The holy knight you have already come to know as a protector of the gamer realm, an example of nobility, strength and inhuman endurance: is back! We are proud to present Paladin Card Protection Season 2!
21 sizes of sleeves to fit your gaming needs (all with free shipping) make a glorious return to protect your cards from wear and tear - now with a new type of sleeves joining the proud roster. Please welcome the new Percival: double matte coloured back sleeves!
All our sleeves are available by default as clear gloss. All Double Matte sleeves (both with coloured backs and clear) require pledging +$1 per packet. For more information, check the Pledge Levels section of the campaign.
Here are some great reasons why you should choose Paladin Card Protection as your brand of sleeves:
1. Our protectors are extremely durable. With a thickness of 90 microns, our sleeves will prevail in the harshest gaming conditions, while still keeping the combined height of sleeved decks reasonable.
2. Paladin Card Protectors are clear, safe to use (no PVC!), and they come in packs of 55, because we know you will need more than 50 with each packet! That is like going to 11 only five times better.
3. We are gamers, and we listen to gamers (that means you!). Last time around we introduced sleeves you wanted us to include, and this time we're doing the same. That is why the new double matte coloured back ccg sleeves are here!
Choosing the Paladin as your personal card protector also means, that you will pay no shipping fee. Let us say this again: shipping is free wherever you live!
Paladin Card Protection is made by people who play games and make games. That gives us a unique perspective, and combined with our sleeve production experience, that allowed us to set a new industry standard for sleeve packs!
Cards for most modern board games are printed on sheets of 110 cards each (which can be easily divided into two 55-card decks). This is why so many designer board games come with a number of cards that is a multiple of 55 – and this is also the reason why Paladin Card Protectors also come in packs of 55.
If your gaming collection spans over multiple card games, we know you buy card sleeves in bulk. With Paladin Card Protectors, you will always have what you need to sleeve the odd 5 cards left out by other sleeve manufacturers!
Paladin Card Protectors come in 17 different sizes! Just take a look at some of the games you'll be able to sleeve!
And here's a more comprehensive list of what you'll be able to protect with just the 5 most popular sizes of our sleeves!
If you are looking for an even more comprehensive list, just check out this extensive geeklist! Paladin Card Protectors are listed there as NSKN Sleeves. Just remember that the geeklist is created and moderated by BGG users, and not by Paladin staff!
Pledge now, make choices later! You will be able to fully customize your pledge, and choose each sleeve pack individually! Just make sure to look at the special large sleeve rules below!
The numbers above are given for regular sizes of clear sleeves. Please add $1 for each pack of Double Matte sleeves you choose. For the larger sizes (Ragnelle, Bors, Lamorac and Gaheris), please add $1 per pack chosen. Dedicated KDM sleeves (Mordred and Morholt), as well as the Morgana sleeves are available as add-ons. Please note that you will be able to make all final choices (and raise your pledge) in the pledge manager after the campaign.
Are you looking for dedicated KDM sleeves? You can get them as add-ons! To receive them, add their cost to your pledge now, and you'll be able to get them in the pledge manager after the campaign.
Do you know how much the Paladin can endure, and still offer your cards full protection? Here are a few durability tests we did last time around:
Would you like to see more horrible things done to Paladin Card Protectors? Tell us in the comments, and we just might film what you wished to see!
How about an ultimate test? See Tom Vasel's daughters try to do as much damage as possible in a game specifically designed to test the durability of Paladin Card Protection:
If you want to play the game yourself, you can prepare your own copy using the below print and play (just click on the image to get the file). Now you can test any sleeves while having silly fun with friends!
Paladin Card Protectors will be manufactured in China by one of the leading companies making card sleeves - one that has proven capable of manufacturing the highest quality product, as evidenced by our happy fans and backers around the globe.
Just as before, production will take place under our direct supervision, following all the quality standards we promise to abide by in this campaign. As always, when we manufacture overseas, we will be present on site for quality check and final delivery of the sleeves.
After the end of this campaign, we will open a pledge manager, where you will be able to complete your order by choosing the sizes of Paladin Card Protectors you need and desire.
We estimate the production to conclude in late march 2018, which will allow us to get sleeves into your hands between July and September 2018, perhaps a little earlier in Europe.
Paladin Card Protection was created by a team of passionate gamers and game design and publishing specialists, working (and playing games together!) for NSKN Games and Strawberry Studio. As gamers, we wanted to create the perfect type of sleeve: offering high level of protection, while having an as small as possible influence on your gaming experience.
The Paladin Card Protectors are 90 microns thick. This means, that they are thicker than most of the popular brands’ Premium sleeves. We offer extremely high durability, and a level of protection that keeps your cards away from harm in any gaming situation.
We chose the thickness of 90 microns to maximize binding, making Paladin Card protectors almost unbreakable, while your cards stay well protected, for an affordable price.
Are there thicker sleeves on the market? Yes. You can buy sleeves that are 100, 106 or even 125 microns thick. However, we elected to pick the perfect compromise between protection and influencing your gaming experience. 90 microns already offer perfectly solid protection, while still making a sleeved deck manageable. Simply put, with thicker sleeves the decks spill over your gaming table much too easily to be used comfortably.
Finally, we wanted sleeves that are clear and safe to use. No PVC or acid is an industry standard which we adhere to. We have personally made sure that the materials used guarantee the highest level of clarity, so that you can enjoy the cards you choose to protect the way they you want to enjoy them: in full, vivid and unmodified colour and sharpness.
Risks and challenges
Paladin Card Protection is a new project of a team of specialists experienced in the fields of manufacturing tabletop gaming materials and worldwide shipping.
With 11 highly successful board game Kickstarter Projects under the NSKN Games brand, including the previous Paladin Card Protection project, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver the highest quality product in a timely manner.
To ensure the highest quality of our product and a smooth delivery, we have personally visited the production facilities in China (with more details coming up in the updates), which allows us to realistically assess the time and effort needed to manufacture and deliver Paladin Card Protectors to our backers.
Our first campaign for Paladin Card Protectores experienced delays in delivery for our North American and Australian backers due to circumstances beyond our control. That being said, we have also learned a lot about sleeves manufacturing and also about logistics of such large projects. Thus, for this second campaign, we have a plan in place to avoid such delays: we will agree with the production plan on all sizes before the project ends, thus saving time in getting the corrected samples; we are going to place our final order 40 days after the project ends, shortening the time the pledge manager stays open; contracting ahead of time a company to pick and pack individual backer rewards; setting up a contract with DHL for overseas shipping, thus replacing FedEx logistics - the forwarder with whom we experienced significant delays for our last two projects.
Knowing that the unexpected may still happen, we are accounting for possible delays at every step of production and fulfillment, and working only with partners that have not failed us in the past, making sure that if something does no go exactly as planned, we will have enough spare time to still stay within the project deadlines.
We will continue to communicate openly and sincerely with you - our backers - whether the projects moves along according to the plan or if anything unexpected happens. Our aim is to deliver the best possible products in a timely manner, but more than that, it is our goal to make Paladin season to an enjoyable journey for everyone on board.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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