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Offline santela

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Just found this gem. Looks like my cup of tea.

Offline Moridin

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CDP has not officially replied and AFAIK all their resources are being thrown at Cyberpunk 2077. This means that we probably won't get their official support.

At this point in time there are a few things we can do:

1. Go ahead as is, risking them finding out about it.
2. Redesign the Witcher Signs, so as not to infringe on their intellectual property (IP).
3. Scrap the whole project.

I'm personally for no. 2.

Your comments welcome.

Offline TEL_Venom

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I think n.2 is the go to at this point, there can always be a round 2 with the approved novelties implemented. Can't wait for the set!!

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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf - added text novelties: "Roach", "****", and "Hmm"
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 05:31:21 »
Number 2 is a great option to move forward, and when they do reply and give you approval you can always do a round 2 with the additional Witcher keycaps.

« Last Edit: Mon, 13 July 2020, 05:32:54 by alper_maestro »

Offline mark.l.ashworth

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No 2 for me.

As has already been mentioned. Offical novelities can always be added on round two.

Offline Create_alt_delete

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2

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Offline Eddie_Caps

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Number 2 for sure. No matter what, I'm super excited about this set!

Offline juice_pouch

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Definitely 2! The color scheme is too nice to just scrap entirely.

Offline lamonayon

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2

You have a cool set, if it's just the icons that are disappearing, you can easily change the sword/wolf to a modern looking icon to match the triangles.

Let's go man!

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I have a design ready. Will try to get a render ASAP so you guys can take a look.

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Since I'm doing renders...

Should I add more Sign novelties to this set? Was considering especially 1.25u and 1.5u R4...

Also, maybe a few more text novelties?

These changes will increase the price of course.

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Since I'm doing renders...

Should I add more Sign novelties to this set? Was considering especially 1.25u and 1.5u R4...

Also, maybe a few more text novelties?

These changes will increase the price of course.

The current novelties kit is already one of the larger ones around, so I would say no.

Offline DetectiveNio

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Just redesign. Don't wanna get Blink'ed

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Offline santela

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Redesign for sure.

Offline lamonayon

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Since I'm doing renders...

Should I add more Sign novelties to this set? Was considering especially 1.25u and 1.5u R4...

Also, maybe a few more text novelties?

These changes will increase the price of course.

Please render on the Thinkv2, especially now that it's almost GB!

Top colors afaik are:
1. E White
2. Panda
3. PC

Offline alper_maestro

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Since I'm doing renders...

Should I add more Sign novelties to this set? Was considering especially 1.25u and 1.5u R4...

Also, maybe a few more text novelties?

These changes will increase the price of course.

I think there is no need for it, current set has enough novelties to satisfy most people in my opinion.

Offline stein3

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I'm no lawyer, but it would be interesting to determine for sure whether the five signs are even unique enough to be considered IP.
But yeah, definitely play it safe and don't get sued.

Just redesign. Don't wanna get Blink'ed

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What happened to Blink?


Offline titanium

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Change 1 of the 1.5u 'Super' keys to be 'Fn', 'Function', 'Meta', or 'Hyper'

or add a 1.5u novelty key please

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Change 1 of the 1.5u 'Super' keys to be 'Fn', 'Function', 'Meta', or 'Hyper'

or add a 1.5u novelty key please

What layout are you using and on what keyboard?

Offline titanium

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I use WKL layouts on all my boards from 60-65-TKL and always change right alt and ctrl to fn and OS keys so it's ugly to have 2 super keys next to each other.

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Guys, this is the new Witcher Signs concept.

Some design notes:

— Witcher Signs are made using the casters fingers, which the dots are meant to represent.
— The lines connect the dots, suggesting how a specific Sign is cast.
— The dots are also a tribute to mechanical keyboards (PCB holes specifically).
— The dots could are also slightly reminiscent of constellations, hence trying to forge a connection with the stars, and magic in turn.
— The spaces between the dots and lines are also in line with that Sword novelty.

Please let me know what you think. I'll be getting some new renders done soon so please add any feedback you deem necessary!

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As mentioned in the Discord chat, it looks great  :thumb:

Offline $hea

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LOVE the changes holy

Offline mark.l.ashworth

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Love them, cannot wait for the GB.


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Offline Create_alt_delete

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Can we see what it looks like without the smaller unfilled/uncolored dots in the center of bigger dots? I am thinking it would look nicer if the dots were solid color.

