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« on: April 17, 2010 08:04:57 PM »

I made this game of Tall Cards for the recent Firefly swap. It's basically poker from the future Cheesy And has 6 suits instead of 4. http://fireflyzone.tripod.com/id12.html

I decorated a box with pictures from Firefly/Serenity comic books to hold the game.


Here is what the back of the cards look like. I was able to get pictures of the actual ones they used in the episode 'Shindig' - the only difference is that in the show that cards are made of metal. Mine are altered Pokemon cards Cheesy Wish I used a smaller card though - I still have callouses on my hands from all the cutting I did.


There are 72 cards in total. The 6 suits are: apple, peach, strawberry, banana, plum and orange. Each suit also has a tortoise, dragon, unicorn and phoenix card (instead of King, Queen etc). All the fruits and animals are coloured with watercolour.




This is all the cards in the strawberry suit. The flash must not have worked because the colours are all washed out. They are much truer in the photo above.


The cards all tied up with string in their different suits.


The Tall cards - one for each suit.


The bets. In the episode when Book, Simon and Jayne are playing Tall Cards they don't bet with money they instead make bets using chores about the ship which they write on scraps of paper. So I did that as well. But added a few relevant ones since my partner has children.
Garbage, dishes, septic vac, homework, etc


Here is everything all together (including the rules which I burnt the edges of and stained with tea - nobody ever takes good care of the rules):


All tied up:
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 08:12:19 PM »

rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 10:01:49 PM »

ROCKS!!

AMAZING work becka! Super jealous of Harvey!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010 10:33:28 PM »

I am so amazed this rocks I love you. this is so AWESOME!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010 11:26:05 PM »

holy moley! you are an awesome partner!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010 08:06:15 AM »

I don't know anything about Firefly, but this is super awesome!  What a mammoth undertaking and you completed it so well.  Congratulations to you on a craft excellently done!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010 04:31:25 PM »

Wow! what a totally awesome job you did of remaking the game!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010 05:19:06 PM »

thank you  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010 07:08:41 PM »

Love! Much better then pokemon cards.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010 07:56:16 PM »

Color me jealous!
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010 06:24:42 AM »

This is SO AWESOME!!!!  Major props, and I too am super jealous of your swap partner...*trying to remember what my bf did with all his pokemon cards*..... Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010 06:33:15 AM »

.*trying to remember what my bf did with all his pokemon cards*..... Wink

LOL. Well if you decide to give it a go I suggest using a normal deck of cards so that you don't have to cut them all down to size like I did. It was only because I had recently inherited about a thousand of them that they were used. Plus I think that they were a little sturdier.
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010 08:00:00 AM »

This is great! I featured it today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010 08:03:55 AM »

I noticed this yesterday, but was in a rush and couldn't' stop to comment.  These are AWESOME!  Beautiful job!  And congrats on being a featured project on the Facebook page!
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010 09:50:48 AM »

Just amazing - I love everything about it! Wisted!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2010 11:45:28 AM »

AMAZING!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2010 03:04:47 PM »

thanks guys! Good to see there's some Firefly fans out there Cheesy

This is great! I featured it today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

Thanks Racky!
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010 12:46:56 PM »

Holy moley that is way cool. You have one lucky partner.
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2010 07:23:35 AM »

Holy shiz this is amazing. *stares*

Is the back of the card something you printed out? I would LOVE to do this, but I'm a huge stickler for authenticity. *G*

Yay for Firefly!
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2010 09:24:49 AM »

Holy shiz this is amazing. *stares*

Is the back of the card something you printed out? I would LOVE to do this, but I'm a huge stickler for authenticity. *G*

Yay for Firefly!

Hmmmm I read stickler as sticker... That would be something to print it off on adhesive paper... probably more durable then gluing paper and would add to the thickness...
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2010 02:21:59 PM »

What a terrific idea!
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2010 02:26:07 PM »

Both sides of the card are the same as used it Shindig. Only difference is their cards were metal.

And the fronts of the cards didn't have cartoon fruits stuck on top Cheesy They would have been written in in Mandarin instead - I just wasn't willing to learn. And the cute pictures would make it easier to play.
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2010 06:40:44 PM »

These are awesome!  Wisting!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2010 10:02:08 PM »

This is absolutely amazing! I am super impressed with your attention to detail and the amount of work that was put into these.
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010 02:41:13 PM »

This is awesome! I have a weakness for playing cards, especially ones that are unique and have been handmade. How did you keep them from curling up due to the moisture, though? Did you keep a weight on them while they were drying?
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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2010 03:03:32 PM »

This is awesome! I have a weakness for playing cards, especially ones that are unique and have been handmade. How did you keep them from curling up due to the moisture, though? Did you keep a weight on them while they were drying?

They never curled. It's just two pieces of paper stuck onto a playing card with a gluestick.
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2010 06:34:50 PM »

Oh, ok. See I always use Mod Podge, so it has a lot of moisture, and my paper always buckles. Gluesticks are a lot drier, so that makes sense.
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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2010 08:48:48 PM »

Oh, ok. See I always use Mod Podge, so it has a lot of moisture, and my paper always buckles. Gluesticks are a lot drier, so that makes sense.

And i've never used Mod Podge so had no idea what it's like Tongue
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Gah! That's one of the best episodes--those cards look awesome!! Joss Whedon's propmaker would be astounded!
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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2010 08:58:47 AM »

hazzah! what a remarkable remake of the game! I hope you made yourself a deck too!
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2010 12:12:34 AM »

hazzah! what a remarkable remake of the game! I hope you made yourself a deck too!

Sadly it took much too long to make. I doubt i'll ever have the time to make it again.
Of the money for the cost of printing all the pictures! Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2010 12:54:10 AM »

This is so many different levels of freaking awesome!  Shocked

The work that clearly went into this is astounding, and the product is gorgeous. I've always been interested in making board games, and this might just prod me into action! Not to mention that the fact it's Firefly related makes it 354635353535 times more awesome.

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This is so many different levels of freaking awesome!  Shocked

The work that clearly went into this is astounding, and the product is gorgeous. I've always been interested in making board games, and this might just prod me into action! Not to mention that the fact it's Firefly related makes it 354635353535 times more awesome.

Wisted and This Rocks'd and I also feel like I should get up and make a sacrificial offering for the greatness of this? =P

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 Cheesy love it!
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2011 08:19:36 PM »

This is so brilliant!! You have put in so much effort Cheesy You had a very lucky partner!
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Brilliant! I so want these! Shindig is one of my fave episodes!
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