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About

Illogical Associates Presents

 

American Bibliodeck: Playing cards based on our favorite works of literature. Great writers, great stories, great art, and great fun.

American Bibliodeck, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Edition brings L. Frank Baum's classic tale of a young girl, road trips, weird friends, scary monsters, and political assassination into your game room.

We love playing card games. Our parents love playing card games. Our comic-book-drawing friends love playing card games. It's time we did something about it.

With our new Bibliodeck series, we want to take the same passion and artistry that fueled the ambitious Shadow of Oz: Tarot Deck we created last year, and use them to build something simpler, more affordable and arguably easier to hold.

In this edition, your favorite characters from the book appear in each suit: Dorothy and her companions, The Wizard and his allies, and, of course, the Wicked Witch. Full color, with Jokers, this will be a beautiful deck to own, share, and play some really wicked cribbage.

We're bringing back two of your favorite artists from The Shadow of Oz tarot project: Ray Snyder and Jay Fabares.

Some of our artists' previous work for us
Some of our artists' previous work for us

Ray will be illustrating the faces of the Bibliodeck cards, drawing his inspiration directly from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Jay is designing the card back for the Oz Bibliodeck, as well as the suits and rankings. Her work seeks to evoke the feel of cards and emblems as they would appear in the Emerald City.

Art in Progress
Art in Progress

We started out 10 years ago publishing Dorothy, a modern retelling of L.Frank Baum's original American fairy tale.

In 2014 you helped us create The Shadow of Oz, a complete tarot deck based on the first 14 Oz books. It has been a tremendous success, within both the Oz and Tarot communities.

The Oz Tarot deck proved we could trust Kickstarter backers to help us spread beautiful art and idiosyncratic wisdom all over the world. Even Australia. It was an exhilarating, amazing journey.

Now available as a $50 Add-On!
Now available as a $50 Add-On!

While there are sooo many other fantastic books we hope to include in the American Bibliodeck series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will always hold a special place in our hearts. Hence, this inaugural Bibliodeck.

Once again, we have faith in the Kickstarter dream. We're not relying on our artists to create finished pieces before the project is funded.

Plus we have a damn gorgeous track record. (Our last gaming project funded in just 22 hours!)

Add-Ons

You can add additional copies of the Oz Bibliodeck for only $13 apiece.

And here's more goodies:

Prototype pictured. Click through for more images.
Prototype pictured. Click through for more images.

NEW ADD-ON: The Shadow of Oz Tarot Deck! Increase your pledge by $50 US, and we can include our wonderful esoteric deck with your reward, which is a $5 savings off the regular price!

The Rainbow of The Shadow of Oz
The Rainbow of The Shadow of Oz

Having had great experience with them before, we will print this Bibliodeck with Make Playing Cards. They have a fast turnaround time and quality cards. No other company can make these cards fast enough for us to have them by the Oz Con International at the end of July.

Speaking of Oz Magic, the Illogical Associates will be at OzCon International this summer (July 31-August 2). If you'd like to back our project and then maybe get bits of your deck signed, sealed, and delivered in person - just drop us a note.

We'd love to say hello and thank you.

Deck Specs:

  • Full Color both sides
  • 300gsm paper
  • Standard Poker Size 2.5" x 3.5"
Art Not Final
Art Not Final

The Oz Edition will come in tuck boxes with a thematic design so your entire Bibliodeck library will look great on the game shelf. 

$11,000 - Everyone who backs at $13.00 or more gets a custom emerald green poker chip emblazoned with a golden Bibliodeck logo.

$12,000  - We will print the cards on Linen Air cardstock. The smooth handling and black core will make your Bibliodecks a top-flight experience.

The Rainbow of The Shadow of Oz
The Rainbow of The Shadow of Oz

Risks and challenges

THE PRODUCTION:
We're working with professional artists- which is why they aren't working on spec and illustrating the whole deck before funding is secured. Their time and talent are valuable. They've worked with us before and reward our respect with quality on-time work.

THE SHIPPING:
Remember when all the U.S. ports on the West Coast shut down and ships backed up, along with product, for months on end? Yeah, that totally delayed fulfillment on our Shadow of Oz project, so this time we're using a company that prints in the US. As long as the US isn't overrun by rabid rabbits that want to eat all of the paper used by playing card printing companies, we should have no shipping delays.

We've also learned more about the sheer amount of time it takes to physically pack hundreds of orders. Luckily, we also learned which local humans make the best minions. We don't even make them wear the Slave Leia dress.

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    FIVE HIGH

    And thank *you* for your support, Sweet Thing.

    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame on our website
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1 comic book, written by Mark Anthony Masterson, our first Oz project.

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    DECK 'EM, TOTO

    ° one copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    DING, DING! ICE CREAM

    Limited Early Bird Level!

    ° Two copies of the Oz Bibliodeck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    DOUBLE DOWN

    ° Two Copies of the Oz Bibliodeck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    PREPARE TO BE BOARDED

    °Our Specially Designed Oz Bibliodeck Cribbage Board, perfect for two or four players.
    °One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    QUADLING RULES

    ° Four Copies of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° Ace of Spades Print, signed by artist Ray Snyder
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    PARTNER WITH OZ

    Exclusive hand-decorated Oz Bibliodeck Bridge Set -
    ° Two Wizard of Oz Bibliodecks
    ° A Custom Bibliodeck Scorepad
    ° The Amazing Yellow Brick Box
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    SECRET ORIGINS - DOROTHY (pencils)

    Own Ray Snyder's original Dorothy pencil concept drawing for the Oz Bibliodeck. The piece is 5"x7" on high quality velum. Signed by Ray Snyder.
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    ° One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    SECRET ORIGINS - GLINDA (pencils)

    Own Ray Snyder's original Glinda concept art for the Oz Bibliodeck. The piece is 5"x7" on high quality velum. Signed by Ray Snyder.
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    ° One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    SECRET ORIGINS - WICKED WITCH (pencils)

    Own Ray Snyder's original Wicked Witch concept art for the Oz Bibliodeck. The piece is 5"x7" on high quality velum. Signed by Ray Snyder.
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    ° One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    SECRET ORIGINS - THE WIZARD (pencils)

    Own Ray Snyder's original Wonderful Wizard pencil concept drawing for the Oz Bibliodeck. The piece is 5"x7" on high quality velum. Signed by Ray Snyder.
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    ° One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    GOD OF GAMBLERS

    ° A pair of green goggles, so you can view the world just like the folks in the Emerald City do.
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    °Our Specially Designed Oz Bibliodeck Cribbage Board, perfect for two or four players.
    °One Copy of the Oz Bibliodeck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    FULL BOAT

    ° A full brick (12) of Oz Bibliodecks.
    ° Emerald City Green Goggles
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    SECRET ORIGINS - DOROTHY (pen and ink)

    Own Ray Snyder's original Dorothy inked drawing for the Oz Bibliodeck. At 8.5"x14" on Bristol board, this is the final version before digital editing and coloring. Signed by Ray Snyder.
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    ° One Copy of The Wizard of Oz Bibliodeck
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice

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    THE WHALE OF OZ

    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° Two Pairs Emerald City Green Goggles
    ° A half brick of Oz Bibliodecks (6)
    ° the Oz Cribbage Board
    ° An Uncut Sheet of cards
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

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    THE MARVELOUS RETAILER OF OZ

    Own a shop and want to sell Oz Bibliodecks? As long as we can confirm you own/manage a store, you receive:

    ° Two Full Bricks (24 decks)
    ° One pair of Emerald City Green Goggles
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice
    ° Our Specially Designed Oz Bibliodeck Cribbage Board, perfect for two or four players.

    If you would like to order more than two bricks, please message us! We will also post your shop's name on our site so people know where they can buy Bibliodecks!

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    ALL IN

    You and five guests get a private gaming party for 4 hours at Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara, CA (travel not included). Plus the following treats for you and each of your guests:
    ° One copy of the Oz Bibliodeck
    ° One pair of Emerald City Green Goggles
    ° Two Green Gold Oz Dice

    And you will also receive for yourself:
    ° Your name printed in every deck on the special Bibliodeck "Proudly Used and Endorsed By" Card.
    ° A signed Ace of Spades print by Ray Snyder
    ° An uncut sheet of cards
    ° A copy of our Shadow of Oz Tarot Deck
    ° A Thank You in the Eternal Thank You Hall of Fame
    ° Digital Copy of "Dorothy" #1

    We'll even drop by with a meal for you and your guests! Perhaps play a game or two, if you'd like us to stay.

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Funding period

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