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Samhain DOB 2016 - possible design, thoughts?

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How about you darken the background of the moon? I think one of the reasons why it looks like a red dot is because it's hard to associate its background with the night sky. Hope thar helps.

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Looks so much more like a moon now! Any chance you can change the sky's color to something blueish or purplish? but this current one's already a great improvement.
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Looks so much more like a moon now! Any chance you can change the sky's color to something blueish or purplish? but this current one's already a great improvement.
Purplish blue sky -
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Purplish blue sky -
Much better. Though let's see what the others have to say about it. I'm getting an "illuminated halloween" vibe.
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Lovely idea!


Oh man. This is not going to help you narrow anything down, but I really like everything about the first pics you posted. The aged paper background is so attractive, and I think the scrawly font is great. Even if the words are illegible from some angles, the handwritten style adds a lot to the mood. And anyway, the numbers are legible, and the pictures are recognizable as the card they are. I think if you just added more craters to the moon, it would be more obvious.

Also, if you do end up doing a moon motif, would they be on all the cards? I'd be interested in hearing about the "indoor" cards, or the Sun/Moon cards.
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3 of them with the deep purplish blue sky & blood moon. Maybe it needs to be aged more. Maybe it still looks like a big tomato.
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It's so cool that you come to garner and consider feedback from the AT community.

Why not consider different phases of the red moon? (don't think I've seen that suggested here yet)

Regardless, I think you are on your way to another fabulous production!
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It's so cool that you come to garner and consider feedback from the AT community.

Why not consider different phases of the red moon? (don't think I've seen that suggested here yet)

Regardless, I think you are on your way to another fabulous production!


Anise - I really kinda like the paper too even without the moon.

As for the different phases of the red moon.......there are 78 cards, and one is the moon card, so that was kind of messing with me. I'm not sure I could break the moon down into 78 phases.
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How about something like this?

http://i0.wp.com/regenesisradio.com/...y-790x1024.jpg

So far I like the darker brown one best but love the idea of a starry night background Agree a more orange tint would look less tomatoesque, plus, still Samhain-y.
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I am beyond excited to hear that another Samhain DOB is in the works!!

Some random thoughts....I like the idea of using the blood moon, but not for all 78 cards. Maybe use the blood moon for the major arcana, then choose four other moon phases for the suits (waxing and waning crescents, lunar eclipse, and regular full, silvery moon). Or maybe use the blood moon for the majors, then choose four Samhain-y symbols for the suits, like black cats, owls, ravens, and bats. (??????)

I absolutely love the idea of a borderless deck. And I prefer both the vintage paper and brown colored backgrounds because they provide that worn, aged appearance your decks are known for.

I'm excited to see what you finally decide upon!
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