NOTE: THERE ARE CURRENTLY TWO LAUNCH DAY OFFERS AVAILABLE TO PLEDGE FOR IN THIS CAMPAIGN -
LAUNCH DAY OFFER A = 1 x FREE SILVER DRAGON DECK (You will receive TWO decks for just $18 AUD, which is approx $13 USD + Shipping)
LAUNCH DAY OFFER B = 1 x FREE [LIMITED EDITION] TURNING JAPANESE DECK + 1 x FREE SILVER DRAGON DECK (You will receive TWO [LIMITED EDITION] Turning Japanese Decks PLUS you will Receive TWO Silver Dragon Decks, which is a total of FOUR DECKS for just $56 AUD, which is approx $40 USD + Shipping.
THIS CAMPAIGN INCLUDES TWO DECKS -
- SILVER DRAGON (STANDARD EDITION) MAGIC DECK (A specially Marked and Stacked Deck)
- TURNING JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS [LIMITED EDITION] (A 60 card deck featuring bonus signature illustration cards from world famous artist Marine Loup).
IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR SILVER DRAGON DECKS FOR PREVIOUS BACKERS OF THE BLACK DRAGON SERIES OF PLAYING CARDS AND THE SIGNATURE SPECIAL EDITION SILVER DRAGON DECKS FROM OUR FIRST KICKSTARTER.
Specially Stacked Deck (Perform amazing card tricks with this specially stacked deck)
Level 1 Marking System applied to card backings (Allows you to know any cards orientation and location within the deck)
1 x Gaff card (Silver King of Diamonds)
- Hidden reveal located inside tuck box
- Invitation leaflet with Q code and password to secret magic website
- Each Standard Edition deck in the series has been designed as a training deck, so that card magicians of all skill levels can easily learn and master the fundamental secrets to card magic, with each Standard Edition deck containing different secrets to card magic that are presented in a way that is easy to learn.
- Anyone of any skill level can easily take one of these training decks (all Standard Edition's) and perform a large range of card tricks without any previous experience in card magic, all of which can be done straight out of the pack without any setup required.
(Invitation leaflets inside each deck include a secret Q code and password providing access to a secret magic website being developed that will allow you to unlock all of the secrets to each deck in the series.... plus the secret website will also provide access to some of the best kept secrets in card magic as well as card trick video tutorials performed by expert card magicians to show you how to use each deck in the series)
(Designed as training decks for people of all skill levels to learn and master the fundamental secrets to card magic)
Full comparison details between the official 'Standard Edition' Decks and the 'Special Edition' Signature Decks from our previous Kickstarter -
- These Silver Dragon 'Standard Edition' decks are not to be confused with our first launch to kick off the Black Dragon Series, when mid way through our very first Kickstarter campaign we introduced Signature 'Unleashed' Special Edition Decks in Black, Green, Silver and Gold which we done to offer backers as collectable items for the series in exchange for helping us reach our funding goal to have a successful first Kickstarter launch for the first deck in the Black Dragon Series of playing cards with the Black Dragon (Standard Edition) Deck.
- This Kickstarter is for the third 'Standard Edition' deck in the series and differ from the 'Unleashed' Special Edition Decks from our first Kickstarter which featured the word Unleashed written on the tuck box as well as themed King Dragon cards in 4 different colours plus 2 Siver Joker Cards, with all Silver cards in the deck featuring illustrator Marine Loups signature.
- All 'Standard Edition' Decks now being launched on Kickstarter 'WILL NOT' feature any Unleashed Markings, Signatures or Themed coloured King Dragon Card sets that were featured in the previous Kickstarter. (The Special Editions were designed and introduced during our first Kickstarter as exclusive collectable decks for the series to help with raising enough funding for a successful first deck launch for the series with the launch of the 'Standard Edition' Black Dragon Deck).
- All Standard Edition Decks are designed specifically for magic trick performances and are essential to the Black Dragon Series and seperate from the 'Unleashed' Special Edition Decks that we previously put together.
