Corgi

As school is winding down, I’m able to push a little harder.  I did that this weekend and was able to get a few more sketches out of the daughter, along with as much of a plan as can be expected of her.  She wants to do all of the sketches first, before doing any … Read more

Not a Dog Sketches

The daughter has come through with some initial sketches.  They are fantastic!  I know I could be slightly biased because it’s my kid, but I don’t usually do that.  In my daughter’s words, “I don’t really give good feels, ever.”  This is a small step, but a step forward nonetheless. The sketches are for cards … Read more

With the art at a standstill, I need to consider my options.  Really there are two that I see; I either move on without her and outsource the art, or I wait. I don’t really want to move on without her, as one of the driving factors in doing this was to do something the … Read more

My worry related to the art getting done is coming to fruition.  It’s been several weeks now and with my daughter primarily responsible for the art, there are still no drawings (she has been a limited participant in the testing).  I’ve been pushing a little, but am still afraid to push too hard and break … Read more

First Deck

Ok I had to do something about the cards.  The index cards I was using were really starting to bother me.  Playing the game was ok, but shuffling was nearly impossible.  Index cards aren’t thick enough to shuffle like playing cards, so it was painful to mix up the cards after each round.  I did … Read more

Cards made from notecards

The first version of the game is made on 3×5 index cards cut in half with just descriptions written on the cards.  This was the fastest way I saw in getting some “cards” so we could actually start playing the game and work on rule refinement and gameplay. We’re drawing inspiration from many different areas … Read more

Eve's Drawings

One of my concerns with the card game is that my daughter will (hopefully) be providing the artwork for the game.  She’s been into drawing for the last ~5 years and can turn out some really crazy and beautiful drawings in a short amount of time.  The stuff that she can draw now at 14 … Read more

My initial research has been focused on a few key things.  First, I’m looking at manufacturers.  There are many options out there when it comes to manufacturing playing cards.  Here’s what I’ve found so far- https://shuffledink.com/ – These guys do custom cards of all kinds as well as board games.  I’m not trying to make … Read more