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A snapshot of modern naval history, featuring the worlds top-24 most powerful fleets. USA, China, Russia, Japan and more. Made in USA
1st Military Series Deck
1st Military Series Deck
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Modern Warships Playing Cards 1st Edition Military Series

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Introducing Modern Warships Playing Cards, the 1st deck in a series of military themed cards designed by the team at Buyworthy. These cards represent a snapshot in Modern Naval History, featuring the top-24 world naval powers and their best warships.

Features:

•    Bicycle branded
•    All custom cards, each with their own warship
•    Custom tuck case seal
•    Collectible snapshot of 21st century naval history
•    One-off 1,000 deck production
•    Bicycle paper stock with an Air-Cushion finish
•    Printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC)
•    1st Edition to the 4-Part Military Series Playing Cards

Modern Warships is the 1st Edition in a 4-part series that covers the full spectrum of the modern armed-forces of our time. Defiantly not your standard cards; this series is a great way to learn about different countries and their best elements within their Navy, Army, Air Force and Armored units. Collect the 1st Edition Today and start your journey towards the full series.

Tuck Case, Double Backed Cut Card and Information Card
Tuck Case, Double Backed Cut Card and Information Card

If you missed the Kickstarter, you can order through our retail website, click below, business's interested in wholesale please feel free to contact us through our website for a price list.

Modern Warships Available from Buyworthy
Modern Warships Available from Buyworthy

Manufactured in the one-off limited production of 1,000 decks, get your hands on this one-of-a-kind deck and prepare for the remaining decks in the Collectible Military Series to be released early 2018. All backers will be notified when the 2nd edition is available.

Face Cards Top-2 (USA & China)
Face Cards Top-2 (USA & China)

The face cards Jack, Queen, King and the Ace represent the Top-4 naval powers in 2017. USA, China, Russia and Japan.

Face Cards 3rd and 4th (Russia & Japan)
Face Cards 3rd and 4th (Russia & Japan)

Each country rank and their respective ships were carefully analysed and selected, this was not a quick Wikipedia search, instead a thorough assessment was made on each ship class. Rankings were based primarily on these factors: Tonnage, ships in-service of each class, vessel age, weapon technology and modernization programs.
Sources: Futurebattles.com, Janes, multiple-open source sites.

Spades - UK, France, South Korea, Australia and Greece
Spades - UK, France, South Korea, Australia and Greece

Number Cards represent the Top-20 naval powers of the 21st Century in descending order. Ordered: Spades-Diamonds-Clubs-Hearts then 10 through 2. Although many different games have varied suit rankings, the ranking between different countries is primarily reflected in its number value, the four number 10 cards represent countries ranked ranked 5th - 8th. 

Diamonds - North Korea, Egypt, Iran, Vietnam and Philippines
Diamonds - North Korea, Egypt, Iran, Vietnam and Philippines

 

Clubs - Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico and Pakistan
Clubs - Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico and Pakistan

You may notice that there are no submarines... this was intentional, they are the silent service, the Special Forces of any worthy naval power. If war was to break out and a Nuclear submarine is called into action; well, it's kind of all over by then. Plus they are really deserving of their own deck... hint hint.

Hearts - India, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil and Greece
Hearts - India, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil and Greece

This deck is perfect to learn about the world’s Best Naval Ships and a great way to mix up your next card game with something totally different. 

Jokers were a bit of fun and represent the world’s pirate community. The two cards capture both sides of their plight, both the desperation of fishermen turned to piracy and the dangerous pirate groups that put a little more effort into their attempts.... although no match for Modern Warships.

Joker cards - Pirates of the modern world
Joker cards - Pirates of the modern world

The Card Back represents the worlds most Modern Warship from the US Navy, that being the USS Zumwalt. Although many could argue other ships dwarf this destroyer, its revolutionary design and steps towards future weaponry and laser technology squarely puts it in the modern category, and we believe it's deserving of selection. 

Playing card back design - US navy Zumwalt class destroyer
Playing card back design - US navy Zumwalt class destroyer

 Along with the 54 custom cards, there are 2 bonus cards, one cut card (double backed USS Zumwalt) and an information card explaining the deck's theme. 

Modern Warships - Bonus Cards
Modern Warships - Bonus Cards

This deck also features a custom designed tuck case sticker seal, representing an old WW2 style warship radar screen to reflect on how far we've come. 

Modern Warships - Tuck Case
Modern Warships - Tuck Case

 

Tuck case custom sticker
Tuck case custom sticker

 

 

Modern Warships Playing Cards (Uncut Sheets)
Modern Warships Playing Cards (Uncut Sheets)

A big Thank You! to anyone who helps spread the word; every little bit helps. Share with your friends on Facebook.

 

 

Special Thanks to:

• All our AWESOME Backers, Thanks so much for making this deck a reality!

•   USPCC Bicycle staff for all their assistance in getting this deck ready.

•   Youtube channel owner: SolarRifle for doing 99% of the video editing
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXlTVAgyLcwJk776eGIjPVg

•   My wife, for her support and feedback towards getting this project to the quality it is today.

Designed and Created by Josh Boyle (Buyworthy Manager)
Designed and Created by Josh Boyle (Buyworthy Manager)

If you would like to see how Playing Cards are made by Bicycle in the USA, check out the video below.

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Risks and challenges

Even though this is our 1st project, we expect the level of risk to be very low. More importantly all backers will be guaranteed their pledge, if anyone has issues or questions at all, contact us through Kickstarter or via our website www.buyworthycom.au and we will be happy to help you out.

We have partnered with Gambler's Warehouse (trusted retailer) of Texas USA to run fulfilment for our non-Australian backers.

For our Australian backers, we'll be personally fulfilling your orders and each shipment will be backed by our 100-Day Return Policy. All other backers we guarantee you will receive your deck(s) in brand new condition and will be working closely with Gambler's Warehouse to make this happen.

Best Regards
Josh Boyle - Manager
www.buyworthy.com.au

COPYRIGHT & LEGAL NOTICE
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All ship images are from public non-copyright sources. Music embedded within the video is a paid licence from Envato Market and Buyworthy has the legal rights to its usage. Sound effects were from public non-copyright sources. PIPS are under a public licence and approved for use by Buyworthy for this deck by the owner from sweetclipart.com. Bicycle and the Bicycle logo are trademarks of the United States Playing Card Company. USPCC has provided legal approval for the Bicycle logo use on the Modern Warfare deck. All other material, design and artwork not already mentioned is copyright Buyworthy 2017.

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