Lunatica is a new series of playing cards by Thirdway Industries, designed by the Italian designer Giovanni Meroni and printed by USPCC.
Lunatica's style is colorful, modern, sharp and fun.
Lunar Eclipse Coin Unlocked!
Lunar Eclipse it's the Lunatica add-on coin. It will be a 2" brass coin. Add +13€ per coin for have it. You can add as many as you wish.
There are four decks in the Lunatica Series.
- Lunatica Equinox - Yellow and blue tuck box - unlimited*
- Lunatica Solstice - Orange and violet tuck box - unlimited*
- Lunatica Chimera - Limited to max 1500 units*, same cards as Lunatica Equinox - Holographic and Green foil on blue paper - with custom seal
- Lunatica Phoenix - Limited to max 1500 units*, same cards as Lunatica Solstice - with custom seal - Holographic and Orange foil on violet paper - with custom seal
* Unlimited editions are usually printed in 2500 units and won't be reprinted again. Chimera and Phoenix versions might be less (but no more) than 1500 units.
Lunatica's backs are perfectly symmetric, with a solid neon background.
Equinox and Solstice backs are similar, but there are subtle differences in the details, such as the flowers, eyes, skulls and wings.
Lunatica cards will use a lot of different Pantone® Neon Inks, both on faces and on backs.
Those inks are very bright and unique and can not be obtained through CYMK printing.
The beginning, balance and life. Equinox is the symbol of the crescent Moon.
Lunatica Equinox is the first deck of the Lunatica series and uses 3 neon colors on the front (yellow, green, pink) and one on the back (yellow).
Spades are the symbol of static negativity:
The Selfish Magican, the Queen of Lies and the King of the Indifference.
Hearts are the symbol of positive passion:
The Knight of Valor, the Queen of Love and the King of the Sacrifice.
Clubs are the symbol of static positivity.
The Good Guardian, the Chaste Angel and the Benevolent King
Diamonds are the symbol of negative passion:
The Furious Soldier, the Queen of Malice and the Hateful Tyrant.
Equinox Jokers are the Lone Angel and the Lady of Charm.
Pips are simple and geometric.
The end, disproportion and death. Solstice is the symbol of the waning Moon.
The Spades are the symbol of the cold, clever evil:
The Dark Knight, the Queen of Solitude and the King of Evil.
The Hearts are the symbol of passion:
The Thief or Hearts, the Queen of Seduction and the King of Pleasure.
The Clubs are the symbol of righteous good:
The Paladin, the Peaceful Lady and the Righteous Ruler.
The Diamonds are the symbol of evil fury:
The Shocked Guard, the Envious Countess and the Hate Preacher.
The Jokers are the symbol of the Dogma and Chaos: the Archbishop and the Charming Witch.
Some pips of Lunatica Solstice:
Lunatica Chimera is the limited version of Lunatica Equinox - Chimera is the symbol of the dreams, the beginning and youth.
Lunatica Chimera will be limited to max 1500 decks and won't be reprinted again. Lunatica Chimera will have 2 layers of foil (Green and Holographic) on a premium blue paper. It will include a custom seal.
Lunatica Phoenix is the limited version of Lunatica Solstice - Phoenix is the symbol of rebirth after death.
Lunatica Phoenix will be limited to max 1500 decks and won't be reprinted again. Lunatica Phoenix will have 2 layers of foil (Orange and Holographic) on a premium violet paper. It will include a custom seal.
Lunatica Chimera and Phoenix design might change and improved ;-) Let's unlock the stretch goals!
This is the final reward of Lunatica campaign and it includes a lot of stuff:
- 6 Lunatica Equinox decks (retail value 90 USD)
- 6 Lunatica Solstice decks (retail value 90 USD)
- 6 Lunatica Chimera LE decks (retail value 210 USD)
- 6 Lunatica Phoenix LE decks (retail value 210 USD)
- 2 Gifts from the Goddess of the Night
- NEW! 2 Lunar Eclipse Coins! (retail value 34 USD)
- NEW! 2 Gift from a Princess (retail value 100 USD)
The retail value of this package will be over 730+ USD.
