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Three special edition decks of dragon themed playing card in metal tins, Art Collector Cards, and a 200 page book!
Three special edition decks of dragon themed playing card in metal tins, Art Collector Cards, and a 200 page book!
127 backers pledged $9,552 to help bring this project to life.

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Dragon Scale Playing Cards (Special Edition)

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What IS Dragon Scale?

Dragon Scale is a book and playing cards that feature dragons of many sizes (i.e. scales... get it?). 

The original Dragon Scale projects funded very successfully a few years ago.  Since then I've done a number of other projects and my newer fans/backers are now requesting Dragon Scale decks (but I don't have any left of the original 300-400 deck print runs!).  Now I am happy to offer these special limited editions of the dragon scale decks as well as the new Art Collectors Cards.

If you want to customize your reward set (get extra decks, books and so forth) please message the project creator and she will help you design a custom pledge.

Special Edition Decks

There are three different deck designs (click for full previews of the cards):

The Universe deck is first if we make our $1000 funding goal.  The other decks unlock at $2300 and $3300 (reward tiers will be added as they unlock):

Deck Details: the special edition decks are standard poker deck size cards printed on 310 GSM linen stock. They come in metal tins (artwork is printed directly on the tin) and stretch goals unlock special variant cards that make the decks even more unique. A label inside the top cover of the tin lists the number of the deck is hand signed by the artist.

Between 100 and 300 of each special edition deck will be printed (depending on how many backers the project gets).

Limited Art Collectors Cards

24 different extra large 3.5" x 5.75" cards that come in a special signed and numbered tuck box. The tuck boxes can hold up to 50 cards so there is room for any variants or additional sets we unlock (see stretch goals)!  Each card features large artwork on the front with information about the dragon(s) on the back. No more than 300 sets will be printed.  NOW UNLOCKED:  Backers can expand their sets to 48 different cards by adding $12 to their pledge!

Mini Decks

The mini deck is 1.75" x 2.5" in size. It features close-ups of the dragons.

Book with Bookmark(s)

The book is a 200 page 6x9 inch hardcover featuring over 200 dragons organized by size.  It comes with the ink dragon bookmark and up to three extra  bookmarks (they unlock as stretch goals). All books will be signed.

Bookmarks

We have unlocked a total of 6 bookmarks (four of which are included for free if you are getting the book).

  • You can add on bookmarks for $1 each (your choice) or $5 for a set of all six.
  • Want a LOT of bookmarks? $20 gets you a PARTY pack of 30 bookmarks (5 of each design)!

Playmats

Playmats are large  24 x14 inch fabric mats with a rubber back (1/16" thick total). They are printed by Inked Gaming and are VERY high quality and can even be washed. They are great for playing cards on and also work well as as a desk mat or over-sized mousepad. To add a mat your your pledge simply add on: US $18, CA $20, INT $22.  Two mat designs are available:

Keychain Swag Bag

Black velvet bag containing a metal keychain.  Your choice of a one sided keychain with faux leather back OR a double sided keychain (back will feature closeup artwork of the same dragon).  Your choice from the 4 designs shown below. $3 US / $4 INT

Button/Magnet Swag Bag

Black velvet bag containing 6 different one inch buttons OR Magnets.  Optional: You can request the pin/magnet backs be left off and use them as gaming tokens. $5 US / $6 INT.  Two sets are now unlocked, you can choose from Set 1 or Set 2 for your bag (or pledge for 2 to get both).

 Everything Swag Bag

This black velvet bag contains LOTS of goodies! $12 US / $14 INT.

  • A double sided metal pendant (with cord, keychain ring also included). 
  • A metal and faux leather keychain
  • Six one inch buttons
  • Two magnets

GOALS:

