In most tarot decks, the Death Card represents transformation and new beginnings.
It is in the spirit of Death that this tarot deck was conceived.
My name is E.Z. Morgan (known on reddit as EZmisery). I have been writing for Nosleep and other horror venues for over five years. This community has become my second home. Readers, other authors, and fellow horror lovers have not only accepted my twisted brain - they have celebrated it.
This is why I wanted to create something for us. For the late-night listeners and wretched readers of the world. The Sleepless Tarot was born from a desire to not only be able to read your own cards, but also to explore the shadow side of our readings.
Myself, alongside my partner Marni Sue, have conceived of a 26 card deck of the Major Arcana and four Aces, inspired by some of the most classic and terrifying stories the internet has to offer. Each card will be represented by a story, complete with original artwork by over 20 different artists. It will be the classic Rider-sized deck.
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Each story has been specifically chosen to inspire the Major Arcana and four Aces.
The Sleepless Tarot includes:
- Borrasca, by C.K. Walker
- Summer Series, by Marcus Damanda
- Down in the Library Basement, by Rona Vaselaar
- A Shattered Life, by Matt Dymerski
- 500 Yards, by Henry Galley
- Tinsel, by Meg Molloy
- Infected Town, by JJ Kincaid
- I Dared My Best Friend to Ruin my Life, by Harrison Prince
- Soft White Damn, by M.J. Pack
- I Pressed my Hands Against my Eyes for 20 Straight Hours, Max Lobdell
- Tales from the Gas Station, Jack Townsend
- Among the Court of the Stag King, by J.M. Nelson
- A Package Marked Return to Sender, by Manen Lyset
- Highway Dancer, by C.M. Scandreth
- The Closet Monster, by P.F. McGrail
- Tampon Recall, by E.Z. Morgan
- Pop Go the People, by Christine Druga
- Come to Daddy, by R.C. Bowman
- The Story of her Holding an Orange, by Milos Bogetic
- The Mummer Man, by David Sharrock
- So Yeah, I Don’t Do Drugs Anymore, by Jesse Clark
- My new roommate might be a demon, by S.H. Yang
- Fran and Jock, by S.H. Cooper
- Scarlet V, by M.M. Kelley
- A Growing Need to Die, by Kyle Harrison
- The Grim Reaper's scythe isn't to harvest you, by Tobias Wade
Plus an exclusive "Creator Card" only included in Kickstarter digital and print decks!
Our artists are in the process of creating unique images for each of the 26 cards.
Each card will be completely distinct and a brand new take on the classic Tarot.
All of our artists are being paid on commission upon us being fully funded, so we need your help to ensure our project is successful! Artists are not required to complete their cards until we are funded, but many are completing them early and we will continue to update our Kickstarter page as new cards come in!
We have some that are completed and we are happy to share them with you!
We are so excited to be able to offer you a range of unique and personal rewards when you choose to support our project.
~~ Help us celebrate E.Z. Misery‘s 31st Birthday with a brand new birthday tier!!! ~~
As you can see, we have both physical and digital options when it comes to owning the deck. And you might be asking...
The digital option is wonderful for folks on a budget or those who are outside the US. You can easily print the cards, cut them out, and then use them exactly as your would the physical deck. Another option would be to print them on labels, which you can stick onto a playing card deck you already have!
All physical tiers also get digital copies, just in case something like this happens...
While our campaign is active, you can pledge any dollar amount at any level. Your funds will not be taken from your chosen payment method unless we meet our full goal. Even if we meet our goal, no funds will be taken until the end of the campaign.
After the campaign ends and Kickstarter has collected all payments, you will be sent a survey to verify your rewards and add your shipping information. We will be using Backerkit to send out our surveys. In the survey you will be given the option to add-on items such as pins, stickers, and extra decks - as long as your tier is at or above these rewards. Additional payments will be collected at this survey stage.
Please note, once orders have been finalized we have a no refunds or returns policy.
Shipping for your tier will be added at the time of your pledge. We are offering free shipping in the US for our early birds. After that, shipping is as follows (varies depending upon the weight of your items):
- US: $2-$12
- Canada: $8-$18
- Rest of the World: $13-$25
If you choose to add-on items, you may be charged extra shipping depending upon the weight of your package. If you are outside the US, we will make every effort to properly fill out customs forms. However, we are not responsible if your package gets held up at customs.
$7500 = FULLY FUNDED!
$8000 - Exclusive Sleepless Tarot layout card (1). Free to all card tiers (digital and physical).
$9500 - Extended digital guidebook with five (5) additional layouts (spreads) created exclusively for The Sleepless Tarot Deck: Shadow Work, Awakening Creativity, The Wounded Child, Body Memory, and Heart Warrior. Free to all card tiers (digital and physical).
$11,000 - Full-color digital art journaling instruction booklet for intuition and psychic ability. Free to all card tiers (digital and physical).
$12,500 - Print-ready digital copy of five (5) psychic oracle cards with wallpapers and digital guide. Free to all card tiers (digital and physical).
$14,000 - Exclusive stretch-goal sticker - free to all physical tiers.
$15,500 - FULL ARCANA! All digital tiers will get FULL print-ready digital deck, all physical tiers will get FULL deck plus sleepless tarot layout card and creator card (80 card deck)!
Risks and challenges
This is the first Kickstarter EZ and Marni are handling themselves, although both have been involved in successful kickstarters as contributors.
Every author and artist is bound by a contract, therefore the risks to the work not being finished are very low. In addition, there are artists willing to compose more than one card if needed. As cards are finished, they will be posted to the kickstarter!
This is our passion, and we hope you will be patient with us as we create this deck!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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