I've had a change in my thinking concerning the public release, which entails me making some changes that I want to finish before I tackle the magicians set. I'm about half done with that public offering currently, which is mostly tweaks to the sixteen face cards to make them a bit more unique (unlike the magician's set) from other cards out there.
For the magicians set, my main goal is to have enough goodies for rollout by the spring. This includes at least two completely nice backs (in addition to the one and its variant that I've already completed) in various colors (4-6). Once I do that, I need to standardize the gaffs I want to include. Minimally, mispipped cards, split faces (vertical and diagonal) with some specialty gaffs (52 on 1 which is pretty much done, poker ranking card - etc.).
I might change my mind, but the magician's set will probably only be offered on a "request only" basis with first (and perhaps only) priority given to members of the forum who can give me some idea how they want to use them.) Though I will provide some guidance on how to use them, I don't want to be inundated with basic support requests on how to use inkscape to edit them. That being said, I did find (and successfully test) a very nice screen recorder (open sourced) program
that I can use to create a few basic youtube videos (which will be on a private, not unlisted channel).
Long term goal that I've added is to create enough backs (with color variations) to be able to print up a nice (and original) rainbow deck. The only deck of this kind that I've been happy with is the one from magic makers (yeah, I know) which uses a nice mix of USPCC backs. I wouldn't mind something of equal quality with original backs, but that' s going to be a more aspirational goal once I get the main set up (two backs to start). I could create a lot of generic backs (in various colors) very quickly (sort of like the Josh Jay rainbow prism deck) to accomplish this, but I'm not terribly fond of that look either.
Holidays are killing me time-wise right now.