It turns out that the only way to know if your cards look good or not is to order some.
So we did. And guess what? The first test run of two decks looked pretty good. The cards were awesome quality, the print was spot on, and the design really popped.
Then I, being who I am, lost the original file that I uploaded to the printer. And, in recreating it, slightly changed the image file size of the card fronts. It was a fairly laughable result, as it looks like the numbers are trying to flee the cards by leaping from the edges.
Sooooo, back to the drawing board. I reloaded Scribus, software I have grown to loathe nearly as much as root canals, and recreated the entire 48 card deck and 3 additional cards.
That product shipped to us earlier this week, and hopefully will be in our mailbox today. If not today, Monday.
Once that product passes muster (please, please, please) we'll order our first 300 decks for distribution via local stores and on Amazon.
I am a firm believer that the patience of our friends and those who want a copy of this game will be rewarded with an amazing looking deck of cards, a deck that is both durable and pleasant to use, and one that is high quality to last a long time in your card playing hands.
I can't wait to get past these last few days of the design stages and into production.