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Event of the Mythic Kingdoms: Illustrated Taking part in Playing cards

On Kickstarter July 21 – August 20

Add Additional Enjoyable to All Your Favourite Card Video games

Event of the Mythic Kingdoms is our new fantasy-themed set of normal enjoying playing cards (52 playing cards + 2 jokers), accessible beginning July twenty first 2020, solely on Kickstarter. Hand-illustrated by Greg Swearingen with superb consideration to element, these playing cards will add a brand new layer of enjoyable as you utilize them to play all of your favourite card video games.

Watch the teaser video above to see prototypes of a few of the playing cards. Then, Observe us on Instagram to get updates and a few previews of the artwork and playing cards previous to the marketing campaign.

Get Notified When We Launch!

Step 1: Go to the Kickstarter Prelaunch Web page to join notification (or click on the button, if you have already got an account)

Step 2: Observe us on Instagram. We shall be posting some updates and would possibly even be doing a pair prototype giveaways.

The Story So Far

A Kickstarter marketing campaign is basically in regards to the journey and story, so till the marketing campaign formally launches, we’ll hold you up to date through this web page.

We (Jim, Greg, and Jon) have been speaking about doing a kickstarter marketing campaign for years. We toyed with numerous concepts for growing our personal video games, and primarily based on our strengths we determined to develop a collector’s set of illustrated enjoying playing cards.

We love video games with a robust theme and superb art work, particularly fantasy. Themed enjoying playing cards shouldn’t be a singular idea, however our purpose was to develop a theme for the illustrations and design that was wealthy in story, permitting you to use a brand new stage of enjoyable to your favourite card video games.

When you’re enjoying a trick-taking recreation (like Hearts, Three 13, and so forth.), choosing a trump is not simply choosing a coloration – you declare the Elves or the Undead to be dominant that spherical. Whenever you play Warfare together with your children, you don’t simply examine numbers … you’ll be able to immerse your self within the story the place 10 Elven knights are battling 6 Orcish warriors.

Tournament of the Mythic Kingdoms: Aces

On this theme, the Event brings 4 mythic kingdoms collectively to compete in a wide range of video games. The elves, dwarves, orcs, and undead are pretty conventional fantasy races, however the characters are all distinctive and are available from a totally new fantasy realm. The Aces are the champions and compete in matches of energy and ability. The royalty (J,Q,Okay) favor video games of wit and technique. The connection to our world is thru the video games they play, so you’ll acknowledge within the artwork some acquainted recreation components.

Along with the enjoying playing cards, all through the 30-day marketing campaign we shall be sharing the backstory for the theme in addition to every of the illustrations, then compiling the artwork and backstory into an unique Artwork Ebook that you could buy together with the playing cards.

We vastly underpredicted the trouble all these illustrations would take. However, after an enormous push in 2019, we’re now about 99% completed! There’s nonetheless yet one more card for instance, and that shall be one of many stretch objectives (an additional joker).

Our unique intention was to launch the kickstarter this spring, however COVID-19 put an enormous wrench in that. On the plus facet, the delay allowed us time to print a pair iterations of prototypes. We didn’t print these prototypes utilizing USPCC (the corporate that features the Bicycle, Bee, and different fashionable manufacturers), however we shall be utilizing USPCC for the precise print run. That can contain printing and verifying proofs previous to the ultimate run.

These of you who’ve ever tried promoting bodily objects understand how large of a job achievement may be (the method of receiving stock and transport it to clients). We shall be dealing with the distribution inside the US, and we’re partnering with ArtOfPlay.com to deal with the achievement for worldwide orders.

How does Kickstarter Work?

If in case you have no concept what kickstarter is, you’ll be able to Learn in regards to the fundamentals on Kickstarter.com.

To buy these playing cards, you’ll need to create an account on Kickstarter.com after which choose a pledge stage that shall be listed on our marketing campaign web page (after the marketing campaign launches). You don’t really pay something except the undertaking is funded (nevertheless it WILL be funded).

The marketing campaign will final 30 days, and you should have an opportunity inside that point to alter your pledge stage (due to course it would be best to get as many units of playing cards as you’ll be able to, proper?). We shall be sending updates in regards to the undertaking, tales in regards to the playing cards, and different info all through the marketing campaign, however solely to the backers, so pledge as early as you’ll be able to.

How Can I Assist?

One of the simplest ways to assist proper now’s to share the hyperlink to this web page with your folks who love board and card video games in order that they’ll be part of the early backer electronic mail listing.

Presently, we’re within the pre-launch part of this undertaking, attempting to unfold the information, create some buzz in regards to the undertaking, and so forth. The purpose is to get as many early backers as attainable, in order that we will have an superior launch day.

We hope to make sufficient revenue on this marketing campaign to fund boardgaming.com for a few years to come back. To do this would require a really profitable marketing campaign, and probably the most profitable campaigns are those which have profitable launch days.

Observe Us through Social Media

We are able to solely hand around in so many locations, so we’re selecting Instagram because the place that we’ll be monitoring most intently through the marketing campaign. So, one of the simplest ways to message us is to comply with us on Instagram!

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