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A Norse Inspired deck of playing cards that reveals an allegory depicting the age-old conflict between good and evil.
A Norse Inspired deck of playing cards that reveals an allegory depicting the age-old conflict between good and evil.
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Luminosity is a custom deck of playing cards with a story. Created by Jody Eklund and written by Ricky Cassford. The deck reveals an allegory depicting the age-old conflict between good and evil.  Visually inspired by Norse Mythology, we have created a rich narrative representative of a deeper spiritual meaning that is brought to life through this set of unique and custom illustrated playing cards.

The Lucent Lands were once a utopia of peace and power.  Safe behind guarded borders, every creature that came out of the Cave of Creation lived in a haven of prosperity and wealth, provided by the eldest among them, Ahendhal.  The kingdom of The Lucent Lands could not be overcome from beyond its borders, but that was before The Fracture that came from within. The Fracture split more than the kingdom, it divided families.  As brother fought brother, reinforced by the armies of their respective houses, Ahendhal enslaved them both and banished the treacherous brother along with his faction into the lower part of the land which to this day is called the Shadowlands. The Faction War raged on for nearly a century with no end in sight.  Then a new creature came from the Cave of Creation which changed the course of the Faction War. This creature was prized by Ahendhal as the pinnacle of creation, and was prophesied to rule over the factions which enraged Kapshunis, the King of the Shadowlands, and inspired him to change his tactics to those of vindictiveness and malice toward Ahendhal’s prize.

Cards

  • Printed by USPCC
  • Poker Size
  • Air Cushion Embossed Card Finish
  • Premium Casino Grade Paper Stock
  • 56 completely custom playing cards (Each court, ace and joker cards will have original illustrations)
  • Backs 2 Metallic Copper Inks

Tuck case

  • Produced by GAMBLER’S WAREHOUSE
  • A Matte Grey card stock will be used for the material
  • Use of an Elegant Copper HOT FOIL STAMPING for the front of the box
  • The Tuck case will have strategic EMBOSSING
  • MADE IN THE USA

Standard Edition vs. Kickstarter Exclusive vs. Luxury Edition

  • Unique Tuck Case designs for both editions
  • BACKS - STD:  Copper Metallic Ink  | KS EXCL:  Blue Metallic Ink
  • SIGNATURE CARD - STD: No KS | EXCL:  Yes
  • FACE CARDS - STD: Silver Metallic Ink as accents  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices.

 Cards

  • Printed by USPCC
  • Poker Size
  • Air Cushion Embossed Card Finish
  • Premium Casino Grade Paper Stock
  • 56 completely custom playing cards (Each court, ace and joker cards will have original illustrations)
  • Backs 2 Metallic Blue Inks

Tuckcase

  • Produced by GAMBLER’S WAREHOUSE
  • A Matte Blue card stock will be used for the material
  • Use of an Elegant Copper HOT FOIL STAMPING for the front of the box
  • For the background pattern, there will be a metallic coating applied
  • The Tuckcase will have strategic EMBOSSING
  • MADE IN THE USA

Standard Edition vs. Kickstarter Exclusive vs. Luxury Edition

  • Unique Tuck Case designs for both editions
  • BACKS - STD:  Copper Metallic Ink  | KS EXCL:  Blue Metallic Ink
  • SIGNATURE CARD - STD: No KS | EXCL:  Yes
  • FACE CARDS - STD: Silver Metallic Ink as accents  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices.

Cards

  • Printed by USPCC
  • Poker Size
  • Air Cushion Embossed Card Finish
  • Premium Casino Grade Paper Stock
  • 56 completely custom playing cards (Each court, ace and joker cards will have original illustrations)
  • Backs 2 Metallic Black Inks

Tuckcase

  • Produced by GAMBLER’S WAREHOUSE
  • A Matte Black card stock will be used for the material
  • Use of an Elegant Copper HOT FOIL STAMPING for the front of the box
  • For the background pattern, there will be a metallic coating applied
  • The Tuckcase will have strategic EMBOSSING
  • MADE IN THE USA

Standard Edition vs. Kickstarter Exclusive vs. Luxury Edition

  • Unique Tuck Case designs for both editions
  • BACKS - STD:  Copper Metallic Ink  | KS EXCL:  Blue Metallic Ink
  • SIGNATURE CARD - STD: No KS | EXCL:  Yes
  • FACE CARDS - STD: Silver Metallic Ink as accents  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices  | KSX:  Copper Metallic Ink for Pips and Indices.

