We are glad to announce our newest project “Heroes of the Nations”. Considering the popularity of fantasy style movies and computer games nowadays, I believe this genre will appeal to many of you. For 2 years we have been creating the heroes of 4 races and we believe the deck that we've created is a small masterpiece. We hope you will appreciate it as much as we do! Given the ambition of this project, we are making the deck of a high quality, and planning to have it printed by the famous USPCC. It will be a limited edition deck. We are planning to make 2 colors of decks, the dark and the light, consisting of 52 standard playing cards.
Our lead artist Oleg Shapkin used an original painting technique to create this deck. The images were drawn with watercolor pencils and clarified with gouache titanium dioxide pigments. The artist had drawn all of the smallest details, ornaments, letters, suits and symbols by hand and only after that the designer continued the work.
Our friends, having learned of our idea, were happy to pose with imitation weapons in hand. One of the most dynamic paintings is The Powerful Kong and the Dark-skinned Warrior – Hero.
The combination of 2 suits in the dark deck. We have managed to find the perfect tone of red and black in order to color match the images. It gives the better perception of the whole deck
The Joker is able to appear in any way during the game, reincarnation magic – wizard
We intentionally used obscure colors to design the deck in order to add a feeling of mystery. The images on the back of the cards have a complex plot structure and portray the battles and fantasy characters
We wanted to show the tragic nature of the characters. The Joker is a magical and unusual character, who can appear as a comic or mysterious character. The beauty of the figures, bodies and interweaving of emotions. It's a powerful and complicated card. We have spent a lot of time working on it and I believe it's one of the best cards in the deck
As an experiment, we've put Joker on the back of the box, which is quite unusual, so we have decided to create 2 different decks
The deck on the black background looks impressive
The sticker on the box
We're also offering the original paintings, created by the artist for this project. The originals will be sent only as valuable parcels in a hard tube, with the personal signature of the artist. All paintings are the same price - $350 each. They are all different sizes, and their number is limited - only 20 pieces
The details of the drawings can be better seen with magnifying, you can see the fine details of the picture, the style and technique of our artist. Take a look at the strong features of the warrior!
The copies of the paintings are printed on the textured paper using the solvent plotter with a high resolution of 1440 dpi - really close to the original. The finished work is retouched by designer and signed by the artist. The price starts at $75 for 4 paintings (your choice).
I've set the stretching goals to produce the 4 types of decks that are considered necessary and desirable for collectors and supporters of this project.
- (DARK DECK). The first deck, the dark deck, is my favorite mysterious deck with a pleasant, soft low-key background. It's the first deck to be printed by USPCC.We need to reach $9,5K
- (LIGHT DECK). The second deck is both simply and easy to use, especially given the small size of the cards. To start it's production, we need to achieve - $18K total funding
- (GOLD DARK DECK). The third deck is notable for the box trimmed with gold foil and embossed elements. This will give the deck a modern luxurious feel, while maintaining the antique origin I would love our supporters to hold this deck in the hands as an expensive gift. To start the production the amount of the collected funds should be - $30K
-SILVER LIGHT DECK The box will be trimmed with the silver foil and embossed with the stamp. Many classify the silver as a purest tint, so I could not left it out! To start the production we need to reach $40K
We understand all the difficulties that arise when printing images in the print shop. Therefore, all the images in the project are the conceptual visualization of the final product. The final product may differ from the images provided in the Kickstarter project. We hope for your understanding.
You can order these original designer wooden Skull Dice for $15/pair without shipping cost. Payment can be made through the PAY\PAL
You can order these original designer aluminum T-Dice for $20-30/pair without shipping cost. Payment can be made through the PAY\PAL
Thank you to our amazing backers!
Risks and challenges
With experience of building projects, I will apply a more efficient process of moving to allow the project "Heroes of the Nations" to be a successful campaign. Of course there may be unforeseen circumstances in production, so I put the delivery date is conservative. Also we are ready to solve the problem with each of you to complete mutual agreement.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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