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The “Telltale Deck ‘o Cards” Project

posted by divisionten on - last edited by Jennifer - Viewed by 23K users
A small group of fanartists on the Sam and Max forum recently made a really awesome fanart calendar. But Telltale is so much more, and the forum members are also really diverse and talented. So why don’t we undertake something a bit bigger- like a full 54 card (A-K and two Jokers) deck of cards?

This is not intended for sale- just a fun fanart project for everyone to do!

So that we have some degree of order, here are…


1. All cards are to be 750 pixels wide by 1050 tall. Essentially, a standard poker sized 2 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch card at 300 dpi. Please upload your finished card to an image-hosting site like Imageshack, and give us all a link.

Since there has been a little confusion- 72 dpi is what home printers and the internet use (and it's the default for Photoshop), but good commercial printers use 300 dpi- and that's usually the standard used by scanners and digital cameras, too. I picked the resolution I did so that regardless of whether you use inches or centimeters, and regardless of your grahic program's settings, we'll have uniformly sized cards.

2. One character, one card. So that we don’t end up with a deck half full of Nelson Tethers, once a character is claimed it’s out of the pool of options. However, characters that have more than one distinct model (human versus demon LeChuck come to mind, or Sam versus a doggleganger), may be treated as spearate characters.

3. Choosing a card: When choosing a card, name the card you’re doing and the character. If you’re doing a joker, pleae mention whether you want the red or black one. First posted, first served.

4. You have three weeks to finish once approved. If you’re not done, tell us that you’re still alive or something. If we haven’t heard from you, the card and character you picked go back into the pool for someone else to choose if they want.

5. Your card must contain the suit and number somewhere on its face. Where, or how large, is entirely up to you. Jokers can say “Joker” or have some other kind of indication without words, but must specify the color somewhere.

6. Other than the size of the card, and that it contains its number and suit, your card can look however you please so long as YOU MADE THE ART ON THE CARD. But don’t limit yourself to just drawing- a photograph of cosplay, a diorama, sculpture- anything goes! Be creative!

7. If you're done with your card and you'd like to make another, feel free..

LASTLY, 8. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. This is a collaborative project for fun. If you want to participate, pleae do! Be creative, enjoy it, and if you follow rules 1-6, you’re set. There are no prizes, there are no awards. This is just a chance to make something really cool with your fellow forumites.

Below are the claimed cards and characters; this will be updated as things are taken (numbers with links have been completed).

2 (dustindemon, Sexy Peepers)
3 (The Gentleman, Nelson Tethers)
4 (yoshiwam, Marquis de Singe)
5 (Jennifer, Theodore Dudebrough)
6 (Spadge, Satan)
7 (divisionten, Anemone)
8 (divisionten, Hidden People)
9 (yoshiwam, Sister Agnes)
10 (Light, Trixie Trotter)
J (Silly Stell, Noir Sam)
Q (Falanca, Morgan LeFlay)
K (Spinky, Senor Cardgage)
A (lombre, Charlie Ho-Tep)

2 (Jennifer, The Great Red Dragon)
3 (Klatuu, Murray)
4 (Jennifer, Steve)
5 (prizna, Randal Scruffman)
8 (Weeberjake, Einstein)
9 (Jennifer, Gentleman Claptrap)
10 (Jennifer, Tycho)
J (Jennifer, Tyrion Lannister)
Q (light-rises, Dr. Momma Bosco)
K (SunnyGuy, Sameth)
A (Jennifer, Perducci)

2 (Vainamoinen, Baby Amelia Earhart)
3 (Jennifer, Gil Grissom)
4 (GuruGuru214, the COPS)
5 (Spadge, Flycatcher)
6 (Jennifer, Lennie Briscoe)
7 (lombre, Larry Palaroncini)
8 (Jennifer, Hector)
10 (Jennifer, Gromit)
J (Spinky, Raptor)
Q (SecretFawful, Elaine Marley-Threepwood)
A (The Highway, Treasure Crab)

2 (Secret Fawful, Rick Grimes)
3 (TyrannusMaximus, Narrator)
8 (Falanca, Young Emmett)
9 (Lehfeels, Alex)
J (Jennifer, Sal)
Q (Vainamoinen, Sybil Lincoln-Pandemik)
A (Klatuu, GLaDOS)

Red (rubygloommel, Max)
Black (Hayley the Hedgie, Sam)

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  • The "Jack Noir" part made me laugh. Why? Hell if I know.

    I love it btw.

    You know, is there any way to hack this things into Poker Night? That would be ****ing awesome. I know it's easier said than done, but still.
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    Shoot. My computer broke down yesterday, and it seems like it'll be two weeks until I get it back. I was just coloring my Sybil sketch when it started making rather unhealthy noises.

    Keeping the deadline will be very hard now. I have finished the card "on paper", and even colored it in case there will be no time for digital enhancements, but without my home computer, I'll have massive problems digitalizing the thing. I'll get it up, even if I have to photograph it!!
  • I'll also try to produce the thing I promised. School and some other stuff made me unable to work on it till now, so...
  • Don't worry. Inclement weather (read: snow and slush and rain) has made it impossible for me to finish mine just yet either (I'm making an outdoor thing with Hidden People and the Shinto shrine near my apartment) The deadline was put in place to keep people from slacking off.
  • One more totally stupid question;

    Can I get a third card when I'm finished with this one?

    ...and um, can it be Tycho? If not, I guess I'll stop at 2....
  • So why are we all quiet now ._.
  • Well, partially because the only person with the ability to edit the OP (without taking liberties, that is) was just involved in the 7th most powerful earthquake in history. Partially because our pool of contributors has been pretty much tapped out.
  • GuruGuru214;465243 said:
    Well, partially because the only person with the ability to edit the OP (without taking liberties, that is) was just involved in the 7th most powerful earthquake in history.
    I feel intensely bad because I just realized that now.
    EDIT: And my feeling has just grew tenfold since I just realized divisionten was the one created the thread about the earthquake.
    GuruGuru214;465243 said:
    Partially because our pool of contributors has been pretty much tapped out.
    Well, I haven't. I don't want all those to go waste, really.
  • I can't think of another character who would be suited to my spriting style, but I'd be happy to take suggestions for another card.
  • Wow, there are some amazing cards here now! Not to mention most of the good characters being taken. Would Max's spores count as a different character? I call 2 of spades if so.
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