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2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:00 pm  

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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:01 pm  

RULES

Rules:
  1. DO NOT POST YOUR VOTES ON THIS PAGE. Kindly PM both myself (Montecarlojoe) and Mike Ratledge the votes.
  2. Decks must be released between 01/01/16 and 31/12/16
    1. Decks that are not released in 2016 are ineligible.
    2. Reissued versions of established decks may be declared ineligible if no significant change was made to the original design.
    3. KS Decks must be delivered in 2016 to be considered.
    4. KS decks that started delivery in 2015 and concluded delivery in 2016 are eligible ONLY if not voted for in the 2015 competition.
    5. KS decks that start delivery in 2016 and concluded delivery in 2017 are eligible, but will not be eligible in the 2017 competition if voted for in the 2016 competition.
    6. If your entry contains an ineligible deck you will be informed and allowed to re-enter.
  3. The administrators reserve all rights to revoke anyone's participation rights should any dishonest activities be suspected.
  4. The sponsors have all rights to change any prizes without prior notice.
  5. Everyone is allowed to participate in the voting, including designers themselves are allowed to vote on their own decks. Any Administrators / Moderators participation will have already cast their votes prior to the contest to ensure fairness.
  6. The Administrators / Moderators reserve all rights to amend any of the above rules without prior notice.
  7. Voting will commence on TBA
  8. Prizes will be picked by in order by the final placings of the awards (ie. winner gets 1st pick, runner-up 2nd pick, etc.)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:02 pm  

ELIGIBLE DECKS

  • Any non-crowdfunded deck released in 2016 is eligible - however reissues of established decks may be declared ineligible if no significant change was made.
  • Crowdfunded decks delivered in 2016 are eligible - but only if they have not been declared eligible and voted on in previous DOTY contests (for those cases where delivery happens over the new year).
  • An official list of eligible decks will not be published - entries will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • Members may collaborate and build a list if they wish!

Specific deck queries:
  • Kings of India - NOT ELIGIBLE
    Whilst this was was partially delivered in 2016 it featured in at least one entry from last year's contest so it is not eligible for the 2016 contest.
  • Heckadeck - ELIGIBLE
    Whilst not a traditional poker deck - this project contains all the essential elements and is an eligible deck.
  • Celestial - NOT ELIGIBLE
    Presale in 2016 but not shipping till 2017
  • Memento Mori - ELIGIBLE
    But please be specific - there are TWO similarly names and eligible decks - one by Noir Arts and another by Chris Ramsay

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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:03 pm  

CATEGORIES, VOTING AND POINTS SYSTEM

Categories:
  • Best Ace of Spades
  • Best Back
  • Best Courts
  • Best Pips
  • Best Jokers
  • Best Gaff/Extra Card
  • Best Use of Colours in a Deck
  • Best Deck for Flourishing
  • Best Deck for Fanning
  • Best Deck for Magic
  • Best Uncut
  • Best Tuck
  • Best Coin
  • Best Innovation
  • Best Crowdfunding project
  • Best Rookie Deck
  • Best Non-Poker Deck
  • Best Deck for Poker Play
  • Best Overall

Clarifications:
  • The spirit of the "Best deck for Poker play" is to choose the best traditional standard deck for play in general - there are many other games we could have chosen such as Bridge, Gin or Cribbage - but poker is probably the most popular and familiar. For sake of argument when judging or selecting a deck think Texas Hold'em.
  • The best Deck for Poker Play should be exactly that - best for playing with - not just the prettiest deck that could conceivably be used to play.
  • Best non-poker deck is looking at decks that could not be used for Texas Hold'em Poker (or similar games) at all - that is a deck that does not conform to four suits (Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs - or artistic substitutes) each comprising of 10 number cards (1 or Ace through 10), and three face cards (Jack, Queen, King). You would normally expect 2 jokers (Black and Red), but having only one, or both the same colour, for whichever artistic reason would not qualify a deck on its own. nor would card marking or gimmicks (being able to cheat doesnt make them unplayable!)
  • Best rookie deck is looking for best Deck produces by a first time artist or producer - the platform it was made available through is not important. A new production company or trading name for someone who has previously prduced decks would not qualify.

