Oh, fellow runners.
A new Most Wanted List. Rotation coming soon. Easter Holidays.
That could sound like a really bad haiku,but it’s the hard reality of thousand cards taking an important space on my desktop. I’ll deckbuild again, play some games soon! But…what to do with those nice DDOS that now cost 3 extra Influence? Where do I put all the (soon) rotating cards?
Today’s exercise is the perfect one to start crafting your own alternative art cards: 3D Identity’s Deckbackers. With the help of some few elements I can promise that you’ll never suffle again your pretty ID in the wrong deck. Honestly, you’ll never suffle it again. Not at all.
IDENTITY’S 3D DECKBACKERS
Time needed: one episode of Iron Fist.
So, the main idea is to came out with something like this:
For that kind of effect we’ll need to cut some layers, starting from a whole card to end with the smallest details. The back’s design from Netrunner is pretty cool for that, because it’s quite square and won´t give us too many chances to screw everything. IMHO a “cool” number of layers is 4, but that depends really on you. More layers means more time but also the “3D” feeling will be deeper.
So, those are the layers I use for this one:
After you have all the layers you want to use, it’s time to stick everything together with glue. I don’t think that I need to make an emphasis, but check if every layer is in order before using the glue. If you’re mixing draft packs, cards with different languages or those horribly-printed promos from FFG, make sure that everything fits. Please.
Not enough action for your holidays? Why just a Deckbacker, when you can customize your own 3D Identity?
You’ll finally have a reason to put all those old cards out of the box! Next time we’ll check the 3D Id’s making off, with some nice tips to get the best of your creativity into the collage world.
Have a nice Easter!