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We start here a series of decks dedicated to Zodiacs of the Lunar Calendar. You can learn about the features of your belonging zodiac.
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This series takes as reference the relationship between the nomads of Xiongnu in ancient Northern Asia and the well-known Chinese lunar calendar represented by 12 animals. In this calendar each animal is related to the lunar year of birth and also marks, according to its beliefs, the destiny of each person.

Since a series of 12 decks would be too ambitious for a single project, we decided to launch the first deck dedicated to the PIG year (2019) and then to continue within a year.

About the Deck

Cards have been beautifully illustrated combining ancestral and modern techniques. The original drawings have been created with a Buddhist painting technique called “nagtan”. This technique uses dark backgrounds and luminous brush strokes. The digital treatment of these illustrations eliminates the dark backgrounds to achieve cleaner and more colorful cards.

Each deck has been customized according to the animal it represents. Thus, the court cards show animals with human aspect and dressed in colorful period costumes. The faces are full of details.

Each deck also includes texts with relevant aspects for each sign such as positive and negative colors, lucky numbers, matching signs and enemies, etc…

In addition, each deck will have four jokers for joker collectors.

This series contain 12 sets of decks (Standard and Limited) for every Zodiac sign. 

These 12 decks contained within the series will be printed on embossed cardstock with 2 color foils and Pantone or metallic inks to draw more elegance of the design.


Meantime the logo of series and stylized animals on tucks will show belonging of each deck to one series.

All tuck boxes of LE of the series will feature premium black soft-touch cardstock, 2 or more colored foils, spot UV varnish and embossing to make this series luxurious.

There will be 600 LE decks printed, 500 of which will be available on Kickstarter. 

Side view to a set of all 12 LE decks. Animals and logo on box side will have accents with colored foil (design isn't finished yet).
Side view to a set of all 12 LE decks. Animals and logo on box side will have accents with colored foil (design isn't finished yet).

All tuck boxes of SE of the series will feature best Italian colored pearlescent cardstock, 2 or more colored foils and embossing to make this series luxurious.

Side view to a set of all 12 SE decks. Different color of pearlescent cardstock for every deck
Side view to a set of all 12 SE decks. Different color of pearlescent cardstock for every deck

Standard Edition tuck boxes will be printed on Stardream & Sirio metallic papers.

Best Italian colored pearlescent cardstocks for SE tuck boxes
Best Italian colored pearlescent cardstocks for SE tuck boxes

Sides of tuck boxes will show belonging of each deck to one single series. However the design allows to use each deck separate from another decks in series.


The back of the cards is intricate and perfectly fits with the theme. 24 different colors and designs will make the combination of the decks in this series something great. Every back design will differ from others by the stylized drawing of certain zodiac animal head.

   Color and zodiac animals' heads were chosen and drawn already on the backs. 



  Printing resolution 0.04 mm offer to print finest lines for high detailed image of backs. 



  • Embossing for tuck boxes for both editions
  • 2 foils (Red, Gold, Silver) for tuck boxes for both editions
  • German premium black soft-touch cardstock for LIMITED tuck box
  • Italian pearlescent colored (red) cardstock for STANDARD tuck box
  • Spot UV glossy varnish for LIMITED EDITION tuck box
  • Numbered seals for LIMITED EDITION decks
  • High quality German card stock for cards
  • Pantone metallic ink for card backs
  • All courts are drawn by hand
  • 56 poker sized playing cards (52 cards+4 jokers)
  • 4 jokers in every deck for joker collectors
  • Printed by NPCC with premium linen finish 
  • A Double-deck jacket will be followed each 2 decks free (included in stretch goal)
  • All stretch goals and changes will be applied to all 12 decks in series
Numbered seals for LE decks
Numbered seals for LE decks
Double-deck jacket featuring black cardstock + foil + spot UV varnish
Double-deck jacket featuring black cardstock + foil + spot UV varnish

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Layout of double-deck jacket
Layout of double-deck jacket

We are glad to announce to our backers that it was released a set of postcards and art prints. Hope you'll enjoy them as they'll look awesome with decks together in your collection. We tried to keep them as cheap as possible. The design might change to better until publishing. 

  • for backers pledged to 1 SE & 1 LE sets of all 12 Zodiac decks a set of postcards is free /starting from next campaign the backers will pay 60%/.
  • for backers of Set of all 12 Zodiac Standard decks also a set of postcards is free /starting from next campaign the backers will pay 60%/.
  • All backers will receive signed postcard from us from Mongolia.

PS: It might easier to backers, who made pledges already, to increase your pledges with messages explained. Also the same to new backers. Concerning the prints, backers can make selection from courts.

  •  1x SE deck - $17 for US backers and $18 for International backers 
  •  1x Luxury double-deck box - $15 for US/International backers 
  •  1x Luxury brick box - $16 for US/International backers (free in rewards that contain all 12 or 24 decks) 
  •  1x Double-deck jacket - $4 for US/International backers (when stretch goal will be reached) 
  •  1x Uncut sheet (SE or LE) - $20 for US/International backers
  •  4x Uncut sheets (SE or LE) - $50 for US/International backers
  •  24x Uncut sheets (all 12 SE + all 12 LE) - $200 for US/International backers (all collection of uncut sheets will be available only in this campaign) 
  •  1x set of Stickers - $3 for US/International backers
  •  3x sets of Stickers - $5 for US/International backers
  • please advice for more add-ons which you want us to produce
Concept of brick box (subject to change)
Concept of brick box (subject to change)
Concept of double deck box. And it will be the same design for all decks in the series (subject to change)
Concept of double deck box. And it will be the same design for all decks in the series (subject to change)
Set of two stickers
Set of two stickers

We are still working on designs of all 12 decks. Here is concept of court cards for every deck in series..

You can see that each deck is differing from each other making series even more unique and interesting. But at the same time all decks are visually unified by recognizable design. 

Please follow our progress at:

https://www.facebook.com/Nomadspade

  instagram.com/gansukhart 


Risks and challenges

The decks will be printed at the NPCC and fulfilment will be handled by Noir Arts. We are satisfied with their fulfilment of our previous project. It gives a chance to trace all deliveries with their supplied list of tracking numbers. Publishing and shipping fulfilment are planned properly and we actually have no risks in these fields.
We have properly calculated and compensated for any delays in the project and ensure that all our backers will get their merchandise. We've worked in close relationship with our manufacturer to build in the appropriate lead time, but there's always a chance for a delay, especially as our volume goes up. Art was developed, and need some time to be finalized.
All series contain 12 sets of decks and there will be several projects. We plan to fulfill all 12 projects during a year. If you will go for a reward containing all 12 or 24 decks then your order will be sent later after completion of all 12 projects.

Please note that all the elements shown could be changed and improved by the production time. Final product colors and design may slightly vary from the renders shown in the project description.

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