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Once Upon A Time is a beautifully crafted fairy tale inspired deck of playing cards with a twist.
Once Upon A Time is a beautifully crafted fairy tale inspired deck of playing cards with a twist.
458 backers pledged CA$ 13,781 to help bring this project to life.

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Once Upon A Time is a deck of beautifully crafted custom playing cards. Designed by Marilen Adrover and printed by the United States Playing Card Company.

Inspired by the classic fairy tale characters that we all love, the Once Upon A Time deck of playing cards takes a darker look at an old story. Re-examined through the eyes of an adult, each suit weaves together tales of misbehavior, misconduct, and general mischievousness. These aren't the same bedtime stories your mother told you!

The deck will be printed by the legendary USPC -- producer of the highest quality playing cards found in casinos, magic shops, and retailers all around the world.  

Our stretch goals will be released as the project evolves, and will consist of added reward levels and upgrades to the deck. 

This project would not be possible without the support of the Kickstarter community. Thank you so much for visiting our page.

Risks and challenges

With the artwork now complete, the challenge that remains is on the production side. This risk is mitigated, however, through regular communication with the USPCC, the company that will be printing our deck to the highest quality standard. Having also successfully fulfilled a previous playing card project, we are aware of the potential challenges and have planned accordingly. We have also factored in a realistic delivery date so that there should be no delays.

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