The latest prototypes:
Tokens and Life Counters:
- Backers outside of the US must add $13 to their pledge to cover international shipping.
- The lots of 60 sleeves and 80 sleeves in the different pledge levels are merely suggestions. You may divide your sleeves among as many designs as you like.
- $3000: Game tokens. Available shapes will be guitar pick, circle, and hexagonal. $1 per pack of 4 counters.
- $3500: Life counters. $4 each.
- $4500: Deck boxes. $7 each.
- $6500: Play mats. $20 each.
- $7500: Microfiber dice bags. $10 each.
- $10,000: I get a tattoo!
Most people that play trading/collectible/living card games have used card sleeves of some sort. Though card sleeves are available in both clear and solid color varieties, one of the more popular styles of card sleeves are the art sleeves.
When I build decks I try to go for an overarching theme (even if it is one that only makes sense in my head). If a deck proves its worth in battle I will go out and buy a set of sleeves with artwork that matches the chosen theme. Of course, this is not always possible (one day my builder deck will have its sleeves!).
For the past few years I have been trying to figure out how to make card sleeves with my own designs on them. I have found DIY solutions that involve printing and cutting out pictures and placing them behind your cards in clear sleeves. I have also found my way to manufacturers that would be willing to make card sleeves with my design, but only if I paid over $100 per printing plate (you need 4 or more for a full color image) and ordered a minimum amount of sleeves (which generally numbers in the hundreds of thousands per design).
After hitting a brick wall in my search for custom artwork card sleeves, I decided to just figure out how to make the sleeves on my own. Fortunately I was lucky enough to have grown up the son of a lithographer, so if there is one thing I know it's printing.
Finally, after more than two years of trial and error (mostly error) I have figured out a way to make high quality tournament legal sleeves (if your local judges allow art sleeves that is) with whatever images I want on them. The best part is that I can produce the sleeves cost effectively in small batches.
One thing to keep in mind is that these sleeves are made in small quantities, not mass produced at a rate of thousands per minute. As such, these sleeves are a bit more expensive than your average art card sleeve.
My custom art card sleeves will be available in three sizes: Standard (Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, World of Warcraft, etc.), Japanese (Yu-Gi-Oh!, etc.) and Business Card (Geek Fight, your personal business cards, etc.). Be sure to specify which size you would like when you submit your artwork.
I have many other custom art gaming accessories that I have been working on. The list includes gaming tokens (the prototypes are full color custom guitar picks), deck boxes, and life counters. If this project gets enough attention I will work on making those products available to my backers as well.
International backers must add $13 to their pledges to cover international flat rate shipping.
- (42 days)