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The “Telltale Deck ‘o Cards” Project

posted by divisionten on - last edited by Jennifer - Viewed by 23.2K 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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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Best one yet!!
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    Jennifer Moderator
    Vainamoinen;772494 said:
    Best one yet!!
    Thanks. :) As I said before, this project is really helping me to improve my art (and I'm glad it shows to someone other than me :)). I still like the other cards though, even the ones I did two years ago (except King Graham, that one never really sat well with me).

    I updated Graham again to his King's Quest V likeness, but I'm still not happy with it. I've got a grander idea for this card that I'll start work on.

    But, other than that. I'm off again for another 5-6 months. I'll post another couple cards if the deck isn't finished by then. But hopefully I won't have to. *hint hint* (nudges forum). ;)
  • So which ones are we missing? Guybrush, Ghost Guybrush, Demon Elaine, Winslow, Pyrite Parrot, Human LeChuck, Demon LeChuck, Trogdor, The Hidden People, Bosco, Harry Moleman, Bigby Wolf, one of the new Inventory characters. I think that fills all the gaps...
  • I still have that Internet sprite I started working on. I just have to go back, finish it, and get it on a card.
  • Dibs on Ash if I get time.
  • We need Winslow. He needs to be a club card, so that the club can be the X on a map.
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    Jennifer Moderator
    Yay! This project is getting back in gear again! :)
    tbm1986;783021 said:
    So which ones are we missing? Guybrush, Ghost Guybrush, Demon Elaine, Winslow, Pyrite Parrot, Human LeChuck, Demon LeChuck, Trogdor, The Hidden People, Bosco, Harry Moleman, Bigby Wolf, one of the new Inventory characters. I think that fills all the gaps...
    The Walking Dead franchise was covered with Rick Grimes, but none of the characters from Telltale's The Walking Dead have been taken.

    Also, we're missing everyone from Hector: Badge of Carnage. Plus The Heavy, GLaDOS, Brock Samson, and Claptrap.

    Secret Fawful claimed Ash Williams so that part of Poker Night 2 is covered. Fawful, what card do you want so I can update the first page so everyone knows it's taken.

    I updated the first page to clean out the cards that haven't been done yet (minus divisionten's cards and GuruGuru214's The Internet card). So, like tbm1986 said Guybrush is indeed up for grabs. :)

    I also slightly updated two of my cards: Sal because I missed a sleeve on his shirt for one of his appendages. Plus, I slightly increased the size and smoothed out the rough edges on Purducci (and made the letters on his name tag more legible).
  • I can't believe I forgot Guru's The Internet and Divisionten's Anemone, not to mention Hector! I reckon he should be playing with cards coated with BBQ sauce, in only his kecks (alternatively, his gown).

    @Jennifer: we still can't see your Sal in the OP. The JoC line is completely missing.
  • King of diamonds for Ash.
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    Jennifer Moderator
    tbm1986;783346 said:
    @Jennifer: we still can't see your Sal in the OP. The JoC line is completely missing.
    Oops. Thanks for pointing that out. I messed up the link (it was made with quotation marks, and I missed the closing one), but it's fixed now. :)
    Secret Fawful;783350 said:
    King of diamonds for Ash.
    I've updated the opening post of this thread with it. Hail to the King, baby! :D
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