In the spirit of Pride month, Original Magic Art has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Pride Playmat Collection, offering backers limited edition, officially licensed playmats, each featuring artwork from the lauded “Pride Across the Multiverse Secret Lair”. As of now, the campaign has already raised over $23,000 against its initial goal of $17,937, with 28 days remaining. It’s slated to end on July 1st.
The initiative is more than just a celebration of Pride; it’s also a mission to support the artist community and The Trevor Project, an organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ+ youth. Despite the project and Original Magic Art LLC not being affiliated or endorsed by The Trevor Project, Wizards of the Coast, or Hasbro Inc., donations will independently be made to The Trevor Project, highlighting the company’s commitment to making a positive impact.
The playmats in the collection come with unique features: extended artwork, premium stitched edges, and a guarantee of limited edition. Original Magic Art promises that it will never reprint any of these playmats with a stitched edge, offering backers an exclusive opportunity. However, they clarify that Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to reprint these playmats in the future.
The artwork on each playmat extends beyond the card frame, a feature that Original Magic Art feels perfects the playmat format. And in a nod to the gamers, the company has also worked to ensure that logos have minimal impact on the playmat designs.
With the Pride Playmat Collection, Original Magic Art not only offers unique playmats to supporters but also a chance to contribute to a worthy cause, and support the creators of the art. In a move towards transparency, the company plans to provide proof of donation in an update once all rewards have been fulfilled.