Okay, I've been messing with this idea for some time now. And I wanted to bring it to everyones attention.
I'd like to get all of our artists ((who would like to help)) to get together and make a SWAG Sabacc deck. I'd love to see each of the face cards done by a different artist.
Now, after doing research about Sabacc there are two different decks. I'd like to use the Centran deck, to get more artwork into it.
This News is to find out who all would be interested in helping with the design of the deck. Eclipse already has a back for the deck, we just need all the cards made.
My thought here is to let artists choose what they'd like to make. I'd love to see a deck made by a bunch of different artists but be completely cohesive.
So, let me know if you're interested in this news as a reply... and we'll iron out all the details among the artists who wish to be involved.
A standard sabacc deck includes 76 cards.
- Coins, Flasks, Sabres, Staves:
- Face Cards
Queen of Air and Darkness (−2) --Hablyonus Pense
Endurance (−8) --Tusserk?
Demise (−13) -- Jynxie
The Evil One (−15) --Dredwulf60
The Star (−17)
The Idiot (0) --Judas
In Centran sabacc, the deck only includes a single copy of the standard face cards listed above and possesses these additional face cards:
The Destroyed Starship --Hablyonus Pense
The Wheel --Tusserk?
Legate (a ranked card in each suit with a value of 11, but trumping the standard 11)
Also: Keep your eye out for a Coloring contest that will be coming up shortly. I think it should be fun for everyone.
Dibs on the Idiot!
This made me laugh... I'm sure you'll do the Idiot very well...
Very keen! Cautiously eyeing off Endurance or The Wheel (if I could find more info on what exactly it's meant to represent).
We'd be fine to do full on illustrations, right? Not just aiming for road-sign symbols??
I'm hoping for full illustrations Tusserk.. and I'll need artists to pick up a lot more than just one card :)
Though, one face card would be great, and then maybe some of the others... Depending on how many artsist we get that are interested :)
And from what I can tell... "The Wheel" Could mean anything you want it too... Just as long as it's star warsy :)
I'd be down with contributing a card or two! Count me in! Or should I say... Deal me in! *rimshot*
Despite the fact that my knowledge of sabacc goes little further than Lando, I humbly request a spot in on dis! Perhaps I can learn how to play in the process. Now this wheel card, is that like, the space casino "The Wheel", or just a wheel. If nothing else I want dibs on a face card... An maybe the crashed starship....
I guess I'll wait on you to make the final call as to who does what.
I'm definitely happy there is some interest... I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it, in order to get the entire deck made up. Tuss did kind of claim "The Wheel" and I'm sure she'll figure out a perfect star warsy way of doing a wheel :) ... I like the idea of the Casino space wheel... but you never know...
Hablyonus, if you want the Destroyed StarShip, it's yours :)
Aaaand, yeah! There's a neat little space casino in the outer rim, just shy of Centares. It's called "The Wheel", and it's home to numerous smugglers, gamblers, and other unsavory types.
I'm going to let the artists pick what they want to do... first come, first pick :) Like the requests... The Artists get what they want here :) .... Besides, I'd never assign a card to any artist, if you lack inspiration for the card, you'll never do it.
So, do these pieces need to be digital? Because your card reference doc is in adobe photoshop format. My computer is crap and cannot run such high end programs. It's got..... *sigh* It's got Windows XP..... I'm so ashamed... And poor...
I'm betting if you did up the pic you could fire it off to Xan or somebody for final formatting. We've got a few people here with a better eye for the technical end of things than us classic pen and pencil folk:)
Probably, but that doesn't help the fact that I can't open the reference file he provided. Is there just like, a standard image format he could link me to?
I'll.... Work this out. Just give me a few days. I'm so excited!
If you do something up, I can make it fit the format... I provided the PSD file for those who are tech savy ((and able to do so with their computers)) ... I can make it fit as well.
I should probably say... Please do not upload your cards to the gallery. Let me know if you're done with one and I'll send you my email to send it too... I want to go through all the cards and make sure they all look good. :) And somewhat cohesive...
Ok, so I'll do the destroyed starship aaand, can I do a face card? Like the Master?
Sure.... :) .. I'm happy there's intrest... you can also do a suit of cards if you feel so inclined.
Oh, and the Master/Mistress and those cards.. aren't technically "Face Cards" the ones below those are face cards.
Looked over the deck... The Legate card would need to be done for each suit... adding up to 78 cards in the Centran deck
I'm gonna try doing something digital. Using Sketchbook Express and canvas size is 4 in. x 3 in. A little bigger than a Pokemon card. Is that too big?
I can resize it if it's too big.. just don't make it too small.
