“It’s a standard magical card of international edition, you can totally trust its quality.”
The original campaign on this wasn’t hugely successful: it raised about $6,174 from 178 backers, compared to an average (for campaigns I backed) of $23k and just over 450 backers. And, to my amusement, I was the only one who bought a full brick LOL.
Actually, let’s take a second and break down the number of supporters by support level, just because I’m curious:
- 1 Deck: 76 backers
- 2 Decks: 35 backers
- 3 Decks: 11 backers
- 6 Decks: 7 backers
- 12 Decks: 1 backer (That’s me, and my tracker suggest !)
- Full Sheet: 2 backers
- 2 Decks + Collectors Box: 41 backers
- 4 Decks + 2 Collectors Boxes: 2 backers
- 6 Decks + 3 Collectors Boxes: 1 backers
Note the effectiveness of adding the wooden collector’s box: that’s an impressive bump. More people ordered a pair with the collector’s box than without it — at almost double the price! And there’s only one picture of a basic black box!
Between KS fees, processing feeds, printing and shipping, I’d be curious to see how this worked out. None of my decks include the modeled red sealing sticker. I suspect that the economics here were pretty marginal.
Here’s what I like: there’s a fun modern take on the suits. Although the suits are non-standard, the only one that’s visually challenging is the spade, and it’s an on-point adaptation that totally plays into the crop circle theme. The jokers are really nice.
There’s a number of missed opportunities with this deck. There’s no indication of who printed it, the geometric designs could be adapted in a really nice way to have more character on the courts, and the tuck is pretty plain.