|Picture Courtesy of Kraft|
I've basically got one day left of my personal challenge to get four items done and onto DriveThruRPG.com. I've got two finished and most of a third, but the forth isn't going to happen and I'm not going to even try to accomplish it....for good reason.
I got my 1st and second items done no problem, but when I went to start working on the third I discovered that someone, someone whose work I enjoy, just did a similar project, and in many ways did it better than I was going to do it. I only have one criticism for the other guy's work and it is a minor one. I just cannot see replicating his effort unless I can improve upon the idea. Even then, it would be disrespectful to even try.
|Original Card Back|
|Colored Card Back|
At this point I can only see going forward if I did something like print the cards out really large (I have them all as Adobe Illustrator files) and do some sort of watercolor to just the special cards and the card back. Then I could scan everything and try again, but I don't know if it is worth the effort. I want a limited and muted color pallet and I don't think the colors should be "clean". In the end I could spend days on this and the few folks that really seemed to want colored cards might not be happy with the results anyway. I don't expect coloring would work for a lot of cards anyway....
|7 of Bows, Shields, Spears, and Swords|
If I went through all this extra work then the cards definitely wouldn't be free anymore. I could spend a couple days on this and then get maybe $3 out of the effort, not even enough to recoup my supplies.