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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Wild West Playing Card Project
« Last post by Jamm Pakd Cards on Today at 02:22:43 PM »

Hey, how interesting would this design be if you made the Outlaw deck an all-black deck...  ;)

Good suggestion Don!  That would be cool, I will have to play around with that.

...and consider this - a stretch goal of a third deck, a "Wild West" deck that fuses the two designs, done in perhaps a gray motif (not white nor black)...

Great minds think alike :) I was thinking about fusing the two decks together for a "Tombstone" Deck , Not sure if I can do a stretch goal or maybe down the road to do a "Tombstone" deck project. I would have the people that were involved in the shootout at O.K. Corral in the deck.  So I would have some of the same court cards but also add a few new ones if possible and then create a new back. 
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Design & Development / Re: Phonograph 5
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 12:44:03 PM »
Here is the adjusted colors they are slightly darker less washed out, now I am just getting my artwork ready for EPCC to approve and print me a tuck box proof.

This deck could be some of your best work.

Thanks Don that means a lot I have been trying hard to make this deck the best it can be.

If you manage to get this deck made by June, I'd be happy to vote for it for the 2018 Diamond Awards!
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Wild West Playing Card Project
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 12:42:41 PM »

Hey, how interesting would this design be if you made the Outlaw deck an all-black deck...  ;)

Good suggestion Don!  That would be cool, I will have to play around with that.

...and consider this - a stretch goal of a third deck, a "Wild West" deck that fuses the two designs, done in perhaps a gray motif (not white nor black)...
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Here for magic books.
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 12:22:51 PM »
So I'm here looking to pick up card magic books but first i some how have to meet the prerequisites for the bst

Welcome to the forum.  Let us know if you have any questions and we'll do our best to help you get answers.
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Card Finish
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 11:52:29 AM »

I've actually just been reading over your article, and it's very well written. I hadn't realized the USPCC had set things up as they did legally to end up with the coatings still having different names despite being the same thing. Aside from that, the decks I've been comparing the finishes on likely just had a more (or less) prominent embossed finish dimples, thus accounting for the difference in the ease of spreading despite the decks being recently opened. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, what accounts for a deck spreading as well (or bad) as it does depends on how much air is allowed between cards by the dimples created by the embossed finish. The more air left in between, the easier and smoother the spread. Hence why decks with the same coating still have a different feel as far as how easy spreading/fanning is concerned.

It is in part the pockets of air that are "trapped" in the pockets made by them embossing, but it can also in part be the coating on the surface of the card as well.  Consider this example - I take a golf ball and rub it against a hard surface.  It has little glide at all, really; there's some because it's made of a smooth, hard plastic material, but it's far from frictionless.  Take that same golf ball and toss it in the air and it sails freely and easily - sailing a further distance than a ball of the same surface area and mass tossed with the same amount of force.  The pockets of air reduce the amount of friction with the air itself, creating a glide characteristic that allows for easier travel in the air.  A playing card tossed to a player across the table by gliding it along the surface will go farther and easier if it has air pockets than if it's smooth - but there's also the hard-surface contacts, like the card against your fingers or against each other in a stack.  Sure, air pockets help to a degree, but so does the content of the coating - a slicker coating will reduce friction where hard surfaces meet.
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Design & Development / Re: Phonograph 5
« Last post by EndersGame on Today at 02:06:41 AM »
I love the retro-style and classic look of this deck - it's shaping up very nicely, well done!
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Wild West Playing Card Project
« Last post by Jamm Pakd Cards on Today at 12:29:04 AM »
Hey Everyone, I have been working on getting the project ready for Relaunch. I am going with United States Playing Card Company and I have changed the shape of the suits. Some of the feedback is people did not like the shape of the spades. We have changed the shape of the suits. Here is a preview. Thanks, Justin

Hey, how interesting would this design be if you made the Outlaw deck an all-black deck...  ;)

Good suggestion Don!  That would be cool, I will have to play around with that. 
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Introduce Yourself / Here for magic books.
« Last post by Teh_Spiff on Yesterday at 04:23:25 PM »
So I'm here looking to pick up card magic books but first i some how have to meet the prerequisites for the bst
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Design & Development / Re: Phonograph 5
« Last post by lms_jam on Yesterday at 04:14:58 PM »
Here is the adjusted colors they are slightly darker less washed out, now I am just getting my artwork ready for EPCC to approve and print me a tuck box proof.

This deck could be some of your best work.

Thanks Don that means a lot I have been trying hard to make this deck the best it can be.
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