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The Deck Of Many: 5e Reference Cards

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The Deck Of Many: 5e Reference Cards
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1,361 backers pledged $63,599.00 on Kickstarter

The Deck of Many is a series of 5e reference cards for Monsters, NPCs, Conditions and Weapons. The Deck of Many is a tool used to assist Game Masters in their role-playing campaigns, freeing them from traditional reference books and allowing them to only bring the references they need. Each card features original artwork and easy to reference information. Should we be successful, all funds raised from this campaign will go towards producing the 4 decks and other campaign rewards.

Raised in Kickstarter
$63,599.00 / 1,361 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$12,546.57 / 1,463 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Project Update + Custom Leifkicker deck boxes + Sleeves
1 day ago – Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:28:10 AM

Hey All!

I know everyone is excited to get these decks so I'm writing a quick update for everyone to go over the timeline and a few other things.

Timeline as of now.

As is stands were still on track for a late March shipping date. Right now it's Chinese New Year so the production facilities are closed, but from what I understand everything is printed and waiting on assembly. They return to work on Feb 25th, and should be done/shipped to me by the end of this month, with 1 month shipping to me.

Big thanks for your patience while we all anxiously await the decks!

Custom Leifkicker Deckboxes

So we're all out of the Leifkicker Deckboxes! And they were finished last week. So if you were one of the lucky few to get one they're being shipped now! So expect to get your box shortly.

Sleeves

So far I've got half the sleeves in, but thankfully I don't need all of them until the decks come in. Those who ordered just sleeves with the pdf though we are shipping those this week so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

Patreon

As mentioned in our last update we started a patreon and are creating new cards, and going to start doing items and spells through it. 

So far for the month of Feb we've announced the following:

Werewolf, werebear, wereboar, weretiger, wererat, merfolk, skilled transmuter, rat swarm, and abjurer!

Also if we manage to hit $1,000 on patreon we have a special piece done by Jason Engle that we'll also release. The Solar! 

The Deck of Many Patreon
The Deck of Many Patreon

 

 It's only $10 to get these cards shipped out to you. And you also get pdfs and votes to help determine what we produce.

 

 

Thanks again for all your support, we can't wait to make more cards and decks for you to play with :D

May all your hits be crits, 
The Deck of Many Team

Proofs are in! + New Patreon + Updated timeline
30 days ago – Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:27:54 PM

The proofs came in and they look amazing.

So right now we’re in the final review stage. We’re being super meticulous and going every single card to make sure there aren’t any issues with design, layout, templating and making sure that all the text is correct. We’ve caught a few of these issues so far but are almost done the review the send for final print! If all goes well we should have that done by tomorrow the latest. We will also be sending a final revised Master PDF with all the updates!

Also having gotten a couple different stock options I wanted to update you all that we’re upgrading the stock to a 350 GSM white core linen stock with UV coating! It feels so nice to the touch that we couldn’t help but upgrade.

Are you making any more cards after this?

Yes! While we're waiting for the print run to come in we’re making new designs. We’ve started on the Lycans and you can check out their progress on our new Patreon page for the project ( https://www.patreon.com/thedeckofmany). 

Our Patrons will get to vote weekly on what new cards are developed each month, and will get Print'N Play PDFs and even physical copies sent right to their doors.

Cards designed through this Patreon will help form the foundations of future decks, and as a Patron, you'll get to guide what we make.

To start 8 cards per month will be developed. 4 we choose and 4 that you vote on. As support grows we plan on expanding it up to 10 cards and even hire out some of the designs to some very talented artists in the gaming space.

So if you want to see what we’re up to follow us on there to see the new cards we’re creating!

Here's our first vote!
Merfolk vs. Sahuagin
Merfolk vs. Sahuagin

 

  

So where does that leave us?

After talking with the production facility here’s the updated timeline.

- Submit final run of cards Jan 24th.
- Leifkicker deck box completion. End of month, these will ship out when they're ready.
- Card Sleeves, we're waiting on the package now when they get in those who ordere those specifically will get them shipped.
- Printing occurs (1 month to produce). Est. Late Feb. Note: Chinese New Year is in February and may affect the run, we’ll update if there are any major delays here.
- Shipping to us (1 month to ship). Est. Late March.
- Then we ship out to everyone. Est. Delivery North America 1-2 weeks. Worldwide 3 weeks.

May all your hits be crits, The Deck of Many Team

The Deck of Many Things + Pitch a Parody Winners + Extra designs!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 07:43:53 PM

We're so excited! We've finally finished all the art!

In the latest zip download (tdomMaster2018.01.12) through backerkit, you will find 2 new pdfs:

The Deck of Many Things: A legendary item that contains 22 cards with powers unknown. As an FYI the first 2 pages are back to back, while the rest can be printed without a back, or you can choose one of the many back options we provided at the end of the document!

The Deck of Many Extras: This is where we put all the extra cards and designs we made for you all! Here you can find the Medusa by Jeff Miracola and Wyvern by Leesha Hannigan.

Winning Pitch a Parody Cards Concepts

Also we've chosen 2 cards from all the suggestions. We got well over 700 awesome ideas, and there are so many awesome ones we want to make (and we hope to in the coming months).

The winning ideas were:

Graham Cudby: Quafit

a tiny fiend that drinks all alcoholic beverages it can find

Quafit
Quafit

Jamie Marriage: Dice Bugs

Little dice shaped monsters that live in taverns and bite gamblers who try to roll them.

Dice Bug
Dice Bug

Each of the winners will win a print sized version of the card they helped create! And everyone who pledged for a full set will get these as well.

 So What's Next?

Right now we're waiting for the proofs! And when we get those in we're going to review and scrutinize them to make sure all the art looks great and the words make sense. So if you find any issues with the files ping us! 

Our next update will be when we get those proofs along with an update on the printing and shipping steps.

We're almost there!

May all your hits be crits, The Deck of Many Team

Happy New Year + The Deck of Many Monsters 3!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 04:22:43 PM

Happy New Years Everyone!

Hope you all had a great one, and to start ours off we've got Monsters 3 pdf ready for download. We've also included a separate Blank Custom Encounters pdf as I know some people we're asking for a separate one. Check your backerkit for the latest download The Deck of Many Master v.02!

Whats next?

- Finalize the art for the Deck of Many things, we have 10 pieces left there. Check below for a teaser.
- Update the art on a couple cards we weren't happy with.
- Review the content to make sure all the words make sense, no spelling errors etc.
- Wait on the proof to come in from the print shop.
- Produce the couple of custom ideas that we received (and boy did we get a ton of them, we'll make a whole separate post about that).

May all your hits be crits, The Deck of Many Team

The Deck of Many Monsters 2 + Holiday Monsters!
2 months ago – Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 05:01:52 PM

The latest pdf's are out!

So we got some feedback that all the updates with the different files make it difficult to know which files you guys needed. So we've created a master zip file with all the latest versions of the pdfs along with a note explaining what's new and what's been updated.

As we create new uploads we'll send out new master zip files.

Holiday Monsters

Also with the Holidays in full swing, we wanted to say thank you to all our friends and followers with an additional little print and play set of holiday themed Deck Of Many Cards. So be sure to check that out!

Progress Update

At this time we're 85% done the art, we're on the final stretch so look out for Monsters 3 and The Deck of Many Things to be ready soon! (and who knows what else :O )

May all your hits be crits, The Deck of Many Team