First of all, a huge thanks to everyone for following this project through from its inception almost a year ago to its completion yesterday.It was a long haul but everyone’s interest and support helped push us through. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reblogging and applying and participating, every single one of you.
We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about whether and when these cards will be available for print or purchase, and we said from the jump that this was a possibility we were entertaining for the future, but that we would put it off until all the cards were done. And now they’re done, so here’s what’s up.
This is a 100% fan-made, fan-operated project with zero affiliation with What Pumpkin, Viz, FFBF, or any official Homestuck licensees. Because of how protective What Pumpkin has been over their IP and their zero-tolerance policy for mass-produced unauthorized merch in the past, we currently have no plans to make this deck available for sale. However, we would like to get physical copies in the hands of those who want one.
The current plan is to make all of the cards, as well as packaging (a tuck box and booklet with artist credits), available in the form of a free download that can be exported to an on-demand printing service at the downloader’s convenience. We need to do some revisions to our files to make sure they’re print-ready (checking margins so that nothing gets cropped out, adjusting colors etc) and put together the packaging. We’ve already ordered a sample deck, but depending on the amount of work that needs to be done the process could take several months. Ideally, we hope to have this package available for download by the end of 2018.
Sorry for the ambiguity on this, but even though a few of the mods do have experience in printing and packaging design, we also all have other full-time obligations and are putting it together in our free time as a passion project. I promise you all there will be a way to get these cards in your hands soon. Thanks again for your support and we’ll talk to you again soon. 💖