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$1,858
pledged of $7,600pledged of $7,600 goal
83
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 2 2015

About

     Gag Order is the futuristic sequel to the Wiretap deck that debuted in early 2014. The original Wiretap deck was inspired by the Guardian interview with Edward Snowden, spearheaded by Laura Poitras, which revealed the extent of spying done by the N.S.A. against U.S. and foreign citizens. Gag Order is set in a dystopian future, and features artwork inspired by Blade Runner, Splinter Cell, Brave New World, and 1984, to name a few.

Wiretap prototype pictured, alongside Gag Order prototype.
Wiretap prototype pictured, alongside Gag Order prototype.

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     The year is 2261. After America's subversive takeover of Canada in the 2150's and hostile takeover of Mexico in the 2180's, it began to employ mass surveillance on a global scale. The U.N.A. (United North America) seemed to be the most powerful nation on earth, but dissident voices reached a fever pitch. In 2214, citizens formed D.O.S., the Defenders of an Open Society, to combat the draconian powers of spying that leaders were exercising over them.

     Gag Order is also the first product to be launched by the newly-formed Devilish Rogue Project, dedicated entirely to bringing high-quality handmade games to your kitchen table. If you'd like to follow along with DRP's future projects and news, please check out our FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram accounts.

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  • 100% custom, hand-drawn designs. All pencil art, finished digitally.
  • Printed by Legends Playing Card company, experts in registration.
  • Limited stock at only 1,000 decks being printed initially. Print run will max out at 5,000 decks, funding permitting.
  • Tuck has embossed finish and numbered black holo-seal. Neither are pictured because a 30% deposit is required before I can obtain a proof.
  • "Diamond Finish" card stock - Easily fans out, and stock is thinner and stiff. Cards last five times as long as other cards, especially in humid climates. More information can be found about Legend's stock here.
  • Custom pips that have small cameras that watch your friends (and you!) while you play.
Not pictured: A surprise from LPCC that will go on the left-hand side.
Not pictured: A surprise from LPCC that will go on the left-hand side.
Click for a hi-res image.
Click for a hi-res image.
              

INDIVIDUAL SUITS

  • SPADES: NSA / GEO-INT Surveillance

     The infamous National Security Agency has survived all the way through the years, and now employs field agents with thermo-optical camouflage cloaks for long-term GEO-INT missions. Cards 2-10 are styled with a radar face in the background.

  • HEARTS: FBI / SIG-INT Surveillance

     Signal intelligence remains the primary source of information for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Their agents all wear data mining kits with tablets for visual interface. Cards 2-10 display an envelope in the background, symbolizing e-mail interception.

  • DIAMONDS: DIA / AC-INT Surveillance

     The agents of the Defense Intelligence Agency are masters of jamming and collecting acoustic intelligence data. They are the units that deal most with foreign entities, and usually work alone or in groups of two. Unlike the other suits, their 2-10 cards have no closed lens. The background shows a speaker face.

  • CLUBS: CIA / HUM-INT Surveillance

     The Central Intelligence Agency no longer has civilian oversight, and therefore has become strong-armed in their tactics. They employ agents that specialize in optical reconnaissance (as well as optical concealment). The 2-10 cards from this suit show an open camera lens in the background.

     *Each item has shipping built into the cost. For an explanation on adding items on, please scroll down.

MORE DECKS! - $11 each

     More is better! Excellent if you want a tremendous amount of decks to share with friends, or if you want to add decks onto a pledge that doesn't include decks. 

UNCUT SHEETS - $38 each

     Perfect addition for showing off Gag Order all at once to your friends. Printed straight from the LPCC press with other decks, and features the same Diamond Finish as the deck itself.

D.O.S. PROPAGANDA POSTER (11x17") - $20 each

     Ideal item to display in your hidden meeting room. The government may have eyes everywhere, but all it takes to demoralize them is to see these plastered up and down the street. Keep those lips sealed!

UNA DICE - $3 per pair

UNKNOWN ADD-ON (!)

This add-on is a secret, but its unveiling is up to you. Re-tweet THIS POST and after fifty re-tweets I'll show the appropriate item. Good luck and godspeed!

HOW TO ADD ITEMS TO YOUR ORDER:

1. Once you have pledged, click "Manage Your Pledge" located in the top of the right-hand column.

2. Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total of the add-ons you'd like. Unless you'd like to change your pledge tier, keep it the same as before. If you do change your tier, just add the total of add-ons to your new tier level.

3. Confirm your new pledge amount, and you will be sent to Amazon for checkout completion.

STRETCH GOALS 

  • $7,600 - Initial goal achieved! Nice!
  • $13,100 - Print run increased to 2,000 decks. Yay!
  • $19,200 - Print run increased to 3,000 decks. Whoa!
  • $30,500 - Print run increased to 5,000 decks. Yowza!
  • $1,000,000 - I will travel to the future and bring you back the Superbowl results from the previous 246 years. My word is my bond.

PROJECT SPECIFICS

Q: "I've been hesitant about backing ever since scammers have started using KS as a money sink. Where does money from this KS project go, anyway, and why should I back you?"

A: "Very valid questions. Take a look at this chart of where the money will be spent."

"Transparency is my prerogative when it comes to KS projects. (Unlike certain government agencies that this project discusses, hah!) My primary goal is to get this awesome deck of cards produced, and have a product that consumers can be proud to show to friends. 

The journey to make these cards has been incredibly thrilling, and if given the chance I would do this for the rest of my life."

- Dave 

Thank you all for taking interest in the project, and I hope you enjoy the finished product!

Risks and challenges

Your contributions will be used to print and manufacture the rewards of the Wiretap: Gag Order decks. Getting these orders shipped out in a timely manner will be a non-issue, as Legends will manufacture it and then ship it directly to their fulfillment center. All decks should be shipped out by May 2015, but I will alert you if delays present themselves.

I always take painstaking care to deliver a quality product that you will be proud to show your friends and enjoy for years to come. Thank you for choosing to be a part of this campaign, and thank you for the support!

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