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$1,733
pledged of $17,500pledged of $17,500 goal
104
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 10 2013

About

Man Made Games is proud to offer a deck of Transformative Jokers!

This is a fully playable deck of cards, no tricks there.  However it is a 'Transformation' deck meaning that the art on every custom card takes some liberty with how it treats the pips. 

The deck is a celebration of Jokers, made by Jokers for Jokers, Joksters and people who just love art (and don't worry, there are no clowns in this deck for those who still harbor anxiety from movies like Poltergeist and IT!.)

The concept began with an admiration of jokers in classic, modern and unusual decks.  We wanted to depict four common themes, each one representing a suit.  Spades represents the dark, sinister and sometimes evil Jokers.  Clubs illuminates the risque, burlesque and pin-up Jokers.  Hearts are for the romantic and comical fare who see jesters as fun frolicy folk.  And finally diamonds, a vision of the classic and traditional jokers doing their joker things.

Of course with four themes, we felt it fitting to bring on four artists to represent each theme.  Four jokers if you will to design the four joker suits.  We searched the world over and recruited specialized artists from England, Italy, Croatia and Argentina.  Our chief designer from the US put together the artistic team and is the voice behind the design element of this deck.

A lovely harlequin pattern on the card back represents the playful and whimsical joker, while jesting at a familiar design card back of a more famous card brand (we won't name names here, unless you really want us too.)  In one of our future stretch goals we will be offering an alternate card back which would allow the magician and trickster to identify the card... yes, it'll be a marked deck.  How evil. 

And what about the Jokers?  What do you do for Jokers in an All Joker deck?  Good questions.  First, there are 4 Jokers!  Each contains a hidden joke.  See if you can spot them.

The Jokers are the best part of the deck.  We have a non-Joker joker and his disrobed counterpart, great for a Reveal.  Also, our own take on the traditional Bicycle highlighting the Four Joker styles.  And finally, the beautiful bearded lady.

There is a lot that goes went into the design and functionality of this deck as it incorporates popular elements as well as some new ones.  A perfect deck for the art deck collectors, cardicians and magicians.

Card Back - Unmarked
Card Back - Unmarked

$35 Full UnCut Sheet (Limited Print)

Framed Prints (You choose the card) - Add $19 to your pledge

Choose any design from the deck and we will send you a photo quality print 8 1/2 x 11, perfect for framing.  If you'd like 2, add $35.  If you'd like 3 add $45.  Each additional print will cost you $10.

Full Sized 24" x 36" Bearded Lady Poster (Other sizes available soon) add $35 to your order

Deck in a Bottle (Coming Soon)

Magic and More (Coming Soon)

$17,500 The jokes on us, you believed enough to fund the deck!

$22,500 Marked Card Back Option.  You choose if you want marked or unmarked card backs (or both!)

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Please hold international shipping payments until we are ready to ship. Why? Because we use a shipping service that gives us the best possible price when shipping overseas, we want to pass any discounts on to you. Also because if you pay now, KS and Amazon will glean 10% forcing us to charge more to cover their take. Finally, because we don't want to set our goal higher to ensure we can pay for deck production and shipping! Thanks for understanding. The chart below will give you an idea of the approximate shipping cost:

Risks and challenges

As with life, there are risks. We've already invested our own money into the design and development of this deck.

So the biggest risk is to the timeline to produce the decks. We don't expect any issues with USPCC legal as all the artwork is original and we own, and the name of the Deck should be unique enough to not be confused with Bicycle's Joker Deck which is neither a deck full of Jokers nor a transformation deck. Once it's passed art, brand and legal review it's off to the production scheduler who decides when they will print the run. We believe we've allowed for more than enough time, but again, USPCCs production schedule is completely out of our control.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The early bird catches the worm, but the early trickster gets a deal on one of these all Joker transformation deck. Add additional decks for $9 each in appreciation for your early pledge! Free shipping in the US. International shipping, see chart but do not include in your pledge, I will bill after the project ends.

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    The Jokes on you :) You missed out on the early bird offer, but you still get to get one of these incredible Joker transformation decks. Add additional decks for $10 each, no fooling! Free shipping in the US. International shipping, see chart but do not include in your pledge, I will bill after the project ends.

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    Two decks, no waiting. That is if you tripped the crowd of folks trying to pledge early! Add additional decks for $9 each in appreciation for your early pledge! Free shipping in the US. International shipping, see chart but do not include in your pledge, I will bill after the project ends.

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    Two decks. Add additional decks for $10 each in respect to the Jokers who buy decks! Free shipping in the US. International shipping, see chart but do not include in your pledge, I will bill after the project ends.

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    A Brick! Not the kind you throw through the window, the kind that comes with 12 packs of the Joker Transformation Deck. Add additional decks for $9 each because we like you a lot!! Free shipping in the US. International shipping, see chart but do not include in your pledge, I will bill after the project ends.

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