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Offline Skok

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[IC] GMK Norse
« on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:06:18 »


This is the updated form for Runic Alphas. Please fill out the form again if you have already done it. Leaving the old one up for reference. https://forms.gle/epxubj7nRJfAo7rKA

UPDATES


July 23, 2020: Definitely going to need to do some clean up with the renders and fix the kitting for the set in the next few days.
July 24, 2020:
  • Updated base kit render to fix ISO support and added Alpha colored spacebar.
  • Moved R1 PgDn and End keys to Numpad Kit. (will update render later today)
  • Added Isometria 75 Render
  • Added render with all blue mods and Alpha grey spacebar
  • Fixing kitting in the next couple days
  • Added new google form for Runic Alphas
  • So after seeing the feedback in the IC form and talking to some people about it I have decided to give Runic alphas a shot!
July 25, 2020: Fixed kitting on base kit.
July 26, 2020 Runic Alphas are now officially in the works. Renders will be up as soon as they become available in the next few days hopefully. Added Deskmat renders.
July 27, 2020: Looking to hopefully have Runic Alpha renders up by Friday. Adding 2 more possible novelties.
July 31, 2020: Cut the Valknut novelty. Switched to stock colors except for RAL 220 20 10. Updating IC photos today
August 1, 2020: Bringing back old alpha color RAL 9004.
August 3, 2020: Google form answers have decided that the Runes will be used as Elder Futhark Mono-legends. I will fix the alpha color when I have the new renders complete within the week.
August 6, 2020: Power was out for the last two days due to a tropical storm so I am little behind on renders. New Vendors announced.
Inspiration
*All kit renders are files courtesy of Gtrx


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I was inspired by my friends who recommended me the Vikings TV Show as well as the announcement of Assasins Creed Valhalla to make this set and delve deeper into Norse culture and mythology.
The colors I decided on were ones that I saw in the trailer and TV show that I felt were subtle but contrasted well with each other.


Novelties


The text novelties are written Younger Futhark Runes, the alphabet of the Vikings. Each one having its own meaning corresponding to its placement on the keyboard.

The Escape key has word Aesir (ᛅᛋᛁᚱ) written on it which represents the pantheon of Norse Gods such as Odin, Frigg, Thor, Baldrr and more.
The Backspace key has the word Helhiem (ᚼᚭᛚᚼᛁᛘᛆ) which is the Realm of Death in Norse mythology.
The Enter key has the word Midgard (ᛘᛁᛏᚴᚱᛏ) which is the name for Earth

The icon novelties are based on symbols in Norse mythology.
The Two Ravens that fly over Midgard and gather information for Odin
Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir.
The Helm of Awe
Viking Axe

NorDeUk
The NorDeUk kit adds support for these languages: Norwegian, British, German, Danish.


Numpad Kit


Spacebars
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Renders
More coming soon!
Iron165 by CannonKeys and Smith + Rune


Isometria by Ebastler



Deskmat
Credit to Prkns for Deskmat file.

Price
TBA

Vendors
Canada: Deskhero.ca
Norway: Mekanisktastatur.no
Asia: en.Zfrontier.com
Europe:Candykeys.com
Oceania:Dailyclack.com
North America: TBA




This form is for those interested in Rune Alphas: https://forms.gle/pwLgEbdqYDiP6Kai7

Please fill out this form if you are interested and leave any feedback you deem necessary to make this a better set. It really helps.

To-Do List
Finish Deskmat and Renders in next couple days
Reach out to Vendors
Get Quotes


Special Thanks
Ulliam for designing novelties and general help and advice for the set. Great guy and great to work with.
Everyone in the keycap designers discord for helping me along the way.
« Last Edit: Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:35:28 by Skok »

Offline crusader_alex

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:09:52 »
I absolutely adore this, well done!

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:11:53 »
I dig this a lot.

Also, for those into this stuff, Vinland Saga was a great anime series.

Offline L8T

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:12:41 »
No offense to the GMK Birch designer but this is exactly what i wanted that set to look like! Im so glad you decided to run this, it looks stunning! GL with the IC <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:15:53 »
I like this a lot  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:29:36 »
Wow, this is beautiful. Good luck with the ic.

Offline titanium

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:35:45 »
1.5u novelties please!

Offline futurecrime

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:35:57 »
Really lovely colours. Nice set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:36:28 »
Where did you get the runes/ words from?
They are not Elder Futhark, but look like Younger Futhark:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younger_Futhark

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:38:36 »
this is hot, +1 for 1.5u novelties and possibly RAL 220 20 10 spacebars please?

