Text-mode Playing Cards
The idea is born
After finishing Tetromino Sweep, I was looking for another game related project. An attempt to make my own assets for a card game quickly turned into a project of its own…
Four kings. pic.twitter.com/TK7DhuZxSs— m.egg (@markegli) November 12, 2018
Four queens. pic.twitter.com/9w702NMEWJ— m.egg (@markegli) November 23, 2018
Working on card backs. pic.twitter.com/xkAr9CpdCd— m.egg (@markegli) April 21, 2019
Here I took a break from this project to build a Raspberry Pi console. I came back to it the next year with the idea to vectorize the cards so they would look nicer printed.
I wasn’t planning on making actual physical cards, but…— m.egg(@markegli) January 5, 2020
The art isn’t the right aspect ratio, unfortunately, so the margins are weird. pic.twitter.com/CRdnyiJkMs
Added some margin and pushed out the indices to make the cards properly poker sized. pic.twitter.com/hDKonfI8vE— m.egg(@markegli) January 5, 2020
The larger pip cards aren't great. Trying out ideas. pic.twitter.com/EDaASGn01r— m.egg(@markegli) January 7, 2020
Which would look better for physical cards: vector or raster? pic.twitter.com/XSgSBCcpqq— m.egg(@markegli) January 25, 2020
Two down.— m.egg(@markegli) January 26, 2020
I tweaked the arcs a little bit to better match the pixel font. pic.twitter.com/5cYd7GSHzf
I started vectorizing all my cards, but got distracted updating some of the art. pic.twitter.com/hfN2R7yWlv— m.egg(@markegli) January 27, 2020
Completed vectorizing my face cards!— m.egg(@markegli) May 6, 2020
…except I still have to clean up some of the paths, and do the pip cards, and rasterize them, &c. 😩
But they look nice! #textmode #vector #vectorart #rexpaint #svg #playingcards pic.twitter.com/2CDp12WSDE
Once the vector art was done and all cleaned up, it was time to bring it into the physical world!
This page last updated July 16th, 2021.