All Standard Edition Decks include a set of 52 playing cards, 1 Joker card and 1 Gaff Card, plus either a Marking System and/or specially stacked deck for card magic, as well as 1 hidden reveal and are pre-loaded decks, with several card tricks ready to perform straight out of the pack! 'Standard Edition' Decks will feature box seal stickers, upgraded card stock options for card magic (Stretch Goals) as well as including upgraded packaging with pealable cellophane wrapping!
- This Kickstarter campaign also includes the opportunity to pledge for one or more Limited Edition Turning Japanese decks (only 250 will be available) before their official launch date!. These are still in development and will be produced to complete the Black Dragon Series of playing cards and highlight the series by paying tribute to Marine Loup for her valued participation in the project. Marine Loup's Turning Japanese art collection is the main feature in this deck series with signature bonus illustration cards to be included in this Limited Edition 60 card deck!.
(The Turning Japanese Deck will be produced after all Standard Edition decks for the series have first been launched on Kickstarter).
- Turning Japanese Deck [Limited Edition]. A 60 card deck containing signature bonus illustrations cards from contributing artist Marine Loup's Turning Japanese Art Collection, as well as 2 Joker Cards, 1 Double Backer Card and 1 Legend of the Koi Card. Stretch goals for this deck to include embossed tuck box design, numbered box seal stickers and Masterclass premium 310gsm linen air card stock from Germany.
- Silver Dragon Deck (Standard Edition). Designed specifically for card magic, this specially designed and stacked deck includes many secrets to card magic, as well as an invitation leaflet, Q code and password to secret magic website, as well as 1 Gaff Card plus a Hidden Reveal inside the deck box, with many tricks specially designed to be performed straight out of the pack!. Stretch goals for this deck include Pealable cellophane wrapping and Masterclass premium 310gsm linen air card stock from Germany.
- Turning Japanese Deck [Limited Edition]. A 60 card deck containing signature bonus illustrations cards from contributing artist Marine Loup's Turning Japanese Art Collection, as well as 2 Joker Cards, 1 Double Backer Card and 1 Legend Of The Koi Card. Stretch goals for this deck to include embossed tuck box design, numbered box seal stickers and Masterclass premium 310gsm linen air card stock from Germany.
Below is a product sample we have had made to give you an idea of what the finished product will look like.
- The Turning Japanese Deck is a 60 card deck! Contains 52 playing cards, 1 Joker + 1 Signature Joker/illustration card, 4 Signature illustration Cards,1 unique gaff card +1 double backer card! Features a reversed card backing design that creates a Japanese fan from flowers in the dragons mouth when you fan the cards! Features bonus signature illustration cards with artwork from Marine Loups turning Japanese art collection! Deck includes a double backer card as well as a unique gaff card! Limited Print run with just 250 available to pledge for during this Kickstarter. (These decks will also be available in limited numbers of 250 decks during subsequent Kickstarters while we launch each remaining 'Standard Edtion' deck for the Black Dragon Series (currently 1000 deck limit). Possible stretch goals to include pealable cellophane wrapping, card stock upgrade, illustrator signatures and an embossed tuck box design!
Silver Dragon - Level 1 Marking System - includes Gaff Card - Hidden reveal - Stacked Deck for card magic (Secret Stack 2) - Deck also Includes secret Q code and password to access secret magic website to unlock all the secrets to each deck in the series plus provides access to card trick tutorials performed by world class card magicians.
Green Dragon - Level 3 Marking System - includes Gaff Card - Hidden reveal - Stacked Deck for card magic (Secret Stack 1) - Deck also Includes secret Q code and password to access secret magic website to unlock all the secrets to each deck in the series plus provides access to card trick tutorials performed by world class card magicians
Black Dragon - Level 1 Marking System - Standard Deck of 52 playing cards plus 2 joker cards - Deck used for card tricks as part of the Black Dragon Series by incorporating cards from each of the other decks in the series to create various colour change card trick routines and more.
