Vivid Kingdoms Playing Cards, King's Blood Edition
Vivid Kingdoms playing cards, King's Blood Edition by Ten Hundred. This deck is a piece of art from beginning to end.
This deck launched on Kickstarter back in 2021 with a goal of $10,000... not only was it fully funded in only 3 minutes but was 21,438% funded with a whopping total of $2,143,826 pledged!
Ten Hundred, the artist behind the deck, documented the entire project on YouTube and let the audience collaborate on different design and direction decisions for the deck, helping create this unique piece of art.
The King's Blood edition features a blood-orange colored tuck and back design on the cards. While the Kickstarter campaign hit a "stretch goal" of numbered foil seals for these decks, mine had a regular sticker seal. Maybe I didn't have the right pledge for it, or it was overlooked (there were a lot of orders, after all). Either way, the deck looks great.
Also exclusive to the King's Blood edition was a special ad card that has an overview of all of the stats from the Kickstarter campaign rather than a double backer like the original edition. The Jokers also have a different design, and instead of a duplicate Jack of Spades there is a duplicate King of Hearts -- perhaps to go with the whole "king's blood" motif.
There's so much going on in this deck, typing it out won't do it justice. Check out the original Kickstarter campaign for a brief overview, or the Deck Review I have below for up-close visuals of each card!
The deck consists of 56 cards:
- 52 playing cards
- The Jack of Spades has a card reveal on it!
- Two non-identical jokers
- One duplicate King of Hearts (get it, "King's Blood" Edition!)
- One illustrated ad card that shows all of the stats from the deck's Kickstarter campaign
This deck was originally available via a Kickstarter campaign that was fully-funded in 2021.