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Erfworld Cards

Postby Haragorn » Sat May 07, 2011 4:18 pm

There was some discussion in the IRC channel about making a deck of Erfworld playing cards. So, here's the plan. I'd like to get all of you talented artistic types to make up artwork for these cards. If there's anything you think should be changed, please say so. Otherwise, what we have here is good. If enough people chip in artwork, we can put them all together so that anyone who wants to can print them off. The suit symbols I wrote down are what I think could be easily stylized to look like the regular suit symbols. Those are probably first priority. Anyone who is interested in helping out, please say so.

Gobwin Knob: Hamstard - Spades
A - Parson
K - Stanley
Q - Maggie
J - Jack
10 - Sizemore
9 - Misty
8 - Dwagons
7 - Knights in Stanley's Service
6 - Bogroll
5 - Spidews
4 - Hobgobwins
3 - Gobwins
2 - Crap Golems

Decrypted/Uncroaked: Arkenpliers - Hearts
A - Decrypted Dwagons
K - Ansom
Q - Wanda
J - Ossomer
10 - Sylvia
9 - Antium
8 - Archons
7 - Sir Webinar
6 - Lord Manpower the Temporary
5 - Lady Phat-Singh
4 - Sir Leeroy Jenkins
3 - Archduke Ferdinand
2 - Dora

Jetstone: Radish - Diamonds
A - Ace Hardware
K - King Slately
Q - Tramennis
J - Pierce
10 - Lloyd
9 - Cubbins
8 - Battle Bears
7 - Sourmanders
6 - Tankeroos
5 - Gumps
4 - Unipegataurs
3 - Tchotchkes
2 - Orlies

Transylvito/FAQ: Bat - Clubs
A - Caesar
K - Don
Q - Jillian
J - Vinny
10 - Duncan
9 - Bunny
8 - Ben
7 - Vanna
6 - Al Frappacino
5 - Megalogwiffs
4 - Guard Goyles
3 - Gwiffons
2 - Doombats
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby charles » Sun May 08, 2011 4:05 am

Just an alternative:

Gobwin Knob: Hamstard - Spades
A - Parson
K - Stanley
Q - Maggie
J - Sizemore
10 - Bogroll
9 - Misty
8 - Dwagons
7 - Sir Manpower the Temporary
6 - Rock Golems
5 - Spidews
4 - Hobgobwins
3 - Gobwins
2 - Crap Golems

FAQ - Sword - Hearts
A - Charlie (Dish)
K - Wanda
Q - Jillian
J - Jack
10 - Duncan
9 - Vanna
8 - Marie
7 - Cheer Leader Archons
6 - MegaloGwiff
5 - Business Archons
4 - Gwiffon
3 - FAQ soldier
2 - Original FAQ soldier

Jetstone: Radish - Diamonds
A - Ansom
K - King Slately
Q - Tramennis
J - Ossomer
10 - Ace
9 - Cubbins
8 - Pierce
7 - Loyde
6 - Antium
5 - Gumps
4 - Battle Bears
3 - unipentagore
2 - Orlies

Transylvito: Bat - Clubs
A - Caesar
K - Don
Q - Bunny
J - Vinny
10 - Ben
9 - Dollamancer
8 - Al Frappacino
7 - Thunderbird
6 - Firebird
5 - Guard Goyles
4 - Skanks
3 - Dolls
2 - Doombats
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby drachefly » Sun May 08, 2011 7:23 am

If you want it to be less arbitrary, go Tarot.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby cloudbreaker » Mon May 09, 2011 12:21 am

This sounds like a fun project. I might be up for a contribution or two.

Edit: I might suggest changes to some of the suits though. Like I would suggest Jetstone be raddish/hearts since their radish crest is red and generally heart-shaped. And maybe GK could be gems/diamonds since they are so rich. Maybe Wanda's crew could be clubs since she has that pink flower in her crest? I don't know. But I think the GK and Jetstone suggestions hold at least some weight.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby BLANDCorporatio » Mon May 09, 2011 7:18 am

I'd be up for sketching something, if you deem what I can do sufficient. See the DA Erflings group for that. In any case, there are probably enough talented Erfworld fans. But just in case you don't get enough people on the team, well, I could chip in.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby wrecan » Mon May 09, 2011 4:00 pm

charles wrote:Just an alternative:

