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Offline BlindAssassin111

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New purple alpha legends to be rendered soon, older renders will not reflect that change, kits also being edited atm.

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It is night, the wind blows through the leaves and howls in the distance, the air carries an unnatural chill. A small house sits among the trees, weathered by the centuries, unkempt as if nothing had lived there in years. Shattered windows draped in tattered cloth blowing in the wind. Inside, a black cauldron sits filled with a purple potion, papers strewn about on the floor. The room is dark, lit only by the moon light which enters through the windows and the glow of the potion colors the room a faint purple. The house is quiet, and tension fills the air.

The floor creaks and sways as the house closes in, darkness takes over. A faint murmur can be heard in the distance, growing ever closer. Soon they surround you, voices coming from all directions. Paralyzed, you watch as mist fills the air. In front of you a pair of eyes open up as the voices stop. Silence. It slowly smiles at you, a malicious grin made of purple flames dancing in the darkness. She has awakened. Slow footsteps can be heard from behind, something is coming but you can’t move, you can’t escape. You feel weak, your vision blurring as she gets closer, her presence draining you of energy.


Kits:

- Base, Spacebars, 40s:
240917-1


- Novelties:
238109-2
    Novelties drawn by OneCreativeMind


Boards:


240919-3
(poor edit as I wait for the updated renders)

Deskmats:


240139-4

240141-5
Deskmats drawn by OneCreativeMind




Colors:

- Legends and accent: Pantone 2366 C
- Mod base: Pantone 426 C
- Alpha base: Pantone 19-4023 TCX Blue Nights

Before you ask, no RAL colors match what I was wanting.


Accessories:

I will be getting a deskmat and novelties made once I have an idea of the interest level of this set. May do an artisan collab as well, but that is way down the line atm.



Vendors/Dates:

- Vendors:
    US: TheKey.Company
    Others: TBD

- Date: June, 2020


Timeline:

For now, I am just trying to put this set out there and get feedback on what is shown. Then move forward with getting the rest sorted out for a possible run date and all.



IC Form:

https://forms.gle/ZpBA5F3yDAcRoKf8A



Show support:

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Updates:

- March 8th
More
    Created a poll to see about possibly changing the alpha legend color to the same purple as mods/accents. Given I am on the fence I wanted to get feedback first rather than just making the decision on my own.

    Poll: https://forms.gle/ykDRjMVBY83L9jpy9

    - Gray alphas:
    238021-6

    - Purple alphas:
    238023-7


- March 17th
    Well after just over a week, I got 111 responses to the form (great number btw) and 65.8% of people voted for purple legends. And after talking with a few friends about the set and what they thought, they also said purple looks better. And honestly it was a very
    hard decision to make because I liked both options a lot, but I have come to a decision.

    PURPLE ALPHA LEGENDS ARE A GO!!!

    With that announcement made, OneCreativeMind and myself are trying to finish up the novelties and the deskmats to show off. Hopefully y'all love what we have come up with and are ready to support this set in a few months time (official date tba, but get
    ready).

    As well I have been working on updating the kits to be more of what I was wanting (more support).


- April 17th
    Added deskmat designs.
« Last Edit: Sun, 26 April 2020, 19:37:14 by BlindAssassin111 »

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:09:51 »
Coleverak?

Offline Paddel06

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:11:38 »
I like it! If the Mod legends are more legible than Violet Tendencies I think I'll get a set.
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Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:17:03 »
Love it

I'd buy even if I hated it as long as you run SP-111 tho

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:33:03 »
I kinda like this more than nightrunner 👀

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:35:26 »
I kinda like this more than nightrunner 👀

Honestly I feel the same. I love Night Runner but this... :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:44:30 »
Looks great! I love it and im not usually the biggest fan of purple. is there any chances of a NORDE kit being made for it?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:15:22 »
Interested. Form filled.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:37:26 »
Any chance for an F13 key?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:12:30 »
Y’all got any of those text/icon mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:21:34 »
Looks great! I love it and im not usually the biggest fan of purple. is there any chances of a NORDE kit being made for it?

Not sure honestly, will depend on interest.

Any chance for an F13 key?

I might add that in, so maybe.

Y’all got any of those text/icon mods?

Probably not, this is my favorite style of mods, so will most likely be keeping it as is.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:30:11 »
EDGY but still pretty cool though
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 22:00:29 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 00:10:04 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

I actually second this one on the R5 bottom row, it is underappreciated  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 00:46:23 »
+1 to Colemak support

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 01:23:04 »
damn man. this is looking ****ing mint. not normally into purple sets but hot damn

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 02:19:42 »
Nice! Liking the subtle contrast change in the mods.


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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 02:34:56 »
Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 04:59:41 »
I love it. Quite a few spooky dark sets recently, but this is very cool.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 11:42:22 »
I have a few things on my wishlist!

1. Possible to have R0/R5 keycaps?

2. Can we have varied more varied novelties in different colours covering the entire function row (similar to GMK Night Runner, GMK Laser and GMK Carbon).

Cheers!

1) Most likely not, it would require a lot of reworking of compatibility.
2) I will most likely do something similar to Night Runner but not set on what exactly yet.

Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

...I never realized how close that is lol.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 03:51:42 »
Looks pretty good, kinda reminds me of dracula.
keyboards are kinda cool i guess

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:19:59 »
Love it. Discord dark mode vibes

Discord dark mode is best mode.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 02:57:41 »
Generally dislike blue sets but this looks clean!
Btw, the first caption on the grid600 renders says "grid600 is black" instead of in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:06:47 »
The more I look at this, the more I like it...