Voting and points system
  • Each entry is comprised of a single vote for each category
  • For each category:
    • The votes are added up and first, second and third place decks are established
    • A correct vote for the 1st place deck that entry is awarded 5 points
    • A correct vote for the 2nd place deck that entry is awarded 3 points
    • A correct vote for the 3rd place deck that entry is awarded 1 point
  • For each entry the total points awarded is added up.
  • The highest total wins!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:03 pm  

PRIZE POOL

Montecarlojoe vasta41
1 x Avernum
1 x The Book of Shadows. The Lost Code of the Tarot



Räpylätassu joeblow
Brick 1
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Kings of India
  • Golden Spike Ltd Gold
  • Mardi Gras
  • 1900 (Grimaud)
  • Jules Verne (Grimaud)
  • Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (Grimaud)
  • Ultimate Deck
  • Bicycle Paris Back Blue
  • Bicycle Paris Back Red
  • Bicycle Foil Back Emerald
  • Jack in the Green



Räpylätassu cherrynukacola
Brick 2
  • Fournier no. 370 de 1888 (Note: Custom size, 40 cards)
  • Imperial deck of cards (2004 reprint of a deck from 1860. Custom size)
  • Transformation playing cards (2004 reprint of a deck from 1806. Custom size)
  • Cartes Recratives (Transformation style deck. Non traditional tuck box, 32 cards)
  • Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (Grimaud)
  • Bicycle Cardistry Blue
  • NOC V3 Summer Orange
  • Bicycle Robocycle Black
  • Bicycle Robocycle Blue
  • Flesh + Bones
  • Bicycle Starlight Lunar
  • Gold Artifice



cherrynukacola misterharmanko
One Brick:
  • 2x Anubis by Steve Minty
  • 2x Osiris by Steve Minty
  • 1x Texas Limited by Jackson
  • 1x Texas Unlimited by Jackson
  • 1x Crazy Limited by Jackson
  • 1x Crazy Unlimited by Jackson
  • 1x Little Atlantis Bicycle Branded
  • 1x Little Atlantis Unbranded
  • 1x Pipmen Black Edition
  • 1x Pipmen Red Edition



vasta41 JuFiN
Mixed Half-Brick
  • Bicycle Packer
  • 1 Bicycle No. 17
  • 1 Crazy 8s, signed by Jackson Robinson
  • Tally-Ho Emerald Display Ed.
  • 1 Bicycle Astronomy
  • 1 Bicycle Pink Flying Machines



sinjin7 Sunz
Collectors brick:
1. Hollingsworth Deck
2. Black Raider Deck
3. Bicycle Astronomy Deck - Club 808 exclusive
4. Gold Gator Back Edition Doree.
5. Seasons Seronda v.1
6. Seasons Primavera v.1
7. Sybil Platinum Reserve Deck - No. 498/1000
8. Sybil Gold Reserve Deck - No. 498/1000
9. Kings Wild Tally Ho
10. Blue Tune Deck
11. Fantastique
12. Black Ghost 2nd Ed. - Ohio made, UV500 finish



PrincessTrouble ivan
One Brick: (Can only be sent to contiguous US)
  • 5th & Laurel
  • White Spirit
  • Black Superior Brand Classic Back
  • Exquisite Bold
  • Blue JAQK
  • Red Liberty Back
  • Blue Liberty Back
  • White Gold Monarchs
  • White Arcane
  • Federal 52
  • Vitreous
  • Encarded Standard



Natalia Silva Calypso
(Can cover shipping within the US, but may ask for a contribution to shipping costs to the rest of the world)
  • 3 Russian Folk Art Red decks
  • 3 "The Other Kingdom" Birds Edition
  • 3 "The Other Kingdom" Animals Edition



shermjack Thedissident001
Tier 1
A FULL SET of Carat Card Cases: One (1) of each Carat X1, X2, X3, X4, X6 and XLG (if you don't have a Legacy Deck to don't want the XLG, you can switch for any other case)



shermjack flyers3003
Tier 2
Carat X6 w/decks from Asia :
Golden Bee (Metalluxe)
Red Cosmo
Blue Cosmo
Lu Bu of the Three Kingdoms
Red Empire Keeper
Blue Empire Keeper



NoirArts Shermjack
Tier 1
Mixed half brick of Noir Arts decks



NoirArts Rouselle
Tier 2
1 Branle Tesoro deck



NoirArts
Tier 3
A set of Defunctorum coins



Stockholm17 TGunitedcardists
Tier 1:
Half brick of Le Chat Rouge + 6 copper coins with epoxy coating.



