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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2017, 01:14:53 PM »
 

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Where/how are you planning to launch this?
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2017, 07:46:04 PM »
 

DanFeldmeier

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I plan on launching a Kickstarter in about 2 or so weeks. I still have to get some design work for the page finished but it's getting close. I'll be posting a preview link before I launch to get feedback.
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2017, 11:17:33 PM »
 

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I have a pretty good start on the Kickstarter campaign, I'm mostly missing some layout art and a video, but I figure while I'm working on that, if someone (or multiple someones) would like to look at a preview and provide feedback, I'll provide a link.  Question on that though, should I just post a link in here or should I send direct messages to those interested?
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2017, 10:40:41 AM »
 

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More eyes on something you want feedback on is always better than less eyes isn't it? We don't always see the same things. You can link it either way you'd like. Here or in msgs I'm happy to have a look at it for you.
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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2017, 11:53:03 AM »
 

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More eyes on something you want feedback on is always better than less eyes isn't it? We don't always see the same things. You can link it either way you'd like. Here or in msgs I'm happy to have a look at it for you.

Makes sense, I'll go ahead and post a link.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2127474916/1148968627?token=3ee8c4d8
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2017, 07:56:24 PM »
 

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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2017, 11:57:36 PM »
 

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Looks good, may want to show more images of the cards themselves. Talk a little bit about your design would be bad either, the more people know the more they can connect. There really is a lot going on with your design that is quite interesting looking.
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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2017, 02:15:27 AM »
 

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Looks good, may want to show more images of the cards themselves. Talk a little bit about your design would be bad either, the more people know the more they can connect. There really is a lot going on with your design that is quite interesting looking.

Thanks Fess! I think you're right, it wouldn't hurt to add a little more detail regarding design choices/ideas I had for creating this deck. And I agree, having images of the cards would make sense so people would have a better idea of what they'd be getting.
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2017, 07:04:59 PM »
 

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Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback on my Kickstarter, I think it's helping to improve my campaign!

On a side note, I had a prototype deck printed up to see how the images would appear in card format and I'd say, for the most part, I'm pretty happy with the results.  There's a few cards that printed darker than desired so I'll have to do some tweaking but overall I like 'em :)











 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2017, 11:20:18 PM »
 

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This deck looks like a lot of fun. I'm excited for the campaign and I hope,  it's successful funding.  :)
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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »
 

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This deck looks like a lot of fun. I'm excited for the campaign and I hope,  it's successful funding.  :)

Thanks!

Oh, and I've made some updates to my Kickstarter and believe I've taken care of most of my grammatical issues.  I'm still finalizing images and working on the video, but I figured I'd see if anyone has any new feedback/suggestions on my updated campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2127474916/1148968627?token=3ee8c4d8
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2017, 01:05:57 PM »
 

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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2017, 02:23:57 PM »
 

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My Kickstarter is live!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2127474916/alien-empires-illustrated-playing-cards

Good luck with your Kickstarter project.  I especially like the card back it reminds me of the work of HR Giger.
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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2017, 12:09:17 AM »
 

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My Kickstarter is live!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2127474916/alien-empires-illustrated-playing-cards

Good luck with your Kickstarter project.  I especially like the card back it reminds me of the work of HR Giger.

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words!
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2017, 11:35:14 AM »
 

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So I've decided to cancel my Kickstarter for the time being.  I believe I rushed into launching it despite not having taken all the steps necessary to ensure it had enough publicity.  I haven't been able to focus on updates either due to having multiple conventions, helping my roommate get ready to move, and having to get myself ready to move as well. 

I will definitely be relaunching Alien Empires when things settle down, which will hopefully be the end of April or beginning of May.

On that note, I'd also like to thank you all for your support, both for backing the project and for helping spread the word of Alien Empires, I truly appreciate y'all's support :)
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2017, 04:34:25 PM »
 

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Hi Dan,

Sorry to hear that, but good luck with your relaunch.

If you don't mind some advise. If you're going to conventions, have you thought of drumming up interest with people buying your work there? If you think about it, if they're willing to buy one print, a deck has a lot more in it at a very affordable price. Equally, have you thought of reaching out to new of the playing card news site such as Kardify. The guys that run are amazing people and playing card fans. I'm sure they'd love to have an article about your deck on their site.
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2017, 01:22:20 AM »
 

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Hi Dan,

Sorry to hear that, but good luck with your relaunch.

If you don't mind some advise. If you're going to conventions, have you thought of drumming up interest with people buying your work there? If you think about it, if they're willing to buy one print, a deck has a lot more in it at a very affordable price. Equally, have you thought of reaching out to new of the playing card news site such as Kardify. The guys that run are amazing people and playing card fans. I'm sure they'd love to have an article about your deck on their site.

I'm always down for advice!  I tried drumming up advice at conventions and got a bunch of email address for a mailing list as well as provided a business card and directions on how to get to the Kickstarter campaign.  I had hoped I'd get quite a few more backers, especially based on the positive responses I received but it didn't have the impact I had hoped for.

As for Kardify, I hadn't actually heard of them so I thank you for bringing them to my attention.  When I'm ready to relaunch I'll be sure to reach out to them.  I'm actually working with a couple of friends to figure out how to do press releases and contacts to get the word out there.
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2017, 11:19:51 AM »
 

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Hi Dan - I only just went through your thread and was sorry to get to the end to see that you cancelled your campaign :(
Despite not being a die-hard alien fan, I like your artwork and it was a fascinating ride to see the design changes you made on route to launch. It's hard when life gets in the way - and sometimes impatience plays its part too ;) I'm sure you will do well with this deck and wish you luck for the re-launch :)
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Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2017, 02:54:07 AM »
 

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Hi Dan - I only just went through your thread and was sorry to get to the end to see that you cancelled your campaign :(
Despite not being a die-hard alien fan, I like your artwork and it was a fascinating ride to see the design changes you made on route to launch. It's hard when life gets in the way - and sometimes impatience plays its part too ;) I'm sure you will do well with this deck and wish you luck for the re-launch :)
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Thanks NineLives! I have enjoyed the process so even though life got in the way of successfully running a campaign :) Now that life's settling down a bit, I can start to focus on what I need to spread the word for my cards and hopefully run things a little more smoothly this time around.

And thanks for wishing me luck on my re-launch!
 

Re: Feedback on custom deck
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2017, 10:41:48 AM »
 

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Thanks for the glimpse into this project and good luck as you retool and jump into Kickstart the next time.  There is a lot of good advice above especially about drumming up attention/demand as you go to conventions.  Where did you get your prototype deck printed?
Just getting started in collecting playing cards.  Any help is appreciated.  TY.