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Tenebre (Rosso Edition)
Inspired by the Gothic artwork of Italy comes Tenebre, Rosso Edition. Tenebre (Darkness) Rosso (Red), is the first Limited Signature Series deck to be produced by 4PM DESIGNS and printed by The Legends Playing Card Company....
Printed by The Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC)...WHAT no USPCC?! Now before we cause a riot, Legends is the company that manufactured the ground breaking Legends #852, and later collaborated with The Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) to print their beautiful Exquisite decks with the innovative EPCC sideways tuck. If you don't know about these decks, we suggest you look them up because they are surprisingly impressive.
Why LPCC? One reason is because we are able to print an extremely limited run of 1,111 decks. A run that the USPCC would not provide. Another, being that the day we held the Exquisite and Legends Playing Card decks, we knew they had something special. We admire them for being one of the first companies to explore high quality and innovative print jobs outside the USA, their flexibility with design/production and responsive communication. Their close partner the Expert Playing Card Co. granted permission to use the signature EPCC sideways tuck and EPCC pack jacket, both of which are exclusive EPCC designs.
We have been working with magician Lawrence Sullivan at the LPCC to produce a deck of cards that can capture what we loved about the Legends #852 and Exquisite decks, yet allowed us to put together something new. This exploration led us to Tenebre.
- Sideways Tuck Box design (courtesy of EPCC)
- Exterior Pack Jacket (courtesy of EPCC)
- Matte Red Tuck Box
- Interior Tuck Box Foil
- Specialty Legends Diamond Finish and Cutting
- Specialty Legends Card Stock
- 54 Fully Custom Cards
EXCLUSIVE PACK JACKET...
Included with every deck will be a custom pack jacket. Made in collaboration with the LPCC & EPCC (Expert Playing Card Company) these fantastic packs will help protect your decks while adding to its design. Each pack jacket will contain foil printing and be signed then numbered by hand.
So wait...If this is called the Rosso Edition, does that mean there will be more? Well, hopefully, that's the plan. All new editions will remain limited to the one time printing by the LPCC.
The Signature Series is planned to be a continued effort to bring new artwork and ideas to the market. Many of our Bicycle decks have taken inspiration from pop culture and vintage cards, but our Signature Series will focus on more personal designs. If the support is there from everyone in the playing card and kickstarter community, Tenebre will be the first of several lines of cards, exclusively manufactured by the LPCC.
However, this does not mean we will abandon the USPCC. We still have many more new designs to unleash to the world and with your help they will retain that great USPCC standard.
Since only 1,111 are being printed, Tenebre will not be available to wholesale. We also chose a maximum pledge level of 6 decks to allow enough decks to be available for other backers. Therefore, the only means to get Tenebre will be through us and the LPCC official website, who would only carry 111 decks (without the Exclusive Pack Jackets). Yes, that's why the run is a weird number. Realistically, approx. 900 will be available through kickstarter. With the exception of our private reserve, If they sell out on this campaign, they would be sold out altogether. Both The Grid and Grid 2.0 sold out within a year of their release, and they both had runs of 5,000 decks of each.
Risks and challenges
Any project on Kickstarter will bare the risks of the costs for the manufacturing of their products and shipping. This is our 5th deck launch and we have plenty of experience with manufacturing and delivering our products on schedule. Even though our deliver dates are in place, we have a tendency to deliver months ahead of schedule. However, this isn't a guarantee, sometimes there can be unforeseen production dilemmas but we are dedicated to work them out efficiently. This is our first venture with the LPCC so production may be handled differently. Timing is subjective.
*Some artwork, color tones and features on all products subject to change without notice. By pledging, you understand any risks and changes that may occur throughout the campaign to delivery. Pledges can not be changed/cancelled after project deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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