  • REACHED  $1000- Base goal prints Universe Deck, Mini Deck, and Art Cards.
  • REACHED  $1500 -  Variant Jokers for Universe Deck Unlock (Free to those getting the deck).
  • REACHED  $2000 - Ice Dragon bookmark unlocks (Free with book).
  • REACHED  $2300 - Dragon Group Deck unlocks
  • REACHED $2800 - Variant Jokers for Group Dragons Unlock (Free to those getting the deck)
  • REACHED $3000 - Pencil Dragon bookmark unlocks (Free with book)
  • REACHED $3300 - Dragon Skull Deck unlocks
  • REACHED $4000 - Fire Dragon bookmark unlocks (Free with book)
  • REACHED $5000 - Variant Jokers for Bonus Deck Unlock (Free to those getting the deck)
  • REACHED $6200 - 24 ADDITIONAL art cards unlock.  Backers can optionally expand their art card sets to include these by adding $12 to their pledge.
  • REACHED $7650 - Two bonus bookmarks unlock and bookmarks become available as add-ons.
  •  REACHED $8000 - Additional Button/Magnet Set Unlocks
  • REACHED $9000 - Playmat unlocks
  • $10k - Additional BACKER ONLY art card added to all art card sets.

About Jessica Feinberg

Jessica Feinberg is a quirky author/illustrator  best know for her field guides, wildlife, fantasy and clockwork art.  She resides in Tucson, Arizona with a ton of books, a bunch of cats, too many dragons to count, a dog, and a number of other strange creatures.

Jessica works in watercolor, digital paint, pencil, ink, clay, and sometimes even cake. She can be found at many southwest events!  Visit her website www.artlair.com for more about her work, a list of upcoming events, and an online store. You can also find her on facebook at www.facebook.com/artlair.

Risks and challenges

I've run over a dozen successful kickstarters and have always delivered on time (if not early!). This project has very little risk since the deck design is done (the photo shown is an actual deck sample, not a mockup!). The only work on the project will be the few variants that are stretch goals and the actual shipping of the items to backers.

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    JUST THE BOOKMARKS: You get all 6 bookmarks. NO ADD-ONS allowed except additional bookmarks.

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    MINI DECK: You get the mini pocket sized Dragon Scale deck.

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    EARLY BIRD - COLLECTORS ART CARDS: You get the set of 24 collectors art cards!

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    A PLAYMAT: You get a playmat (your choice of the two designs).

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    UNIVERSE DECK: You get the special edition universe deck! Pledge an extra $5 to also get a Mini Deck.

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    COLLECTORS ART CARDS: You get the set of 24 collectors art cards!

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    HARDCOVER: You get a hardcover copy of Dragon Scale with up to four bookmark (see stretch goals). Pledge an extra $5 to also get a Mini Deck.

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    DRAGON GROUP DECK: 2nd deck now unlocked! You get the special edition dragon group deck! Pledge an extra $5 to also get a Mini Deck.

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    DRAGON SKULL DECK: 3rd deck now unlocked! You get the special edition dragon group deck! Pledge an extra $5 to also get a Mini Deck.

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    UNIVERSE DECK & ART CARDS: You get the special edition universe deck and the set of 24 collectors art cards!

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    UNIVERSE DECK & BOOK: You get the special edition universe deck, the hardcover dragon scale book and bookmark(s).

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    ART SET: You get a 8x10 original detailed watercolor painting from one of the bonus deck jokers! Plus your choice of one of the three special edition decks.

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    FIRST 2 DECKS & ART CARDS: You get the universe deck, the dragon group deck, and the set of 24 collectors art cards!

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    3 DECKS: You get the universe deck, the dragon group deck, and the dragon skull deck. ADD $24 to also get the Art Collectors cards.

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    UNIVERSE COLLECTORS SET: You get the special edition universe deck, the hardcover dragon scale book and bookmark(s), the collectors art cards, AND the mini deck!

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    ART UNIVERSE SET: You get a 8x10 original detailed watercolor painting from one of the bonus universe deck jokers! Plus the special edition universe deck, the hardcover dragon scale book and bookmark(s), the collectors art cards, and a mini deck.

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    HUGE COLLECTORS SET: You get ALL THREE special edition decks, the hardcover dragon scale book and bookmark(s), ALL the collectors art cards (including stretch goals), AND the mini deck!

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    DOUBLE DECKS: You get TWO of each of the special edition decks PLUS two mini decks (8 decks total). Great for collectors and gift giving.

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    ART CARDS W/ORIGINAL PAINTING: I will paint a new large 10x14 watercolor dragon scale painting for you! This will unlock an optional new art card featuring this artwork. You will also get a FULL set of all the art cards (INCLUDING any optionally unlocked additional cards).

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Funding period

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