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SinJinQLB
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If I'm getting ready to make a working protype and am designing some fairly basic cards, while still trying to get a good sense of design, color, icons, artwork, and so forth... should I also be worrying about the size of my cards? Because right now, the layout of my card design could really benefit from the cards being a little bigger than the standard deck size of 2.5x3.5 inches. Should I make them as big as need be (within reason) ? Or stick to the standard size and make it work?

Ultimately I want to try and sell this idea to a game company. If that doesn't work, I might go down the self publishing route. Just in case that makes a difference on the answers.

ender7
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In my opinion, the only thing

In my opinion, the only thing that matters about a prototype is clarity. If it's easy for you to make cards in some larger size, great, but if it's any more effort, I wouldn't bother, at least not at this point.

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SinJinQLB wrote:Ultimately I

SinJinQLB wrote:
Ultimately I want to try and sell this idea to a game company. If that doesn't work, I might go down the self publishing route. Just in case that makes a difference on the answers.

Well if you plan to go down the "Self-publish" route, I would recommend standard 3.5"x2.5" Poker cards. At The Game Crafter they only cost $0.09 each. 100 card deck is about $9.00 + some administration and some sort of box (+$5 or less).

If you plan to use the same "Design" as your prototype, I would probably try to avoid redoing the cards for production. But some people design prototypes without artwork and therefore use completely different card layouts. So my answer would be it depends on how close your working prototype do you want the finished product to look like!

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Card size

I forget the producers of the card game CARD CAPTURES. But the game artwork was cutesy but the cards themselves are two poker cards put together making a long playing card. Im using 3x5 index cards for my prototype card game.

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