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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - ADD ONS AVAILABLE NOW

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:55 am  

VXD wrote:Hi PrincessTrouble

I'm not entirely sure to be honest....I will have a look into it over the next few days. Thanks for the heads-up that there is another option on that.

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If you use Backerkit, for example, after the projects ends and when people are filling out their surveys, you can give them the option to add on more (non-limited) decks and pay the difference. I tend to really like that option, especially when I have more funds available at survey time than at the time the project ends.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - ADD ONS AVAILABLE NOW

Unread postby VXD » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:39 pm  

I see PT...thanks. I will look into it and whether it will cost us upfront to do so (?? anyone)....

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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - ADD ONS AVAILABLE NOW

Unread postby VXD » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:51 pm  

I've just had a quick Google on the Backerkit thing.....

My answer is that I'm not sure....may just be a waste of $199 upfront if only a couple of people add something on after. I shall consider it, just hard to tell whether it will be worth it or not.

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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - 10 Days left on KS

Unread postby VXD » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:54 pm  

A more interesting shot of VXD Las Vegas cardbacks....shiny disco-balls spring to mind :D
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - DISAPPEARING HOLOGRAPHICS!

Unread postby VXD » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:03 am  

Regarding the title update....

No we have not invented something else (disappearing holographics).

The news I do have is that following plenty discussions and tinkering, in a bid to reduce high production costs and therefore RRP / list prices in future, the intention is to remove the transparent holographics from the BACKS of VXD playingcards.

Please note: THIS WILL NOT AFFECT ANY KS BACKERS or the 499 BLACK & 299 STARS & STRIPES 'FIRST DAY ISSUE' units earmarked and promised for production .....it will take effect on the next production runs of the Las Vegas Edition (i.e those sold in LV shops or on our website down the line).

The costs to do this on the backs and the fronts is just prohibitively high. We will concentrate our efforts on our USP....custom-enhancing all the FRONTS individually with our patented tech and then also aim to produce greatly improved our standard ink card back designs as we evolve. We are keen to produce some cardistry-based decks too, in addition to the World Cities Series we have planned.

Regards and thanks for backers continued support!
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - ONLY 3 DAYS REMAINING FOLKS

Unread postby VXD » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:56 pm  

All

I don't expect everyone to be tracking this project every day....so I just thought I'd send a reminder out that the project will be closing for new pledges and add-ons in 3 days.

This has been a great start for us and shows that playing card collectors, cardists, magicians, friends and family are behind the project and are intrigued by it. I hope and believe the product will surpass your expectations in the visual and quality departments. I'm now looking forward to backers receiving their packages more than anything else!

If you want to pick up any last minute additional units of these extremely limited first ever VXD decks, as a gift to a friend, a spare to keep sealed in your collection etc....now is the time. I don't want anyone to miss out by not realising that the time is nearly up.

We have huge ambitions for the future here at VERTEX DECK and I expect VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition to be the opening lines of Chapter 1 in an epic story, not least including the door opening to a revolution in table gaming in casinos across the world. Watch this space.

Thank you for your continued support folks....and this is just the beginning! ;)





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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - FURTHER TRADITIONAL TUCK IN

Unread postby VXD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:25 pm  

Please see the new image posted, showing the 3 traditional tuck colors available.

These will be available in black, blue and red matte-effect standard card tucks. The tucks will be sealed with the white circular VXD logo sticker that seals the paper sleeves (see that image). All the white artwork portions of the decks will be holographic and will therefore shine up brightly against the matte card.

This was a late edition to our project, but as you can probably see from the rest of our product, we are very keen on have a stand-out luxurious container for our special playing cards...so we will certainly make sure the traditional tucks are up to scratch too!

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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - FURTHER TRADITIONAL TUCK IN

Unread postby vasta41 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:36 pm  

I'm assuming we get to pick which color we want after the project ends?
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - FURTHER TRADITIONAL TUCK IN

Unread postby VXD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:45 pm  

This is correct Vasta ;)
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - FURTHER TRADITIONAL TUCK IN

Unread postby shermjack » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:34 pm  

Hey Felipe, I noticed that the picture of add-on black deck is that of the First Day of Issue...so does that mean that it will only be 49USD to add on a FDI black deck or did you use the wrong picture?
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - FURTHER TRADITIONAL TUCK IN

Unread postby VXD » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:32 am  

Sherm

I only have a sample of the First Day Issue units, so yes you are right, it's technically showing the wrong case. The add-on units are all non-FDI, so that $49 add-on should show the black case, minus the FDI laser etching.

Cheers for pointing it out...in case anyone was confused by the image used.

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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition - THANK YOU UC & ALL BACKERS

Unread postby VXD » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:07 am  

VXD Mk1 has now funded successfully.

Thanks all UC backers and those who have given their advice and opinions on the product here on UC. I appreciate it all greatly and also thanks to admin and the creators of UC for providing this valuable platform for marketing and discussion.

Kind regards to all.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby VXD » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:21 am  

Just having a mess around and taking photos with my prototype deck....
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby VXD » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:16 am  

VXD Mk1 Pips Close-ups. Please follow on 'vxd_playingcards' on Instagram for more.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby flyers3003 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:20 pm  

Latest Update:

"Dear Backers

It has been a little while now but I wanted to be absolutely sure about what I was writing here. I don't want to have to post again with any changes after this.

So here it is....and it may be a long one...so please get comfortable.

We have gone through rather a challenging launch period to say the least. Maybe it is to be expected with such a product - something that's never been done before, by us or by any factory etc. Knowing where to turn for help is difficult, when you're in uncharted waters.

