Luminosity Playing Cards - Inspired by Norse Mythology

Created by Jody Eklund

A Norse Inspired deck of playing cards that reveals an allegory depicting the age-old conflict between good and evil.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

SOVEREIGN NOW LIVE!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:03:55 PM

Hi everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying your Luminosity decks. How about a new project? Please check out:

Sovereign Exquisite Playing Cards

Click Here to PLEDGE NOW!

Thank you for your awesome support!

Jody

LUMINOSITY IS DONE!
3 months ago – Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 08:56:39 PM

Great News Everyone! 

Luminosity has been fulfilled! I hope for those who have received their rewards, that you are enjoying them right now, I sure am! I am so pleased with the quality of these decks. It has been my most epic production yet. Many of you have expressed your love for your rewards and I want to thank you for taking the time to let me know your thoughts through your messages and comments. MUCH APPRECIATED!

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING!

Many are excited about my next project. I have been working on Sovereign feverishly and will be launching on Kickstarter January 14, 2020. If you would like to see what I have in store, I will be giving a sneak peek in a couple weeks through my newsletter. 

If you have not signed up for my newsletter yet, be sure to CLICK HERE! to receive an email. I promise not to spam your inbox, but I might tempt you or remind you about some GREAT DEALS on my website: https://blackinkplayingcards.com every once in awhile.

Now, I know there are still some who have not received their decks and there are those who have issues with their shipments. I want to give you some information about that.

I will also be showing my process for creating and some great pictures of my latest creations through Social Media:

Waiting for Your Package?

So, if you have received an email that your package was sent a few weeks ago and have not received your reward, my guess is you are outside the U.S. The reason I say that, most of the complaints I get about not receiving their reward is usually from International backers. 

So, why is that? There can be many reasons for that, but probably the main reason is CUSTOMS. For some reason, some packages get flagged during customs and there is a wait for the backer. Some countries are more strict than others. 

l only ask that you be patient. I have seen packages arrive sometimes 30+ days later. I will say this, if you have not received your package by January 1, 2020 please message me through Kickstarter and I will make sure you get your reward. I apologize for the inconvenience, but there is nothing I can do to speed up your shipment. Between the time it leaves our hands to getting to yours, we are both at the mercy of the post office.

Issues with Your Shipments

Ok, this is something that has been an issue for me ever since I started creating on Kickstarter. When a backer makes a claim about a problem with the package that I have sent them, there is not much of a way for me to know if their claim is valid. It usually costs me more than you think to resend a replacement, so in the past couple of years, I have had to create a policy that will help us out. 

Here is what you need to do to make a claim about an issue with what I send to you. Two things:

  •  Take a picture of the package that your reward has been sent in from all sides. (VERY IMPORTANT!) 
  • Take a picture of all that your have received along with the issue you are claiming.

Send pictures to admin@blackinkplayingcards.com

Note: If you have thrown away your outside package and you are claiming damage to your reward, I can't promise you will receive a replacement.

One last thing, the people at Gambler Warehouse are probably the best shippers I have ever seen. There are times when I have to go through 3 boxes of bubble wrap and packaging material just to get to my item. 

Thank you all for such a great project. Thank you for your awesome support. I hope to be able to continue to make epic artwork for you.

Sincerely,

Jody

Post Kickstarter Update #12 Shipping Almost Done!
3 months ago – Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 10:05:43 PM

Hi everyone! 

International shipments are 100% complete!

Domestic shipments are 70% complete and should be complete by Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

It took them a little while to set everything up. We wanted to make sure we have as little problems as possible, so we took our time. 

If you have not received your tracking number, you will very soon. It takes a day or two for the tracking numbers to hit the system.

Please let me know what you all think of your rewards. I think you are going to be blown away :)

Cheers!

Jody

Post Kickstarter Update #11 Shipping to Begin Very Soon!
4 months ago – Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 12:52:27 AM

Great News! The shipping for Luminosity will begin next week. Yes, your long-anticipated Luminosity decks will be in your hands very soon.

PRODUCTION STATUS

COMPLETE

  • PLAYING CARDS  -   Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • 2 DECK CASES  -  Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • 12 DECK PACKAGING  -  Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • DEALER COINS  -  Production Finished -  [COMPLETE]

WORKING ON PRODUCTION

  • TUCK CASES  -   Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • GILDING  -  Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • ART BOOK  - Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]

NEXT STEP

ADDRESS LOCK DOWN - All addresses will be locked down within the next 48 hours. You will be receiving a final email that will allow you to change your address if you need too.

FINAL PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTION - I will be sending final payment for production and fulfillment by the beginning of next week.

FULFILLMENT BEGINS - Gambler's Warehouse will be shipping all of your rewards. It usually takes them about two weeks to finish fulfillment.

FULFILLMENT ENDS - I would say to give them until the middle of November to finish fulfillment and then by the end of November everyone should have received their rewards.

Thank you all for your patience. Trust me, it will be well worth your wait. I was finally able to see and feel the final production a couple of weeks ago at the 52 plus Joker Convention. I have to say, they looked and felt amazing.

SNEAK PEEK

So, I have been working on my next Kickstarter Playing Card Project. I want to give you all a sneak peek. This is something that I have not shown to anyone yet, so I hope you all feel honored. 

It's called "SOVEREIGN" I will be showing more through all my social media channels as November and December rolls along. If you have not already, be sure to follow all my social media channels:

Be sure to set your notifications to be alerted to my posts. My next project will be launching in January, so don't miss it.

Also, there will be a sequel project to Luminosity sometime next year called "UMBRA". Be on the look out for that.

Sincerely,

Jody Eklund

Post Kickstarter Update #10 Tuck Case Samples In!
5 months ago – Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 03:36:53 AM

Hey everyone, 

I just wanted to give you a quick update and show you some samples I received last week.

PRODUCTION STATUS

COMPLETE

  • PLAYING CARDS  -   Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • 2 DECK CASES  -  Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • 12 DECK PACKAGING  -  Production Finished  -  [COMPLETE]
  • DEALER COINS  -  Production Finished -  [COMPLETE]

WORKING ON PRODUCTION

  • TUCK CASES  -   SAMPLES ARE IN!  -  [WORKING]
  • GILDING  -  1 week left  -  [WORKING]
  • ART BOOK  - waiting for samples  -  [WORKING]

Our Hope is to have all production done in the next couple of weeks and fulfillment will start the end of this month and finish be the end of the month or shortly there-after.

SAMPLES

I hope you all like the photos. They feel and look amazing in person. I was able to get the soft-touch paper, so they are extra sweet! The samples don't show the embossing, but it will be there for the final.

As always, please message me if you have any questions or concerns.

Jody