The Eye of the Ocean | Part 2

Created by Stockholm17

Custom Playing Cards | Archaeofantasy Novel | Multiplatform Puzzle

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production update (with pictures)
3 days ago – Wed, Jun 19, 2024 at 02:21:39 AM

Hello!

Here I am with some news about the production of the Eye of the Ocean Part Two.

Everything is proceeding, no big delays so far. Here is the production overview.

production overview

Cards and color proofs

Do you remember I received color proofs with a tragic yellow tint on ALL of them?

The factory checked their machines and there was something wrong. They are reprinting them and they showed me a video of the new print of The Claw.

Once I receive and approve them, the production of the cards will start.

I took screenshots because the video is low quality:

New color proofs of The Claw

Tuckboxes

The tuckboxes are ready, and they will be shipped flat to the playing cards factory. They will fold. glue, and assemble once the cards are ready.

I have some pics from the printer (Boschiero&Newton, Italy)

Gibborim
Malakim (uncut)
Nephilim (uncut)

Orbis Triplex

The wooden bases are ready, I decided to add a laser-engraved text on the edge to make it cooler :)

The text says: ORDO CORVORUM OCULUM OCEANI QUÆRENS (Order of Ravens Seeking the Eye of the Ocean)

The metal components are in production and I am waiting for pictures.

wooden base of the Orbis Triplex

Book

In production, and I decided to upgrade it a little bit. The paper of the inner part of the cover will be colored instead of white. The name of those parts should be "front free paper, end paper, and pastdown". Anyway, here is the picture that explains.

inner color

An interesting release coming in July

Around the beginning of July I will release the Stockholm17 Anthology 2013-2023: 10 years of playing cards projects (Eye of the ocean 2 included, except The Claw and the KS campaign), in a tome of 688 pages and a beautiful soft cover.

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Here is a showcase video:

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That's all for now. Once I have news and new pictures I will write another update.

I will be away for 20 days for a deserved summer vacation, but I always have an eye on this project :)

Thank you for following!

Lorenzo

Production update: color proofs (not approved)
22 days ago – Fri, May 31, 2024 at 05:09:20 AM

Greetings!

Today I received the color proofs of the decks, and unfortunately they are not approved. I think there is an issue with color profiles and interpretation of the colors, but it is going to be fixed in a way or another.

Fortunately I have the Windwatcher deck as reference and that is printed by the same factory, so the colors will be adjusted.

Before showing some pictures, let's look at the production overview. I'd say we have a minor issue rather than a delay (items in black)... for now.

production overview

The following pictures show why I disapproved the color proofs. You can see a card from the Windwatcher deck, and the color proof under it. 
It looks like all the neutrals and all the colors have too much yellow. Overall they are too saturated, the aquamarine becomes blues, the neutrals become yellowish.

color proof vs Windwatcher deck
back design mini windwatcher on a color proof VS back design of Windwatcher deck
reds become orang-ish
windwatcher mini color proofs VS Windwatcher deck. WAAAAAY YOO MUCH YELLOW

I already wrote a report and we are working to solve the issue.

The tuckboxes are in the making, the orbis triplex is in the making. I do not have news about the books, but everything is in production and paid.

I keep you posted, have a nice weekend!
Lorenzo 

Production update (May)
about 1 month ago – Mon, May 13, 2024 at 07:41:29 AM

Hello!

here is another production update with the usual production overview. Everything is in production and now we just have to wait that those orange stickers get green, lilac, and then blue.

production overview

The book counts 528 pages, same thickness as the prototype showed on the campaign page. The whole novel is made by 47 chapters (including those of vol1).

I should receive the color proofs of the cards probably next week, the production process is the following:

  • approving digital proofs to approve the layout (check)
  • approving hard proofs to approve the colors
  • waiting for production complete of all decks (4 poker size + 1 mini)
  • boxing/packing
  • shipping to warehouse

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Final call for The Dude!

The campaign is about to end, 4 days to go, 800+ backers onboard, and the possibility to add the edge colored deck which has been released a few days ago.

Campaign page: HERE

Standard deck with edge color
the LTD edition: Snowflake Edition
Herr Ingo in a can mini deck

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That's all for now, Thank you again for backing the campaign! I can't wait to deliver

Cheers!

Lorenzo

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Production update + Odd Fellows The Dude & Herr Ingo
about 2 months ago – Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 02:19:19 PM

Hello!

Here is another production update. Things are moving and I explain better what "in production" means after this overview.

April 30, 2024

"IN PRODUCTION" means that I paid the deposit and the whole production process starts. For playing cards it means the following:

  • getting and approving digital proofs to check the layout
  • getting and approving hard proofs to check the colors
  • printing and gilding
  • packing
  • production complete (green)
  • shipping to warehouse (lilac)

For the book and orbis triplex the process is similar. It is about getting production samples and approve them if everything is ok.

Everything is in the hands of the manufacturers and we have to wait for them to complete these steps.

The book is still pending because I can submit the order in a couple of weeks. They put me on hold according to their schedule. However, the prototype cover was already made and the metal clasp was already approved.

Next production update in a couple of weeks.

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Odd Fellows The Dude & Herr Ingo LIVE NOW on Kickstarter

By great surprise 2 new members are joining the Odd Fellows family. 

This time Penguin Cards (Penguinmagic.com) is producing these decks and they are running a Kickstarter campaign RIGHT NOW. It started today and they offer:

The deck was designed in 2023, it took a while to came out but eventually The Dude is here. It features the "legged" court cards from Odd Fellow Cpt Spindel Webber (2022).

This is a short campaign, it ends in 16 days and Penguin will manage everything. 

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That's all for now

Have a great week ahead!

Lorenzo

TRIVIA

Maybe you recognize the graphics of the mini deck (Herr Ingo in a can). It is the swedish delicacy (surströmming, fermented sea herring) and it was the protagonist of the stinky fish challenge, viral on social media probably a year ago. The video is explanatory.

Production starts!
2 months ago – Sun, Apr 21, 2024 at 01:08:47 PM

Hello!

first of all, thank you again for completing the survey. It gave me the almost-final count of the items I have to produce, especially The Claw, which will be produced in 1471 units. This quantity include a 5% extra to tackle future shipping issues and damaged decks.

It is not possible to add The Claw during the survey any longer. This affects only 70 unresponsive backers that did not complete the survey or replied to my emails. Deadline was 2 days ago.

If you are wondering, I submitted the order for 9000 gilded decks (3000/3000/3000) and 1500 mini.

Production Overview

From now and on you will see this overview as it gets updated over the weeks/months.

Some are pending, and here is why:

  • Wooden Base: waiting for the final sample before I give approval. Ready in a week.
  • Book: adjusting the layout and the content. Also, the factory told me that they will be able to start in 2-3 weeks.

That's all for now. Quick and clear update for your understanding of the production process.

Thank you for following!

Lorenzo

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