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Fully customized deck based on a deep plot on space exploration, depicted in an exciting graphic novel style. Limited Edition.
Fully customized deck based on a deep plot on space exploration, depicted in an exciting graphic novel style. Limited Edition.
Fully customized deck based on a deep plot on space exploration, depicted in an exciting graphic novel style. Limited Edition.
198 backers pledged HK$ 59,230 to help bring this project to life.

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We are adding new cards to the Explorers Revelation Mini! In addition to the 54 cards, each of you will be getting 10 additional cards for the mini decks you have pledged.

Single Blank & Double Backer
Single Blank & Double Backer

 

Oblation Double Backer & Domination Double Backer
Oblation Double Backer & Domination Double Backer

 

Gratitude Card - Patrons of The United Terran Interstellar Administration. Names of the Backers who have pledged for the Explorers Revelation Mini Playing Cards will be listed on this card. (Names will be obtained through survey)
Gratitude Card - Patrons of The United Terran Interstellar Administration. Names of the Backers who have pledged for the Explorers Revelation Mini Playing Cards will be listed on this card. (Names will be obtained through survey)

 

Concept Art
Concept Art

 

Some extra cards - Artilect, Babel & Dream Double Backer
Some extra cards - Artilect, Babel & Dream Double Backer

 

Numbered foil seal is now included on both Explorers decks!

  

EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI is now available! The design will include an original Explorers Revelation design along with a black & white card back and a four-colour theme court cards. We have added 5 new rewards specially catered to EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI:

  • The Arch Sentinel || 1 MINI
  • Supreme Commander || 2 Decks + 1 MINI 
  • Ultra Enforcer || 4 Decks + 1 MINI 
  • Supreme Overlord || Half Brick + 2 MINI 
  • Ultimate Explorers || One Brick + 2 MINI

We have also included add-ons for EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI. Do check out the add-ons sections for more details.

EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI
EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI

 

Court Cards of EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI
Court Cards of EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI

 

EXPLORERS REVELATION and EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI
EXPLORERS REVELATION and EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI

  

 

First contact with sapient, extraterrestrial lifeforms can be a monumental moment in history or it can be the end of history as we know it. When it happens, reality goes beyond the wildest expectations. The truth goes even deeper, revealing a greater power orchestrating everything.

The Explorers deck explores human contact with an alien civilization through a graphic novel-like visual extravaganza, highlighting the sameness of braving interstellar frontiers with exploration in the Age of Discovery albeit with a twist.

The United Terran Interstellar Administration put together the largest and most complex mission in record time.

Custom foil seal illustrating the logo of The United Terran Interstellar Administration
Custom foil seal illustrating the logo of The United Terran Interstellar Administration

  

I was chosen, by virtue of our neutrality and perhaps my two-facedness and uncanny ability to make the best of any situation, to be the main point of contact when first contact happens. I am also to be the scribe of all mission logs. Lots of trust in me. My resemblance to the Administration emblem might play a part too.

While the mission objective is to establish peaceful contact, will this turn out to be another Columbian Exchange? 

  • EXPLORERS REVELATION - Gold Foil on matte back stock. Black Card Back and Faces. Limited Edition 
  • EXPLORERS DOMINATION - Red Foil on matte black stock. Red Card Back and Faces. Limited Edition

 

"The Zookeeper" is depicted in the background of the card deck. It is a representation of hidden higher powers in the Explorers' Universe
"The Zookeeper" is depicted in the background of the card deck. It is a representation of hidden higher powers in the Explorers' Universe

   

The aces illustrated the core of the fleet - 4 state-of-the-art interstellar spaceships. Meet Fiasco (Ace of Spades) and Solaris (Ace of Hearts), main star cruisers, providing reconnaissance and offensive support.  

 

The Invincible (Ace of Clubs). This monstrous machination is the most powerful interstellar space carrier that humanity has ever built.

