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Custom poker size playing cards. Dedicated to the First Women, with all female courts. Designed with a sharp and modern style.
Custom poker size playing cards. Dedicated to the First Women, with all female courts. Designed with a sharp and modern style.
521 backers pledged €32,905 to help bring this project to life.

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For thousands of years, people have written countless stories about the first women...now, let us tell you our version.

Cor Argentum unlocked - available as add-on!

Cor Argentum
Cor Argentum

Cor Argentum (Silver Heart) it's the Eva add-on coin. It will be a 2" ancient silver coin. Add +13€ per coin for have it. You can add as many as you wish.  

Stele Oscura unlocked - available as add-on!

Stele Oscura
Stele Oscura

Stele Oscura is a limited, custom black, laser-engraved Carat Card Case for display one deck. If you want add this item, add +17€ USA / +27€ WORLD. You can add as many as you wish. It will be similar to SINS's Lost Eden case, so you can display Eva and SINS together.

Eva is a limited deck from Thirdway Industries, designed by Giovanni Meroni. I consider it a spin off of SINS. The court cards are the first women of different cultures.

Features

  • Printed by USPCC
  • Experimental Letterpressed tuck box
  • Numbered custom seal (1-1999)
  • Metallic ink on cards
  • Includes one extra joker
  • J,Q,K cards are women

It's suggested for mature audience, includes some nudity

Here is a picture of the back:

EVA will have a retail price of around $50 when this Kickstarter is over, and it will be sold exclusively on the Thirdway Industries online shop.

The pips are simple and elegant.

There is a tiny graphic on the card edges, different for every suit, that tells a little story. Check the "symbology" section to know more.

Every suit represents one of the first four women of different cultures. Check the "symbology" section to know more about them.

Spades - The Curious Betrayer

You are my gift to mankind, and this box is my gift to you. Don't open it for any reason, or you'll condemn all of humanity.

Diamonds - The First Rebel

I was created from the same dirt as the first man. He wanted to dominate me and we fought. I left him and Eden, and I found an Angel.

Clubs - The mother of the World

The deluge destroyed everything. I've been told to throw the bones of Gaia behind me to re-populate the Earth.

Hearts - The Lover

I love knowledge, freedom and life. And you, Adam. The price to pay will be high, but I want to bite this fruit.

*** Queens will be uncensored on the final version - the black patch is only for Kickstarter pictures ***

"Rules are meant to be broken, Adam."

Eva's and Pandora's last gift - a crazy box that includes:

  • A full brick (12 decks) of Eva Playing cards, retail value post Kickstarter 600 USD
  • 10 Thirdway Industries decks, including Limited Editions: Omnia Antica, Omnia Perduta, Omnia Illumina, Omnia Oscura, Omnia Magnifica, Dedalo Alpha, Dedalo Omega, Dedalo Apeiron and 2 Pantheon. All limited decks are sealed. Retail value 334 USD
  • One Omnia Box for 10 decks, very heavy paper with gold foil on top
  • Various goodies from Thirdway Industries
  • Two gifts from Eva (retail value around 100USD)
  • NEW - Two Cor Argentum coin (retail value 34 USD)
  • NEW - One Stele Oscura Carat Case (retail value around 25 USD)

The retail value of this box is 1000+ USD :)

There are no stretch goals planned for Eva - however, if there are some, they will be included in the Forbidden Box. The Forbidden Box does not include uncut sheets.

Eva uncut Sheet

The Eva Uncut Sheet will be a limited item for the Kickstarter campaign. I usually make around 10 Uncut Sheets, based on the demand. If you raise your pledge for an Uncut Sheet please send me a Private Message. To add an uncut sheet, pledge +45€ USA and +75€ World

*** Uncut sheet will be different than picture***

Cor Argentum Coin 

  

Cor Argentum Coin
Cor Argentum Coin

Cor Argentum is a 2" ancient silver coin - made mainly for Eva backers. It's a limited item, since I'll produce around 200 units. It will be heavy and detailed. To have this item, please add +13€ per coin and send me a PM with the number of coins you pledge. You can add as many as you wish. Coins are free shipping for everyone. 

