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A custom, fantasy set of 54 unique playing cards (4 suits, 13 cards per suit, 2 Jokers)
A custom, fantasy set of 54 unique playing cards (4 suits, 13 cards per suit, 2 Jokers)
47 backers pledged $1,617 to help bring this project to life.

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Shores of Anaverde

Fantasy based deck of 4 suits, with 13 cards to a suit, and soon to be including Jokers. The intention is for this deck to be a medium for storytelling and/or roleplaying games. Each suit represents a race, and each card is unique and contributes variety to describe that group in some way. 

( Photos courtesy of Trevor B Photography!: https://www.facebook.com/TrevorBPhotography/ )

Story:

When I was younger, I loved taking different games and throwing them together with my siblings and creating our own new games. Chess pieces ruled kingdoms; Monopoly money worked as currency; Legos became physical avatars; Playing Cards had rank and personality... Suddenly each game was only limited to our imagination.

As I grew older, we played games less, but I still had the memory in the back of my mind. Then this project happened. It started out as a school assignment for a class I had to drop, but continued on past the class requirements into something of a personal obsession. An old room mate really liked how they were turning out, and encouraged me to keep going with it. As time went on, more people seemed to really like it, and supported me as well.

In total, I believe it's been about a year in making this project by myself.

Product:

I have all 52 cards completed (with Jokers on the way), and are ready for you to enjoy. Along with this deck of cards, I also designed and crafted a box that can accompany the cards. My hopes with this deck is to spark imagination—to create a basis for stories and adventures and games. Otherwise I hope it can be something that people can appreciate and enjoy.

I hope you will support me in my attempt to crowdfund this project.  (And big thanks to Travis for the initial inspiration to keep going with this thing.)

Closing remarks:

So this project is done. And besides the artbook, and jokers, the only thing left to do is get the rest of the funding to make this a thing. I'll be putting together the artbook this month, and hope to have previews of it soon. I'm expecting it to be around 5" x 7", but that's only the general size for now.

Thank you. :)

Card Specs:

Printing through MakePlayingCards.com

Quality: 300 gsm. Full Color printing, MPC Finish.

Additional items: Plastic Card box containers.

Risks and challenges

Risks:
There are three things that I'm a little anxious about:
1. The Art book (getting that ready in time for this Kickstarter
2. Shipping Time (to get the product to me, and then ship it off to you)
3. Purchased Quantity (If the Goal isn't met, then I don't get the funding at all, and this all crumbles a little)

I'm going to be working my butt off trying to get this Artbook set up and printed out.

Shipping is mostly a waiting game, so I'm hoping that the Two month waiting period will be enough for the product to get to everyone in time.

As for how many decks are ordered, I'm going to try my hardest to talk to as many people as I can to get this to be a thing. But if you want to see this project succeed, then You can share this project with your friends and family (and maybe even your frienemies) and convince them that they need one too. :)

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    I just want to support!

    Choose one of the 4 pre-selected cards as a 5" x 7" print! This is perfect for framing and themed decor!

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    CARD DECK!

    A Shores of Anaverde Card Deck! (plus tier 1 support item)

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    DOUBLE CARD DECK!

    TWO decks of cards (plus the Support Tier reward)

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    Art Book

    Support Tier, Double Deck Tier, and an art book, featuring the card images, process sketches, and how it became the way it is now.

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    Custom-Made Shores of Anaverde Card Box!

    A laser-etched, hand-crafted wooden box with the card back image engraved on the lid. (Plus Art Book, Plus Double Deck Tier, Plus Support Tier)

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    • Shores of Anaverde Card Box
    • Deck of Cards
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Funding period

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