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:41:15 »
Where did you get the runes/ words from?
They are not Elder Futhark, but look like Younger Futhark:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younger_Futhark

I got them from my novelty designer. I'll take a look and update the IC. I may have made a mistake

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:49:40 »
this is hot, +1 for 1.5u novelties and possibly RAL 220 20 10 spacebars please?

Yeah will definitely look into adding another spacebar option. Its a popular request on the google form so far.

Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:01:30 »
What's up with not having alpha colored spacebars in base :(

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:08:10 »
What's up with not having alpha colored spacebars in base :(

Will for sure update that tonight after work or tomorrow morning. Based on feedback it was a pretty big oversight. It'll be there though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:10:54 »
I absolutely adore this, well done!

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No way! GMK Sparta is one of my favorite looking sets! I definitely took inspiration from it. Any plans to give the groupbuy another go for the set?

Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:20:23 »
this is great
alpha colored split bars somewhere?

Offline nu_types

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:37:53 »
Not sure if it's on purpose, but the base kit is missing a 1.75u shift. I see what looks to be a 2u shift and an extra 2.25u. Also, please consider keeping the 2u shift.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:54:23 »
Is there an option for a regular black spacebar?

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 14:55:20 »
Love the colors, wish there was an alpha colored spacebar.

Offline Llamakob

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:00:19 »
Looks real good, defo in for novelties, love the vegvisir noveltie
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Offline kaisn

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:07:23 »
Very nice

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:40:06 »
Is there an option for a regular black spacebar?

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There will be. Will fix when I get back from work

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Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:40:46 »
Not sure if it's on purpose, but the base kit is missing a 1.75u shift. I see what looks to be a 2u shift and an extra 2.25u. Also, please consider keeping the 2u shift.
Yeah I'll look into that and check it out when I get home from work.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:49:44 »
No offense to the GMK Birch designer but this is exactly what i wanted that set to look like! Im so glad you decided to run this, it looks stunning! GL with the IC <3

No offense taken. ;) This is a lovely set and I would have been thrilled to design it. Especially the novelties!

Fantastic job, Skok - best of luck with IC, looking forward to more details here. Happy to see a full NorDe kit as well as black spacebars incoming.
« Last Edit: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:52:32 by break »

Offline bukowski

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:53:49 »
What a great design. And it supports NorDeUK as every kit should imo. I would be in!

Offline Sabin

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:42:41 »
Submitted a form but thought I'd mention it here:

How would you feel about having more novelties which relate to viking combat? I personally would have to have a selection of novelties for things like weapons (swords, axe, bow etc.) a shield, a helmet. The novelties for the gods are great. I think that would be pretty cool.

Also, one last thing: This may get hated on...but I personally love sublegends. I think having a set with Latin Alphas and Rune sublegends would be sick! Please consider it as an add on...or even the base set if popular enough!

Hope you'll consider the suggestions and love the colour scheme personally, I reallt hope it goes through to GB.
« Last Edit: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:44:31 by Sabin »

Offline jdecker

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:47:16 »
keycaps designer discord?

Offline goldenkagan

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 17:50:46 »
Love the color combinations!

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 18:39:45 »
Colors are interesting, well coordinated, contrasting without feeling far apart. Normally 5 color sets feel like there's way too much going on but in this, the combinations are so subtle and pleasing. Creates a sense of depth without overwhelming the eyes. Novelties add to the depth even more. Really fantastic work here. Also like that you kept the focus of the set general instead of diving too deep into the inspiration. I can tell a lot of thought and work went into this. Fantastic job.

Offline Nadine

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 18:50:29 »
Omg, this is my dream set. Please, introduce runic keycaps! I am begging you.

Offline Clay333

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 19:11:27 »
I like it. Probably won't be picking it up myself because it really wouldn't match my setup but it's a great looking set with tones that are not used often.

Offline fooddoof

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 19:30:45 »
Oh this. I love this. Love the runic novs, +1 for runic caps too

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 20:07:07 »
The kits could use some work.

For example, there are ISO Enter keys in the base kit, but they aren't accompanied by the other three ISO keys (1.25u Shift, R3 \|, R4 <>) that are required for ISO support to be functional.
There are R1 PgDn and End keys, but they are only ever used with numpads and so would be better suited for the numpad kit.
There are 1.75u, second 2u and second 1u spacekeys in the spacebars kit, which are only ever used on 40% keyboards, but this set doesn't have 40% support.

Here are some GMK sets with good numpadless base kits that you can use as a reference for kitting: GMK Firefly, GMK Bleached, GMK Hennessey, GMK Yugo.

That being said: I like the theme of this set, although I'm not 100% sold on the colors.
« Last Edit: Thu, 23 July 2020, 20:19:40 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 20:43:06 »
super nice. Looking forward to the deskmat

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 21:06:36 »
The kits could use some work.

