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Fling powerful magics with style using The Deck of Many's unabridged Animated Spell Cards for DnD 5e.
Fling powerful magics with style using The Deck of Many's unabridged Animated Spell Cards for DnD 5e.
Fling powerful magics with style using The Deck of Many's unabridged Animated Spell Cards for DnD 5e.
3,728 backers pledged $368,807 to help bring this project to life.

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The Deck of Many Animated Spells: DnD 5E Spell Cards

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Thank you to all our backers, you made The Deck of Many Animated Spells a reality!

If you missed out on becoming a backer, you can always go to www.animatedspells.com and sign up to our mailing list for when we start preorders!

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The Deck of Many Animated Spells is a series of DND 5e spell cards that animate to look like you’re actually casting the spell!

Do away with needing to carry around reference books and other abridged cards. These cards that are sure to cast a spell on your friends and players alike.

We’re working with a team of talented animators to flesh out all the Cantrips. We are hoping to animate all the spells in the Open Gaming License (OGL) level by level, so help us hit our stretch goals.

All 10 Decks have been unlocked!
All 10 Decks have been unlocked!

Using the power of lenticular lenses, we've animated these spells cards by creating an 8 framed looping animation that, when tilted, come to life! 

Here's what you should expect from one of our cards:

  • Unabridged: All the info relevant to the spell is on the card.
  • Animated: Each card features 8 frames of looping animation.
  • Tilt to Animate: Tilt the card up and down to see it animate.
  • Waterproof: No more party fouls with these cards.
  • Tarot Sized: The cards are 120mm x 70mm.
  • Material: Made out of plastic.
How the card frames look before it's animated.
How the card frames look before it's animated.
Nothing will quench this fire bolt!
Nothing will quench this fire bolt!

 Got questions? Join our Discord and chat with us!

The Cantrips spells will be the first deck we are aiming to produce. It will feature all 24 cantrip spells from the Open Gaming Licence. Includes 6 spell craft cards.

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The Deck of Many Animated Things is a 22 card deck that spells "gloom" or "glory" for your players. 

Who said doom couldn't be fun?

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Want something with a little more punch? Alphabetically here's 24 more SRD level 1 spells from Alarm to Fog Cloud. Includes 6 spell craft cards.

UNLOCKED!

Volume 2 includes the rest of the SRD level 1 spells, from Goodberry to Unseen Servant. Includes 5 spell craft cards.

UNLOCKED!

 Alphabetically here's the first 26 SRD level 2 spells from Alarm to Hold Person. Includes 4 spell craft cards.

UNLOCKED!

Alphabetically here's 27 more SRD level 2 spells Invisibility to Zone of Truth. Includes 3 spell craft cards.

UNLOCKED!

UNLOCKED!

Animated Front, Blank Back
Animated Front, Blank Back

When we hit this stretch goal each spell deck will include Animated Blank Spell cards. The front will feature a unique looking animated effect and the back will be blank. So these can represent any spell or you can make your own to give to your players!

With this upgrade each spell deck will have exactly 30 spell cards, with the animated blanks filling up the empty slots.

Make the magic your own!

Alphabetically here's the first 21 SRD level 3 spells from Animated Dead to Major Image. Includes 9 spell craft cards.

UNLOCKED!

Alphabetically here's 21 more SRD level 3 spells from Mass Healing Word to Wind Wall. Includes 9 spell craft cards.

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Alphabetically here's 31 SRD level 4 spells from Arcane Eye to Wall of Fire.

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BONUS CARDS

Every package will contain 1 of each! 

Every package will contain 1 of each!
Every package will contain 1 of each!

Every backer will get these 2 exclusive cards with their packages! Level 9 Meteor Swarm by Meng Her & Level 3 Lightning Bolt feat. Sips! by Dingo Doodles. 

Note: PDF tier will only get you a pdf and gifs versions.

During our last campaign, we got a lot of requests for a way to store all the cards together, either in their boxes, or sleeved.  We heard you. We've designed a sturdy plastic box that can hold 100+ sleeved cards, and up to 4 boxed decks. It will also come with 4 plastic dividers.

Add +$14 to your Kickstarter pledge and in Backerkit, after the campaign is over, select the deck box option.

Here's all the pledge tiers we're currently offering. Have a friend who wants a deck or shopping for your favorite GM? Get more than one deck and save!

These prices are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign!

 Tier Update:

$10 Print'N Play PDF

Get all the cards produced in this campaign as we make them. The pdf will be static images, while the gifs will feature all 8 looping frames :D

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$30 1 Deck of your Choice + PDF

Only want Cantrips, or a specific portion of spells or just the Deck of Many Animated Things? This is the tier for you.

