Studio WonderCabinet have history in running successful Lovecraft Kickstarter. This year they’re back and asking for $3,000 for The Dreamlands set of wrapping paper and Christmas cards. They already have $6,000 in the pot and, at the time of writing, more than 20 days to collect more funds. The catch? They’re encouraging Europeans to consider the PDF option just because some postal systems are so slow.
There’s no video pitch for this project, just colour and black and white samples and teasers of the cards and wrap. I think the green Cthulhu wrapping paper is especially good. $3 gets you a card. I checked and it’s an additional $2 to ship that to the UK. That is very good value. You can scale up, in small steps, to getting whole sets of cards for $15, $30, $60 and even $120. That last option gets you any combination of 12 cards or gift wrap plus additional stretch goals.
We’ve already unlocked a printed interior, silver envelopes and printing on the envelopes. At $7,000 we’ll get silver key embossed seals, $8,000 for free gift tags and $10,000 for additional wrapping paper designs.
The plan is to get the cards and paper into your hands, if you’re in the States, for the first week of December. That seems do-able to me but I’m glad WonderCabinet have run Kickstarters before. It’s a shame they’re (probably rightfully) cautious about Europe.
It’s worth noting that WonderCabinet are Daniel Gelon, an artist who has worked on Magic Cards, done logos for DC and directed Dungeons & Dragon books, and his wife Heather Hudson who also has experience of Magic: the Gathering, Delta Green and projects like the Casion R’lyeh, the Lovecraft Poker Deck.