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« on: November 17, 2014, 02:35:53 AM »
 

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Please welcome Encarded to the Official Company Topics!

Watch this space!  Paul Carpenter's company will have many exciting new announcements here soon!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 09:55:44 AM »
 

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Thank you Don!

As our esteemed moderator mentioned, I have a number of projects in the pipeline that I hope you all will enjoy. You can check this thread for the latest news and feel free to ask questions or comment on anything you see.
 

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 10:00:00 AM »
 

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Because it's consistently my biggest source of support after direct visits, if you can Like Encarded's Facebook page you can win some cool things.
 

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 12:07:54 PM »
 

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It would be cool if you did an Instagram giveaway too. I know they are the same company, but Facebook itself gives me the creeps, so I never login.

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 09:53:52 PM »
 

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It would be cool if you did an Instagram giveaway too. I know they are the same company, but Facebook itself gives me the creeps, so I never login.

/bama

I probably will do contests there as well, along with Twitter. I know not everyone is in love with Facebook, but it really does drive traffic. :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 12:15:43 PM »
 

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Playing with ideas for one of the limited rewards of the Tendril project. I love making hand-crafted boxes and am working on the details of my "MegaTuck"
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 12:47:11 PM »
 

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That word has a great sound, "MegaTuck". ;D
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 12:12:31 AM »
 

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Playing with ideas for one of the limited rewards of the Tendril project. I love making hand-crafted boxes and am working on the details of my "MegaTuck"

I like the concept, but try making it with a nice, solid paper stock, something heavier than the typical tuck box.  I feel that regular tuck paper wouldn't hold up well with something as large as this in terms of durability and ability to retain its structure.

Ooh - maybe a viewing window in it somewhere?  Nice for displays!
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 12:47:47 AM »
 

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Window doesn't really strengthen an oversized tuck. Great idea but you're at odds with what you're suggesting, unless you're thinking slots which wouldn't really do for display. What I love about the Megatuck is it's three tucks deep. I think he has something planned to do with these. Very interested to see what it is, I already know I want 2 haha.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2014, 07:59:37 AM »
 

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I've got a good design going on the MegaTuck, with a nice feel and a few clever little details that work together with other things. It will be a very special item, handmade, so it will necessarily be a limited thing. I'll post more images and such as things go on, don't worry. :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 09:24:42 AM »
 

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The Encarded Standard - First Edition is available for pre-order! The decks are heading to HQ and will ship out in a few weeks. A fully custom deck from EPCC for $8! Less than 2500 available!

http://encarded.com/products/encarded-standard-first-edition
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2016, 10:11:08 AM »
 

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Might as well put this here.  :) Something new I've been messing with, you can read more about its creation at http://encarded.com/blogs/news

 

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2016, 10:49:24 AM »
 

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Might as well put this here.  :) Something new I've been messing with, you can read more about its creation at http://encarded.com/blogs/news

I like how it's reminiscent of a classic Aristocrat back without being a clone of one.  You've added your own unique stamp to it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2016, 03:43:05 PM »
 

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Here's another concept I've had on the back burner for a long time now. I've been noodling the details and am liking this more as I re-review the design. Might print this one sometime soon....
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2016, 01:49:41 AM »
 

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Here's another concept I've had on the back burner for a long time now. I've been noodling the details and am liking this more as I re-review the design. Might print this one sometime soon....

The overall shape reminds me a little of the Crown decks - but that's not a bad thing, and it's not a clone by any means.  I'm looking forward to seeing where this one goes.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 01:10:36 PM »
 

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BTW, hopefully in time for a special release at the 52+Joker convention, my new deck Radia is in progress. It should be pretty darn special.  ;D Here's something I wrote about it...

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In 2012 I designed Aurum, the critical followup to Encarded's first deck, Tendril. Aurum was inspired by my travels to Italy and featured dramatic purple coloring, metallic inks, unique edge patterns and high detail. Over the years, Aurum has become a favorite of collectors and the ultra-limited Aurum Laser Cut decks routinely top the lists of most valuable modern decks.

Aurum has always been one of my personal favorites and I’ve wanted to make a deck that pays homage to it for a long time. For several years I’ve had a design motif in my files which I feel speaks beautifully to some of the original design ideas from Aurum, but until now I have not found a way to make this new deck truly special. Luckily, Expert Playing Card Co. approached me last year with a new possibility that I think perfectly accents the design and allowed me to create something brand new in the world of playing cards. The result will be quite spectacular.

I call it RADIA, and it will be (tentatively) released at the 52+Joker Annual convention in October, 2017. RADIA will combine the purple and gold of Aurum in a dramatic new way, it has incredible levels of detail, will be limited in nature, and will be housed in a beautiful but simple box just like Aurum was. I will also be keeping a limited number of RADIA decks aside to create a new laser cut version that I hope will eclipse Aurum in every way.

For now, I will leave you with this teaser image, but rest assured that RADIA will be a deck worthy of your collection. Watch for more information in coming weeks.

Sincere thanks, as always, for the support over the years and I hope that RADIA finds its way onto your shelf in the near future.

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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2017, 01:42:07 PM »
 

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Stunning!
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2017, 05:47:54 PM »
 

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That does look like a lovely deck.  I'm looking forward to seeing it - and you! - at the convention.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
 

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Just another reason to attend the convention!  Can't wait! ;D
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 12:47:51 AM »
 

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Paul Carpenter does great work, and I'm looking forward to seeing his future releases, including this one!

In case anyone is interested in seeing an overview of his earlier work, here are links to the detailed pictorial reviews that I've posted about his previous decks, focusing on the Tendril Trilogy:
 
The Tendril Trilogy part 1 - The Original : http://www.playingcardforum.com/index.php?topic=10378
The Tendril Trilogy part 2 - The Sequels: http://www.playingcardforum.com/index.php?topic=10379
The Tendril Trilogy part 3 - Non-Tendrils: http://www.playingcardforum.com/index.php?topic=10380


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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 05:02:58 PM »
 

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FYI that this Saturday, Sept 23 at 12PM EST I'll have Radia up for pre-order. The full reveal will be at the 52 Plus Joker convention on October 13th but if you are bold and want to get this (quite special) deck, this will be the place to be. Limited to 4 per person this time, and only 750 will be available for the pre-order. :)

https://encarded.com/products/radia
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2017, 01:30:13 AM »
 

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FYI that this Saturday, Sept 23 at 12PM EST I'll have Radia up for pre-order. The full reveal will be at the 52 Plus Joker convention on October 13th but if you are bold and want to get this (quite special) deck, this will be the place to be. Limited to 4 per person this time, and only 750 will be available for the pre-order. :)

https://encarded.com/products/radia

Will you have any for sale at the convention itself?  At what price?
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 07:35:53 AM »
 

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Will you have any for sale at the convention itself?  At what price?

I plan on having perhaps a gross of them available at the convention, at the pre-order price (or maybe a bit less).  :)
 

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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2017, 12:17:15 PM »
 

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FYI that Radia is available for pre-order right now. About half the available stock has been snapped up in the the first 15 minutes so if this looks interesting you may want to visit the site soonish. Thanks everyone. :)

https://encarded.com/products/radia