Jolly Roger Kraken Epic Playing Cards

Created by Jody Eklund

A completely custom deck of playing cards with illustrations depicting fictional pirate characters lore.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Has Started!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 08:32:12 PM

Great News! Your rewards are shipping out NOW!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

My apologies for the small delay. I was finalizing all of the shipping details and making sure everything was set. If you have any questions about tracking, I tried to answer them below. If I did not cover your question, please don't hesitate to message me. 

I hope you all enjoy your holiday and you receive your Krakens with great joy :)

Where Can I Find My Tracking Number?

I will be collecting tracking numbers and putting them into BackerKit. Once they are placed into your survey, you will receive a tracking notification.

Why is it taking so long for my package to arrive?

Please allow at least 2 weeks from the time you receive the tracking notification before you contact me regarding any lost reward package.

Remember, customs can delay delivery at anytime, so I usually give it 2 months before deciding to reship a lost package. Also, there is nothing I can do to speed up delivery or find out where a package is in transit any better than you can. If you package has taken longer than two weeks to get to you, please be patient.

The tracking system is not always reliable

A lot of times, a postal carrier might forget to scan a barcode, which causes the tracking to become useless. This happens many times from the very beginning and your tracking will say, “Label created, awaiting carrier pickup”. And, it stays like this for the duration, never being updated. You don’t have to worry, your package has been shipped, but unfortunately you can’t track it. Believe me, this happens a lot.

Please don’t leave a comment about shipping issues, damages or missing packages and expect your issue to be worked on. You will need to message me before I can start working on your issue.

Here’s to receiving your rewards soon and may your enjoyment be glorious. Please share your joy with others by leaving a comment.

Thank you all again for your awesome support!

Jody Eklund

Production Finishing Soon!
2 months ago – Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 12:12:12 AM

Production will be completing soon, within the next couple of weeks. I am currently getting everything ready for fulfillment.

Fulfillment should be 2 weeks from the time the production has completed. I will send out another message when it starts.

Finish Your Surveys!

In the meantime, I need you all to finish up your surveys if you have not done so already. I will be finalizing the surveys in the next 48 hrs. After that, all surveys will be locked. You will not be able to change your address once the 48 hrs are up.

Credit Cards will be Charged

After the 48 hours, I will be charging credit cards for all of the backers who have added on additional items or were dropped from the Kickstarter campaign. Be sure the credit card you used for the addition are up to date and will not cause you to lose out on your rewards or add-ons. For those who did not add to their rewards through BackerKit and have filled out your survey, you are all set to go.

Thank you all again for your awesome support!

Jody Eklund

Kickstarter Funds In/BackerKit Surveys going out
3 months ago – Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 12:38:45 AM

Hey everyone!

The Kickstarter funds are in the bank and the BackerKit Surveys will be coming to you shortly. You should be getting your surveys today or tomorrow sometime.

For the 34 backers that were dropped from the project, no worries, you will still have the chance to recover your pledges. That is the beauty of using BackerKit after Kickstarter.

BackerKit Surveys/Add-ons

This is where you are able to officially add to your pledges and fill in your shipping address. Many have wondered about their add-ons and how you will be able to be sure to get them. No fear! BackerKit is here.

In order to start production and to ship your Rewards, a few things need to happen.

  •  First,  Kickstarter has transfer over the funds on Monday so I can get your rewards made.
  •  Second I have to find out where I need to ship the pledges. I will be sending the BackerKit surveys out to collect this information in the next couple of days. It is important that when you receive the survey, you get it back to me as quickly as you can.

You do not need to make a login and password to fill out your survey, just fill it out and you’re all good to go! If you want to go back to review your info, just click on the link in your email again or input your email into our project page for another survey link.

If you prefer, you can just message me your info, but I STRONGLY SUGGEST using BackerKit as you will have the opportunity to add ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS on to your current pledge and help me make the shipping process SEAMLESS! This will help out this project tremendously, and help me get your rewards out to you quicker!

If you used Facebook to login to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email you prefer it to be sent to, please message us.

Errored and dropped pledges

It is common for a few backers' pledges to fail to collect at the project's deadline. 

Any pledge that did not get fixed within the 7 days that Kickstarter allotted has been "dropped." If the Kickstarter process reveals any fraudulent activity, these pledges will also become "dropped".

No worries, you will get a chance to recover your Kickstarter pledge.

 Thank you all again for your awesome support! 


WE ARE FUNDED!!! What's Next?
4 months ago – Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 04:03:08 AM

We Are Funded!

A huge THANK YOU! You all are AWESOME! Again we have done it. It took us 20 days but we are here. I am so excited to see these bad boys completed!

Here Are The Final Counts

Here are the numbers for all you collectors out there who really want to know the final counts:

  • Kickstarter raised: $68,278
  • Backer Count: 661

Production Order Count: These are the numbers I am giving to the production managers.

  • Kraken Parley STANDARD Deck - 300
  • Kraken Calypso FULL FOIL Edition - 300
  • Kraken Coxswain GILDED Edition - 70
  • Kraken Signature Set - 1500
  • Kraken Trio - 300
  • Kraken Metal Card - 260
  • Kraken Calypso FULL FOIL Uncut Sheet - 25

What's Next?

  • The BackerKit Surveys are coming in 14 days: I will be sending out an update when I deliver your surveys. Please fill out the surveys and get it back to me as soon as possible or else I can not send your rewards since I won't have your address. I will also send out instructions for fulling out your surveys.
  • Playing Card Production has already started!
  • Production ends in November
  • Gilding Ends: Beginning of December
  • Shipping Starts: In January, at the latest February

Of course these are all estimates. I will be sending out regular updates in the next couple of months to keep you all up to date.

Failed payments

In the next 14 days Kickstarter will be processing your credit cards. Sometimes your card fails. This happens for all my projects. It's normal. Most of the time it is due to expired cards.

If your pledge is good, you will get a confirmation email. If not, Kickstarter will help you with an email saying that the pledge was not collected and should guide you through the process of fixing the issue.

You have one week to fix it. If Kickstarter does not collect the pledge during this time, it will drop you from the project.

No Worries Though...

BACKERKIT TO THE RESCUE! I am using BackerKit this time around, which will allow you to recover your failed Kickstarer pledge. You will be able to fix your survey in a couple of weeks.

When you complete your survey, you will be able to:

  • Confirm the accuracy of what you pledge for
  • Add-on to your pledge (All prices are the same)
  • Enter your shipping address
  • Fix your payment if it did not work with Kickstarter

Thank you all again for being such awesome supporters.


Uncut Sheets Now Available as Add-Ons
4 months ago – Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 09:29:47 PM

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

I just released the Calypso Full Foil Uncut sheets. Only 25 will be pulled from production before the cut phase. These are great for display purposes.

They will be placed in a round tube before fulfillment.

The frame is not included.

The Jolly Roger has been going great! Thank you all for your support of this Campaign. We have only about 6 days left before this part of our journey ends. 


Jody Eklund