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Custom decks of playing cards with art by Scott Johnson!
Custom decks of playing cards with art by Scott Johnson!
1,012 backers pledged $52,603 to help bring this project to life.

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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 
  • T-shirt 
  • 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!

At $22,000 we will unlock another deck for you to choose from. We've had a whole mess of requests for a deck featuring more members of the Frogpants family and this deck is it! Built for playing the classic matching game of concentration, this deck will be filled with 26 sets of paired art by Scott including co-hosts like the Brians both Ibbott and Dunaway, popular recurring characters from the comic and podcasts like Steve the Duck and Mendoza the Goose and new friends like Bok Bok the Goblin from There Will Be Dungeons! Much fun to be had!

$25,000 UNLOCK CARTER DECK UNLOCKED!
At $25,000 we will unlock a new custom deck, this one drawn by the one and only Carter Johnson! What will her theme be? Will it be a deck full of new Best Pals to join her Han and Chewie? Will it be nothing but bees? It is a secret until the deck is unlocked but you can bet it will be awesome!

$28,000 UNLOCK ART DECK UNLOCKED!

At $28,000 we will unlock a new custom deck filled with full card sized art based on art from the collected edition of Scott's webcomic ExtraLife. Video Games and Robots and Super Heroes....OH MY! You are going to get an amazing buffet of all the art you expect to see from Scott--in poker card size!
 

$31,000 UNLOCK 2ND CARD BACK UNLOCKED

At $31,000 we will unlock a 2nd version of Scott's Custom Deck that started this whole campaign off. This version of the deck will feature the same art on the card faces but have a brand new card back and tuck box--now in red!

$34,000 UNLOCK BONUS JOKERS UNLOCKED

At $34,000 we will unlock another 4 bonus jokers which will be added to all reward levels that include a physical joker. This stretch goal will bring the Johnsons into your hands--Kim, Taylor, Carter and Nick!
 

$37,000 UNLOCK GO FISH DECK UNLOCKED

At $37,000 we will unlock a 7th deck for you to pick from--this one will be a Go Fish deck. Why a Go Fish Deck? Have you SEEN ExtraLife? Or Scott's Twitter? Or watched his art stream Drawing The Line? The guy draws SO. MANY. FISH. So many. And this deck will put all of them in your hands.

$45,000 UNLOCK STICKER PACK  UNLOCKED

At $45,000, we will unlock a pack featuring 8 stickers with art from the Kickstarter. You'll get round stickers of the chip art, rectangular stickers of assorted jokers and some of the card backs. All reward levels that include a deck of cards will receive a sticker pack and additional sticker packs will be available as an add on.  

$48,000 UNLOCK BONUS GUEST JOKERS  

At $48,000, we will unlock two new jokers which will be added to all reward levels that include a physical joker--and these two will be by guest artists! One by Carter Johnson, joining her already unlocked guest deck, And one by Steve Hamaker, creator of the online graphic novel, PLOX. Eisner Award winning colorist of comics including BONE, RASL and Table Titans. MORE JOKERY GOODNESS!  

$51,000 UNLOCK CHALLENGE COIN  

At $51,000, we will unlock a challenge coin which will be added to all reward levels that include a deck. The coin will commemorate the Kickstarter and will feature an all new design by Scott!

Special 1000 Backer Goal!

If we hit 1000 backers, we will add a bucket full of digital goods for ALL backers:
  • 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

Add-ons


We created a lot of reward levels to give you lots of choices but we know we can't create every option a backer might want so add-ons let you build the exact package that you would like. Maybe you want more decks than our levels offer? Or you want to get an uncut sheet level but you also want a pint glass or two? Below you will see a list of all the items you can add to your package and their price to make that happen. When the campaign ends, we will be sending a survey via Backerkit to every backer to collect shipping info and reward choices for your pledge and that is also where you will make your add-on choices.  

There are two choices for funding your add-ons:  
  • 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 - Sticker pack will include 8 stickers-- 4 3 inch round stickers of the chip art (one of each), and 4 2x3 rectangular stickers of 2 jokers and 2 card backs.

  • Sticker Pack                          $5
Extra Jokers Pack - Each backer will be receiving 10 jokers--the original joker included in their reward level plus 7 unlocked bonus jokers by Scott and 2 guest jokers by Carter Johnson and Steve Hamaker from stretch goals.  If you would like additional sets we have an Extra Jokers Pack add on that includes all 10.

  • Extra Jokers Pack                   $15

ART PREVIEWS


Zombie Deck Box
Zombie Deck Box
Zombie Deck Card Back
Zombie Deck Card Back
Chip #1
Chip #1
Chip #2
Chip #2
Chip #3
Chip #3
Custom Deck (Red) card back
Custom Deck (Red) card back
Joker #1
Joker #1
Joker #2
Joker #2
Carter Deck Sample
Carter Deck Sample
Art Deck Sample #1
Art Deck Sample #1
Art Deck Sample #2
Art Deck Sample #2

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.

