This special edition of the Masquerade playing cards has an exclusive printed tuck and is limited to 200 decks available within the Kickstarter campaign. The full run of this tuck was 1000. 800 Decks are being reserved for the JDRF-Central PA Chapter, a prestigious Gala that benefits individuals with Type-1 Diabetes. The event is being held in Hershey, PA on April 14th, 2018.
NOTE: The remaining 200 decks are all that will be available! Once they're gone...they're gone! Limited to ONE deck per pledge and WILL NOT be available as add-ons.
The Federal 52 2nd Edition is a hybrid of both the original Federal 52 court card set and art work (that was featured in the Federal 52, Gold Certificate, and Silver Certificate decks) and the art work of the Reserve Note decks. In this edition, I have taken my favorite artistic elements of the entire Federal 52 series and created an entirely new and unique deck of playing cards.
This project includes the end of the Draconian series that I started a few years ago - the Draconian WIGHT Deck. After watching the latest season of Game of Thrones, and seeing the amazing storyline play out, I was immediately inspired to do a white / ice version of my Draconian design. Upon receiving the prototype Cards and Physical Proof Tuck Box, I was thrilled by that choice!!
The Draconian WIGHT Tuck Box will be printed on a premium Matte stock + PANTONE Black + PANTONE Grey + UV Spot Ink + Blue FOIL. The clear UV Spot Ink on the white dragon scales is extremely cool in person! The UV Spot Ink also covers all of the Black elements on the Tuck, and it really helps the Black pop. And as you would expect, the Blue FOIL is a true attention getter. I've designed over 50 different Tuck Boxes in the last 6 years, and the Draconian WIGHT Tuck Box is one of the coolest I've ever created, or seen!!
The Back Card for the WIGHT Deck features a borderless optical illusion design formed from Dragon Scales. The Face Cards feature random fire / crackle fissures of Blue over a subtle light grey background. The fissures are also incorporated into the designs of the PIPs, Courts, Ace heros and Jokers. The Classic Courts are flanked with the Dragon scales spiral-shaped designs. Everything comes together to create a cool look that is also very playable!
The Draconian WIGHT Deck will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co., with their TAIWAN PRINTER (and with their Classic Finish). The Classic Finish is a softer and slicker paper. It's more comparable to a vintage Bicycle Deck. This will be my fourth time printing with Legends Playing Cards.
My newest project is a 3 Deck Set that includes a new version of my popular Dragon-inspired design (the Draconians), and a pair of all new designs - the Knights Decks. ALL Decks, AND the 3-Deck Case for the Kickstarter-Exclusive GILDED Set, will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co., with their TAIWAN PRINTER (and with their Classic Finish).
I've always been a fan of Fantasy literature. Some of my favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and Raymond E. Feist. The original Draconians were a nod to the captivating Dragons in their stories. I think of the Knights Decks as spinoff designs of the Draconians. They're the brave Knights that risk life and limb to protect their lands from the dangerous Dragons!
The Draconian Wildfire Deck exudes the energy of an intense green fire. The Tuck Box will be printed on a premium soft-touch smooth paper stock. The printing features on the Tuck includes Green FOIL, PANTONE Grey and a UV Spot Ink overlay (and an Embossing Stretch Goal). For a closer look, here's a link to the Draconian Wildfire Tuck flat.
The Draconian's Back Card features a Borderless optical illusion design formed from Dragon Scales. The Face Cards feature random fire / crackle fissures of Green over a full-bleed Black background. The fissures are also incorporated into the designs of the PIPs, Courts, Ace heros and Jokers. The Classic Courts are flanked with the Dragon scales spiral-shaped designs. Everything comes together to create a cool look that is also very playable! More images of the Draconian Wildfire Cards can be found at the bottom of this project page (including the Jokers).