The Luminosity Playing Cards is more than just another deck of poker cards (although it was designed to be playable). It also has unique characters with their own story. As the Kickstarter project progresses, I will be revealing more characters with their back story and unraveling the mistery of The Luminosity.




This is a special card to thank all those who helped us reach $100,000. This card is ONLY available in the Exclusive and Luxury Editions.
This is a special card to thank all those who helped us reach $100,000. This card is ONLY available in the Exclusive and Luxury Editions.

The NEW Black Ink Luxury Case is a newly designed elegant case. It holds 2 decks of playing cards. It features a satin black soft touch paper and two foils, copper and black, which are hot stamp foiled and grace the entire package. Please see Add-Ons section for pricing details.

The Luminosity Dealer Coin is designed as a companion piece to the Luminosity deck. It can be used as a dealer button, card guard, display piece or decision maker. IT COMES FREE WITH SELECT TIERS. Please see Add-Ons section for pricing details.

The Luminosity PDF Download has all of the character back stories as well as some hidden gems that help understand the origins of The Luminosity and the original fracture of the factions. 

Once we reach the 200% Funding goal I will have Ricky write a 2 page short story and put it in a printed form of a book. Check the reward tiers, some will have a FREE PDF Download as part of their offering. The display shown above is only a small sample of the final. The final PDF will have 18 pages, 12 pages for the Courts, 4 for the Aces and 2 for the Jokers.




  •  (UNLOCKED) $27,000 (150%) Funded - Graphic pattern printed on the inside of each tuck case
  •  (UNLOCKED) $36,000 (200%) Funded - A 24 page book and a short story written and available for add-ons
  •  (UNLOCKED) $45,000 (250%) Funded -  Graphic pattern printed on the inside of each tuck case UPGRADED to FOIL! 
  •  (UNLOCKED) $54,000 (300%) Funded -  Gorgeously designed custom brick box.
  •  (UNLOCKED) $81,000 (450%) Funded -  These Reward Tiers (SPLIT Brick - 6x6, SPLIT Brick - 4x4x4, EARLY BIRD!- SPLIT Brick - 6x6) will receive the NEW Custom Brick Box for FREE!
  •  (UNLOCKED) $100,000 Funded - Special Ad card designed for the Luminosity Exclusive & Luxury Editions to commemorate passing the $100,000 Funding.

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All Rights Reserved 

Fluent Inc., holds all copyrights and trademarks for Luminosity Playing Cards. We stand behind the production and the delivery of the items as shown in this campaign.

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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    PDF Download

    You will eventually receive a link to download a PDF that will grant you access to all of the character back stories as well as some hidden gems that help understand the origins of The Luminosity and the original fracture of the factions.

    The final PDF will have 18 pages, 12 pages for the Courts, 4 for the Aces and 2 for the Jokers.

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    1x Luminosity - Standard Edition

    Get ONE LUMINOSITY PLAYING CARD STANDARD DECK


    ADD-ONS available! (Please see Add-on’s section for details)

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    Get ONE LUMINOSITY STANDARD DECK + ONE LUMINOSITY KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE DECK


    SAVE $12.00

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    -EARLY BIRD!- 1x LUMINOSITY Luxury Set

    Get ONE LUMINOSITY LUXURY COLLECTOR’S SET

    FREE DEALER COIN!


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    ADD-ONS available! (Please see Add-on’s section for details)

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    • Luminosity Playing Card Deck - KSX
    • Black Ink Luxury Case
    • FREE Luminosity Dealer Coin
    • FREE PDF Download
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    • Luminosity Playing Card Deck - KSX
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    • FREE Luminosity Dealer Coin
    • FREE PDF Download
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    STD + KSX + KSX (GILDED)

    Get ONE LUMINOSITY STANDARD EDITION + ONE LUMINOSITY KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE DECK
 + ONE LUMINOSITY KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE DECK
 (GILDED)

    Full value: $88 - SAVE $28.00

    FREE SHIPPING within the US.

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    1x LUMINOSITY Luxury Set (GILDED)

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    FREE DEALER COIN!


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