Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

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Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby Skymember Presents » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:34 am  

Hi Fellow Cards Lovers,

Finix here behalf of Skymember Presents would like to share with you our signature playing cards "Olympians." As per name stated, the playing cards theme is based on Greek mythology. It is more than a deck. A true masterpiece from the mind of Austin Ho. Over 5 years in making, at last, we are proud and excited to bring you all "Olympians." We will launch our very first Kickstarter campaign in this week! With your all support, we firmly believe our project will come to the life. We will share everything during the campaign. From the design concept to illustration to production even the story of the theme. We hope you guys will love it as much as we do.

The availability for this playing cards is set as ULTRA LIMITED. We will not sell this or distribute this playing cards to any parties even the campaign is succeeding. Only available via Kickstarter. So far, this is what I can share with you guys right now. Below I had attached some photos for you guys. Remember to tune in for more! We will reveal everything during the campaign.

Disclaimer: The featured deck(not include tuck case) in the photos were prototype decks from Make Playing Cards. Therefore, the final product will have HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY. We will reveal the color code used in this playing cards during the campaign so you guys can expect what the actual color would be.

Overview:
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Fully customized tuck case. Everything starts from scratch. Featuring CURIOUS METALLICS CHOCOLATE paper; one of the highest quality paper.
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Featuring 3 metallics color on the back.
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There is a simple way to decorate your desk.
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Are you a follower of Apollo?
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Or a follower of Artemis?
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GIF: Why borderless?
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Regards,
Finix Chan
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby RichK » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:54 am  

What is the back design supposed to be? Are Apollo and Artemis the Jokers? It's 2018 too so why not change the date?

Who will be printing these? And if they are ULTRA LIMITED why have a Kickstarter when anyone can pledge for a deck unless the cost per deck will be so high and you print a small amount.

Sounds like you are trying to hype these up in my opinion, sorry.
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby Skymember Presents » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:39 pm  

Hi RichK,

Thank you for letting us know your thoughts! No apologizes is need! We appreciated your feedback.

What is the back design supposed to be?
There is a story behind this playing cards and yes we will share the story during the campaign. We will present them in Kickstarter where their presentation platform is really good.

Are Apollo and Artemis the Jokers?
Yes! Apollo and Artemis are the jokers meanwhile they are part of court cards too! Curious about it? The full story will be shared during the campaign!

It's 2018 too so why not change the date?
That is really good questions. Although we initially thoughts to revise the years however we stick back to 2017. Reason being is, Olympians playing cards was voted as our signature among our achieve in 2017.

Who will be printing these?
USPCC.

If they are ULTRA LIMITED why have a Kickstarter when anyone can pledge for a deck unless the cost per deck will be so high and you print a small amount.
This is a very interesting question and I definitely need to give you a clear and reasonable answer. With our current relationship with Murphy's Magic Supplies, we can easily get our decks to be produced and distributed by them. No need to go with Kickstarter. And yes, we have two playing cards Multiverse and Blood Amber which were produced by USPCC and will be released in early March and April with Murphy's Magic. These playing cards no need involve Kickstarter.

Why Olympians was voted as our signature series among our achieve in 2017 is because of the art and the story. Every drawing and design has it meaning. It has a VERY INTERESTING STORY. For us it more than a deck. A true masterpiece. To be honest, as many people know the cost per deck itself is not expensive. It roughly the same no matter which printer would be. However, what makes us need to go with Kickstarter is quantity. With the strong competition among the printer, the minimum order quantity of the deck itself was reduced to 1000. Here, we don't have the big issue. What makes us struggling is the box manufacturing and the artbook.

-To optimize the elegant of the box, we decided to proceed with Curious Metallics Chocolate. If you are not in the printing industries, you hard to imagine how special this paper is. This paper is ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY however, the difficulty and failure rate to print with this paper is really high. E.g. by printing 1500 unit, the printer needs to print 2500 unit as during the productions there will have many failure products. This is also one of the reasons why so many manufacturers refuse to print with this paper. With god blessing, we found a manufacturer in Malaysia where they can do it. However, it is so expensive as if we want to print 2500 unit, they have to charge us 4000 unit fee.
Following by the tuck case design. The tuck case is not standard tuck case. It is FULLY CUSTOMIZED. The tuck case layout is originally from the mind of Austin Ho. His full time is working as printing specialist. With his rich experiences, he successfully developed a unique tuck case. With such unique layout, a mold is required. This will increase the cost of production dramatically.
-The decks will be printed by USPCC and the tuck case will be printed in Malaysia. Therefore, we need to import the decks from the USA then repack them then only can shipping back. This will increase the cost per deck.

-Above is not critical enough. We will publish Olympians artwork in HARDCOVER! The artworks are the original design and it is different with the playing cards. In the artbook, Austin shares the story behind the court cards and the ace. Printing book is different with playing cards. We have no idea what the demand is. The production fee for the book is really expensive, especially it is hardcover and even the papers in the artwork book are metallic paper! It is not only expensive but also there is minimum order quantity need to fulfill. Although it is so expensive, however, we still wish every pledger will get themselves an artbook, therefore we will reduce the hardcover artbook price where it will be affordable for everyone. It is really good! Here I had attached an image where you will have some idea what kind of artwork we will including. With the crowdfunding from you all, we can get offset the expenses from either party. To be an example, if the artbook doesn't have much demand we can use the profits from the decks to cover the productions for the artbook.

After long explanations, I hope you will have an idea what we are doing. What I can say is, we will share everything on Kickstarter. We hope you all will enjoy them and support us! We hope Olympians Playing Cards will deserve a place in your heart! Once again, Thank You!

Feel free to ask if you have any questions. I will try my best to reply asap.

Link to the artwork draft https://ibb.co/jWhTgS
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby RichK » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:06 pm  

Thanks for your well explained response. I'll look for the Kickstarter when you launch.
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby Skymember Presents » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:46 pm  

You are welcome! Thank you for your warm support.
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 am  

I like what I see so far. I would like to see more soon. You have my curiosity.
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Re: Olympians: Skymember's 2017 signature Playing Cards.

Unread postby Skymember Presents » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:42 am  

Hi Rapylatassu,

Thank you for showing interested! We appreciated your kind words. Follow us on IG @skymember_presents for more info! We will post daily until we launch them. Trust me, you will definitely like this more and feel our passion for this project after reading the full story.

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