This project's funding goal was not reached on March 28, 2012.
About this project
I'm sorry -- I don't have a video or a video camera. But I have done this project four times already - 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. You can see examples of the cards on my webpage at www.flyingbuffalo.com/pokerdeck.htm - plus you can see how the included free links from my webpage work.
The famous game designers honored in the past include Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, Jim Dunnigan, Redmond Simonsen, Lou Zocchi, Duke Seifried, Tom Shaw, John Hill, Marc Miller, Rich Banner, Frank Chadwick, Loren Wiseman, Don Greenwood, Sid Sackson, Greg Stafford, and Steve Jackson.
In addition to the advertisement, and the decks, and the link to your website, any advertiser who has a booth at the Origins or Gencon game conventions may participate in the "Poker Game Promotional Event". You'll get your booth number mentioned in an ad in the program book, and hundreds of attendees will be directed to visit your booth and ask for a card.
I have done this myself in the past, but I decided to try using Kickstarter this year, in order to get more publicity for the project, and for the deserving game designers. If you are a gamer, you probably know several of them. But I'm betting you don't know ALL 16 of them, unless you are yourself an industry insider. The table-top gaming industry would not be the same without all of these pioneers, and if you consider yourself a gamer, you should know who they are! Why not take advantage of the $30 "get all ten decks" option, and read about each of them on his card?
If you wish to be an advertiser, and you want a specific card, email me and I'll let you know if that one is still available. (All the aces are already spoken for!)
On a regular deck of cards, the four kings represent four famous kings from history. I thought it would be nice to create a deck that honors four famous game designers. The rest of the cards are advertisements from various game companies, game stores, and game conventions. You can (a) buy the current deck and/or the past ones or (b) put your advertisement on one of the cards.
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