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



sarone13 Octave
1 x Cocktail Hour deck (with worldwide shipping)
or
2 x Cocktail Hour decks (with US shipping)



Thirdway Industries HFMJ
1 mixed half brick: (Free shippiung in US)
  • Dedalo Alpha
  • Dedalo Omega
  • Dedalo Apeiron (limited)
  • Omnia Antica
  • Omnia Perduta
  • Omnia Magnifica (limited)



nECr0MaNCeD Räpylätassu
Mystery Brick!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:05 pm  

WINNING DECKS & VOTES

Best Ace of Spades
1st: Magna Carta
2nd: Le Chat Rouge
3rd: RAVN



Best Back
1st: Icons: Imperial, Anubis / Osiris
2nd: -
3rd: Le Chat Rouge



Best Courts
1st: Wicked Kingdom
2nd: Omnia: The Golden Age
3rd: Icons: Imperial



Best Pips
1st: Pipmen
2nd: Grotesque Macabre, Omnia: The Golden Age
3rd: -



Best Jokers
1st: Omnia: The Golden Age
2nd: Le Chat Rouge
3rd: Nouveau, RAVN, Wasteland: Radioactive



Best Gaff/Extra Card
1st: RAVN
2nd: Omnia: The Golden Age
3rd: Le Chat Rouge, Piff the Magic Dragon



Best Use of Colours in a Deck
1st: Russian Folk Art: Special Edition
2nd: Prism: Night, Rainbow Illusion
3rd: -



Best Deck for Flourishing
1st: Virtuoso V4 Spring and Summer 2016
2nd: Cardistry-Con 2016
3rd: Memento Mori (Chris Ramsay)



Best Deck for Fanning
1st: Draconian Brimstone
2nd: Virtuoso V4 Spring and Summer 2016, Silver Arrows Black (Kings Wild)
3rd: -



Best Deck for Magic
1st: Gatorback Doree
2nd: RAVN, Mint
3rd: -



Best Uncut
1st: Pipmen
2nd: Omnia: The Golden Age
3rd: Pagan Otherworlds Tarot, Prism: Night



Best Tuck
1st: Le Chat Rouge
2nd: Icons: Imperial, Magna Carta
3rd: -



Best Coin
1st: Omnia: The Golden Age
2nd: Grinders
3rd: Le Chat Rouge, Devastation



Best Innovation
1st: Icons: Imperial
2nd: Alloy
3rd: Magna Carta



Best Crowdfunding project
1st: Omnia: The Golden Age
2nd: Magna Carta
3rd: Wicked Kingdom



Best Rookie Deck
1st: Wicked Kingdom
2nd: Nouveau, Pipmen
3rd: -



Best Non-Poker Deck
1st: Pagan Otherworlds Tarot
2nd: Heckadeck
3rd: Arcana Expansion Deck



Best Deck for Poker Play
1st: RAVN
2nd: Grinders, Chancellor, Superior Silver Arrows Poker Back
3rd: -



Best Deck Overall
1st: Icons: Imperial, Wicked Kingdom
2nd: -
3rd: Omnia: The Golden Age, Le Chat Rouge, Magna Carta, Anubis/Osiris





TOP SCORES
  1. HFMJ - 67 Thirdway Industries Half-Brick
  2. misterharmanko - 51 cherrynukacola Mixed-Brick
  3. Thedissident001 - 49 Shermjack Tier 1
  4. Cbkimble - 49 OPT OUT
  5. flyers3003 - 48 Shermjack Tier 2
  6. sms69x - 46 OPT OUT
  7. joeblow - 46 Räpylätassu Brick 1
  8. ivan - 44 PrincessTrouble Brick
  9. Räpylätassu - 43 nECr0MaNCeD mystery brick
  10. Sunz - 43 sinjin7 brick
  11. cherrynukacola - 41 Räpylätassu Brick 2
  12. JuFiN - 40 vasta41 Mixed half brick
  13. TGunitedcardists - 39 Stockholm17 Half Brick & Coins
  14. vasta41 - 36 montecarlojoe Avernum & book of Shadows
  15. shermjack - 35 NoirArts Half Brick
  16. Calypso - 34 Natalia Silva 9 Decks
  17. Octave - 32 sarone13 Cocktail Hour
  18. Rouselle - 31 NoirArts Branle Tesoro
  19. flashcards - 30
  20. StepChild - 30
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  21. phantom1412 - 29
  22. Fud - 28
  23. sinjin7 - 27
  24. jsantafe - 26
  25. NoirArts - 24
  26. MagikFingers - 19
  27. ecNate - 19
  28. youngtomlin - 3


