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Offline DrHigsby

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[IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns! POSTPONED!
« on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 12:49:32 »
Hey everyone,
The Aeternus team and I have agreed that this is not a great time to run DSA Leviathan. The increased lead times at Signature Plastics, their increased pricing, the lackluster Interest Check response, and the diminishing success of keyset Group Buys these last few months have all culminated into this tough decision.

This is not the end for DSA Leviathan, though. We will continue to look for an opportunity to run this in the future, when it is more likely to succeed and we can get everyone the set they deserve.

Thank you all for your support! Stay safe and have a great summer.




DSA LEVIATHAN



Hello Fellow Writhing Masses and Gibbering Horrors! 
Explore the depths and long for the void as the stars align in this keycap set inspired by the OG SA Leviathan run.
This keycap set will be ran with Signature Plastics in doubleshot DSA and maintain the OG colors VAT Green and BFR Blue.
OCM was kind enough to give a big thumbs up on this project and even provide the original novelties!
The DSA run is set apart from the SA run with unspeakable custom text mods! I hope you enjoy!


Since the profile is UNIFORM DSA, there is broad support for all sized boards! Including 1800, fullsize, 75%, 65%, 60%, 40%, and ortho!


Why DSA? Why Not Insert Profile Here?
Lets get this question out of the way!

This project is a DSA project and will not be changing to another profile for several reasons. First and foremost, my vision for
this set is to use Lovecraftian-inspired terminology as agnostic text mods that can be placed in any position where a compatible keysize can go.
This requires a uniform keycap profile. Next, I wanted to keep the OG colors VAT Green and BFR Blue which are offered by Signature Plastics.
Choosing another double-shot DSA manufacturer would require color matching. We can skip that step entirely by simply using SP's in-stock colors.
Lastly, any profile changes would require MASSIVE re-kitting and re-envisioning and I am concerned that this project may lose its "soul" in the process.
If DSA is not for you, I understand! Thank you for taking the time to visit the IC and offer any feedback and criticism!




Please show your interest with this handy-dandy IC form and share any feedback!
∞‡∞ DSA Leviathan IC Form ‡∞‡



Colors
The two colors will be Signature Plastic's in-stock VAT Green and BFR Blue.
These two colors are from the original SA Leviathan run.
You can find a color glossary on SP's retail website HERE.

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Kits








Renders

Renders by Olivia

Artemis by Halo



Gridiron Ortho



Gridiron Stagger



Jane



Extra Renders ||| May not reflect current kitting!
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Phoenix



Phoenix



Minidox



Agnostic





Collaborations

P3DStore (resin knobs)
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Slime Scholar (artisan)
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KrakenKap (artisan)
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Archetype (artisan)

Rikkachet (artisan)
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Vendors

US - Aeternus
CA - Kanata Keys
EU - KEYGEM
UK - TBD
ASIA - TBD
SEA - TBD
OCE - Mountain Keyboards



To-Do List

Pricing (in progress)
Find additional proxies (in progress)

Changelog

May 9th, 2022 - GH IC posted
May 11th, 2022 - OCE Vendor Announced
May 13th, 2022 - EU Vendor Announced

Contact

Discord - DrRatsby#0007

Discord Discussion
Aeternus - https://discord.gg/WS2QSVqV

Special Thanks

Olivia - for the dope renders!
OCM - for giving a thumbs up on resurrecting the Leviathan!
Dede - for the kitting help and invaluable feedback on how to run a successful IC!
Taylor - for believing in this project and giving it legs as lead vendor with Aeternus!
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 May 2022, 08:34:54 by DrHigsby »

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 12:49:45 »
EU Vendor announced! Please welcome:

KEYGEM

Additional vendor announcements are in the works, so stay tuned everyone and thanks for your interest so far!  :cool:
« Last Edit: Fri, 13 May 2022, 10:38:56 by DrHigsby »

Offline dededecline

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 12:53:15 »
so glad this set is coming back

Offline opsecpanda

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 13:09:50 »
I guess this set is ok

Offline CONIN

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 17:14:59 »
Already bought most SA LEVIATHAN kits along with a deskpad a few years ago, but would consider this DSA release for a not so expensive, daily driver keeb; are there going to be also deskpads and custom USB cables with this round? Thanks! (Already filled the IC form)

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 18:03:20 »
Such a nice set, happy it's finally back  :D

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 19:48:12 »
I've always loved the look of Leviathan, thanks for bringing it back in a different profile!

Please consider adding a homing kit to support alternative layouts.


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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 20:22:48 »
Me again, question this time.  Both pairs of F & J homing keys in the Base kit are rendered as bar type.  If that's a mistake, what will the unlabeled pair really be?

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 20:28:50 »
Me again, question this time.  Both pairs of F & J homing keys in the Base kit are rendered as bar type.  If that's a mistake, what will the unlabeled pair really be?

Hey! Yes, this is a mistake and I've reached out to Olivia to get this corrected. Base will have a pair of bar-homing and non-homing F&J.

edit: the base kit has been corrected!

I've always loved the look of Leviathan, thanks for bringing it back in a different profile!

Please consider adding a homing kit to support alternative layouts.

The base kit originally had a full HAUNT homing kit, but we cut it out to help bring costs down (alongside a few other changes) because of the massive amount of new moulds from the custom text mods. If there is enough interest for a separate homing kit, I will chat with the crew to see if that's something we can squeeze in and how that would look. Thank you for your feedback, Dvorcol!
« Last Edit: Tue, 10 May 2022, 08:51:50 by DrHigsby »

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 09 May 2022, 20:41:19 »
Interested!

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 13:41:59 »
noice

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 15:59:32 »
Nice.  I own the SA set and I love DSA.  I love DSS even more... but you can't win em all I guess.  Interested in joining for sure

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 17:21:27 »
Will this DSA round also include deskpads and custom USB cables?

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 17:42:48 »
Will this DSA round also include deskpads and custom USB cables?

I do not have any confirmed deskpads or cables lined up at this time.

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 20:05:42 »
I do worry about MOQ numbers with the current mods in the base kit.  Why not keep the mods standard and include the flavor text mods in a separate kit?  I guess you're trying to keep the kits simpler.

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 10 May 2022, 20:08:33 »
I do not have any confirmed deskpads or cables lined up at this time.
No problemo, will grab the caps anyways, thanks a lot!  :3

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 May 2022, 09:50:00 »
I do worry about MOQ numbers with the current mods in the base kit.  Why not keep the mods standard and include the flavor text mods in a separate kit?  I guess you're trying to keep the kits simpler.

Yes, the idea is to keep the kits very simple while offering something a bit more exciting than traditional mods. If I separated all of the cool new text mods into its own kit, my largest concern is that interest would plummet because it would be really expensive from the costs of the new moulds. At this stage, I don't see an alpha + mod separation happening. Thanks for your feedback though!

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Re: [IC] DSA Leviathan! The Horror Returns! (EU Vendor Announced!)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 20 May 2022, 15:20:19 »
This looks great, it's awesome to see old sets come back with fresh takes, and these unique text mods definitely add to the original concept without taking anything away from it.

TBH it's still a feelsbadman that numpad accent and iso accent don't exist anywhere in the set, but I understand there are lots of kitting and pricing limitations at play. I hope this does well in GB, GLWIC!  :thumb: