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About

ABOUT CROSS REALMS PLAYING CARDS

CROSS REALMS PLAYING CARDS are looking to replace those boring old suits with fun and adventurous new character classes! PLAY ANY CARD GAME YOU ALREADY KNOW AND LOVE but with 200% more adventure! No, wait. MORE ADVENTURE THAN THAT! This is our first deck and it is FANTASY based. ORCS, ELVES, DWARVES, and HUMANS battle it out in any card game! Why get a full house when you can win poker with an ARMY OF ORCS! The coolest part is you will be able to trade suits with future decks for LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES! RESOLVE ANY CONFLICT WITH YOUR ARMY OF CLASSIC CARDS! 

<instructions for two games included with each deck>

COURTS

Orcs
Orcs
Elves
Elves
Dwarves
Dwarves
Humans
Humans
Tuck Box
Tuck Box
9 of Orcs by Bonesteel - 9 of Elves by Ryan Butt
9 of Orcs by Bonesteel - 9 of Elves by Ryan Butt
2 of Dwarves by Peter Sefcik - 2 of Humans by Eric Bryant
2 of Dwarves by Peter Sefcik - 2 of Humans by Eric Bryant

ALL cards can be viewed at the CROSS REALMS Playing Cards Facebook Page.

AN EXPLANATION OF REWARDS

Standard Deck of Cards: Each deck of cards comes with 52 cards (13 cards valued from 2 through Ace for each of the 4 Fantasy suits: Dwarves, Elves, Humans and Orcs), plus two Jokers and an instructional booklet containing the rules for two games (Conflict and Orc Invasion).  Each card contains unique character art, name and flavor text.

Cards will be printed through MakePlayingCards.com at 330gsm (superior smooth).

Each deck will also have a Kickstarter exclusive seal.  Only decks sold through this campaign will contain this seal.

Kickstarter Exclusive Seal
Kickstarter Exclusive Seal

Poster: An 11x17 poster of an entire suit of cards.  Choose from all four of the suits. Each poster will be signed by that suit's artist.

Sketch Book: A 20 page, 6x9 sketch book giving a look at the creative process, unused cards, and card sketches.  Signed by all five creators.  ALL Backers from the CARD BEAST Reward Tier and higher will have their names included in a special "THANK YOU" page at the back of the sketch book.

Uncut Sheet: An uncut sheet of all 54 cards in the deck.

Original Art: A page of the original penciled art used in the creation of the CROSS REALMS Playing Cards deck.

Dwarf and Elf original art are pencils and inks only.  Orc original art are full color.

See the Cross Realms Original Art Gallery for all available pieces.  Selection of artwork will be first pledged, first served.

Platinum Edition Deck of Cards: A full deck of cards in limited edition grayscale (instead of the standard full-color) in an exclusive tin.  Also included is the instructional booklet and Kickstarter exclusive seal.

Exclusive Tin for Platinum Edition Deck
Exclusive Tin for Platinum Edition Deck

Only 10 Platinum Edition decks will be printed.

ADD-ONS

Additional Decks: Add an additional deck of cards to any Reward Tier for an additional $12 ($21 international).

Posters: Add an additional poster to any Reward Tier that already includes a poster for an additional $5.  Add $10 ($21 international) to Reward Tiers that do not contain a poster for the first poster, and then $5 for each additional poster.

Sketch Book: Add a sketch book to any Reward Tier for an additional $12 ($22 international).

Uncut Sheet: Add an uncut sheet to any Reward Tier for an additional $34 ($45 international).

How to Pay for "Add-Ons" 

To include the additional money for your Add-On, when you select your Reward Tier, on the following Back This Project page, there is a box for your Pledge Amount. Simply increase the amount in the box by the cost of your Add-On. Then Contact Me with which Add-On you would like to receive. 

If you have already Pledged this project and would like to include an Add-On, click on the Manage button at the top-right hand side of the screen (just underneath the Backer information for this Kickstarter). Then simply increase your Pledge Amount and Contact Me with which Add-On you would like to receive.

THE CATATOMIC STUDIOS TEAM

DWARF ARTIST: Peter Sefcik

In 1977, a crack commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. He promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the New York underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him..maybe you can hire Artist and Publisher... Peter Sefcik.

(and when he isn't ripping off the A-Team, Peter is the founder and head of Catatomic Studios, home to a collective of artists in New York's Capital Region)

ELF ARTIST: Ryan Butt

Ryan Butt is a staff artist at Catatomic Studios whose most recent work can be seen in the comic book, Alexander and the Book of Knowledge by Loiseau Studios and the upcoming Feral by Jennifer Dugan.  

HUMAN ARTIST: Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant is the newest member of the Catatomic Studios team.  He handles props for several HBO productions and is the artist for Vince Cross - Vampire Hunter by Loiseau Studios.  

ORC ARTIST: Bonesteel

Bonesteel is a character concept artist whose work can be seen in Darby Pop's Side-Kicked and Alexander and the Book of Knowledge by Loiseau Studios.  He is also a staff artist for Catatomic Studios.

FLAVOR TEXT WRITER: Russell Brettholtz

Russell Brettholtz is the writer and co-creator of the comic book, Side-Kicked, by Darby Pop Publishing.  He is also a contributing editor and writer for Catatomic Studios.

WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR?

We are using this Kickstarter to help raise money to produce a limited 500-2000 deck run of CROSS REALMS.  The money raised will be spent on the actual printing of the cards, the production of the other rewards (Posters, Sketch Book, etc...), shipping, taxes and fees.  Any money left over will be used to reimburse the art team for the creative costs involved with creating the artwork for the deck (and to possibly begin production of additional suits). 

THANK YOU

Thank you for taking the time to explore our Kickstarter campaign.

Any contribution you can make to this project is greatly appreciated (and if you can't do it with money, please consider helping by spreading the word).

Just click the following link to Tweet about Sidekicks to your Followers: 

"CROSS REALMS #PlayingCards: #Fantasy Deck is now live on #Kickstarter! Help fund this new concept in #cardgames!"

OR

"I just Backed the CROSS REALMS #PlayingCards: #Fantasy Deck on #Kickstarter! Help fund this new idea in #cardgames!"

Over the past year, we have brought a great deal of passion, time and effort to this project.  Unfortunately, printing the 500-2000 deck run that we want would require too much of an upfront cash payment.

We simply can not do this without your help.

Thank you.

Risks and challenges

NO RISK! The art and creative production is 100% COMPLETE! We are seeking funding for the production and promoting of the cards and to reach out to local game and comic shops!

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    PLAYERS TIER:
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    COLLECTOR:
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    One to play and one to save (or give as a wonderful gift!)

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    One deck of CROSS REALMS playing cards in LIMITED EDITION GRAYSCALE in a CUSTOM TIN, PLUS two standard CROSS REALMS playing cards decks.
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    RETAIL PACKAGE:
    THREE BRICKS (36 DECKS)
    With link to your business web page or facebook page you qualify for our lowest possible pricing. This also includes a promotional poster with your store name printed on it!

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Funding period

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