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Elegant playing cards depicting the Capitalists who acquired wealth by ruthless means and the women who fought for their rights.
Elegant playing cards depicting the Capitalists who acquired wealth by ruthless means and the women who fought for their rights.
Elegant playing cards depicting the Capitalists who acquired wealth by ruthless means and the women who fought for their rights.
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My name is Jody Eklund and I'm pleased to introduce you to TITANS, The Robber Baron Edition.  Titans are defined as "one that is gigantic in size or power: one that stands out for greatness of achievement." The men in this deck of cards were referred to as "Titans of Industry".  For over three decades, the rise of new industries and technologies revolutionized the entire world. This made many men very wealthy and with their great achievements, came ruthless behavior an abuse of power. The capitalists of the late 19th century became know as "Robber Barons" 

"Business leaders from about 1865 to 1900 were, on the whole, a set of ... rascals who habitually cheated and robbed investors and consumers, corrupted government, fought ruthlessly among themselves, and in general carried on predatory activities comparable to those of the robber barons of medieval Europe." ~ Hal Bridges

The kings and jacks depict those that build empires through ruthless means and the queens are women that spent their life's energy to liberate those oppressed in many ways. It's a story of juxtaposition; misuse of power and strength from weakness, oppression and liberation...  This is Titans, these are the Robber Barons. 

 

 

 

 In The Standard Reward Tier, you can choose from either of the 2 Standard decks in this series, Titans, Robber Barons Edition (Black) or (Blue). You will be able to specify which deck you would like to pledge for after the funding period through the BackerKit survey. This reward tier does not come with a Numbered Seal or a Signature Card.

Features:

  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co.
  • 55 Custom Cards
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era. 
  • Unique Back design 
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish, which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer. 
  • The Tuck box material will be the same material as my previous project, Inception Playing Cards.
  • The Tucks will feature blue & copper foiling.
  • There will be a 55th card with all of the names of the individuals depicted in these decks.
  • Non-numbered or sealed so you can open and enjoy the art work and feel of the cards without collector's regret.

 

In The Deluxe Reward Tier, you will receive one numbered Signature Deck inside a luxurious leather case. There will only be 400 of these available!

Features:

  • Deck is 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. 
  •  Unique Back design 
  •  The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish, which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer. 
  • The Tuck box material will be the same material as my previous project, Inception Playing Cards. 
  • The Tucks will feature a beautiful black & copper foiling with Embossing.
  • Comes with a luxurious case made with real leather.
  • The Leather case will have a special numbered seal placed on the outside of the leather case opening.
  • There will be a 55 card with all of the names of the individuals depicted in these decks.

 

The Signature Series will include all 3 decks in the series. The pack will be made of the same material as the individual tuck cases and will feature a stunning copper foil design on 5 sides. There will only be 600 of these 3 deck Signature packs made

Features:

  • Made by the Legends Playing Card Co. 
  • The pack will be made of the same material as the individual tuck cases. 
  • A copper foil design on 5 sides of the case.
  • Comes with 1 Signature card will be placed in the Signature Deck (The signature cards are only for the Signature decks and cannot be added on) 
  • Each deck will be numbered and sealed (This feature is only for the Signature Series reward tiers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping

I have some GREAT news! Everyone will receive their rewards much sooner this time around. This is because I have switched my Kickstarter Fulfillment from the US to China where the decks are being produced. The only thing is, I need to add an $8 shipping charge for the STANDARD Reward tier ONLY. All other tiers will not charge for shipping because Worldwide Shipping is included in the price of the reward tier.

The reason for this is simple, I am shipping the rewards from China in April 2017 and not the U.S. which will allow me to keep the cost of shipping down and allow me to give better prices overall. International shipping has become almost astronomical when shipping from the U.S. I was able to get much better rates by shipping from overseas. 

Benefits

  • All backers will receive their rewards at least a month earlier
  • Shipping costs are down because I found an overseas shipping company

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords. 

 

 

 

 

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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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    Your choice between the Titans Black edition or Blue edition decks. Features Copper and Blue foiled tucks.

    Unlimited decks are NOT numbered or sealed. Unlimited decks are great for opening and enjoying the artwork.

    You’ll be able to select your preferred color after the Kickstarter campaign is complete.

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    STANDARD (Single)

    Your choice between the Titans Black edition or Blue edition decks. Features Copper and Blue foiled tucks.

    Unlimited decks are NOT numbered or sealed. Unlimited decks are great for opening and enjoying the artwork.

    You’ll be able to select your preferred color after the Kickstarter campaign is complete.

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    A genuine leather case with archival quality red velvet interior and (1) Limited Signature Deck.
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    STANDARD (6 Decks)

    Your choice between the Titans Black edition or Blue edition decks. Features Copper and Blue foiled tucks.

    Unlimited decks are NOT numbered or sealed. Unlimited decks are great for opening and enjoying the artwork.

    You’ll be able to select your preferred color after the Kickstarter campaign is complete.

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    TITANS - The Robber Baron Edition
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    ***PLUS a FREE 8 x 10 Signed print of any card you choose.

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