SoulJAR running Awakened Villagers of Cairn playing cards Kickstarter campaign

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 24th, 2013

SoulJar is running a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a set of Bicycle playing cards with unique artwork from the Cairn world.

From the campaign:

From the whimsical artwork of Jeff Laubenstein comes a playing card deck for everyone. Featuring such magical creatures of Cairn: mice, otters, badgers, and moles, the illustrations conjure mental images of Watership Down, Redwall, and Labyrinth.

It is an entirely custom deck with original artwork: every element from pips to courts is entirely unique and designed to capture the playfulness of the Cairn creatures.

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  • The Beast Rampant

    $12K is a big star-up to produce playing cards. Most metal miniatures KS’s ask less, and for a much more involved process.

  • jedijon

    Cards have individual artwork. That’s 52 [possibly 54] pieces of artwork. That can’t be free. The plastics guys set their “add this new mini sculpt” at least 5K intervals as far as I’ve seen. So I’m sure they’ve got thousands in the art.

  • Art alone would run us about 6k, then there is the actual printing costs, packaging/sorting costs, shipping costs, and the Kickstarter/Amazon fees.