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Hand illustrated, Limited Edition deck of cards featuring Steampunk Archetypes wearing artistic renditions of real steampunk goggles. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 10, 2014.

Hand illustrated, Limited Edition deck of cards featuring Steampunk Archetypes wearing artistic renditions of real steampunk goggles.

About this project

Printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) with the official Bicycle ® Trademark / Logo on the Tuck Case. Hand illustrated court cards in pencil & ink (not vector art).

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE STEAMPUNK PLAYING CARDS

Ace of Spades - The Mechanical Clocktower - CLICK TO PIN
Ace of Spades - The Mechanical Clocktower - CLICK TO PIN
Ace of Hearts - Heart in a Corset - CLICK TO PIN
Ace of Hearts - Heart in a Corset - CLICK TO PIN
 

Limited Edition Tuck Box

Small changes such as replacing the water with flat terrain and other tweaks may be made after funding.

Limited Edition Tuck Box - CLICK TO PIN
Limited Edition Tuck Box - CLICK TO PIN

Standard Edition Tuck Box

Standard Edition Tuck Case Prototype - CLICK TO SHARE ON PINTEREST
Standard Edition Tuck Case Prototype - CLICK TO SHARE ON PINTEREST

LIMITED EDITION (LE) Poker Deck: 2,500 LE decks. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 double-backer for magicians & a reveal on KoH. Embossed tuck box. Custom, numbered seals and metallic ink (copper). First 1000 LE signed.

STANDARD EDITION (SE) Poker Deck: Same quality artwork as LE deck, smooth tuck box. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 double-backer for magicians. 1 additional card TBD as a stretch goal.

Court Cards

Much thought was put into the meaning behind each facecard that depicts a different character wearing a unique pair of goggles. We may make some improvements after funding based on backer feedback.

UPDATE: We reached our stretch goal of $25,000 and as a result, every backer who pledges $10 or more will receive a free PDF containing images and back-stories for each of these cards, as well as other insight  into the making of this deck of cards!

The suits are divided accordingly:

Spades: The Industrials (Goggles by Mac McGowan)

King of Spades - The Tinker - CLICK TO SHARE ON PINTEREST
King of Spades - The Tinker - CLICK TO SHARE ON PINTEREST

Diamonds: The Gliterati (Goggles by Debbie Rounds)

Queen of Diamonds - The Duchess
Queen of Diamonds - The Duchess

Clubs: The Aviators (Goggles by Hans Meier)

King of Clubs - The Good Zeppelin Captain
King of Clubs - The Good Zeppelin Captain
                               

 Hearts: Lover & Rogues (Goggles by Graham & StacyFaye Dehuff)

Jack of Hearts - The Lover - CLICK TO PIN ON PINTEREST
Jack of Hearts - The Lover - CLICK TO PIN ON PINTEREST

Limited Edition (LE) Deck

We will make minor edits to this back for color and symmetry so that it is a two-way-back at launch that matches the tuck case.

Limited Edition Playing Card Back - Steam Powered Locomotive - Colorization will reflect the image on the tuck case - Artwork including tracks will have minor adjustments to make the card symmetrical - CLICK IT TO PIN IT
Limited Edition Playing Card Back - Steam Powered Locomotive - Colorization will reflect the image on the tuck case - Artwork including tracks will have minor adjustments to make the card symmetrical - CLICK IT TO PIN IT
7s - LE - metallic inks
7s - LE - metallic inks

The above is the direction we're close to finalizing, however we've received input to try the outer pips in gold. Mock up below. Voting will determine small improvements to the gold lining of the outer pips & indices.

Limited Edition - Metallic Ink Added
Limited Edition - Metallic Ink Added

Standard Edition (SE) Deck

 We will make minor edits to this back for symmetry so that it is a two-way-back at launch.

Standard Edition Card Back - CLICK TO SAVE ON PINTEREST
Standard Edition Card Back - CLICK TO SAVE ON PINTEREST
Standard Edition - No metallic inks
Standard Edition - No metallic inks

Add-Ons: Matching Hand-Crafted Steampunk Goggles

Each pair of goggles matches a card in the deck. Pick the pair that matches your favorite as an add-on!

Goggles - Match the pair you want to your favorite card!
Goggles - Match the pair you want to your favorite card!

4-Aces Print Add-On

Add on just $12 (+$10/order for international) and get this lovely print in 8.5" x 11". Frame and matting not included.

Or add on $15 (+$10/order for international) and get it at 11" x 17".

Or, pledge for all 4 Aces as individual prints and get this free!

4-Aces Print
4-Aces Print

Score Tracker Add-On

This rubberized mat is just $10 ($13 international) as an add-on and is great for keeping score on your more tactical card games. It's 6" x 12" and a great match for the Limited Edition deck. We're also releasing much larger Texas Hold'em and Blackjack table toppers as add-ons (see project updates for progress on these).

Matching Score Tracker
Matching Score Tracker

Blackjack & Texas Hold'em Poker Table Top Mats

Just pick the type of mat, color and layout you want and we'll get them done up for you after funding. These are just mock ups - the final designs will be crisp & clean with proportions adjusted slightly for the logo and artwork. Just add on $36 ($44 international) for each Blackjack mat, and $50 ($60 international) for each Texas Hold'em poker mat.

