The Tarot of Loka

A project in Nottingham, United Kingdom by River Horse

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A family card game set in the world of Loka, inspired by medieval tarot, illustrated by Ralph Horsley and designed by Alessio Cavatore.
Backers: 368
Average Pledge Per Backer: £35

Funded: £12,791 of £12,000
Dates: Nov 15th -> Dec 15th (31 days)
Project By: River Horse
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Latest News

First Stretch Goal reached! Surprise!!!

December 13th - via:
Hi, Alessio here! Last night I received a very nice message... a very nice gentleman wanted to buy all of the original art!!! Of course he couldn't do it with a single pledge, so we agreed a price and he made a massive pledge, and I took all of the... (Read More)


December 11th - via:
Hi, Alessio here:  Phew, we made it, we reached 100%!!! Thanks so much to all of you for making this possible!  So, now for the stretch goals you ask? Well, I spent the day haggling and calling in a few favours (i'm all outa favours now!), but you... (Read More)

More flexibility!

December 8th - via:
Hi, Alessio here: what a wonderful week-end this has been! Just before we announce the beginning of the last week of this campaign, the pace of the pledges has picked up nicely, and we are now 7% away from funding... that's 803 pounds. Not far to go!... (Read More)

Better Value For Money!!!

December 4th - via:
Hi Alessio here:  a lot of the feedback we had about the high-level pledges was along the lines of: 'I love the art and would love to own the original artwork, but I've already sold one kidney for that other kickstarter, so I don't have any cash... (Read More)

DJ Grandpa and the FLGS pledge...

December 2nd - via:
Hi, Alessio here: Today's daily update is earlier than usual because I wanted to let you know in time that tonight's DJ Grandpa features an interview on Loka, as well as other interesting kickstarters, so you can go there at 19.00 GMT (14.00 EST) and... (Read More)

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Diamondville

DJG embarks on a 2D Isometric Adventure, meets The Million Dollar Duck, strolls down the dark alleys of Cyberpunk, listens to Natalie York sing Promises, shoots cows with Ben & Jonathan, reads The Tarot of Loka, and gets uncooperative with Sam and Dave. (Read More)

Ho ho ho!

December 1st - via:
Alessio here, we are now at 77%... please keep on sharing... we need more backers! And so the countdown to Xmas is officially on... Christmas lights everywhere, Christmas ads... and the search for presents has begun. Please consider getting someone... (Read More)

A very Loka day...

November 30th - via:
I was at the Mantic Open Day today and I spent the entire event doing one demo after the other of the freshly arrived Loka boardgame. Here's a video from Essen toy fair showing the game off:  The amount of people, from kids to their dads & mums,... (Read More)

History of Tarot

November 29th - via:
Hi, Alessio here.  Good progress today, after a slow start this morning... and we are at 73%... so the 75% mark is getting tantalising closer! Keep spreading the word, we need more backers! I just arrived from a session in the Old Trip to Jerusalem... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
Hi, Alessio here: I just finished playing the Tarot of Loka with Warren and Lloyd of Beasts of War - good fun! I have just been told that the Tarot of Loka entry has been approved on BoardGameGeek, so please come there and help us populate the... (Read More)

Rules videos!

November 27th - via:
Hi, as I was writing this update (and waiting for the videos to upload to YouTube!), I noticed that we reached and passed the 8K barrier! Two thirds gone! 67%! Just the last third to go!! Thanks a lot everyone!!!  The next big target is 75%... stay... (Read More)

OK, that was good!

November 25th - via:
Hi, Alessio here. Well, if we were wondering whether lowering the prices for the leather bag and other bits and bops was going to be a good move - we now have our clear and loud answer - Yes! The cash has gone up steadily since, and a lot of pledges... (Read More)


November 25th - via:
Alessio here: We had quite a few people telling us that they loved the leather case, but thought it was a bit out of their budget... and similar conversations happened in regards to the most expensive pledges. So we tried getting a better deal... (Read More)

Playtesting the Tarot

November 23rd - via:
OK, so here we go with another daily update, as promised. I must admit I do enjoy writing these, and so I was glad when you guys asked me to continue!    :-pToday I drove from Nottingham to Cheadle, just south of Manchester - a nice drive through... (Read More)

To update or not to update?

November 22nd - via:
...that is the question.  Hi Alessio here, that really IS the question! In other words, there are days like today, very quiet days where not much happens... and I don't know whether to write this daily update or not.  And to make matter worse, I... (Read More)

End of week One

November 22nd - via:
...three more weeks to go...  AND WE ALREADY MADE IT TO 53%!!! Wow, what a great way to celebrate the end of the first week! Many, many thanks to everybody that helped us making this far! Remember though that growth always slows down in the middle... (Read More)

Sooo clooose...

November 21st - via:
Alessio here: time for our daily update.  49%... so tantalising close to 50%!!!  C'mon, one little push and we're there...  Off to bed now... good night!  (Read More)

New Add-ons!

November 20th - via:
Alessio here: Have you seen the Add-on menu recently? It has got considerably more colourful since yesterday and that's thanks to your feedback! First of all, after your enthusiastic response, we have already managed to get a first quote for a... (Read More)

Would you like fries with that?

November 19th - via:
Hi Alessio here. Tonight we close at 44%... very good, the half-way point is in sight... please help us spread the word!  We definitely liked the effect of the tarot leather cases that people have purchased after yesterday's update. As you know,... (Read More)

Cosmic Workshop!

November 18th - via:
Hi, Alessio here: we are at 39% today - Steady, as she goes!I am delighted to announce that now that all of the red tape is finally out of the way, I can reveal which company is making our hand-crafted, hand-engraved leather cases – it's Cosmic... (Read More)

Tarot of Loka – playtesting video!

November 17th - via:
 Hi everyone, Alessio here, time for our daily update. Today, as we crossed the 35% mark, we received a few questions about the game mechanics and rules. They are not cast in stone yet, so instead of posting a written early draft, I thought that in... (Read More)

I want my toys right away!

November 16th - via:
Hi guys, Alessio here again. It looks like these updates are becoming my way to close the day.  So, day Two, 31% there... feels good! One interesting thing that happened today is that quite a few people asked us whether, if they choose the pledge... (Read More)

Thanks for the great start!

November 15th - via:
Hi, Alessio here. So we put a nice dent in the final goal in just three hours... thank you so much guys!!!  I'm now going to collapse to bed... after preparing for the KS, going to launch the Loka boardgame in the local Waterstones library, and... (Read More)

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