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Draw a card to create a story-rich adventure in an instant

 

Sample Front and Back of card. High res versions of all 3 prototype cards below
Sample Front and Back of card. High res versions of all 3 prototype cards below

 

Over 30 beautifully illustrated cards to inspire new adventures. The fastest way to get lost in a story world of your own design. We just give you a little creative spark.

  • Quickly create side-quests or ad-hoc campaigns by using the Mysteries and Conflicts on the back of each card 
  • Dangerous Places cards allow you to "render" new areas so that your player characters can actually wander outside of your planned adventure.
  • Lay out the cards in a grid to rapidly create a world map 
  • Or just use the art to give life to your own adventures and writing

30 5"x7" high gloss cards with an illustration on one side and three text prompts on the other, which we call Mysteries and Conflicts. Both sides are printed to the edge.

You can download free high res samples of our prototype cards here:

Lost Keep: front back

Stolen Forest: front back

The Hole: front back

We'd love for you to try them out!

Note: the final material of cards will be based on funding level. At the minimum funding level we must use card stock and simpler packaging. Dense cardboard and beautiful boxes are a stretch goal outlined below.

 It's important to us that shipping around the world be built into the campaign cost. Every physical reward includes shipping anywhere.

There are just three reward levels:

  • $9 Digital cards 
  • $26 Digital and printed cards 
  • $46 Digital and printed cards plus a poster 

Each reward level includes a bonus digital card. This extra dangerous place is for Kickstarter backers only and will never be distributed again.

If we reach our stretch goal of $12,400 we can upgrade the material of the printed cards to dense cardboard (about the thickness of a Settlers of Catan build card) as well as improve the art on the packaging materials.

1. Funded! 30 days

2. Product development and testing 3 - 5 months

3. Manufacturer prototyping 1 month

4. Manufacturing 1 - 2 months

5. Send to fulfillment centers worldwide 1 - 2 weeks

6. Dangerous Places at your door (or in your inbox)! Digital and physical products are sent at the same time. Tentative date May/June 2018.

Any Kickstarter backer is eligible to sign up for the Dangerous Places alpha testing program, which will begin immediately after the campaign is funded.

Aside from seeing new cards as they are developed, alpha testers will get these benefits:

  • Provide feedback on rough designs of new Dangerous Places
  • Test the Mysteries and Conflicts for mature Dangerous Places artwork
  • Alternate Mysteries and Conflicts for the three digital prototype cards (Lost Keep, Stolen Forest, The Hole)
  • Especially active testers will receive a commemorative wooden die 6 as a special thanks

Risks and challenges

Our number one goal is to get the first edition of Dangerous Place out the door. We've priced our reward levels as realistic as we can, but due to the nature of front loaded costs and economies of scale, there is inevitable shortfall here -- but we've planned for that!

Here is the breakdown of the estimated project costs:

$5,000 Design costs
$3,800 - $7,800 Printing costs (varies by materials used)
$2,100 - $3,050 Shipping, handling, storage costs
$940 - $1,240 Kickstarter / processing fees

Total project cost: $11,840 - $17,090

This leaves us with a shortfall between $2,400 and $5,000 even after funding. We've already set aside this money and believe that breaking even would be lovely, but is unlikely. We're prepared for the worst, financially speaking.

Our artist, my sister, is a print maker and designer by profession. We believe this expertise means we'll be able to easily navigate the waters of commercial printing services, so the chance of a crappy product due to our error is negligible.

The only other risks under our control are timeline risks, which you would be briefed about early and often.

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    Digital Cards

    30 digital, 300ppi 5"x7" Dangerous Places cards. Available in multiple file formats.

    Includes a Kickstarter exclusive digital bonus card.

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    Dangerous Places Cards

    30 high gloss 5"x7" Dangerous Places cards.
    Includes Digital Cards reward level and the Kickstarter exclusive digital bonus card.

    Free shipping worldwide.

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    Cards + Poster

    30 high gloss 5"x7" Dangerous Places cards.
    30 digital cards.
    1x landscape poster of The Lost Keep, Stolen Forest, or The Hole (25" x 35")
    Includes a Kickstarter exclusive digital bonus card.

    Free shipping worldwide. Poster may ship separately.

    Poster can be autographed by the artist at no extra cost. She's cool like that.

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Funding period

- (30 days)