As I said.. gonna spam you with everything that kept me busy last year.
This card game was pretty fun to do since I had to work with the already existing material and "optimize" it for German printing, add illustration parts and make it a tad more shiny and useable. Especially for the German market.
The original game is made, design and published by Brent Beck. You can check out the original packaging here:
The card design didn't really work for "us" since German cards have a quite different format and the usability has to be taken much more serious into consideration. Sub-title: Remodel everything but don't change the look.
I ended up cutting up the whole card design into tiny pieces and rebuilt it. Some people might find the old design prettier but honestly try to play it in a pub with dimmed light. You will have serious problems seeing the value number at the edge of your card. Facing these general editorial nightmares the compromise meant cutting, adding, deleting, drawing new details and leaving as much untouched as possible.
The back side of the cards got a completely new illustration based on the request of my editor and since baseball cards (the original game has these) aren't that popular here we switched to a yacht.
The cover... well, it's a cover. I would like to say something very intelligent regarding the idea but there is only "What you see is what you get". Working with other people's stuff is for me always more about respecting the idea than going crazy.
So yes, that's something I do for paying my bills next to painting chubby animals. And it's cool.
Anyways, the game should be available in stores now and costs around 8 Euro (I guess the final price will be 6). Languages are German, French, Italian but if you have the original manual (boardgamegeek...) you can play this one as well.
Oh, and because it's important
Kathy offers commissions :
obviously that's not me but a friend and you should totally commission her if you fall in love with her work.
Woah! That's incredible. Kudos to you!
interesting to see the comparisons of the first and redesign