Campaign Success Notice
Thankyou to everyone for all the overwhelming support that you have shown for this card project. We couldn't have done this without you and we are very grateful for your generous pledges that have enabled us to get the Black Dragon Series up and running.
Black Dragon Series Playing Cards will soon be available from the following online stores and locations -
Buyworthy - http://stores.ebay.com.au/buyworthy/
Murphy's Magic - https://www.murphysmagic.com/
From my personal collection of 'UNLEASHED' stock - https://form.jotform.co/71263641687866
CLCPC Studio 52 shop space at MPC - http://www.makeplayingcards.com/sell/CLCPC
CLCPC Studio 52 Website - http://www.customplayingcardsclcpcstudio52.com/
Black Dragon Series 'New Editions' pre order form -https://form.jotform.co/71268614887873
Ebay - http://www.ebay.com.au/
New editions to the Black Dragon Series will be arriving soon to some or all of the above mentioned stores also. They will feature a new deck box design, new card backing design, and will become the new standard for the Black Dragon Series, with all 'unleashed' deck versions being phased out of production and availablity....so if you can, get hold of an unleashed deck or 2 as their expected print numbers will be less than 500 of each, and even less for the Alternate Art 'unleashed' decks which have an alternate art box design and include alternate art Samurai Jack cards and currently only available as add ons and bonus rewards for this kickstarter.
Thanks again everyone for your support. Feel free to keep up to date with all the latest deck releases and where to purchase decks by following our facebook pages or by checking in on our website from time to time at- http://www.customplayingcardsclcpcstudio52.com/
Here are our facebook pages -
- CLCPC Studio 52
- Black Dragon Inner Circle
Thanks again for helping to Unleash the Dragons!
Original Kickstarter Campaign starts here -
Built apon legend, inspired by ancient tradition, it is great honor and pride that I now introduce the Black Dragon Series Playing cards, created in collaboration with world famous artist Marine Loup. This unique deck series incorporates famous illustrations that meld ancient Japanese tradition and folklore into stunning visuals with modern appeal. Today, these one-of-a-kind cards have launched on Kickstarter. Help us unleash the dragons!
At the completion of this kickstarter campaign should it be successful, you will receive a number of samples of the official Black Dragon Series Playing Card products as rewards depending on which reward tiers you have pledge for. These will be the official versions of the products that will also become available from our online stores. Scroll through the reward tiers and see what samples are on offer for your level of support. Once your rewards are delivered, try them out however you like, whether it be performing slight of hand magic tricks, card flourishing or playing poker with them. Give them a good testing and give us your feedback, write a review on them or you may choose to keep them sealed and collect them all, it's up to you. Keep in mind these product samples you will be receiving will be actual versions of the official Black Dragon Series products and they are being printed in limited numbers so sample away how you choose to with that in mind.
''The Black Dragon Series are playing cards reimagined. From unleashed dragons, samurai's and Katana blades, to symbolic Koi fish that represent ancient legend, these cards are made to be played, but designed to capture the imagination''
Available in 5 deck types, plus all decks available as rewards are únleashed' versions that are exclusive to this kickstarter. Unleashed decks feature illustrator signatures plus an exclusive unleashed deck box design. There is less than 500 of each deck expected to ever be printed. Don't miss out on your chance to own this rare and exclusive set of Black Dragon Series Playing Cards before they are gone forever!
How this deck series came to be....
The first image to take shape, which was then eventually applied to form part of the black dragon series of playing cards, was the "Black Koi" (featured as the joker card in this deck series) which was created by Marine Loup back in 2014 after she felt inspired by a legend about a group of Koi fish. The legend goes that through determination and perseverance, a single black koi was able to swim upstream to reach the top of a waterfall against all odds, overcoming demons that laughed and mocked the koi's efforts and who had also heightened the waterfall out of malice. It goes that after reaching the top of the waterfall, the gods who had witnessed the koi's efforts, turned the black koi into a Golden Dragon, the image of power and strength. This project draws it's inspiration from this legend and from Marine Loup and her Turning Japanese illustrations, and represents the determination and perseverance demonstrated by the black koi, battling against all odds to succeed. This representation has been symbolized by the black koi being featured as the joker in this deck series, to reflect the legend of how the demons had mocked and made fun of the black koi's efforts to swim upstream. The deck series builds to the release of a Limited Edition Gold Dragon deck to symbolize the black koi reaching the top of the waterfall and will feature the black koi's transformation into a Golden Dragon.
- Each deck comes themed with unique images and color combinations and the cards are made from a high quality cardstock from france which has an air pocket finish making them ideal for sleight of hand manipulation and tricks for professional magicians.
