Nov 022016
 

After some research, the best price I’ve found for card prototypes is from Game Crafters. It looks like I can upload my designs and then immediately order a set, and it is perfectly okay with them if I only order one set ever.

It will be about $.10 per card, meaning a full prototype deck consisting of the Basic set and one of (Heroic, Epic or Legendary) would cost around $25. Which is way more than I had hoped, but way less than anyone else.

There are lots of places to get cards printed if I am willing to buy them in bulk. If I don’t mind ordering 1000 sets, I can get the set price below $10. But I do mind ordering 1000, I may only want one of each version ever, and single-set prices are more than $55 each everywhere except Game Crafters.

I don’t want people to have to pay to be able to playtest. Maybe I can come up with a reimbursement, essentially paying people $25 for completed playtest feedback forms?

Argh. Expensive and complex. Sigh.

I guess I should have known it would not be easy to produce a complex game.

Meanwhile, here are some more card images.

 

alacrity

holy-aura

barbarian

kobold

paralyze

Sometimes the progress on this seems so slow and incremental that I might as well be hand-dipping wax candles. No, slower even than that, one can make a candle in a single sitting.

There has been an unexpected amount of grind, and even more unexpected grind awaits.

Nonetheless, the end approaches, and that is kind of exciting!

🙂 😀 🙂

  2 Responses to “DDO the Card Game: More Cards”

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  1. Geoff, if you could create a computerize version of the DDO card game like Magic the Gathering, it could be free. Plus, you can playtest with people on the internet without being physically present in your house.

    • All true, and Grimorde even offered to help with that.

      But that would be a LOT of time, and I don’t want to waste it. Let’s see if it is fun first.

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