$2,945
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115
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 30 2018 6:59 PM UTC +00:00.

$2,945
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
115
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 30 2018 6:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

First time deck creator Elijah is 11 years old and it took him over 3 months to create the Ghoul Guys deck.

Working on the illustrations after he got back from school and during the weekends and holidays.  Elijah spent a lot of time imagining and drawing all these ghoul guys.  He never lost the motivation and the passion during all the process of creating his first deck of cards. 

The process

  • Elijah did all the drawings using pens. Black lines on white paper.
  • He then scanned them into his dad’s computer.
  • With the help of his dad, they then did all the colouring in Photoshop.
  • Then once all of them were ready, they had to insert each drawing onto each card and see which one would fit well with each card. They had to try a few different ones before deciding on which drawing would go on which card.
  • Then they had to decide how to insert them around the pips. 
  • After a prototype deck was printed, further minor adjustments were made.

Interview with the Artist

Features 

  • Printed by USPCC  
  • Classic Stock  
  • Air-Cushion Finish
  • Traditional Cut 
  • Poker Size  
  • 52 Cards + 2 Jokers & 2 Gaff Cards
  • Tuck Case Reveal
  • Comes in 8 Kings Stacked Order
  • Two-Way Back Design 
  • 100% Custom Original Art 
  • Illustrated by Elijah Hayles
  • Graphic Design by Sam Hayles
  • Limited Edition of ~1,000

Bicycle Deck Unlocked at $6,000

This will be a 2nd deck and will have the same features except the following;  Bicycle branded box and a green color back, making it a great companion deck for all of your 2 deck games like bridge, rummy and canasta. Also this deck will come in the standard new deck order. This deck will be referred to as the "Bicycle Edition" or green and the original unbranded deck will be referred to as the "Artist Edition" or purple.  The Bicycle Edition will be limited to ~2,500 decks.

Custom Tuck Seals Unlocked at $12,000

Both decks will receive custom numbered tuck seals if this goal is met.

Clubs 

Hearts

Spades

Diamonds

Aces

Jokers

Back 

Tuck Case 

Review of the Prototype

Bicycle Version Box & Back

Uncut Sheet Mock-Up - Cool and Colorful!

Add an uncut sheet to any pledge: 

  • $25 USA 
  • $30 Canada 
  • $35 International 

Elijah & His Art 

Proofing the Prototype Deck 

 Can't Wait? - Get the Prototype Deck Now 

Only 30 made. Click on the images or link for details and availability. 

https://playingcarddecks.com/products/ghoul-guys-prototype-playing-cards-mpc

T-Shirts Available Now - In white, black & blue (click on image for more details)

Missed out on some of my past campaigns?

Check out the mixed 6 and 12 pack rewards that contain decks funded right here on Kickstarter.  Really good value, but limited availability.

Gaff / Bonus Cards

These cards will be decided / worked on once the campaign funds. Backer suggestions are welcome.

Add-Ons

Something you want more of? Please contact me directly with your request.

 Fulfillment   

By PlayingCardDecks.com with a safe delivery guarantee and emailed tracking. International customers are responsible for any custom fees and taxes. Canadian customs are prepaid and included in the ship cost.

Special Thanks 

  • Max Playing Cards  
  • United Cardists  
  • The Magic Cafe  
  • Kardify  
  • Magic Orthodoxy  
  • Gentleman Wake  
  • Ender's Game  
  • Playing Card Forum
  • The Card Club  
  • Repeat Super Backers  
  • Fellow Creators & Social Media Friends  
  • My Family & Staff

Don't let these Ghouls Get Away... Grab Them Today!

Risks and challenges

Artwork has been pre-approved by USPCC. Some small design elements may be subject to change based on backer feedback and printer recommendations.

Besides being a super backer, I have successfully completed and delivered several of my own campaigns as well as helping & collaborating with other creators.

I really enjoy the process of creating decks with the artists and working with backers to bring the decks to life. I am in a fortunate situation to be able to cover some of the costs of producing the decks but without the help of the Kickstarter community I would not be able to bring all of my projects to life. Creating these decks is a significant investment of time and money and I am grateful for any and all support.

If there are delays or issues they will be communicated and dealt with in an open manner. As always, I appreciate any feedback. You are welcome to reach out to me directly at any time and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

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    1 Ghoul Guys Playing Card Deck

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