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The Z deck begins a new era of card gaming. Each card has three aspects to it, instead of two, and features new card gaming technology.
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We've put together a new deck of playing cards called the Z Deck, designed to expand the possibilities of tabletop games. This Kickstarter project was to raise money for a minimum print run, and now we're funded!

We will continue our game design endeavors on our website: OutageGames.com.

PDF Pre-Launch Cards

Pre-Launch PDF Cards $5 backer level
Pre-Launch PDF Cards $5 backer level

You can download and print your very own mini Z deck! Go to our website, OutageGames.com to download a PDF to start gaming right away!

Games

We've posted gameplay video updates describing games. We have both of the games shown in the video, Judge and Election, along with Straight Double Flush. We've come up with games based on poker, blackjack, and even Gerrymandering.

You can now view our gameplay videos on YouTube. Feel free to show them to your friends!

Here's a list of our games:

But really, we want you to get involved and create your own games. We can't wait to see what games you come up with, too. Visit OutageGames.com to find out how you can become part of our community.

Design

We've been working on these cards for many months, making sure they are beautiful and functional. It's very important to us that you enjoy using our cards at any play level. The tools we've built into our cards are easy to use and fun to play with. This preliminary design helped us create games and narrow down the final details of the Z deck. To see the latest Z deck design, visit OutageGames.com

Variations in Color and Suit
Variations in Color and Suit

Each combination of suit and color has its own personality, and feels related to its closest friends. This is crucial in helping new players feel more comfortable with the Z Deck, and advanced players and game designers understand the relationships quickly and easily.

Printing

Our manufacturer is http://www.customizedplayingcards.com/. We'll be doing a lithographic print run of 1,000 decks.

Risks and challenges

We're building community of gamers interested in devoting time and energy in developing new games for this platform. Join us at OutageGames.com and help build a library of great games for the Z Deck.

Our first attempt at making a deck of cards was successful, but we only made three decks - and the quality wasn't stellar. About a year later we re-tackled the deck and made what you see in our video. We added orientation symbols, added the X rank (it used to be 5), changed the suits to the elements, and put the useful design on the back. We've improved this by leaps and bounds, and now that you're involved, it will become truly awesome.

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    Become a backer! By pledging $1 you'll be kept up to date through email about how we're doing and what's new with the Z deck.

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    The Quick and Dirty Deck - At this level, you'll get access to a PDF version of the deck so you can print your own cards and start playing and creating games before the campaign is over!

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    The basic package - get a Z deck of your own! With it, you can play games that you invent, and you'll get updates about games we've come up with. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    EARLYBIRD SPECIAL - You get two Z decks! It costs $5 less than the regular $25 two deck reward (as seen below). You'll also get a credit on the website! Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The double package - You get two Z decks! This will make it easier if you want to play a game with one deck while a friend shuffles the other; or if you want to give a deck to a friend! Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The international double package - You get two Z decks! This will make it easier if you want to play a game with one deck while a friend shuffles the other; or if you want to give a deck to a friend! Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait. We've added this for our international fans.

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    The basic T shirt package - You get two Z decks along with a T shirt! You'll be able to start fun conversations with your cool Z deck T shirt. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The quadruple package - You get four Z decks! You'll have enough decks to put into a shoe (if you want to play a blackjack port game)! Or you can give decks away to your gamer friends. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The Counter package - You get two Z decks, a T shirt, and about a half pound of gaming counters that will come in handy. You'll be able to use them for chips in a betting game, keeping track of score, or whatever you come up with. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The half-dozen package - You get six Z decks! You'll have enough decks to create and play games where every player needs a deck. Or you can give decks away to your gamer friends. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The Double Counter package - You get two Z decks, two T shirts, and a pound of gaming counters- just in case you have a big game night! Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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    The Four Decker Bus - You get FOUR Z decks, two T shirts, and a pound of gaming counters. Bus not included. Also includes the PDF deck in case you can't wait.

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Funding period

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