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Norse playing cards containing uniquely designed, hand drawn, traditional interpretations of the Viking gods at the dawn of Ragnarök.
Norse playing cards containing uniquely designed, hand drawn, traditional interpretations of the Viking gods at the dawn of Ragnarök.
Norse playing cards containing uniquely designed, hand drawn, traditional interpretations of the Viking gods at the dawn of Ragnarök.
771 backers pledged $32,159 to help bring this project to life.

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Gjallarhorn: A Viking Playing Card Poker Deck

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STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED - MATCHING INTERIOR LEAFINGNow every GJALLARHORN tuck box will include a matching interior leaf pattern!

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: Interior Leafing
STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: Interior Leafing

BALDR Box Upgrade - Chameleon Stock Tuck Box
We were going to add this as a Stretch Goal but we just couldn't wait!
We are upgrading the Exclusive BALDR box from White Core to an elite CHAMELEON Stock making this Add On even more collectible!
*See the video below for an example of this stock paper. Add the BALDR deck to your pledge for just $18.

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STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED - Tuck Box Seal  Every GJALLARHORN deck will now include our exclusive Tuck Box Seal!

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: Exclusive Box Seal
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: Exclusive Box Seal

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED - The BALDR Deck
The Baldr Deck is the next level of warfare within the events of Ragnarök. Within this deck you will receive the exclusive Baldr court cards: Baldr, Nanna, Váli, and Hǫðr in place of the 4 Odin Heart court cards. Add $18 to your pledge to reserve your deck. Click here to learn more.

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: The BALDR and NANNA cards
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: The BALDR and NANNA cards
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: Váli and Hǫðr cards
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: Váli and Hǫðr cards

The Box will be a striking White palette version of the GJALLARHORN deck complete with unique Holographic Foil Stamping.

Unique Holographic Foil Stamping
Unique Holographic Foil Stamping

Also available now is the Kickstarter Exclusive BALDR DEALER COIN. * See Add On chart for details.

"Artists often take artistic liberty with ancient and medieval mythologies that depart dramatically from the original sources, producing something interesting but ultimately misleading. I admire these cards for their fidelity to the source material, rendering creatively and beautifully the myths of the Viking Age for a 21st-century card player. Of the projects I've consulted on, this is among my top favorites."  

Dr. Jackson Crawford, Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder 

The interest in the Norse gods has grown substantially in popularity from the emerging archeological finds, television shows, and Marvel movies. We are learning more about the Viking culture every day and people want more! We decided we wanted more as well - a playing card deck featuring a more authentic interpretation of the Norse gods. So, we went digging into the sagas and decided to create a deck based on the famous final battle of Ragnarök.  

Through that research, we discovered Dr. Jackson Crawford, Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder and author of The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes and The Saga of the Volsungs: With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and a wealth of knowledge on everything Viking. 

With Dr. Crawford's personal consulting and guidance for this project we were able to incorporate the correct, strict Old Norse names and descriptions for these mighty figures of legend, depictions so accurate to the original sources that Dr. Crawford has even suggested they be used in an academic environment!  

The outcome of all this work is a stunning deck that the gods themselves would be proud of - GJALLARHORN!

What is GJALLARHORN?
GJALLARHORN
, or the Yelling Horn, is known by many as the horn wielded by Heimdallr to announce the coming of Ragnarök.When sounded, all of the players of the final battle will gather; Odin, Thor, Loki, Hel, Tyr, and many others. Once gathered, the mighty battle will begin. Here, in this unique deck, we have gathered the deities and creatures who will play an important role in this battle. The GJALLARHORN is sounding! Will you join your fellow warriors in battle?

A deck worthy of the gods! We have taken every step to ensure that the GJALLARHORN Deck will be the pinnacle of quality: 

► High Quality 310 gsm German card stock
► Unique Norse mammen art style inspired box and card designs. 
► Gold/Silver foiled, embossed tuck boxes
► 100% unique courts illustrated by hand in the Art Nouveau style
► Gold/Silver metallic inks for card backs
► 54 poker sized playing cards (52 cards + 2 jokers)
► Printed by NPCC with premium linen finish
► Savings on each deck with higher tier pledges
► All artwork is complete and ready to print
► Rewards shipped to backers in protective boxes

* To add a deck to an existing pledge simply add $16 per deck.

The striking box design of the GJALLARHORN deck incorporates elements from the card back design to create a cohesive deck that is sure to inspire. Each deck comes complete with an embossed Valknut symbol in either Gold or Silver foil.

Gold Foil Edition
Gold Foil Edition
Silver Foil Edition
Silver Foil Edition
Gold and Silver Editions with unique card back designs.
Gold and Silver Editions with unique card back designs.

These decks are also being offered in Brick (12 decks) and Half Brick (6 decks) boxes complete with unique box designs.

UNLOCKED: Stretch Goal 
Red and Green Foil with artistically cohesion card backs are also available. Now you can choose any 4 colors when pledging. To add a deck to your pledge just add $16 per deck to your pledge amount. Click here to learn more.

UNLOCKED: Red and Green Foil Editions now available!
UNLOCKED: Red and Green Foil Editions now available!

Stretch Goal UNLOCKED - The BALDR DeckThe Baldr Deck is the next level of warfare within the events of Ragnarök. Within this deck you will receive the exclusive Baldr court cards: Baldr, Nanna, Váli, and Hǫðr. 

