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The NEXT deck from Metropol Playing Cards printed by EPCC.
The NEXT deck from Metropol Playing Cards printed by EPCC.
250 backers pledged CA$ 11,270 to help bring this project to life.

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The NEXT deck from Metropol Playing Cards printed by EPCC.

Metropol Playing Cards: The NEXT Deck

CA$ 11,270

250

The Metropol NEXT deck is a completely custom deck of playing cards containing some familiar design elements from previous Metropol releases, while at the same time taking their original minimalist style in a whole new direction. Featuring signature Metropol design elements such as strong colours, and bold linework, the Metropol NEXT deck provides a glimpse into the future of the Metropol Playing Cards brand.

The Metropol NEXT tuck and card back design
The Metropol NEXT tuck and card back design
The Metropol NEXT deck features white pips and indices on bold coloured backgrounds, one colour for each suit.
The Metropol NEXT deck features white pips and indices on bold coloured backgrounds, one colour for each suit.
The court cards feature an updated version of the trademark Metropol design.
The court cards feature an updated version of the trademark Metropol design.
The unique ace design of Metropol NEXT
The unique ace design of Metropol NEXT

The Metropol NEXT decks will be printed by the Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) at their factory in Taiwan (the same factory that Legends Playing Card Company used to print the original Metropol LUX decks).  The cards will feature EPCC's smooth handling Classic Finish, perfect for all your cardistry and shuffling needs.

This will be my first time printing with EPCC.  I've been working with their team over the last few months and I have full confidence in their ability to deliver a great deck of cards. EPCC has developed a reputation for producing excellent quality decks and they come highly recommended from other playing card designers I've spoken to.  I'm excited to be working with them to produce the Metropol NEXT deck.

The Metropol NEXT deck, printed by Expert Playing Card Company
The Metropol NEXT deck, printed by Expert Playing Card Company

As with all my past projects, I will be shipping and fulfilling every order myself. If you've backed any of my previous projects, you'll notice a couple changes this time around.  From now on I'll be using Canada Post's digital shipping system which provides email notifications as well as clear customs information (reducing customs delays).  I'll also be using some new packaging materials that are stronger but lighter-weight giving your items more protection and a reduced shipping cost.  I'm also introducing an express shipping option for international orders.

Estimated Shipping Times:

  • Canada - 2-7 business days 
  • United States - 5-8 business days 
  • International - 10-40 business days* 

 *There are a lot of variables with international shipping and estimated delivery times, hence the wide range. For a more accurate shipping time estimate, please message me directly. 

International Express Shipping 

While shipping the Metropol 2017 edition decks earlier this year there were a small number of packages that experienced an extreme shipping delay using Canada Post's standard international shipping option. This time around I'm offering an express shipping option for international orders. 

International Express Shipping is available as an add-on for pledges of 3 or more decks (not required for pledges of 1 or 2 decks).

International Express Shipping is available for any country outside of the United States and Canada. For whatever reason some of the packages shipped to the countries listed below experienced the shipping delay. While certainly not required, you may want to consider adding on International Express Shipping if you live in any of the following countries:  

  • Australia 
  • Japan 
  • Singapore 
  • South Korea 
  • Spain

The estimated delivery time for International Express Shipping is 6-12 business days.

Once you've made a pledge, add on as many Metropol NEXT decks as you want!  

Shipping is included with every add-on.

Metropol NEXT Uncut Sheet - $40 ($45 outside Canada and USA)

An uncut sheet of cards, pulled right from the press.
An uncut sheet of cards, pulled right from the press.

Metropol NEXT Coin - $15

A solid 1.75" diameter coin featuring the Metropol NEXT logo on one side, and a modified version of the card back design on the other.  The shiny nickel plating and black enamel fill create a sharp contrast that will grab everyone's attention.

Shiny nickel plating with black enamel fill that wraps around the sides
Shiny nickel plating with black enamel fill that wraps around the sides

Metropol NEXT King Lapel Pin - $12

Fit for a king, this shiny nickel plated lapel pin features the same design found on the Metropol NEXT king court cards.  This pin is 1.25" inch long and comes with a rubber clutch to hold the pin in place.

Feel like a king wherever you go!  The Metropol NEXT king lapel pin
Feel like a king wherever you go! The Metropol NEXT king lapel pin

Please use the guide below for adding any additional items to your pledge.  

Let's say you pledged $90 for the Metropol NEXT half brick and now you want to add an Uncut Sheet and a King Lapel Pin to your pledge.  Your new pledge total would be $142 ($90 + $40 + $12)

Canada & USA

  • 1x Metropol NEXT deck of playing cards - add $18 CAD 
  • 1x Brick (12 decks) of Metropol NEXT playing cards - add $160 CAD 
  • 1x Metropol NEXT uncut sheet - add $40 CAD
  • 1x Metropol NEXT metal coin - add $15 CAD
  • 1x Metropol NEXT King Lapel Pin - add $12 CAD

Rest of the World

  • 1x Metropol NEXT deck of playing cards - add $20 CAD
  • 1x Brick (12 decks) of Metropol NEXT playing cards - add $180 CAD
  • 1x Metropol NEXT uncut sheet - add $45 CAD
  • 1x Metropol NEXT metal coin - add $15 CAD
  • 1x Metropol NEXT King Lapel Pin - add $12 CAD
  • International Express Shipping - $20 CAD

Like previous projects, I will most likely be using BackerKit to help keep track of pledges, add-ons, and shipping status.  I will confirm this closer towards the end of the campaign.

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Risks and challenges

If funded, this will be my 5th successful Kickstarter project, 4 of those being for playing card production.

PRODUCTION
Delays in production can happen, and they are typically out of my control. EPCC has all the completed art files and everything is ready to launch into production so that should ensure things go smoothly. If an issue does arise, I’m confident that EPCC will communicate quickly with me and we’ll be able to get it resolved before too much time passes.

FULFILLMENT
To date, I've shipped thousands of playing card decks all over the world. Over the years I've learned the intricacies of the Canada Post system. At this point the fulfillment process is second nature to me and I have developed a very efficient workflow for processing and shipping packages. I used my last Kickstarter project (Exotic Wood Pens) to test a new shipping system which went better than expected so I'll be using it again for this project.

As with any project, there’s always the possibility of something unexpected coming up. At this point I know the areas of production that typically experience delays or issues. Whatever comes up, I will always keep backers in the loop so that they have full transparency as to where the project is at.

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    2 decks of Metropol NEXT playing cards

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    6 decks of Metropol NEXT playing cards

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    12 decks of Metropol NEXT playing cards

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    12 decks of Metropol NEXT playing cards

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    ALL THE THINGS!

    12 decks of Metropol NEXT playing cards
    1 Metropol NEXT uncut sheet
    1 Metropol NEXT metal coin
    1 Metropol NEXT King lapel pin

    (approx. $138 USD)

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