A month and a half ago I posted about a new editing project that I was working on called AfterEarth: The Fall. While it did not meet the Kickstarter funding goal we hope to make some changes and publish it again with a smaller funding goal to see if it will be successful. However out of that project we came to find out there is an audience out there that really enjoys collecting and or using playing cards (perhaps you could say they have a thirst for this). Since we had already been working with several artists for AfterEarth we decided to use a couple of them to get the playing cards going (originally they were also going to be a part of the AfterEarth project) and see if we could get funding for them separately while we worked out some of the details of the larger project.
We have been totally amazed by the overall enthusiasm for the Apocalyptica Chromatic playing cards and in just over 48 hours we are 71% of the way towards meeting our funding goal! I’ve enjoyed helping research and set up rewards for the project, editing, submitting blurbs on different websites who highlight playing cards, and emailing hundreds of backers thanking them for their support (283 at the moment). The other part of this project that I have enjoyed is that we have found a local company, Royal Awards, who is going to be creating steel cards and poker chips for us. A very special thank you to Diego Candia who has been our main artist for these cards.