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Bicycle steampunk playing cards published by Mortensen Games, and printed by USPCC.
Bicycle steampunk playing cards published by Mortensen Games, and printed by USPCC.
259 backers pledged $13,756 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for checking out our kickstarter page. We have created this campaign to raise funds to print our third card deck. This card deck is my third project with illustrator Jonas Akerlund. You can find more information about the creators below. With your support we will print and and ship you this awesome deck printed by United States Playing Card Company. If you like this project please share it with your friends. 

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The money raised during this campaign will be used to print the decks and ship them to your location. We need your support to make this deck even possible. Thank you for your time and support. Below you can see what the funds will be used for.

  • Printing Cost: $8,300, quoted by USPCC.
  • Shipping Costs: $3,850 is saved for shipping.
  • Kickstarter Fees: up to 10% = $1350.

Mortensen Games Shipping Cost Breakdown: 

  • Packaging: $0.70 per bubble mailer.  
  • Domestic Shipping: $2.01 per single deck, $2.59 for a pair of decks, $3.29 for 3 decks, $5.28 for half brick, $6.16 for Brick.
  • International Shipping Total Price: $8.89 Per deck, $11.48 for two decks, $13.41 for three decks, $20 for half brick, $30 for brick.

Producer/Designer: Nathanael Mortensen.

In 2011 Nathanael Mortensen, now president of Mortensen Games, started designing Dragon's Hoard out of his small apartment. A year later and with the help of many wonderful supporters on Kickstarter the game was funded. Dragon's Hoard has sold over 4500 copies of it's initial print run of 5000 games. Dragon's Hoard recently has been picked up by Kosmos a larger publishing company in Germany who will publish it next year. Kosmos is best known for publishing Settlers of Catan, and Lost Cities.

After working with Jonas Akerlund, the illustrator of Dragon's Hoard, Nathanael presented his idea of making a card deck together. Together they designed Kingdoms of a New World, which was brought to life by incredible kickstarter supporters. The deck is finishing production, and will soon be in the hands of card enthusiasts. Now they are at it again with this fun Steampunk Universe deck. Nathanael loves being a part of the Kickstarter community. He has also enjoyed helping new Kickstarter creators set up their first campaign. 

Illustrator/Designer: Jonas Akerlund.

Jonas Akerlund is a world-class artist who agreed to work on Dragon's Hoard back in 2011. His artwork has been enjoyed by thousands of people around the world through games, book covers, movie posters and so much more. His love for painting is shown with each brushstroke in every illustration. 

Check out more of Jonas's beautiful artwork at: 

http://gerezon.se/blog/ 

Risks and challenges

This will be our third deck, and fourth project here on Kickstarter. We have worked hard to bring you Dragon's Hoard, Kingdoms of a New World, and Steampunk Playing Cards. Because of backers like you, we have nearly sold out of our 5000 copies of Dragon's Hoard. Dragon's Hoard has also been nominated for several awards - Best Artwork of the Year, and Best Toys For Kids. The game will also be published by Kosmos next year. Kingdoms of a New World is set to arrive at our location end of October. We will be shipping out the decks to our backers soon. Our first Steampunk playing card project is in it's final stages getting ready to go to print.

Now we bring you Steampunk Beginnings. We know it is a risk each time you back a project. We have continued to worked hard, delivering over 2700 games to our backers. We value each backer, and are forever grateful for the support and trust thousands have given us. We promise to continue working hard to bring you fantastic products.

We have learned so much from each project we have created. It has not always been an easy road. Sometimes you have to rework something a few times before you get it right. It's about working hard to bring the best product possible.

Thank you for your support. Together we are can make amazing things.

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    Receive 1 Bicycle Branded Deck.

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    Receive 2 Bicycle Branded Decks.

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    Receive 3 Bicycle Branded Decks.

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    Half Brick: Receive 6 Bicycle Branded Decks.

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    Receive 3 Bicycle Branded Decks, Plus 1 Uncut Sheet Of All The Cards.

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    One Brick: 12 Bicycle Branded Decks.

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