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    Two of Frogs

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    Three of Frogs

    You will receive a physical joker card from Scott's Custom Deck plus the avatar featuring art based on the joker card.

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    Four of Frogs

    You will receive Scott's Custom Deck plus all Three of Frog rewards.

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    Four and a Half of Frogs

    Not sure you want Scott's Custom Deck but are sure you want one of the other unlocked decks? This level is identical to Four of Frogs with the exception that your deck can be any of the decks that are available when the campaign ends. You will receive any unlocked bonuses and be eligible for add-ons.

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    Five of Frogs

    You will receive two decks--one copy of Scott's Custom Deck plus a second deck of your choice. Plus all Three of Frog level rewards.

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    Six of Frogs

    You will receive three decks--one copy of Scott's Custom Deck plus two additional decks of your choice. Plus all Three of Frog level rewards.

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    Two of Pants

    This level includes the avatar, custom joker card, Scott's Custom Deck and 25 poker chips (choice of one color).

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    Seven of Frogs

    You will receive four decks--one copy of Scott's Custom Deck plus three additional decks of your choice. Plus all Three of Frog level rewards.

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    Eight of Frogs

    You will receive two decks--one copy of Scott's Custom Deck plus a second deck of your choice. You will also receive an uncut sheet of cards signed by Scott plus all Three of Frog level rewards.

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    Nine of Frogs

    You will receive one copy of Scott's Custom Deck, one additional deck of your choice, a pint glass plus all Three of Frogs level rewards.

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    Nine of Frogs v2

    We (dave) made a mistake on the Nine of Frogs. This is the correct one and we will remove the other.

    You will receive one copy of Scott's Custom Deck, two additional decks of your choice, and 2 pint glasses plus all Three of Frogs level rewards.

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    Three of Pants

    This level includes the avatar, custom joker card, Scott's Custom Deck and 50 poker chips (choice of two colors)

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    Ten of Frogs

    You will receive one copy of Scott's Custom Deck, one additional deck of your choice, a t-shirt plus all Three of Frogs level rewards.

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    Seven of Pants

    All the decks! Backers at this level will receive one copy of all 7 decks--Scott's Custom Deck (Blue) and all 6 unlocked decks including Zombie Deck, Frogpants Concentration, Carter Deck, Art Deck, Custom Deck (Red) and Go Fish Deck! Plus the avatar and physical joker. One click convenience!

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    • All 6 Unlocked Decks (1 of each)
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    Jack of Frogs

    Invite some friends over for game night! You will receive one copy of Scott's Custom Deck, one additional deck of your choice, all Three of Frogs level rewards PLUS a set of 4 pint glasses.

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    Four of Pants

    This level includes avatar, custom joker card, Scott's Custom Deck, 100 poker chips (choice of three colors) and a gunmetal case to hold the chips and deck

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    Five of Pants

    This level includes avatar, custom joker card, Scott's Custom Deck, Choice of 2nd Deck, 300 poker chips (choice of four colors) and a gunmetal case to hold the chips and deck

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    Ace of Hearts

    Choose the theme for a custom set of face cards drawn by Scott! Have him draw you, your pets or your favorite video game npcs onto the cards--it is up to you! A set of 4 custom face cards (hearts) will be drawn based on your selection and you will receive 5 decks with those cards included. Plus the avatar and physical joker card and a t-shirt.

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    Ace of Spades

    Choose the theme for a custom set of face cards drawn by Scott! Have him draw you, your pets or your favorite video game npcs onto the cards--it is up to you! A set of 4 custom face cards (spades) will be drawn based on your selection and you will receive 5 decks with those cards included. Plus the avatar and physical joker card and a t-shirt.

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    Ace of Clubs

    Choose the theme for a custom set of face cards drawn by Scott! Have him draw you, your pets or your favorite video game npcs onto the cards--it is up to you! A set of 4 custom face cards (clubs) will be drawn based on your selection and you will receive 5 decks with those cards included. Plus the avatar and physical joker card and a t-shirt.

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    Ace of Diamonds

    Choose the theme for a custom set of face cards drawn by Scott! Have him draw you, your pets or your favorite video game npcs onto the cards--it is up to you! A set of 4 custom face cards (diamonds) will be drawn based on your selection and you will receive 5 decks with those cards included. Plus the avatar and physical joker card and a t-shirt.

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    Ace of Frogs

    I WANT IT ALL!
    Backers at this level will receive 2 copies of Scott's Custom deck, 4 pint glasses, t-shirt, signed uncut card sheet, 2 copies of EVERY unlocked deck, a set of 4 custom face cards for all four suits, 5 decks featuring those custom face cards, rewards from Three of Frogs level AND one of every item that may be added as a stretch!

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Funding period

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