Póstumo is the creation of Obsidian Abnormal and Darren J. Gendron, mixing playing cards with zombie inspirations. It's printed on Bicycle-grade paper from the USPC.
We remixed the suits into spades, clubs, hearts and brains, taking literal representations of each. Spades are now actual shovels, while clubs are shown as bats and other blunt objects. Hearts take on a fleshy connotation. Diamonds are replaced by the most valuable thing to a zombie - BRAINS.
The font is specially designed for Póstumo by Obsidian, creating a distressed and fleshed interpretation of Garamond. The final versions of each card have up to 10 different illustrations of brains, clubs, spades or hearts.
Face cards harken back to their classic medieval roots, with Kings, Queens and Knights rising from the dead to fill full houses.
We're working with Chessex to create these dice, which are being sold in sets of four (one of each design per set). They're 16mm d6s, with the design replacing the "6" pip.
We're dubbing them Brain Chips. They're 11.5-gram composite chips hot-stamped with gold inlays. Note: Sets of 100 chips will come with 25 of each color. Sets of 300 chips will come with 100 white, 100 red, 50 blue and 50 black chips.
You can now add one chip of each color by adding only $4 to any backer level $9 or higher!
The Screen Print:
Note: The screen prints will be done on 100 lb paper and will measure 18 inches by 24 inches.
And here's O working on the Jack of Hearts:
900% - MET! Upgrading the deck to Bicycle-grade paper and USPC printing.
2,000% - Alternate "Red Back" deck of cards.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
We’re tackling the risk on this project in four tiers. First, we’re making the art. Currently, we’re 90% done with all cards, logos and boxes. We will be print-ready be the close of the campaign.
Second, there’s the minimum funding. We’re working with the USPC to print this on Bicycle-grade paper. We've currently reached that minimum funding, but would like to improve the deck, and also offer an LE deck.
Third is the actual production. Along with the deck printer, we’re also in talks with manufacturers of dice, poker chips, poster printers and custom tables. We can fulfill any and all rewards and on schedule.
Finally, it’s about sending out the rewards. We chose February 2013 as our delivery date because some of the rewards can take up to two months to create, and then there’s still time waiting on the items to be shipped (hot-stamping poker chips is a particularly time-consuming process). We also have a lot of experience in ramping up our infrastructure to handle a massive amount of orders.