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Custom poker size playing cards. Inspired by the 7 deadly sins, drawn with Thirdway Industries sharp and modern style.
Custom poker size playing cards. Inspired by the 7 deadly sins, drawn with Thirdway Industries sharp and modern style.
752 backers pledged €54,273 to help bring this project to life.

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SINS is a new series of playing cards by Thirdway Industries, designed by the italian designer Giovanni Meroni, inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins.

Welcome, Sinner. We were expecting you. My name is Prometheus, and I'll guide you in the World of SINS.

Lost Eden case revealed!

A limited, custom laser-engraved, black acrylic Carat Card Case for three decks (trident). If you want add the Lost Eden Case, add +23€ USA / +33€ WORLD. Please send me a PM (or comment) if you do that, because I will produce just few of these. You can add as many as you wish. Check the "add-ons" section for details.

Atra Obolus revealed!

A 2" solid black nickel coin. To have this item, please add +13€ per coin and send me a PM telling me how many coins you want. You can add as many as you wish. Check the "add-ons" section for details.

There are three decks in the SINS Series: 

  • SINS Corpus, green and gold foil on black stock.
  • SINS Mentis, black and gold foil on white stock.
  • SINS Anima, silver and black foil on red stock. Limited to 1177 units. Retail after Kickstarter $55.
  • NEW - The decks will be embossed and inner foiled.

Everything will be completely different for each deck. Tuck boxes, back and cards. For example, here is the same court in three different versions:

The backs of SINS Corpus and SINS Mentis represent Eden. Check the "symbology" chapter, below, to know more.

SINS Anima cards are red. Here is the back and the AoS:

SINS Mentis is based on the Sins who influence thought, SINS Corpus on the Sins who influence the body and SINS Anima is based on all the Sins combined.

Every Sin begins with a twisted thought.

SINS MENTIS is based on the Sins who influence thought, so Greed (Diamonds), Envy (Clubs), Pride (Spades) and Lust (Hearts). 

Mentis Spades - Pride

Stand above the others. You'll be the best one.

Look in the mirror, forget you're a human.

Mentis Diamonds - Greed

You can't get enough, can you?

Material things are the keys that open many doors.

Mentis Clubs - Envy

Look at them. Their life is better than yours.

One way to improve yourself is crave something that others already have.

Mentis Hearts - Lust

Your thoughts are twisted, Sinner. 

And they may keep you sane in this crazy world.

The Sinners (Mentis)

The first one was created to live in Eden, and She was created from his rib.

Their unique rule was to not eat the Apple of Knowledge, and her first thought was to break it. Me? It's not my fault...

Pips

Pips of SINS are big and tall. Some cards will have hidden elements like the 9 of hearts tiny blood drop.

You're human, Sinner - and so is yours body.

SINS CORPUS is based on the Sins who influence the body, so Wrath (Diamonds), Gluttony (Clubs), Sloth (Spades) and Lust (Hearts).

Corpus Spades - Sloth

Are you comfortable? It's okay. Don't do anything...

If you don't take it easy, someday you'll burn yourself.

Corpus Diamonds - Wrath

Let the anger flow through you. Destroy everything!

Sometimes, the only way to open doors is smash them.

Corpus Clubs - Gluttony

It tastes good, doesn't it?

Hunger is our primary need. Never forget that, Sinner.

Corpus Hearts - Lust

At least, you'll be in good company.

We may be banned, we may be wicked, but we won't be lonely.

The Sinners (Corpus)

When She bit the Apple, they knew everything. They became Sinners, like all of us.

They were banned from Eden. Mortals, scared and frail. But Humans, after all...

Pips

Pips will be identical in SINS Corpus and SINS Mentis. I wanted SINS Mentis and Corpus great for playing all games who requires two decks, so I kept pips relatively standard.

Mind and body isn't complete without your soul.

SINS Anima is based on all the seven Sins - and will be completely red. This deck will be a limited edition and will have a higher price when the Kickstarter campaign ends. SINS Anima is not available as add-on.

Anima Spades are inspired by Sloth and Pride.

Anima Diamonds are inspired by Wrath and Greed.

Anima Clubs are inspired by Envy and Gluttony.

Anima Hearts are the apotheosis of Lust, with an accent of Wrath.

 Anima Aces are completely different than Mentis and Corpus.

New cards revealed! JoS Sloth/Pride and KoC Envy/Gluttony

Pips are the same, on red background.

In SINS Anima, Adam and Eve reached the full awareness of themselves, and became the first two humans on the earth. Sinner, mortals and frail. But hungry, aggressive and strong. They became two dreamers.

New - Prometheus will be included in every deck!

Prometheus, the iconic Snake of SINS, with be a third joker for every deck. Here are the Corpus and Mentis versions:

And the red Anima version:

Those cards will be put inside the decks, and are a free gift for everyone.

