I popped over to Kickstarter today to see if there was anything that caught my attention and I found the ArCANIS project. Oh this is a wonderful looking deck. I loved watching the artist drawing the artwork real time in the project video. Deck creator David DePasquale describes his deck as ArCANIS is a tarot deck and 168 page full color companion book that combines a love of animals with simple, modern character design. I just backed the project for a deck and companion book. His project has successfully funded with seventeen days to go. You can find the project and back it here!
This here is a good read for those about to tackle crowdfunding for your deck. It outlines some of the hiccups of using this method to fund your project. I’ve experienced quite a few of the pros and cons of using crowdfunding to get a deck out there. With the Isidore Tarot it worked wonderfully, though it was a really hard/busy couple of months with promotion and then perk fulfillment. Then there was the Tea Bats Lenormand that was meant to promote the deck and help my start-up tea business with my friend. The promotion was awesome, but I ran into so many problems where I ended up losing money on the venture and worried about knocks to my reputation. These are learning experiences that anyone new to the idea should take a moment to read. It might help you be more successful. 😉