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A 35 Card Oracle Deck containing original drawings and creature designs. The deck is to help you think differently about yourself.
31 backers pledged $1,001 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi all!  I'm Doug Hoppes.  Everybody just calls me Dougie.  I'm a dark fantasy illustrator and oil painter.  A little less than a year ago, I came up with the ShadowMyths system that allows people to come up with new ideas for their stories and games.  Over time, many people have successfully used that system to help "get outside of their head and think differently."

During the past year, I found out that more and more people were using the ShadowMyths decks as an Oracle Deck, also.  I was curious and found out that they would have a question in their mind, lay down the cards, and the cards would give them an answer that they were looking for (not necessarily the one that they wanted).

So, in response to that, I decided to create a unique deck specific for them.  This is that deck.  Unlike my standard ShadowMyths deck, this one contains many of my drawings and creatures in my world.  

Reward: Oracle Deck ($20):

The deck features 35 cards containing my original drawings. The cards are 2.75" x 3.75", coated and heavy-duty to ensure that they would last a long time. In addition, the special wooden carrying box is small enough to fit inside of a standard purse or carryall so that you can carry the deck anywhere and it will still be protected from damage.  

The deck will contain the following images:

Reward: Special Carrying Box ($40):

Includes: Oracle Deck

In order to give you something nicer and smaller to carry your cards in, I'm working on creating a wooden carrying box.  The size of the box is around 3" x 4" x 1.5" and the basic structure will look like:

Template: NOT ACTUAL BOX
Template: NOT ACTUAL BOX
Top with Velcro Strap
Top with Velcro Strap

As you can see above, this is the basic template of the box.  The box will have a dark black or dark cherry stain on the outside with black felt on the inside.  At this time, the box is securely closed using a velcro strap across the top.    

Reward: Colored Print ($60):

Includes: Oracle Deck and Carrying Box

The colored print reward is where you have the option of selecting a print of one of the oil paintings that I created based on the card in the Oracle Deck.  

Each print is created on a Richo Pro C7110X digital press and printed on New Page Futura 100# Dull cover paper. The 11” x 14” print is provided with an archival backing board and will easily fit into any standard frame that can be obtained at a hobby store or frame shop.

Goal Rewards: $1000 increment

So, let's add some goal rewards:  First Goal Reward is that, for every $1000 the kickstarter raises, I'll be adding a new card to the deck.  So, that means that, if I hit the goal of $5000, then 5 new cards will be added to the deck.  Now, here's the important part.  These cards will not be available to anyone outside of the kickstarter. Since we are close to the first $1000, the following card will be added:

Goal Rewards: $3000

At $3000, each backer will be able to choose his own color for the wooden box (if you had funded that level).  The colors are:

Risks and challenges

The deck is completed so that the only challenge is the look of the wooden box. I've already worked with the manufacturer to ensure that the box quality is very good but I still want to ensure that it has the look that I'm going for.

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    Oracle Deck

    Get all 35 cards in the Oracle Deck. Deck comes stored in a hingeless plastic case.

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    Special Carrying Box

    Get all 35 cards in the Oracle Deck. Deck comes stored in a dark-stained wooden case with felt inside for protection.

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    Color Version

    Get all 35 cards plus the wooden box plus your choice of an 11" x 14" oil painting print based on an image in the deck.

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