Back in July we announced that The Winter Deck would be coming soon to Kickstarter. After believing the deck would launch in August, the deck's creator Ultramarine Designs finally launched the playing card project on September 16th. The project has a goal of $15,000 and will cease funding in 29 days on October 16th - exactly one month after launch. Although the deck was designed and created in Russia, the project is based out of the US with most of the rewards also shipping out of the US. The Winter Deck will be printed by The United States Playing Company and if funded is scheduled to ship in January 2014.
Ultramarine Designs is also offering a special edition non-USPCC plastic backer deck, which will be produced in Russia. The special aspect of this deck is that for $215 you can be drawn as one of the court cards.
The artwork, which was "inspired by freezing tribal images of northern winter," has not changed much since we first featured the project in the summer. The back design has been refined since the original post as seen in the image below. Here is a look at The Winter Deck:
Ultramarine Designs has launched a Facebook page to follow updates as well as other news from the company.