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$401
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 16 2015 7:34 PM UTC +00:00
$401
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 16 2015 7:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

PLEASE NOTE: This deck, unlike previous campaigns, will NOT be printed by the US Playing Card Company, and will NOT have the Bicycle logo on the box! This deck, once funding is completed, will be printed by MakePlayingCards.com under no particular brand name. Please pledge with that information in mind!

To all the Pelted Primacy supporters, old backers, furries, furry fans, and new (possible) fans: welcome! 

For anyone who has followed/backed the previous Pelted Primacy campaigns, thanks for your immense support! For anyone who is seeing these designs for the first time, here's a synopsis on Pelted Primacy.

Pelted Primacy is a playing card deck designed by myself using anthropomorphic animals as the main design subject. The deck was started as a final project in my graphic design major at Keystone College, and so far I have developed the idea further.

As part of the project, I set out to have the cards printed into a complete deck of cards. Because I am meticulous with my standards, I figured having a custom deck printed through the US Playing Card Company under the Bicycle logo and style would suit me fantastically. A custom deck through that method is expensive, time consuming to set up and organize to proper size and DPI restrictions, and it has a minimum deck order of 1,500 decks (for basic options of customization). This goal led me to pledge it on Kickstarter!

Unfortunately, after two campaigns and lots of word-of-mouth over Facebook and Fur Affinity, my goals were seen by many to be too over-stretched with not enough demand from the custom card community. There was also some scrutiny targeted at me directly for my lack of experience prior to the start of the campaign, in terms of what to expect with ordering from the USPCC. After all the pledging, ad-pushing, word-of-mouthing and begging from friends and family, the project came to an end a couple thousand dollars away from the goal.

Because I have had more time to complete the deck, and decided to swallow my pride and go through a much more affordable and less restrictive printing service, I plan on reaching my (smaller) goal now, and hopefully bring Pelted Primacy to the world.

THE CARDS:

The cards for the deck have standard Poker-size dimensions and use the same exact numbering system and court cards that a regular deck of playing cards has. The pips for the number cards are designed to look like the paw print of an animal, and the court cards of each suit will be represented by a matching animal from the suit (Clubs will be bears, hearts will be lions, diamonds will be foxes, and spades will be wolves)

The court cards each have a different anthropomorphic character representing them. As a pledge from the previous campaigns, some of the court cards have been illustrated in the likenesses of backers! Here's an example; the king of diamonds:

 Here's another example of a card garnered from the last campaign; the King of Hearts:

 And yet another example; The Queen of Spades:

THE PACKAGING:

Since the project will be printed by MakePlayingCards.com, the packaging from the previous campaign was set aside to make another aesthetically pleasing design in their dimensions. 

 This is the updated box design. It will fit the standard 54 card deck (52 card playing card deck and 2 Joker cards).

A design for the deck brick box will be coming soon, so keep your emails checked for updates! :3

PS: Any pledge that exceeds $50, regardless of reward(s) selected, will be granted a VIP Backer title! What does that mean, you ask? Any VIP Backer from this campaign will have their desired name printed on the deck brick box design! Neat prize, huh? :3

POSSIBLE STRETCH GOALS:

$7,000 - An additional color (most likely blue or purple) will be added to the selection of decks, and the pricing will not change for that color. A survey of desired deck color will be gathered upon completion of the project.
$8,500 - ?????

$10,000 - ?????

Risks and challenges

The biggest issue with any Kickstarter project is funding: gathering, allocating, and maintaining the funds from backers in a way to not only produce the products promised, but also distribute them to the backers. Last campaign I had meticulously gone over any possible funding issues, such as shipping costs and packaging for pledge rewards. Thankfully, all those details have been ironed out at this point, to where I can confidently say the project will resolve well without a hitch.

Another possible risk with this project in particular will be fulfilling rewards. There's no problems with ordering or with designing the product on the website itself, however there will be the issue of shipping the items overseas. I have allowed in my budget for higher shipping prices overseas, though in some cases the base shipping might be higher for someone in, say, Paraguay, than it would for it to ship to China. I don't foresee myself running into problems where my shipping costs are grossly underestimated, and even if they are I will use what surplus I can (if any) to make up for the cost of the products to be shipped. That means you will receive your product even if I have to pay out of pocket for it.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION! :: With your pledge of $1, you'll receive direct updates periodically about the project, and earn a spot in my heart :3 d'aaaawwww!!

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    EARLY BIRD DECK :: +1 Complete Deck, with custom tuck box and deck seal.
    This is an early bird special, so only the first 50 backers who pledge this amount can get this deal! :3 LIMIT ONE PER BACKER, REGARDLESS OF PLEDGE AMOUNT!

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    PELTED PRIMACY DECK :: +1 Complete Deck, with custom tuck box and deck seal.

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    DOUBLE THE PELTED PRIMACY :: +2 Complete Decks, custom tuck box w/ custom seal.

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    UNCUT SHEET :: +1 Uncut Sheet of Pelted Primacy's full deck.

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    UNCUT SHEET + PELTED PRIMACY DECK :: +1 Uncut Sheet, and +1 Complete Deck, with custom tuck box and custom seal.

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    DECK BRICK :: A set of 12 complete decks, stored in their own custom brick box for collector value. It will keep the decks organized and dust-free. Also includes the VIP Sponsor title, which would get your name as a VIP on the back of the final brick box design! :3

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    STAR TREATMENT :: +1 complete deck brick, +1 Uncut sheet, the VIP Sponsor title, a Skype call with the artist, and (if applicable) your fursona drawn as the alternate Joker of the deck! Such honor, praise, and respect for the art! You, my friend, are the cream of the crop! <3

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Funding period

- (30 days)