NISEI Purchase Guide

You can buy NISEI cards from both our print-on-demand partners, MakePlayingCards and DriveThruCards, with two different card stocks available from MakePlayingCards. Each option provides different benefits in terms of card quality and shipping cost.

Additionally, NISEI cards are available as pay-what-you-want PDFs for print-and-play at home. Cards printed this way are legal for NISEI events, provided they’re cut neatly and placed in opaque sleeves with “backing cards”.

Below is a comparison of our different print options, as well as some things we’ve noticed when ordering our proofs! Prices do not include shipping. All the figures below are based on the December 2019 release of Uprising, a set containing 3× 65 cards (195 total). Exact prices will vary from product to product.

DriveThruCards

  • Costs about $45/set
  • Similar card stock quality to FFG cards
  • Best way to support NISEI in terms of revenue
  • Fast shipping available
  • Shipping outside of the US is very expensive

MakePlayingCards: Standard Quality

  • Costs begin at $45/set
  • Affordable shipping worldwide
  • Fast shipping available
  • Discount available if ordering multiple packs – the cost per-pack is lower for orders of six or more sets, and a lot lower for orders of thirty or more sets
  • Card stock slightly thinner than FFG, although not noticeable when sleeved
  • Corners more rounded than FFG cards
  • Discount codes available (“thankyou5c” for $5 off orders of $35 or more, “15dpurchase” for $15 off orders of $500 or more)

MakePlayingCards: Premium Quality

  • Costs begin at $52/set
  • Affordable shipping worldwide
  • Fast shipping available
  • Discount available if ordering multiple packs, the cost per-pack is lower for orders of six or more sets, and a lot lower for orders of thirty or more sets
  • Card stock slightly thicker than FFG, again not very noticeable when sleeved (will feel similar to many fan-made alternate-art cards)
  • Corners more rounded than FFG cards
  • Discount codes available (“thankyou5c” for $5 off orders of $35 or more, “15dpurchase” for $15 off orders of $500 or more)

Print-and-Play PDF

  • Pay what you want (including free!)
  • Downloadable directly from NISEI.net
  • 9 cards per page, 22 pages (for the 3× version) and 8 pages (for the 1×)
  • Square corners, no bleed
  • Simply print out and cut with scissors

However you choose to get NISEI cards, we appreciate your support.