Coins Price after the campaign will be around $17 + shipping per coin.  

Two Cor Argentum coins will be included for free in all the Forbidden Boxes. 

Stele Oscura Case  

Stele Oscura is a limited, custom black, laser-engraved Carat Card Case for display one deck. It will be similar to SINS's Lost Eden case, so you can display Eva and SINS together.  

  • Transparent Black  
  • Made for one deck  
  • Custom laser engraving on lid  
  • Limited item - just few will be produced (50-100 cases)  
  • Made by 5mm acrylic sheets  
  • Lid closed with neodymium magnets.  

You can add as many as you wish to any pledge. If you want add Stele Oscura, add +17€ USA / +27€ WORLD. Please send me a PM (or comment) if you do that, because I will produce just few of these.  

Stele Oscura
Stele Oscura

I think Carat Card Cases are the best way to display decks, because they're the only box that allow you to see what is inside. This box will have a light engraved design on one side and it's black, but it will be transparent anyway. Also, Carat Card Cases are very sturdy.   

One Stele Oscura Case will be included for free in all the Forbidden Boxes. 

Stele Oscura Case will cost around $25 after Kickstarter.

The images shown are renderings - the final product may be different.

The hieroglyphs

The hieroglyphs on the card edges are different for every suit:

  • The Spades represent the Pandora's Box  
  • The Hearts represent the Apple and the Snake  
  • The Clubs represent the deluge sent from Olympus to Earth. The lighting is there because the deluge was sent by Zeus. 
  • The Diamonds represent the fight between the first man and Lilith

Pandora

Pandora was the first human woman, created by Hephaestus and Athena on the instruction of Zeus. She was a punishment to humanity for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire.

She, like Eva, did something she wasn't allowed to do and doomed all humanity. Both of them love Knowledge.

Pyrrha

Pyrrha was the daughter of Pandora. She's not a first woman, since her mother was the first, but she and Deucalion, her husband, were the only survivors of the deluge sent by Zeus to end the bronze age.

Prometheus told Pyrrha about the deluge and saved mankind for the second time.

Like Eva, Pyrrha populated the earth. Both are the mothers of humanity.

Lilith

Lilith was, in some cultures, the real first woman. She was made from the same dirt as Adam. The first man wanted to dominate her, so she grew wings and flew away from Eden. Then she coupled with a fallen angel. She's considered a demon.

Eva decided to be on Adam's side, but I think she shares the same rebellious nature as Lilith.

Eva

Eva is the main character - she shares a lot in common with the other women. She is curious like Pandora, rebellious like Lilith and motherly like Pyrrha. I decided to call her "the lover" since I think she did what she did since she was in love - with Adam, with knowledge, but more than anything - with freedom.

Prometheus, the Snake

The Snake, Prometheus, represents the "voice of freedom and rebellion" of the first women and humanity. He inspired Eva to eat the Apple of Knowledge, as well as convince Pandora to open her Box. He told Pyrrha about the great deluge and he embraced Lilith when she flew away from the Eden. He's both a positive and a negative figure.

Eva is a Thirdway Industries deck, and will be available on Thirdway Store when the campaign will be over.  

Follow Thirdway Industries on the socials!  

Risks and challenges

This is my eighth Kickstarter, I already printed Evil Deck, Delirium, Omnia, Dedalo and Pantheon. My latest project, SINS, is in production when I'm writing this. I produced around 30,000 decks with a lot of different designs. Everything should go smoothly.

All the layouts are approved and ready to be printed when the campaigns ends.

I am located in Italy, I can't do the fulfillment directly and so I'm using a professional fulfillment center, Gamblers Warehouse. They have already shipped hundreds Kickstarter projects and have a lot of experience in this field.

Of course problems might happens, but I'll follow every step of the process to avoid issues and I will keep everyone updated.

All the elements shown may be changed and improved. Printed colors may be different from the ones you see on your screen.

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