The Sisterhood of Blood Vol. II is a custom designed deck of poker sized playing cards that will be printed by The Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC).
Volume two continues with the theme of London vampires from the Victorian era, and features an all female cast of court cards. Each of them have a unique story to tell, but together they become the Sisterhood of Blood.
Thanks to 493 awesome backers here on Kickstarter, volume one of The Sisterhood of Blood was successfully funded in 2016. This was followed up by the volume one book which also got funded by 279 amazing backers.
I'm so thankful for the enthusiasm backers have shown for the these projects, so with volume two we delve deeper into the Sisterhood world and reveal more members.
Features of the Vol. II deck include:
- NEW back design
- 12 NEW all female court cards - 11 new members and one returning from Vol. I
- All of the vampires are named and all have backstories which will be revealed in the Vol.II book coming soon.
- 4 custom designed Aces (same as Vol. I)
- NEW watermark on number cards
- NEW facing Jokers with the Raven silhouetted out of blood
- 1 double backer
- NEW custom tuck-box with printing on the inside
- NEW Custom seal - The design for this will be voted for by the backers
- Printed by EPCC on their classic finish stock - Same as Vol. I
The all new back design features (as always) hidden meanings and symbolism from the Sisterhood.
Just like Vol. I, all of the vampires have names and backstories that help to bring these beautiful monsters alive. Each of them follow similar patterns from a standard deck of cards, along with matching items.
The Aces are all larger and custom designed compared to a standard deck of cards, but follow the same design as Vol. I as these are the symbols for the Sisterhood Courts.
The tweaked pips on the number cards follow a standard position but are slightly smaller and the layout is condensed compared to a standard deck of cards.
A 1.5 inch antique brass coin. This was originally created as an add-on for the Sisterhood of Blood Vol. I Book and ties in nicely with one of the characters from it. One side depicts the Sisterhood and the other reveals the Raven assassins that hunt them.
If you would like a coin please add an additional £10 to your current pledge for US and £11 for INTL.
The Sisterhood of Blood - Vol I captures the pivotal moments in the lives of 12 female vampires as they stalk the dark streets of Victorian London. Times are difficult, a fact that is only amplified by their lust for blood and struggle to remain in the shadows.
Each chapter reveals a new vampire and the turning point in her existence. Some embrace their unnatural lifestyle, others are haunted by the memories of their humanity, but together they become The Sisterhood of Blood.
It is a hardback book with full colour printed inside pages which have been made to look like the pages of an old book. The cover is an image wrap design (no dust jacket) and has a soft matte finish.
If you would like to read an extract from the book, please click here. It focuses on Isabel Marshal, who isn't your typical vampire, and shows how her childlike mind copes when her only friend, and fellow sister of blood, has to leave London for good.
Alongside the stories are the artwork of each of the vampires and their courts from the original playing card designs.
This pairs nicely with the Vol.I deck and is a great addition to the sisterhood collection and if you would like a copy please add an additional £16 to your current pledge for US and £18 for INTL.
All books come with a FREE Sisterhood of Blood Bookmark.
Vol.II of the book is coming soon!
Uncut sheets are taken straight from the printing press prior to being cut and boxed. This is the first time that a 52Ravens deck has been available in this way and is exclusively for Kickstater backers of this project, so get them while you can!
The sheets are approximately 60 x 60cm (23.5 x 23.5 Inches) and come unframed.
For the ultimate Sisterhood art please add an additional £17 to your current pledge for US and £21 for INTL
Want to be the ultimate Sisterhood groupie? Now you can with these fashionable t-shirts that have the Sisterhood emblem emblazoned upon them.
Sizes range from S - XXL in mens and women styles. This information will be collected when the surveys get sent out.
If you would like to get your hands on one please add an additional £20 to your current pledge for US and INTL.
These will be sent directly from the UK and will arrive before the cards and coins. There will also be a little surprise that comes with these packages as they will be coming straight from me ;)
The Vol.1 deck of the Sisterhood of Blood is proving rare, so I will be releasing 100 of Vol.1 as part of limited collections. These pledges will also include the coin and book and are perfect if you want to get all the Sisterhood goodies.
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I would just like to thank you for taking the time to look at my project, and to all those that pledge, you have no idea how much your support means. Being able to continue to expand the Sisterhood of Blood world is all thanks to your amazing support, thank you!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the social media links above or via a kickstarter private message.
Risks and challenges
I’ve successfully run two playing card projects and one publishing project here on Kickstarter, so I’m confident things will run smoothly. I always strive to give the backers as much information as possible when I receive updates on the printing process and during the shipping fulfilment stage, as I strongly believe that as a backer you are just as much a part of this project as I am.
The estimated delivery date is just that, an estimate, so there is a chance of an early delivery, or a delay, but as always I will keep you all up to date no matter what happens.
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