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By SAFON BOOKSTORE SL
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Would you like to read your tarot card spreads from the very first day with no effort?

This KICKSTARTER will promote the launch of the physical pack of cards TAROT4ALL, which can be used as any other tarot deck and the TAROT4ALL mobile app, this app recognizes the cards and reads your card spread immediately, without needing any previous tarot knowledge.

We have universalized tarot spread readings!!!

Get started in the world of tarot, improve what you know, learn new spreads...Save yourself months of learning.

There are so many variables that influence the meaning of the spread: the position of the cards, the orientation of the cards, cards combinations… learning how to read a card spread can take such a long time, but it could be much easier. And now it is.

Example with the tarot spead "past, present and future"
Example with the tarot spead "past, present and future"

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We researched, read countless books, searched for the tarot origin, the first tarot cards, read more books to complement what we already knew… And we decided to settle for the Ancient Tarot of Marseilles, the most detailed, colorful and meaningful when created by his author, Nicolás Conver, in 1760.

We have studied the meaning of every single card, every symbol, every look, every number, and we have completed it with some others contributions from other card decks as the ones created by Claude Burdel, Jean Noblet, Jean Payen, Jean Dodal (on the XVIII century, it seems you had to create a tarot deck if your name was JEAN).

Because of all these reasons, we consider Nicolás Conver tarot deck the best one so we have always kept its essence. One by one with the 78 cards...

Evolution and result
Evolution and result

We have compiled the tarots of Claude Burdel, Nicolas Conver, Jean Dodal, Jean Noblet. Some were hard to find. Here you can check them out if you are curious. ---- OLD TAROTS ----- 

TAROT4ALL Major Arcana

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TAROT4ALL Minor Arcana 

 

COINS
COINS

  

CLUBS
CLUBS

  

CUPS
CUPS

  

SWORDS
SWORDS

Technology  

After many card recognition tests we had to choose between reading cards by NFC chips, augmented reality (AR) and other codifications, as BIDI codes.

One by one we have tested these 3 alternatives. NFC chips could not recognize the card orientation (which definitely changes the spread meaning) and adding one chip to each card would rise so much the card deck cost. Also, not many smartphones have a NFC reader. On the other hand, with the augmented reality the card recognition was so slow, and a very powerful smartphone, a great camera and really steady hand were needed (it could be quicker to look for the card spread meaning on a book).

Finally, with BIDI codes, the recognition is very well achieved, it is instantaneous and it works with very small codes, all you need is a macro photography function on your phone. Nowadays nearly all the smartphones have this function. With BIDI codes also orientation can be recognized. And that is why we chose BIDI codes.

Two of Coins, Kickstarter special edition. Cards size 4.75" x 2.75" = 12x7cm
Two of Coins, Kickstarter special edition. Cards size 4.75" x 2.75" = 12x7cm

  

If you have Android or IOS and your smartphone has macro photography function, congratulations, your smartphone is compatible.

How to know if your smartphone has macro photography function?

If you can focus at one fist distance (3.5 inches / 8.89cm), it means your smartphone has macro photography function. As we said, nowadays nearly all the smartphones have this function. 

TAROT SPREADS

We will start with 3 different spreads: one card spread, 3 card spread (past, present and future) and the Celtic Cross. More spreads will be added, details in the stretch goals.

Tarot spreads included in the app from the beginning
Tarot spreads included in the app from the beginning

We have spent several years researching and developing, we have taken care of every last detail, but we need your help for launching worldwide. 

When new spread recognitions and functions will be added, it will not affect to your phrysical pack of cards. You will only have to update your app to have all the newest functions. That’s it.

How fast is it?

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   And it’s a beta version tested with a 100$ smartphone, there is still much to be done. But the hardest part as you can see works perfectly. 

In the opening video you can see how the application works:

Open the app and choose the card spread (1, 3 or Celtic Cross). Follow the instructions to shuffle and place the cards while you think about which question you need to answer and you pass your smartphone over the cards as indicated. A little map will show you the recognized card and the next one on the list.

Interpretation of the Celtic Cross spread

Celtic Cross spread --example--
Celtic Cross spread --example--

Cards 

Measures are 2.75" x 4.75"  =  12 x 7 cm.

We have cared about design. Depending on the goal we achieve we will set the quality as high as possible. The more we produce, the lower the manufacturing cost gets, and this saving will take to a higher quality.

The quality target is 330 gsm black core, very bend-resistant and durable but more expensive to produce. Just to have an idea, usual casinos premium cards are 280 gsm black core (to prevent players from marking cards).

For the back of the card we have worked on 3 different options, but we want you to choose it voting for your favorite one.
For the back of the card we have worked on 3 different options, but we want you to choose it voting for your favorite one.

  

Help us to select the best one. Counting likes on FB + Twitter.

Twitter:       Stars  /    Flowers     /    Zodiac

Facebook: Stars  /     Flowers    /     Zodiac

Opinions on www.tarotforum.net

You can see on www.tarotforum.net
You can see on www.tarotforum.net

INSTANT REWARD

STRETCH GOALS

Little by little they will be showing. Check it out often.
Little by little they will be showing. Check it out often.

Customs friendly 

Backers in the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand are all covered by Customs-Friendly. 

SAFON BOOKSTORE, guarantees their Customs-Friendly service. If you are in a Customs-Friendly region and you have any additional charges for receiving your package. However, if by chance you had any additional charges for receiving your package due to customs clearance, SAFON BOOKSTORE will reimburse you directly for those costs via PayPal up to 2% + VAT over the declared value of the deck.

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Thanks you all for this opportunity, I really hope we can achieve something big.

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And last but not least, if you like board games, have a look at my friend Gonzalo´s project.  It´s looks grate.

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Gonzalo, thank you very much for your disinterested help to make it possible.

Risks and challenges

There are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as:

Production delays
Shipping delays
Customs delays

The estimated delivery date is September 2017, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

REFUND POLICY

We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign's end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that's minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can not get back from them after 14 days). However, if we've started packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the current shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component can not be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.

All refunds after the 14 days close of the campaign may be processed via Paypal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is being funded in EUR and any refunds processed will be in EUR for the exact amount received in EUR, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment , And you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities; although these duties will be reimbursed as previously indicated according our "CUSTOMS FRIENDLY" policy, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret that we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

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    A thank-you letter +3 random tarot cards

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    The Cards will be 2 Major Arcana and 1 Minor Arcana.
    Cards quality 300gsm cardboard, in this reward.

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    Thank you for your EARLY support, we also pay you for the shipping. First 22 backers will receive 1 "TAROT4ALL" deck (78 cards) compatible with the app TAROT4ALL for 1 year + tuck box. I don´t even want to calculate the discount to avoid becoming stressed...

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    TAROT4ALL Deck + lifetime license

    TAROT4ALL DECK + APP lifetime licence + PDF/EPUB/MOBI book + your name in the web wall thanks and the app wall thanks.

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    X2 DECKS + APP license of use for 2 Years. (78 cards/deck) + tuck box.

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