Blackjack Mat - $36/44 international
Blackjack Mat - $36/44 international
Texas Hold'em Poker Mat - $50/60 International
Texas Hold'em Poker Mat - $50/60 International

Ace of Spades T-Shirt in Black

This is a super-cool t-shirt that very few people will have the chance to rock out in. Add on just $25 (+$5 International, +$7 for 2XL - 5XL) before funding ends based on your size and location. It features a large spade design on the front and a small logo behind the neck. Check it out:

Ace of Spades T-Shirt Add-On
Ace of Spades T-Shirt Add-On

Stretch Goals

Our Talented Team

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Design Team

This project is a collaboration of the work of several amazing artists and a few of us other people:

  • Illustrator: Mike Lees
  • Goggle Designers / Artisans: Debbie Rounds, Mac McGowan, Graham & StacyFaye Dehuff and Hans Meier
  • Archetypes: Jenelle Sosa
  • Overall Concept and Direction: Dennis Consorte

What Are You Waiting For? Join the Party!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

We appreciate whatever you can do, so please, join the party and help turn this vision into a reality. Pledging starts at just $1. If you're not ready to back us then please show your support by sharing this page on the social networks - everything helps!

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Risks and challenges

Printing: We do not anticipate any issues, and as a professional marketing and design firm we're used to working within deadlines. USPCC is saying up to 6 weeks after approval, so anticipating any delays, we're setting a deadline of 10 weeks after funding to get the cards out the door.

Shipping: We do not anticipate any issues since we'll be using the USPO unless the government shuts down again, in which case there might be slight delays, based on the last time this happened.

Artwork & Design: As soon as we hit our minimum goal, we will finish all of the numbered cards and Aces. We will also ask anyone who earns the reward of having their likeness as a face card to submit pictures and consent to us with urgency. To anticipate any delays out of our control, we have a very strict 2-week window after the project closes for pledging, for anyone who wants their likeness to appear on a card to get us their pictures. Anyone who does not get us their pictures within that time-frame will forfeit their pledge and their chance to be featured on a card, and we will substitute another image in place of their likeness, to prevent delays.

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FAQ

  • When we first started this project, we based our numbers on what the USPS charges for international shipping in a worst-case scenario. In our research we've seen a lot of decks that didn't get shipped because the creators didn't estimate their costs properly and couldn't cover their shipping, resulting in backers not receiving their decks. We didn't want to get into that situation. After launch we got a lot of feedback from international backers about the high rates, so we did a TON of research and outreach. Some of the advice we got helped us figure out packaging for larger orders that helped us to cut those costs, and we reduced some of the rates. Eventually and luckily, we were pointed in the direction of a 3rd party shipping company that actually does contract work for the USPS. We reached out to them and were able to lower our international shipping costs substantially. As soon as we confirmed the numbers, we lowered international rates in our rewards. The problem arose however, that Kickstarter does not allow you to delete a reward level if there is at least one person backing it. As a result, our rewards got very messy (sorry!). The best solution we could find was to mark any rewards with high international shipping rates as "sold out" and to put up new rewards with the lower rates. US backers stayed with the original reward levels because there was no reason to change - the shipping is free. At that time, we also reached out to all of the international backers who came in at the higher shipping rates and encouraged them to change their reward to the better deal. To our knowledge we were able to reach everyone but if something comes up after launch, we're happy to work it out. On occasion, someone cancels a pledge in one of the sold-out reward levels. The result is that it is no longer sold out, and shows as available, creating confusion. We try to monitor the campaign and close those levels out when we notice it, but sometimes they persist for a bit before we get to them.

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    Your likeness depicted on one of the Jokers in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the goggles depicted in this card (to be revealed), plus One Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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    Your likeness depicted in the Jack of Clubs in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the goggles depicted in this card, plus One Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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    Your likeness depicted in the Jack of Diamonds in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the goggles depicted in this card, plus One Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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    Your likeness depicted in the King of Clubs in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the goggles depicted in this card, plus One Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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    Your likeness depicted in the King of Diamonds in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the goggles depicted in this card, plus One Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    1 Brick of 6 SE + 6 LE, 1 pair of King of Spades Goggles + 1 pair of goggles from any other suit (Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts), delivered.

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    Your likeness depicted in the King of Hearts and another person's likeness in the Queen of Hearts in this deck. Forever bound in every deck that gets printed, + One (1) pair of the King goggles + one (1) pair of the Queen goggles depicted in this card, plus One Brick of 12 SE + 1 brick of 12 LE decks, delivered. Note: to prevent printing delays, you MUST email us several high resolution, digital images of yourself from various angles, and a signed letter of consent within two (2) weeks of the funding of this Kickstarter project, or your pledge will be forfeited without your likeness appearing on the card. We encourage you to send your images early, immediately after making your pledge to avoid any issues. We welcome and encourage some feedback but we reserve the right to make the final decision on artistic direction.

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Funding period

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