Hi everyone, I am Hack. I am a game designer and an artist. This is my 4th kickstarter. This just kind of happened out of nowhere. With the announcement of the Gay Marriage Law being passed in the US people are celebrating. I thought of a way I could be supportive and help celebrate.
I am not doing this to capitalize on the cause, I am truly doing what I do to show support. I am also a teacher and I hope I can show people that anyone can make a difference. I am trying to not be too political for a reason, but I believe I can still do in a simple and creative way.
I created a rainbow deck called Pride last year that used cards numbered 1-8, but nothing came of it. I thought about running a kickstarter for that, but it just wasn't good enough for a spontaneous project. I designed a custom deck of cards called Monster Deck 55 for my first kickstarter. I started thinking I could make a poker-like custom deck and add some dice and the US states. So the Pride deck was born. Or almost born. That's where kickstarter comes in. I am not just using kickstarter to fund the project, I want the backers to decide on what designs get printed.
Pride is card system similar to a standard poker deck. It's has 4 suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades) and 52 cards plus 2 jokers. The face cards have no pictures, they are like the numbered cards but with a letter. What makes pride different is each numbered card is a different color of the rainbow. Each card is also completely unique. There is a different US state on every card and each card has a die.
Above is the current design for the Pride Deck One. I would love any feedback or suggestions, I will make adjustments when needed. Below are ideas for possible future decks. The pic labeled design ideas was my first attempt at deciding on how to design the deck. I was going to choose one design and apply it to the whole deck, but a handful of people suggested making the ideas a full sheet. So I did.
$2200 - 8 stickers representing the colors on the original rainbow flag along with the meaning to any backer who pledged a deck.
$3000 - An additional free postcard for any backer who pledged a deck.
$3800 - An additional card design will be printed, called Pride Deck two. You can choose this deck as one or all of your rewards.
$5800 - An third additional card design will be printed, called Pride Deck three. You can choose this deck as one or all of your rewards.
This is not a kid's game. - But you can play kid's games with it.
When I made this deck I wanted to make something similar to a standard poker deck but with lots of other features. I wanted something very fun and suitable for all ages. My main purpose is to design many fun games that can be played with one deck. My secondary purpose is to design cards that can also can be used as a teaching device. You can teach about colors, numbers, body parts, food, language, and spelling. I will make games that are educational based and games that are more about strategy and fun.
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Risks and challenges
As a graphic designer for over 22 years I have overseen and created over 300 print jobs (name cards, posters, flyers, stickers, bookmarks, etc). I have chosen a printing company, I already placed the order and paid a deposit. The cards are designed and almost ready to go. I will make a few minor changes. The box is a standard box, unless I upgrade and that should be no problem.
The only real challenge I see is shipping. I will make sure that is handled properly. It depends on the amount of backers, 50 is different than 1000 obviously. I am aware of shipping houses incase I need the help. I left plenty of time in case I do run into an issue with shipping.
This will be the first of many kickstarters to come and I hope to earn your trust by delivering what I promise. Thank You.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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