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:18:09 »
I'm in the "Nightrunner was better" camp here, think this one is a bit bland, and has that "seen a bit too much" these times what with all the dark theme sets running these months.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 15:01:16 »
registering interest  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 17:34:21 »
Update:


Working on getting novelties designed at the moment, will update when those are ready. Color samples should be in soon as well so will update with all the information I can when I get them (if I can get good pictures that is).

Thank you all for your interest so far!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 02:39:08 »
so in, simple & clean

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 09:07:26 »
would LOVE to see this set rendered on chimera 65 grey/lilac
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 19:01:17 »
Oof, I've been working on a set very very similar to this gradually over the course of a year. If you've met me on Discord I might have even teased it.

Best of luck for this one!
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 08:41:40 »
Update:


Working on getting novelties designed at the moment, will update when those are ready. Color samples should be in soon as well so will update with all the information I can when I get them (if I can get good pictures that is).

Thank you all for your interest so far!

I would empty my bank account for some sort of dagger/kunai/syringe with drips coming off of it for the novelties. maybe some small flowers too.
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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 15:11:46 »
Coleverak?

Seconding a request for Colevrak. Responded to the IC form saying as much. Are the two spacebars in the 40s kit (next to the +) 2u or 1.75u?
« Last Edit: Wed, 02 October 2019, 15:14:25 by psxndc »

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 17:06:49 »
Seconding a request for Colevrak. Responded to the IC form saying as much. Are the two spacebars in the 40s kit (next to the +) 2u or 1.75u?

They are 1.75u spacebars.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:29:24 »
Curses! Maybe I'm just overly into Keeb.io's split boards; those all use two 2u spacebars. Hmmmmm....

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 17:54:37 »
Update:


Been quite busy recently so haven't had a chance to get as much done for this as I would have liked but do know that I am still slowly working towards novelties in the background.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 09:31:46 »
Love the shade of purple.



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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 23:24:30 »
i'M HERE FOR THIS

Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 15:41:10 »
Update:


Been quite a while since my last update, and for that I apologize. I have been focusing on getting some other projects out and this was being done in the background for quite some time.

Novelties are basically done and working on the deskmat designs now, will hopefully have more info soonish about those when everything is finalized.

And we now have a GB timeline of May, so keep a look out for more info in 2020 when everything is closer.


Don't forget if you have any kit feedback let me know!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 19:51:28 »
Great looking set. Looking forward to what you and OCM bring to this for novelties!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 18:44:54 »
I'm definitely in. Can't wait for more updates.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 20:30:13 »
All the blanks are convex, right?

Just wanted to confirm, because it's not clear with the 1.75 below.

« Last Edit: Wed, 12 February 2020, 20:36:04 by dvorcol »

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 21:22:06 »
my understanding is that the keys listed in the r4c "row" are the ones that are convex. The "c" in r4c standing for "convex".

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 21:39:00 »
my understanding is that the keys listed in the r4c "row" are the ones that are convex. The "c" in r4c standing for "convex".

Yes, that makes sense.  I’m wondering about the two blank 1.75u keycaps in the R4 row one up from the bottom.  GMK now has convex tooling for 1.75 (also 1.25), but it is unclear if these two are dished or convex.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 22:38:44 »
I think when I made the kits I was unsure if those could come in R4c or not, I can change that though as nothing is finalized.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 04:57:33 »
Similiar to dracula, but I would buy this cos I disliked the colorful mods on dracula. Nice work!


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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 11:31:49 »
I hope this wasn't shelved.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 09:20:34 »
have you tried purple for the alpha characters also?

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:14:49 »
have you tried purple for the alpha characters also?

I have tried it but I am not sure if I like that more or if it will be enough contrast (I think it will but worried nonetheless). Have to decide soon so there is a chance for purple alpha legends.

I hope this wasn't shelved.

Nope, Just decided to wait on updates until the GB date is closer.

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:32:05 »
Update:


Created a poll to see about possibly changing the alpha legend color to the same purple as mods/accents. Given I am on the fence I wanted to get feedback first rather than just making the decision on my own.

Poll: https://forms.gle/ykDRjMVBY83L9jpy9


Gray legends:

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Purple legends:

237339-1

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Re: [IC] GMK Nightshade - New Poll up!!
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 18:58:03 »
I have a few potential improvements for the kits that I'd like to suggest:

- Base:
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  • The second R4 1u Fn key is redundant and should be removed.
  • R1 1u Backspace is a seldom used key and can be safely removed, especially since there's a R1 1u Delete that can be used in its place.
  • R4 2u Shift is also a key that's rarely used and can be removed, although one benefit of keeping it is that you get a mod colored 2u space replacement without buying the spacebars kit.
  • The R2 1u + and R3 1u = numpad setup is very odd and, I believe, very rare. I suggest replacing those two keys with a R1 1u =, as equals is commonly found next to Num Lock / Clear on standalone numpads and Mac keyboards.
  • The ISO support, as it stands, is partial and inconsistent. Either add the few R1 keys that are missing for ISO-UK support, or replace the current R3 '@, #~ and R4 \| keys with R3 \| and R4 <>.

- Spacebars:
(Attachment Link)
You should add a centered stem, alpha colored 6u spacebar to the spacebars kit.