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Printed by The United States Playing Card Company (USPC), the industry’s top manufacturer of playing cards, FACTIONS is a beautifully illustrated and designed deck of 56 playing cards, featuring iconic images of characters and suits themed to a world of fantasy. While FACTIONS contains all the cards in a traditional playing card deck, we’ve also included two additional Jokers so that each suit in FACTIONS has a unique take on this castaway card--an elite warrior from each Faction riding into battle on its mount.

 

Each card has been carefully colored in a worn watercolor style. This coupled with the varied background texture ensures that each card is a unique piece of art. Finally, the hand drawn and inked face cards (and jokers) complete the deck’s authentic old world feel.

Delving further into the FACTIONS world, each card suit has been modified to correspond with each Faction.

All 56 playing cards are enclosed in a uniquely designed deck box that present each card as a page from an ancient tome.

An excerpt of the letter written by Dortuk, Caretaker Primus to Chief Recorder Valdek.
An excerpt of the letter written by Dortuk, Caretaker Primus to Chief Recorder Valdek.

 

FACTIONS is more than just another custom playing card deck. It embodies what Valdek, Chief Recorder of the Caretakers has seen on his journey. Each face card has a backstory of what he encountered. With every card, the story unfolds...

The artwork and lore for each card are featured in the art book.
The artwork and lore for each card are featured in the art book.

 

 

 

All of the face cards in the FACTIONS deck began as 5 x 7 inch ink drawings. Now you can own an original piece of art used to create the deck. If you would like to become a collector of Factions art, simply add the amount to your pledge when choosing your reward. Review the guide below then send us a message indicating which unclaimed piece you would like and we’ll reserve it for you. This add-on is first come, first served.


Also available are 8 x 10 inch prints of the face cards and card back. You will specify what character prints you want (with or without suit/number) in the BackerKit survey after the Kickstarter has ended.

 

 

Shipping costs will be charged and collected after the Kickstarter has ended via the BackerKit survey. Shipping estimates are listed below for each pledge level. Please note that add-ons may incur additional shipping cost.

 

Ever since we graduated from college, Tom and I have wanted to create something together. While most people know Tom for his award-winning miniature sculpting, he’s always loved illustrating characters. I am an experienced graphic designer who has helped bring numerous tabletop games to life from the ground up. We are both used to making client’s ideas a reality. One day we started chatting about creating a project of our own. That's when FACTIONS was born.

We've both worked very hard on developing the project ever since. The art and designs are finished and we couldn't be happier with the results. But what's the point of creating something unless you can share it with others--that's where you come in! With your support we can produce this beautiful deck of fantasy playing cards for you to enjoy for years to come.

Thanks so much for backing FACTIONS!

 

Risks and challenges

The FACTIONS deck has been in the works for a couple years. We waited until the deck was finished before seeking funding. Now, the only step that remains is printing the deck and getting it into your hands! While there's always the possibility of unexpected setbacks, we've put a great deal of planning into this project to ensure everything goes smoothly. We are grateful to be operating with the guidance of friends and colleagues who've successfully funded and fulfilled their own Kickstarters, so we are quite familiar with the whole process.

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    One Deck

    One deck of *FACTIONS* playing cards.

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    Two Decks

    Two decks of *FACTIONS* playing cards.

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    One Deck + Art Book

    One deck of *FACTIONS* playing cards PLUS one art book, featuring all of the art and concepts from the FACTIONS project.

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    FACTIONS Complete

    Two decks of *FACTIONS* playing cards PLUS one art book, featuring all of the art and concepts from the FACTIONS project PLUS one limited edition uncut sheet of *FACTIONS* playing cards.

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    One Brick (12 Decks)

    Twelve decks of *FACTIONS* playing cards.

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