The Planets: Mercury [1 of 8] Playing Cards

Created by David Goldklang

A deck of Stellar Playing Cards — Vanda Artists Series designed by Srdjan Vidakovic.

Raised in Kickstarter
$72,307.00 / 913 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$1,986.00 / 650 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

LE sets now available + live stream prototype viewing
11 months ago – Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 09:37:17 PM

LE sets released for backing

Okay guys, the upgrade period has ended and there are a few spots available to grab a full LE set. At the moment there are 17 spots in the LE1+ tier (1 full set of LE & SE decks) and 2 spots in the LE2+ tier (2 full sets of LE & SE decks). All backers are now approved to back these tiers (you do not need to be a current LE tier backer). These won't last long so act quickly!

Prototype demo on live stream


This Saturday at 10:30am PST (approximately 48 hours from now), I will be hosting a live stream on Kickstarter to show you how cool these tuckboxes look when they're shimmering in the light. I also have an uncut proof sheet from USPC of the deck and it looks awesome. I will answer any questions you share on the chat during the stream as well. Mark your calendars to come join the event and please share this link with your friends on social media.

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Single LE backers: upgrade to full LE set! + Double Black deck
11 months ago – Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 12:58:13 AM

Today I have good news for many of you:

I've been listening to requests from many people and am happy to announce that if you are currently a backer of either the $30 tier (1LE + 1SE) or the $59 tier (2LE + 2SE), you now have the option to upgrade to full LE sets of all 8 planet decks. 

Please read these important details:

  • If you are a 1LE + 1SE backer you can only upgrade to the LE1+ tier ($230). If you are a 2LE+2SE backer you can only upgrade to the LE2+ tier ($440).
  • Make sure you read the specific details in the new tier (shipping cost is not included in the pledge & you are scheduled to receive the decks in December 2018).
  • I have a list of current backers in both tiers mentioned above. I will be auditing all backers who sign up for the new tier to make sure they are eligible (must have already been signed up for an LE tier).
  • The upgrade tiers will be available until 9/29 when they will be locked down a couple days before the campaign ends.
  • The $30 and $59 tiers are now locked to prevent new backers from taking open spots. They will be unlocked after the upgrade tiers are locked to allow any last minute cancellations / sign-ups in the final couple days. No additional LE decks will be made available.

Please contact me with any questions.

Also, a quick mention about another cool playing card Kickstarter that's running right now: Bicycle Double Black Classic Playing Cards. They are very slick looking and even have a waterproof version.

As always, thank you for your support! -David

Add-ons available + Lunatica
11 months ago – Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:41:13 AM

Well, we're getting close to the end of the campaign with only 5 days left! If you haven't yet, please share this project on Facebook, Instagram, and wherever else you have friends who might be interested.

Add-ons are now available!

You can now add on SE decks and/or uncut sheets to your pledge. To do this, just manage your pledge and increase the total amount to include costs for extra decks or uncut sheets by the amounts shown in the image below. If you have questions, just send me a message.

You will be able to specify what you've added on through BackerKit after the campaign ends and you can also add on decks and uncut sheets at that point as well.

Limited Edition deck availability...

Good news for those of you who wanted to get some LE decks but missed the looks like there will be some available spots in the full set LE tiers. I will open these up to all backers near the end of the project. Stay tuned for an update with more details.

Lunatica Playing Cards

Please check out this awesome deck of cards that is now live on Kickstarter, created by artist Giovanni Meroni of Thirdway Industries. Four amazing decks with cool neon colors and gorgeous artwork!


Thanks yet again for your support and enthusiasm—I can't wait to watch the final days of the campaign and get these decks printed and shipped out to you all!


Halfway through stats + cool space map prints
11 months ago – Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:17:41 AM

Happy Wednesday!

We are now about halfway through the 3 weeks of this campaign and I wanted to share a quick update on the project stats...

  • Total pledged: $43,578 (241% of goal)
  • Backers: 631
  • Mercury decks pledged for so far: 1400
  • Backers who pre-ordered full Planets set(s): 136
  • Days left in campaign: 11

More cool stats & charts can be found on Kicktraq

I also wanted to share another cool planets/space-themed project by govy that I think you might like to check out. I backed one of their previous projects and got a super cool bronze memento of the solar system coordinate map on a special date...

SpaceTime Coordinates Color Art Prints - get a cool print of the solar system map from any date you want to commemorate.

That's all for now. Thanks again! -David

Almost funded + full set now available!
11 months ago – Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:25:31 PM

Greetings all!

First, I want to say thank you for all your support of this project—we're 2 days in and very very close to reaching the funding goal. I'm incredibly excited that so many people are as enthusiastic about this series as I am!

Now for some good news...

Many of you have requested the option to pre-order the entire series of 8 decks in order to save on shipping costs. I am happy to announce that you can now do exactly that. I've added 7 new reward tiers that include full sets of The Planets.

Important notes about these tiers:

  • Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
  • This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.
  • You will still be able to add on additional items after the campaign up to the fulfillment date. This can include additional Standard Edition decks, uncut sheets, and a few other fun items that haven't been announced yet.

If you have any questions, please send me a message or post a comment on the project page.

Lastly, please share this project with your friends so we can make sure everyone gets a chance to order this amazing series!

Thanks so much! -David