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Night Parade Fusion Playing Cards | Hanafuda ✿ Poker

✿ Play your favorite Eastern & Western games with our multipurpose deck. Bonus 16-page color rule booklet for Orochi!

Night Parade Fusion Playing Cards | Hanafuda ✿ Poker

✿ Play your favorite Eastern & Western games with our multipurpose deck. Bonus 16-page color rule booklet for Orochi!

$8,274
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
227
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 6 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello everyone! Welcome to our Kickstarter project! If you haven't met us yet, we are Jason Johnson and Antonietta Fazio-Johnson, a husband and wife team with a passion for game design, art, and creativity! We are excited to introduce our latest project, Night Parade Fusion.

Our yokai-themed deck features 54-unique, fully custom, poker-sized playing cards beautifully illustrated by Antonietta. Inspired by traditional hanafuda, Japanese folklore, and ukiyo-e artists from from the 1700s to 1800s.

Play all of your favorite games with one deck! Night Parade Fusion is a multipurpose hanafuda/poker deck that can be used to play both Eastern and Western games. The deck features standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and custom hanafuda indices.

As a special bonus, Night Parade Fusion will also include a 16-page color booklet with the rules for Orochi!

  • 54 Uniquely Illustrated Cards 
  • Every month/rank forms a connected scene! 
  • All original artwork by Antonietta
  • First Edition - Limited Print Quantity 
  • Standard Poker Size (2.5” x 3.5”) (63mm x 88mm)
  • Poker Indices & Hanafuda Indices
  • Can be used to play both Eastern & Western games 
  • Printed in Taiwan by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) 
  •  Classic Finish (premium playing card stock with linen finish)
  • Classy uncoated tuck for a natural look and feel

Every Night Parade Fusion deck will include a 16-page, 2.5” x 3.5”, saddle-stitched, full-color rule booklet for Orochi. The rules booklet will be packaged separately from the deck so that the tuck box can remain the standard size for display cases, carat cases, etc.

Orochi is a game that we designed and created specially for our Night Parade deck. It is a fast, fun, and strategic shedding/climbing game that can be played with 2-4 people.

Orochi is named after Night Parade’s December Bright, Yamata no Orochi, the most powerful card in the game.

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. These simple, beautiful, reusable cloths can be used in so many ways! Furoshiki are great for wrapping gifts, bundling items, using as accessories, and hanging as wall art.

Custom-printed Night Parade furoshiki will become available soon as Add-ons!

Check out the Furoshiki and Add-Ons sections to learn more! 

images are mockups and examples only and do not reflect the final product

 Hanafuda (known in Korea as ‘Hwatu’) are pipless, symbolism-rich, floral-themed playing cards that are popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii.

Hanafuda decks have 12 suits. Each suit is represented by a month of the year (e.g. June) and each month is represented by a flower (e.g. peony).

Hanafuda can be used to play numerous games, including traditional classics such as Koi-Koi, Hachi-Hachi (88), Go-Stop, and many many more.

Hanafuda are typically smaller and thicker than Western playing cards, however, our deck uses standard poker-sized cards so you can enjoy the rich detailed art. 

Our Fusion decks combine standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and custom-designed hanafuda indices into a multipurpose deck that can be used to play both Eastern and Western games.

The card ranks correspond to the hanafuda months (A = January, 2 = February, 3 = March, and so on). Our hanafuda indices indicate the type of each card (Bright, Ten, Ribbon, Chaff). 

These helpful indices also make the Fusion deck a great way to learn and teach hanafuda.

The Night Parade is an element of Japanese folklore that collectively refers to all the yokai that enter the human world at night. In some stories it is an orderly procession traveling the roads and in others it is an unruly horde spreading pandemonium.

Yokai is a broad term from Japanese folklore. While it is often translated as monster, spirit, or demon, yokai actually includes a whole menagerie of supernatural beings, forces of nature, strange phenomena, and other unearthly mysteries. Yokai even includes humans who have been possessed, transformed, or spirited away.

  • The tiny creatures that make your floorboards squeak at night? Yokai.
  • Great great granny’s old sandals that run through the halls singing at night? Yokai.
  • Colored balls of light that float over the ocean at night? Yokai.
  • Earthquakes? Caused by the giant catfish yokai.
  • The bumps at the foot of your bed? Your feet…. Probably.

