Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:52 pm

Yeah - similar thing to what we did. :) Even though we only used one actual character (Death) for one of the cards we still had to get permission to have the cards made as a 'one off' to go into the charity auction at the conventionand one to present to Terry as a present from the forum :D

Really liking the box and the 'seasoned' look of the cards :clap:
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Mixa » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:56 am

MrGravier wrote:I drew a complete tarot games (only the major arcana), not a carot, just a normal game of tarot illustrated with characters from disc.
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Wow! All this artwork is really original but these tarot cards specially caught my eye… They are great! What a pity you can’t sell them, Mr Gravier!

By the way,
would you mind if I print them in paper to show them to my mother? She likes tarots and loves Discworld so it would be a fantastic surprise! :P

My congratulations again, ;)

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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby MrGravier » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Mixa wrote:would you mind if I print them in paper to show them to my mother?

hummm, yes, you can print it, it's low quality,I hope to sell it one day and you could offer your mother the better version.
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Mixa » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:24 am

Thank you, MrGravier! Of course I’ll take note of that! ;)

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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby lazecraze » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:10 am

OMG! I'm sorry that I am just seeing this. This is so immense. You are a genius Jan. I am inspired to create something similar for my kids (I teach). If I could transform one of their favourite stories to this, it would be amazing! Right now I rely on online reading games to get them to love the written word. Playing cards is another way I can now explore. I'm going to follow bookmark this thread and read it Thank you so much.
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Glad you like 'em lazecraze - just PM me if you want a set (comes with v. easy instructions on how to print etc.) or if you want to discuss anything about methodology ;)

I've also done a fantasy tarot deck for the DreamWorlds forum (which may or may not be a commercial option down the line). You can see the Major Arcana for that on my DeviantArt slideshow and the minors are HERE in PDF format

I did a fair amount of online research too and found these sites useful for ideas, including looking into the history of it all :)
The World of Playing Cards
Small editions Guide (same site but hard to find it)
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Cythro » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:04 pm

Hey guys - loving the work. I saw that the thread was open as a sort of ordering point-type thing - being as that was a few years ago I thought I'd best check. Any chance of a deck headed my way, and if so, how should I go about it?

All the best, and loving both the 8-suit deck and the Caroc decks,
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:26 pm

That's right cythro - choose which back design you want and which deck you'd like - the full Caroc (with Major Arcana) or the Cripple Mr Onion 'casino' set (with Roundworld and Tarot suits) then PM me with your email address (best to use a robust one as I'll be sending very large print resolution files) :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Cythro » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:48 pm

Hmm.

It's saying the private messaging function is down - any idea if this is expected, or when normal service can be expected to resume?

If not, is there another way to get in touch?
(If it's relevant, I like the Turtles and Dragons back with the full Caroc set, and an email to use is felixtbd@gmail.com [temporarily setup but these things are generally pretty solid.])
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Re: Discworld Character Card Project (DIY Playing Cards)

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:42 pm

Cythro wrote:Hmm.

It's saying the private messaging function is down - any idea if this is expected, or when normal service can be expected to resume?

If not, is there another way to get in touch?
(If it's relevant, I like the Turtles and Dragons back with the full Caroc set, and an email to use is felixtbd@gmail.com [temporarily setup but these things are generally pretty solid.])

Yes, sorry about that. There's a glitch that we are hoping will be sorted out soon. Welcome to the site.:)
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