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About this project

Hello there! My name is Jeff Miracola and I'm an illustrator who's done gobs of art for the very popular card game Magic: the Gathering®. If you've seen the art I've done for that game, you know I sometimes add humor to my art. I did create the look of the Beebles after all ;-)

I want to create tokens for use in a variety of popular card games. But these token have a twist. They feature Groblins™ -- adorably goofy but mischievous little creatures that are a cross between gremlins and goblins. These Groblins have since run amuck across all my tokens. The results are both fun and disturbing.

I've been creating art in the fantasy industry for more than 23 years. And while I do create a lot of serious fantasy art, I also really enjoy the humorous side of things and like to work on art that reflects that side of my personality. So I need your help to make these Card Tokens featuring Groblins a reality.

Out of the kindness of his heart, the Professor at Tolarian Community College did a review of my artwork, including these Groblin tokens. Check it out:

These are standard game-industry size tokens that fit in Perfect Fits and can easily be double sleeved. They’re printed on professional quality 300 GSM blue core card stock and feature a smooth, varnished finish. The tokens come nicely packaged in a full-color, UV-gloss coated tuck box.

Because we reached our first stretch goal, there will now be 54 unique tokens in the Groblins Token Pack.

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Art for the tokens marked “Image Coming Soon” will be revealed throughout the campaign.

These tokens are suitable for players age 12 and up. They feature mischievousness, gross humor, silly antics, and cute animals. Nothing too adult.

The following six tokens were added after the first stretch goal was met.

Foil tokens feature supreme quality, rainbow foil on 300 GSM professional blue-core card stock, manufactured to reduce warping common to foil cards.

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Every backer that pledges for a Token Pack or more will receive this exclusive FOIL zombie token for FREE! This is our way of saying thank you for backing this project. These exclusive tokens will not be available anywhere else and are limited to the number of backers we have.

But wait, there's more! There are three other exclusive foil zombie tokens that can be unlocked if we meet certain stretch goals. Once those stretch goals are unlocked, every backer who pledged for a Token Pack or more will get four exclusive foil zombie tokens. All four tokens, when placed side-by-side, make one big scene! How cool is that?!

Foil tokens feature supreme quality, rainbow foil on 300 GSM professional blue-core card stock, manufactured to reduce warping common to foil cards.

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These high quality, full-color playmats feature a printed fabric top and rubber backing to grip your tabletop or other playing surface. The campaign starts with three Groblin playmat designs, but more designs will be unlocked through stretch goals. Playmats resemble oversized mouse pads and are used as a clean, soft, and comfortable home for your cards during play. Groblin playmats are industry standard size of 24"x15".

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For fans of my Magic: the Gathering artwork, I am offering a limited number of my Raging Goblin, Bouncing Beebles, and Bubbling Beebles playmats at a reduced price only during this Kickstarter campaign. Those playmats are normally $40 each, but are priced at $30 each when purchased with the Token Pack (see reward levels on right side of page).

Take a look at all the cool stuff you can get for backing this project of ours.

View the video below to see how my original acrylic Groblins painting was created.

Customize your reward through Add-Ons. Want five more Goblin tokens, Four more Goat tokens (why on Earth would you do that?), another playmat, or even an uncut sheet of foil tokens? No problem. 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.

Our project starts with 48 tokens and 3 playmat designs, but these pesky little Groblins won't leave us alone until we meet the below stretch goals to unlock more tokens, additional exclusive tokens, and new playmat designs.

Jeff and Silvia are a husband-and-wife team who've launched three successful Kickstarter campaigns and have teamed up again to bring a little goofiness to your card game decks with Card Tokens featuring Groblins. Who knows, you might just crack a smile at these cards. If you're lucky, you'll laugh hard enough for monkeys to fly out of your butt (wait, that might actually be a bad thing).

Jeff Miracola has been creating fantasy art professionally for more than 23 years. He's illustrated for properties such as Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, Planescape, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, and Magic: the Gathering, for which he created more than 110 paintings.

He's also done conceptual toy and video game design, editorial illustrations, and picture books, as well as various activity books for Klutz/Scholastic.

When Jeff isn't drawing Groblins, he's chasing them around his art studio. He's pretty sure a Groblin has been stealing his paint brushes and using them to comb its ear hair. That better be all it's using the brushes for!!

Visit Jeff's website at www.jeffmiracola.com

Silvia Acevedo is an author, media personality, and former journalist. Her 20 years in TV news taught her how to tell a story through great video, which she does as videographer of the Fantasy Art Workshop DVDs and Jeff’s YouTube channel.

When she’s not shooting close ups of Jeff’s art or posing for him or asking him snarky questions in the background, Silvia’s working on her own writing, including her God Awful Series of books for teens and adults.

Find out more about her at www.silviaacevedo.com

Risks and challenges

We've already successfully delivered three Kickstarter projects. Because we've gone through this before, we know what to expect. It's a lot of hard work and sleepless nights, but we love every minute of it.

I've made a few dozen tokens that I've sold at events over the last few years. I plan to use the same manufacturer to create the tokens for this project because I love their print and card quality (and so do the fans who've purchased tokens from me at events), as well as their timeliness in shipping product. If you backed any of our other projects, then you know Silvia and I care very much about producing a quality product. These tokens will be no exception.

That being said, any project can experience production delays that could be out of our control. However, we are using suppliers and manufacturers that we have used many times for our other projects. We have confidence in their ability to deliver quality work on time.

Our goal is to deliver all rewards in December 2017.

We will keep you updated at every step of the process. If anything changes, such as our preferred timeline or production schedule, you will be the first to know.

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    A great deal for our friends in retail and a great way to introduce your customers to the Groblins. You get Twelve regular Token Packs, Six Groblins Playmats of your choice, three Exclusive Foil Zombie Tokens, plus three of any subsequent Foil Zombie Tokens unlocked in Stretch Goals. Warning: we take no responsibility for the mess those pesky Groblins will cause in your store ;-)

    *Requires Retailer State Tax Exempt Form and proof of Business Ownership (This can be sent to us anytime after you pledge. Please message for details).

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    Original Acrylic Groblins Painting

    My original 8"x10" acrylic painting of an early concept for the Groblins when they had a blue nose and tail. There is only one of these paintings. This item ships unframed. Ownership of this original painting does not constitute ownership of the Groblins brand.

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