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Unlocked Stretch Goals and Milestone Bonuses
For ALL backers: Upgraded to a 2-page digital Tarot Cheat Sheet, plus you get the Deck Companion Guidebook in ebook format, and 5 different tarot spread PDF journal pages.
For backers $7 and up: Upgraded to a 2-page printed Tarot Cheat Sheet (the second page includes reversed meanings).
For backers $49 and up: Signed & numbered copies of the Tarot Deck (optional, but it's a Kickstarter exclusive), and custom printed tuck boxes in addition to the navy velour tarot bag.
NEXT BIG STRETCH GOAL IS UNLOCKED WHEN WE REACH $15,000: The Daily Tarot, which is 365 days of tarot-scopes by email, will be included for all backers over $49 AND The Simple Tarot Deck packaging will be upgraded from a tuck box to a 2-piece fancy game box.
New Add-Ons: A full set of 78 tarot cards as tarot journaling stickers (1" x 1.5" each) for +$8, a simple canvas tote bag printed with the Death card image for +$20, and more Add-Ons (including the 2019 Tarot Planner, The Simple Tarot Journal, and The Daily Tarot Bundle) will be available post-campaign.
THE SIMPLE TAROT
The Simple Tarot Deck is a 78-card tarot deck created to make learning and reading the tarot simple, easy, and fun. It comes in two version: a Beginner Deck with keywords and a Classic Deck without keywords.
The Beginner Deck can be used as flashcards as you learn the tarot and it also can be used as an oracle deck, giving you advice every day. The Classic Deck is perfect for more advanced tarot readers who love its graphic minimalism.
THE SIMPLE TAROT DECK
The Simple Tarot Deck comes in two version: the Classic Deck without keywords and the Beginner Deck with keywords printed right on the cards. The card images on each deck are identical and have a mid-century modern vibe.
Both decks follow the traditional card meanings and symbolism found in the classic Waite-Smith Tarot, which was designed by Arthur Edward Waite, illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith, and first published by William Rider & Son Company in 1910.
The cards are lightweight and flexible (so they shuffle like a dream), but they also have a casino-quality black-core and are coated with a silk finish, so they'll hold up for years.
- The standard 78 cards are printed on high-quality 320 gsm black-core card stock with a silk finish
- Each card measures 2.75” x 4.75”
- Follows the Rider-Waite-Smith traditional tarot meanings and symbolism
- Packaged with a navy velour tarot bag and a 100+ page paperback Companion Guidebook
The illustration and package design is 100% complete. The book is fully written and professionally edited. The manufacturers are in place (and have done excellent work on a previous project).
Everything is ready to go. As soon as this Kickstarter campaign is funded, I can place the order.
The Beginners Deck includes keywords on the cards, the Classic Deck does not.
The card backs feature a radiating starburst design. The back of the Classic Deck is reversible (so you won’t know which cards are upside-down in your tarot spread).
The back of the Beginner Deck has a subtle gradient so you can choose whether you want to read reversed cards or switch them all upright during a reading.
Both decks read extremely clearly, whether you are a traditional or intuitive reader. The Beginners Deck is designed to get you started reading tarot easily from day one.
The images on both decks are the same and the cards are color-coded: white for the Major Arcana, blue for the Cups, green for the Pentacles, yellow for the Swords, and red for the Wands.
A soft-cover paperback Companion Guidebook is included with each deck. It measures 5” x 6” with over 120 illustrated pages.
The ebook version of the Companion Guidebook (in .mobi, .epub, and .pdf formats) is also included with each deck.
The Companion Guidebook includes simple meanings for each of the cards and clear instructions on how to use them to brainstorm new ideas, strengthen your intuition, and discover new ways of thinking.
I know you're going to love The Simple Tarot, but I understand that supporting a stranger on the internet can seem nerve-wracking and risky. So, here's my guarantee to you...If you pledge to support The Simple Tarot Deck on Kickstarter and you decide that the deck isn't for you within one week of receiving it, you may return it to me for a full refund. Seriously.
