It's been awhile since my last update! Sorry!
This post I'm going to tell you all about some of the stuff I'm working on for the Kickstarter, the box, the cards, and some Ideas I had for add-ons and such. Please consider scrolling to the bottom to answer some survey questions! I want this to be your dream Hanafuda as well as my own!
So far this has been my favorite part. My Hanafuda deck has come in a variety of boxes over the years, from my printed tuckbox to my more recent hand made and stamped varieties.
Making the box was going to be one of the most difficult steps, I knew this so I tackled it first. I wanted something simple, aesthetically pleasing, and the fit with these cards I designed 5 years ago.
So I had to find out what size I wanted, I knew small like flux or Love Letter would be best, I didn't want something bulky. Hanafuda is meant to be shared and brought everywhere! After making mock up after mockup I settled on a 137mm x 99mm x 32mm box. Then heavily researched all the boxes I liked. Did they have custom Playtime/ players symbols, how much text. Spot U.V, how much art what elements of the game, on and on and on. I won't bore you with the details. But I will share my mockups for my final idea!
Coming up with a good way to present the reference card is still a struggle. Originally this was printed on two standard playing cards and only had the hands for Koi-Koi, Printing them this was isn't economical so I'm trying to find a better way to present the hands, and potentially a quick guide for the rules. I'm struggling primarily with how to fit all this in and actually have it legible. I'm finalizing the size, and layout but haven't really figured out how I want to do it design and look wise...
Changes to cards
Since this is my chance for my dream deck, I'm making sure the cards are exactly what I want them to be. Luckily this is minor, some ideas for backs of cards, and changes to two of the deck cards.
SSo that's all for now, I have a few more things in the work (like a special handmade edition on chipboard with a handmade box either from Japan or by my very own brother of Cretcher Woodworks.)
I'll keep you posted!
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