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The Mystery of The Newest Million Dollar Playing Card Kickstarter

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The Mystery of The Newest Million Dollar Playing Card Kickstarter

MetaZoo's playing card Kickstarter just raised $1 million in funding in one day. But how? by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLike most of you reading this, I love playing cards. And like many of you, I'm active in the playing card community, and try to keep up with the latest news and releases. Last week I was staggered to come across MetaZoo's current playing card Kickstarter, entitled MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation USPCC Playing Cards. Nothing too unusual so far. It's billed as a deck of MetaZoo playing cards. Printed by USPCC. Cartoony style art. Three different deck options: Cryptid Nation, Nightfall, and Wilderness. Not...

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Interview with AZURED OX, the artist behind the Cotta's Almanac Reproduction decks

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Interview with AZURED OX, the artist behind the Cotta's Almanac Reproduction decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Cotta's Almanac Reproduction Decks and AZURED OX A deck of playing cards is really a portable portfolio consisting of 52 miniature works of art. And when it comes to these collections of art-pieces, few decks are better than transformation playing cards. These cleverly transform the pips on the cards into a larger single work of art. For example, a creative artist might transform the Hearts into faces, the Diamonds into hats, or the Clubs into leaves on a tree. Transformation decks exhibit a level of creativity and ingenuity like few others, because their creators need to be...

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The First Ever Million Dollar Playing Card Project on Kickstarter

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The First Ever Million Dollar Playing Card Project on Kickstarter

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The million dollar playing card project So it's finally happened. A playing card project on Kickstarter has hit over a million dollars. Congratulations to Vivid Kingdoms Playing Cards, created by artist Peter Robinson, better known by his artist moniker Ten Hundred.And it has done this easily. The project reached the original funding of $10,000 in just three minutes flat. Sixty minutes later, it was topping $100,000. Within the first 24 hours, the project had already hit $850,000. And early on day two, it had crossed a magical milestone, the million dollar mark.At the time I'm writing this article,...

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 2: The Top 40 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 2: The Top 40 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn a previous article (Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1) we toured through the top 20 most funded decks of playing cards on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Measuring by the total number of funds raised, the project that was the most successful was The Name of the Wind Art Deck by Elodin Enterprises. In 2017 this raised a massive $630,300 with the help of 10,090 backers. Coincidentally, the deck in the number two spot was based on the same book, and also generated over half a million dollars. That was The Name of the Wind by Albino Dragon, which in 2013 raised $589,660...

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1: The Top 20 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1: The Top 20 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePopularity doesn't necessarily equate to quality. But certainly when something is extremely popular, it is a reliable indication that something about it has a real appeal. Over two articles, we'll take a look at the 40 most funded decks of playing cards of all time on Kickstarter. This is effectively a "greatest hits" compilation, and is a showcase of the custom decks that have been the most successful on this crowdfunding platform over the last decade.When Kickstarter first emerged as a viable platform for crowdfunding around 2009, few could have anticipated its remarkable success. According to Kickstarter's official...

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