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A deck of tarot cards featuring your favorite horror authors from sites like Nosleep and artists from around the world.
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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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Twitter: @Sleeplesstarot

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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!

The Fool, inspired by Jesse Clark's, "So Yeah, I Don't Do Drugs Anymore." Artist - False Fox Art
The Fool, inspired by Jesse Clark's, "So Yeah, I Don't Do Drugs Anymore." Artist - False Fox Art
Strength, inspired by C.M. Scandreth's "Highway Dancer." Artist - Alexis Bristowe
Strength, inspired by C.M. Scandreth's "Highway Dancer." Artist - Alexis Bristowe
The Hermit, inspired by S.H. Yang's "My new Roommate might be a Demon." Artist - Mr. Michael Squid
The Hermit, inspired by S.H. Yang's "My new Roommate might be a Demon." Artist - Mr. Michael Squid
The High Priestess, inspired by Milos Bogetic's "The Story of Her Holding an Orange." Artist - Desdymona Howard
The High Priestess, inspired by Milos Bogetic's "The Story of Her Holding an Orange." Artist - Desdymona Howard

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!!! ~~

Get all previous rewards PLUS! Become a character in one of E.Z. Misery’s stories and get a caricature of yourself!
Get all previous rewards PLUS! Become a character in one of E.Z. Misery’s stories and get a caricature of yourself!

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

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.

Budget


$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!

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    The Moon represents the line between good and evil.

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    48 hours only! Get in and get your rewards - digitally! This tier ends midnight, Saturday the 23rd!

    Why digital? It allows you access the deck for a fraction of the price! All cards are print-ready and you can use them exactly like a physical deck. This is a great option for overseas customers!

    Includes:
    • 1 print-ready digital copy of The Sleepless Tarot Deck
    • A thank-you on the Kickstarter Page
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    Page of Vessels

    The suit of Vessels inspires creativity and fantasy. It can also mean quick decisions.

    Why digital? It allows you access the deck for a fraction of the price! All cards are print-ready and you can use them exactly like a physical deck. This is a great option for overseas customers!

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    • 1 print-ready digital copy of The Sleepless Tarot Deck
    • 1 print-ready digital copy of the Sleepless Tarot Guidebook
    • Exclusive shadow layouts for card readings
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    Super Sleepless Early Birds LIMITED

    Only available to the first 13 earlybirds! Thank you for your timeliness and generosity!

    Shipping is free in the US!

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    • 1 Sleepless Tarot Sticker
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    Sleepless Early Bird LIMITED

    Available to 100 early birds! Get in and get your rewards! This tier ends at midnight, Saturday the 24th!

    Thanks for being among the first to pledge towards this project!

    Free shipping anywhere in the US!

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    • 1 Sleepless Tarot Sticker
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    • 1 Sleepless Tarot Sticker
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    Knight of Scythes

    The Suit of Scythes is associated with action and change. It can also mean creation or destruction.

    Thank you for your pledge! This tier includes one (1) copy of The Sleepless Tarot Deck, one (1) Sleepless Tarot sticker, and all previous rewards!

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    Queen of Wands

    The Suit of Wands deals with your ego and vitality. It can show you your purpose.

    Thank you so much for your contribution! This rewards includes two (2) copies of The Sleepless Tarot Deck, one (1) unique enamel pin, one (1) digital print and wallpaper of the Kickstarter exclusive Creator Card, and all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • 1 extra copy of The Sleepless Tarot Deck (2 total)
    • 1 unique enamel pin from The Sleepless Tarot
    • 1 digital print and wallpaper of the Creator card
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    King of Pentagrams

    The Suit of Pentagrams represents prosperity and greed.

    We so appreciate your contribution! Not only does this tier comes with an extra deck, but you will have the opportunity to get to know The Sleepless Tarot's co-creators by experiencing their work! This tier includes three (3) copies of The Sleepless Tarot Deck, one (1) ebook of your choice from E.Z. Morgan's collection, one (1) digital print and wallpaper of an original painting from co-creator Marni, and all rewards from previous tiers!

    Includes:
    • 1 extra copy of the Sleepless Tarot Deck (3 total)
    • 1 ebook of your choice from E.Z. Morgan's collection
    • 1 digital print and wallpaper of an original painting from Marni
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    SPECIAL Birthday Tier!

    Today (March 29th) is co-creator E.Z. Morgan's birthday! As a special thank you, we are offering a tier which celebrates YOU. Not only do you receive all reward before this, but you will also be written into an E.Z. Morgan story! You will have your own character based on you! In addition, Marni will create a unique caricature of yourself! So you get a character and a caricature! There are only 29 so act quickly!

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    The Wheel of Fortune

    The Wheel of Fortune card brings joy, money, and good luck.

    We are so so grateful for your pledge! This tier has an exclusive opportunity to have your cards read by one of our talented authors or artists. The reading will be done using The Sleepless Tarot Deck! This is your chance to interact and learn from part of our wonderful team. Plus - you get three (3) decks!

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    The World

    The World symbolizes balance and unity.

    Thank you so much for your pledge! At this tier we are dedicating a custom experience just for you! Do you want to learn how to craft horrifying tales? Do you want to practice painting the macabre? The creators of Sleepless Tarot will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience that will allow you to grow and learn. All of the interactions will be done digitally, either in skype or google hangout. Keep an open mind and let your imagination run wild! You will also receive four (4) decks to make your world complete.

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