I like this. I also like the idea that the four suits be four sides as they existed originally

Gobwin Knob - Spades
A - Stanley
K - Saline IV
Q - Maggie
J - Sizemore
10 - Bogroll
9 - Misty
8 - Dwagons
7 - Sir Manpower the Temporary
6 - Rock Golems
5 - Spidews
4 - Hobgobwins
3 - Gobwins
2 - Crap Golems

FAQ - Sword - Hearts
A - Jillian
K - Banhammer
Q - Marie Lavraie
J - Jack
10 - Wanda Firebaugh
9 - Miya*
8 - Poskanswer*
7 - Faq Warlord
6 - MegaloGwiff
5 - Western Giants
4 - Gwiffon Squad Soldier
3 - Gwiffon
2 - FAQ soldier

Jetstone: Radish - Diamonds
A - Ansom
K - King Slately
Q - Tramennis
J - Ossomer
10 - Ace
9 - Cubbins
8 - Pierce
7 - Lloyd
6 - Adam Antium
5 - Gumps
4 - Battle Bears
3 - Unipegatuar
2 - Orlies

Transylvito: Bat - Clubs
A - Caesar
K - Don King
Q - Bunny
J - Vinny
10 - Benjamin
9 - Dewy Tulips
8 - Broadway Tony
7 - Leather Valese
6 - Thunderbirds
5 - Firebirds
4 - Molls
3 - Dolls
2 - Doombats

JOKER 1: Parson Gotti
JOKER 2: Charlie

*Names I just invented for one of the unnamed casters seen Here (3rd frame). Eugene Miya coined the term "FAQ" and Jeff Poskanzer was one of the first people to post a FAQ.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby charles » Mon May 09, 2011 11:57 pm

wrecan wrote:
charles wrote:Just an alternative:

I like this. I also like the idea that the four suits be four sides as they existed originally

*Names I just invented for one of the unnamed casters seen Here (3rd frame). Eugene Miya coined the term "FAQ" and Jeff Poskanzer was one of the first people to post a FAQ.


Yeah, I guess I just wanted to include Charlie's Archons somehow, so I figured since they were working for FAQ I'd put them there and have Charlie as the Ace up their sleave... Also liked the idea of keeping Jillian as Queen even though it made Wanda King, but I guess I could have easilly put Banhammer in as King and wanda further down while only having one type of Archon.

Really, if you skip the whole Spades, Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs themes, then you could have more than four themes. So you'd have one for each group and even be able to double up on some of the characters, putting Wanda in with GK, FAQ and maybe a dedicated DECRYPTED set.

You look at the Devil's panties and they're selling about three different playing card sets so who says you even need to keep it to one.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby Mal » Tue May 10, 2011 1:14 am

Honestly, I prefer the set that doesn't give Wanda her own suit. Sure, decrypted are nifty, but, they also work for GK. Like it or not, Wanda fights for Stanley :)
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby Ansan Gotti » Tue May 10, 2011 1:43 am

I think this would be a relatively easy project for Rob to throw together with Xin (might slow down the flow of wallpaper, but that seems like a small price to pay) that would bring in some decent cash. I would totally buy a few sets. It wouldn't even have to be original artwork, for some of it, just appropriately reused panels.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby charles » Tue May 10, 2011 5:59 am

Agree, existing artwork is good enough for the vast majority.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby wrecan » Tue May 10, 2011 1:38 pm

I'm revising my deck a bit so that the face cards are:
Ace = Chief Warlord
King = the Ruler
Queen = Highest ranking woman (or similar)
Jack = Highest ranking man
10 = Capital
After that, princes, casters, named characters, then creatures.
3 = Most common unit
2 = Mounts

Gobwin Knob - Spades
A - Stanley
K - Saline IV
Q - Maggie
J - Sizemore
10 - Gobwin Knob
9 - Misty
8 - Bogroll
7 - Vurp
6 - Dwagons
5 - Twolls
4 - Hobgobwins
3 - Gobwins
2 - Spidews

FAQ - Sword - Hearts
A - Jillian
K - Banhammer
Q - Marie Lavraie
J - Jack Snipe
10 - FAQ
9 - Wanda Firebaugh
8 - Miya*
7 - Poskanswer*
6 - Gwiffon Squadron Soldier
5 - MegaloGwiff
4 - Western Giants
3 - FAQ soldier
2 - Gwiffon

