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The House of the Rising Spade - Playing Cards

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 The House of the Rising Spade is a place built for your imagination: an esoteric realm full of mysteries built for cartomancers, cardists, magicians, collectors, dreamers, and card enthusiasts.

Be ready to meet the residents and visit their mansion. The main gate will be open for 30 days and you are welcome to visit and pledge for your favorite items.

This Kickstarter campaign aims to produce 3 decks:

  • Cartomancer has a tarot feeling. The aces have a magick sigil, the borders of the 54 faces are in gold. Cartomancer will be printed by Cartamundi with B9 true linen finish and cold-foil on both sides of the cards. Full-bleed black back design and gold cold-foiled graphic elements.
  • Faro gets closer to the old poker decks from 1800's. No index at all, one-way design for all the cards. Play cards as they used to do in 1800's with a modern and an esoteric touch. Faro will be printed by USPCC on their classic linen finish.
  • The Gatekeeper variant is a limited edition that will have the the same cards as Cartomancer, its own tuckbox, a commemorative card with number and signature, and a miniature of the gate in painted resin. Through the cutout on the tuck-box you can see the gate, and through the opening of the gate can you see the number. 
front view, opening on the tuck with miniature inside
front view, opening on the tuck with miniature inside
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the miniature is card-size
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The miniature of the gate will be produced by Zealot Miniatures in UK. The master will be even more detailed than the prototype and printed with extreme precision: +/-37μmXY accuracy and 35μmZ layers.

35μm = 0.035mm (0.0014in)

Gatekeeper Bundle 

2 Faro, 2 Cartomancer, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Carat Case with laser-engraved graphics on the lid. 

AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON
AVAILABLE AS ADD-ON

Cartomancer will have golden cold-foil on both sides. Cold foil printing, also known as cold foil stamping, is a modern method of printing metallic foil on a substrate in order to enhance the aesthetic of the final product.

overview, rendering with photoshop
overview, rendering with photoshop
gold cold-foil (photoshop rendering on real cold-foiled cards)
gold cold-foil (photoshop rendering on real cold-foiled cards)
Ace of Spades - Cartomancer variant
Ace of Spades - Cartomancer variant
jokers, aces and number cards layout (photoshop rendering)
jokers, aces and number cards layout (photoshop rendering)

Down here the 3D animation of a giant fan with Cartomancer variant. 3D and rendering made by Nicolas Molines.

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Faro variant will have golden metallic ink on the back design, and a few graphic elements of the faces will be printed with this ink.

The cards have no standard index, especially the spot cards (2 to 10) that are without number. This is a choice that comes from the idea of being able to play as people used to play in 1800's. I took inspiration from Thomas Crehore (1820) and the Squared Faro deck by Russell and Morgan 1887-1900.

Squared Faro by Russel and Morgan 1887-1900
Squared Faro by Russel and Morgan 1887-1900
overview, photoshop rendering
overview, photoshop rendering
pictures of the prototype
pictures of the prototype

PLEASE NOTICE: The prototype shown here has one-way spot cards. However, it is going to be changed and make them two-ways. I tested the prototype and for some reason the cards with the classic layout and one-way pips are quite annoying. There is the chance that my Faro will mimic it's grand-grandfather.

Faro variant: Jokers, Aces and index-less spot cards
Faro variant: Jokers, Aces and index-less spot cards
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GREAT NEWS! The tuckboxes will be produced by Oath Playing Cards. This time I chose to cooperate with Oath to achieve deep embossing and high quality hot-foil details and registration. If you own one of Lotrek's decks, you know already how the outcome will be :)

photoshop rendering of the 2 tuckboxes
photoshop rendering of the 2 tuckboxes

Custom Brick Box

All the backers with a "brick" in their reward, will get the custom brick box FOR FREE. 2 bricks, 2 brick boxes, etc

A brick box holds 12 decks.

Black paper with black and gold foil. Printed by Oath Playing Cards.

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photoshop rendering

Coin / Card Guard

The coin will be produced by CoinsForAnything in the US, and it is 2x2inch (about 5x5cm) in metal with antique silver finish. 3D graphics on the front, 2D recessed metal on the back.

It is the Ace of Spades with the keyhole as cutout.

rendering and compared to a card
rendering and compared to a card

Spade Pendant

0.68x0.75in (1.7x2cm), +85 SEK as add-on

This little beauty will have a cutout in the keyhole and a ring on top. It works as pendant but it can work as keychain as well. It depends how you use it.

Chain and dude not included.
Chain and dude not included.

