Mighty Super(b) Heroes - Playing Cards (Cancelled)
Customized poker playing cards. Inspired by your favorite Super(b) Heroes. Printed by Legends (LPCC). Limited production run.
2GG is proud to present Mighty Super(b) Heroes Playing Cards, that is both customized and collectible. We call this new series "SMArt" Playing Cards... which is short for "SIMPLY MINIMALIST ART" playing cards.
We have always loved the look of the Minimalist art style and what you can convey with simple lines, black and whites and solid bold coloring.
So what is SMArt Series Playing Cards?
To put it simply... it is an ongoing series of "Themed" playing card poker decks that will always have that minimalist art style. We plan on releasing approximately 4 decks (or series) a year and each of these decks could have a different theme, but will always have brand new exciting artwork.
This campaign (Mighty Super(b) Heroes) is our first release in this SMArt series and it is based on one of our favorite topics here in the office... Super(b) Heroes. From comic books to graphic novels to all the recent great films, there is no denying that super heroes are here in a big way and everyone loves them.
We hope you enjoy our vision of super(b) heroes with...
- Concept by: Steven Fields
- Design & Art by: Steven Fields & Greg "Jazzy Bear" Brown
- Released by: TwoGeeksGaming
- Printing & Distribution by: Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC)
- 100% custom face cards, aces, pips, jokers, and coloring
- All 54 cards have their own individual artwork
- Each deck has 2 distinct art styles, Figures & Elements
- Cards designed for both right and left handed game play
- Custom Tuck Box
- 310 GSM (Black Core) card stock with Linen Finish
- Limited production run
- The first deck in a continuing series of themed minimalist playing cards
Mighty Super(b) Heroes - Series 1.1 will be produced and fulfilled by Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC), using casino grade black core imported paper stock.
LPCC produces the highest class of playing cards due to their innovation and attention to detail with exceptional durability, and the ‘glass like’ edges of their signature ‘Diamond Cut’ process.
There have been some great Super(b) Heroes (& Villains), both past and present, that have inspired us along the way in making this deck.
So... special thanks goes out to both Marvel & DC... and to all the other companies out there for giving us all these awesome characters over the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to have them in our lives.
This campaign is just our small tribute to them for giving us the inspirations you see here.
Our face cards are the 10's, Jacks, Queens, Kings, Aces, and Jokers. These have what we refer to as "Figure Art".
Our pip cards are the 2-9 and have what we refer to as "Element Art".
We spent a lot of time and went through several versions when developing the card back. This ultimately was the one we decided to use. It works on several visual levels.
One of our all time favorite tuck boxes is the Heretic set by Stockholm 17. It is a thing of beauty in its nearly all black design.
Right from the start, we knew we wanted to keep that minimalist look throughout everything and it made sense to make our tuck box very stark. Bits of color, mostly blacks and greys, and with just enough information on it so you knew what deck you had in your hands.
All the above pictures are near final conceptual images and represent what the final product may possibly look like. Every effort will be made to ensure that the final produced product matches the conceptual images as close as possible. The art placement onto specific numbers/suits will change for a better overall design. All images/designs are subject to change though.
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What do you mean “SMArt Series” theme decks?
Our goal is to try and release a new deck of themed playing cards every 3 months or so… as long as there is demand for it. The first one out of the gate is based on Super(b) Heroes. The next one could be something like Sci Fi Movies or even Action Heroes. The skies the limit on these. We might even ask what you, the backers, would like to see in a new deck.
I noticed that Mighty Super(b) Heroes has a Series 1.1. What does that 1.1 mean?
Quite simply it means that this is Series 1/Deck 1. So, series 1 will always be the Mighty Super(b) Heroes. In the future, when we do a second deck of all new super(b) heroes, it would be Mighty Super(b) Heroes – Series 1.2 or Series 1/Deck 2. That way you always know what you have in your hands.
What are Figures and Elements that you refer to on the cards?
On the 10’s, Jacks, Queens, Kings, Aces, and Jokers… we have Figure art. These are super heroes that sort of have the look of mini detailed stick figures. Now on the 2-9 cards… we have Element art. These are cards that have various elements & attributes of a super hero or the overall feel and look of a super hero.
When there is more than one deck in a series, can I mix the decks together?
Yes. The card backs in a particular series will always have the same back. So you could take Mighty Super(b) Heroes 1.1 and 1.2 and mix them all together. You could even build your own style deck of super(b) heroes that could “Avenge” the planet if needed… or have a “League” of super(b) heroes that deal out “Justice”.
What does Limited Production Run mean?
We will only make Mighty Super(b) Heroes - Series 1.1 this one time. It will NEVER be re-printed. The final amount of decks we make will be determined by this campaign. Once they are gone, that is it.
I see there is a $75.00 tier that has a “Limited Edition” Mighty Super(b) Heroes 1.1 LE deck. What is that?
It is truly a unique deck of cards. It uses MPC’s new High Gloss technique for printing. So far there have been about 5 or so decks on the market that use it. But, when you see them, you will be blown away. I was stunned on how beautiful and different they are than anything else out there. Check out this video to see what we are talking about.
The art in the two decks (standard edition vs. limited edition) are the same, but in the limited edition version the High Gloss makes the deck totally different looking. The LE version almost looks like water pooled on the cards. Very cool, very different, very unique.
Why is Mighty Super(b) Heroes – Series 1.2 a whole new campaign and not just an add-on?
That is a great question and there are several reasons why we did it this way.
1. Currently we only have roughly 70% of the art done for this next deck. The extra month or so will give us enough time to finish all the art without being rushed.
2. If it were an add-on and we were going to ship both together, it would have pushed the delivery time to get it all to you. We felt everyone would like to get things as quickly as possible. You would get the first deck in November and the second in December.
3. Since were running two separate campaigns, the production houses are giving us a slight discount for repeat business. We are able to pass along those savings to you.
4. Since it is its own campaign, it gives us another 30 days for funding. The more funds we get, the more cool things we can offer for the cards and deck.
5. Gives you something to look forward to in the future. When the 2nd deck does arrive in the mail… you will be like Gollum and the new deck is your Precious.
Here is what 2GG has scheduled for the remainder of 2015.
Risks and challenges
The artwork, design, planning, and budgeting has already been completed. Both MPC and LPCC have given their preliminary thumbs up for most everything. We just need to give them the final designs and the funds for production.
The only risk now is Natural disasters or acts of God... or possibly an unexpected issue with our manufacturer/distributor. Which I honestly don't see happening, as we are only using reputable companies in the card industry. We also padded in an extra month just to make sure we would meet our deadline.
I will post regular updates, so you can keep track of every stage of Mighty Super Heroes and see it come to life.
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