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Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby shermjack » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:24 pm  

One of my favorite artists and a big reason I began collecting playing cards, Brendan Hong, is releasing a new deck at the end of this month! :ugdance:



Check out the sneak preview on Kardify - http://www.kardify.com/2017/03/first-lo ... ek-of.html....
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:36 am  

As soon as I saw Brendan Hong, I was in. I'm a super fan of his stuff. It looks like a traditional queen in his style. Instant winner. Bring it on.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby shaitani » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:48 pm  

I missed out on the Hive decks, but Dynasty and the Ico deck cemented my appreciation for his work. I'm definitely in.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby Marcus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:35 am  

Well, I've certainly looked forward to this project. :)
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:11 pm  

That Queen of Clubs looking bright and pretty, so does that aqua back too.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby RichK » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:25 pm  

This could be my first Brendan Hong deck. Wasn't a fan of the Hive series.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:42 pm  

These will go live on Kickstarter tomorrow 3/25 at 12pmEST.

I've seen more pics on Kardify. I like different styles of both decks, I like the blue-ish backs on the Noble deck than the Royal grey backs. Both of the tucks don't look that good at the moment.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby shaitani » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:06 pm  

The Kardify article with pics of the tucks for those interested (this article really should be called 'Second Look' :mrgreen: ):
http://www.kardify.com/2017/03/first-lo ... ds-by.html.

Yeah, not the biggest fan of the tucks either, mainly the gray one, the white one is probably going to look good in hand with that pearlescent foil(?) though. But the grey tuck feels a little on the dull side, makes it look like a lower tier edition. I could be wrong though, we've seen drastic color changes for tuck prints from the initial drawings before (*cough* Hocus Pocus).
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:42 pm  

shaitani wrote:The Kardify article with pics of the tucks for those interested (this article really should be called 'Second Look' :mrgreen: ):
http://www.kardify.com/2017/03/first-lo ... ds-by.html..

Yeah, not the biggest fan of the tucks either, mainly the gray one, the white one is probably going to look good in hand with that pearlescent foil(?) though. But the grey tuck feels a little on the dull side, makes it look like a lower tier edition. I could be wrong though, we've seen drastic color changes for tuck prints from the initial drawings before (*cough* Hocus Pocus).


I think EVERYTHING looks fantastic EXCEPT the club pip. I really don't like it.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby badpete69 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:08 am  

Now live
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:22 am  

As much as I love Brandon's work, this one just doesn't seem to get it for me. YMMV

I truly think he's trying too hard. This campaign is much too complex. *smh*
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby shaitani » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:24 am  

Mike Ratledge wrote:I truly think he's trying too hard. This campaign is much too complex. *smh*


I was about to say the same, this might be one of the most complex system of tiers I've ever seen on a project. I had to re-read and change my pledge several times and I still don't think I'm done. There's no way to get "1 of each"...
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby TGunitedcardists » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:25 am  

I'm in for $99 CAD with two Nobel and two Royal, even with the funky clubs I don't like!

As usual, the court cards are fantastic. The back design is also killer. Different clubs, I would have bought a brick or two!
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby RichK » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:52 am  

$20 (US) EB a deck is high, despite the limited numbers, in my opinion. But I went for the pair.

I looked again @shaitani and couldn't find 1 of each deck tier. He should have done the JR picture of "tier code and what you get" to help.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:54 pm  

It would've made since to have a tier of each of the three decks but to me the Imperial version doesn't look attractive enough to even bother with it since it's mostly a tuck swap inside a carat case.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby sinjin7 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:46 pm  

$16.00 shipped for an EPCC deck doesn't do it for me. There would have to be foil on the backs of the cards to entice me at that price. The artwork is nice, I actually like the standard Noble courts better. But it just seems like I've already seen the courts and Jokers on his "limited" Royal decks many times before in his previous decks. Obviously Brenden has the right to overprice his decks as he sees fit, but it just seems to me that unless you're a big fan of his work (and there are a lot out there), there's just not any reason to pay $16.00 for one of his standard decks when there's really not anything that separated it from another nicely designed deck you can get for $12.00 from the USPCC, which imo is a faster and better printer. I mean, no one even mentions anymore that EPCC/LPCC was supposed to be a more economical and faster alternative because its such a joke. The great thing about so many high quality, well-designed decks coming out these days is that you can really sit back and pick and choose. If these were in the regular $12.00 price range, I would definitely pick some up, but at $16.00 it's an easy pass.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby jerichoholic » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:03 am  

This are my thoughts. I personally prefer the Noble deck over the Royal deck. I think the color on the back design is much nicer and I much prefer the more traditional court cards over his style of court cards, though the tuck case leaves something to be desired. It's weird that the nicer deck is not the limited edition deck.

I think the fact that not 1 person has pledged for the single or double Royal decks is telling and probably not a good sign for the project. Doesn't really have anything special to it, despite being the limited edition deck. The backs are fine but some color would be nicer than white/grey imo and the court cards are just copied from his previous decks, which is a bit lazy imo, especially for the "limited" edition deck and the price he is asking for it. It should be better than it is, as others have pointed out and considering the price of it and by the lack of pledging for it seems like most people agree.

Anyway just my 2 cents. I might drop down to the Noble myself.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:55 am  

I agree with you guys. For me this will be yet another time I pass on a beautifully designed Brendan Hong deck due to price. I fear I will never own any of his decks at this rate.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby shaitani » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:33 pm  

RichK wrote:I looked again @shaitani and couldn't find 1 of each deck tier. He should have done the JR picture of "tier code and what you get" to help.


Looks like the message got to him, the kickstarter project was updated with a tier code pictograph, and it makes it a lot easier to visualize. Although I'm still not sure why there are so many tiers. There's also still no way to add the Royal Edition.

I've got the H1, Carat Imperial + Imperial, and I think I'm happy with that for the time being. I may throw in a Noble or two as we get closer to the end just so I can have both sets of cards.
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Re: Marquis Playing Cards by Brendan Hong now live

Unread postby Sparkz » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:18 pm  

I love Brendan's work and I've been looking forward to this.

It may not be your cup of tea, or you may not like the price and your allowed to have your opinion, but, while there is no denying the art is from Brendan Hong, each of his decks are unique. If your not familiar here are the King of Hearts from his decks.....nothing copied from prior decks or re-used here.
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