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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 1 2017 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Every deal is a twist of fate and every player has as fair a chance as the next, if they’re slick enough to run the odds. This is a Colorado Standard Poker Deck. While you’ll be able to use it right out of the box, we guarantee you’ve never seen cards quite like these before.

 What is a Colorado Standard Poker Deck?

It’s a new approach to card gaming that incorporates the best elements from the history of playing cards with a few modern innovations. A Colorado Standard Poker Deck consists of fifty-five cards including four main suites, a fifth embedded suit of western arcana called Omens, and three suited jokers called Dramas. Seeds, gears, blades, and bottles replace the traditional four suits of a 52-card French Standard Deck.

The Omens and Dramas add a unique new facet to card gaming and game design. You’ll be able to play any card game you already know using a Colorado Standard Poker Deck as well as countless new games and variations of classics.

Havoc’s Children: Dog Days of Thereafter is the first in a series of four steampunk novels by CT Hutt. The books drew their inspiration from the rugged beauty of Colorado and the small city of Boulder located on The Front Range just north of Denver. In turn, The Colorado Standard Poker Deck drew its inspiration from the books. Rocky Mountain locals will recognize landmarks from around the state in the artwork of The Omen suit. Fans of the series will recognize characters and themes from the story throughout.

  

 

 Tarot enthusiasts will also find some familiar themes and imagery from the Tarocco Siciliano, Rider, and Tarot de Marseille decks all with a distinctly western twist.

 

 The royals are based on famous figures, both real and legendary, from US history.

 

 Poker has been a part of gaming history since the nineteenth century and in all that time it hasn’t changed much. We aim to shake that up. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that The Colorado Standard Poker Deck was designed with poker in mind. New hands, game mechanics, and unique variations such as Colorado Cantrell and The Devil’s Game will add some much-needed variety to your weekly poker match.

 With more outs per hand and more incentives to stay in, Colorado Standard Poker games tend to be faster and more competitive.

 Consider this number: 20922789888000. Pretty big, no? That’s the number of possible combinations of sixteen cards after an honest shuffle. It’s a number so impossibly large that you are quite unlikely to ever see the same combination twice even if you were to spend every hour of every day sitting around shuffling cards. Now, whether or not you believe in Tarot is your business, but that number means that in a way, every shuffle of The Omens is a genuine expression of fate.  

Reading Tarot is easy with a Colorado Standard Poker Deck. Simply deal out five Omen cards in the shape of a person. One for the head, the heart, the world, the past, and the future. Make sure to have the person you are reading for flip over their future. Not everyone may care to see what fate has in store. For a more complete guide to reading the Omens and lesser signs, check out our website.

 With all the playability of a French Standard deck and the iconic artwork of The Tarot arcana, The Colorado Standard Poker Deck is something altogether new. It’s our aim to bring this unique gaming platform to the world. We could sure use your help. Here’s how we plan to use the funds generated by your pledge.

It may not seem like much, but we are a greenhorn startup company just finding our legs. Your pledge is a huge help to us. *The more funds we acquire, the more games we can design and deliver. Check havocschildren.com for new games, updates on the world of Havoc’s Children, upcoming game platforms from each book, and the occasional amusing fable.

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Risks and challenges

We are a new startup gaming company in Boulder, Colorado and this is our first Kickstarter. We have a good relationship with an excellent printer and experience with retail shipping. We've already created a first run of cards, so sending our rewards shouldn't be a problem.

We will be doing the work ourselves on the Central Wanted Posters and the Deluxe Package, so those may take a little longer to deliver, but we will keep you up to date every step of the way.

Our word is our bond. We'll keep you updated on the status of your order. We hope that you, our backers, will return to check out our new games and books in the future and will work hard to make sure you are happy with our service.

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    Thanks, Partner

    Every little bit helps. We'll toast your name and wish you good fortune for the battles ahead.

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    Havoc's Children e-book

    Read the steampunk epic that started it all! Havoc's Children: Dog Days of Thereafter is a sprawling yarn about work, war, and the young folks of mountain town called Havoc.

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    The Colorado Standard Poker Deck

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    Book & Deck - Best Value

    You'll get a Colorado Standard Poker Deck. and a copy of the Havoc's Children e-book.

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    The Book, Deck, & Central Wanted Poster

    Get the deck, the e-book, and we'll put your face (or the face of one of your friends) on a unique wanted poster and email you the image. These make for a fun Facebook post or keepsake, just watch your back if you are ever in Central.

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    Two Decks

    One deck for you and one for a friend. Certain poker variations call for two Colorado Standard Poker decks. If you're a serious gamer, this might be the right choice for you.

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    Deluxe Package

    We'll send you two decks, one e-book of Havoc's Children, a signed and numbered limited run 11'-17' poster of The Three Magi (When a Blight Rises - Stay Brave, Stay Strong, Stay Smart), a digital Central Wanted Poster with your face (or a friend's), and our undying gratitude!

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