Okay! I'm making a separate thread for this so I don't trip over myself in the other thread, and so I can keep things organised, a bit, hopefully.
Recently I did a whole stack of pin-ups for chests and whatnot! Many of you guys got one. The big news is, I managed to make a whole 55 of them, so I've got enough for a deck of silly playing cards! I've had them printed in a test-run and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with how it went, so now comes the task of figuring out how you guys can get your hands on some.
I've looked around a bunch of websites and they're pretty much all unsuitable in one way or another- I did find one place which does single-print on-demand copies with a shopfront (so you guys could grab your own) but it was ludicrously slow and spectacularly expensive. Most of the other sites required a minimum print run of 100 or something, so that's no good either.
I have found a site that does small print runs at reasonable prices (and very reasonable speed!), but it's going to be a bit fiddly with the actual money-transferring.
There was a bunch of stuff here which was convoluted and confusing, but I've decided to change tack! Please please please
if you are interested, read carefully.UPDATE
So things are looking good for Areka organising the American lot into one bigger order which will cut down greatly on shipping and logistics!
Also, I do not know how long a large print run will take to get done, so the deadline for this will be (at the LATEST) the first of NOVEMBER (so that it'll all be done before christmas), but it'd be great if it could get wrapped up even sooner.I WANT ONE, WHAT DO I DO
IF YOU ARE AMERICAN OR LIVE NEARBY AMERICA:
Please get in contact with Areka. She is coordinating the distribution of decks in America because it will make things a whole lot easier and cheaper in terms of shipping. It will also possibly open up some different payment options, because you could possibly post her bills in the mail or whatever instead of just paypal as I was requiring.
IF YOU ARE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD:
Unfortunately you're still dealing directly with me (unless you want to go through Areka as well, which I guess could work!) which will probably end up being a bit expensive. Please get in contact with a forum message or post, and we can sort out shipping and payment- but please note, Paypal is pretty essential to getting a deck through me.
READ THIS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING A PIN-UP DECK.
*The base price for the deck is $15. This does not include shipping from the company, or from my place or Areka's if that is the method you're going with.
*You will have to cover the shipping as well- if you are going through Areka this will probably be not very much at all. Please talk to her in regard to this.
SOME SUNDRY QUESTIONS AND POINTS
1: OMG! I missed out/can't buy right now, what do?!
-There will probably be a chance to get more later.
2: CAN I ORDER MORE THAN ONE
-You sure can.
3: I have a suggestion for an alternative way to handle this!
-I'm all ears, I really want to make this as accessible as possible for everyone.
4: Did you try kickstarter?
-Crossed my mind, but they don't allow Australians to play.
5: I can't paypal! What do!
-I'm hoping that there might be some community goodness that goes on in this regard- if you can't paypal, maybe see if there's someone who can, who is willing to trade you credits or do a money-order in your country or something.
6: I'm Australian, can I send you money another way?
-Yeah, we can talk that out.
I'M HERE TO SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE
Alright, here's the screencaps. Thank you to the little birdy who pointed out that the preview derped and has Haern's name on Auresae- this is fixed for the actual real cards.
[/spoiler]DISCLAIMER: Before anyone has a fit/gets confused/etc. The cards are divided into "Darkies in spades/clubs" and "Lighties in hearts/diamonds". The split wasn't even enough for me to do it into cities. Also, I did not get deep and meaningful with who went where, re: card meanings or anything like that, I just plonked people down in the suits. The face cards are at least mildly planned (but pretty much just for gender) but that is all. Your number in the deck is not how good or bad I think you are.