Scott Johnson, the artist responsible for ExtraLife at myextralife.com has always wanted to make playing cards. We've produced lots of cool products like posters, stickers, coffee mugs, shirts and even a collection of his webcomic funded here on Kickstarter but never a deck of playing cards.
Now we are going to give Scott the chance to make a custom deck and YOU can help make it happen. The set will be a 52 card deck of poker sized cards, each one featuring custom drawn art by Scott. Cards will be printed on SYNAPS OM synthetic paper, a product we have been using with our collectible cards for years. For these decks we will be upgrading from the 10 mil to the 14 mil stock. It is waterproof, tear-proof and fade resistant. We love the SYNAPS OM and we’re very excited to be using it for these decks. Decks will come in a tuckbox and have a card back also designed by Scott. Check out previews of the art below.
We have lots of cool rewards to choose from. In addition to Scott's Custom Deck itself, reward levels offer items like:
- Avatars for all your social media needs
- Custom joker card
- Pint glass
- Signed, uncut card sheets
- Alternate face cards that YOU pick
And if we hit our goal, there are stretch goals waiting to be unlocked. Poker chips and sets. More decks with even more sweet art. Additional cards added to Scott's Custom Deck. Read more about the initial stretch goals below. If we hit those, there will be more to come!
But is one deck really enough? We don't think so. And wouldn't poker chips be cool? Yes! So let's talk about stretch goals and how this campaign can grow after we hit the funding goal.
$13,000 - UNLOCK POKER CHIPS UNLOCKED!
At $13,000, we will unlock poker chips! Each reward level from Four of Frogs and above will have a Scott designed poker chip added to it. There will also be new reward levels added to let you get more poker chips or a full set of chips in a sharp case.
$16,000 - UNLOCK ZOMBIE DECK UNLOCKED!
At $16,000, we will unlock a poker deck featuring art pulled from Scott's 56 Zombies poster! The deck will be available as an add on and as a selection in all levels offering a choice of decks.
$19,000 - UNLOCK BONUS JOKERS SET #1 UNLOCKED!At $19,000, Scott will create 3 additional jokers featuring recurring characters from ExtraLife--Henry, Vincent and Steve the Duck. And every reward level which includes a physical joker card will have these three cards added.
$22,000 UNLOCK FROGPANTS CONCENTRATION UNLOCKED!
$28,000 UNLOCK ART DECK UNLOCKED!
$31,000 UNLOCK 2ND CARD BACK UNLOCKED
$34,000 UNLOCK BONUS JOKERS UNLOCKED
$37,000 UNLOCK GO FISH DECK UNLOCKED
$45,000 UNLOCK STICKER PACK UNLOCKED
$48,000 UNLOCK BONUS GUEST JOKERS
$51,000 UNLOCK CHALLENGE COIN
Special 1000 Backer Goal!
- An avatar version of all 9 of our stretch goal jokers
- An avatar version of all 4 chip designs
- A wallpaper of the art for the pint glass. We haven't shown the pint glass art but will tell you now that it will be a full wrap around design so the wallpaper is gonna be a screen filler
- Prefund Addons - You can calculate the total amount you will need for any add-ons you want from the list below and add that amount on to your pledge in Kickstarter. You will be charged for your pledge and that additional money at the close of the campaign and the cash will be available on your account when you receive your Backerkit survey and you can make all your exact selections then. With this option, the dollars you add for add-ons will count towards the final goal and help unlock additional stretch goals.
- Fund Add-ons via Backerkit Survey - You can also make your pledge and not add additional funds for add-ons and wait until the survey is received to both make and pay for any add-ons you want. There is no difference in price between the options, however add-ons that are funded after the campaign via the survey will not contribute to the stretch goal totals.
All add-on prices listed include shipping to US backers. For international backers, additional shipping charges (if any) will be calculated based on your total add-ons when you receive the survey.
Add-on Options and Prices
Additional Decks - you can add more copies of any unlocked deck in any combination you would like. At this time, there are 6 total decks available to choose from:
- Scott's Custom Deck (Blue Card Back)
- Zombie Deck
- Frogpants Concentration Deck
- Scott's Custom Deck (Red Card Back)
- Carter's Deck
- Art Deck
- Go Fish Deck
Pricing options are available for single decks and also for discounted bundles of 6 Decks. The bundle is set at 6 decks to allow you to add all 6 of our unlocked decks for one price but you can mix and match the 6 decks however you like. If you want one each of all 6 unlocked decks, 6 Zombie Decks, 3 Concentration/3 Go Fish, etc--it is totally up to you. Pricing is as follows:
- 1 Deck $15
- 6 Decks $72
Poker Chips - with the unlocking of our first stretch goal, every backer (except for those at the Two and Three of Frogs level) will be receiving a custom poker chip and certain reward levels contain additional chips. But some of you may want more chips and we have multiple options for you. There will be a total of 4 different color chips available. We will also offer two options for a gunmetal case/deck and chip bundle--1 with 100 chips & choice of 1 deck, 1 with 300 chips & choice of 2 decks. Pricing is as follows:
- 1 Chip $2
- 10 Chips (one color) $15
- 25 Chips (one color) $35
- 50 Chips (up to 2 different colors) $60
- 100 Chips (up to 3 different colors) $100
- 300 Chips (up to 4 different colors) $225
- Case with 100 Chips, 1 Deck (up to 3 different colors) $150
- Case with 300 Chips, 1 Deck (up to 4 different colors) $275
Uncut Sheets - our decks will be printed in sheets of 15 cards with a total of 4 sheets per deck. We will be offering two uncut sheet add-ons--a single sheet or a set of 4 sheets of a single, complete deck. Each sheet will be signed by the artist--either Scott or Carter--of that deck.
- Single Signed, Uncut Sheet $30
- Set of 4 Signed, Uncut Sheet (full deck) $90
Pint Glasses - Want some cool pint glasses to enjoy a nice beverage while you are using your new cards? We have add-ons for one or a set of four available. Pint glasses will have Kickstarter campaign themed art on two sides with preview art available soon.
- One Pint Glass $20
- Four Pint Glass Set $60
T-Shirt - The campaign t-shirt will have both front and back art with preview art available soon. It will be available in unisex, ladies and youth styles in sizes from XS to 5X.
- T-Shirt $30
- Sticker Pack $5
Extra Jokers Pack $15
Risks and challenges
While we don't foresee any particular risks or challenges in this campaign, with five successful Kickstarter campaigns and multiple other crowdfunding projects under our belt, we are ready to handle unexpected issues that arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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