Hanafuda Games is a comprehensive 37-game, 236-page, color rulebook available for purchase online.

The print rulebook will also become available as an Add-on after the campaign ends in the Pledge Manager. It will not be offered as part of the main project.

You can use the Night Parade Fusion cards to play any of the games in our Hanafuda Games rulebook.

Note: The text content of the two editions of our rulebook are virtually the same, the only major difference is the art. The Hanami Edition features the art of our Hanami deck series and the Sensu Edition features the art of our Sensu series.

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. These simple, beautiful, reusable cloths can be used in so many ways! Furoshiki are great for wrapping gifts, bundling items, using as accessories, and hanging as wall art.

  • Traditional and eco-friendly gift wrap!
  • Display it on your wall!
  • Use it as a pocket square.

We are currently communicating with a company in Japan that specializes in furoshiki to make our custom-printed Night Parade furoshiki. Details are subject to change, however, the current plan is for them to be:

  • Made in Japan
  • 100% Cotton
  • Unique and fun. (^_^)

Images are mockups and examples only and do not reflect the final product. Designs are not final and are subject to change. Size and price information coming soon. We will post more details as the Kickstarter progresses.

Night Parade is made possible through the support and enthusiasm of our backers!

The best way to ensure that Night Parade succeeds is to share this project with everyone you can! Spread the word on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, BoardGameGeek, blogs, everywhere, etc. 

You can also use the helpful share tools at the top of the Kickstarter page.

We are truly grateful to each and every one of you for your support!!

We will be using EPCC for manufacturing and Gambler’s Warehouse for fulfillment so that you can feel confident that your decks will be printed and shipped to you with care. We will be using a Pledge Manager after the campaign ends.

Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC)is a professionally-trusted playing card printer. They are well known in the playing card industry for their innovation and supreme quality playing cards.

Gambler’s Warehouse is a trusted, all in-house Kickstarter and crowdfunding project fulfillment center with years of experience in order processing and the packaging and shipment of playing cards. They are well known in the crowdfunding community for their speed of delivery and exceptional care of the items that are being handled.

International backers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, or other fees that packages may be subject to at the time of delivery.

How do I add an Add-on to my pledge?

To purchase Add-ons, simply select your pledge tier and increase your existing pledge amount to include the amount of your base reward plus your chosen Add-on(s).

Pledge Amount = Pledge Tier + Shipping + Add-ons.

For example, a U.S. backer at the Two Decks tier would pledge $29 + $7 + $40, for a total pledge of $76 to receive 2 decks and an uncut sheet.

For your convenience, we have created a Pledge Calculator. Once you have determined your pledge amount, pledge that amount in the appropriate pledge tier.

  • Determine your total Pledge Amount. You can easily calculate your Pledge Amount using our Pledge Calculator.
  • If you have already pledged, press the 'Manage Your Pledge' button. If you have not yet pledged, press the 'Back This Project' button and select your appropriate pledge tier.
  • Type in your total pledge amount in the Pledge Amount box.

After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will receive an invitation to a Pledge Manager where you can let us know which Add-ons you chose.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

An uncut sheet is a full deck of cards pulled straight from the printing press, before cutting, for you to frame and hang on your wall. Uncut sheets are not posters. Various printer markings will be present. Uncut Sheets will be tubed and shipped by Gambler’s Warehouse.

Uncut sheets are extremely rare and a great item for collectors.

  • US Add $40 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet. 
  • ROW Add $50 for first uncut sheet and $20 for each additional uncut sheet.
images are mockups and examples only and do not reflect the final product

Important: Your pledge must include at least one Night Parade deck to add any Add-ons from our previous projects.

Our previous Kickstarter projects were successfully funded with the amazing support of our awesome backers!

A limited quantity of these products are available. We are making these items available as Add-ons, while supplies last, during the Night Parade campaign so that our backers can save on shipping.

Add-ons will ship with the Night Parade decks when they become available.

If you do not want to wait, then you can purchase these products directly from our website and they will ship now. Purchases made on our website will incur shipping charges.

