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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby RichK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:27 am  

I'm not a fan of each suit representing a different faction in future world. You need to create the story for each suit and hopefully have some "key card" or note on what each suit is. Maybe tweak the background so each faction has similar design instead of the one design across all four suits. And neither has the UC green coloring that I'd expect from one of the decks or is that up to the designer?

Green deck coloring looks great and like the Club. Red deck looks so bland in comparison.

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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby sms69x » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:15 pm  

This is looking fantastic! Really well done so far!
I would suggest some minor things, the KoS (green deck) looks too "real" when compared with the other courts you posted. Also the symbol in the KoS hat looks like a Club, this can be confusing!! As mentinoned by RichK, a different background for each suit would also be great. Other than that it is looking awesome (both versions).

Can't wait to see more courts!!
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby alric » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:07 pm  

These are turning out great! I'd buy them as is.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:17 pm  

alric wrote:These are turning out great! I'd buy them as is.


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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Smocito » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:50 pm  

The cards are looking great.

There will only be 2 different decks?

I need to know how many Carat Card Cases I need to order :)
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:58 pm  

Smocito wrote:The cards are looking great.

There will only be 2 different decks?

I need to know how many Carat Card Cases I need to order :)

Two standard decks, one "UC green" (the colorful one) and one red-ish tones (more standard, but of course not really).

I don't want to steal any of Rick's thunder, but there's a mystery involved with these decks. They not only tell a (future) story, they have cryptic clues to solve a puzzle (mystery?).

"All in due time"... Beyond the two standard decks which as usual are not just recolors (either back and/or tuck) - I don't like that - (they are significantly different) - there is almost certainly going to be at least one if not a pair of "ultra limited edition" decks just as we have done in the past, but the specifics of that are not nailed down yet, although I have my ears to the ground and I'm really certain that you're going to like them, whether they be typical laser-cuts like we have done the previous two years - or they are something a bit more exotic, which is what Rick is leaning towards: hand made, custom and bea-u-tiful, as all of his decks are.

I think we're truly in for a treat this year, folks! As I am prone to say: "Coming soon to a Kickstarter near you!" and at this point, pretty darned soon!
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:10 pm  

I haven't heard anything about special "perks" for UC members but as it's been many years since there were any I'm not holding my breath, sadly. :(
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 pm  

vasta41 wrote:I haven't heard anything about special "perks" for UC members but as it's been many years since there were any I'm not holding my breath, sadly. :(

I can't say for certain exactly what will be done, but I remembered to put a bug in Rick's ear, Paul. We'll see - it's not for me to decide nor to promise, but I am betting you will...
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Bradius » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:41 pm  

Well, I like what we have seen so far. I am excited to see this get kicked off and be an early backer. Of course, I really can't wait to have these in hand. Great job so far Rick!
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Thirdway Industries » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:53 am  

Awesome job Rick! I love these as well!

Can't wait to see more.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby RickDavidson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 am  

Excellent, thanks for the honest feedback everyone :) There is still room to adjust these designs, so it's great to hear your thoughts.

The idea of factions grew from exploring how court cards might evolve in the future, and they don't necessarily need to be a major focus of the decks. As the cards of today are linked to famous characters from history, this could have the same idea. But there is a little back story to each suit - the Earthers, Humanists, High Order and Synths - which could be noted on the ad card in the deck. The suits could all be matched to the same colours, and it wouldn't be hard to introduce more green - or to obviously have two full colour decks - but I do like the idea of contrasting formats. I'm experimenting with more detail in the flat inks and will post that soon for your feedback.

Yes we're working on limited editions on top of the standard decks, thanks Mike, hoping to have visuals and specs nailed down this week :)
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby flashcards » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:05 am  

I very glad to hear there will be UC green version of the deck. That color says UC more than anything else though of course we don't want to handicap designers by requiring it. It would be great to fit it in though.

I would also like to see a UC member perk. Extra Limited Editions are way beyond my means so it would be great if there was something that would make the less fortunate among us who have been here for years feel like they were still a part of the group.

The deck looks awesome and I look forward to seeing the finished product.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby alric » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:08 pm  

The unitedcardists Annual decks should have a lot of reference to this site, whether its by color, on the AoS, or on the tuck itself, because that's the purpose of these decks. I always felt the appropriate "UC perk" would be to have an autographed deck just for the members here.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby sinjin7 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:34 pm  

alric wrote:I always felt the appropriate "UC perk" would be to have an autographed deck just for the members here.

I wholeheartedly agree with this. Of course it would be nice if there was an extra perk for members of UC who purchase the Annual UC deck, but practically speaking, it can't be something too expensive or impractical to implement. But I think autographed decks for UC members fit the bill perfectly. It's a nice personal touch, would be exclusive to UC members, and adds value to the deck. The only two downsides I see is that it would be somewhat of an imposition on the deck artist who is already so generously offering his/her talents for our Annual deck, and logistically it would be difficult if the artist is outside of the U.S. But still a really good suggestion.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby vasta41 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:51 pm  

I for one don't care for autographs but since there hasn't been a UC member perk in years I guess it would be better than nothing.
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby portcullis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:43 pm  

Thirdway Industries wrote:Awesome job Rick! I love these as well!

Can't wait to see more.


Putting your hand up for 2019??
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Thirdway Industries » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33 am  

portcullis wrote:
Thirdway Industries wrote:Awesome job Rick! I love these as well!

Can't wait to see more.


Putting your hand up for 2019??


Ahah no no - I've already did an UC deck: Delirium Prism - I think it's better that there will be a new artist for 2019 ;)
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project by Rick Davidson

Unread postby portcullis » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:00 am  

Thirdway Industries wrote:
portcullis wrote:
Thirdway Industries wrote:Awesome job Rick! I love these as well!

Can't wait to see more.


Putting your hand up for 2019??


Ahah no no - I've already did an UC deck: Delirium Prism - I think it's better that there will be a new artist for 2019 ;)
However, never say never... made an UC deck was really fun!


*facepalm* I KNEW THAT! THEY'RE FREAKING UC GREEN AND YOU'VE GOT "UC DECK" PRINTED ON THE TUCK.

I'm just off now to go burn my cardist membership card. *whistles nonchalantly*
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks "DeNovo" by Rick Davidson

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:11 am  

To be consistent, I will use the text that I am going to use on Instagram: (different graphic)

With great pleasure I would like to announce the eminent launch of the UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks project on Kickstarter is coming up at noon (12PM EST / NYC Time) Saturday 17-Fevruary-2018. These glorious decks are designed by Rick Davidson of Origins Playing Cards in New Zealand and are the sixth release of our annual decks series. Expect more from this campaign! We have two versions of the standard decks and Rick is already working on an ultra limited edition laser cut, which has become a tradition for the series. More news as time grows closer.

@rickdavidsonz @UC2018 @unitedcardists @cardporn @DeNovo
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Re: UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks "DeNovo" by Rick Davidson

Unread postby portcullis » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:23 am  

I know this is a long shot, but can we get the KS funding in NZ$? (entirely selfish reasons)
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