Hit Point Press, the company behind Humblewood is back on Kickstarter with a set of animated Tarot cards for 5e. The physical cards are holograms that move as you wiggle the card.
The Kickstarter is going very well. Hit Point Press wanted $20,000 to fund the project. Now, with 25 days left on the clock at the time of writing, they’ve got nearly $400,000 from well over 3,000 backers. You can check out the progress at the campaign page.
A pledge of $20 will get you some print and play PDFs of the cards (which won’t animate) and some GIFs (which will). Over 100 backers have gone for that option. If you play over virtual tabletops then perhaps that’s the combination you need.
Step up to $50, and you get the print and play, the gifs and one deck of animated Tarot cards. Shipping adds between $5 and $10, you can add more spell decks (+$25 or Tarot +$45) too.
If you can stretch to $100, then you get 4 animated spell decks from level 6 and up. That’s a big jump and where most people seem to have landed. $100 could you the starter bundle instead. That has the animated cantrips, levels 1 A to F and F-Z as well as the Deck of Many Animated Things.
Or you can go all in and spend $350 on two different tiers. At the time of writing, the final $350 tier is the second most popular with hundreds of gamers deciding to complete the set.
So, what do these animated cards look like? Hit Point Press wisely show a photograph gif of one in action.
Most of the time, though, the publisher shows the gif that the hologram effect is trying to replicate. It looks better, after all.
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