I'll start with the problem that occurred:

1) Our production in the two specialist German factories - Over-heat drying led to warping of the black core paper and subsequent mis-alignment of holographics onto the standard ink printed areas and mis-alignment of the spot slip-coating (which coats all areas around the holographics). The full print run was thrown away! The print run was also far larger than the KS numbers pledged for (as it was an economic impossibility to print only the KS numbers), so you can imagine the loss this was - both in time and money. I wouldn't want to alarm you with the exact figure....safe to say, I lost a lot of sleep over it for weeks.

As stated though, this process is new to anyone and everyone in the world, so despite being masters of precision print-finishing and effects, it was difficult to foresee for our factories. We re-grouped and got on with arranging a full re-production, with the lessons learned in mind. The factories have tweaked their process and I am assured all will be well for the upcoming re-production and quality control.

The effects of this:

1) Unfortunately we will not be able to deliver the rewards in August / September as originally planned. All rewards will now be sent in the 3rd week of October. So there is effectively a 2 to 3 month delay. I can only apologise for this and hope this will not cause too much grief. The one thing I kept saying during and prior to the KS campaign was "let's deliver on time", as I had watched many KS projects with delays over the last year or two while I was observing other projects. First impressions are key in my book and I feel I've let ourselves and our backers down with this delay. I now only hope and am focused on redeeming ourselves with the quality of the product we deliver.

I am also willing to offer anyone who wants it at this stage, a full refund of their pledge. Just message me here with your details and I will sort it over the next few days / couple weeks, depending on how many there are.

2) The complexities of the job and the precarious situation we have found ourselves in financially, unfortunately also means that the 'Traditional Tuck' decks are just not possible. I had wanted to do this for some backers who had requested it on forums etc, but there was just now viable way to achieve it, for the very low numbers that were actually ordered. As most will be aware, factories do 'minimum order quantities' and we were just far too far away from what they would offer me. So please can all 'Traditional Tuck' backers definitely message me their bank transfer details, as I have no option but to refund, in this particular case. I will try to get VXD cards available in Trad. Tuck form at some point in the future, I promise. My apologies to those affected.

3) The silver lining for a lucky few - Only 'First Day Issue' decks are being produced. I am therefore upgrading all non-'First Day Issue' decks to 'First Day Issue'. This includes add-on decks in the sleeve - these will be upgraded to the 'First Day Issue' Black Deck. Of course the FDI units are still at the agreed limited quantities of 499 Black and 299 Stars & Stripes.

I can say that the product is looking very nice indeed (please see 'vxd playingcards' on instagram for evidence) and with the changes we are making after this first ever edition is done, these decks will be quite the rarity and unique in future, even by VXD standards.

Coming back to our uncharted waters....I believe we scraped an iceberg here, but we are still steaming ahead to our destination (unlike some less fortunate vessels...insert chin-scratching emoji).

Please message transfer details where desired / required and I thank you all for your generous pledges again and for your patience now until October.

Kind regards to you all."


My gut kept telling me to back out of this one...wish I had listened.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby RichK » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:37 pm  

I don't know why he can't send a Traditional Tuck backer the lesser quality paper sleeve instead. I backed it because it was going to be a one of a kind deck but now it seems he wants to only send the metal tuck decks. Not happy and hope he changes his mind.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby shaitani » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:22 pm  

I'm a little confused (as I have been with almost every aspect of this project from the beginning)...

"The silver lining for a lucky few - Only 'First Day Issue' decks are being produced. I am therefore upgrading all non-'First Day Issue' decks to 'First Day Issue'."

Sounds like everyone is getting upgraded to FDI... which I paid extra to pledge for.
For the regular black, it's $49 vs $60.
For anyone in the FDI combo, it's $148 vs $175

Please someone correct me, I hope I'm just misunderstanding what's going on, because if they're really upgrading all of the lower pledge people for free to the higher pledge tiers, then I just don't know what to say.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby shermjack » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:36 pm  

shaitani wrote:I'm a little confused (as I have been with almost every aspect of this project from the beginning)...

"The silver lining for a lucky few - Only 'First Day Issue' decks are being produced. I am therefore upgrading all non-'First Day Issue' decks to 'First Day Issue'."

Sounds like everyone is getting upgraded to FDI... which I paid extra to pledge for.
For the regular black, it's $49 vs $60.
For anyone in the FDI combo, it's $148 vs $175

Please someone correct me, I hope I'm just misunderstanding what's going on, because if they're really upgrading all of the lower pledge people for free to the higher pledge tiers, then I just don't know what to say.


The right thing for the creator to do is to refund all FDI backers the difference between the FDI and non-FDI decks. He has been open and upfront about things so far, so let's see how this issue is handled.
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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby VXD » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:06 pm  

Shaitani & Shermjack

Re the metal decks - A few have gained in this situation, none have lost. You are getting exactly what you paid for if you pledged for FDI units. Instead of allowing a very few to gain something while you have not lost anything, you would prefer us to lose a huge amount to compensate you for this outlook on things, despite the trouble we've been through already to get these made at all.

I have offered full refunds to every and all backers unconditionally. I can do no more than that. I don't want to comment on this any further, as I am aware I could damage my fledgling reputation severely by being drawn into something on a chat forum. I would ask for your understanding on this.

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Re: VXD Mk1: Las Vegas Edition

Unread postby VXD » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:08 pm  

Rich

I am sorry about the situation re the trad tucks....I really wanted to get them done for you guys. Let me consider the options please and I'll get back to you.

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