American Bibliodeck, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Edition
Full color playing card deck celebrating L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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.
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.
We started out 10 years ago publishing Dorothy, a modern retelling of L.Frank Baum's original American fairy tale.
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.
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!)
You can add additional copies of the Oz Bibliodeck for only $13 apiece.
And here's more goodies:
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!
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.
- Full Color both sides
- 300gsm paper
- Standard Poker Size 2.5" x 3.5"
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.
Risks and challenges
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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