Alright, can it be in color, or does it need to be in black and white? Again, sorry for all the questions, but this is kind of an answered prayer for me.
Please color it.. I want to see a beautiful sabacc deck.
Count me in.
I'll take on....The Evil One.
I'd like to keep each suit to one artist. So if there is an artist who wants to undertake 15 cards .. let me know which suit you want :) ... It's a big project but I'd like to keep the suits looking like they all belong together.
So if someone wants to take Coins, they'd make 1 - 11 on the coins, and then the Commander, Mistress, Master, and Ace of that same suit. That way the coins would all look exactly like all the other coins, and the Commander Mistress Master and Ace would all look like they belong to their coin counterparts.
Heeeeyyy! I've been having some thoughts about this myself. And while I like the idea of each suit having some cohesion, I feel like 15 cards for one person is a huge task... not to mention perhaps limiting the number of people who can participate!! But, I was wondering-- what if each suit had a real 'theme' for the illustrations? Something like-- sabers (the obvious one) being dedicated to the lightsaber weilding folk of the universe, all illustrations that pertain somehow to Jedi/Sith etc. Flasks, coins, staves could all be interpreted a number of ways I guess... coins I almost see as 'underworld' themed, smugglers and bounty hunters and crime lords and all those types who are ultimately driven by coin? Staves... my brain goes to military? The soldiers, troopers, law enforcement, bluh bluh. And flasks... I dunno, I think explorers, or just honest citizens... scenes of family life and people working the earth, I don't know, haha. But we could also maybe set up some sort of template for each style of card to keep some sort of consistency as well, so that... if the 'master' of one suit is done as your traditional playing card face card aesthetic, the master of EVERY suit is; or if it's a portrait, or a detailed scene, or a piece that involves a ship, or or or...
Thoughts, yeah! Have some!
I like it Tuss... Perhaps one artist can do all the suits ((4 suit emblems)) then we can split up each card to it's own... And put the symbols on top.... For instance...
You decide to do the 1 of Sabres... You make a beautiful illustration of a very young jedi (( since it is the one)) and then I can insert the Sabre emblem onto the card as well as the 1 ... so it would have the 1 (Sabre) on the left and right corner of the card. The someone else can make the 2 of sabres .. with a slightly older Jedi/Sith.... And I'll put the 2 (sabre) on the left and right corner.
But if the coins are the gamblers/smugglers and underworld... what are the flasks?... The drunken deprived of the worlds?
EDIT: I say we make the Flasks the different Casino's... Background cards... different casino backgrounds... It'd be perfect for a flask.
I see flasks as full of water. Just the most basic need of life. The 'everyone else'. I like the thought of a place for the 'ordinary' folk!
Hmmmm... I've always thought of flasks as fully of whiskey :) .. Goes to show the difference in culture I guess :)
Can I help? I'll do a thing!
Which thing do you want to do?
Anything you need :D
Anything not claimed is needed :) ... And Tuss's idea of taking each suit and making characters after them is nice.... So what ever you want to do :)
To let you guys know, I'm loaded down with work and school this week. I'll do my best to edit the card I already did to meet Xan's ideas. I assume I've no need to rush, seeing as how we're still in the planning stage. Since I've got all summer I could probobly afford to start over, if need be.
I've got dibs on the Destroyed Starship and the Queen of Air and Darkness, just to let the rest of you know.
Yeah.. take your time :)
I'll have to Xan. Why? Since because college.
Is Demise taken? I would love to contribute to the deck, and I already have a wicked idea in mind.
It is now... All yours Jynxie!
This seems like the only thread with ANY recent comments... Where is everyone? I'll be honest, I'd actually forgotten about this until recently. Gotta remember to move the files for my cards to the new computer when it gets here...
Is there a deadline for these? I have a sketch, but I'm not ready to share it just yet.
A standard sabacc deck contains 76 cards?
I count 68.
What am I missing here?
I count 75 ... did you multiple the face cards for each of the suits? ... mistress and such?
And there is the Legate, which is also times 4, since it's for each suit.
2 of each face card. Right.
So...is the plan to have the same image for each face card, or two variations on the theme?
Specifically, are there going to be two images for 'The Evil One', for instance?
Nah... the face cards that get 1 of each suit are the..
The Evil one is just one card.
So you want to build a 'Centran' deck then. Gotcha. So going to need a 'Legate' for each suit too.
I just threw together a 'standard' Sabacc deck. Took 9 hours, using some clip art and photoshop and uploaded it for use on the Roll20 virtual tabletop. So far, so good.
I'm still looking forward to seeing the SWAG deck as a Centran.