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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2010 12:15 am
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CastleCrest
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I was surprised when my search didn't show any threads on this deck.

Maybe I'm not doing something right & if someone can point me in the right direction I would be Thankful.

 

I'd like to hear opnions of these cards.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2010 01:16 am
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You could get some information from the Savage Tarot website. All the cards are pictured, and there is a bit about the deck and artist. The site warns " Not for the faint of heart" Regretfully, I don't have it.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 6th, 2010 11:14 pm
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How did I miss this. I love it - if that's the word. The pix on the site do NOT do it justice....

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 Posted: Mon Jun 7th, 2010 01:49 pm
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Since going out of print, it occasionally appears on Ebay at around $150 -$200.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 7th, 2010 02:18 pm
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In THEORY it can still be bought from her site....

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gregory wrote: In THEORY it can still be bought from her site....
In theory only, yes.

I finally acquired a copy today on ebay for about $125 US.  It was significantly less than the typical selling price because the original packaging was missing.

Regardless I am extremely excited.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 06:59 pm
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Hi all,

I just stumbled on this forum today. I realize these posts are quite old at this point, but I'm contemplating bringing this tarot back. If any of you still have interest, please let me know. It's not an undertaking I'm willing to pursue if the interest isn't there.

best & cheers,
MX - Savage Tarot
mx at michellex dot com

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 07:04 pm
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Why don't you create a another tarot, rather than merely reprinting?

I am sure you will have moved on a little from when you created the original images and you might have some more striking ideas. It would be more fun to create a Savage II.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 07:29 pm
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Hi Adam,

That idea has actually been floating around for a while, and one I'm deeply considering. I'd prefer to create a new deck rather than reprint, but I'm just feeling out the interest at this point.

MX

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 07:47 pm
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Hi Michelle,

I purchased your original on ebay recently and enjoy it immensely; it is in a collectors case in our library.

I like Adam's thoughts on a new one, but only if the inspiration is there. I think the Savage absolutely needs a re-issue. My recommendation would be to work meticulously on improving the print quality so some of the images are not so dark. If that was the case, and produced in an affordable pressing  I know a lot of fellow enthusiasts who would pick it up!

Thanks for posting

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 07:51 pm
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Your edition for the Savage was 100 copies. That is a reasonable amount to sell for an expensive limited edition.

If you were to reprint, surely you would be unable to produce the special windowed tin box and the little booklet.

It seems totally unlikely that you would sell another 100 at any speed. As most of the major collectors will already have a copy, sales of a new edition would be extremely slow, and it might take some years to pay off the capital costs of printing and packaging a new edition.

With specialist high priced limited editions, one can get an immediate rush of orders, but once the major collectors have bought copies, it takes a while to sell off the others, as the less involved collectors take a long time to decide what to buy with their more limited tarot-allocated funds.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 08:01 pm
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True enough on all accounts. Good input Adam, thank you.

In terms of the quality of reprint, I was definitely not thinking about replicating the original. The packaging, the deck, the book (which was hand made), would all be different... more generic I think. It would be a reprint, after all.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 11:17 am
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I do think I have seen your deck mentioned many times on Aeclectic Tarot forum. Especially when someone is looking for a more darker deck.

This forum is mostly collectors, while on Aeclectic, there are also readers. So you may also want to feel out interest there. Good luck.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 05:55 am
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I for one missed this deck the first time around, but would definately get a re-print.   There are also a few collectors out there who, er, tend to buy reprinted versions of decks they like, especially if the re-print is slightly different in some ways.  

 

 

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 09:03 pm
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MANY people are after this deck as it stood. Worth looking on AT - and I can even give you a few names ! (I speak as one who reads with it !!)

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As someone who owns (and really likes) the original version and typically doesn't buy multiple editions of decks, I would buy a new edition of the Savage if the printing were more representative of the images as presented on the web site. I remember, back when I got the deck, going through the cards and comparing them to the web images and realizing there were details and textures visible on the web that were just not readily visible on the cards. (On the other hand, I love the incredible subtlety of the barely visible title on the backs of the cards.)

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 11:34 pm
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gregory wrote:
MANY people are after this deck as it stood.

Good to know, Gregory. :) But there's just no way I can or will replicate the original. If that's what the many people are after, it's just not going to happen.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 17th, 2011 11:42 pm
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papoon wrote:
As someone who owns (and really likes) the original version and typically doesn't buy multiple editions of decks, I would buy a new edition of the Savage if the printing were more representative of the images as presented on the web site. I remember, back when I got the deck, going through the cards and comparing them to the web images and realizing there were details and textures visible on the web that were just not readily visible on the cards. (On the other hand, I love the incredible subtlety of the barely visible title on the backs of the cards.)

I've always been disappointed in the image vibrancy myself. (The title was meant to be incredibly subtle.) It's those little details that were most often important to me. I know what happened there and worked to fix it, but what was produced was the best possible outcome, given what I had. I do know that press printing has come a long way in the last six years, which is another reason why I'm considering a reprint.

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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I think what they want are those images.... the box etc are not the issue.

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gregory wrote: I think what they want are those images.... the box etc are not the issue.

Yep.   Exactly.   I wouldn't expect the same as the first edition, for many reasons.   But I will keep an ear out if you decide to re-print. 

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I would definitely be interested in a reprint or newer, more AWESOME Savage Tarot!

My boyfriend looks for it feverishly, but we have not yet found a copy. It feels all 100 have finally gone to homes that want them. No stragglers!

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The Savage Tarot has been OOP for a while. And it seems to be a reasonably well recognised deck as far as I cann tell. I would guess that in a growing community there will be enough people to be interested in a new edition/version of the savage tarot. I am another one of the newbees who haven't been around when the savage was available and who would buy a copy instantly.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2012 01:25 am
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Hello all,

Just a quick note to let everyone know the Savage Tarot is being republished. This is an unlimited edition. It is very similar to the original with a few exceptions.

* The cards are a vibrant, full color printing, although the card stock is not as superb as the original (IMO).
* There have been very subtle changes to the framing of the images.
* They measure 2.75 x 4.75.
* They are packaged in a tuck box.
* There are two, full color 5x8 booklets included with all the original written content/descriptions.

These decks will retail for $60, but will not be publicly available until December 15th. Until then, if you would like to place a pre-order, I'm happy to do so. I'm in the final proofing stage for the decks. I should get the last set in around the 12th of this month. The deck and packaging is good to go, I'm just working out some kinks with the booklet. I foresee no problems with this last proof, at all. The company I'm using is pretty freaking amazing. So, all pre-orders will be placed after I receive and approve of the final proof.

Of course you can always stay up to date with this via my facebook, https://www.facebook.com/michelle.xcreative.7 or my fan page here, https://www.facebook.com/MichelleX.creative or website, http://michellex.com.

I would encourage you to join my facebook as there are images of the proofs, and that's where I tend to update the most.

All the best,
MichelleX

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YES !

You have PM.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2012 12:28 pm
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Okay.. my bad. I just assumed everyone is on facebook these days. (doh!) If you're not on FB, please send your inquiry to mx@michellex.com.

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MichelleX wrote: Okay.. my bad. I just assumed everyone is on facebook these days. (doh!) If you're not on FB, please send your inquiry to mx@michellex.com.
*giggles* I think I am kind of generally ridiculed for my views on the place....
But - ugh !

Thank you !

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I have friended on face book AND e-mailed to the address on the website. Making sure I am on the list for this one.

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I have it. It is - strange, seeing it with normal sized cards - but still great stuff.

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