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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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    1. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Absolutely fantastic, Craig. That's why we do what we do :)

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      Craig A. Liess on

      Glad to hear she is safe and sound. I know I am still loving the decks -- we use them for playing poker at bowling almost every week! They are much-loved.

    3. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks for the message, Craig. Yes, I recently was able to get back in touch with Marilen. She was dealing with personal issues at the time but is doing well now. We are sorry again that some backers were affected by this and hope that the solution presented worked out for those who were. Myself and Marilen really do appreciate everyone's support on this project. Really hope all our backers are enjoying their decks!

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      Craig A. Liess on

      Did Marilen ever surface?

    5. iH@b on

      Post Campaign Review:

      •Thumbnail: 9
      •Title: 7
      •Description: 7
      •Outreach: 5
      •Interaction (During): 9
      •Interaction (Post funding): 9
      •Updates: 6
      •Pledge Levels: 7
      •Stretch Goals: 3 (Not Reached)
      •Add-ons: 6
      •Media Usage: 5
      •Survey: 6
      •Shipment Handling: 7
      •Packaging: 6
      •Timeline Compliance: 9

      •Overall: 7

      •Most importantly "Final Product": 7

      •International Backer for Early Bird Special (Double)

    6. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Philip, I just checked your tracking and it looks like it was held at your post office in the UK for sometime. I'll send you a private message with more info ...

    7. Philip Maidens
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi
      I live in the Uk and still have not received my decks. Any idea when I might get them?
      Best wishes
      Philip

    8. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      @RedRon, since you are Canadian you should have actually been one of the first to receive your shipment. I'll send you a private message now to see if we can get to the bottom of this ...

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      RedRon on

      I haven't seen my deck or uncut sheet yet. Are you still shipping items out?

    10. Queenie (aka Marcia K)
      Superbacker
      on

      Just found my decks in the mail box, love them, thanks heaps

    11. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Awesome Craig :)

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      Craig A. Liess on

      @Creator Aha, gotcha. Yeah, we're absolutely enjoying them. No doubt about that!

    13. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Craig. We actually printed the deck through the United States Playing Card Company, the number one manufacturer of playing cards in the world. We are using the same cardstock that is used in Bicycle branded playing cards -- so it really is quite a premium quality. Thanks for the feedback though and happy to hear most people seem to be enjoying their decks!

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      Craig A. Liess on

      @Sylvain I agree, that is probably my only beef is I wish the cardstock that was chosen was a bit thicker. Besides that, they've been enjoyable to play with and always invoke conversation.. especially Snow White. Haha.

    15. Joe O'Connor on

      Still not had anything yet. Hoping to get it soon

    16. Sylvain Harent on

      I received my deck today, cards are nice, a little bit harder would be great but it's fine.
      Thx, and great campaign. Deliver in time it's cool !

    17. Doug Webber
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      on

      Cards received in the UK today with grateful thanks :-)

    18. Jessica "Busdjur" Rickardsson
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      on

      My deck arrived to my door in Sweden today. It looks stunning. Thank you!

    19. Andrew Dodge on

      The 3 Decks arrived today (UK) cheers :) They are great. https://instagram.com/p/-bLCSej1aM/

    20. Sylvain Harent on

      Hi,

      i just see people have receive their deck i cross my fingers to have mine soon ;)

      (I got a mail 6 days ago about shipping delivery..
      The tracking didn't worked at this moment, the number wasn't knew by the website..
      Apparently it's from you.. because i received all my others product expected ..
      I still not receive your card deck but the tracking number works since today..
      It would be nice to have a link between the first mail (from : sales@gamberswarehouse.com) and you and not have to guess by ourself..)

      i hope everyone are ok, i read about Marilen..

      I hope you will make more fun decks like this one
      I hope to receive mine quickly now ^^

      Best regards from France.

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      Craig A. Liess on

      Arrived today in Michigan -- thank you. I hope Marilen surfaces at some point.. like you said, hopefully she is OK!

    22. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Fantastic guys ... happy to hear the cards are starting to arrive!

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      Arthur Wilson
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      on

      Mine arrived today. Thank you very much.

    24. kickstartmyheart on

      Recieved today, these are great! Well done!