Eden (Ace of Diamonds). Whether I can find myself safely on the surface of the planet depends on this planetary lander.

 

 

 

 

"Fellow Rangers, my brethren-in-arms. We fight for salvation of our people. Our greatness will be written in our history. Embrace and enjoy the moment. OO-MA-KHA!" - The Karman Rangers Captain
"Fellow Rangers, my brethren-in-arms. We fight for salvation of our people. Our greatness will be written in our history. Embrace and enjoy the moment. OO-MA-KHA!" - The Karman Rangers Captain

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I have high hopes, too high perhaps, to witness alien technological marvels. I think it is unlikely that anything will interest me enough." - THE ENGINEER
"I have high hopes, too high perhaps, to witness alien technological marvels. I think it is unlikely that anything will interest me enough." - THE ENGINEER

 

 

 

  • Fully Customized Deck with 2 Jokers 
  • Foiled Tuck Case on Soft Touch Black Paper
  • Printed by Expert Playing Card Company with Damask Finish 
  • Gold & Red Foil Numbered Sticker Seal (UNLOCKED!)
  • Tuck Case Embossing (UNLOCK at STRETCH GOAL 2)
  • Limited Edition. Will not be reprinted
  
STRETCH GOAL 1 // <UNLOCKED!>
Gold & Red Foil Numbered Sticker Seal on EXPLORERS REVELATION and EXPLORERS DOMINATION

STRETCH GOAL 2 // HKD$90,000 <LOCKED!>
Tuck Case embossing on EXPLORERS REVELATION and EXPLORERS DOMINATION
 

You must already be a backer and pledging for a reward tier to add on extra items from this list. All you have to do is increase the pledge amount according to each add-ons price (Shipping included). You will be able to specify which add-ons you wanted at the end of the campaign in the survey. PM us if you have any questions. 

  

EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI

The EXPLORERS REVELATION MINI deck will be printed with Make Playing Cards (MPC) using 310gsm French casino quality card stock with black core (linen finish) with MPC card finish.
 

For Reward #1 (The Arch Sentinel || 1 MINI)  - Add $117 HKD (US) / $140 HKD (Worldwide) for One Explorers Revelation or Explorers Domination add-on 

 

At Card Experiment, other than pursuing our vision of making playing cards a medium for communicating, and provoking thought on complex ideas and themes, we are also dedicated to our mission of collaboration and co-creation, especially with artists all over the world, in all our projects.

These beliefs, once again, are exemplified in our current offering, the Explorers deck. In the Explorers deck, we toyed with the concepts of space exploration, first contact, and many other sci-fi tropes.

In terms of visuals, we teamed up with Copete Cohete, a design studio from Mexico City that delves into diverse portfolios and displays unique graphical style, to create amazing graphic novel style artworks that highlighted the intricate ideas that we want to communicate. 

In terms of further enhancing the concepts through narratives, we worked with Flagrant Agenda, an apparel brand from Singapore that feature strong concepts behind their apparels, to compose a fascinating story that attempts to connect the various characters depicted in the artworks.

The visuals and narratives are greatly augmented by working closely with The Expert Playing Card Company. The quality of their printing is second to none and the handles and feels that their cards provide have always been and definitely will be the crowning features for our projects and the Explorers deck.

This wonderful collaboration and co-creation of the Explorers deck would be incomplete without your support. We appeal to all of our supporters out there to lend us your helping hands so that we can make the Explorers deck a reality.

 

 

 

 

 

           

Risks and challenges

While the campaign is run from here in Hong Kong and is in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD), the rewards will be fulfilled from the United States by a professional fulfillment service that we have been using for years. Some of the rewards will be directly from us in Hong Kong depending on your location. Either way, the decks will be packed safely and shipped with tracking number. We will make sure that you will receive the rewards you pledged for promptly.

With our experience in producing playing cards, the risks for this project are minimal. Thank you for your support!

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