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We are creating a new Tarot set with easily readable symbols and a beautiful collection of illustrations, based in the world of Darisa.
We are creating a new Tarot set with easily readable symbols and a beautiful collection of illustrations, based in the world of Darisa.
The campaign is over, but email draquemail@gmail.com to preorder a deck!
We are creating a new Tarot set with easily readable symbols and a beautiful collection of illustrations, based in the world of Darisa. The campaign is over, but email draquemail@gmail.com to preorder a deck!
186 backers pledged $9,637 to help bring this project to life.

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A Darisa Tarot, The Lomisht

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Add ons are supported! Please contact and we can work out differing combinations of items which are not covered in the specific reward tiers.

Wood Box Note:

The 2018 date for wood box delivery is a typo! The schedule there is the same as for the decks, December. Unfortunately, after the first person chooses a reward, it can't be edited. Pictures of the prototype box are below!

 

 

 

We are Draque Thompson, designer and author of "A Darisa Tarot" and creator of the Darisa setting, and Karen Swartz, an illustrator obsessed with mythology. (Find more of Karen's work Here)

We teamed up to combine what we love about Tarot, and bring Draque's world of Darisa to life!

Our goal is to produce and share a unique deck with imagery that can be interpreted in many different ways by a broad range of readers. We want to share the sense of collaborative creativity that exists in the tradition of tarot, and to do so in a manner that is both artistically beautiful and highly expressive. The project includes both the physical creation of the cards, and the digital companion book. The book will be available to all contribution tiers. Even if you only have a dollar to spare, you'll get to read through and enjoy it!

The cards themselves are based on an interpretation of tarot through the lens of Darisa, a rich story world with years of creative work poured into it. The title “Lomisht” translates from this world’s language to “card set.” Hints about the world, its mythology, and its people are spread through the entire deck, with alternate names and unique depictions for each of the Major Arcana. This said, we have taken care that each card is still recognizable, honoring elements and motifs from traditional tarot.

The cards themselves will be printed on sturdy, 300 GSM stock, and we have already secured a deal with a printing studio which is able to scale printing from a few hundred decks up to however many we might need to produce! The premium wooden boxes will be created by Karen in a local maker's space. We have made certain that we have specific plans of where to have all elements and deliverables produced, and carefully calculated the costs of all the steps of the process to ensure that our funding will be sufficient to complete them with quality and get them safely shipped to our backers.

To ensure that we're able to deliver the decks in time, we plan to have the printing completed before the end of November so that there is a comfortable buffer for all the evenings to be spent boxing everything up and shipping it out to our backers.

 

This deck includes the standard 78 cards found in every tarot deck (22 Major and 56 Minor Arcana cards). Additionally, 3 further Major Arcana and 3 Minor Arcana cards have been created specifically for this deck, bringing the total up to 84 cards. These can be removed for a traditional experience, but are included as part of the larger work, a glimpse into the fictional world reflected in the cards.

The Major Arcana sketches shown below will be completed in the style of the 7 cards we have already completed.

When we reach the base goal for our campaign, Karen will complete the artwork for the Minor Arcana suits of Water, Wind, Fire, and Ground in the style shown below. We will be posting more examples from the Suit of Fire throughout the campaign!

 

 We have a prototype of our tuck box!

 

 

 

A digital companion book is being created as well. This will delve into the meanings of each card, the symbols that make them up, methods of reading, and thoughts on tarot as a whole. More than anything, it's a guide book to help you start to explore the cards for yourself and to find your own best style of reading. The companion book will be available to all contributors above the $5 tier.

 As thanks for the support of amazing people like you, we are offering the following as parts of our reward tiers:

$10: We'll send you 3 randomly selected cards from the Major Arcana with a customized interpretation of their combined reading.

$15: You'll receive a poster of any of the Major Arcana (your choice!) printed and shipped out to you. Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$25: (Early Bird Special) A full deck of the original Darisa Tarot, The Lomisht, as well as access to the digital companion book. Limited to the first 50 buyers! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$30: (Second Early Bird Special) A full deck of the original Darisa Tarot, The Lomisht, as well as access to the digital companion book. Limited to the second 50 buyers! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$35: A full deck of the original Darisa Tarot, The Lomisht, as well as access to the digital companion book. Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$45: One full Tarot deck and a Major Arcana poster print of your choice. Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$60: A full tarot deck in a custom laser engraved wooden box. This is one we managed to pull together at the last minute, but are really excited about. The typical tuck sleeve will also be included, but the custom etched box is what you'll want to use. Sketches for this special box will be revealed shortly! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$65: What's the only thing better than one custom tarot set? You get one guess! Two complete sets at a reduced price and we'll throw in a Major Arcana postcard for free! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$90: With this option, you'll receive the standard deck, and additionally, Draque will arrange a video chat (Skype, Facetime or whatever works for you) where they'll perform a personal reading for you using our Tarot deck! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$125: You'll receive a full tarot deck, a Major Arcana poster of your choice, and a custom sketch by Karen of your own design in the style of The Lomisht set! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges. (Delivery March 2018)