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      Joe Roberts
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      on

      Got the cards yesterday. Very impressed with the cards,
      Austin, TX

    26. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Craig, I was actually planning on sending out an update today! Just got a little sidetracked as we have been working through the shipping. Don't worry, your cards are on their way :)

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      Craig A. Liess on

      @Creator Since it's been a month now since the last official update, it may be time for another to let all backers know where things stand. Looking forward to getting the cards.......

    28. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Hi Christoph, you are absolutely not the only one. As I explained in the email, I have unfortunately been unable reach Marilen over the past several weeks. I really do not know what has happened and I hope she is okay. As a result, all the backers who selected the original sketch or custom mugshot reward level are being fully refunded for that purchase. I cannot apologize enough for this circumstance and I am really at a loss for what more I can do. As I also detailed in my email, as a token of my apology I will still be sending your decks of cards to you entirely free of charge. If you have any other suggestions on how I can better handle the situation I would be happy to hear them. I very much appreciate all of the backers who supported this project and would like to ensure that everybody is happy.

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      Christoph
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      on

      Did any other backers of the original sketches get a email saying the artist went AWOL and won't be fulfilling their end of the bargain? Curious if I'm the only one.

    30. Shanna on

      I don't see where I ever received a survey in my email in October so I'm not sure I filled it out. I most definitely want the deck tho....any help to verify this would be appreciated.
      Thanks.

    31. iH@b on

      @creator

      Please check your PM inbox.

      Thanks,

    32. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks everybody for getting us over that finish line -- we couldn't have done it without the awesome enthusiasm and support you have shown for this deck!

      @The Doctor: no problem if you want to add more decks. We'll chat via private message to work out what you need.

    33. Nicholas Nicolaides on

      Congratulations guys! Great work :-)

    34. The Doctor on

      So are we going to be able to add more decks on a survey? I backed this and totally forgot and need more than one deck.

    35. Jx Lew on

      it's officially funded! congrats guys :D

    36. Mackie McDonald
      Superbacker
      on

      Yay, so glad to come back from my trip and see this funded!!! :D. Great work all.

    37. Nich Anderson
      Superbacker
      on

      Oh - you're a lot closer to your stretch goal than I thought! Reaching 100% must have triggered some things on Kickstarter and/or given people confidence as now there's a steady trickle - woot!

    38. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      $15k CAD, Nich. Which is practically nothing to the US right now :)

    39. Nich Anderson
      Superbacker
      on

      Woo Hoo! Is the stretch goal $15 USD or CAD?

    40. Jx Lew on

      awesome sauce! can't wait for this to reach my door step already :P !

    41. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      THANK YOU EVERYBODY! We have finally made it. Marilen and I are thrilled to get these bad boys into your hands :)

    42. Max Playing Cards
      Superbacker
      on

      You did it!!!!

      Congratulations!!!!

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      Joe Roberts
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      on

      Congratulations, looks like you made it.

    44. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Julie, we're almost there!

    45. Julie T
      Superbacker
      on

      Really want this to happen! Changed my pledge to get an "ace of diamond" sketch + 2 decks! :) Fingers crossed!

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      Christoph
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      on

      @Andrew Dodge
      Thanks for letting me know about your experience! Framing won't be an issue for me, as over the years I've had to do custom framing for my own works and ones that I've collected, like this one.
      Depending on where you live I can see it being difficult, but I'd also suggest looking in the framing department of a chain craft store if you have one locally. I was pleasantly surprised by one's selection of frames when I needed a handful at once.

    47. Andrew Dodge on

      @Christoph
      Mine were delivered in great condition. But if you are going to frame it, I would start looking for one. I'm still searching for frames good enough to embrace the last projects paintings. (I hope to post the photos as soon as they are found.) it's a nightmare to find a store that actually cares about quality over just shoddy basic plastic or thin wood frames. Especially local.

    48. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Christoph! Sketches will be shipped very carefully :) Either in a rigid tube or in an envelope between two pieces of cardboard ...

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      Christoph
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      on

      Just pledged for the ace of clubs, and I'm looking forward to your success in a few days! One question: How will the sketches be shipped?

    50. Toronto Playing Card Company 2-time creator on

      Thanks Jx Lew, much appreciated!

      And thanks for the suggestion Nich. We'll likely be sending one out soon ...

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