Spade Pin 

0.68x0.75in (1.7x2cm) for casual and elegant outfit :)

+55 SEK as add-on

Stockholm17 Playing Cards (aka Requiem Team here on kickstarter) stands behind the production and the delivery of the items as close as possible as shown in this campaign. I am the project creator of 7 successfully fulfilled kickstarter campaigns and I am sure that you will be pleased with the outcome.

And for Caroline Ravn magician (design and campaign management):

Feel free to follow Stockholm17 on Facebook and Instagram. It is veeeeery important to share this page on your social media. The more backers pledge, the more extra features you get. Thank you!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/stockholm17
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stockholm17
Website: www.stockholm17.com

A huge thank you to The Gentleman Wake for his amazing deck preview and for allowing me to use parts of the footage to make the kickstarter presentation video. 

Make sure you subscribe to his Youtube channel, his deck reviews are great.

Risks and challenges

The decks will be printed by 2 different manufacturers:

Cartomancer variant will be printed by Cartamundi, Belgium.
Faro will be printed by USPCC, USA.
Tuckboxes will be produced by Oath Playing Cards in Greece.
All the packages will be shipped by Gamblers Fulfillment, Texas USA.

The estimated delivery date is just that, an estimate. it depends on the factories 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 the manufacturers complete 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. This is my 7th kickstarter 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 all my other decks.

Be aware that the colors on the screen will not perfectly match with the colors on printed paper. Many pictures are rendering, so the final result might be slightly different. Graphics may improve or change slightly in the final printed version.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    Pledge SEK 150 or more About US$ 16

    ONE DECK: Faro Variant

    One House of the Rising Spade deck:
    Faro variant (cards printed by USPCC).

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    ONE DECK: Cartomancer Variant

    One House of the Rising Spade deck:
    Cartomancer variant with gold foil on both sides of the cards (printed by Cartamundi).

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    Pledge SEK 330 or more About US$ 35

    2 DECKS

    A pair of The House of the Rising Spade playing cards:
    one Cartomancer and one Faro.

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    Pledge SEK 540 or more About US$ 57

    4 DECKS

    The House of the Rising Spade playing cards:
    2 Cartomancers and 2 Faros.

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    Pledge SEK 750 or more About US$ 79

    6 DECKS

    The House of the Rising Spade playing cards:
    3 Cartomancers and 3 Faros.

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    Pledge SEK 890 or more About US$ 93

    The Gatekeeper

    One Gatekeeper limited edition deck (it consists of: cartomancer cards, miniature of the gate, commemorative card with number and signature, and its custom tuckbox).
    Included in this reward one Cartomancer and one Faro at early bird price.

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    SPLIT BRICK

    The walls of the House of the Rising spade are made of bricks containing 6 Cartomancers and 6 Faros.
    Custom brick box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.

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    CELLAR

    Welcome in the cellar. In this room you get everything except the uncut sheets. It is a downgraded version of Room17 reward for you with no space on the walls.

    Custom brick box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.

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    2 BRICKS

    2 bricks of each kind: 12 Faro and 12 Cartomancer decks.
    2 Custom brick boxes included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.

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    ROOM 17

    Here is the key to the Room 17. In this room you do not miss anything released in this campaign. This is the "all in" with early birds prices and extra bits (Prototype not included).

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    ATTIC

    The last room you can visit is the attic; under the roof of the house of the rising spade you find the biggest bundle and I will make sure you will get something from Stockholm as well.

    Custom brick box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.

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    International shipping with UPS only.

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    Pledge SEK 290 or more About US$ 31

    EARLY BIRD: 2 DECKS

    For 50 backers and for the first 24 hours only, the House of the Rising Spade offers this deal. Save 40 SEK (approx $5 USD), Welcome!

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    FARO PROTOTYPE + 2 decks

    Faro variant prototype available only.
    Before each campaign I order a few decks that I use to spot mistakes and to test the graphics on the cards. The tuck-box is blank, cards printed by MPC.

    Included in this pledge one Cartomancer and one Faro at early bird price.

    Prototype shipped from Stockholm with signature. Only 3 available.

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    EARLY SPLIT-BRICK

    For 20 backers the House of the Rising Spade offers a "brick" with 6 Cartomancers and 6 Faros. Save 200 SEK (approx. $24 USD).
    Custom Brick Box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.

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    Pledge SEK 1,340 or more About US$ 140

    The Gatekeeper Bundle

    One Gatekeeper limited edition deck (it consists of: cartomancer cards, miniature of the gate, commemorative card with number and signature, and its custom tuckbox).
    Included in this reward one Carat Case with laser-engraved graphics on the lid, 2 Cartomancer, and 2 faro.

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