From the mind of renowned artist Wen Yu Li ( http://wen-m.deviantart.com ) comes the Medusa playing card deck. The Medusa deck is a fully customized deck with every element of the card reimagined. The cards come alive with a balance of simple design and stunningly detailed art. Dive into a world of fantasy from the dreams of a truly gifted artist. Each suit is inspired by the iconic races of fantasy. Spades represent the realm of the Orks, Hearts the kindgom of the Elves, Diamonds the citadels of the Dwarves, and Clubs the dynasty of Humans. The Medusa deck is a stunning way to add flavor to your weekly game of poker, dazzle the audience of the cardist and magician, and make a heart stopping addition to your collection.
*UPDATE* Stretch Goal revisions!
*UPDATE* You can now pledge for additional decks at various pledge levels up to a maximum of 10 decks. Please check out Update 1 for details.
*UPDATE* All orders of TWO decks or more will include an art print!
Known around the world as the premier manufacturer of playing cards, the United States Playing Card Company is the printer of choice for the Medusa playing card deck. We have been working closely with the USPCC to make this the most gorgeous deck possible.
NEW STRETCH GOALS
17K Goal: Custom Diamond, Club, and Heart Aces!
19K Goal: Upgrade Bicycle stock to Bee stock!
21K Goal: Metallic Inks!
We at Cipher Studios have been working with Wen Yu Li for over six years on the creation of the popular Anima Tactics miniature skirmish wargame. The inspiration to make a playing card deck came from the desire to bring Wen's amazing artwork to one of the roots of the hobby game industry. Poker decks and the games that have been created using them are the inspiration behind a whole industry of playing card and board games.
Cipher Studios is a small company of avid gamers who have over 26 years of collective game industry experience. Having worked on a broad range of games including collectible card games, board games, and miniature war games we are very excited to bring our vision to a deck of Poker cards where the seed of our future obsessions began.
Wen Yu Li is an artist with a huge following of fans. He has been the lead designer and artist for the Anima roleplaying, miniature game, and card games for over 6 years. To see more of his work go to http://wen-m.deviantart.com/
Risks and challenges
The main challenges we face on this project come down to printing the game and shipping it to our backers. The deck design is 95% done with only work left on the stretch goals for the campaign. We have been working with the USPCC closely to make sure the deck is print ready and fits into the schedule to make our release on time or before. We are a game company that has been in business for six years and does order fulfillment and shipping daily. Once we are funded, we feel confident we can meet every expectation of the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes you can! We added the ability to do so in Update 1. Check it out to see the options.
There are several options for stock and finish available through USPCC. The stock we chose is the Bicycle playing card stock with embossed texture and Magic Finish. This creates great handling whether your a Magician, Cardist, or just shuffling at your Friday night poker game. The Bicycle stock has the option of being upgraded to the Bee casino stock if we surpass our funding goal.
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