EPHEMERID Playing cards . Precious Metal edition
GOLD/SILVER/COPPER edition of the EPHEMERID playing cards, with precious metal coins and dices. With an ultimate box set edition.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 10 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00.
Following the success of the first edition, here is a precious metal edition. Each tuck case will be letterpress printed with gold, silver or copper hot foil. A special box set will come with real metal coins to play poker like a pirate.
EPHEMERA: any items such as tickets or cards that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles. / EPHEMERIDE: French name of a paper calendar that gave you daily information all over the year.
From this idea and my collection of Ephemera over the years, I get the idea of the EPHEMERID playing cards: each card comes with a unique design based of my thousands of hand-letters, invoices, bills, tickets, and photos!
The tuck cases are printed with letterpress printing by Studio Pression in France. We us a copper plate which makes amazing details. During the process of printing the first edition, we took time to do some test of hot foil printing and paper colors, that bring me the idea of this new edition.
The card are printed by Noir Arts NPCC who already print the first edition. After the tuck cases are printed in France, they are sent to them and the finalize it with a seal.
As a dyslexic kid, it was always complicated for me to make the difference between the hearts and diamonds, and between the spades and clubs. So the contrast between them will be more obvious like this.
I am also ambidextrous and I hold my cards like a left-handed ! Which means I do not see the numbers when they are only on 2 corners!
Not only the tucks cases will be different, but also the cards colors. Here are the details.
The silver edition will be limited edition, and only available with set and boxes editions.
You can choose from 100 coins or the ultimate edition with 200. It contains all the items produce for this edition : deck, dices and coasters.
I am not a poker expert, but I like to play with my cousin and nephew when we have a family dinner. But I always wanted to play with real coins. I want to have a going all with the sound of metal... I will be working with Fantasy Coins, as I love the coins they made.
The first set will be coins of 1 / 5 / 10, each with Copper / Silver / Gold. If the project reach a 400% stretch goal I will do 20 / 50 and 100. You can choose pledge with set of 20, 40 and add on of 80 coins (mixed). Box set edition comes with 100 or 200 options.
Here what you get :
20 coins : 10x1 / 5x5 / 5x10
40 coins : 20x1 / 10x5 / 10x10
80 coins (add on) : 40x1 / 20x5 / 20x10
100 coins (with boxset) : 40x1 / 30x5 / 30x10
200 coins (with box set) : 100x1 / 50x5 / 50x10
If 400% goal unlocked
20 coins : 10x1 / 5x5 / 2x10 / 1x20 / 1x50 / 1x100
40 coins : 20x1 / 10x5 / 4x10 / 2x20 / 2x50 / 2x100
80 coins (add on) : 40x1 / 20x5 / 8x10 / 4x20 / 4x50 / 4x100
100 coins (with boxset) : 30x1 / 25x5 / 15x10 / 10x20 / 10x50 / 10x100
200 coins (with box set) : 60x1 / 50x5 / 30x10 / 20x20 / 20x50 / 20x100
I will also produce special dices with numbers on them.
4 letterpress coasters
I am french (did I tell you that?). On French decks, face cards are associated with historic or mythical personages. King of Spades is David, Queen of Diamonds is Rachel and the Jack of Clubs is Lancelot! It gave me the idea to propose you to giving your name to a card! Be a jack, a queen or a king ! Or make this an opportunity for a great gift!
12 spots are available : 4 GOLD Kings, 4 SILVER Queens and 4 COPPER Jacks. If you pledge this reward it will include a super deluxe 100 coins box edition. If you a specific card, contact me as soon as you pledge!
UNLOCKED - 15 000 - 150% funded >> inside printing
LOCKED - 20 000 - 200% funded >> deck seal printed in hot foil
LOCKED - 25 000 - 250% funded >> 58 cards decks
LOCKED - 30 000 - 300% funded >> dealer coin added for all pledge with coins
LOCKED - 35 000 - 350% funded >> special triple sleeve for all pledges with 3 decks
LOCKED - 40 000 - 400% funded >> 3 news coins : 20 / 50 / 100
LOCKED - 45 000 - 450% funded >> new add on : tote bag
LOCKED - 50 000 - 500% funded >> new add on : t-shirt
You pledge Add-ons. The Early price could be applied before april 22th, after that only the normal price will be accepted. You may finalize your order at the end of the campaign with Backerkit.
Here is how to pledge with add-ons :
1. Click "Back this project"
2. Select a Reward Level
3. Edit Pledge Amount to reflect the cost of your reward + shipping + additional items wanted according to the following price list.
3 decks (39€) + US Shipping (10€) + 1x dice set (18€) = 67€
4. Confirm your pledge
You do not need to add any extra money for shipping now. And that’s it, you’re done for now. No need to do anything else until the funding period ends. In the weeks following the end of the Kickstarter I will send every backer a survey via Backerkit. In that survey, you will tell me which specific items you want to add on to your reward. There may be a shipping surcharge depending on your order but it will be finalized after the campaign.
Risks and challenges
With the first edition of the EPHEMERID, I had no idea how a playing cards deck could be made, but I know I wanted to do it! I get amazing support and success with it, and I learn a lot during the production process. Knowing a lot more open me new doors for creations and to do an even better project. I am really excited about the coins idea and having a full game set up. I hope I will have as much, or even better more support with this new project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter