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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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  • Sarendor;508907 said:
    I wish to create a card for the spade suit that has the three possums from Bone digging mud for a mud pie. With a spade. It could be any spade card, but I would prefer it to be the three of spades. So, Klatuu, if you are willing to exchange with me, it would be great.

    ...I don't know....

    ...I kind of liked the 3 of Spades because there are 3 spades in the picture...

    But okay, no problem. If you really want it, I can change Murray to be the 7 of Spades.

    P.S. divisionten, I love the style of your Anemone card!

    P.P.S. yoshiwam, excellent work on all your cards! I especially like how you work the suit into the picture!

    P.P.P.S. I make no guarantee as to the timeline for changes/updates to my current proposed card(s). (But I'll try to do something.)
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Well, I didn't exactly master traditional media with this one, but here we go. Took eternity!!

  • Klatuu;522758 said:

    ...I don't know....

    ...I kind of liked the 3 of Spades because there are 3 spades in the picture...

    But okay, no problem. If you really want it, I can change Murray to be the 7 of Spades.(But I'll try to do something.)
    God, I just saw it now! Change nothing about your card, I will do with any number once I saw it.
  • Sarendor, if you're still interested, I could promote Murray to the Jack of Spades, since no one has taken it yet, and free up the 3 of Spades for your card.
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    Jennifer Moderator
    I don't want to see this project unfinished. I have a scanner now (I'm finally catching up to this century... yay!), so I can do more art.

    I did a Gil Grissom (from CSI) card for the 3 of Diamonds (the full-size card is on my deviantArt page).


    I have an idea for the Great Red Dragon (from Bone) that I planned to do anyway (in non card form) because this year is the year of the dragon. I'd like to have the 2 of Spades for that (Never play an Ace when a 2 will do), since I don't think the Max spores card ever was finished. But if it was, I'll be happy to take another card for that.

    I might redo my Graham card now that I have a scanner (it's much easier to draw and scan then to make art in MS Paint with a mouse). I'm happy with Perducci though.
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Man, I thought I'd never see this thread up again. Thanks so much, Jennifer.

    It's been a while since I said: "....aaaaand you're up".
    That means the link is now in the OP. :D :D

    Maybe we'll even get some other cards...
  • Guess I should work on finishing that Internet sprite.
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    Jennifer Moderator
    Vainamoinen;586292 said:
    Man, I thought I'd never see this thread up again. Thanks so much, Jennifer.
    You're welcome. I didn't like seeing it buried either.
    Vainamoinen;586292 said:
    Maybe we'll even get some other cards...
    I'm baking my Great Red Dragon cake now, so I'll have a card up for him sometime later today. :D
    GuruGuru214;586342 said:
    Guess I should work on finishing that Internet sprite.
    Yes! I liked the preview and I really like your COPS sprite card. It worked out well with the sprite style due to who the characters are. The internet fits in well too as a sprite.
  • Just saying, but we should totally get a physical version of this made.
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