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Live free. Ride hard. Play hell. Cards inspired by the ride or die outlaw spirit of rebel motorcycle clubs. 100% custom. 200% bad ass.
Live free. Ride hard. Play hell. Cards inspired by the ride or die outlaw spirit of rebel motorcycle clubs. 100% custom. 200% bad ass. Subscribe to Kings & Crooks below and get notified of the our latest decks and the Outlaw public release.
Live free. Ride hard. Play hell. Cards inspired by the ride or die outlaw spirit of rebel motorcycle clubs. 100% custom. 200% bad ass. Subscribe to Kings & Crooks below and get notified of the our latest decks and the Outlaw public release.
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OUTLAW Playing Cards

AU$ 29,607

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*UPDATES*

- Outlaw SWAG BAGS are Now Available

- STRIPPER Decks NOW Available (Original and LTD edition)

- Outlaw Coins / Poker Card Guards are NOW Available

- 'Hell Riders' Limited Edition Marked Deck NOW Available (and Uncut Sheets) 

 Live free, ride hard, play hell. 

Outlaw is a premium, 100% custom designed deck with a bad attitude and big cojones.

Inspired by the wild, ride or die attitude of rebel motorcycle clubs, I got hooked exploring the notorious world and iconic culture of these rule-breaking road warriors and began a mission to create one of the most bad ass decks of playing cards on the planet. A savage, no-holds-barred design that captured the authentic, uncaged outlaw spirit and the fierce freedom these born-to-ride rebels live for.

The Outlaw artwork is in the hands of the big dogs at the U.S Playing Card Co. They're ready to crank up their gears and print these bad boys at the highest quality, however...

...there's just one rebel in my crew missing. You.

Like every deck I create, I've invested hundreds of hours, days and nights into designing the Outlaws. It's my passion, but they'll never become a reality without you.  By becoming a backer you're giving me the critical support I need to pay for the entire production and bring this deck to life.  If you're down to ride with me, grab some rebel Outlaw decks from the reward tiers and share the project with a friend, I can't do this without you.

 It's time to play a little dangerously.

For the hell-raisers who live on the edge...The wild ones, trouble-makers, rebels and risk-takers... these are the Outlaw playing cards.

A vicious, striking black and white design with an authentic armory of iconic outlaw motorcycle club details. With a sharp, custom bordered edge to set it off, the Outlaws are a savage feat of design bad-assery with a gritty wildness that commands attention and roars with attitude. 

 Caged in a heavyweight, raw, smokey matte black tuck box, every fine detail of the design will be stamped in a lighting-white foil with precision embossing all around. We’re crafting a metallic black and silver foil deck seal to keep these troublemakers protected, featuring a custom die-cut edge design you won’t find anywhere else out there.

A Motorcycle Club ain't worth a damn if you don't have an Official Club patch. The most iconic card in the deck, the Ace of Spades is emblazoned with the fearless skull and spade rider patch to show the world who you ride or die for.

Inked up and armed to the teeth, this is a serious band of mofos. A custom-illustrated rebel crew of court cards in authentic leather ‘cuts’ and official club patches. Scarred, smoking and dangerously good looking, the Outlaw court cards feature some of the most bad ass Jacks, beautiful Queens and toughest Kings you‘ll ever deal with.

No Outlaw is complete without their F.T.W. patch (which stands for “f*** the world”, but you knew that). The Outlaw Joker is a down and dirty rebel-twist on the old-school Bicycle® 808 Rider Back Joker we know and love. Instead of riding some punk bicycle, we’ve got our leather-clad Outlaw King thundering down the highway on his iron steed, flipping off the entire world as he goes. That’s one bad hombre.

In true Outlaw style, I've kept it gritty, real and raw. The faces are bold, straight-talkin’ and a lil' rough around the edges. A custom but classic pip design in blood red, and deep black with a worn texture. A functional layout, they‘re strong and stylised but clear and easy to read no matter what your game. Even at 5 am in the bar all whiskey’d up after one helluva night. 

