Kobold Press’s Deep Magic supplement for D&D 5e was a Kickstarter success and nearly broke the $250,000 line back in 2019. It attracted over 4,000 backers, and 20 people pledged $550 for the handbound leather edition.
A new crowdfunding campaign, running for just two weeks, has launched to transform those new 5e spells into cards. The format is prefered by some groups as they make it easier to look through spells at the table and enables the magic to literarily be handed out. The project has funded, crossing the $44,000 line, and you can see progress or join in at the pitch page.
These are poker-sized playing cards, and each one has a complete D&D spell printed on it. The back of the card reveals theme classes such as a nature look for druids, music for bards and that sort of style.
With one exception, you’ll get one class per deck. That exception is when it comes to the arcane classes of wizards, warlocks and sorcerers, as they know so many spells. The arcane classes are split into two; Master and Apprentice.
Each individual spell deck includes up to 385 spell cards—even the paladins get 66 new spells! You get the stats and the spell text, ready to play or to hand out as new information in scroll form.
A $5 pledge will get you access to the pledge manager, and $10 gets you the 66 Paladin cards as a reward.
Rangers have 118 cards, which requires a pledge of US15, and Bards 191 cards for a pledge of $20. This means the 218 cards you get with the Druid spell deck, also for a promise of $20, are good value.
Clerics get 277 cards and therefore are attached to a pledge of $25.
When it comes to the arcane classes, Master-level spells (4 to 9) (9!) each have 259 cards, and that’s $25, while Apprentice level (0-3) comes in at a mighty 385 or $29.
Most backers have skipped straight to $100 to get the lot. Kobold Press will be sending $100 worth of D&D spell cards to hundreds of people, with some restrictions on geography, and they plan to do it all by September.
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