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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL (wap)

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:50 pm  

Just a note to avoid confusion - I'm English so 31/12/2016 means 31st December.
I don't think there are 31 months ;)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:46 pm  

Here's my prize brick. Unlike last year, I'd like it to be one single prize (rather than divvied up to shipped to more than one place). I'd also like to stipulate CONUS only.

Brick:
5th & Laurel
White Spirit
Black Superior Brand Classic Back
Exquisite Bold
Blue JAQK
Red Liberty Back
Blue Liberty Back
White Gold Monarchs
White Arcane
Federal 52
Vitreous
Encarded Standard


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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:22 pm  

Brilliant! thankyou :)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:51 am  

New prizes added to the pool!
Decks of the Year 2016
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:57 am  

Most of 2016's releases can be found in this thread on PCF:

http://www.playingcardforum.com/index.php?topic=9087.0
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby jsantafe » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:47 am  

Hi everyone,

I had a brief conversation with Joe about a couple topics and he suggested to make it public, so there it goes:
First, simple things: apparently, the Kings of India deck was voted for last year, so it doesn't qualify for 2016 contest. I am not sure for the Olympia deck, as delivery was also between 2016 and 2016.
Heckadeck qualifies :ugdance:
Second, non poker decks: Joe suggested two new categories, "Tarot" and "Other", other as in "Spanish suits" or, IDK, Hanafuda, Indian, Italian etc.

Third, and most complex, voting system. I find interesting the new voting system Joe proposed, but my main concern is the rewards system.

Rewarding participants on how well they guess which deck is going to be more popular is a bit unfair. It encourages to choose the best known or popular decks and not other lesser known jewels.

Also, this kind of contest usually have a nice discover new things effect which I love. I don't get that many decks a year and those usually rank up in my likings, obviously. But I might reconsider my votes upon seeing what other members suggest.

What about a two round contest? First round, candidates. Second round, voting only what has been proposed before. It's a bit similar to the Academy Awards. This system helps discovering decks, although it takes more work for all.

To be considered: only members that submit candidates can vote. Could be limiting.
Also, candidates submissions are categorized or not. If not, it also could make it easier. Should be limited to a max, like 10 per user.

This system, however, doesn't address the unfair rewards system. Why, if I think of the rewards (which I don't, though) would vote for best deck a really nice reproduction Fournier just released if I am going to be alone there? Biased voting towards popularity.

What's the point of making it "a reward"? What's being rewarded? The ability to guess what the community likes more? My point is that my criteria to choose a deck is as good as the next. If all Fontaine or Madison fanboys joined here we know what would happen, or take also trends like minimalism or topics: steampunk is not better than day of the dead or zombies, but maybe not my liking. Or standard versus custom courts for example.

With so many categories and decks published, I think that thinking and building up a voting list alone should be eligible for a prize. Therefore, I propose a random generated list of all valid participants and, by order, each one chooses the desired prize.

Voting system (points) would remain unchanged, we all wanna know which is the best deck of the year!

Discussion is open!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:26 am  

The problem with s two round system like that is that will actually make the problem worse - the decks people THINK are popular will get nominated and then the the decks people THINK will win get voted for int eh 2nd round - only this time with a more focused sense of where general opinion lays.
The nomination format might work if we had a panel of judges who could not compete who choose the winners from the top 8 nominees say. Oscars style. But then you are trying to guess the preferences of that panel so the problem remains to some degree.

The more complex voting / points system I suggested is little harder to game (but not much), and arguably better reflects the popularity of the eventual winning decks (but not much).

If we want a voting system truly based on subjective opinion and not trying to game the system then the only truly fair way to do that is to remove the skill element altogether.
Basically make it a prize draw. (Using a site like this would make it fair: https://www.randompicker.com/.. )

To safeguard against fluff entries with no substance we would need extra rules:
  • One entry per person
  • UC member votes only
  • Entries are only considered valid if they are complete (every category voted for with an eligible deck)
  • Each vote must be accompanies by a reason why you like it best. This reason must have qualitative value beyond "I like it best".
(The prize draw format would work with either the straight voting or preferential voting schemes.)


