About this project
Omnia is the new epic deck from Thirdway Industries, designed by Giovanni Meroni and proudly printed by Expert Playing Cards Co. with Master Finish.
Inspired by ancient symbology and traditional playing cards, drawn with the Thirdway Industries sharp and modern style.
Omnia Rex and Regina Suprema unlocked!
FREE for anyone pledged at least for 3 decks.
Add +25$ to your pledge to get all three! Check this update for details.
Omnia Brick Box unlocked! Black, heavy paper with foil. It comes free for every brick (not available as add on). Graphics may be changed. If you have limited tiers or bricks you can upgrade your pledge to brick adding a small amount (check the add-ons, below)
Extra cards unlocked! Regina Suicida, Aurea will be added in every Omnia Oscura // Regina Suicida Argentea will be added in every Omnia Illumina. There will be a different, special card for Omnia Suprema (not published yet).
Omnia Pecunia is unlocked as add-on. Add +$14 to your pledge if you want it! You can add as many as you want. See below for details.
Omnia Illumina is unlocked. All the rewards will be splitted. Pledge for at least 2 decks for have it! See below for details.
- 100% Illustrated courts, aces and jokers
- Custom pips
- Classic intricate & clean design with perfect symmetry
- Metallic inks on cards (a lot!)
- Based on classic playing cards
- Beautiful queens
- Foiled tuck box
- Printed by EPCC
There are 3 versions of Omnia:
- Omnia Oscura
- Omnia Illumina (stretch goal, unlocked)
- Omnia Suprema (Limited Edition, ~ 500 pz)
All version have different tuckboxes, faces and back.
Illumina is unlocked, and all the rewards will be automatically splitted. For example, if you have 6 decks, you'll recieve 3 Oscura and 3 Illumina. If you have an odd number of decks, the unpaired one will be random.
Omnia Oscura - Unlimited
Omnia Oscura uses a deep black box printed with shiny gold foil. Faces uses a lot of gold metallic ink.
Omnia Oscura includes Regina Suicida, Aurea - Suicide Queen with golden Ink background.
Omnia Suprema - Limited Edition
Omnia Suprema is limited to ~ 500 pz, and uses red foil on the tuck box and metallic inks and black background on the faces. There are 525 Omnia Suprema available on Kickstarter and I may print a little more for replacements.
The extra decks (over 500) will be printed only if Suprema is sold out on Kickstarter. If some decks are unsold, I'll put them for sale on my http://www.thirdway.it. website at a very high price. Get them when you can!
Omnia Suprema is available only in special rewards who include 2 or more Omnia "unlimited" decks (Oscura, or, if Illumina is unlocked, split between Oscura + Illumina).
Omnia Illumina uses a bright white box, printed with shiny gold foil. Faces uses a lot of metallic inks, like its black counterpart, but are more bright. Faces are different than Oscura. The backs uses gold metallic ink.
Omnia Illumina includes Regina Suicida, Argentea - Suicide Queen with golden Ink background, gaff.
The Omnia versions will be dramatically different, not just a simple color swap. Here are some examples:
King of Hearts
Queen of Spades
Jack of Diamonds
Suprema Queen of Hearts
Ace of Spades of Omnia Oscura and Omnia Suprema (all the Suprema Aces are different, not only the AoS)
Ace of Hearts
Omnia Oscura Faces
Those are the faces of Omnia Oscura. The faces of Omnia Suprema and Illumina will be different, and will be revealed during the campaign.
Spades - The rebirth of the universe:
Hearts - War, passion and violence.
Clubs - Goodness and purity
Diamonds - Wealth and power
Jokers - Destiny and Death
Pips are 100% custom, with a subtle gold texture based on the suit's theme.
If you have the LIMITED EDITION (3 decks) you can upgrade to brick adding just +$81 (+$97 international). This will add +9 decks (5 Oscura, 4 Illumina) to your pledge.
If you have the DOUBLE LIMITED EDITION (6 decks) you can upgrade to brick adding just +$54 (+$63 international). This will add +6 decks (3 Oscura, 3 Illumina) to your pledge.
If you have a BRICK tier (early brick, brick, early suprema brick or suprema brick) - You can add another brick (6 Oscura, 6 Illumina) with box with just +$100 (+$125 international).
