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A zombie-inspired deck of playing cards with custom illustrations by the brilliantly talented artist Obsidian Abnormal.

For more information about Póstumo, including where to order the decks after the Kickstarter, please visit ScallywagsInternational.com 

STRETCH GOALS

$9,000 - MET! Upgrading the deck to Bicycle-grade paper and USPC printing.

$20,000 - MET! Alternate "Red Back" deck of cards.

$30,000 - MET! Unlocking the Green Brain Chips. All $4 chip sets will automatically include all five chips. All 100- and 300-chip orders will be able to customize their final numbers between the five colors.

$40,000 - A free 5x7 card print for all backer levels, plus we unlock the Purple Brain Chips. All $4 chip sets will automatically include all six chips. All 100- and 300-chip orders will be able to customize their final numbers between the six colors.

Póstumo is the creation of Obsidian Abnormal and Darren J. Gendron, mixing playing cards with zombie inspirations. It's printed on Bicycle-grade paper from the USPC.

Póstumo
Póstumo

We remixed the suits into spades, clubs, hearts and brains, taking literal representations of each. Spades are now actual shovels, while clubs are shown as bats and other blunt objects. Hearts take on a fleshy connotation. Diamonds are replaced by the most valuable thing to a zombie - BRAINS.

The Ace of Brains
The Ace of Brains

The font is specially designed for Póstumo by Obsidian, creating a distressed and fleshed interpretation of Garamond. The final versions of each card have up to 10 different illustrations of brains, clubs, spades or hearts.

The 10 of Hearts
The 10 of Hearts

Face cards harken back to their classic medieval roots, with Kings, Queens and Knights rising from the dead to fill full houses.

The King of Clubs
The King of Clubs
The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts
The Jacks
The Jacks
The Green Card Back
The Green Card Back
The Red Card Back
The Red Card Back
The Silver Back
The Silver Back

NOTE: The Silver Back is a Limited Edition run of only 2,500 decks, printed on Bee paper and using a metallic pewter ink for the silver parts. The design is not finalized.

The Dice:

We're working with Chessex to create these dice, which are being sold in sets of four (one of each design per set). They're 16mm d6s, with the design replacing the "6" pip.

The Chips:

We're dubbing them Brain Chips. They're 11.5-gram composite chips hot-stamped with gold inlays. Note: Sets of 100 chips will come with 25 of each color. Sets of 300 chips will come with 100 white, 100 red, 50 blue and 50 black chips.

You can now add one chip of each color by adding only $4 to any backer level $9 or higher!

The Screen Print:

A mock-up of the design we'll be using for the screen prints
A mock-up of the design we'll be using for the screen prints

Note: The screen prints will be done on 100 lb paper and will measure 18 inches by 24 inches.

And here's O working on the Jack of Hearts:

The Jacks
The Jacks
The Queens
The Queens
The Kings
The Kings

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We’re tackling the risk on this project in four tiers.
First, the art. All cards, logos and box designs are print-ready.

Second, there’s the minimum funding. We’re working with the USPC to print this on Bicycle- and Bee- grade paper. We've currently reached that minimum funding.

Third is the actual production. Along with the deck printer, we’re also in talks with manufacturers of dice, poker chips, poster printers and custom tables. We can fulfill any and all rewards and on schedule.

Finally, it’s about sending out the rewards. We chose February 2013 as our delivery date because some of the rewards can take up to two months to create, and then there’s still time waiting on the items to be shipped (hot-stamping poker chips is a particularly time-consuming process). We also have a lot of experience in ramping up our infrastructure to handle a massive amount of orders.

FAQ

  • Sorry, no. Those two reward levels are built to be just one deck in an envelope, quickly tracked and shipped out. For two decks, either add to THE BOOT level, or pick the TWO DECK level.

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  • Bicycle paper stock and finish from the USPC.

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  • The Red and Green decks will always be available through the Scallywags International store and other outlets. The dice sets will also be available.

    The Silver decks, once sold out, will never be reprinted.

    The Brain Chips are a Kickstarter-only exclusive.

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