. You rock.

Next up is #14, vasta41.
User avatar
TGunitedcardists
Member
Veteran
Veteran
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 5:57 am
Country: Japan (jp)
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby vasta41 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:02 am  

Thank you all! I will select the creator of this thread, montecarlojoe's tier.

You're up, Sherman!
*FOR SALE* Many decks in my collection: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8109#p96826.
User avatar
vasta41
Member
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
 
Posts: 2367
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:45 pm
Location: Boston, MA
Has thanked: 324 times
Been thanked: 391 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:17 pm  

I've updated the front page with your selections to make things a bit easier - don't forget to PM your prize sponsor!
Decks of the Year 2016
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!
Click the link above to see the winners!!!


See my collection @ Portfolio52

User avatar
montecarlojoe
Moderator
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
 
Posts: 2425
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:10 am
Location: Portsmouth, England
Country: United Kingdom (uk)
Has thanked: 235 times
Been thanked: 259 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby shermjack » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:26 pm  

Thanks to Joe & Mike for organizing another great annual deck of the year contest and to all the sponsors for their donations! Congrats to all the winners! :ugdance:

For my prize, I would like to select the Noir Arts half brick! :drool: Here's hoping for a Defunctorum deck as that is one of the few NA projects I haven't backed, but looking forward to the decks regardless :ugthink:

Calypso, you're up!
A deck a day helps keep the addiction at bay
User avatar
shermjack
Member
Ace
Ace
 
Posts: 727
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:39 pm
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 183 times
Been thanked: 229 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Calypso » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:31 am  

Good stuff. Thanks again to everyone involved in running this year's contest, and all the generous donators. :D

I'll select Natalia Silva's decks.

Octave, your turn.
Calypso
Member
Apprentice
Apprentice
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby octave » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:26 pm  

Hi all, thank you for everybody who contributed to this contest this year and congrats to all winners!
I gladly pick sarone13's tier and go for the cocktail hour deck. I missed the Kickstarter campaign and I'm happy I can still get one, since I have a thing for simplistic and elegant back designs.

Rouselle, you're next ;)
octave
Member
Journeyman
Journeyman
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:44 am
Country: Germany (de)
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby rousselle » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:34 am  

Even at the tail end of the reward picking, there's still some awesome choices left. Believe it or not, I had a difficult time choosing. Even so, I'll opt for the Branle Tesoro from Noir Arts. Thanks, everyone, for offering such fantastic prizes, and to MontecarloJoe for running this year's contest!

Truly, a tough year to make some choices, given how amazing the cards were throughout the year.

Flashcards, you're up!
This space intentionally left blank.
User avatar
rousselle
Moderator
Master
Master
 
Posts: 1406
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:35 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Has thanked: 407 times
Been thanked: 379 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS! (wap)

Unread postby flashcards » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:08 am  

Thanks to everyone for once again putting together a great contest. A special thanks to those who opted out of receiving prizes. Originally, I missed the prize pool by one point. But thanks to a few people's unselfeshness, I was able to qualify aftert all. Thanks.

I'll take the Noir arts tier 1: the mixed half brick. It will be great to finally be able to see the quality of their product.

Over to you StepChild.
User avatar
flashcards
Member
Sentinel
Sentinel
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 pm
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 76 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS! (wap)

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:31 am  

flashcards wrote:I'll take the Noir arts tier 1: the mixed half brick. It will be great to finally be able to see the quality of their product.


Sherman already took that :D Left are the Defunctorum coins and Lorenzo's coins.
Left my heart in SIERRA MADRE

"Finding it... that's not the hard part. It's letting go."

"One makes a trip by day, but by night one sets out on a journey." -Moominmamma

I dream of a world where wars are fought only by having dance offs.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a penguin. Have you ever met a sad person with a penguin?

Are lobsters mermaids to scorpions?
User avatar
Räpylätassu
Member
Veteran
Veteran
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:29 pm
Location: Kuopio a ka The bellybutton of the World
Country: Finland (fi)
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 200 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby flashcards » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:41 am  

Oops, my bad. The prize pool hadn't been updated when I looked at it. In any case, I'll be happy to have the following:

Lorenzo Gaggiotti
Tier 2:
6 copper coins with epoxy coating.

Sorry again for the mix up. Now it's StepChild's turn for realz.
User avatar
flashcards
Member
Sentinel
Sentinel
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 pm
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Country: United States (us)
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 76 times

Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:52 am  

Great job everybody picking and passing this year.

Again, thanks to everyone and I forgot to point to prize contributions in my previous post.

Just truly well done all around, especially Joe with the masterful coordination and supervision. You all make us look great! I can't wait to see what 2017 brings... It's already off to a good start.
>Mike<

"You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself"
Moderating in moderation...

Members are encouraged to
Show Us Your Cards!


Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte (#1000)
restoration funding on Kickstarter
(50% sold in under ten hours)
Funding Link


As a UC member, you can help maintain Portfolio52
THE Playing Card Database Online
Contact ecNate for details and access


UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks
"Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers
Now here in Texas, fulfillment underway!

Stay tuned for UC2018 decks by Rick Davidson


v2 Carat Card Cases™ single, double, triple & quad
US / Canadian / Overseas shipping by Priority Mail
Click here: >>===> UC Deck Sales <===<<


Insert disclaimer here...
All information posted as fact is accurate at the time of posting to the best of my knowledge.
User avatar
Mike Ratledge
Site Admin
Über member
Über member
 
Posts: 4926
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:25 pm
Location: Awendaw/McClellanville (Charleston county) S.C.
Country: Denmark (dk)
Has thanked: 1492 times
Been thanked: 421 times

PreviousNext

Return to General Playing Cards Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest