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I'm creating my first 3 officially-licensed Magic: the Gathering playmats based on my classic illustrations for the game.
I'm creating my first 3 officially-licensed Magic: the Gathering playmats based on my classic illustrations for the game.
56 backers pledged $4,404 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey, I'm Randy Gallegos and with over 20 years working on Magic: the Gathering (since the Ice Age, as I like to say), I've produced a lot of art! I am reaching back into my history with the game and cracking open the vault to produce this project on Kickstarter.

What's it all about?
The main goal is the production of my first three* officially-licensed playmats, featuring the art of Soul Warden (Exodus plus many Core set reprints), Balance (From the Vault: Exiled) and Darkblast (Ravnica).

This Kickstarter features the following three playmats--if we are able to add others via Stretch Goals, I will add them here. You will be able to choose your mat(s) at the conclusion of the Kickstarter via a Backerkit survey.

Soul Warden (Exodus, numerous Core Sets)
Soul Warden (Exodus, numerous Core Sets)

 

Darkblast (Ravnica: City of Guilds)
Darkblast (Ravnica: City of Guilds)

 

Balance (From the Vault: Exiled)
Balance (From the Vault: Exiled)
STRETCH GOAL: Auriok Salvagers
STRETCH GOAL: Auriok Salvagers

 

 Might there be other things added to tiers? If so, I'll add 'em here!

Shipping costs for the various tiers are as follows:

 


Having funded within 36 hours, we can now move on to Stretch Goals. You want other mats? You can have them!

Goal: $5000
"Auriok Salvagers"
will unlock. This will be an option for your single or multi-pack reward choice at the completion of the term if we unlock it. It will also open up a tier that includes the Auriok Salvagers artist proof card from Fifth Dawn (~24 remaining).

Goal: $7500
???
will unlock. This mystery playmat, from a card released sometime after Auriok Salvagers, will become a reward possibility.

 

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter, but I've kept it small to minimize back-end headaches. That said, I do have a couple of decades working as an illustrator and having to fulfill orders, including running Daydream Graphics for over a decade, which was an online gallery selling art and prints by a number of Magic: the Gathering artists.

Because these playmats are being ordered through UltraPro, this represents the primary way that delivery might be delayed. Though they have quoted me a 6-8 week production window, delays on their end will pass-through to this Kickstarter. I will of course keep the community informed as production is underway. Licensing is secured from Wizards of the Coast and design proofs shown in this Kickstarter are the approved designs--all that's left is to order and print them.

I will be using Backerkit to help with back-end organization. This allows flexibility to you in deciding which mats you want and helps me keep my ducks in a row. I promise I will not hurt the ducks. Those yummy, yummy ducks.

I am giving myself a month after that to receive and ship out mats, though they will likely ship out daily once I receive them until all orders are fulfilled. International Orders will arrive last due to slow shipping and potential customs hold-ups.

Items with original art have a little extra padding. Artist proofs and any Add-ons will ship with the playmats, or much sooner if ordered apart from playmats (See: Ramen Fund tier).

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    One Glorious Playmat

    What you came for: a signed playmat, which you will choose via Backerkit at the end of this Kickstarter

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    Darkblast Playmat + Proof

    The same playmat goodness, plus one of 17 remaining white-backed artist proofs, signed. Once they're gone, they're gone as Ravnica was the only set it was published in.

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    Soul Warden Playmat + Proof

    Pair a sweet Soul Warden playmat with one of the last 12 remaining Tenth Edition white-backed artist proofs, signed. Once they're gone, that's it for Tenth Edition (Exodus already sold out)

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    Two, TWO Playmats

    Twice the goodness. Two signed mats, which you will choose via Backerkit at the end of this Kickstarter.

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    Three Playmats :-o

    Can't stop, won't stop: Choose any three signed playmats via Backerkit at the end of this Kickstarter

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    Playmat With Custom Artwork

    One signed playmat of your choice; in the black border (or off to the side in the case of Balance) I will paint a ~4x5" custom original alternate artwork in color using paints and pens.

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    Tournament Pack: 30 Playmats

    Reward your store's peeps, resell 'em, or just look fly with your 30 signed playmats, any combo chosen with Backerkit at the end of this Kickstarter. Stack 'em tall for extra softness.

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