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A 54 card deck of custom playing cards featuring Knights, Barbarians and Wizards.
A 54 card deck of custom playing cards featuring Knights, Barbarians and Wizards.
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A playing card deck where each suit is a distinctly different set of fantasy characters, featuring White and Dark Knights, Fire Mages and Barbarians.  

There will be 54 custom cards and their own unique tuck box.

Here are some of the cards so far:

Custom Tuck Box
Custom Tuck Box
King of Diamonds
King of Diamonds
King of Spades
King of Spades
King of Clubs
King of Clubs
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
King of Hearts
King of Hearts
Ace of Clubs
Ace of Clubs
Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts
Card back and pips.
Card back and pips.

A small disclaimer: Not all art is final. I will more than likely play with the art and design of these cards before they see print.

I will be posting more art as I finish it throughout the campaign.

For the current funding goal, all cards will be printed from Liberty Playing Cards in Texas. They have over 40 years experience in printing playing cards, are US located, and have a proof to print turnaround of only 10 days. As opposed to the 5-6 weeks of most other printers.  Cards will all be linen finish on premium quality casino paper.  

However, since starting the campaign, I've become aware of the large number of playing card enthusiasts out there, and their preference for cards printed by the USPCC.  For the initial funding goal set by this project, a USPCC minimum print run would be impossible once you calculate in backer shipping and fees.  So if the campaign manages to squeak out $17,000 before it's end, I will take all the extra money earned and contribute it toward making this an official USPCC deck.

Why do I want to do this?  Obviously, because it's a hell of a lot of fun.  I love the fantasy genre, and have always wanted to see a card deck that features distinctly different characters for each suit.  It seemed only natural to combine those two things.

Why do I need your help? Other than the efforts and costs of printing and shipping, the money raised from this campaign will allow me to take on less freelance work and complete the card set at a far quicker pace.

I'm a freelance artist working mostly in the mobile games industry.  I love comic books, Fantasy and Sci-Fi novels. I also wish I had more time to play video games.  If you go to http://www.andyfisherart.com you can find my website, webcomic, blog and social networking links.  

Risks and challenges

Blown deadlines, production problems and printer issues. Just writing that sounds dreadful. Fortunately for me, I'm no stranger to those potential threats. I spent a year prepping color publishing materials for printers, I've been working with deadlines in mind for the last four years, and I work off multiple computers with multiple back up drives for safe storage keeping. I've hit all those problems in the past and have no intention of repeating them in the future.

Shipping seems to be an unexpected problem for a lot campaigns. This is one of the main reasons I've kept my reward tiers so simple. This is my first Kickstarter campaign and I don't want any unnecessary hiccups down the road. I've also been fortunate enough to get in touch with some successful campaigns for advice in that department specifically.

Also, I'll be posting my progress via the Kickstarter thread and my personal blog. That way you can keep tabs on me to make sure I'm actually working and not just playing some random Final Fantasy for the third time.

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    Every deck needs a jester or two!

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