$150: Pledge this tier and you will get the deck, a custom laser engraved wooden box,  the original, autographed sketch of one of the Major Arcana cards, and a finished poster of the original that you're sent. These sketches are hand drawn, so only one of each exists! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

$250: You'll receive a full tarot deck, a Major Arcana poster of your choice, and the artist, Karen, will create a custom piece of fully polished artwork for you in the style of Lomisht deck. The design is up to you! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges. (Delivery March 2018)

$1000: Are you absolutely all about this deck? Are you some kind of Golden Maniac with a burning desire to help others? Then this is the tier for you. You'll receive two full tarot decks, one of EVERY Major Arcana poster (that's a lot of posters!), a Major Arcana postcard, a Facetime reading, a fully polished, custom piece of artwork, and a lifetime of positive karma.

CUSTOM: Do you want some custom combination of items here, or would you like to order many of a particular product? Please contact us and we can work this out! Once we have things in order, you can drop in the agreed contribution and you'll be set to receive your custom order!

 Our prototype deck will debut at Anthrocon 2017!

If you'll be there, come check out our panel and learn about tarot, our project, and get a reading performed with our cards!

 

Risks and challenges

We've striven to account for every element of expense that could potentially be encountered through a series of very exhaustive and very boring spreadsheets. However, there is always the possibility of a capricious universe throwing a wrench in the gears of our planning.

At the end of the day, the cards must be:
1) artistically created
2) printed
3) shipped out to you

Although there are multiple steps to these processes, none of them are inherently risky. Making sure that all the costs associated with this are accounted for is the big factor, and I am going over everything with a fine toothed comb to make sure that it is all perfectly in place before production begins.

However, if something does happen, we will do our absolute best to see the promised items delivered, regardless. This is a passion project, and our first priority is sharing it with as many people as we can. Should the situation arise, all profits will be put toward alleviating problems. In the case that they are still not covered, further measures will be taken to ensure that the backers are provided for.

The other possible difficulty we could run into is schedule slippage with either the artwork or the companion book. As with any other troubles, these would be treated as setbacks rather than points of failure. We will work to make all delivery deadlines, but our primary goal is to make certain that the decks and the book are completed and delivered to our backers, which we are absolutely committed to.

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    If you don't have the funds to purchase a deck right now, but still want to lend a hand, this is for you!

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    Additionally, anyone contributing this gets our heartfelt thanks and will see all of the behind the scenes work that's done and posted to the project updates!

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    Early Bird Single Deck

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    Tarot Set Laser Cut Wooden Box

    A full tarot deck in a custom etched wooden box. This is one we managed to pull together at the last minute, but are really excited about. The typical tuck sleeve will also be included, but the custom etched box is what you'll want to use. Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

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    Facetime Tarot Reading plus Deck

    With this option, you'll receive the standard deck, and additionally, we will arrange a video chat (Skype, or whatever works for you) where I'll give a personal reading to you of the cards! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

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    For this tier, you'll receive the full deck, the laser cut box, and one of the prototype decks that we produced before going live. This deck has images that existed before revision, and tidbits that aren't going to be in the final deck (or anywhere else). It gives a lot of insight into the creative process! Some of the images in here will never be released in any other form on or offline. Very exclusive content!

    If you really want to help us out, and also an exclusive look into the deck, this is what you're looking for!

    You also get a poster of any card image (or prototype image) from the deck that you like.

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    You'll receive a full tarot deck, a Major Arcana poster of your choice, and the artist, Karen, will create a custom piece of fully polished artwork in the style of Lomisht deck. The design is up to you! Out of US shipping can be arranged, but there may be additional charges.

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    Golden Maniac Tier

    Are you absolutely all about this deck? Are you some kind of Golden Maniac with a burning desire to help others? Then this is the tier for you. You'll receive two full tarot decks(in wooden boxes), one of EVERY Major Arcana poster (that's a lot of posters!), a Major Arcana postcard, a facetime reading, a fully polished, custom piece of artwork, and a lifetime of positive karma.

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