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A unique tribute to knightly piety of the Late Middle Ages in the form of metal foiled, embossed and limited edt. poker decks. (NPCC)
A unique tribute to knightly piety of the Late Middle Ages in the form of metal foiled, embossed and limited edt. poker decks. (NPCC)
458 backers pledged DKK 114,863 to help bring this project to life.

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Chivalry Playing Cards

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The creators of the popular Noble deck are back with their second deck concept, CHIVALRY. A unique and stylish tribute to medieval ornamentation and knightly piety in the form of limited, embossed, metal foiled and sealed poker playing cards. Printed by LPCC.

► Limited Edt. (2x1,250 decks)
► Gold and silver foil decorated tucks
► Embossed and deluxe matte tuck cases
► Interior tuck layout
► Printed by the Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC)
► Emerald Finish stock for great handling
► Ornamented tuck seals
► 2 deck variations (Gold and Silver Edt.) 
► 100% custom decks of 52+2 cards
► (63mm x 88mm, 2,5" x 3,5") poker size playing cards
► Pledge for more decks to gain a brick box and great savings

A medieval deck has taken form in the hands of the royal court masters. A tribute to knightly piety, bravery and the ceremonial jousts are brought to the table in highly detailed Code of Arms. The Knights of the Realm are depicted in honor of their duties and loyalty to the great King by having their iconic helmets illustrated on the court cards. 

While the Gold and Silver Edt. share the same powerful number and face card designs, the card backs have variation to match the tuck and form a unique set of cards.
While the Gold and Silver Edt. share the same powerful number and face card designs, the card backs have variation to match the tuck and form a unique set of cards.

The design of crests delicately indicate the rank and hierarchy of the knights, while the aces are the banner insignias of their respective Order.

The deck is made as a way to pay tribute to the fact that knights are noble, ambitious and hard working men. Some are even idolized and have a huge following.

The court cards feature 12 knights from four different Orders of The Realm, illustrated by hand and brought to the table in tweaked and vectorized form. 

Tucks are embossed and have gold or silver foil accents.
Tucks are embossed and have gold or silver foil accents.

The two tucks are delicately embossed on all sides to highlight the details of decoration, insignia and texts. Gold and silver metal foil is carefully implemented on all sides to form a shining tuck spectacle of the Late Middle Ages.

Brick box mock-up (closed)
Brick box mock-up (closed)
Brick box mock-up (open)
Brick box mock-up (open)
Brick box preview (matches both tucks)
Brick box preview (matches both tucks)
Chivalry, as it stood by the Late Middle Ages, was a moral system which combined a warrior ethos, knightly piety, and courtly manners, all conspiring to establish a notion of honor and nobility.
Chivalry, as it stood by the Late Middle Ages, was a moral system which combined a warrior ethos, knightly piety, and courtly manners, all conspiring to establish a notion of honor and nobility.
Stretch Goal reached: Ornamented Seals
Stretch Goal reached: Ornamented Seals
UNLOCKED: Interior tuck printing. "Orders" layout, as chosen by vast majority of backers.
UNLOCKED: Interior tuck printing. "Orders" layout, as chosen by vast majority of backers.
BONUS reward unlocked for all backers (does not include SQUIRE pledge tier)
BONUS reward unlocked for all backers (does not include SQUIRE pledge tier)
Embossed, sealed and metal foiled tuck backs
Embossed, sealed and metal foiled tuck backs
A ceremonial joust (or celebration tournament) takes place among the Orders of Chivalry.
A ceremonial joust (or celebration tournament) takes place among the Orders of Chivalry.
Factory cellophane will be removed but your tuck seals will NOT be breached.
Factory cellophane will be removed but your tuck seals will NOT be breached.

With the Signature Add-on, the artist Nicolai Aarøe will sign the back of your decks with a white sharpie. Adding dkk 24 to your pledge will cover ALL the decks in your pledge tier. 

Add dkk 49 for the pack of four A6 (postcard sized) Insignia Artworks
Add dkk 49 for the pack of four A6 (postcard sized) Insignia Artworks

The pack of four A6 Insignia Artworks is a stunning, solid print of the 4 Orders of the Realm, featured in the Chivalry deck.

If any should become available we will post about it in the comments section!
If any should become available we will post about it in the comments section!

To make use of an Add-on, just increase your pledge with the appropriate amount via the "manage pledge" button while keeping the same reward level. We will detect this and add the Add-on notion to your current pledge. PM us if you have any questions about how Add-ons work.

DESIGN IMPERATOR is a corporate business name for a danish, married couple forged in love, respect and drive.

Nicolai Aarøe is a freelance artist with 10+ years of experience in the creative industry. As an illustrator, creative director and graphic designer he has brought countless projects to fruition.

Marianne Larsen is a freelance administrator with 10+ years of experience in retail and corporate management.

We are going 'all-in' to bring life to Chivalry, a very unique and special deck of poker playing cards, and we hope to see it become a reality with the feedback, help and support from you!

Our first deck, Noble, was successfully funded and sold out before the kickstarter ended! All rewards are shipped to backers and receiving great reviews!

1,000 unique Noble tucks was made for 443 backers
1,000 unique Noble tucks was made for 443 backers
Featured on World of Cards (and other social media)
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Risks and challenges

Our first deck, Noble, was successfully funded and fulfilled with great reviews.

We are shipping all rewards according to professional recommendations by Deutsche Post and DHL and will handle the fulfilment process ourselves to make sure that everything goes as planned. Design Imperator has much experience with the shipping company and has used them for several years to send hundreds of parcels, big and small. We have every reason to believe that all rewards will be delivered to you as intended.

We feel extremely confident in our tested suppliers and the conservative timeline we've chosen. As experienced project creators, we've brought many complex products to our audience on time and with very positive feedback. However, obstacles can arise unexpectedly. Potential set-backs include production delays, shipping and sourcing issues. Our fulfilment plan has buffers implemented to pre-counter for mishaps as much as possible.

Please note that Design Imperator can not be held responsible for any damaged, lost, unclaimed or destroyed parcels. It is crucial that you enter your address correctly in the survey after the project has ended.

Furthermore, please note that factory sealing, wrapping and packages in relation to manufacturing and production of rewards is out of our hands.

If the reward itself does not live up to our intern quality control and pass our condition inspection we will return it to the facility and demand a re-production. IF this should happen some delay in our fulfillment process can occur and we hope for your understanding.

Design and artwork is subject to minor tweaks and updates.
Brick boxes will be printed by another company (not LPCC).

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    ► 3 CHIVALRY (Silver Edt.) decks
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    ► 6 CHIVALRY (Silver Edt.) decks
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