The Prometheus's Box is the final reward of the SINS campaign and includes a lot of stuff. It's only for few, brave Sinners. It includes the following:

  • 4 SINS Anima Decks (retail value $220)
  • 10 SINS Corpus Decks (retail value $180)
  • 10 SINS Mentis Decks (retail value $180)
  • Secret gift from the Snake (retail value $50)
  • NEW! 2 Atra Obolus are included into Prometheus's Box (retail value $35)
  • NEW! One Lost Eden Case (retail value $35+)
  • NEW! Another secret gift from the Snake (retail value $50)

It will also include other extras, that will be revealed during the campaign. These bundles do not include uncut sheets.

17.000 € - SINS is funded. // REACHED!

30.000 € - Tuck boxes upgrade: double foil and embossing on all decks! // REACHED!

SECRET STRETCH GOAL - Atra Obolus // UNLOCKED!

40.000 € - Metallic ink and extra card for every deck // REACHED!

SECRET STRETCH GOAL #2 - Lost Eden case // UNLOCKED!

50.000 € - Inner foil for all decks // REACHED! (unlocked early)

FUNDING DAY - LAST TEMPTATION FOR ALL BACKERS!

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.

New - Lost Eden Case

A custom Carat Card Case, produced just for SINS campaign:

  • Transparent Black
  • Made for a trident, three decks (decks not included)
  • Custom laser engraving on lid
  • Limited item - just few will be produced (50-100 cases)
  • Made by 5mm acrylic sheets
  • Lid closed with 6 neodymium magnets.

I suggest this box for display SINS Corpus, Mentis and Anima, but you can add it with any pledge. You can add as many as you wish. 

If you want add the Lost Eden Case, add +23€ USA / +33€ WORLD. Please send me a PM (or comment) if you do that, because I will produce just few of these.

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.

I started to work with Sherman, Carat Card Cases creator, since my campaign Omnia: The Golden Age - We launched the first Carat Card Case X3 together and I'm very proud about that.

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

***One Lost Eden Case will be included for free in all the Prometheus's Boxes.

Atra Obolus coin

Atra Obolus is a 2" solid black nickel coin - made mainly for SINS 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. Prometheus's Box already include 2 coins.

Uncut sheets

An authentic uncut sheet of SINS 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, pledge +35€ (+50€ outside US) for a Mentis or Corpus and +65€ (+80€ outside US) for an Anima. If you want all of them, you can pledge just +110€ or +125€. If you want add an uncut sheet, send me a PM, so I can count how many I have to print!

Here are some extras for our supporters.

If you are a proud backer of SINS, you can support the project changing your profile image (Kickstarter or Socials) with your favourite Sin.

>> download the badges <<<

Background

For the ones who want the true knowledge.
For the ones who don’t fear anything.
For the ones who are hungry.
For the ones who fight back.
For the ones who dream too high.
For the crazy ones. For the rebels. For the lovers.
For the humans.

Turn your back to Eden, eat the Apple of Knowledge.

Symbology about the backs and the decks

The backs of SINS represents Eden, the place where the first Sin happened. 

In SINS Mentis, Eve was planning to eat the Apple of Knowledge, but she didn't actually do that - so Eden was bright. 

In SINS Corpus, Eve ate the Apple and she was banned. Without her and Adam, an eternal night fell on Eden. This means, chronologically, that SINS Corpus happened after SINS Mentis.

In SINS Anima, Adam and Eve realized they're the first two humans in the world. They are banned, frail and mortal. But after they ate the Apple, they also are full of self-knowledge. They became the first two dreamers. Eden is now empty and is red. Red like blood and hell fire - but also red like the heart, passion and life.

The three decks also represents the philosophy behind the name Thirdway Industries: thesis, antithesis, synthesis.

Additional Notes

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

Follow Thirdway Industries on the socials!

Printing company

I have chosen two possible companies for print SINS. One is Expert Playing Card Co, the producer of all my previous decks. The other is The United States Playing Card Company. Both are awesome companies who'll guarantee the best quality possible for SINS.

I will make my decision when the campaign will ends. There are some variables that may influence my choice, however I will guarantee that I will pick one of those two. Other companies are not an option for SINS.

SINS is designed in Italy by Giovanni Meroni. All rights reserved.

Risks and challenges

This is my sixth Kickstarter, I already printed Evil Deck, Delirium, Omnia and Dedalo. I produced more than 25,000 decks with 12 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.

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

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    SINS CORPUS

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    *EARLY BIRD* SINS LIMITED TRIDENT

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    FOUR SINS

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    SINS HALF BRICK

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    *EARLY BIRD* SINS DOUBLE TRIDENT

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    *EARLY BIRD* PROMETHEUS'S BOX

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    PROMETHEUS'S BOX

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