- Standard poker card dimension (2.5 x 3.5 in)
- Full color front & back
- NEW! Choose between sparkly or non-sparkly front finish
- Matte back finish
- Rounded corners
- 300 gsm paper
- 52 Basic deck, 4 Jokers, 4 alternate Aces, & 1 Gaff card: 61 cards
- 4 suits/elements: Earth (♦), Air (♣), Water (♥), Fire (♠)
- Animalia comes with custom tuck box
- EVERY card has it's own animal/job class!
- All art and design by Miso and Jin
$1: Every little bit helps, thank you! You'll get one random wallpaper. Please note that this level is digital ONLY. (Meaning nothing will be physically sent to your address)
$5: Wow you really want those wallpapers huh? This pledge nets you all four! Please note that this level is digital ONLY. (Meaning nothing will be physically sent to your address)
$15: Now we're talking! Early backers should be rewarded for their support at the very beginning, right? So, you get one Animalia deck, WITH international shipping included! If we pass our goal, you'll have the option to add-on any extras.
$20: You a gambling fella, ain't ya? At the end of the funding period, we'll send out surveys, asking for a list of your favorite things (5 total!). These can be anime, games, cartoons, comics, animals, colors, etc. Since we both attend Artist Alleys, it's likely that we have something that you like! A nice surprise pack will be sent to you. The total value of this pledge is DEFINITELY over $20. Who knows; maybe we'll even draw you something! No deck included, but this pledge does allow add-ons!
$25: Seems like you were a little late for the early bird. Or maybe you just want to give us extra money (which is much appreciated, but you can pledge more than the minimum requirement...). Regardless, we will send one Animalia: Tails Imperium deck to you. Add-ons allowed!
$45: One to play with, one for your collection? C'mon, how about you stop being stingy and give the other deck as a gift. At this level, you are sent two Animalia decks. Add-ons allowed!
$150*: Pick an animal to be featured in the Animalia: Tails Imperium deck! Work together with either Jiny or Miso to design the jokers. This level gets ALL the bonuses, and you can add-on to your pledge if you want extras! Please note that we have the right to deny any requests. (Just saying this to cover our butts!)
* At the end of the pledge period, if any of these tiers are empty, then we'll choose an animal from the reserve pile
Since kickStarter follows the "All or Nothing" crowd-sourcing model, we set the goal at it's very lowest to ensure that this project succeeds. Here's approximately where each dollar will go:
- Printing (Decks and custom boxes) = $ 1,200 (72%)
- Shipping (international is expensive!) = $ 300 (18%)
- kickStarter/Amazon fees = $ 150 (10%)
- TOTAL: $1,650
As you can see, this goal does not include ANY time spent on drawing and designing. We're basically doing that for free. However, both of us love to draw, and want this project to succeed! Our hope is that enough people pledge to push past $1,650. We would both like to be compensated for our drawings, but if we can at least afford printing and other necessities, then we'll consider that a win!
There are SO many things we would love to do. But, like all things in life, money is needed to make these things happen. Here are some Milestones we have in mind:
REACHED! $1,650: Project successfully funded. You get a deck. And YOU get a deck! And YOU get a deck...!
REACHED $2,000: Backs upgraded from greyscale to color. Supporters will vote on 3 possible color combinations at the end of the funding period.
REACHED $3,000: Cards will have more detail on their background. Bookmark add-ons are unlocked.
REACHED $4,000: Non sparkly deck pledge unlocked! Same design, but matte on both sides! Tuck box will now have UV spot gloss detail!
REACHED $5,000: Tuck box will now have gold foil emboss detail! "Button" (pin badges and magnets) add-ons are now unlocked. Each deck will come with alternate aces.
REACHED $6,000: Thicker card stock (200gsm -> 300gsm). All physical backers receive a random pin badge! Charm Wiper unlocked! Special limited edition owl charm (for cleaning screens) will be available. Each deck will come with 1 gaff card (Back design printed on both sides)
$7,000: Uncut sheet unlocked! Backers will now be able to add-on uncut sheets. Please note: sheet IS different from "standard" size/dimensions! Each deck will come with 1 "Crest/Logo" card.
Miso: The Curator. Artist 1/2. Likes puppies. Favorite class: Melee and Fighters!
Jin: The Puppetmaster. Artist 1/2. Likes sleep. Favorite class: Ranged and Magic!
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Risks and challenges
With such a large project, there's no doubt that we'll run into a few snags along the journey. Here, we'll address some concerns, and answer them to the best of our ability:
* Incomplete/Unsatisfactory art
We have enough time to finish everything within the projected date.The only potential challenge would be the Jokers; should the backer go radio-silent or make impossible demands, then we would simply draw our own designs. It's a little unfair, but so is delaying this project and making lots of people wait. As for art....well, there are plenty of samples on this project so hopefully you have a feel for our designs. If you're unhappy with the style, it's ok; good luck with your own project!
* Poor print quality
We've been printing with this company for several years now. Jiny is fluent in Korean (Miso just cracks her knuckles threateningly) and we've already gotten paper samples and price estimates from them. Jo-A is a fantastic company to work with. And not only us; ask the artists that we have helped via JiMi Agency! We've had many compliments about the quality and uniqueness of these sparkly cards.
* Damaged via transit
Since we're located in South Korea, it's likely the majority of the decks will be shipped internationally. We've sent hundreds of products overseas before, so we are very experienced in this area. If you want to upgrade your shipping method, please message us for a quote!
* Shuffling difficulty
Animalia: Tail Imperium is a playing card deck. However, there may be some difficulty shuffling or arranging the cards. This is due to the sparkle coating. An experienced person shouldn't have too much trouble, but please be aware that cards may "stick." The matte coating however, shuffles perfectly well!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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