It may also include other extras, that will be revealed during the campaign. This bundle does not include uncut sheets.
- 17,000 € - Lunatica is funded! // REACHED!
- 20,000 € - Embossing on Chimera and Phoenix - // REACHED!
- 25,000 € - Bee stock - // REACHED!
- 30,000 € - Crushed Cards // REACHED!
- 35,000 € - Inner Holofoil on Chimera and Phoenix // REACHED!
- Secret Stretch Goal - Lunar Eclipse Coin // UNLOCKED!
- 40,000 € - ???
Here is the list of items you can add to your pledge. If want to add something, just edit your pledge and add the amount of the extra items you want indicated in the table below. Send me a PM if you need assistance.
Lunar Eclipse Coin
Lunar Eclipse is a 2" brass coin - made mainly for Lunatica backers. It's a limited item, since I'll produce 100-200 units upon request. 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 Lunar Eclipse coins will be included for free in all the Hyperion's Boxes.
An authentic uncut sheet of Lunatica playing cards pulled straight off the factory press prior to being cut and boxed. Thirdway Industries uncut sheets are very rare: they are produced just for Kickstarter Backers and only few will be available after the campaign.To add an uncut sheet, add an additional +35€ (+50€ outside US) to your pledge for an Equinox or a Solstice Uncut sheet.
If you want both Equinox and Solstice Uncut sheets, just add an additional +65€ (+90€ outside US) to your pledge for both.
If you want add an uncut sheet, send me a PM, so I can count how many I have to print!
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Lunatica's main theme is, of course, the Moon - but this theme has two faces. The most obvious is the mythologycal and astral aspect of the Earth's satellite.
The hidden face is the psychologic aspect: the Moon is also the symbol of the mercurial human emotion, that can change from sadness to happiness in a blink of an eye.
Equinox, in astronomy, is the event when the Sun can be observed to be directly above the equator. Occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. In Lunatica, Equinox is the symbol of balance, the beginning and Life.
The Solstice occurs twice each year, around June 21 and December 22 - The day of the solstice has either the most sunlight of the year (summer solstice) or the least sunlight of the year (winter solstice) for any place other than the equator. In Lunatica, Solstice is the symbol of the extreme unbalance, the end and Death.
Chimera is a mythologic, monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature, composed of the parts of more than one animal. The term "Chimera" is used, both in italian and english, to describe anything is percieved as imaginative, implausible, or dazzling.
Lunatica's Chimera has the soul of a monster, but it's the symbol of the Crescent Moon...young, crazy, full of life and hope.
Chimera is also the symbol of the impossible dreams: the ones we love to hunt, but that are hard to reach.
Phoenix is a mythologic bird that cyclically dies and is reborn. After a Phoenix die in a show of flames and combustion, a new Phoenix arise from the ashes of its predecessor.
Usually Phoenix is associated with the Sun, but in Lunatica, it is a dying version of the Goddess of the Night - the Waning Moon.
The Phoenix is also the symbol of the human capability to recover after a trauma.
Phoenix is dying - and she's sad. But she's also filled with hope, since she knows that she'll be reborn as a Chimera after a few days.
For cardistry, collecting and play
Lunatica is the first cardistry oriented project of Thirdway Industries: it's focused on cards in terms of design, ink, materials and handling - the tuck box of Equinox and Solstice will be relatively simple, compared to my other projects.
Anyway, I also love to design premium tuck boxes as well, so I wanted to offer two special collector's versions of the unlimited decks: Chimera and Phoenix.
Risks and challenges
This is my eighth Kickstarter, I already printed Evil Deck, Delirium, Omnia, Dedalo, Pantheon, SINS and Eva. I produced around 40,000 decks with 17+ 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, and I can't do the fulfillment directly: I'm using a professional fulfillment center, Gamblers Warehouse. They have already shipped a lot of Kickstarter decks and have a lot of experience in this field.
Of course problems might happens. I can't control other people actions, but I'll follow every step of the process to avoid problems and I will keep everyone updated.
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