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This deck is inspired by Old World Maps, the Greek Mythological figure "Atlas", & the human drive to discover unknown worlds.
This deck is inspired by Old World Maps, the Greek Mythological figure "Atlas", & the human drive to discover unknown worlds.
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The "Atlas" Playing Cards | Designed by Ember Waves |
The "Atlas" Playing Cards | Designed by Ember Waves |

The Atlas deck is inspired by the ability for mankind to build on the backs of giants and venture out into the universe.  In Greek Mythology, "Atlas" was at the edge of world, in reality it was the Atlantic Ocean.  The ocean derives its very name from the Mythological being "Atlas" Titan of Strength and to me it represents how the human heart yearns to find what is lurking in the unknown.

We can now look back and see that the Atlantic Ocean wasn't the edge of the earth but just the beginning.  We thought the moon was an impossible feat and now we prepare to venture to Mars and Beyond.  Curiosity drives us, as a society, and as a unified people looking for new horizons to conquer.  This deck is all about that search and the yearning that burns within us all.

The look and feel of this deck has been inspired by the beautiful Old World Maps that continuously have been updated through the centuries.  Its a nod to the artists that had the daunting task of mapping out new worlds with what we consider today to be ancient and inferior technologies.  Each generation improved on its predecessor and not surprisingly we had a nearly perfect world map before the dawn of the industrial revolution.

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 This is the 3rd deck of the UnTied States brand by Ember Waves, be sure to check out THE CAPITALISTS and THE SWORD decks that were funded through Kickstarter.

Features:

If we hit the minimum goal the cards will be made by MPC (310 GSM Air Cushion Finish)

54 Custom Cards (if made by MPC)

If we hit the $8,000 mark then it will be printed by the legendary USPCC - United States Playing Card Company and get a Gaff Card and Double Backer.

Every card Number, Court, Ace and Joker cards are 100% original illustrations with my own personal take on the standard face cards.

Fully custom Tuck Box that will stand out on any collectors display.

The custom aces are designed with a watermark of the back design in the background.  In the foreground, the "Atlas" theme continues with large, intricate, unique pips.

 The royalty are extremely easy to read and have the feel of the standard royalty faces, but instead of the standard designs, lots of customization has been applied.  Each suit has their own textures and patterns to easily distinguish one from the other.

 Designed for a mind boggling prediction or color change effect.  The "Atlas" Playing Cards logo changes to reveal "TWO OF HEARTS".  The possibilities are endless.

 Each suit 2-10 have their own unique watermark backgrounds,  inspired by old world maps and navigation tools.

 Large pips make them extremely easy to read.

 Custom layouts on all number cards make this deck truly one of a kind.

 Indices are all uniform, making this deck a truly beautiful fan-able deck.

 Standard ADD-ON's can be added to any order (while supplies last)

THE CAPITALISTS DECK
THE CAPITALISTS DECK
Capitalists Add-On (ADD 1 for 10$ or 2 for $19)
Capitalists Add-On (ADD 1 for 10$ or 2 for $19)
AVAILABLE IN S,M,L,XL (Just Add $40 to your Pledge)
AVAILABLE IN S,M,L,XL (Just Add $40 to your Pledge)
SIGNED 5X7 PRINT (Court Card of Your Choice)
SIGNED 5X7 PRINT (Court Card of Your Choice)

These Add-Ons are truly One of A Kind!

  • Completely crafted, designed or made personally by Ember Waves
  • Made for the Collector who wants something unique
  • Only available for USA Backers
  • Comes with a signed Certificate and Special Packaging
  • All "One of A Kind!" packages come with A FREE Deck of "THE CAPITALISTS"

See REWARDS chart for availability (Limited Quantities)

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All designs created by Ember Waves

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Risks and challenges

I learned so much from my first two campaigns with "The Capitalists" and "The Sword" Playing Cards.

I'm ready to get this bad boy out there!

All the first time challenges have come and passed and I have learned excellent lessons to streamline the production.

The Cards will be made by the MPC (if Minimum is met)
if 8,000 is raised than the cards with be printed by USPCC, which I have established a great working relationship with.

This is the 3rd Deck I have produced of The Untied States Brand and I and my team will be working to ship these cards out as soon as this project is funded and the cards are made.

Shipping Dates may be subject to change, however late APRIL to mid MAY is expected timeframe.

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