Man. Machine. Synthesis. This is the newest Bicycle® deck from Albino Dragon inspired by our love of cyberpunk. Printed by the USPCC. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 25, 2013.
About this project
Image Above: Every backer that pledges $30 or more will receive a 3D card like the one above for each King suit!
If we hit $70,000 - every backer at $50 or more will receive one of each 3D Jack as well!
The Synthesis playing card deck is printed by the famous United States Playing Card Company, featuring 56 poker-sized cards with custom faces that bring our vision of our cyberpunk dreams to life. Your deck(s) will include all of the following features:
- Full color
- Metallic Inks
- Embossed tuck box
- Foiled tuck box
- Intricately designed playing card backs
- One of a kind court cards
- Every playing card is based on the Cyberpunk genre
- Custom Jokers
- Magic finish that allows cards to handle smoothly & last longer than cheaper playing card decks
- Unique gaff card with multiple uses for card tricks
- A double-backed gaff card
- Custom pips - every card is unique
Shane Tyree (the artist) and I (Erik Dahlman, CEO of Albino Dragon) have worked on a lot of projects together, but recently we are probably best known for our successful Call of Cthulhu and The White Rabbit decks.
Now we've moved onto one of our favorite genres: cyberpunk! Nothing like melding man and machine for some truly stunning visuals, and Shane has nailed it once again.
Taking the lessons that we learned from the previous projects and building on the great community support that we found here, we look forward to providing another top tier product to our backers. The Synthesis Deck is sure to be our best deck yet.
Risks and challenges
As with every project, we run the risk of natural disasters and other cataclysmic events interfering with manufacturing and shipping schedules (sorry, in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse we will not be fulfilling this project).
With only a two man operation, if something happens to either of us, that will run the risk of impacting the project. Fortunately, we're both hermits so we have mitigated much of the outside world to prevent that from happening. Except for cholesterol, that keeps making its way into our homes.
Having run a few successful Kickstarters previously, we've gotten a pretty good process down for handling pledges, shipping, and fulfillment. We can't promise that there won't be any mistakes, but we've worked very hard to make sure that if we do, there won't be many.
We also use the same vendors we have worked with previously. This gives us an excellent idea about their accuracy in costs and turnaround time so that we have been able to plan accordingly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There are a few reasons for this. We're producing this deck in full color, with special metallic inks, and doing some foil embossing on the tuck box so the cost to produce is much higher than normal. Also, Bicycle's rates went up this year as well as USPS shipping.
It's unfortunate that we have to pass these costs onto the consumer, but given the quality of our products, this is a very fair price for all of the extras you'll be receiving.
Pledge $1 or more
I'm not interested this time around but I like what you guys are doing and can't wait to see what you come up with next!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
1 Limited Edition Synthesis Deck.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $27 or more
2 Limited Edition Synthesis Decks.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
95 backers All gone!
Synthesis/White Rabbit Bundle - 1 Limited Synthesis deck and 1 Limited White Rabbit deck.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
68 backers Limited (2 left of 70)
Synthesis/Call of Cthulhu Bundle - 1 Limited Synthesis deck and 1 Limited Call of Cthulhu deck (Green, but NOT ultra rare).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $48 or more
4 Limited Edition Synthesis decks.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
94 backers Limited (1 left of 95)
Limited Bundle - 1 Limited Synthesis deck, 1 Limited White Rabbit deck, 1 Limited Call of Cthulhu deck (Ultra Rare).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $95 or more
8 Limited Edition Synthesis Decks.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $550 or more
The Poker Set - Custom poker case engraved with our own Cyberpunk design, 300 ceramic casino quality chips with our unique Cyberpunk designs, 2 Limited Edition Synthesis decks, 5 of our custom Cyberpunk dice, 1 custom card cover (coin), and free shipping in the US.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $720 or more
The Poker Set (500) - Custom poker case engraved with our own Cyberpunk design, 500 ceramic casino quality chips with our unique Cyberpunk designs, 2 Limited Edition Synthesis decks (one blue, one red), 5 of our custom Cyberpunk dice, 1 custom card cover (coin), and free shipping in the US.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
Shadowrun: Visit Austin, Texas to meet with Albino Dragon and play a very special Shadowrun tabletop campaign with us hosted by none other than Shadowrun's Mike Mulvihill, who led Shadowrun game development at FASA Corp. You'll receive a full brick of Synthesis decks and we'll even dig up some Albino Dragon swag for you to take home with you. You are responsible for hotel and travel arrangements to get to Austin.Estimated delivery:
- (48 days)