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A custom deck of playing cards designed with a modern, minimalist flair.  
Printed by the USPCC
A custom deck of playing cards designed with a modern, minimalist flair. Printed by the USPCC
451 backers pledged CA$ 12,851 to help bring this project to life.

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Metropol NOX Playing Cards

CA$ 12,851

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My name is Mike Lambert, and I'm a 3D Artist, Graphic Designer, Video Game Developer, and long-time poker fan.   Growing up watching my dad play poker, I became interested in playing card, dice and poker chip designs and I've always wanted a chance to design my own.  Now, with your help through Kickstarter, that vision can become a reality.

I've worked on a number of designs over the course of this year, and I'm proud to present the NOX deck.  Inspired by current trends in digital design, the NOX deck is a clean, easy to read, and unique take on the classic playing card design.  I think its bold design will appeal to poker players, cardists, and magicians alike.

Not a poker player or magician?  No worries, these cards make great gifts and are a slick alternative to standard playing cards.  Great for collectors and design nerds, these cards would make a great addition or start to any playing card collection.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project and thank you for the support!

 The NOX deck is a fully custom deck of cards featuring:

  • A clean, modern, minimalist style
  • High contrast for easy readability
  • Four coloured suits
  • Unique spot layouts
  • Printed by the United States Playing Card Company (Makers of the Bicycle Playing Cards everyone knows and loves)
  • This deck will have the Signature Bicycle Embossed Finish (aka Magic Finish)
  • Poker-size playing cards (the size most people are familiar with)
  • Limited to 2500 decks! No more will be printed

Aside from the deck itself there are a few other rewards to go along with design.

Uncut Card Sheet

An uncut sheet of the NOX deck straight from the USPCC presses!

  • Dimensions: 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" (frame not included)
  • Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube
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Art Prints

Individual prints featuring the court card artwork.  Printed on high quality, satin finish paper.  Three different designs to choose from!

1. Jack of Spades        2. Queen of Hearts        3. King of Diamonds

  • Dimensions: 11" x 17" (frame not included)
  • Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube
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If you would like any of the add-ons, just increase your pledge by the listed amount.

Pewter Coin / Card Guard - $12

A solid 2" pewter Coin / Card Guard featuring the Metropol logo on one side, and the four suits on the other.  A great addition to go along with the NOX deck. FREE shipping!

  • Price: $12 per coin
  • Dimensions: 2" Diameter
  • Material: Solid Pewter
  • Packaging: Slim plastic bag placed inside any other shipping package.

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Uncut Press Sheet - $25 (+$6 for Int'l Shipping)

Add an uncut sheet to any pledge for only $25!  Please add $6 for shipping outside of Canada.

  • Dimensions: 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" (frame not included)
  • Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube

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Additional Deck*

 Add an additional deck to any pledge for only $10 ( +$3 for shipping outside of Canada)

*This add-on is not available for any of the early backer rewards

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More add-ons may be added over the course of the campaign.  Please check back later (backers will receive an update of any additional add-ons).

So just what is your contribution going towards?  Here's a breakdown of all the costs associated with this project!

  • $7,500 - Card production, taxes, shipping to distribution location, shipping to anywhere in Canada.
  • $600 - Covers the cost of the minimum order for the metal coins and shipping to the distribution location.
  • $600 - Shipping materials for all backer rewards (bubble mailers, tubes, boxes, labels, etc) as well as the extra cost for USA and international shipping.
  • $900 - Kickstarter's fee (5%), payment processing fees (3-5%).

That leaves a little under $400 for the rest of the backer rewards including the prints.  If the final cost of everything somehow increases due to changing prices, or increased differences in currency exchange rates that cost is on me.  I will never come back and ask for money once the campaign has ended.

*All numbers are approximate

As we get closer to 100% funding more info on our stretch goals will be released.  We have a number of exciting stretch goals in development that we know you'll enjoy!

NOTE: All artwork displayed on this page is a mock-up of the final product.  Designs and colours may change slightly during the production process.  Backers will keep informed of any and all changes should any be needed.

An uncut sheet of the NOX deck straight from the USPCC presses!

Dimensions: 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" (frame not included) Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube

Risks and challenges

I like to be prepared. I've been in contact with reps from the USPCC for a few months now asking every question I can think of in order to understand the entire process.

I've thoroughly researched my options as far as manufacturing and shipping is concerned for all backer rewards. Aside from the actual playing cards all other rewards and shipping materials are sourced locally. This helps keep costs down, allows for quicker fulfillment and makes communication much easier should any delays arise. I've also looked into alternate sources for those materials should any major delays come up. All manufacturers and suppliers are ready and waiting to get the greenlight.

I plan on providing frequent updates to all backers during and after the campaign, to keep them up-to-date on how the project is going.

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    NEW REWARD — 1 random signed card from the Metropol NOX deck.

    I'll ask which card you would prefer, but it can't be guaranteed. —— FREE shipping anywhere in the world.

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    EARLY BACKER BONUS — 1 Deck of Metropol NOX Playing Cards.

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    1 Deck of Metropol NOX Playing Cards.

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL — 1 Deck of Metropol NOX Playing Cards, and 1 Pewter Coin / Card Guard! —— FREE Shipping!

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    EARLY BACKER BONUS — 2 Decks of Metropol NOX Playing Cards.

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    1 Art Print (your choice of design - Jack of Spades, Queen of Hearts, King of Diamonds)

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    2 Decks of Metropol NOX Playing Cards

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    1 Deck of Metropol NOX Playing Cards, and 1 Art Print (your choice of design)

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    3 Decks of Metropol NOX Playing Cards.

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    1 Uncut Press Sheet of the Metropol NOX Deck

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    3 Art Prints! — Choose the whole set or any combination of the 3 and share them with your friends. Save on shipping by combining multiple prints in the same package!

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    ALL THE THINGS! — 2 Decks of Metropol NOX Playing Cards // 1 Art Print (your choice of design) // 1 Metal Coin

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL - 5 decks of Metropol NOX playing cards for the rice of 4! —— FREE Shipping!

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL — The NOX sample deck. (As pictured in previous updates) I will give away one of the sample decks I had printed. This deck will be signed and comes in a plain white tuck case. It will be shipped as soon as the campaign is over so you should have it before Christmas. A unique collector's item. —— FREE Shipping!

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    6 Decks of Metropol NOX Playing Cards. —— Shipping in Canada included!

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    EARLY BACKER BONUS - 1 Brick (12 Decks) of Metropol NOX Playing Cards! // Per deck this is the best value!

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Funding period

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