About this project
The NECRONOMICON, roughly translated, The Book of the Dead. Forged from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft and just a piece in a series of literature known as the MYTHOS. 4PM DESIGNS has delved into the darkness for a unique deck design. While among the dead, this deck has resurrected the Great Old Ones and their knowledge has possessed these 56 cards to bring you MYTHOS: NECRONOMICON.
Printed by the USPCC
Get the best of both worlds in one deck! Bicycle® and Bee®, The Brand you Trust with the Stock you love! Bicycle® Brand with Bee® Casino Grade Paper Stock.
56 cards fully customized cards manufactured by The United States Playing Card Company. The company responsible for the world's most popular and trusted cards such as Bicycle®, Bee®, Tally-Ho®, KEM® and more.
PS. If you have already made a pledge for anything over $25, you can add on a deck regardless of how many decks your pledge has. ALSO, INTERNATIONAL BACKERS, if you wish to add on additional decks contact us first for shipping adjustment.
The Limited Edition Mythos: Necronomicon will be our most limited set of cards in production!!! These decks will feature a Metallic Rainbow tuck box which at first glance is silver, but when light hits it, turns various colors as you tilt the box. This isn't USPCC's common foil stamped deck. The complete tuck box is made of foil. In fact, the USPCC no longer works with the tuck provider which developed these boxes for their previous decks. By our request, they began working with them again and are now setting up a limited run of only 1,500 boxes.
We had to redesign the box in order to highlight the foil, which makes the box designs appear silver. Don't worry, the cards are still the same great design as in the standard Mythos: Necronomicon deck. The deck will also contain an exclusive custom seal to help distinguish the deck from the rest.
PS. Limited Edition has a separate QR Code reveal than the standard decks.
- Premium Casino Grade BEE® Paper Stock
- Magick Finish for Superior Handling
- Custom Faces, Backs and Pips
- Four corner pips for left handed players
- Hand Drawn Court Cards and Jokers
- Joker Reveal
- QR Code Reveal
- Barcode Reveal
ACHIEVED - 100% = You have called upon the Necronomicon, Deck is funded!
ACHIEVED - 110% = Bonus reward added to be available for everyone.
ACHIEVED - 120% = Custom Seal, design chosen by you!
ACHIEVED - 200% = FREE Necronomicon Stickers for all!!!!
Creating a Card
Each Court Card is first hand drawn without computer enhancements. Pure pencil to paper sketches. The image is then scanned and manipulated to blend into the card design. Finally the image is color graded to match the other images and pips. At the end, we have a imperfect yet visually attractive and symmetrical playing card.
Necronomicon seals and hidden symbols
Filled with the sacred hidden symbols from the Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, every card is backed with this carefully designed image. Each suit has been beautifully implemented into the border to create a rememberable and unique card back. The spirits beyond the grave call out to you, can you decipher their plea?
Each card embellishes a unique border, presented in a very light grey color tone. Each set of 13 cards, per suit, contains the custom pips for that specific set. Spade cards have Spade borders, Heart cards have Heart borders. Even though each suit contains its own border, they all flow together wonderfully when being fanned and flourished. A very first for playing cards.
JOE PORPER NECRO CARD CLIP
Due to the shop discontinuing our Arc Card Clips, we are now introducing the Joe Porper Necro Card Clip. Joe Porper has been known in the card industry as the creator of the card clip. His clips have been used by magicians across the world and are known to be an efficient way to protect your deck. The clips are available in Red, Black and Silver
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Add $2 shipping
Poker chips are cool but we wanted something more durable and presentable. Nothing ceramic or plastic, these beauties are metal, brass to be exact. Weighing in at about an ounce, they have a polished gold finish and would look awesome how ever you use your NecronomiCoin. You can display it, or utilize it as a card guard to protect your poker hand. Each coin is two sided with the Mythos design.
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Add $2 for shipping.
SIGNED ART PRINTS
5 different designs including: 2 Card Prints, 1 Tuck Box Design and 2 Limited Edition Designs. As a bonus, for anyone who adds all 5 on to their current pledge will receive a special "Secret Print" for a total of 6 prints for the price of 5.
International backers: Add $1 per print for shipping (If purchasing all 5, the 6th bonus print will not require additional shipping)
Uncut Sheets (Very Limited)
Receive a limited Uncut Sheet featuring all 56 cards of Mythos: Necronomicon. Straight off the press and untouched.
Necronomicon T-Shirt (Kickstarter Edition)
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS FIRST CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING QUOTE.
NOTE: For previous orders on $85 Reward Tier have wrong sizes for up charge. The proper up charges apply from sizes 2XL-8XL.
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS FIRST CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING QUOTE.
Signature Series Framed Cards (Photo COMING SOON)
Receive 1 of 6 Signed, Numbered and Framed cards. These 6 cards will be picked out from a single deck and placed inside of a black or red 2.5 x 3.5 magnetic frame. Frame made of flexible plastic, specifically for displaying collectible cards. 4 Aces, 2 Lovecraft Jokers.
------- ONE TIME ONLY REWARDS -------
This is what we call "The Box". A small wooden box which perfectly fits 3 of our great treasures. Included inside are 2 decks of Mythos: Nercnomicon, and as a response to everyone who has missed out on our previous campaign, The Grid deck. This Grid deck is one of our last 5 signed and numbered decks left. This deck was included in our previous campaign as one of the 1 of 36 signed & numbered rewards which left us with 5 remaining.
Containing even more of our treasures is The Chest. Chucked full of goodies and only ONE available.
Where the money goes?
All the money initially goes directly to having these decks printed and delivered, as well as the production of our other rewards for our backers. These decks are being set up with the USPCC, but we need your backing to get them produced.
All our rewards are listed to be sent/received in June of 2013 but are pending USPCC production time. We are not responsible for any delays that are caused during their production process. Once the designs and payment are sent, it is out of our hands til arrival.
For backers outside the US, please read the rewards carefully to know what your shipping costs will be. Different rates apply for larger supplies but any additional funds will be mentioned. Please be sure to add the additional cost to your backing order for proper shipping. Ensure you don't miss out on your cards or cause delays because you didnt include your shipping rate.
*Some artwork and color tones subject to change without notice.
Risks and challenges
Raising $15,000 is never an easy task. However, we have been fortunate enough to become a highly successful kickstarter project with our DEBUT deck THE GRID, A Bicycle® Playing Card Deck. That until just recently, was the highest funded playing card deck ever. Raising more than $47,000 with an initial goal of $5,000. Not bad for a first time deck producer with no history in the playing card industry. Not only were we lucky enough to have the best backers to support this deck, we also we're able to deliver the decks to our backers with one of the fastest turnarounds of a kickstarter deck (considering the volume of the backers). The first set of decks shipped out 3 weeks after the kickstarter's goal deadline. Still with 2 months left in The Grid's delivery estimate, 99% of The Grid had been shipped worldwide with final additional rewards being produced. We have already shown we are able to be a reliable brand and hope to bring our supporters a new and fresh deck from 4PM DESIGNS.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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