Regarding deck types - new categories like "Best Tarot" or "Best Alternative Deck" might work - but there are likely not really enough new decks for those categories to work particularly well. perhaps a better way is to define "deck" e.g.
A deck may be:
  • A poker or bridge deck based on the traditional French courts
  • Extended decks based on the traditional poker format
  • Traditional regional playing card variants (Spanish suits, Russian decks with limited number cards, Japanese fudo decks, etc)
  • Utility/performing decks i.e. Throwing, Fanning, practice, gaff
  • Tarot decks
CCGs and other game systems would not be eligible unless they can also fall into one of the categories above.

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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby vasta41 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:38 am  

I think it's too late to change the current system this year. I also think with a few minor tweaks that the current system is just fine.
jsantafe wrote:Why, if I think of the rewards (which I don't, though) would vote for best deck a really nice reproduction Fournier just released if I am going to be alone there? Biased voting towards popularity.

With all the beautiful decks that came out this year, if you vote for a Fournier deck then you should be alone there. That's an utter disgrace to some of the artists that spent hours, days, weeks and months creating amazing masterpieces rather than simply changing the hue of a back with an 'F' on it that took all of 2 minutes. Dear God.
Anyway, my point is that even though there are apparent flaws things always have a way of coming through in the wash. Look at all the other DOTY contests- while I may not agree with some of the winners there's still no doubt in my mind that most if not all of them deserved to be there.

Fournier... I can't get over that.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby Stepchild » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:55 am  

montecarlojoe wrote:"If we want a voting system truly based on subjective opinion and not trying to game the system


That is the kind of voting system I'd vote for if I had a vote. Prefer to see result of what we think rather than what we think will be popular.

We could joust later about how fanboyism skewed the results anyway.
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2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby jsantafe » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:03 am  

vasta41 wrote:Fournier... I can't get over that.

Dude...Fournier, not Fontaine. Fournier as in a "USPCC brand" and "produces 16 million decks a year" and founded in 1868. ;)

I don't mind too much about the voting system but I believe a draw would be better. Also, I proposed the 2 rounds to foster discoverability, not really to counter the prize part. Wasn't clear there, sorry.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby vasta41 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:01 am  

jsantafe wrote:
vasta41 wrote:Fournier... I can't get over that.

Dude...Fournier, not Fontaine. Fournier as in a "USPCC brand" and "produces 16 million decks a year" and founded in 1868. ;).

Whoops! Sorry about that- a case of mild dyslexia. Yes, makes much more sense now lol
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby misterharmanko » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:42 pm  

vasta41 wrote:I think it's too late to change the current system this year. I also think with a few minor tweaks that the current system is just fine.


I agree with Vasta41 here. I think the current system works just fine and it is what we are all used to. Although the proposed system would work and certainly make it more interesting in the long run I think it would become a bit of a headache for everyone.

Over the year I have been keeping tabs on the main Kickstarter projects which have funded & shipped throughout 2016, plus a few other major releases. The list is here. If I have missed anything or there are any non-KS releases that need adding please let me know and I will adjust accordingly. :D

