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Tribute to Alexandre Dumas Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers Playing Cards
Tribute to Alexandre Dumas Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers Playing Cards
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Tribute to Alexandre Dumas Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers Playing Cards; 20-day campaign

Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards

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Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards are two custom decks of playing cards (poker size) designed by Karin Yan from Bona fide Playing Cards and manufactured by Expert Playing Card Company.   

These decks are a tribute to two of the most widespread Alexandre Dumas' masterpieces: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers

 

Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards
Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards

 

The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards
The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards

 

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards

 

  • 100% Custom playing cards deck 
  • Limited Edition (one printing, never to be reprinted) 
  • Poker size 
  • 54 cards 
  • Printed by EPCC 
  • Master Finish quality
  • Embossed tuck

The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers Playing cards intend to portray a simple yet detailed image of both the characters and the stories of each book. Each deck features the most meaningful characters of both books while paying great attention to every single detail.

The Count of Montecristo tells the story of Edmond Dantès, a young and innocent merchant sailor who is framed and wrongly imprisoned, and his journey of revenge against those that betrayed him.  

This story of revenge, jealousy, pride and greed takes place in the early 19th century France and Italy, with a notable oriental presence throughout the entire journey. All of these points have been a core influence for the design of this deck. With The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards I tried to pay great attention to all details to make sure that it portrays a simple yet detailed image of both the rich story and the characters.

 

The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Tuck & Back
The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Tuck & Back

The back and tuck are inspired by book bindings of the 19th century and feature details that sum up the journey of Edmond Dantès (aka Count of Monte Cristo) and his alter egos throughout the entire book.

 

The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Aces
The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Aces

 

   

Madame Danglars as the Queen of Diamonds | Edmond Dantès (Aka The count of Monte Cristo) as the King of Spades | Mercédès as the Queen of Hearts | Edward de Villefort as the Jack of Clubs
Madame Danglars as the Queen of Diamonds | Edmond Dantès (Aka The count of Monte Cristo) as the King of Spades | Mercédès as the Queen of Hearts | Edward de Villefort as the Jack of Clubs

 

 

1st Joker - Edmond Dantès as Simbad the Sailor & Luigi Vampa
1st Joker - Edmond Dantès as Simbad the Sailor & Luigi Vampa

 

The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Numbers
The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards Numbers

 

The pips and number cards are inspired by the playing cards of the 19th century and have a minimal design, making them perfect for playing.

 

The Three Musketeers relates the adventures of the young musketeer aspirant d'Artagnan and his three musketeer friends Athos, Aramis and Porthos. Together they get involved in dangerous intrigues and affairs of state and court. 

This story of courage, honor, ambition, and treason takes place in the 17th century France and England. With The Three Musketeers Playing Cards I tried to incorporate meaningful details to make sure that the deck portrays a true image of both the story and the characters.

 

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards Tuck & Back
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards Tuck & Back

The back and tuck are inspired by book bindings of the 17th century and feature details that portray the characteristic setting of this adventure.

 

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards Aces
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards Aces

 

 

The Lover as the Queen of Diamonds | D'Artagnan as the King of Spades | Milady de Winter as the Queen of Hearts | Duke of Buckingham as the Jack of Clubs
The Lover as the Queen of Diamonds | D'Artagnan as the King of Spades | Milady de Winter as the Queen of Hearts | Duke of Buckingham as the Jack of Clubs

 

 

 
1st Joker - Aramis' lackey Bazin & Porthos' lackey Mousqueton
1st Joker - Aramis' lackey Bazin & Porthos' lackey Mousqueton

 

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards numbers
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards numbers

 

The pips and number cards are inspired by the playing cards of the 17th century and have a minimal design, making them perfect for playing.

  • €10,000 Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards will be funded -- REACHED!
  • €13,000 Embossing on both Alexandre Dumas Classics' Decks -- REACHED!
 
All backers of Alexandre Dumas' Classics Playing Cards will receive a free Coloring & Art eBook (in PDF format) that will have a brief introduction to all characters featured in The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards.

Kickstarter exclusive (it won't be available after the campaign is over, neither in our shop nor backerkit): The Count of Monte Cristo Royal and The Three Musketeers Royal.

Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards ROYAL Editions
Alexandre Dumas Classics' Playing Cards ROYAL Editions

 

The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards ROYAL closeup
The Count of Monte Cristo Playing Cards ROYAL closeup

 

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards ROYAL closeup
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards ROYAL closeup
  • Custom side tuck made of special finely embossed cardstock, and it will be embossed, debossed and foiled. This tuck will also be numbered (with embossed numbers) and signed
  • Custom metallic laser-cut bookmark, card shaped, featuring the AoS of either deck
  • Custom seal 
  • The Count of Monte Cristo or The Three Musketeers cards 
  • Index card featuring the character names of each court card of the chosen deck 
  • Limited to 40 units each

These add ons will be mailed from Barcelona, Spain (so they will be shipped separately from the main decks, most likely a month and half later).

 

TO ADD LIMITED ITEMS TO YOUR PLEDGE: All you have to do is increase your pledge by the price of the add on. Once you've done so, make sure to notify us by private message of your reserve. This is important since they are LIMITED items.

 


TO ADD EXTRA ITEMS TO YOUR PLEDGE: All you have to do is increase your pledge by the price of the add on + shipping (no shipping for US backers).

 

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I had this project in mind ever since I started working on the first Nouveau sketches because both books have been my personal favorites for as long as I can remember. I decided that it's about time to bring this idea to life while I'm taking my sweet time with the RIO Playing Cards :)

 

Risks and challenges

Like my previous project, Alexandre Dumas Classics' will be printed by Expert Playing Card Company. All the artwork will be submitted once the campaign is over and if there are no complications, all backers should receive the decks and add ons on time. However there can always be unforseen situations and delays, either during the printing or the delivery process. Taking that into account and based on the previous experiences with NOUVEAU UC2016 deck and NOUVEAU BIJOUX deck, we've left a generous amount of time to ensure the production and delivery of all items without delay.

Note: the renderings show the best true colors intended, but slight variances between the RGB (computer pictures) and CYMK (printing process used for playing cards) may occur. The artwork may be subjected to slight changes during and after the campaign to improve the deck, in which case all backers will be notified

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