EPHEMERID playing cards - the Collectors editions

Created by Mr Cup

Following the success of the first 2 editions of the Ephemerid deck, here come super limited collector versions!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Some news from my side of the world...
2 months ago – Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 12:33:14 PM

Hope you are fine and healthy. After restaurants and cinemas which are closed since October, we are back in lockdown in France... even the school are closed, feel like in "Groundhog day"... But I still can work and continue my projects.

As it is a Sunday lockdown, we took this time to check all requests for damaged and missing packages, and Anaïs contact who are concerned. We will resend them next week.

A little reminder if you still did not get everything :

  • If the items are damaged, please take a picture of the cartons + the label + the damaged items.
  • If something is missing, please take a picture of all that you get + the label.

Please contact Anaïs at mrcupshop@gmail.com. Do not put comments on the project, or comment on this update... Only email to her, please.

IMPORTANT: If you send a request before April 11th, your damaged or missing items will be resent between the 12th and 15th.


A lot of you asked after the collector's edition. The Holographic and Cream editions are sold out, sorry. I have some of the grey 4 deck set left, so if you are interested please email us at mrcupshop@gmail.com. I will contact you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Dices and Coasters?

The coasters are now re-printed and I should have them next week. Here come some photos from Studio Pression. I am still waiting for news of the dices but as they announce 7 weeks for production, it should not be long now... Thanks for your patience on this.

The Crossed Keys Society

As you may know, this is my new deck collection.

>> You can pre-order it now on backerkit, as well as Ephemerid if you need more. <<

Thank you again and if you post pictures on Instagram, do not forget to tag/mention me @iammrcup

Stay safe and Creative

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

It always seems impossible until it's done
4 months ago – Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 02:16:14 PM

We did it!

Finally, the fulfillment is complete. All backers should have an email from French delivery service (Dilivengo or Collisimo, depending on what you get), including a tracking number with the link to trace it. You can also use www.aftership.com which is a great app to track a package. If you did not get your package yet and need the tracking, please contact Anaïs at mrcupshop@gmail.com with your Kickstarter email.

Some other important info if you did not get your package yet.

  • Returns: If a package returns for any reason, I will ask to pay the shipping fee to reship it. Please keep an eye on the tracking number.
  • Contacting the postal service: We cannot contact the postal service of your country, so you must keep an eye on the parcel. If you see it arrived in your country and it is taking too long, please contact the postal service.
  • Customs: some packages may still be stuck in customs, it could take a lot of time to get clearance from them and there is nothing to speed the process. The total pledged amount does not appear on the label, I put only low value to avoid taxes as much as possible. If they ask you for fees, it is something out of my responsibility.

Damaged or missing items

We did our best to do great packaging. However, it happens that a carton might be heavily damaged. Also, seeing the complexity of some pledges (thank you for that), we sometimes mixed up, we are only humans after all!

  • If the items are damaged, please take a picture of the cartons + the label + the damaged items.
  • If something is missing, please take a picture of all that you get + the label.

Please contact Anaïs at mrcupshop@gmail.com. Do not put comments on the project, or on the update... Only email, please.

IMPORTANT: If you send a request before February 20th, your damaged or missing items have been resent on the 24th.


A lot of you asked after the collector's edition, and there are very few copies of them left. I can not propose them yet, as I want to be sure the majority of backers get their rewards. For the not limited items, I can now count how much of everything is left and see how I will propose them. The best way to know is to subscribe to my newsletter at www.mr-cup.com/newsletter.html

Dices and Coasters?

The dices will be sent later as we mentioned on the flyer we sent with orders which include them. I do not want you to wait. I need to found a new maker and I am waiting for new samples. When I will be sure they are the quality I want, they should take some weeks to produce them. I will send them as soon as I can, as well as letterpress coasters as I missed some to complete all orders.


Thank you so much for being part of this adventure. I am so happy with all the positive feedback I received and seeing photos of my decks in your collection. And you can imagine how great feeling it is to able to go to the next phase of this project thanks to your support. If you post pictures on Instagram, do not forget to tag/mention me @iammrcup

Stay safe and Creative

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

Shipping update & new project
5 months ago – Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 01:41:05 PM

Hope you are fine and safe. This picture was taken this morning before packing and sending these mixed orders. It has been crazy to send all these, and I really underestimate the time it will take to do it. In the last update, I announce everything will be sent before the 15th, we are on the 29th and still on it. Why it is so long you may ask... It is because we want to do it well. The special sleeve and stickers give a special thing to the project but it is long to do.