Each backer that has pledged to add on any reward options in this Kickstarter will also receive the following -
You will receive 1 x crystal display card = 1 x Legend of the Koi card with Golden Highlights (Card Only. Crystal Display Frames available seperately)
1 x Legendary Reward Pack = A pack containing up to 3 bonus rewards (rewards depend on final strech goal reached) plus a mystery bonus limited to first 54 packs (see stretch goals for details)
Stretch Goals -
$10,000 = 2 x Bonus rewards included in Legendary Rewards Pack
$12,000 = 3 x Bonus rewards included in Legendary Rewards Pack
$15,000 = All backers will receive a free bonus plus each Legendary Rewards Pack will include 1 x 'unique' Kickstarter Exclusive animated playing card! - Each card will be a different collectable animated card, that if combined together, will make up a full set of animated playing cards!. (First 54 backers who have added on rewards will be receiving 1 animated card for each time they have added on rewards during any Kickstarter for the Standard Edition deck series or the Turning Japanese Deck)
CARD SPECIFICATIONS : Black Dragon Series Playing Cards are premium quality cards, designed and produced to meet the needs of a broad range of card enthusiasts worldwide. The cards are made from a very professional 310gsm casino paper cardstock with added air pockets. The deck offers better handling and is more slippery due to the air pocket finish. Each card also contains the added quality of a black core layer center to block light shining through. The Black Dragon Series Playing Cards are perfect for professionals who require top quality cards. With the superior card handling and durability that these deck provide, they are a great addition to any cardist's or magician's tool kit.
The Black Dragon Series Of Playing Cards are cards reimagined. From Unleashed Dragons, Samurais and Katana blades, to Symbolic Koi Fish representing an ancient legend, these cards have been created specifically for card magic while also being designed to capture the imagination. How the Black Dragon Series came to be... The first image to take shape, which eventually played a major role in the Black Dragon Series of playing cards, was the "Black Koi" (featured as the Joker in this deck series). It 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. It overcame demons that laughed at and mocked its efforts and who had also heightened the waterfall out of malice. According to legend, 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 deck draws its 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.
The one of a kind Golden Guilted Edge Legend of the Koi card that will be included in one random Limited Edition deck, has been done to reflect the legend of the Koi, in that 1 Koi fish was able to swim to the top of the waterfall where it was turned into a Golden Dragon by the Gods after they had witnessed the Koi's Perseverance and Determination. This legend was the inspiration behind the deck series, and from this, I wanted to let my efforts of launching this deck series be encourging for people and to hopefully demonstrate that despite all the challenges one may face when persuing their goals in life, that there is hope, and with enough perseverance and determination, anything is possible.......I have faced so many challeges in life that were preventing me from being able to pursue my passion for being an artist......but now, thanks to each and every one of you who are here, backing this project, supporting me and encouraging me, I am now living my dream of creating art for people to enjoy, and I am even more determined now to keep going and to challenge myself even more!. I hope that this project serves as a way to inspire you to challenge yourself also, and that from this you are able to set new goals in your life to work toward, knowing that anything is possible. And finally, I hope that you can overcome any obstacles that you face in your life, and that you can achieve each of the goals that you set out for yourself, and I wish you all the best on this journey. - Craig Lewis Maidment CLCPC Studio 52
- 50% of any profits from all decks being launched on Kickstarter as part of the Black Dragon Series of playing cards will be contributed to Marine Loup in support of her inspirational work as an artist. I am forever grateful to Marine for believing in me from the very beginning with my vision for the project and for allowing me this opportunity to create this deck series. This has enabled me to reignite my desire to create and inspire others through artistic expression and has also enabled me to establish a custom playing card design studio (CLCPC Studio 52) to help achieve this.
- Your pledge for support will go a long way to helping us to inspire others and will allow us to create more decks of playing cards.... hopefully with enough support we can start to bring you more and more custom premium decks of cards developed through big name brands as well as offering free shipping to all USA backers as more funds become available to us.
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Previous experience in launching and fulfilling Kickstarter projects. Everything is once again in place for a successful launch with the continuation of the 'STANDARD EDITION DECKS' for Black Dragon Series of playing cards, with manufacturing and shipping already in place to ensure fast fulfillment of backer rewards... we just need support from backers. Please help us to complete the Black Dragon Series Standard Edition Set with the launch of the Silver Dragon Standard Edition decks as well as sticking by us for the subsequent launch of the Standard Edition Gold Dragon Decks, followed by officially launching the Limited Edition Turning Japanese deck! we can't do this without you and we hope to have you supporting us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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