Hi all! It's Jamie again from The Noble Artist. I'd like to welcome you to another greeting cards project launched on Kickstarter. Last year's success with our Season's Grim Things range of cards was a great experience and we want to make the next one even bigger and better.
When you're hunting around for the perfect card, do you find you have to sift through a load of generic cards you've seen a hundred times before? Well...not anymore!
We're looking to create ranges of niche cards that jump out to certain groups of people, that are perfect for the occasion they need. We've been working on a lot of fantasy novels and board games this year and, when a few of our backers on our last campaign suggested a range of fantasy-humour greetings cards, we couldn't wait to get started.
Our cards are based on comical RPG antics and are perfect for the gaming and hobby community. You only have to have a snoop through The Noble Artist's work to see we absolutely love the fantasy genre!
The basic set of the Hero Master range comprises of six cards, two of which have a birthday message inside (the two with insides shown on this page). There is now also a Booster Pack which contains four brand new Hero Master cards, these are not included in any of the basic pledges, but can be added to your pledge as an add on, all details of which are below.
The cards are standard A6 size (4.1"x 5.8") when folded in half and each comes with its own envelope.
We're also offering 'The Summoner' pledge tier, it's to help out people who are would rather not pay shipping fees. It's a series of downloadable PDFs that can be printed. These are intended for personal use, and not to be printed for sale.
We need you in our quest!
We know you're out there; you've defeated a dragon, you've saved countless villages and you've drunk many a flagon of ale in the process, but you've never conquered the most difficult of quests: The Quest for the Perfect Greetings Card!
We need your help. The pledge funds will all go into the materials and printing for the range of cards. We'd love to get this range up and running with your help, and then in the future get them out to hobby stores, and conventions (if you see us there come say hi!). If successful, we'll continue to build the range, keeping you stocked with new fantasy cards into the future for your bard's birthday, your wizard's wedding and your barbarian's new baby. But...it all starts here, with you.
Will you accept our quest?
Goal Unlocked: We've reached £1,000, so we will include 'The Summoner' tier with every pledge for packs of six cards or more. So each pledge of above and including the 'The Fellowship' will be sent the downloadable PDF of all the designs.
Goal Unlocked: We've reached £1,500 so we will now include a 1.45" sticker with every card in each physical tier to seal the envelopes. The design will also be included in the PDF.
At £2,500 we will add an additional design to add to each full pack pledged for. So if you pledged for six cards you receive seven, if you pledged for 12 you'll get 14, etc.
This design will be included with the PDF for the 'Summoner Tier' and all tiers that would receive the 'Summoner Tier' as a bonus.
Keep in touch!
We'd love to hear from you in the comments and also love for you to like our Facebook page so we can show you work in progress on this and other projects we have coming up.
Booster Pack and Add-Ons
The following four cards are available as a 'Booster Pack' add-on to any pledge above 'Game Master £1' in our campaign (They do not come with the original range in any of the regular pledges). There is no limit to your pledge, any number of booster packs (or any packs of our cards) can be added. All details of our add-ons are available below. If you are unsure of how to add add-ons to your pledge, see the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.
Season's Grim Things Due to popular demand, we've added add-ons for our previous project Season's Grim Things and extra packs of Hero Master cards. Any queries about how to add an add-on, scroll down the FAQ at the bottom of the page. Due to popular demand, we've added add-ons for our previous project Season's Grim Things and extra packs of Hero Master cards. Any queries about how to add an add-on, scroll down the FAQ at the bottom of the page.
Who are we?
Lead artist and director - Jamie Noble Frier
Jamie Noble Frier is an illustrator who founded The Noble Artist in 2012. An avid gamer and fantasy fan, Jamie has drawn and painted from an early age. Through art college, a video game art course, and a digital media degree, Jamie went on to have a career in video game artwork. He later went solo, specialising in novel cover work, board games and pen and paper RPGs.
"Tempting Secrets" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Welcome to HorrorLand" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Both tracks: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Risks and challenges
Having completed one Kickstarter campaign on a tight schedule before Christmas last year, we are confident about our next project. We have good links with our printers, and we provide all the art in-house and so we don't have a long production line. Four out of the six pieces of artwork are ready to go, and the sketches have been prepped for the other two. We will be showing the new designs in our updates throughout the campaign.
The main issue we foresee, is the unforeseen...Delivery issues can occur (we didn't experience any last time), but we will do our best to keep all our backers informed of any problems that occur, and strive to resolve them as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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