Whether your game is poker, magic or cardistry, the Outlaws are down to ride with you ‘till the end.

Like any free-wheelin' Outlaw knows, standard just doesn’t cut it. Packin' attitude in every deck, these bad boys are nothin’ but custom from the ground up. With the U.S. Playing Card Co, Clove St. Press and Art of Play involved in manufacturing this deck at the highest standards, the Outlaw deck will be one serious weapon of mass deception.

FEATURES

  • A vicious, custom-edged bordered back design, it's authentic to its outlaw core. A rebel design that strikes fear into the squares of society, it's a wild ride of a back design.
  • With fully-custom designed faces, Outlaw features 12 illustrated bad-ass court cards, 40 bold 'n' gritty faces, 2 rebel rider jokers, a custom Ace of Spades club patch design and a special "db" gaff card.
  • The playing cards will be printed by the big dogs themselves, the U.S. Playing Card Co. at the highest production quality. Original rebel motorcycle clubs were born on US soil, so it only makes sense.
  • Printed on a Premium, Casino-Grade CRUSHED card stock with signature Air-Cushion Finish and a Traditional Cut, it's the smoothest ride out there. A deck made just the way the card gods intended.
  • Armoured by a premium weight, extra tough, smokey midnight matte black tuck box with a lightning white foil stamp and registered embossing crafted by the letterpress artisans at Clove St. Press. 
  • Protected by a metallic black and silver foil seal, custom-made from a unique die-cut of our own design. You won’t catch anyone else out there with one like it. 
  • Professionally assembled and wrapped for protection by the in-house experts at Art of Play, ready for carefully packing and shipping to you. 

*Please note: I've done my best to showcase the deck accurately in the mock-up photographs above but some details may be subject to change during the production process. I guarantee any changes will be minor in appearance and only implemented to add value and/or improve. It will not lower the overall design or impact at all.

Once you’ve chosen your main reward tier from right, you can always add-on extra items (listed below). This is how...Step 1) Simply add up the total cost of your chosen add-ons using prices for either a US or International backer. 2) Find your chosen Reward Tier from the list on the right (you must already have chosen a reward). 3) click to edit it. 4) manually add that extra cost on top of your total pledge.

Please remember what items you added the extra money for (e.g. 1 t-shirt,1 uncut sheet 1 extra deck, US shipping ), so later you can specify exactly which items the extra funds are for on the survey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will be using a great service called BackerKit to help manage all pledges, specifically helping to choose any add-ons and extras, finalize/update addresses etc. Each backer will be sent an invite to a BackerKit survey once Kickstarter has processed all funds.

 

I'll also be working with the seasoned pro's at Art of Play in California to help us safely ship all rewards from the U.S. to the world.  This means we've also included US shipping for all reward tiers. And that cost is further used to subsidise international shipping for Non-US backers based on Art of Play's rates.

Art of Play are a Dan & Dave company, known and trusted experts in the playing card industry and are responsible for safely shipping thousands of premium playing cards to customers around the world every month, so we'll be in good hands. As elements of the deck are actually being produced and finished in California too, it will also serve to minimise the moving parts of the process and keep production as streamlined and effective as possible.

Know someone who'd like this deck?

 

Whether you get your kicks from cards, magic, or cardisty, design, poker, or motorbikes, I hope the Outlaws will give you one more damn good reason to crack open a new deck and do what you enjoy. If you're down to ride, grab a few decks and share the project with your squad to help me make it happen. I can't do it without your support. Thank you,

Lee

Follow along with me at Kings & Crooks for more playing card photography, updates and announcements along the way:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This will be my third project on Kickstarter, and 5th deck that I've produced so far. I'm familiar with navigating the entire process and although I'm based in Australia, I have developed good relationships with the US playing card co and other US-based suppliers, which has allowed me to successfully make and ship thousands of decks to backers in the US and around the world without any major issues.