Tomorrow all orders which do not include coins will be sent. It is so great to get all your positive feedback, thank you.


We send about 20 orders which include coins in early January and a lot of them were stuck in customs (and some still are). It is because it is the very first time I did that and it is different to send metal items and paper items... Of course, it is only when you get problems that you can solve them. The customs declaration was wrong and we stop sending these until we found a solution. So all the other orders which include coins will be sent next week as we now hope the new declaration will reduce the customs problems... even if it does not means he will not happen again. Will send another update when all these orders are sent.


If you get your orders but there is a deck missing, or a wrong deck, please proceed this way :

- took photos of all the items you received. Please consider we need a photo of your full order.

- send a request to Anaïs at mrcupshop@gmail.com with the email you use on Kickstarter, please no comments and no messages on Facebook or Instagram.

- we will send missing items or replacements as soon as all orders are sent.

The Crossed Keys Society

Thank you so much for all the support on this long journey. I learn so much from it. The delay on this project pushes the next one for a long time but I decided to launch it now a lot of you get their reward. You can see it here.

Thank you again for your support, trust, and patience in this amazing adventure.



Happy new year and shipping update
5 months ago – Mon, Jan 04, 2021 at 12:54:01 AM

First of all, I wish you a wonderful and creative 2021. This year was full of difficulties and we all learned how to live without knowing what exactly happens next. During these days, your support has been even more important. Kickstarter is really a community of creative people helping each other, and that what makes it a special place. A place where dreams become real. So thank you just for being part of this. 

December has been a crazy month. I decided to do the fulfillment myself, with the help of all my family. Some friends even come to the rescue. We ship around 1/2 of the Precious Metal edition, and 1/3 of the Collector's edition. We then took a break for Christmas, send some more after it, and take another break for the new year. Tomorrow we will be back and the plan is to have everything sent for January 15th. 

If your package has been sent, you must have received a message from backerkit, and then a message from Dilivengo french delivery service with a tracking number. It is your national postal service that will deliver your package: USPS for the USA, Deutsche Post for Germany, etc... you can track the package with both web site, french one or your country one. Also consider everything is longer for delivery with the covid situation, what usually took 2 days, take 4, and what takes 7 take 10... please be patient and trustful.

Here come some behind the scene taken in December, you can see my daughter helping me with numbering and ordering the collector's edition and all the special improvement we have made with the special double, triple or quadruple sleeve.  And for all those who asked my grandmother, is super happy with the project as I had visited her more than ever since the cards arrived at her home. Of course, I do this safely.

For the coming days, we will focus on sending the packages, we do not have the possibility to answer requests like "did my package was sent?"... Hope you understand that and can be patient. If you really need it, please contact us directly at mrcupstudio@gmail.com if you have a question, and only there. I understand some of you are impatient, but putting a comment in the update, on the project page, and sending a private message at the same time just make us lose time. 

Thank you again for your support and stay safe. 

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

They arrived. Shipping start this week.
7 months ago – Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 10:25:02 PM

This is what you expect to read for months and I am so happy to finally write it! Today, after one more week than announced, the playing cards arrived! It was a surprise as I called someone yesterday who told me "we do not know where they are"... So today I visit my grandmother to celebrate her 91st birthday and during dinner, the ring bells... The delivery guy was surprised by my enthusiasm! Some photos.

We celebrate by drinking some champagne.

Such a relief. We have crazy days coming now to do all the packages but at last, it in our hands. All family will be at work and the first package should be sent by Friday.

If you really really want them for Christmas, I mean, really really want, please drop us an email at mrcupshop@gmail.com to see what is possible.

Thank you for your support, need to sleep a little now and dream of something else than having the decks delivered...

Shout out : Blue Jay Playing Cards

This is the second deck Meadowlark Playing Cards and I just loved the first one. They re-invent the codes with very contemporary illustrations. Support them!

Thanks again for your support and patience...

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com