FAQ: The Eye Of The Ocean
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What is the Quartermaster Edition?

While working on this project (in 2020) I created a pre-series for the patrons on my Patreon page. Also, this helped me to test the graphics and use them for the photo shooting. The pre-series counts 300 decks: 100 were given to Patrons in 2020, 180 are for Kickstarter, 10 for giveaways and promotional matters, 10 as reserve to tackle shipping issues. Quartermaster will not be reprinted. This deck has got the artist signature on the front, the number, and a golden seal. The deck is not wrapped on cellophane. The cards are not wrapped in cellophane.

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Quartermaster Edition: is it possible to choose the number?

Sorry, not possible. It is assigned randomly from n° 101/300 to n° 300/300.

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The decks in the video do not have foil application, how so?

The decks in the video are prototypes printed without foil application. The final product will have foil on the back design as showed in the pictures. To render those pictures I used the base of a real deck with foil, and did some photoshop edit. The antique gold gilded edge is real. I manage to get product samples straight from the gilder.

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Are the tuck boxes seen in the intro video and the picture the final version?

Graphic-wise yes, material-wise not. The final version will be better. The ink will be printed on uncoated paper and the embossing will be deeper. The prototypes in the video are printed with a laser printed that -unfortunately - creates a coated layer.

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Why there is no picture of the uncut sheet?

Because I cannot show the the position of the cards that form the map.

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Did you draw the map as well?

No, I took a historical royalty-free nautical map from 1683.

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Add-ons: how to they work?

ADD-ON = items you ADD ON top of your chosen reward. First, you choose a reward (those with a name and a description), then you add what you want. Not the other way round. Just click “manage my pledge” button, and you will see that it works like a normal online store.

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What about the custom 6-deck-box mentioned in the Intrepid reward?

When the campaign is half way I will release the box and backer will be able to add one or more on top of their pledge (as add-on). It is already in the Intrepid reward because this reward is a kind of “all in”.

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Can the novel be downloaded as PDF (digital book) ?

Sorry, not possible. I have an agreement in place with the co-authors and it can be read only on paper.

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Will the novel be translated in another language?

Not at the moment. It stays in English for this campaign.

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At the beginning the intention was to write a mid-size novel, but eventually we had so much to tell that we had to split in 2 parts. This campaign is about the first part of the adventure. The 2nd part will be written by the same authors in 2021-2022. Next year there is a good chance that I run another campaign for the 2nd book.

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Is the book in colors or black and white?

Colors on all the pages. This because I am mimicking an old book and the pages got a warm/yellowish texture and tones. All the court cards will be in the book in big, together with many sketches and illustrations.

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How does the puzzle work?

You need the book with leather cover and the 2 decks (Solis and Lunæ). Once you get the items you will read how to start.

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Prizes for the backers who solve puzzle?

Yes, I will organise a raffle among those who find the solution. No hints will be given. It will start when delivery is completed. Follow the kickstarter page updates and my social media not to miss the chance.

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Are the decks printed as limited edition?

Only the Quartermaster Edition is limited with a progressive number written on the box. The reprint of the 3 main decks is possible, but improbable. I’d need a huge 2nd order of thousands of decks and usually this does not happen.

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How many decks will be printed?

This is a question I can answer only after the backers respond to the survey, probably at the end of June when I place the order at Cartamundi.

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Why only 50 Codex Keys?

Because their production cost is very high, and they have to be assembled by a goldsmith. This is a prop with moving parts and unfortunately the production capacity is limited to 50 units.

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Triton’s Iris: why 0 units available?

Because it costs like a new car and the campaign is about the novel and the decks. For now this amazing device belongs only to the novel and the 3D world.

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Why does the campaign is less than 30 days?

It ends the 4th of June, because it is Solveig’s name-day on the Swedish calendar and I thought it was a nice coincidence. Solveig is one of the main characters.

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Do the court cards match the characters of the book?

No, in the novel (see extract in pdf) Cpt. L. Dougherty design the cards himself and as court cards he depicts the historical characters he learned while stranded on the Eye of the Ocean. In those years he learned about the history of the island and the dynasties that ruled that forgotten kingdom.

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What is a brick? And a split brick? And half brick? And half-split-brick?

Brick=set of 12 decks. Split brick = a set of 12 decks evenly sorted (4 of each kind) Half brick: a set of 6 decs Half-split-brick: a set of 6 decks evenly sorted (2 of each kind)

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Can bricks be configurable?

Sorry, not possible. You can add decks of your choice and play with add-ons in the way you want.

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Current Estimated Lock Order Date: August 2021

Current Estimated Shipping Date: November 2021

Last Updated At: 05/31/21 | See Kickstarter Update
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