Although having the tuck box printed and assembled outside of USPC is a new element of production to me, the suppliers I'm working with (Clove St. Press and Art of Play) are very experienced and set up to complete exactly what's required, so I don't foresee any problems.

Any potential challenges that arise will always be communicated to my backers along the way via the project updates. I'm certainly not a project creator who will leave you hanging for the entire 30 days with zero communication. (But I also won't blast you with unnecessary updates too)

During my last project to create a card clip/holder, I experienced significant challenges, delays and huge personal loss in bringing it to fruition. However, the actual playing card element of the project (and t-shirts, coins, uncut sheets), were produced without issue. Concerning the card clip accessory, I never quit, and after great pains, I'm happy to say we are now on the road to completion after all.

I mention this to be fully transparent and show I will do what it takes to honor my promise to you. Choosing to back me with your hard-earned money is not something I take lightly. You can expect total honesty and my dedicated devotion to successfully producing and delivering this project to you. Thank you.

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    Pledge AU$ 18 or more About $13

    LONE WOLF (1 x Outlaw deck)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    The LONE WOLF tier is for those who just want to take a sip of the good stuff and hit the road with the wind in their beard. You will receive a single deck of premium Outlaw Playing cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 33 or more About $24

    DOUBLE TROUBLE (2 Outlaw decks)

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    Time to get a lil' wild. The DOUBLE TROUBLE tier is twice the fun and bad to the bone. You'll receive 2 decks of premium Outlaw Playing Cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 48 or more About $35

    TRIPLE THREAT (3 Outlaw decks)

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    The TRIPLE THREAT tier is for the wild cards who can handle a little extra firepower. You will receive 3 decks of premium Outlaw Playing Cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $37

    LONE WOLF + TEE (1 deck, 1 t-shirt)

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    The same as the LONE WOLF tier but you will also receive an Outlaw T-shirt as well as a single deck of premium Outlaw Playing cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 64 or more About $47

    4 BAD MUTHAS (4 Outlaw decks)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    For serious players and rebel riders, the 4 BAD MUTHAS tier is a fist-full of bad attitude to be reckoned with. You'll receive 4 premium decks of Outlaw Playing Cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 89 or more About $65

    HELLS HALF DOZEN (6 Outlaw decks)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    For the ride or die card kings, the HELLS HALF DOZEN is for the those who play hard and dirty but still want plenty of guts left in the tank. You'll receive 6 premium decks of Outlaw Playing Cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 96 or more About $70

    4 BAD MUTHAS + TEE (4 decks, 1 t-shirt)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    The same as the 4 BAD MUTHAS tier but you will also receive an Outlaw T-shirt as well as a 4 decks of premium Outlaw Playing cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 166 or more About $122

    THE DIRTY DOZEN (12 Outlaw decks)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    The baddest tier on the road, THE DIRTY DOZEN is for only the hardcore. The road to freedom echoes with the thunderous, chest-cracking sound of these card-loving, wild-living, rebel motorcycle S.O.B's. Join the rebellion and get 12 decks of premium Outlaw Playing Cards or be left behind to eat their dust like everyone else.

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    Pledge AU$ 198 or more About $145

    DIRTY DOZEN + TEE (12 decks, 1 t-shirt)

    U.S. Shipping included.

    The same as the DIRTY DOZEN tier, but you will also receive an Outlaw T-shirt as well as a 12 decks of premium Outlaw Playing cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

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    Pledge AU$ 237 or more About $174

    DIRTY DOZEN COLLECTOR

    U.S. Shipping included.

    The same as the DIRTY DOZEN tier, but you will also receive 1 T-shirt and 1 Outlaw Uncut sheet as well as 12 decks of premium Outlaw Playing cards designed by Lee McKenzie.

    *Uncut sheet will ship separately in a tube.

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