About this project
Thank you to everyone that backed the project!
If you missed out on becoming a backer, you can always go to www.classicarttokens.com. It will redirect you to the best place to get these tokens after the project is over (it will redirect here until that is up and running).
Also, make sure to check out the updates that will be posted here as we go through the printing and fulfillment process to follow along with our progress.
Until next time!
Collectible card games have been a passion of mine for the last 22 years. Bringing concepts and characters to life in cardboard form captured my imagination many years ago and continues to, to this day.
Many card games use tokens to represent in game effects and characters, sometimes with official tokens, other times with upside down card sleeves or coke cans.
After many years of playing with dice, pencils and torn off corners of paper as tokens, I decided to make something a bit fancier and thus was born the Classic Art Token project.
I wanted to make tokens that were true works of art, and who better than the classic masters of art history to make that dream a reality.
I designed these tokens to be compatible with many of the most popular card games. Whatever trading card game you enjoy, these tokens can be used to enhance your gaming experience.
Pulling from the portfolios of artists throughout history, the tokens are a window into what card games could have looked like had they existed in the past.
All tokens will be printed on High Quality 300gsm blue core card stock. After sampling multiple paper weights, finishes and suppliers, we are more than pleased with the quality of these tokens.
The Classic Art Token project is already up to 108 tokens in the Full Set. This number will continue to grow with your help and support.
As more Tokens are unlocked via Stretch Goals, they will be shared with backers through updates and added to the main page.
Countless hours have gone into creating the design, sourcing images, and testing out printers for these tokens. We wanted to produce the best Tokens possible and we believe we've succeeded.
All images are public domain art obtained from license-free or attribution-required sources. The contributions of each of these artists should be celebrated and we make sure this is reflected on each and every token.
Here is a better view of the Avatar Token as well as the card back.
Each Basic Set, Token Collection, and Full Set comes in its own Custom Tuck Box. Above is the tuck box for the Standard Token Collection.
The above Tokens are all Bonus Tokens for the project. All Backers at the Basic Set level and above will receive these tokens.
Additional Bonus Tokens can be purchased singly as Add Ons.
In addition to the tokens created for this project, we took some of these amazing images and created custom playmats for you to enjoy.
These are offered as stand alone rewards as well as package deals with token collections, full sets, and more.
Here are the playmat designs that are currently available through this project (more can be unlocked through Stretch Goals):
The playmats themselves are all of the highest quality and will be fulfilled by Inked Playmats.
Customize your reward to meet your gaming needs through Add Ons. Need 5 Goats, 6 Squirrels and 35 Poison Counters? We can make that happen.
Simply add the total cost of your desired Add Ons to your pledge amount and we'll send you a survey once this Kickstarter ends to work out the details.
Add Ons will be handled through Backerkit to make things easier for everyone.
While the project starts with 48 tokens and 5 playmat designs, we want to include many more and we can only do that with you as a backer.
The more support we receive, the more stretch goals we can achieve together. Help us make this project even more amazing!
We think our tokens are some of the best on the market, but you don't have to just take our word for it.
Here is what others have had to say about these Tokens:
Due to popular request, here are a few action shots of the tokens.
The Tokens fit easily in perfect fits and are great for double sleeving.
The card stock used for the Tokens is of the highest quality available. They easily pass the bend test without creasing or damage to the token.
Magic: the Gathering Artist Aaron Miller has launched his own Kickstarter for a series of Custom Tokens. Aaron's art is amazing as always and we couldn't resist teaming up with him to offer something special to backers of both project.
This project is available to everybody on the planet, with the following exceptions (due to the vagaries of international copyright law):
- Cote d'Ivoire
All Rewards will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Shipping costs will be as follows:
- US Backers - Free Shipping
- Canada - $6 aka Almost Free
- Everywhere Else - $12 aka Not Quite Free
Kickstarter provides an unmatched opportunity to scale up a new project, which helps when you want to offer a large number of items at a low cost.
We want to make all of the Tokens that we've received requests for, Minor Demon, Kobold, Citizen, etc., the really obscure stuff that often doesn't have an official version.
Kickstarter allows us to scale up the vision of our project. As support grows, we can expand the print run and the number of Tokens. The more pledges we receive, the more tokens we can order for the same cost per token.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project but all of the hard, time consuming work (design, prototyping and development) is already done. The card printer is ready to go and the well oiled machine of Inked Playmats will be producing the playmats.
Copyrights for all images have been researched to the best of our ability. If you have any information to the contrary, please let us know.
Any obstacles or problems will be communicated in a timely manner via project updates. We don't foresee anything that would make us unable to meet the goal for delivery (though life always has a way of surprising you).
We've done everything that we can to prepare for this project and now we just need your help to make it a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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