Jetstone: Radish - Diamonds
A - Ansom
K - Slately
Q - Holly Shortcake
J - Ossomer
10 - Spacerock
9 - Tramennis
8 - Pierce
7 - Cubbins
6 - Lloyd
5 - Webinar
4 - Adam Antium
3 - Jetstone Soldier
2 - Unipegataur

Transylvito: Bat - Clubs
A - Caesar
K - Don King
Q - Bunny
J - Vinny
10 - Transylvito
9 - Benjamin
8 - Dewy Tulips
7 - Broadway Tony
6 - Leather Valese
5 - Molls
4 - Dolls
3 - Doombats
2 - Thunderbirds

JOKER 1: Parson Gotti
JOKER 2: Charlie

*Names I just invented for two of the unnamed casters seen Here (3rd frame). Eugene Miya coined the term "FAQ" and Jeff Poskanzer was one of the first people to post a FAQ.

I didn't include Ace in Jetstone, because he didn't exist until after Shortcake died and Shortcake makes a better (and less offensive) Queen than Tramennis.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby wrecan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:04 pm

Sorry for the thread croakamancy, but given the new back story information, I figure the FAQ deck should be updated...

Gobwin Knob - Spades
A - Stanley
K - Saline IV
Q - Maggie
J - Sizemore
10 - Gobwin Knob
9 - Misty
8 - Bogroll
7 - Vurp
6 - Dwagons
5 - Twolls
4 - Hobgobwins
3 - Gobwins
2 - Spidews

FAQ - Sword - Hearts
A - Jillian
K - Banhammer
Q - Marie Lavraie
J - Jack Snipe
10 - FAQ
9 - Wanda Firebaugh
8 - Rusty Trombone
7 - Chip Tunage
6 - Hedda Splode
5 - Orwell
4 - Betsy Murgatroyd
3 - FAQ soldier
2 - Gwiffon

Jetstone: Radish - Diamonds
A - Ansom
K - Slately
Q - Holly Shortcake
J - Ossomer
10 - Spacerock
9 - Tramennis
8 - Pierce
7 - Cubbins
6 - Lloyd
5 - Webinar
4 - Adam Antium
3 - Jetstone Soldier
2 - Unipegataur

Transylvito: Bat - Clubs
A - Caesar
K - Don King
Q - Bunny
J - Vinny
10 - Transylvito
9 - Benjamin
8 - Dewy Tulips
7 - Broadway Tony
6 - Leather Valese
5 - Molls
4 - Dolls
3 - Doombats
2 - Thunderbirds

JOKER 1: Parson Gotti
JOKER 2: Charlie

I didn't include Ace in Jetstone, because he didn't exist until after Shortcake died and Shortcake makes a better (and less offensive) Queen than Tramennis.

Now we just need to come wit rules for the card game!
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby drachefly » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:19 am

I would switch Jetstone and Gobwin Knob. Jetstone's radish IS the spade, and Gobwin Knob has dug up plenty of diamonds.
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Re: Erfworld Cards

Postby Nnelg » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:48 pm

I'd suggest that you don't try to map the factions one-to-one against the traditional suits at all. Also, the front page banner has great symbols for all four factions (which it may not have had when the thread was started, I wasn't here back then).


I personally don't care for face cards other than the traditional three and maybe the ace, so here's what I'd suggest:

Gobwin Knob - Star - Gold
A: Wanda
K: Stanley
Q: Maggie
J: Sizemore

Jetstone - Raddish - Puce
A: Ansom
K: Slately
Q: Artemis (the archer warlord from the text updates)
J: Tramennis & Ossomer (yes, both on the same card)

Faq - Gwiffon - Blue
A: Jillian
K: Banhammer
Q: Marie
J: Jack

Transylvito - Bat - Black
A: Caesar
K: Don
Q: Bunny
J: Vinny

Jokers:
Parson - Brown
Charlie - Cyan (Big "?" instead of picture)

The colors listed are for card numbers/letters. The numbered cards get multiples of the symbol just like traditional cards, but if you really want them to represent something I recommend a background picture of a unit. You can use the same unit for multiple levels too, so for instance:

Jetstone - Raddish - Puce
10: Cloth golem
8-9: Unipegitaur
6-7: Archers
4-5: Stabbers
3: Marbits
2: Orlies
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