- Each Special Edition deck comes with signed jokers as well as four King Dragon cards featuring Marine Loup's Signature, with each cards face printed in the matching color of your chosen deck style.
Below is an example of a Special Edition Balck with themed black king cards
- Below are deck box designs for the green, silver and gold decks. (Final designs may vary slightly).
Special Edition Green, Silver and Gold are yet to be officially launched.... however the Special Edition Green, Silver and Gold deck are now making a brief appearance (in very limited numbers) during this deck launch as they have been developed ahead of schedule in time to help raise funds. Less than 500 of each of the Special Edition Dragon deck's are expected to ever be produced and are exclusive to this Kickstarter. Don't miss out on owning one of these unique and rare decks before they are gone forever!
''ALL DECKS ARE 'ÚNLEASHED' AND EXCLUSIVE TO THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. DON"T MISS OUT ON YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF THESE RARE DECKS BEFORE THEY ARE GONE FOREVER''.
(All Unleashed Decks feature illustrator Marine Loup's signature on both joker cards as well as 4 themed king cards for the Special Editions and gold jokers and ace of spades for the Gold Editions)
(Pictured below is a Poster Display sample of an uncut sheet for promotional purposes, actual uncut sheets will vary in appearance)
Special thanks to illustrator Marine Loup - This project would not have been possible without the assistance and support of the amazingly talented Marine Loup, and for allowing us access to her gallery of illustrations that formed part of the main inspiration behind this project. Marine's style of artwork is truely captivating and she is able to convey so much feeling and empathy into each subject matter for her artwork. There is a great sense of purpose and meaning behind each one of Marine's illustrations that has been used for this project, ones that are definitely worth drawing inspiration from and it has been great to have her be a part of this project.....and in knowing that, there is this certain feeling that you get when you hold one of these decks of cards in your hands .....it's pure magic!
Apart from being a great collectors item and featuring illustrations from world famous artist Marine Loup, these cards also have special design features applied to them, allowing everyday people to perfom a range of card tricks with ease as well as being made from a high quility card stock with added air pockets, allowing professional magicians greater card handling and card manipulation with these added features and durability.
Worldwide express shipping for all rewards pledged for and once released, “All Australian pledgers will get their decks fast from an Australian Trusted Playing Card Business.” With 100-days Return Policy
- ADD ON $50 for 1 Green and 1 Silver (or 2 of same colour)
- ADD ON $68 for 1 Green 1 Silver and 1 Gold (or 3 of any colour)
- no extra charges for shipping
MORE ADD ON REWARD OPTIONS LISTED BELOW -
Signed illustration card samples available as rewards options - Add on AU$26
- A1 size Black Dragon Unleashed Posters are also available as Add On's options at AU$55.
BECOME A DRAGON MASTER TO UNLOCK ALTERNATE ART DECKS (Select DRAGON MASTER in the Reward Tiers for this option)
- Choose Dragon Master as your Reward Tier to unlock Alternate Art Deck Boxes.
Also available as add on rewards are Black Dragon Unleashed i phone 6/6s protective cases, mouse pads and T shirts.
Hope you like the Add On options being offered as rewards for your generous support and hope to reach our funding goal to bring this deck series to life!
Shipping and delivery times
If there are no delays after the completion of the campaign, all rewards may be shipped as early as June 2017 or mid July'
Thanks for showing iterest in this project and hope to have you onboard to support us!
- Worldwide express shipping for all rewards plus, “All Australian pledgers will get their rewards fast from an Australian Trusted Playing Card Business.” With 100-days Return Policy
Black Dragon Series Playing Cards are premium quality cards, designed and produced to meet the needs of a broad range of card enthusiasts worldwide. They are made from a very professional 310gsm casino paper cardstock from France, which has a linen finish with added air pockets making them more durable, better handling and more slippery due to the air pocket finish. Each card produced also contains the added quality of a black core layer center to block light shining through. The Black Dragon series of playing cards are perfect for professionals that require top quality cards, with the superior card handling and duribility that these card provide, they are a great addition to any cardist or magicians tool kit. With the added value of featuring illustrations by Marine Loup, this deck series really stands out as a great investment for any card enthusiast and/or card collector. You do not want to miss out on the chance to own your very own set of 'Unleashed' Black Dragon Series playing cards before stocks run out.
Risks and challenges
Everything is in place for a successful launch with manufacturing and shipping in place and final product ready to produce. Just need support from backers. Please help us to unleash the dragons, we can't do it without you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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