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Celebrate this momentous anniversary of the Magna Carta with this limited edition luxury playing card set printed by the USPCC.
Celebrate this momentous anniversary of the Magna Carta with this limited edition luxury playing card set printed by the USPCC.
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 Celebrate History With Us!

This year the Magna Carta turned 800 years old. Initially ambiguous in its future, this document has transformed over time into an icon that has rippled throughout world history with positive change. To me, the Magna Carta is one of the most inspiring examples of timelessness. Today the Magna Carta is the foundation of liberty and human rights in many parts of the world. This deck series was created to honor and celebrate this landmark occasion.  

This series is split up into two factions. Royals vs. Rebels. The Royals deck commands attention in rich black, representing the King and his empire. The sleek back design features the gorgeous crowned lion in which 3 heads represent the 3 lion crest of the Angevin Empire. 

The Rebels deck is featured in white, displaying intricate linework and a composition showing multiple "regions" to symbolize all the different barons uniting against the King. The ribbon displays the famous phrase, Legem Terrae meaning "Law of the Land". Together the ribbon from the Rebels deck and the ribbon from the royals deck unite to create a perfect circle representing a temporary moment of unity between the two sides referencing the circular shape of the King's seal. 

The court cards were carefully selected based on actual people involved around the Magna Carta. The suits were used to help show the family factions within this time period. All of these cards were inspired by existing illustrations of the people we could find from that time and translated into the elegant designs you see here. 

Each suit carries symbolism based on the court cards that they hold. The Spade features a cross in the center representing the cross on King John's coat. The Club hides a lion face representing the Angevin Empire. 

A sword skewers the Heart, adorning the fleur de lis for Louis VIII. Finally the Diamond proudly displays the crest symbol of Robert Fitzwalter, the leader of the baronial opposition. 

The Jokers feature an authentic recreation of the face and back of King John's seal. 

These tuck cases feature a realm of modern elegance that compliments the older illustrations in a beautiful juxtaposition. The designer packaging features a peek of each suit in front and back of the case. In keeping with my passion of interactive packaging, these decks pair perfectly together to help create any suit you choose. 

 Royals and Rebels Deck Features

  • Tuck cases are foiled with eye-catching gold and embossed on premium stock to provide a sense of depth to the touch.
  • Inner tuck case is lined with an exact replica of the actual 1215 Magna Carta document in archive from The British Library.
  • Cards are made with Aristocrat stock and coated with premium magic finish for increased longevity and performance.
  • Card designs feature gorgeous metallic gold accents throughout that help unite the cards to their cases and to each other.
  • Printed with the United States Playing Card Company
Embossing pattern was based off of Knight's pleats.
Embossing pattern was based off of Knight's pleats.

For collectors I've crafted a special King John deck representing the origin of the Magna Carta. This deck is crucial in helping tell the story of the abuse in taxation which spurred the eventual rebellion. The deck represents the motivations of the Magna Carta, featuring King John tuck case but with the Rebel Baron's gold in hand representing the taxation crisis.

 Limited Edition GOLD King John Deck Features

  • Only 500 printed
  • Features a completely new tuck case adorning the majestic Ace of Spades of King John with the gold of the Rebels
  • Gilded shimmering gold edges by USPCC to help maintain final deck sealed in mint condition.
  • Tuck case is foiled with eye-catching gold and embossed on premium stock to provide a sense of depth to the touch. 
  • Cards are made with Aristocrat stock and coated with premium magic finish for increased longevity and performance. 
  • Card designs feature gorgeous metallic gold accents throughout that help unite the cards to their cases and to each other. 
  • Printed with the United States Playing Card Company

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: Limited Edition SILVER Gilded King John Deck

By incredible demand we've launched the silver gilded King John deck to allow those wishing to complete the mural to do so. They feature all the same premium quality stocks and finishes as the Gold edition except with the modification of having silver gilded edging. These decks are only available through Kickstarter to reward our early supporters. We will not be selling these after at our store meaning this complete mural will surely become a true collector's display.

These decks feature gorgeous mirror-like gilding across the sides of the deck that compliment the linework of the Rebels deck. Gold and Silver King John decks will be differentiated by individually numbered tax stamps to truly emphasize the authenticity of these decks. 

A strict 2-deck limit is in place for these decks. They are only available as an add-on or through tiers KJS and KJS2. Gilded decks are not available through S1 tier.

As a way to pay tribute to this event, you can now recreate it with the world's first hexapytch deck series. Often times the sides of a tuck case are wasted away with filler text, being an underutilized area for artwork. Inspired by old book collections which featured beautiful murals across their spines, I've illustrated this famous event based on the iconic image of the signing. 

Each deck reveals a slice of this moment in history with illustrations of different members related to the Magna Carta. A different faction is featured on either end so that you literally get to choose sides.

The visual system was designed to work with every tier combination to create a cohesive image. So whether you pick the full Master Mural brick or couple decks you'll be sure to have a real piece of history to display proudly.

Magna Carta Attire

These shirts feature the Royals Ace of Spade and the Rebels Ace of Hearts. Each shirt is crafted in the USA using soft comfortable fabric that feels like you've owned it for years! Shirts are screen printed on genuine American Apparel 50/50 blend. All sizes available and will be taken at the end of the campaign. 

White press on Heather Black. (Click to enlarge)
White press on Heather Black. (Click to enlarge)
Black press on New Silver. All shirts for $22. (+$7 int)
Black press on New Silver. All shirts for $22. (+$7 int)

Uncut Sheets

Uncut sheets have always held a special place in my heart as a collector. I'm honored to be offering these gorgeous uncut sheets directly from the factory. Each sheet is individually numbered and signed by the artist printed once and never again.

2" King John's Seal Coin

During the time there was nothing more powerful than the King's seal. Instead of signatures King's would implement a double-sided seal to create a coin pendent that would signify the ruling power's approval. This 2" seal is authentically replicated with an antique gold finish so that you can now hold the power of the King as well.

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Risks and challenges

Many of the risks and challenges stem from production and shipping. This is my second Kickstarter and fourth time printing with our partner factory. I've properly calculated and compensated for these two things to ensure that my backers will get their project within a timely manner.

The producers of these cards will be with The US Playing Card Company and the shipping services will be with USPS. I have produced decks and fulfilled large scale orders with both these partners before. Thanks to our previous history with these companies with 2 other runs, any unexpected hiccups that occur should remain minimal. Production takes around 6-8 weeks permitted that there are no intervening holidays. Upon receipt of the product for our last KS we were able to fulfill all orders within 10 days.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:
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    Complete the Master Mural in full with the world's first hextapytch deck series! Sure to stand out in any deck collection, these cards don't just look amazing, they tell the story of this iconic moment in history. This rare mural completes the scene with the supporting leader of the rebels, Earl Saire, and the infamous Pope Innocent III.

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    Complete the Master Mural in full with the world's first hextapytch deck series! Sure to stand out in any deck collection, these cards don't just look amazing, they tell the story of this iconic moment in history. This rare mural completes the scene with the supporting leader of the rebels, Earl Saire, and the infamous Pope Innocent III.

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