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The sequel to the "Capitalists" Playing Cards.  The "House Of Cards" deck is about the road to the White House for U.S. Presidents.
The sequel to the "Capitalists" Playing Cards. The "House Of Cards" deck is about the road to the White House for U.S. Presidents.
182 backers pledged $8,325 to help bring this project to life.

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UnTied States "House Of Cards" by Ember Waves (USPCC)

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(left) Capitalists Add-on (center) House Of Cards (right) 2nd Edition Unlocks at $16,000
(left) Capitalists Add-on (center) House Of Cards (right) 2nd Edition Unlocks at $16,000

You read that right, UN-TIED not united, it is an intentional play on words to signify the United States cutting the ties of injustice and bigotry that has made up such a large part of its history. The entire point of the UnTied States brand is to be a symbol of acceptance and inclusion of all people no matter what their background may be.

The "House of Cards" deck, another play on words, is about the overall top and worst rated Presidents and their iconic address of 1600 Pennsylvania Blvd.  This deck features the "Good", the "Bad", and the "Ugly" it's all just a way to symbolize the dichotomy of the Human condition. 

Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes.  Some more than others! 

  • The Black cards (Spades & Clubs): represent the "Good" and the yearning for social justice and equality. 
  • The Red cards (Hearts & Diamonds): represent the "Bad" (at their job or with civil rights) and the "Ugly" (literally and figuratively) with their disregard for social justice and equality.

At the end of the day, this is a satirical comedy, not a drama.  It's meant to be fun, intriguing, and to lead to an interesting conversation during your favorite game of cards!

Musician/Artist/Graphic Designer/Owner of emberwaves.net & emberwavesmusic.com
Musician/Artist/Graphic Designer/Owner of emberwaves.net & emberwavesmusic.com

Designed & Distributed by:  Ember Waves

(left) Capitalists Add-on (center) House Of Cards (right) 2nd Edition Unlocks at $16,000
(left) Capitalists Add-on (center) House Of Cards (right) 2nd Edition Unlocks at $16,000

This is the Trilogy of the UnTied States brand by Ember Waves, be sure to check out THE CAPITALISTS {on the left) is available as an Add-On (while supplies last), which funded last year. 

  Also check out the other Ember Waves designed decks: THE SWORD deck and THE ATLAS deck that were also made possible through Kickstarter. Thank you Backers!

 Deck Features:

This deck will be RARE, none of that "medium rare with a warm red center rare." The "still mooing" rare!

  • If we hit the minimum $8,000 mark then only 1000 decks will be printed by the legendary USPCC - United States Playing Card Company
  • If we hit our stretch goal of $16,000 then we unlock the equally rare completely redesigned Limited Edition deck only 1000 will be made as well!

(see the "LIMITED EDITION" section towards the bottom of the page for the 2nd Deck)

  • 56 Cards including a Custom Gaff Card and a Double Backer.
  • Every card is custom. Every Number, Court, Ace and Joker cards are 100% new custom illustrations designed by Ember Waves
  • Fully custom Tuck Box's that will stand out on any collectors display.
  • Custom layouts on all number cards make this deck truly one of a kind.
  • Indices are all uniform, making this deck a beautiful fan-able deck.

 See video below for a preview of the full decks in motion:

 UNLOCKABLE COMPLETELY RE-DESIGNED DECK

will Unlock at $16,000
will Unlock at $16,000
Completely Redesigned 2nd Limited Edition Deck
Completely Redesigned 2nd Limited Edition Deck
Completely Custom Tuck Box
Completely Custom Tuck Box

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

Add 1 for $10 ($13 International) or 2 for $19 ($25 International)
Add 1 for $10 ($13 International) or 2 for $19 ($25 International)

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 Deck of "THE CAPITALISTS"

See REWARDS chart for availability (Limited Quantities)

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All designs, photography and artwork created by Ember Waves

Many thanks to:

  • @lost_angelus, @shoe32, @jibrizy, @pokercuts, @crafty10, @system6magic and @56sealed for their amazing inspiration and support!
  • @magic_othodoxy for their review (bottom of the page)

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

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emberwaves.net & emberwavesmusic.com
emberwaves.net & emberwavesmusic.com
@untiedstatesplayingcards
@untiedstatesplayingcards
facebook.com/emberwavesmusic
facebook.com/emberwavesmusic
Press Photography for "House Of Cards"
Press Photography for "House Of Cards"

Risks and challenges

if 8,000 is raised than the cards with be printed by USPCC, which I have established a great working relationship with. (Tiffany at USPCC is an amazing help!)

This is the 4th Campaign by the Ember Waves (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 and delivered.

Shipping Dates may be subject to change, however late JULY to mid AUGUST is expected time frame. We are shooting to get them made and shipped in time for the 4th of July holiday!

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