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Can we see what it looks like without the smaller unfilled/uncolored dots in the center of bigger dots? I am thinking it would look nicer if the dots were solid color.

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Yes, this is a design variation I went with. Renders with both filled and unfilled dots coming soon. 🙂

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Here's a quick mockup comparison. Renders, as mentioned, soon...

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Offline konstantin

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I dig the filled ones, looks a bit cleaner imo :)

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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I guess filled over unfilled but I'd buy either. Honestly...sorta like both over the initial render.

Perhaps a hot take, but both Ciri and Yen colors would be great base sets

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I dig the filled ones, looks a bit cleaner imo :)

+1 FWIW

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Thanks! I do like the filled better.

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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf 🐺
« Reply #231 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 15:40:23 »
Couldn't we have just ran a novelty kit for nines?

I'm actually considering going custom colours, if there's enough demand (and it looks like there is).

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Definitely preferred the filled over unfilled circles. Looking great!

Offline travwal

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I really like your designs! I would also say I prefer the filled in version.

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Did you mean to have an extra Tab key in your silver alphas?  Or is that just an error?

Offline mediancodex

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2. Redesign the Witcher Signs, so as not to infringe on their intellectual property (IP).

Definitely go forward with 2. This set is going to be great!

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Did you mean to have an extra Tab key in your silver alphas?  Or is that just an error?

Yes. It's so that you can cover 2 keyboards if you buy both core kit + alphas. Someone asked me to move it into the base kit though. Don't recall who now or why. If you're reading this, let me know.

I'll be making some updates over the weekend with renders hopefully coming soon thereafter.

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Nice  :thumb:

Offline lookid

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any info about gb?
VB

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any info about gb?
Says August on keycaplendar

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Can't wait for this gb!

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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any info about gb?
Says August on keycaplendar

If we’re waiting on renders for updates, and quotes are over a month / sometimes 2, I don’t think this runs in August.

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I doubt we'll make August. I have almost everything ready apart from 1 set of renders which should arrive shortly. There has also been a US vendor swap in the meantime and I have not yet confirmed the new vendor will run this set. Will post updates when I have some 100% news on the topic.

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Thanks for all the hard work Moridin! Super excited for this set, will be my first group buy  :D

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I like the overall theme. Interested

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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf 🐺 - new renders & poll for Novelty Kit design
« Reply #246 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 02:29:34 »
Zireael

Zireael — the novelty kit — consists of 10 light grey on dark grey novelties, which are inspired by Geralt's Signs — Aard, Axii, Quen, Igni, and Yrden. I have also added the novelties from the core kit in a reversed colourway — dark greys on light grey keys — and included two coloured sets. The latter consist of two R1 novelty keys each (signifying the ladies' symbols), arrows, and Enter keys. The colours are inspired by Ciri's and Yennefer's eyes. Finally, there are some new text novelties, including R1 1u "Hmm", R1 2u "****", and R3 1.5u "Roach". The regular Enter key should be light grey, not white (render error).

Version 3 — "Dots" Design

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Version 4 — "Circle" Design

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— Witcher Signs are made using the casters fingers, which the dots/circles are meant to represent.
— The lines connect the dots/circles, suggesting how a specific Sign is cast.
— The dots are also a tribute to mechanical keyboards (PCB holes specifically).
— The dots/circles could are also slightly reminiscent of constellations, hence trying to forge a connection with the stars, and magic in turn.
— The spaces between the dots/circles and lines are also in line with that Sword novelty.


Since I have proposed 2 slightly different designs (I am partial to one of them!), I would love to hear some feedback from you guys. Please take part in this new poll and vote for your favourite design:


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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf 🐺 - new renders & poll for Novelty Kit design
« Reply #247 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 02:57:02 »
One more update:

I have more or less decided to go for custom colours. Whether I go RAL or Pantone, I will go for a slightly darker and cooler, more neutral grey than N9, which should slot in nicely between GMK's CR and N9.

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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf 🐺 - new renders & poll for Novelty Kit design
« Reply #248 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 05:20:04 »
YES! Like it a lot!

And please go for Custom Colors  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK White Wolf 🐺 - new renders & poll for Novelty Kit design
« Reply #249 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 17:27:09 »
Ooo, a darker than N9 grey, that sounds perfect :)