List Updated 12th January

1864 Restoration (Michael Scott )
1883 Murphy Varnish restoration (M. Scott)
3D Mechanized v2 (Dale Mathis)
40 Years of fear (Crooked Kings)
Alloy (Gamblers Warehouse)
Anubis & Osiris (Steve Minty)
Aquatica (James Anthony )
Atlas (Ember Waves)
Aves v.2 (Lux)
Bicycle A-Glo (Andrew Wethington)
Bicycle Aurora (CPC)
Bicycle Black Rose (CPC)
Bicycle Chic (Elite)
Bicycle Frost (CPC)
Bicycle Gentlemen (Gamblers Warehouse)
Bicycle Gnomes (CPC)
Bicycle Gremlins
Bicycle Mummies (CPC)
Bicycle Old Parchment (CPC)
Bicycle Samsara (Barry)
Bicycle Scarabs (Scott King)
Bicycle Starlight Lunar (CPC)
Bicycle Starlight Shooting Star (CPC)
Bicycle Tomb of Cthulhu (Gamblers Warehouse)
Bicycle Vincent's Royals (CPC)
Black Diamond Tally Ho (Jackson Robinson)
Black Honeybee (Randy Butterfield)
Black Mint (52Kards)
Bone & Ebon (Roman Kotiv)
Chancellor (Encarded)
Chicken Nuggets (Hanson Chien)
Crazy 8s (Jackson Robinson)
Cryptic Cards (Immy Smith)
David Blaine Black Lions Blue
David Blaine Black Lions Red
David Blaine Gatorback Doree
Dead Decks: Dynasty (Florey)
Devastation (Jody Eklund)
Diamonds (SiShou)
Don Quixote (Cellar Window)
Draconian Brimstone (Randy Butterfield)
Duel (David Goldklang )
Dynasty (Brendan Hong)
Eminence (Vadim Smolenskiy)
Fall of Troy (Duxoop)
Geistreiz (Roman Kotiv )
Gluttony (CPC)
Gorilla Deck (Albino Dragon)
Gothik (Ian Daniels)
Grid 3.0 & Grid Reboot (4PM Designs)
Grinders (Randy Butterfield)
Grotesk (Lotrek)
Heckadeck (Travis Nichols)
Ice Dragons (Jessica Feinberg )
Icons Imperial (Lotrek)
Imperial Gold (Randy Butterfield)
Impressions Foil Femme (MPC)
Inception (Jody Eklund)
Indictus (Nicolai Aarøe )
Infinite Collision (Krasimir)
Japanese Scrolls (Emmanuel Valtierra )
Jetsetter: Premier Edition (Paul Ruccio)
Joker & the Thief: White Gold (J&TF)
Kevlar Playing cards (Sly Kly)
Liberty Back (Gamblers Warehouse)
Little Atlantis (Gamblers Warehouse)
Love U (Natalia Silva)
Luxuriosa ( LordsPlayingCards )
LUXX Ellipticas (Randy Butterfield)
Magicians Must Die #5 (Handlordz)
Magna Carta (Alex Chin)
Middle Kingdom (Doug Frye)
Mighty Heroic Minis (TwoGeeksGaming )
Montague Vs Capulet (Lux Playing cards)
Nipponia ( Kieran Alexander)
No 17 Le Chat Rouge (Requiem Team )
Nouveau (United Cardists)
Omnia Golden age (Giovanni Meroni)
Oni (Dave Boyd )
Orbit Deck - 2nd Edition (Chris Brown )
Piff the Magic Dragon (Chris Chelko)
Pipmen (Elephant Playing Cards)
Pipmen Shadow Edition (Elephant Playing Cards)
Prism: Night (Elephant Playing Cards)
Rainbow Illusion (Landry Sanders)
Ravn (Ravn Magic / Lorenzo Gaggiotti)
Rise of a Nation (Barclay Mountain)
Royal Branle (Roman Kotiv )
Royal House (Edgy Bros)
Russian Folk Art: Special Edition (Natalia Silva)
Season Pass ( Harris Soetikno )
Sideshow (Str8Games)
Silver Arrows (Jackson Robinson)
Sisterhood of Blood (52 Ravens)
Skyvora (Skyvora)
Teliad (PassioneTeam)
Teufelskerl (Grinning Rook)
Texas (Jackson Robinson)
The Sword (Ember Waves )
Tuxedo (Natalia Silva)
VHS playing cards (CPC)
Viva Mexico (Jay Losa)
Wasteland (Jackson Robinson)
Wicked Kingdoms (Wylie Beckert)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby cherrynukacola » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:50 pm  

I think you missed:

Wicked Kingdoms (Wylie Beckert)
Heckadeck (Travis Nichols)
Wasteland (Jackson)
Cryptic Cards (Immy Smith)

As for the scoring: the only way to stop people from gaming the system is to distribute the prizes randomly or to eliminate prizes altogether. That does take away from the fun of it and I know I have always voted with my heart, regardless of whether it put me closer or further from a prize.

Also wanted to say, as someone who has been mainly collecting Tarot last year, do you reaaally want to open that door?
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - OFFICIAL

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:55 pm  

It looks like some of my designs are missing:

Draconian Brimstone
Imperial Gold
LUXX Ellipticas
Black Honeybee

I think that's it.
Thanks, Randy
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