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Subject: Aces & Eights (Part I) - officially available at last! rss

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George Krubski
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At long last, I'm happy enough with the quality of my cards (thanks to the assistance of many in this community) to offer them for printing.

You can find a set of 18 cards (12 Crew, 3 associated Bounties, and 3 Leaders) at PrinterStudio.com.

If I'm following direction correctly, you should be able to click here to order:

http://www.printerstudio.com/products/playingcard/design/dn_...

With standard shipping, it costs me $7.45, but your shipping may vary!

If you click on the link, please don't make any changes to the product (since that may impact my version), but instead save it as a copy that you can edit.

If you print, please let me know what you think. I'm very happy with the quality of the cards, and I think they will pass muster in casual play or under casual observation, but if anyone has suggestions for improvement, let me know.

Note: This is only the first part of ACES & EIGHTS. Eventually, the complete product (including Gear, Ship Upgrades, and House Rules cards) will be available for printing as well.

House Rules

You will notice that Hwa Ling has a new career keyword - Tong. This will have more impact with a later release. For now, ignore the keyword.

China Malone is a Person of Interest (a leader with a Wanted icon). She begins play with a Warrant and her ship is always considered an Outlaw ship.


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Just ordered mine

Thanks for the hard work you have put in to producing these cards and I know a lot of other people have helped you, but without your willingness to do this we wouldn't have these great additions to our 'verse.

They look really good and I'm looking forward to getting them!
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Awesome! Please let me know how they look when they arrive. I hope folks are satisfied with them!
 
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Gerry Smit
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On order as well. Looking forward to them!
 
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just ordered mine as well!
 
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I thought that Aces & Eights was going to include the Onboard Casino dedicated upgrade. Did that idea get dropped somewhere along the line?

China is also in that set as a Wanted Leader. I know I can dig through the forums and find the thread where that is covered, but wouldn't a Breaking Atmo-style rules card be an appropriate addition to the set?

Those points aside, I'm going to figure out how to order a copy when I get home from work this evening. THANKS!
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Wow! They look great. Just placed an order.
 
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alphyns wrote:
I thought that Aces & Eights was going to include the Onboard Casino dedicated upgrade. Did that idea get dropped somewhere along the line?

China is also in that set as a Wanted Leader. I know I can dig through the forums and find the thread where that is covered, but wouldn't a Breaking Atmo-style rules card be an appropriate addition to the set?

Those points aside, I'm going to figure out how to order a copy when I get home from work this evening. THANKS!
This deck represents "Part I" of ACES & EIGHTS (Crew, Leaders, and Wanted cards). "Part II" will have house rules, Gear, and Ship Upgrades (once those templates are up to snuff). The complete product will also include the ship card for Aces & Eights, including direction for a recommended "proxy" piece.

I'll update the initial post with some notes.
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Great work George,

Looking forward to the complete set being available.
 
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Was just looking at this. Apparently, Printer's Studio is running a 40% off deal today.

Does anyone else have any sets up there before I order?
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Very cool! If there's anything else out there, maybe I'll place an order, too! Anyone?
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Wow George this is fantastic. Just put my order in now. I'm new to the game so haven't been involved in all the lead up to this but you've done a great job. Are there any previous projects that people have incorporated into their game that works well?
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He's got a great Local Colour deck on artscow, which I got a few months ago.
Highly recommended!
 
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I've been thinking about it a lot recently... I may wait to make a final decision until I get some hint of where GF9 is heading next, but I think LOCAL COLOR 2.0 may be on deck soon.
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Do you have the link for that one?
 
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http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/local-color-by-...

Still Works. (But note gwek's comments about a newer deck coming)
 
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Might as well enjoy the current version for a while! I doubt I'd have a new version completed and fine-tuned before the new year.
 
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Anyone get their A&E cards yet? I'm curious how folks feel about the quality of the cards.
 
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I received mine. The difference in the colours on the backs of the cards is noticable if you look closely, but unless you look at one side by side with an original you would not know it was an aces & eights card. Overall, I think these are excellent!
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Fantastic! That's what I was hoping to hear!

I think the color differences are more pronounced on some than on others (with Persephone and Meridian, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference even side by side, but Osiris is especially noticeable), but I figured 95% of the way there has to be good enough or no one's ever going to get them!

have fun!
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gwek wrote:
Fantastic! That's what I was hoping to hear!

I think the color differences are more pronounced on some than on others (with Persephone and Meridian, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference even side by side, but Osiris is especially noticeable), but I figured 95% of the way there has to be good enough or no one's ever going to get them!

have fun!
Yup, I found the same as you with the colour differences. But since you can only see the back of the top face down card on a Supply Deck you'd be hard pressed to determine if it's an original or an Aces & Eights Card unless you have a real good eye for detail!
 
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gwek wrote:
Anyone get their A&E cards yet? I'm curious how folks feel about the quality of the cards.
Mine arrived today <happydance>, and they look and feel fabulous! I really doubt any of my players will even know they aren't original game equipment unless they recognize the actors in the pictures.

For those wondering about delivery times, I ordered on 11/16, and they arrived on 11/23, so that's one week door to door. I'm in Colorado.

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Arrived today, ten days after ordered. The backings look really close to me but I haven't set them down next to the originals. Looking forward to slipping them into the decks for the next game.
 
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My cards haven't arrived yet, but then I didn't waste $30 expressing them to Canada.

Perhaps this explains the wait:


Question: Does "1 day sale" mean the same in the States as it does up here in Canada? Cause I'm pretty sure 26-30 November is FIVE (5) days!

So does 10-20 days for shipping really mean 50-100 days? yuk

eta: Happy Turkey Day tomorrow folks!
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They're Heeeeeeeere!!


And they look great!

Good Grief! They came from Hong Kong.

Here are two codes in the mini-catalog:
5% off & Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more. Code: CAT5
10% off & Free Shipping on orders of $150 or more. Code: CAT10

(If it prompts someone to buy I'm sure they'll be happy I posted them. )

Anyway, MANY MANY thanks for these!
 
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