A big thank you to all the Backers who have supported our Realms Campaign!
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(03/26) We have unlocked the second stretch goal! Realms Blue & Red deck will now feature embossing effect on the tuckcases!
(03/23) Bicycle Realms Black deck (Standard Edition) is unlocked as add-on! This deck will be printed by The United States Playing Card Company on Bee® paper stock featuring standard tuckcase, black border card back & card face with metallic gold ink. Check the "add-ons" section for details.
(03/08) We have achieved the first stretch goal! Realms Blue Deck will now feature a gold foil seal and Realms Red Deck will feature a silver foil seal.
All beings experience rebirth within the six realms. Desires and ignorance culminate in karma that determines whether beings will reincarnate in the realm of the devas, asuras, or the realms of the animals, the hungry ghosts or hell. Nirvana awaits those who are born into the realm of the humans.
The Realms deck portrays a visual allegory of Samsara, the beginning-less cycle of rebirth through a clean and classic stylistic form that exudes a distinctive oriental perspective.
This is a fully custom deck of playing cards featuring:
- Gold and silver foil on tuckcase
- Metallic gold and silver ink on cards
- Custom foil seal (unlocked!)
- Embossing on tuckcase (unlocked!)
- Custom court cards (JQK), jokers and aces
- Printed by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) on their Damask Finish paper stock.
- Both versions will not be reprinted
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. 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.
UNLOCKED! // 62,000 HKD (approx. 8,000 USD) - Seals will be printed on silver and gold foil
UNLOCKED! // 93,000 HKD (approx. 12,000 USD) - Embossing on the tuckcases of Realms Red & Blue deck
LOCKED! // 105,000 HKD (approx. 13,500 USD) - Inner tuckcase printing on Realms Red & Blue deck
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.
In the Realms deck, we portrays a visual allegory of Samsara, the beginning-less cycle of rebirth through a clean and classic stylistic form that exudes a distinctive oriental perspective. In terms of visuals, we teamed up with Fundamental Studio, a design studio from Hong Kong. They believe substantial communication is the key to creating and thus created an amazing graphical line illustrations style artworks that highlighted the intricate ideas that we want to communicate.
The visuals are greatly augmented by working closely with 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 Realms deck.
This wonderful collaboration and co-creation of the Realms 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 Realms deck a reality.
Produced by Card Experiment
We are constantly pushing the boundaries of playing cards design by exploring complex themes. The playing cards that we have produced so far include the Asura deck, Babel deck, Utopia deck, Anicca deck, Dream deck and Artilect deck.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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