$854
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43
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2019
$854
pledged of $3,280pledged of $3,280 goal
43
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2019

About

The Idea

We recently commissioned Indi Martin of Tortoise & Hare Creations to do a set of paintings based on the Principles and Virtues from the Ultima lore and we absolutely fell in love with what she produced! The artwork was used on our game, Adventure Post, and, after received wonderful feedback from the players and on-lookers, we have decided to re-purpose the artwork to make a set of playing cards.

The images correlate to the relics of the Three Principles (Truth, Love, and Courage) and the symbology for the Eight Virtues (Honesty, Compassion, Valor, Justice, Sacrifice, Honor, Spirituality, and Humility). They are beautiful, we don't know what else needs to be said about them. Her work speaks for itself.

Our goal is to produce a minimum of 500 of the highest-quality decks of playing card complete with a beautifully decorated tuck box. Our stretch goals start with an upgraded card stock and a game written to go along with the cards, having the rules tucked into the box, but may grow from there.

We are going a little non-traditional on this project. The Ultima games frequently used altered Celtic runes for text, therefore, we have decided to use Celtic Knots as our suits. Our cards feature four suits, the Dara, the Shield, the Sprial, and the Trinity.

The Dara represents personal and spiritual strength, much like the Avatar strive to be the best they can be in body, mind, and morals.

The Shield represents protection and was frequently placed near the injured or ill to ward off evil spirits and let them heal. It was also worn into battle to help protect the warriors from bodily harm.

The Spiral represents the forces of nature, water, fire, and earth. We also consider the center point, where the three spirals meet, to represent air, the one element that connects them all together.

The Trinity represents, well, the trinity. In our case, that trinity is the three principles, Truth, Love, and Courage.

The Art

This one image really shows everything you need to know:

 But, just to give you a better idea of what the cards themselves will look like, here is our digital mock-up.

*final design may change*
*final design may change*

The back of the card features the same Principles and Virtues Circle, while each of the 11 images all get their own canvas. We display the standard card values ranging from Ace to King; Queen, King, and Joker are not shown; unfortunately, we do not yet have the artwork for the final three cards yet. Indi Martin is, again, on board so that we can maintain a consistent set of final cards as long as we get funded.

Stretch Goals

  • At $3,280 the project is Funded! 
  • At $3,530 we will upgrade to a 350 GSM card
  • At $4,540 we will upgrade to the finest stock, German Poker Card Paper, and make 1,000 decks total
  • Possibly more to be announced.

Shipping

Shipping inside the US will be $5, outside the US will be $15. This cost is added to your pledge automatically.

For the re-seller's tier, we will calculate shipping after the campaign and get you the lowest rate possible at the time.

Add-On Store

The add-on store will include more products with the Principles and Virtues Circle, such as posters, pillows, etc., previously funded games, themed dice, and more.

Other Notes

  • All backers will receive the PnP (Print & Play) Files.

Risks and challenges

The timeline should not be an issue. The design is already done but we may tweak a few things here or there. One concern we always have is US Customs and, with the current tariffs, getting stuff from other countries may get more expensive than we expect. We have, however, built a 25% tariff into our Kickstarter goal, which is most unfortunate to have to do.

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    Receive the full set of cards formatted for 8.5x11, printing. This will include the unlocked game rules if we get there.

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    Virtues and Principles Playing Cards

    You will receive the full deck of beautiful cards with a tuck box, including any unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    Two (or more) V&P Playing Card Decks

    Get two full decks of cards at a special discounted rate. For each additional $9, you get one more deck. Limit 10 decks (for more than 10, use the re-sellers tier).

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    Get a normal re-seller bulk discount for purchasing bulk quantities, minimum of (6) decks.

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