Well the campaign has been amazing, thank you for being a huge part in it's success! Of course it's just the beginning in making these special decks. I'm really looking forward to seeing them completed and on their way to you soon.
I'll update here of course, and if you missed out, visit originscards.com
With sincere appreciation, Rick
In my previous campaigns I created premium quality decks based on some of the earliest traditional playing cards. The decks have had amazing feedback. My goal is always to produce a higher quality deck than the standard Kickstarter and I’m now very excited to look to the future with De Novo, the United Cardists 2018 annual decks!
Where will we be hundreds of years from now, when the world we know today is forgotten?
De Novo - meaning 'starting anew’ - conceptualises playing cards from a distant future with an elegant yet futuristic accent.
- Unique design, metallic green & gold foiled tucks
- Inner foil on both tucks
- High quality tuck stock
- Fully custom designed cards
- Green & Gold metallic ink backs
- Premium black core casino grade cards
- Campaign only special pricing
- All packs shipped in protective boxes
The premium tuck boxes of De Novo are hot stamped in green (Viridi) and gold (Aurum) foils with a unique mirror design that makes the pair a perfect collectors set.
The court cards of Viridi and Aurum feature complimentary yet unique styles - full colour illustration for Viridi, strong metallic inks for Aurum.
Inspired by today's standard design, each suit imagines characters from influential groups. The cards will remain a work in progress over the course of the campaign as I improve and finetune.
The De Novo backs feature ornate full metallic backs in green and gold. The artwork depicts a powerful global artificial intelligence, providing an instantaneous link to it's vast knowledge through a neural chip.
The standard suits have evolved but remain familiar for easier recognition.
Excellent! Our First Stretch Goal is the addition of Embossing. This will lift the metallic foils and really make them pop. For me, embossing is like icing on a cake. Love it!
We already have inner foil but at $30K we'll take the inner foil one step further and add Internal Artwork. Because we can.
These decks are already premium but this is a big one. Every deck in each set will be numbered, and we'll do our best to keep pairs together.
Enhance your pack with these special additions. Like the decks themselves, these are available in a limited supply.
To add the above items to your De Novo pack:
1. Click the 'Manage your Pledge' or 'Back this project' button.
2. Enter your pledge total in the Pledge Amount box with the amount of your pledge tier and add-ons combined.
3. Once the campaign is closed you'll receive a survey where you can list the items you've pledged for.
Thank you for being a part of this exciting campaign.
I was proud to be asked to produce the United Cardists deck for 2018. The forum has many passionate members, who were a huge help in my step into the world of card design.
Over the last year or so I've created the Shadows of History deck, Rouen 1567 deck, Shadows Black Label, LUXX Greilles, and most recently the Cobra deck for JP Games. It's been an amazing and busy time. This may be my last campaign before I take a little important time out with my boys. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.
I'm very excited to be working with another perfectionist in card production, Lotrek of OathPlayingCards. The decks will be printed in Greece by OPC under his close supervision. De Novo will be the first decks to feature OPC's "MAESTRO" finish, a coating that is specially formulated to give very smooth, high slip and silky handling. Lotrek has been developing the formula over the past 2 years and he is proud to present it through De Novo. The decks will be printed on the finest 320gsm playing card stock imported from France.
Shipping will be taken care of by the same experienced team who provided excellent service in my last campaign, with quality well boxed pledges.
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter, and I am confident in the planning and team I have in place for this campaign. Minor issues can arise in production, but I always work hard to ensure all backers are pleased with their pledges.
Please note that there can be delays in shipping. In my previous campaign, domestic shipping across the US was over two weeks, and longer internationally, so I appreciate your patience as the packs ship.
I am always improving the art so work shown above is subject to modifications and updates before production. All visuals are also concepts only and may vary slightly in the final product.
While I do my very best to honour every pledge, unfortunately I cannot be held liable for replacement of packs damaged or missing during shipping. Please ensure you enter your address correctly when asked at the end of the campaign.
Thank you again for being a part of this journey into the future!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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