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5.20.18 Open Portals

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In life there are portals everywhere. They open and close every day...some open when you are born and stay open your whole life, others may open only once and some you may never even know."

Open Portals Playing Cards

It feels like it's been a long time in the making and I am both nervous and excited to get Open Portals out into the world. After months of development it's now ready to be sharedFor those of you who have been patiently waiting now is your chance to pre-order a deck:

The Open Portals Kickstarter Campaign will launch on Monday, May 21st at 3PM Pacific Time!

You can view the campaign now and check out the different reward tiers before it launches.


**A limited amount of Open Portals "Early Backer" tiers will be available starting at only $15**

Open Portals is a fully illustrated 56 card deck and inventive multiplayer game.


The deck of cards is based on the classic poker sized playing card deck and can be used to play any card game, but Open Portals also comes with a 'how to open portals' manual that instructs players on how to play, with illustrated charts, instructions and a detailed back story. The game was created in collaboration with my brother Sean Eads. It starts by dealing each player a hand of fourteen cards. During this round players design their hand and decide a class of magic to build off of (pictured below).   

The Four Aces (images are subject to change) 

After the passing round, players begin summoning Gods. Each God has a unique action when played, that makes the game complex and ever changing  

Players then score points by opening portals of their corresponding magic (ace). The first player to open thirty six portals wins.  

 

There are beginner and advanced versions to the game that players can learn as they become more familiar with the game play. We are still finalizing the game play rules and design of the fold-out manual but will update the kickstarter soon!

the custom tuck box

The box will be made with the highest quality materials: Soft Touch Midnight Blue 100pt paper stock with gold embossments and an inner metallic gold lining.

Outside Custom Tuck Box Design

why get involved? 

Well, it's pretty great to be a part of something being created. And you're in on the ground level, which means not only will you be getting the first edition of everything, but you will also be getting everything at the lowest price it will ever be. The playing cards and the game are going to be of the highest quality, with as many aspects of the project as possible produced in my studio in Los Angeles.
 

So here's what you can find within this kickstarter:

rewards!

There are a lot of different items built into this kickstarter that you can pledge towards, which in turn helps the project get funded and also gets you something really cool.
 
*‍**The Open Portals Playing Cards are built into all pledges over $20!***
All pledges over $100 will come with the four stickers!

 

$5 The Time Magician - (1) sticker of one of the four aces. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

$10 The Light Magician - Sticker Pack: (4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

The Four Aces as 2.5" square stickers
The Four Aces as 2.5" square stickers

$22 OPEN PORTALS! - Open Portals Playing Cards 

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the with the How To Open Portals manual. 

 

$40 The Small God - one 5x7 screenprint + Open Portals

(1) 5x7 limited edition three color screenprint of a God on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold layer, Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

$42 The Love Magician - Gods of Love Tee + Open Portals 

The Gods of Love screenprinted on a white tee

(1) Gods of Love  screenprinted cotton blend white tee

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

$45 The Natural Magician - Ace of Spades Embroidered Cap +Open Portals 

Embroidered 'Ace of Spades' cap

1) three color custom embroidered 'dad cap'

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

Custom Embroidered Detail
 

$70 God of Time 3 SMALL God Prints  + Open Portals 

(3) 5x7 limited edition four color screenprints of three Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual. 

$100 God of Worlds Limited Edition LARGE 20x28 Gods of Love OR God of Time Art Print + Open Portals 

(1) 20 x 28 limited edition four color screenprint of a God on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual. 

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

$130 God of Dreams 6 SMALL God Prints  + Open Portals 

Six of the Twelve God Prints

Six of the Twelve God Prints

(6) 5x7 limited edition four color screenprint of six Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual. 

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

$175 God of Stars  Uncut sheet set + Open Portals

Uncut Sheet (mock up)

Uncut Sheet (mock up)

(1) Uncut sheet set of all 56 playing cards printed by the USPCC.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

$200 God of Time Limited Edition Gods of Love AND God of Time Art Prints + Open Portals 

Two 20" x 28" limited edition screenprints

Two 20" x 28" limited edition screenprints

(2) 20 x 28 limited edition four color screenprints of both Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual. 

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

$250 God of Synchronicity 12 SMALL Gods Prints in Archival Box + Open Portals

(12) 5x7 limited edition four color screenprints of all Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces.

$500 God of Light Everything in this kickstarter!

(1) deck of 56 illustrated playing cards in a custom tuck box printed by the USPCC with the How To Open Portals manual.

(12) 5x7 limited edition four color screenprints of all Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(2) 20 x 28 limited edition four color screenprints of both Gods on archival paper, hand signed and numbered and finished with a metallic gold border. Screenprinted in our studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the kickstarter campaign you will be sent a survey to select your print choice.

(1) Uncut sheet of all 56 playing cards printed by the USPCC.

(1) Ace of Spades Embroidered Cap

(1) Gods of Love Tee

(4) 2.5" square stickers of the four aces. 

special thanks

This project would not have been possible without the people who have helped bring it to life. 

Special thanks to Sean Eads for developing Open Portals the Game and scoring the campaign video, Jackson Kroopf for filming and editing the video, Cal Tabuena-Frolli, Andres Zavala, Camille Wong, Allison Young, for producing the screenprints and other products and to everyone involved in the game focus groups including but not limited to Jerome Byron-Hord, Hana Ward, Paul Eads, Mindy Eads, Beau Roffman.

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