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An elegant set of playing cards that depict the men who invented weapons of devastation and the women who rescued the victims.
An elegant set of playing cards that depict the men who invented weapons of devastation and the women who rescued the victims.
An elegant set of playing cards that depict the men who invented weapons of devastation and the women who rescued the victims.
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Since the beginning of time, man has sought protection through the creation of weapons. Weapons molded and changed the course of history, destroying civilizations and creating new ones. As enemies became more sophisticated, the weapons of choice became more crafty, cruel and deadly.

The Macedonians became a great civilization due to the introduction of siege weapons. The Romans capitalized on their creations and crafted war as a strategic art ruled by precision.  The Chinese introduced gunpowder  in the  Middle Ages, which lead to a military strategy of propellent-based ordnances.  The art of war and death was screaming forward changing the scope of conquest and World power.

The crown jewel which would open the door to the threat of mass slaughter as a form of deterrent and change the tide of war.... the Atomic Bomb. World wars, dictators, rank and file soldiers would rise and fall on the creation of weapons of devastation.

So, after all the bombs have been dropped and the ashes have settled the question remains...is there any hope?

The Standard edition is the basic deck which has much more than any collector bargains for in a standard edition. Intricate details, beautiful composition and a great theme… this deck is one that you will not want to pass up.

Features:

  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co. 
  • 54 Custom Cards
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era. 
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish, which is the highest quality card stock. 
  • Premium Matte Card Stock Box Unique Back Design

The Limited edition will include stunning red foil on a sturdy matte black tuck with crisp embossing. This deck will be the next step for those who are looking for a timeless piece of collectable art.

Features:

  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Company 
  •  Each court card, Ace and Jokers will have original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era. 
  •  The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish, which is the highest quality card stock. 
  • The Tuck Case will be made with Premium Matte Card Stock Box, fully embossed and foiled, combined with Red Metallic Ink 
  • Unique Back Design

The Collector's edition will include stunning red foil on a sturdy matte Red tuck with crisp embossing. A great edition to the series that you will not want to pass-up.

Only 500 of the Collector's Edition decks will be numbered! You can add-on as many decks as you would like, but the add-on's will not be numbered. Make sure you get them fast or they will go before you know it!

Features:

  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Company Each court card, Ace and Jokers will have original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era. 
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish, which is the highest quality card stock. 
  •  The Tuck Case will be made with Premium Matte Card Stock Box, fully embossed and foiled, combined with Red Metallic Ink 
  •  Unique Back Design

Only 500 of the Limited Edition decks will be numbered and come with a Leather Case and a Signature Card

Only 500 of the 3 Deck Collector's Boxes will have a numbered Collector's deck! You can add-on as many decks as you would like, but the add-on's will not be numbered.Make sure you get them fast or they will go before you know it!

Check out the signed uncut sheets in Reward #5 "2 Decks w/ a SIGNED Uncut Sheet". Only the Limited Uncut sheets will be signed. This is a Kickstarter Exclusive

Only the Signature Series with the Leather Playing Card Case will have a Numbered Stamp Seal. ONLY 500 WILL BE NUMBERED.

 

Athena (Goddess of War Strategy)

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena.

Athena is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honor.

Veneration of Athena was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshiped Athena as Athena Polias, frequently as their city-state patron goddess. While the city of Athens and the goddess Athena bear the same name (Athena the goddess, Athenai the city), it is not known which of the two words is derived from the other.

 Lancelot de Mole (Inventor of the Tank)

He made several approaches to the British authorities in 1912, in 1914 and 1916, in relation to what would become the tank. It was, obviously, ahead of its time; because, in 1912, the need for such a military device had not yet arisen. And, to further complicate matters, due to various bureaucratic blunders, his correspondence was set aside, and not given to the appropriate officers.

Eventually, in 1919, long after the military tank had been built and used in warfare during World War I, a Royal Commission recognized the importance of de Mole's innovative work, and noted the unfortunate consequences of his submissions being overlooked and, therefore, having no connection with the development of the tank at all, that a far better tank would have been developed than the one that the British eventually used, and that it would have been developed at a much earlier date.

Clara Barton (Founder of Red Cross)

Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She worked as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, and as a teacher and patent clerk. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work at a time when relatively few women worked outside the home. She had a relationship with John J. Elwell, but never married. 

ANTON FOKKER

Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker (6 April 1890 – 23 December 1939) was a Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer. He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World War such as the Eindecker monoplanes, the Dr.1 triplane and the D.VII biplane.

At the outbreak of World War I the German government took control of the factory. Fokker remained as director and alleged designer of many aircraft for the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte), including the Fokker Eindecker and the Fokker Dr.I, the triplane made famous in the hands of aces such as Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron). In all, his company delivered about 700 military planes to the German air force as well as supplying the German navy and Austria-Hungary.

 The First Joker (The Atomic Bomb)

A thermonuclear weapon weighing little more than 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) can produce an explosive force comparable to the detonation of more than 1.2 million tons (1.1 million tonnes) of TNT. A nuclear device no larger than traditional bombs can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and radiation. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control have been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.

Nuclear weapons have been used twice in nuclear warfare, both times by the United States against Japan near the end of World War II. On 6 August 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a uranium gun-type fission bomb codenamed "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima; three days later, on 9 August, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb codenamed "Fat Man" over the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The bombings resulted in the deaths of approximately 200,000 civilians and military personnel from acute injuries sustained from the explosions. The ethics of the bombings and their role in Japan's surrender remain the subject of scholarly and popular debate.

Example of the Number Cards (Standard Edition)

Example of the Number Cards (Limited Edition)

The face corners will all have a silver metallic ink. Each suit will have it's own corner design.

Example of the Cards for the Collector's Edition Deck

Innovation Playing Cards Add-ons

If you missed the Innovation Playing Card Kickstarter Project last April, well no problem, you can now add the innovation decks to your Devastation pledge to complete your collection. 

Please see below to see how to add to your pledge.

How to add to your pledge:

1. After you have pledged to the project there will be a blue Manage your pledge button on the right hand column at the top of the page.

2. Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.

Unless you want to change your tier at the same time, Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at. If you do change your tier, just add the total of add-ons to your new tier level. (If you are a Canadian or international backer, please be sure to pledge the international amount that I have provided in the add-on section) 3. Check your pledge and then hit the CONFIRM button

Important! Be sure to message me about your add-ons so I can be sure to mark it down. It creates a lot less confusion at the end.

  • $19,000 - UNLOCKED!  - Fully Funded! Way to go
  • $22,000 - UNLOCKED! - Dealer Coin
  • $26,000 - UNLOCKED! - Devastation T-Shirts
  • $30,000 - UNLOCKED! - Devastation Collector's Series
  • $40,000 - UNLOCKED! - Leather Case Add-on
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Risks and challenges

As always, there may be unforeseen obstacles that may arise, but in preparation for this project I have surrounded myself with a knowledgeable team of people to minimize any problems.

The delivery date is a conservative date in order to make sure the production of the cards are not rushed. As a experienced creator, I know that it is necessary to have a high-end product and I am committed to delivering the best deck of playing cards.

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