EPHEMERID Playing cards . Precious Metal edition

Created by Mr Cup

GOLD/SILVER/COPPER edition of the EPHEMERID playing cards, with precious metal coins and dices. With an ultimate box set edition.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New backs and jokers design : the survey
17 days ago – Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 10:43:42 PM

I agree that such important questions deserves a better vision of the results. So I created, as suggested, a survey, please took the time to answer it. 


Only the results of this survey will help me to make the final decision. The problem is that instagram is all my followers, not the support of this project. But for your information the results there after 24 hours are : 

Backs design : Stars 44% / Pips 56%

Jokers : Pips 18% / Illustrations 82%

Thanks for support and enjoy your day.

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

There and back again : the creation and the production
18 days ago – Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 02:10:18 AM

Anyone who has ever started a Kickstarter project will tell you: there is what you have planned, and there is what you can really do. For the moment, I can just tell you that there is a small change of plan, which is slowing the production of games, but it is really for the good of the project.

I always try to see an opportunity in a problem, so I want to use this time to be creative. And the creative part depending only on me, I take the opportunity to improve the design of games.

The first edition of the game was the subject of a great video of The Gentleman Wake.

New design for the back of the cards?

The negative point he raised is the design of the back of the cards. In short, it was not the simplest part to design for me. I really like the final result, but it gave me an idea: now that there are 4 different games, what about 4 different designs!

And who says 4, says heart / diamond / club / spade ! What do you think ?

And new design of the jokers?

Another element that I want to improve on this edition is the design of jokers. Once again, I really like the first design, but having the game in hand, I think they are too close to the aces. So I want to change that with illustrations related to the project! Again, what is your opinion?

If you want to give your opinion, it's simple: in comments here or 

Vote in my stories on instagram.com/iammrcup

And the production?

As soon as I have good news about it I'll be happy to share them!

See you soon for the design results!

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

The coins design
2 months ago – Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:50:35 AM

Thanks for all the amazing support shown for the project since the beginning, and for all the pre-orders on backerkit. I am still waiting for around 80 answers, so please do it as soon as you can. I will locks the orders next Monday to know the quantities to start the production.

If you lose your survey, you can access here with your kickstarter email and pass :


Here are the coins designs ! 

I am please to show you the design of the future coins. Still need to finalize if we can do them with that amount of details... 

The 20/50/100 coins will have special shapes. So impatient to have them in hands. 

If you have any question : mrcupshop@gmail.com



3 months ago – Thu, May 30, 2019 at 09:49:31 PM


hope you are happy and having a good day! It is a holiday today in France so perfect to work on the project.

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : SURVEY : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :  

First of all, just after sending this update I will send the survey (via Backerkit), so some info :

The email will come from Backerkit (not kickstarter) and will provide you with a link to your survey.

There you can
- specify which pledge you choose during the camp.
- switch to a different pledge if you want to

- add additional items at Kickstarter prices.
- provide your shipping address details. You will be able to update/change it later, in case you're moving to another location.

You have until June 14th the fill in your survey but please consider to complete it AS SOON AS YOU GET IT.
Well check if it does not arrive in your spam folder, and please consider you WILL NOT fill in your address in Kickstarter but only on Backerkit. 

If you have any question please use private messages on kickstarter or email at mrcupshop@gmail.com. Please comments only for .... comments ;) !

: : : : : : SWITCH YOUR PLEDGE LEVEL : : : : : : : : 

You may want to switch to a pledge level. If you you have to choose that before going further on Backerkit. After click on the link in the mail and identify you, you have a small link under the "GET STARTED" green button. Please consider that if you did early birds pledge at first you can not switch to another early bird pledge. 

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : THE COINS : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :


I am working on the design of the coins, as you may see a little different for what I share during the campaign. I send these first design to production company to see if it is possible to have the quantity of details ! You can add on coins in the backerkit survey or choose the box set edition which come with 100 or 200 options ! I will send final design as soon as I am happy with it. 

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : THE BOX SET UPGRADE  : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 

As you may remember, it was when doing test prints of the first edition with printing studio that I get the idea of this new edition. And we did a lot of tests with different hot foils, even strange ones as dark blue ! I have all these unfolded tests prints, and I will be happy to add one in each box set. They will be sent randomly, one by box and they cannot be purchased separately.

UPGRADE TO BOX SET EDITION TO GET an unfolded test print

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : UNCUT SHEETS  : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 

Some of you add them during the campaign, but it easier to choose which one you may want on Backerkit. Also, the exclusive Kickstarter edition UNCUT SHEET is also available.

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : OTHER ITEMS  : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 

My previous products are also available in the Backerkit : previous edition of the Ephemerid, the wood edition box set (very few left), letterpress calendars and letterpress coasters... Please consider if you order them here you will only get them when the new edition is ready and shipped. If you want them now, check my web site www.mrcup-shop.com

That's all for now, enjoy the day and thank again for being part of this journey !

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

Now and then, some infos...
3 months ago – Sun, May 12, 2019 at 08:32:18 PM

After the crazy weeks of the campaign, it is a strange feeling to come back to a normal life ! Here are some important informations. 


As soon as the campaign has ended, kickstarter charged your credit card. But sometime it fails for varied reasons. It means that Kickstarter will try again in a few days. Kickstarter will send you a mail with the steps to follow if you need to update your card information or add a different one.

It is important that this is solved in the next 7 days, as after that your pledge will be considered as cancelled.

Next Steps with Backerkit

I decided to use Backerkit because the high number of backers and the great experience I have with them for previous campaigns. 

How it works ?

First, Kickstarter needs to transfer over the funds so I have the money to make the rewards (the funds will arrive in 2 weeks).

After that, I’ll send out a BackerKit survey to know what you pledged for, what you added, and addresses.

I’ll give you another update when I send the survey so that you can watch for it. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to answer your survey. With Backerkit it will be super easy to purchase add-on items.

So now we just have to wait ! I will share new designs and updates as soon as possible.

Ephemerid first edition

A lot of you asked about the first edition of the decks. I will put them as add-ons on Backerkit, so you can add them to your pledge. BUT it means you will have to wait that the new edition is produced to get them. If you want to order them before that they are available on my shop www.mrcup-shop.com


Fabien www.mr-cup.com