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A limited edition playing card series based on the primordial deities from Greek Mythology.
704 backers pledged £33,406 to help bring this project to life.

Project Update: Primordial Playing Cards are 100% funded + Special Edition Carat Case prototypes have arrived!

Posted by Costa Pantazis (Creator)

Hello everyone,

Primordial Playing Cards is now over 100% funded!

 I'm pleased to say that Primordial Playing Cards has now been fully funded! 

We are only one week into the campaign and have already reached the target which is simply amazing! 

Great news for all and I can't thank you all enough for backing this project and bringing it to life. I can't wait to get things moving forward now once the campaign is over!

Primordial Special Edition Carat Case prototypes have arrived!

Sherman Tsao of Carat Case Creations recently shipped me the first prototypes of all the cases in various sizes and colours which I'm pleased to say have finally arrived, so I'm also excited to share the first previews of these cases...

(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Front)
(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Front)
(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Back)
(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Back)
(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Above)
(Left To Right) Pantheon Edition, Red and White X1 Primordial Carat Cases (Above)

We originally decided to test out laser engraving on both clear see-through lids as well and in the end I chose to settle on the black lids for the Primordial Carat Cases as I felt they helped to match the colour scheme with each of the decks and the different colour cases. The foil sleeves will be the final cherry on the cake!

There were a few minor issues with the laser-engraving on the black lids (as you may have noted in the images above) due to micro cracks which caused a slightly rough finish to occur but Sherman has informed me that shortly after the prototypes were shipped to me this issue has now been addressed and we can proceed with the manufacture of the cases without any further hindrance.

As most of you know, Sherman has worked with many of the top designers to create custom cases, including Butterfly Playing Cards, Mint Playing Cards, Stockholm 17, Thirdway Industries, and Vanda Playing Cards to name just a few) so most card collectors will be familiar with him, and in all likelihood own one or several of his custom carat cases so I can't think of a safer pair of hands to oversee the manufacture and delivery of these special cases and we are both looking forward to getting things moving once the campaign is over.

As standard, all cases will have neodymium magnet pairs to keep the back panels strongly attached while allowing for easy access to insert/remove your decks, rubber pads (with adhesive included) to place on the bottom of the cases for protection of surfaces if needed and also will include a set of acrylic spacers to place in between decks on the larger X2 and X4 editions.  

Finally... be sure to check out the following awesome playing card project my my good friend Sunish Chabba

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Catch you all soon with the next update!


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      nazhgul on

      Congrats on hitting your funding goal!

    2. Costa Pantazis Creator on

      No problem at all and thank you :D

    3. Sunish Chabba

      Carat cases look amazing. Congrats on hitting the funding goal & I really appreciate the shout-out for "A Motley Pack - Transformation Playing Cards" project.