If you choose the $49 tier, you will be able to choose the Classic OR the Beginner Deck. After the campaign ends, you’ll receive a survey to make your choice.
You can switch tiers or increase your pledge with Add-On items anytime before the campaign ends.
There are two additional rewards that have been unlocked...
$169 - includes BOTH tarot decks plus a 60-minute tarot card reading from the deck creator via Skype or video
$1500 - includes BOTH tarot decks plus an IN PERSON tarot card reading from the deck creator, anywhere in the world
+$2 - each additional 4”x6” postcard art print of one random card (Death or High Priestess cards are available)
+$3 - additional printed two-page Tarot Cheat Sheet
+$7 - additional printed Companion Guidebook
+$8 - a full set of 78 tiny tarot stickers (1" x 1.5") for your tarot journal or daily planner
+$20 - a simple canvas tote bag with the Death tarot card image
+$27 - additional Deck in a velour bag (without Companion Guidebook or any other goodies)
PLEASE NOTE: The $7 Companion Guidebook Add-On and the $27 additional Deck Add-On are ONLY available to backers at the $49 or $69 reward level.
How to choose your Add-On
Step One: choose a reward tier and sign up.
Step Two: click on the “Manage my pledge” button at the top right of the page.
Step Three: change the “Pledge amount” and add the amount of the add-on to your existing pledge.
Step Four: click confirm.
Step Five: continue to Amazon Payments and click confirm on that page.
Step Six: that’s it! After the project successfully funds, you’ll receive a survey where you can specify which add-ons you’d like.
THE STRETCH GOALS
The Simple Tarot Deck is a complete product, as is. However, costs for printing go down when I am able to order a greater quantity. Instead of putting that extra money into my pocket, I'll be using it to upgrade your experience. That means, when this Kickstarter campaign reaches these Big Stretch Goals, you'll get more goodies!
But Stretch Goals aren't the only fun incentives! There are Milestone Bonus Gifts for project backers when we reach certain milestones. These Bonus Gifts are kept secret until we get close, so keep checking back to find out what Backers will unlock next!
The Milestone Bonus Gifts will be digital or small-but-exciting bonuses that do not impact the production, shipping, or timeline of the project.
THE FUNDING GOAL
The funding goal for the project is $4950.
- $2450 - printing of the cards, packaging, and materials
- $680 - freight to get the decks & goodies to me
- $520 - Kickstarter, payment processing, and other fees
- $950 - shipping to get the decks to you
- $350 - contingency
Hi, I’m Angie Green and I created The Simple Tarot Deck to make learning the tarot damn simple and easy for everyone, regardless of your woo-woo level. For many years, I struggled to learn the tarot card meanings and use tarot in my daily life. It wasn’t until I gave up on doing what I was “supposed to do” that I was able to throw away the rules and finally learn the cards.
The Simple Tarot Deck is the physical manifestation of my tarot learning and teaching. I run The Simple Tarot website, where you can find The Daily Tarot (with daily tarot advice & journaling prompts), useful tarot spreads, and the Tarot Card Mastery membership program.
In addition to running The Simple Tarot (formerly known as Learn Tarot With Me), I use the tarot every single day to gain a deeper understanding of myself, my problems, and the world around me. My goal is to help you get to a place where you can confidently read the tarot using your own deep knowledge of yourself and the cards.
Risks and challenges
This is my first Kickstarter, but it’s not my first time self-publishing a book or printing The Simple Tarot Deck.
All of the illustrations and package design is complete and reliable vendors have been sourced and tested during a previous project. The Simple Tarot is my full-time gig. If this Kickstarter is wildly successful, I have a plan (and great help) in place to scale up.
Still, there are no guarantees that printing errors, shipping issues, production problems, or other troubles won’t happen. The main concern is shipping in time for the holidays, which can’t be guaranteed. I’ll do my best, but this is one thing I can’t promise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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