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Offline Aiwanei

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[IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 09:37:08 »
DCS Green Tea R3

DCS Green Tea is a classic set designed by Numiru that ran for two rounds back in 2014.  It is one of those classic sets that is timeless, yet hard to obtain due to the limited quantity made and how long ago it ran.  We reached out to Numiru and asked for permission to do a rerun of this set which he graciously allowed us to.  As soon as we received permission we reached out to OneCreativeMind to work on the novelties based on some of the classic novelties along with some new ideas and we think they came out great. 

Now if you are wondering who we are, I (Aiwanei) had reached out to Numiru about it and was given permission to run it and then I had reached out to Jae from ProtoTypist to discuss working on it with me and it turns out he had been working on this with Numiru back before Covid, but it was put to the side when priorities changed due to the pandemic, so I asked if he would like to help me reimagine the kitting of this set in a way that increases compatibility but makes it as affordable as we can.

We chose to use the modified Gorton font, unlike the original run since we feel Gorton is part of the DCS Character that makes it stand out vs the Cherry-like DCS front.  DCS Green Tea R3 uses the same stock ABS colors as the original run did: GTA, VBQ and WA.

Kits(Renders by Pwade3):
Base Kit ($100 Target Price)

Extension Kit ($30 Target Price)

Novelties Kit ($25 Target Price)

Numpad Kit ($25 Target Price)


Renders(Renders by Pwade3):
Frog Mini by Geon




PC TKL One by Hiney




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Vendors:
US: ThocKeys
UK: ProtoTypist
Others: TBA

Group Buy Schedule:
TBD

Thank You:
Thank you to Numiru most of all, for the wonderful set he originally designed and allowing me to reintroduce it to the modern audience, and giving me the freedom to make changes to it.
Thanks as well to Jae for being my partner on this project.
OneCreativeMind for the amazing novelties, so talented.
Pwade3 for the awesome renders
Melissa from Signature Plastics, for being such a wonderful liaison to the community and answering the few questions I had.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 09:49:49 »
Missed opportunity to call it the Novelteas Kit  :D
Please add 2u spacebar to extensions!

Offline nu_types

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 09:51:01 »
As much as I like the standard DCS gorton font, I'd personally prefer the cherry replica legends the original runs had.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:02:34 »
Cool set, I like. Completely forgot dcs green tea existed

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:08:05 »
awesome to see this coming back and glad you're going with the gorton modified font

may be cool to see some green/grey on white accents for some matcha latte vibes

good luck with the ic
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:12:52 »
I like the novelTEAs kit.
Idk why but I'm actually tickled at the UK being lumped in with 40's.

E: **** Dede beat me to it
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:18:45 »
Love seeing more DCS sets coming out of Geekhack. GLWIC!
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:20:55 »
YES YES YES

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:57:17 »
Excited to see the set coming back! I personally second having the Cherry legends. I do enjoy the Gorton font but I would really prefer having the set be a bit closer to the original. I can appreciate the new novelties for those that might use them, I'd definitely get them if the kit included 2 1.5u versions of the original novelties. Unfortunately, though, as someone that has been looking for an original set for a while, the font change is a deal breaker for me in this particular case. I understand if that doesn't end up changing but maybe enough other folks might have the same interest as me and it could be changed before GB. If not, best of luck in the IC and future GB!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 11:04:56 »
Yup, this is great!

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 11:27:06 »


I do not care about the legends, I do not look at my keyboard. I'm ok with whatever. I hope I will have enough to purchase this set. I am happy you did this, Aiwanei. Thank you.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 12:11:01 »
Gorton >>>

P.S. ily Aiwanei

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 13:42:41 »
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Offline Fooblitzky

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 16:39:59 »
Looking good!

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I'd definitely get them if the kit included 2 1.5u versions of the original novelties
2nd this emotion.

Like the Gorton Modified change (of course).




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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 18:10:25 »
Yes, thank you for bringing this back! This is one of the sets I could've got when I first got into the hobby but passed on & have wanted ever since. I'm totally down with Gorton modified for the font, I can go either way this or Cherry/GMK font, but do agree Gorton modified does feel more in the spirit of DCS. Hopefully I get in on this when it runs, GL with the project going forward! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 19:24:54 »
This sparks joy.
Thanks for bringing so many DCS sets to the table Aiwanei!

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 19:46:14 »
Please make sure you get samples of the spacebars. I think their moulds are slightly off.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 19:50:36 »
Can a brother get an Alps kit please?

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 20:00:26 »
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 21:57:55 »
Please make sure you get samples of the spacebars. I think their moulds are slightly off.

I have had no issues with their ABS spacebars (6.25 and 7u). Their 6u bar uses am uncommon stab positioning. I do know they're have been reports of spacebar sizing with their recent PBT  DCS sets, but since this is doubleshot ABS not dyesub PBT it should not be affected by that issue.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 20 January 2022, 09:27:01 »
Just wanted to note, I had a couple comments about the price being high for the base kit based on other recent DCS sets.  I can say that the quotes surprised us when we first received it, and we confirmed with Melissa at SP that they have recently had to raise the prices due to an increased cost in resin that they could no longer absorb and had to pass on to the customers.  But even then, I have another project I am working on (one that started before this set, and even before solarized dark) that I recently got a quote on, that had more keys in the base and the difference in price was ~$1-2 when compared to DCS Green Tea base, so I am trying to understand where the price difference is coming from, and after making changes based on feedback, I will try to see about quoting a more comprehensive base kit again, but from the start the goal has been a ~$100 for the base kit that all vendors could handle (before local taxes/VAT).

