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The Urban Tarot Deck is an illustration series that is nearly 10 years in the making. It is about magic, truth and the city.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    My personal thanks, made physical in the form of a single signed card from the completed set, along with online access to a full set of downloadable wallpapers featuring the Major Arcana. Additionally, I'll include your name in the catalog, as one of the contributors who made the set possible.

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    The Book. A complete guidebook to the Urban Tarot deck, with full color images of each card and a description of both the meanings behind it and the process that went into it, signed by the artist. Plus, access to the online wallpapers and a mention in the catalog as above.

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    The Deck Itself. One finished, packaged, fully usable tarot deck consisting of all 78 cards. Individually signed and numbered from the first-run set for contributors to this Kickstarter project only. Additionally, you will receive the full-color guidebook to all the cards in the set and a thank you note from me.

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    The Querent Card: In addition to everything included at lower levels (The guidebook, a first-edition signed deck, etc.) you get one card of your choice from the set to receive as a signed 12"x18" high-quality digital print.

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    NEW - The Marie Brennan package: one first-edition numbered deck, plus the tarot guidebook with introductory fiction piece by Marie Brennan, signed by both the author herself and the artist. PLUS, you will receive a signed hardcover of Brennan's latest Onyx Court novel, With Fate Conspire.

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    Past, Present & Future: The first-edition deck, the guidebook, plus signed 12"x18" prints of any three cards of your choice.

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    The Cross: The first-edition deck, the guidebook, plus signed 12"x18" prints of any five cards of your choice.

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    Strength, Justice, and the Game: One contributor will receive large prints of both Strength and Justice, signed by both the artist and by the model - noted game designer and speaker Jessica Hammer. Ms. Hammer will conduct a 2-hour seminar for you and up to 7 of your friends on a game-design topic to be decided in consultation with you. For those who cannot travel easily to the NY area, arrangements over Skype can be made. This reward will also include a full first-edition tarot deck and guidebook for you and each of your guests (up to 8 total).

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    The Hermit and the Leviathans: In addition to a first-edition deck and guidebook, one contributor will receive a print of The Hermit signed by the artist and the model - Christopher Hall. Mr Hall, a paleontologist and docent at the American Museum of Natural History, will hand you your reward package at the museum, where you and up to 5 friends will be treated to a personal 2-hour guided tour of the Fossil Halls.

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    Pledge US$ 950 or more About US$ 950

    Join the Cast: You can loan your image to one of the remaining cards in the set. I'll consult with you and determine the card that makes the most sense for you, then we'll plan a 1-hour model shoot in NYC, where I'll get photographic reference of you posing in the design I've sketched out. When the deck is complete, you'll get the full deck, guidebook and of course a full-size signed print of the card that you helped create.

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    Weekend with the Artist: One contributor will stay with us for a weekend at our apartment on the Upper West Side of NYC. You will not only get to model for one of the cards, but you'll also see how it all comes together. I'll give you 1-on-1 lessons in my design process and in how I work digitally. You'll be treated to games, food and strange conversations with many of the card models, and I'll take you to some of my favorite spots around the city. And we'll send you off with a reward package including a deck, guidebook and two prints of your choice, plus you'll naturally get a third print of the card you modeled for, once it's complete.

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    The Chariot and the Feast: One contributor will receive one large print of The Chariot, signed by both the artist and by the model - Tse Wei Lim. The print, plus two full first-edition tarot decks and guidebooks, will be waiting for the contributor at his/her table at Journeyman, an elegant restaurant founded by Mr. Lim and his wife Diana Kudajarova in Somerville, MA. The lucky contributor will meet the model and enjoy a full 5-course dinner for two, prepared by the man himself and his legendary team.

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    The Devil's Night: In addition to a first-edition deck and guidebook, one contributor will receive a print of The Devil signed by the artist and the model - Anthony Bamonte. Mr. Bamonte will take you on a guided tour of New York's exotic nightlife, and treat you to drinks and entertainment at a selection of interesting bars and unusual locales, tailored to your own preferences and interests.

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