No.17 "Le Chat Rouge" is a custom designed deck of poker size playing cards. "Le Chat Rouge" (red cat in French) is the name i chose for the third and final version of the "No.17" deck. I started the design over 1 year ago, and I have continuously improved on since I wanted to make an elegant and intriguing version.
BEFORE-AFTER, SPOT THE DIFFERENCES :)
About the production: The deck will be printed by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) with classic finish. The goal for this deck is a little high because the deck is full of features and the production costs are very high (twice a normal deck). I need to produce at least 2000 units to keep the production costs affordable.
About me: Requiem Team is just me, one-man-band. My name is Lorenzo, I live and work in Stockholm, Sweden. Designing and illustrating playing cards is my passion and this is my 4th Kickstarter campaign; the previous three have been funded and fulfilled, just take a look at Requiem, Heretic and No17. I hope you like No.17 Le Chat Rouge and that you want to support it by backing and sharing. Thank you for being here! :)
In every campaign I run, I give gifts to the backers ;) but there are a few rules about those.
First of all, the gifts are not add-ons. Only the copper coin and the uncut tuck-box sheet, and the normal decks can be added on top of your pledge.
The gifts are automatically assigned during the shipping process. If the guys at the fulfillment center pack one deck, they will put the gift for one deck. If they pack 2 decks, they will put the gifts for 2 decks, etc etc.
Here is how it works:
- If you have one deck, you get one sticker.
- If you have 2 or 3 decks, you get one sticker and one button pin.
- If you have 4 decks, you get one sticker, one button, and one magnet with bottle opener.
- If you have 6 decks, you get one sticker, one button, one magnet with bottle opener, and one half-brick box for your 6 decks.
- If you have 12 decks (or brick), you get one sticker, one button, one magnet with bottle opener, 2 half-brick boxes for your decks, and one copper coin.
- If you are in the 17er reward, you get all.
All the court cards (J,Q,K) are illustrated and the 4 aces are big and ornate. The pips (2 to 10) are improved, and the jokers are "jester-cats". All the cards have an elegant black border. It is easy to play with, readability is very good, and the cards are made with casino quality paper and finishing.
The back is full-bleed with red foiled accents.
Note: all the graphics are ready and final. Small tweaks and improvements might be made during or after the campaign.
For this deck I decided to make a tuck-box without ink, it will be foiled in black and red, embossed, on black paper. More will be unveiled during the campaign, such as the back side and other details.
Red Label Limited Edition Deck
This deck is NOT AN ADD-ON. You can get it ONLY IF you are in the limited reward (now sold out), or in the reward called "The 17er".
I will produce approx. 110-120 units, it depends by the count at the end of the campaign. It is an exquisite piece for collectors and playing cards lovers.
Here the specs:
- cards: same as the normal deck
- tuck-box: same die-cut, but completely black. no foil and no embossing
- Laser-cut “sleeve” on red metallic paper, that looks like a label. Actually I´d call it “jacket”, since it is open on the back (see update #3)
- golden foil under the front
- shipped from the US with tracking number
- awesome Carat case included (transparent acrylic case, lid with magnets)
- shipping included.
- one per backer
- assembled in Stockholm
Stretch goals and Add-ons will be unlocked and unveiled during the campaign. I will send updates to keep you posted about these question marks.
It is important that you take a quick look at the updates, and see what's new, and how the deck will improve.
ADD-ON: Copper Coin for 101 SEK
This is a 1.5 inch antique copper coin, with epoxy on both sides with reed edge.
The price for the coin is 101 SEK (approx. $11.8)
If you want one, just add 101 SEK to your pledge. If you want 2 coins you add 202 SEK, if three coins 303 SEK, etc etc. The coin does not affect your shipping cost.
ADD-ON: Uncut Tuck-box Sheet for 203 SEK
This is a flat tuck-box without cuts and score lines. There will be the 2 foils and the embossing.
The price for this one is 203 SEK (approx. $24.5 USD, €21.5, £16 GBP) shipping included anywhere in the world. It will look more or less like the picture, here the details:
- dimensions: I estimate 13x29.7cm / 5.1x11.8in, but they might be slightly different.
- shipping cost included shipped from Stockholm
- with signature
What is an ADD-ON ?
There are items called "add-on". It simply means that you can add them to your pledge. The add-on is not a reward tier. All you have to do some simple math, push the blue button called "Manage", and modify the total amount. Scroll up and find the button next to the cover image.
Here a couple of examples to make things clear.
Example for US backers: You are in the 1 deck reward, therefore you pledged for 130 SEK. You want to ADD the uncut tuckbox sheet (203 SEK). Just do 130+203 = 333 SEK
Example for international backers: You are in the 1 deck reward, therefore you pledged for 170 SEK. You want to ADD the uncut tuckbox sheet (203 SEK). Just do 170+203 = 373 SEK
Just mail me if you need help :)
Custom Box for 6 decks, included!
This box is FOR FREE for backers with 6 decks or multiples of 6. This is a self-assembling sturdy box, with magnets, and it will wrapped in protective plastic (with 6 decks inside of course). On the top lid: custom red-foiled graphics as shown in the pictures (photoshop rendering on the real box).
Since I am based in Stockholm, the campaign is in Swedish Crowns (Kr SEK). The conversion rate to USD (Euro and British Pounds) in this list is updated every day of the final days. There are fluctuations all the time, about ±1.5%. but you can keep track of them here
You can follow me and stay up to date on several social media platforms. There you can see my previous works, what is going on behind the scenes, my future projects, and participate to my giveaway contests.
INSTAGRAM: @Stockholm17 and www.instagram.com/stockholm17
Risks and challenges
The deck will be printed by EPCC (Expert Playing Card Co. NYC NY1001).
The estimated delivery date is just that, an estimate. it depends on the factory and their workload. I will send the final files at the conclusion of the campaign, but I cannot speed up the production. There is a possibility of earlier delivery, but it all depends on how quickly EPCC completes the production, once I approve all the printing proofs.
Printing a deck of playing cards is a standard procedure, but errors may occur, you never know, the devil is in the details. But this is my fourth project and I do not foresee any issues. I'll keep my eyes open and follow every single step of the project to make it real, as I did for Requiem Playing Cards, Heretic Playing Cards, and No.17.
Be aware that the colors on the screen will not perfectly match with the colors on printed paper. Graphics may improve or change slightly in the final printed version.
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