About this project
A holy knight, a defender of the realm and its people, an example of nobility, strenth and resilience - the Paladin. A name that sets a new industry standard for all who love their games and believe the best possible protection from damage and wear.
Paladin Card Protection was established by and experienced team of designers and publishers, but - first and foremost - passionate fans of tabletop games. We believe that our desire to preserve the games we play for years is shared by true gamers around the world.
There are at least three great reasons to choose Paladin as your brand of card sleeves:
1. Our card protectors are extremely durable. With a thickness of 90 microns, Paladin Card Protectors will prevail in the harshest gaming conditions, while still keeping the the combined height of sleeved decks reasonable.
2. State of the art manufacturing technology ensures the highest clarity standards. Paladin Card Protectors are acid and PVC free, which means they are not only tough and safe to use, but they also allow you to fully enjoy the cards you protect.
3. Paladin Card Protectors come in packs of 55. This ensures that you will never have to buy one extra packet just to sleeve those extra 5 cards that come with the game – or the 2 extra cards you need to add to your customizable, collectible or trading card game tournament deck.
Get the Paladin to knock on your door! Pledging for Paladin Card Protectors now also means free shipping worldwide, and a friendly shipping structure that allows most backers to avoid unnecessary customs fees.
Paladin Card Protectors can take a lot of abuse, while still leaving your cards pristine. How much abuse exactly? Just check the videos below to see:
And how does a Paladin fare against a blade?
And how does the Paladin fare against careless sleeving and hot water?
Do you have more ideas for sleeve abuse? Share them in the comments!
We know much about gamer needs! 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!
All can benefit from the Paladin's shield. Paladin Card Protectors come in five different sizes: CCG, Standard American, Standard European, Mini American and Mini European. Below you’ll see just a few of the games that the Paladin can protect for you.
You can see below a more comprehensive list, but there are still so many board and cards games which are not listed.
If you are looking for an even more comprehensive list, you can check this page.
The pledge level structure is as clear as Paladin Card Protectors: simply choose a pledge level with the number of card packs you want to receive. After the campaign is over, you will be asked to provide us specifications for each ordered card pack via a pledge manager, which will allow you to choose desired sizes of cards. You will be able to mix and match however you want!
Paladin Card Protectors will be manufactured in China by one of the leading companies making card sleeves. Some of the established brands on the market are using the same factory, one which has more than 10 years experience in manufacturing plastic products.
Production will take place under our direct supervision, following all the quality standards we promise to abide to 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 that production will be over at the end of June and we will be able to start shipping in July. Since all rewards are shipped out from Poland, we estimated that most backers will receive rewards in August, while some distant regions might have to wait until September or October.
Free shipping worldwide
All rewards are sent out from Poland. Depending on your pledge level, you will receive your reward either in a cardboard box or in a heavy-duty bubble protected envelope. We are using the services of our local post, which has a delivery rate of 99.5% (from our direct experience). Most packages will come without a tracking number, as we will use the economy option. This is how we are able to offer free shipping to absoluetly everyone!
Paladin 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 a minimum 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 have decided 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. Furthermore, 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 color 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 wordwide shipping.
With 9 highly successful board game Kickstarter Projects under the NSKN Games brand, each delivered with minimal or no delay, we know exactly how to effectively manage multiple orders from around the world, so that pledges reach our backers on time.
To ensure the highest quality of our product and a smooth delivery, we have personally visited the production facilities in China (with more details available in Update 2), which allows us to realistically assess the time and effort needed to manufacture and deliver Paladin Card Protectors in a timely manner.
Knowing that the unexpected may still happen, we are accounting for possible delays at every step of production and fulfillment, 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 have many contingencies in place, and with the wealth of previous experiences we are confident that even if a delay actually happens, it will not be longer than 14 days.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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