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A deck of playing cards inspired by the villains of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.
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Moriarty Edition Reprint

This is a reprint project for the Sherlock Holmes - Moriarty Edition. A few printing errors got by us and they unfortunately affect the functionality of the deck. However the Moriarty Edition is one of the most Beautiful decks Kings Wild has produced even with the errors. The silver metallic ink is awesome and is a great addition to the cards. 

I'm keeping things super simple with this reprint project. All of the Art is approved and the reprint deck is already on USPC's printing schedule.

Duplicate Gaff Cards

I tried to come up with a creative way to remedy the errors of the 1st edition of the Moriarty Deck, and I think I have something pretty sweet. Instead of an art card and signature card like the first edition I will have duplicate King of Hearts & King of Clubs. That way if you keep your first edition deck you will be able to swap out the two errored kings and have a perfectly functional 1st edition, and also two new functional gaff cards for you new second edition.

Box Features

  • Full Color Printing both inside and out
  • Embossing
  • Silver Foil on both inside and out
  • Premium Paper Stock
  • Custom shaped numbered silver foil seal

Card Features

  • Embossed Finish
  • Silver Metallic Ink in place of traditional red for Heart and Diamonds suites
  • Completely unique court cards
  • duplicate Kings of Hearts and Clubs for your V1 Moriarty Edition Deck.

New V2 Box compared to the V1 Box

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V2 Moriarty Edition Uncut Sheets

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 Duplicate Kings / Hearts & Clubs

You will notice, in place of a gaff and double back the Kings of Hearts & Clubs have been duplicated. This way if you own V1 of the Moriarty Edition you will be able to swap the error cards out of the V1 deck with these new duplicated Kings and now have two completely functional decks and two new gaff cards for you V2 Moriarty Edition.

Also the banner name errors have been corrected as well.

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 Add On List

1x V2 Moriarty Deck: $12 (Dom) $14 (Int)

1x V2 Moriarty Brick: $132 (Dom) $158 (Int)

1x V2 Moriarty Uncut $50 (Dom) $65 (Int)

Risks and challenges

A playing card project is a big task. There are so many elements that have to work together in order for a playing card project to function smoothly and result in decks of cards in the hands of satisfied backers.

This playing card project will be my 5th playing card project on Kickstarter. I have learned so much from my past Kickstarters, including some valuable lessons about what TO do, and what NOT to do.

Below are the three biggest hurdles with any playing card project, and how I plan to overcome them:

1. Keep your rewards & add on system simple and easy to understand.

As I did with both my Federal 52 Part II & Sherlock Holmes projects I have given the pledge tiers Alphanumeric labels to help you understand what you are pledging for. Beside every pledge tier there is a letter/number key that you can match up with a graphic that will give you a visual representation of what is included in that pledge tier.

2. Keep International Shipping transparent and easy to understand.

I have received my share of bumps and bruises in the past trying to figure out the most transparent and understandable method of communicating to international backers how much to add for Int. shipping. Int. Shipping is expensive, there is no way around it. I ship all of my decks using the USPS. It is not my intention to try and profit from international shipping I'm only trying not to go broke from it. I am totally transparent with shipping costs and have included an average breakdown of how much international shipping costs both you and me. Since all the information is out on the table, you can be a well-informed backer.

3. Fulfillment is by far the most difficult process of any playing card project.

With my first Federal 52 Project I got my hands calloused by tackling the fulfillment of 3000 orders by myself. With my second project, Federal 52 Part II, I ventured out and gave a fulfillment company a shot at taking on the challenge. I have learned that shipping playing cards is an art form in of itself. It is VERY important to me that that the same amount of care and detail is given to the packing and shipping of my playing cards as is going into the design. Because of this fact I have recently formed a company that specializes in nothing but shipping playing cards and add-ons for playing card projects. My fulfillment company is called Kings Wild Fulfillment. It has a full-time staff that is dedicated to handling, packing and shipping your rewards with a level of excellence that you expect from anything with the Kings Wild logo on it.

At this very moment Kings Wild Fulfillment is fulfilling 1500 orders for my previous card project, The Sherlock Holmes playing card project.

You may notice that my international shipping costs are a little higher than my previous projects. One thing that I am doing differently on this project is eliminating bubble wrapped envelopes for both domestic and international rewards. ALL rewards, whether you order 1 deck or 500 will arrive in a corrugated cardboard box. I will be using a variety of boxes from ULINE industructo boxes to USPS Priority flat rate boxes.

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