A limited number of decks remain from our Sensu project.

Sensu decks are available in two formats: Hanafuda and Fusion.

Sensu decks were printed in Taiwan by LPCC on Classic Finish and feature an Embossed Linen-feel tuck. First Edition. Limited Edition of 1000 of each deck format. 

Quantities are extremely limited. You must contact us when adding any Sensu Uncut Sheet to your pledge so that we can monitor the available stock. Thank you.

  • Only 2 Sensu Hanafuda Uncut Sheets left!
  • Only 8 Sensu Fusion Uncut Sheets left!

A limited number of decks remain from our Hanami project.

Hanami decks are available in two formats: Hanafuda and Fusion.

Hanami decks were printed by LPCC on Emerald Finish. Gold foil stamped tuck and gold foil tuck interior. First Edition. Limited Edition of 1000 of each deck format.

Approximately 50 of each format remain.

Hello everyone! Welcome to our Kickstarter project! If you haven't met us yet, we are Jason and Antonietta Johnson, a husband and wife team with a passion for game design, art, and creativity!

Jason is an experienced freelance professional and a game enthusiast.

Antonietta is a professional artist, illustrator, and designer.

Together, we are a great team! \(^_^)/

We are excited to continue our journey here on Kickstarter as we launch more successful projects and create more games with the growing support of our amazing backers and fans. 

Welcome and thank you for joining us on our journey!!!

Learn more about us on our Kickstarter Profile or on our website.

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Future Project

The art of Night Parade will also be featured in our yokai-themed word game, Night Parade: A Yokai Cleansing Word Game.

The best way to stay up to date on our future releases in to join our mailing list. (^_^)

We are grateful to all our backers for their support and enthusiasm. 

Kickstarter is an amazing platform that helps small indie companies and individuals like us present their ideas to the world and get the funding needed to bring those ideas to fruition.

Your pledges will not only bring this project to fruition, they will also help pave the way for future releases from IndianWolf Studios LLC.

✧─=≡Σ((( つ•̀ω•́)つ Thank you for your support!!!

Jason & Antonietta

Risks and challenges

This will be our fourth successful Kickstarter project. We are working with the same respected fulfillment company as with our successful Hanami and Sensu projects, as well as an industry leader to manufacture your decks.

That said, all projects have inherent risks. We have gained experience with our previous projects, done our research, and have planned for common issues. While this will minimize any issues that we may encounter, problems can still occur. IndianWolf Studios LLC will do its best to resolve any issues that may come our way.

Furoshiki are a new venture for us. Remember, like all Kickstarter projects, this is a process and details are subject to change. As always, we will do our best to deliver you a great product.

As backers ourselves, we understand the importance of communication and will keep you updated about any problems or delays that occur.

We are committed to making this work as we have many future projects that depend on the support of backers like you.

Thank you for your trust in us.

PROJECT STATUS AND FULFILLMENT

We are 99% done with the deck art & design. We can begin manufacturing as soon as the project completes and the backer surveys are completed.

We will be using reliable manufacturing and fulfillment partners. However, given the complexity of manufacturing and world-wide distribution, delays can occur.

We are conservative with our shipping estimates. Our last project, Sensu, delivered months ahead of schedule. In the event that a delay occurs, we will be open and communicative to our backers.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Images shown in this Kickstarter are prototypes and mockups.

By pledging to the project, you acknowledge that the final product, including appearance, materials, and other content, exclusivity, and availability, are subject to change and may differ from what was presented while the Kickstarter was active.

This is a process, not a pre-order, all pledges are final once the Kickstarter campaign has ended. However, we understand that things happen, so contact us if you have any problems and we will see what we can do.

It is your responsibility to provide us with a correct address in a timely manner, to ensure that the provided address is deliverable by normal methods and standard regional postal services, and that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment. Further, you agree that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties, taxes, or fees that may be payable to complete delivery of your items.

If you do not confirm your pledge within 4 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund (minus Kickstarter fees) or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 4 week window has elapsed. All pledges which are finalized after the deadline (i.e. late) will ship from the United States, and will incur additional shipping costs and delays depending on your location.

Thank you for your understanding.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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