Shipping: $5 US/Canada | $10+ Worldwide

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$50 (SAVE 16%) 2 Decks of your Choice + PDF

A couple decks tickle your fancy, or want to get one for you and one as a gift? The options are endless.

Shipping: $10 US/Canada | $15+ Worldwide

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$75 (SAVE 16%)
3 Decks of your Choice + PDF 

What if I only want 3 decks?! Then this is the option for you. Choose 3 from all the decks unlocked.

Shipping: $10 US/Canada | $15+ Worldwide

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$100 (SAVE 45%)
6 Decks of your Choice + PDF 

You heard that right. If you back the $100 tier during this kickstarter campaign you'll get 1 free deck for a total of 6 decks instead of just 5. So if you were on the fence before, there's no reason to not back at that level now!

Shipping: $20 US/Canada | $30+ Worldwide

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$120 (SAVE 43%)
7 Decks of your Choice + PDF 

Shipping: $20 US/Canada | $30+ Worldwide

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$140 (SAVE 42%)
8 Decks of your Choice + PDF

Shipping: $20 US/Canada | $30+ Worldwide

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$150 (SAVE 50%)
10 Decks of your Choice + PDF 

Shipping: $20 US/Canada | $30+ Worldwide

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$200 (SAVE 52%)
14 Decks of your Choice + PDF

Shipping: $25 US/Canada | $40+ Worldwide

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RETAILER PACKAGE
$500 (SAVE 53%)
36 Decks of your Choice + PDF 

Shipping: $30 US/Canada

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Want some more cool stuff? You can customize your support with tarot card sleeves and other add ons. Keep your eyes open for more add ons to come!

To customize your support, simply include the cost of the additional item(s) in your pledge. When the Backerkit Survey is sent out, you will be asked to indicate which additional items you paid for or if you wanted to swap any 1 animated deck for any 2 regular decks listed above.

If you are a distributor or a store and are looking for bulk options, please email us at support@cardamajigs.com for more details.

The Deck of Many Animated Spells team members wear many hats, including concepts, art direction, project management, research, art, video production, and much, much more!

Special thanks to: 

Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Darren Bird, Shawn Pyke, Stephan Grambart, Zack Varve, Sue Varve, and all the ArcticLeaf.io staff. You helped make this campaign come to life. Thank you for your help.

Legal 

This campaign is being published for 5th Edition through the Open Gaming License, Version 1.0a, under the terms and conditions set forth in the System Reference Document 5.1 as provided by Wizards of the Coast.

The following items are designated Product Identity, as defined in Section 1(e) of the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a and are subject to the conditions set forth in Section 7 of the Open Gaming Licence, and are not Open Content:

• All artwork, including but not limited to, works created by Jordan Richer, Andrea Bruce, Ricardo Evangelho, Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Darren Bird, Shawn Pyle, and Stephan Grambart. 

• Cardamajigs branding, including but not limited to, logos, trademarks, graphic design, layouts and identifying marks, 

•  The Deck of Many branding, including but not limited to logos, trademarks, graphic design, layouts and identifying marks, 

• Graphic design elements of the Deck of Many, including but not limited to, layouts, box design, graphics, and iconography, 

• All text created by Cardamajigs not found in the Open Gaming License Version 1.0a, System Reference Document 5.1 found at the internet link http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/DND/SRD-OGL_V5.1.pdf, 

• Promotional materials for the Deck of Many, including but not limited to, video, animation by Darren Bird, and social media content, 

• All merchandise associated with the Deck of Many, including but not limited to, enamel pins and deck boxes, and card names, statistics, abilities, spells, and all information found on all custom cards. 

All content from the System Reference Document 5.1 is Open Game Content as described in Section 1(d) of the License. No portion of this work other than the material designated as Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without permission.

Audio

"Final Battle of the Dark Wizards" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Quirky Dog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Zazie" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Son Of A Rocket" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Evil Incantation Sound Effect Courtesy Of Freesound.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://freesound.org/s/274121/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Continuous Static Sound Effect Courtesy Of Freesound.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://freesound.org/s/274121/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Squishes Sound Effect Courtesy Of Freesound.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://freesound.org/s/274121/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Protego Sound Effect Courtesy Of Freesound.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://freesound.org/s/274121/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Water Splash 3 Sound Effect Courtesy Of Freesound.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 https://freesound.org/s/274121/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

The Deck of Many Animated Spells team has run two successful Kickstarter campaigns, has experience processing and shipping large volumes, and understands the time required to deliver a high-quality product.

Therefore, the challenge this campaign is making sure that the animations we produce look as great on the card as they do on our computers. We've also added extra time to the timelines to allow for additional proofing because we want to make sure we get these cards perfect.

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