Here is a table:
Omnia Pecunia (Add-On)
Just add +$14 to your pledge if you want it.
It will be 2" - Brass Finish, with a lot of snakes on the front and Lady Fortuna on the back. I may do some changes, this is just a mockup.
I'll start making just 50 coins, and I'll order more if the request will be high. I won't print it again and, as always, the unsold coins will be sold on www.thirdway.it at a higher price. Wooden support not included.
Uncut sheet (Add-On)
Will be shipped unframed and are not signed. Some minor damages on the edges may occur during the transportation (are unavoidable, but can be covered with the frame).
Size: 57.3 x 61.3 cm ( 22.5 x 24.1 inch) - Displays 54 cards
Can be added as add-ons (see below). The price is $30 for US backers, $45 for everyone else. You can choose if you want Omnia Oscura or Omnia Illumina.
You can also purchase a Omnia Suprema Uncut sheet for $60 for US backers and $75 for everyone else. Omnia Suprema Uncut is available only on Kickstarter and will be printed on demand for backers who want one.
How add extra items to your reward
If want to add something to your reward, just edit your pledge and add the amount of the extra items you want indicated in the table below.
Only Omnia Oscura and Illumina are available as add-on decks. Omnia Suprema is available only through the limited tiers.
We unlocked some free gifts for backers, check the update for more details. Here is the giveaway table:
$10,000 - Omnia Oscura funded! // REACHED!
$18,000 - Omnia Illumina is unlocked! // REACHED!
$22,000 - Embossing on all decks // REACHED!
$26,000 - Omnia Pecunia unlocked! // REACHED!
$30,000 - Inner FOIL on all decks // REACHED!
$32,000 - Extra card on all decks // REACHED!
$35,000 - Free Box for brick owners //REACHED!
$39,000 - Giveaway! // REACHED!
$52,000 - New Omnia campaign ;)
An explanation on the main theme
The main Omnia theme is cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return. The main symbol is the Uroboros, the immortal God-snake who eats its own tail, represents the beginning and the end of time.
There are three different Omnia decks, and every deck represents a dimensional plane in the Omnia Universe. Oscura is the dark side, Illumina the bright one and Suprema is the plane where the Gods live.
Every court live a different reincarnation in each deck: in Oscura their soul is more dark, they are more malicious, angry or sad. In Illumina they are much more happy, brave and generous. In Suprema they are ascended to Divine, and show their power with elaborate armors, jewels and wings. Think every deck as a different mirror, who reflects every Omnia court with a different soul.
The Ankh was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life". It represents the concept of eternal life, and the Egyptian Gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop.
The Ibis was an object of religious veneration in ancient Egypt, particularly associated with the deity Thoth. He is responsible for writing, mathematics, measurement and time as well as the moon and magic.
Anubis is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion.
The Philosopher's Stone is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals such as lead into gold.
Odin is the chief god of the Norse pantheon. He gave one of his eyes for the price of wisdom, and usually disguise himself as an old man. He uses a legendary spear, Gungnir.
Freya is a goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold and death. She and Odin are the Omnia Suprema Jokers.
Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions,and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past.
Fortuna was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion. She might bring good luck or bad: she could be represented as veiled and blind, as in modern depictions of Justice, and came to represent life's capriciousness.
Badges & Goodies
If you are a proud backer of Omnia Playing Cards, you can support the project changing your profile image (Kickstarter or Socials) with our badges. All the courts are included.
I also added some Omnia mobile phones wallpaper (Nexus5, iPhone 5&6). Free, even if you are not a backer!
UPDATED! Illumina and Suprema phone backgrounds are available!
Credits & Notes
Omnia is a Thirdway Industries deck, and will be available on Thirdway Store when the campaign will be over.
Follow Thirdway Industries on the socials! Contests, offers, fun:
Designed in Italy by Giovanni Meroni. All rights reserved.
Thanks to Bill, Joe, Ivan, Lorenzo, Lotrek, Mike and Pierre for the help and the support :)
Risks and challenges
The deck will be printed with Expert Playing Cards Co.
It's a standard procedure and should go smoothly. This is my second Kickstarter and I already worked with EPCC for my Evil Deck and Delirium.
All the Omnia 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. They have already shipped a lot of Kickstarter decks and have a lot of experience in this field.
Of course problems might happen. 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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