I am taking no designer cut on this set.  Numiru designed this set originally and gave permission for me to run it however I wanted, so I thought it best to waive the designer fee since I did not "design" it in order to optimize pricing.

One other note, there is a mistake in the base kit render with the second R1 ESC not being alpha colored, this will be corrected shortly.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 20 January 2022, 10:42:25 »
I think SP has centered and off-center 6u. The PBT 7u spacebar sometimes shrinks and can be difficult to use, but the ABS one is perfectly fine as far as I know.

And I've had the same thing with pricing, SP, like every other keycap manufacturer, has had to raise their prices due to the plastic shortage.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 20 January 2022, 15:28:50 »
Interested, thanks for bringing this set back!
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 21 January 2022, 14:13:05 »
glad to see it coming back! good luck with this!

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 22 January 2022, 10:12:15 »
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 22 January 2022, 16:46:09 »
i love these colors! would love to see an alps kit if possible

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 22 January 2022, 17:30:18 »
I'm not a fan of having forcing barred homing keys in base. I'd suggest adding scoops to base or moving the nipples from Extension kit to base.

e: No scoops with DCS mb
« Last Edit: Sat, 22 January 2022, 17:40:04 by Fraaaan »

Offline Aiwanei

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 22 January 2022, 18:00:34 »
I'm not a fan of having forcing barred homing keys in base. I'd suggest adding scoops to base or moving the nipples from Extension kit to base.

e: No scoops with DCS mb

Yeah if DCS had scoops would have had that in base for sure.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 24 January 2022, 02:53:19 »
 :thumb: i like

Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 17:40:07 »
If I were in the market for a keycap set, I definitely would consider this. I love that shade of green. I also like green tea.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 11 March 2022, 17:24:54 »
Ready for more green tea

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 11 March 2022, 18:22:31 »
Great set. I third swapping homing keys, placing barred into the extension kit.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 12 March 2022, 10:05:45 »
Please consider adding mod pipe and 2u spacebar

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 12 March 2022, 11:35:10 »
I second 2u spacebar to the extensions kit

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 19 March 2022, 16:26:19 »
Pls consider some accent keys like esc and white arrows

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 19 March 2022, 17:30:51 »
Just wanted to give an update that I'm working on changing up the kitting a bit khoping to add a bit more compatibility tobase), ideally the quotes can come back competitive enough still, and will look at adding one or two additional kits along with some expanded novelties, but want to try to keep this lean in the number of kits and keep it affordable as possible.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 20 March 2022, 18:47:31 »
Just wanted to give an update that I'm working on changing up the kitting a bit khoping to add a bit more compatibility tobase), ideally the quotes can come back competitive enough still, and will look at adding one or two additional kits along with some expanded novelties, but want to try to keep this lean in the number of kits and keep it affordable as possible.
Please, if you do enter novelty, please give iso your love too.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 20 March 2022, 19:04:33 »
Just wanted to give an update that I'm working on changing up the kitting a bit khoping to add a bit more compatibility tobase), ideally the quotes can come back competitive enough still, and will look at adding one or two additional kits along with some expanded novelties, but want to try to keep this lean in the number of kits and keep it affordable as possible.
Please, if you do enter novelty, please give iso your love too.

If you look at my other set running right now DCS Reaper you can see that the ISO Novelty Enter was definitely not forgotten, and as long as it fits the theme and isn't forced into the concept I am definitely open to doing unique options for both.
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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 13 April 2022, 01:54:11 »
Just wanted to give an update that I'm working on changing up the kitting a bit khoping to add a bit more compatibility tobase), ideally the quotes can come back competitive enough still, and will look at adding one or two additional kits along with some expanded novelties, but want to try to keep this lean in the number of kits and keep it affordable as possible.
Please, if you do enter novelty, please give iso your love too.

If you look at my other set running right now DCS Reaper you can see that the ISO Novelty Enter was definitely not forgotten, and as long as it fits the theme and isn't forced into the concept I am definitely open to doing unique options for both.
Ok, tks for the reply, I think this time you can keep the base at around 100 even with mini bars in it. Since you include novelties in Reaper, its base price increases. So with only standard mold, can you consider moving mini bars from extension kit to base?

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 13 April 2022, 02:45:02 »
looks great. if u like greentea, this a must-get set.

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Re: [IC] DCS Green Tea R3
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 13 April 2022, 09:04:31 »
This is one of the GOAT DCS sets.

If the barred homing keys were swapped with the dotted homing keys, it would bring the set within the realm of accessibility to me. Right now, it's looking like several people would have to go for the extension kit just to get the dotted keys.

Also, I agree that NovelTeas >>>> Novelties.