Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Hand drawn and meticulously designed high quality classic playing cards with an animal twist. Printed by USPCC
Hand drawn and meticulously designed high quality classic playing cards with an animal twist. Printed by USPCC
326 backers pledged $9,516 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

WILD REIGN Playing Cards

$9,516

326

 

My name is Gregor Klingman and I am the creator of the Wild Reign Playing Cards. For the last year, I have tirelessly crafted the designs and details of these cards in my spare time, all while supporting my family and working full time. It's been a dream of mine to create something fun and unique that I could share with the world. This was the perfect project for me to bring together two of my favorite things: playing cards and animals.

  

I wanted to create a visually striking and detailed deck of cards that could easily replace anyone's home or casino deck. This 54-card poker deck is 100% practical for playing, and has a classic feel. With single colors and no shading, they will not detract from your gaming.

There are many subtle patterns in the deck (clothing, symbols, weapons, etc.). Each card shares similarities with its counterpart suits and ranks, yet each face card has small variations from one side to the other (as you can see in the pictures below).

   

Each suit has its own personality. I wanted to draw the player in to establish a personal connection with each suit and card, which is something I've felt was missing from classic playing cards. I used a wide variety of animals that I felt matched each suit's personality, and each card feels like a character in a story.  

  • The Heart Kingdom: Courageous and Loyal (lush leafy background) 
  • The Spade Kingdom: Stealthy and Devious (briar patch background) 
  • The Diamond Kingdom: Clever and Wise (vines and fruits background) 
  • The Club Kingdom: Strong and Steady (wooden branches background)

  

After studying the different animals, I started by drawing each card in pencil, then went over the pencils with various Faber-Castell pens. I used the same method on each card to keep a consistent look throughout the deck. Next, I scanned the pens into Illustrator and added colors and textures to give the cards added depth. Each card has at least three different subtle texture layers.

  

The 54 poker-sized playing cards will be printed by the USPCC (the United States Playing Card Company).

  

  

  

The Box and Card-Backs

The Heart Kingdom: Courageous and Loyal

The Spade Kingdom: Stealthy and Devious

The Diamond Kingdom: Clever and Wise

The Club Kingdom: Strong and Steady

The Jokers: Mischievous and Manipulative

Assorted Numbered Card Examples

   

  

  

The Box and Card-Backs

The Heart Kingdom: Courageous and Loyal

The Spade Kingdom: Stealthy and Devious

The Diamond Kingdom: Clever and Wise

The Club Kingdom: Strong and Steady

The Jokers: Mischievous and Manipulative

Assorted Numbered Card Examples

   

  

  

8" x 10" High Quality Art Prints will be printed on a traditional thick Solar White Classic Crest paper stock.

The cards were drawn and enhanced at large sizes and include many details that you won't see at a traditional playing card size. The 8" x 10" prints are the perfect way to appreciate and display your favorite cards.

 The Art Prints will be shipped flat and secure. (Frames not included)

   

    

    

The incredible funding that this project has received has made for new possibilities. If a funding total of $9000 is reached, I will be able to afford to have all the Wild Reign Playing Cards printed by USPCC (United States Playing Card Company), the world's leading standard in playing card printing. They manufacture Bicycle, Bee, Aviator, Hoyle, and many other card companies that most people are familiar with. Their quality is unmatched and provide the best play-ability for casinos, cardists, and magicians.

  

Risks and challenges

All the hard work is done! The deck is 100% complete, and the only thing to do now is print. USPCC will be printing the decks and is very quick and reliable. I've already received samples and they are absolutely perfect. I'll be shipping the decks out as quickly as possible, and can't wait to get them into your hands!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $13 or more About $13

    The Crimson Deck

    One (1) Crimson Deck
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    85 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $13 or more About $13

    The Evergreen Deck

    One (1) Evergreen Deck
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Art Print

    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    The Wild Set

    One (1) Crimson Deck and
    One (1) Evergreen Deck
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    95 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    2 Crimson Decks

    Two (2) Crimson Decks
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    2 Evergreen Decks

    Two (2) Evergreen Decks
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    2 Wild Sets & Art Print

    Two (2) Crimson Decks and
    Two (2) Evergreen Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    33 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    4 Crimson Decks & Art Print

    Four (4) Crimson Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    4 Evergreen Decks & Art Print

    Four (4) Evergreen Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1 Crimson Uncut Sheet & Deck & Art Print

    One (1) Uncut Sheet of Crimson Playing Cards and
    One (1) Crimson Deck and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1 Evergreen Uncut Sheet & Deck & Print

    One (1) Uncut Sheet of Evergreen Playing Cards and
    One (1) Evergreen Deck and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $68 or more About $68

    Wild Half-Brick (3 Wild Sets) & Print

    Three (3) Crimson Decks and
    Three (3) Evergreen Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $68 or more About $68

    Crimson Half-Brick (6 Crimson) & Print

    Six (6) Crimson Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $68 or more About $68

    Evergreen Half-Brick(6 Evergreen)& Print

    Six (6) Evergreen Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    THE WILD BRICK (6 Wild Sets) & Art Print

    Six (6) Crimson Decks and
    Six (6) Evergreen Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    CRIMSON BRICK (12 Crimson) & Print

    Twelve (12) Crimson Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    EVERGREEN BRICK (12 Evergreen) & Print

    Twelve (12) Crimson Decks and
    One (1) 8x10" high quality signed art print of the card of YOUR CHOOSING. Once the project is funded, you will be contacted for your choice.
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    CUSTOM MADE Playing Card Art Print

    I will make an 11"x14" playing card art print with YOUR CHOICE of animal, just for you. The card will have the same high quality as the ones in the Wild Kingdom Deck. Various digital copies will be included.
    (Please allow additional time for the process.)
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    NOTE: If you would like to ADD an item to this pledge, simply add an additional $12 per DECK, or $14 per ART PRINT, to this pledge, and you will be contacted for your deck/print choices after the funding ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The Crimson Deck (Early Bird Special)

    Thank you for being one of the first supporter's of Wild Kingdom!

    One (1) Crimson Deck
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The Evergreen Deck (Early Bird Special)

    One (1) Evergreen Deck
    (FREE SHIPPING within the US)

    Thank you for being one of the first supporters of Wild Kingdom!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)