For example, there are ISO Enter keys in the base kit, but they aren't accompanied by the other three ISO keys (1.25u Shift, R3 \|, R4 <>) that are required for ISO support to be functional.
There are R1 PgDn and End keys, but they are only ever used with numpads and so would be better suited for the numpad kit.
There are 1.75u, second 2u and second 1u spacekeys in the spacebars kit, which are only ever used on 40% keyboards, but this set doesn't have 40% support.

Here are some GMK sets with good numpadless base kits that you can use as a reference for kitting: GMK Firefly, GMK Bleached, GMK Hennessey, GMK Yugo.

That being said: I like the theme of this set, although I'm not 100% sold on the colors.
THANK YOU FOR THIS. While I was doing the kitting I was looking at tons of other base kits trying to figure out what was most popular and also what I needed for mine to make sense. I still missed the mark a bit, but it will be fixed in the coming days, either tomorrow or some time early next week at the very latest.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 23:48:28 »
Colors are interesting, well coordinated, contrasting without feeling far apart. Normally 5 color sets feel like there's way too much going on but in this, the combinations are so subtle and pleasing. Creates a sense of depth without overwhelming the eyes. Novelties add to the depth even more. Really fantastic work here. Also like that you kept the focus of the set general instead of diving too deep into the inspiration. I can tell a lot of thought and work went into this. Fantastic job.
Thank you. The colors took a while to get right especially when it came to color matching RAL. I may add a few more novelites based on the responses I've gotten in the Google form but I think as it stands right now I have a solid line up that is pleasing no matter which icons/colors you prefer.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 02:28:29 »
Looks great!

Is it possible to add 1u R4 novelties, for HHKB/Tsangan layout?
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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 03:12:50 »
Color me interested.

I'm going to assume the base kit render is incomplete because there's no sign of a 1.75u Shift (even though it's seen on the Iron165 render).

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 03:16:48 »
Looks nice, I kinda like it :) Alpha colored spacebars would be nice though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 03:36:45 »
Rune mono legends would be amazing. Sub-legends just look messy to me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 04:00:47 »
Gimme

Offline crusader_alex

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 04:05:01 »
I absolutely adore this, well done!

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No way! GMK Sparta is one of my favorite looking sets! I definitely took inspiration from it. Any plans to give the groupbuy another go for the set?
Appreciate the kind words mate! This set is lovely as well, the color combos are absolutely beautiful. I've been looking forward to a Norse themed set for quite some time haha.

+1 for the alpha colored spacebar btw.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 05:53:19 »
Oh I didn't see. Yeah, if alpha colored spacebars aren't in base, this is a no buy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 06:04:26 »
Oh I didn't see. Yeah, if alpha colored spacebars aren't in base, this is a no buy.
They will be there! Once I fix the kitting as aforementioned. I will also add the renders with the alpha colored spacebar

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 06:06:22 »
Color me interested.

I'm going to assume the base kit render is incomplete because there's no sign of a 1.75u Shift (even though it's seen on the Iron165 render).
Yeah some mistakes were made. Going to yse the feedback I got yesterday to fix my mistakes. Thank you for pointing that out!

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 07:48:10 »
Also for a ISO enter noveltie idea, how about yggdrasil, as it's a tree and the ISO enter is vertical that could go together real good. For another enter or many even spacebar noveltie how about Jörmungandr which in English is the midgard serpent . I really think those two could become really good novelties
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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 08:00:58 »
I really like this

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 09:42:13 »
Very nice! Love the theme and think the colors are fantastic.

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 10:26:34 »
Oh, I love this, especially the mod color and the accent spacebar!

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Re: [IC] GMK Norse
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 24 July 2020, 10:57:26 »
The kits could use some work.

For example, there are ISO Enter keys in the base kit, but they aren't accompanied by the other three ISO keys (1.25u Shift, R3 \|, R4 <>) that are required for ISO support to be functional.
There are R1 PgDn and End keys, but they are only ever used with numpads and so would be better suited for the numpad kit.
There are 1.75u, second 2u and second 1u spacekeys in the spacebars kit, which are only ever used on 40% keyboards, but this set doesn't have 40% support.

Here are some GMK sets with good numpadless base kits that you can use as a reference for kitting: GMK Firefly, GMK Bleached, GMK Hennessey, GMK Yugo.

That being said: I like the theme of this set, although I'm not 100% sold on the colors.
THANK YOU FOR THIS. While I was doing the kitting I was looking at tons of other base kits trying to figure out what was most popular and also what I needed for mine to make sense. I still missed the mark a bit, but it will be fixed in the coming days, either tomorrow or some time early next week at the very latest.

You're welcome. GMK ThinkCaps is another such set with good kitting.