The Box will be a striking White palette version of the GJALLARHORN deck complete with unique holographic foil stamping. 

BALDR Deck Tuck Box Design with Holographic Foil Stamping
BALDR Deck Tuck Box Design with Holographic Foil Stamping

 * Just add $18 to your pledge to reserve your BALDR deck

Each court card showcases a traditional interpretation of a Viking deity from the Aesir tribe as well as creatures from Norse mythology. Hand Illustrated by award-winning artist Matt Hughes, all characters are named in their strict Old Norse form for the sake of authenticity.

UNLOCKED Stretch Goal - HEMDALLR and GJALLARHORN bonus cards are now part of every deck! To read more click here

Bonus Cards will be added to every deck
Bonus Cards will be added to every deck

 While designed to be incorporated into the theme of this deck, each PIP card keeps with the traditional French Paris reversible pattern. 

The hallmark of any deck is the card back design. The GJALLARHORN Viking Deck contains one of the most unique reversible card back designs on the market. With its striking Odin like face and Mannen inspired borders, this versatile card is unmistakably Viking. We are offering two editions of this deck, Gold and Silver metallic ink, which are accompanied by matching Gold or Silver Foil boxes.

Gold and Silver Editions
Gold and Silver Editions

UNLOCKED Stretch GoalRed and Green metallic inks in matching Red or Green Foil boxes have been unlocked!! Now you can choose any 4 colors when pledging. To add a deck to your pledge just add $16 per deck to your pledge amount. Click here to learn more.

UNLOCKED: Red and Green Foil Editions now available!
UNLOCKED: Red and Green Foil Editions now available!

No deck is complete without a Dealer Coin! The GJALLARHORN Dealer Coins are metal coins with a large diameter of 2 inches (50mm). With distinct designs on each side, this pair of coins come in Gold and Silver finish. Just add $35 to your pledge amount and you will be able to take both of these Viking symbols into war!
Each Brick purchase will include these two coins automatically.

Gold and Silver Dealer Coins - Add $35 for the pair.
Gold and Silver Dealer Coins - Add $35 for the pair.

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: Green & Red Enamel Copper Dealer Coins!
Exclusive to this campaign we are now offering 2 exclusive dealer coins - GREEN and RED on Copper. This is an ADD ON item so all you have to do is add $35 to your existing pledge an you get to take the pair into battle!
Click Here to read more.

Kickstarter Exclusive Dealer Coins
Kickstarter Exclusive Dealer Coins
Exclusive BALDR DEALER COIN
Exclusive BALDR DEALER COIN

 To help prepare you for battle as quickly as possible we have limited our Rewards tiers to just a few levels (1 Deck, 2 Decks, 4 Decks, Half Brick, and Full Brick). You will not have to decide on your color selection until after the campaign has ended. Once the campaign ends and is fully funded we will send out a survey asking for your specific color selections. Right now all you have to do is swear an oath of fealty to Odin! 

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL - MATCHING INTERIOR LEAFING
Now every GJALLARHORN tuck box will include a matching interior leaf pattern!

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL - Tuck Box Seal
Every GJALLARHORN deck will now include our exclusive Tuck Box Seal!

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: The BALDR Deck. Click here to read more.

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: HEMDALLR and GJALLARHORN bonus cards are now part of every deck! To read more click here.

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL: Red and Green Decks are now available. You can now select any 4 colors for your pledge! To add an additional deck just add $16 per deck. To read more click here.

*Other stretch goals may be added as the campaign progresses 

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges. This project will be no different. With this in mind we have developed our fulfillment plan to incorporate unforeseen setbacks such as production delays, quality adjustments, shipping and sourcing issues.

This is a global campaign. With this in mind some decks, regardless to which country they are sent, can have an unexpectedly long delivery status and/or customs processing. We ask for your patience and understanding, that it may (in rare cases) take months, from the time of shipping, to the actual delivery to the recipient.

NPCC will be the selected printer for this project. Their quality and professionalism are legendary in the industry and we expect the end product to not disappoint! They will also be managing the fulfillment of all pledges which will guarantee a faster delivery to you, the backer.

Finally, all artwork for this campaign has been completed. There will be no wait time for developing graphics so this campaign will go into production within 3 weeks of its successful funding!

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    EARLY BIRD - 1 Deck (any color)

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    This reward will be gone as fast as Sleipnir's pace. Receive 1 BALDR Deck. This reward will include any extra cards that are unlocked. Add $15 for each additional BALDR Deck. Want a color deck? Add $13 for each color deck.

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    The BALDR Deck

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    4x GJALLARHORN Decks (any color)

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    BALDR Half Brick & BALDR Dealer Coin

    Receive 2 BALDR Decks, one of each GJALLARHORN color (Red, Green, Gold, Silver), as well as the Campaign Exclusive white BALDR Coin. This reward will include any extra cards that are unlocked. Add $16 for additional decks. Review our Add On chart for more items.

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    A mighty warrior! 12 decks (you choose the colors). This reward includes an exclusive Gold and Silver Dealer Coins along with a uniquely designed Brick box! This reward will include any extra cards that are unlocked.

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    A mighty warrior! 12 decks (you choose any mix of decks you want including the new BALDR Deck). This reward also includes ALL 5 Dealer Coins (Gold, Silver, Green, Red, and BALDR White Silver) along with a uniquely designed Brick box! This reward will include any extra cards that are unlocked.

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