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Arcana Playing Cards

A project in Columbus, OH by Chris Ovdiyenko

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Playing cards inspired by the Tarot. Arcana is a new deck of custom hand-drawn playing cards printed by USPCC.
Backers: 3199
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $190,593 of $45,000
Dates: Jan 1st -> Feb 10th (40 days)
Project By: Chris Ovdiyenko
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Latest News

Project's closing!!!

February 10th - via:
Hey folks, I just wanted to send out a quick update and let you know that the project is closing in just over two hours! I can't believe the outpouring of support you've shown for Arcana!!!  Knight of Wands/Jack of Clubs Last night I posted the next... (Read More)


February 8th - via:
I honestly don’t know what to say, this project just keeps on smashing every expectation I had going into it. And it’s all because of your awesome support!  So now that we’ve broken through 150K, I’m so pleased to include a LE sleeve for... (Read More)

120 stretch goal REACHED!!

February 1st - via:
I woke up this morning to see we had passed our 120K stretch goal! That means it's official, and I'll be producing The Illustrated Guide to Arcana hardbound book. This is a dream come true for me to create a hardbound book, and I couldn't be more... (Read More)

New add-ons, special made for tarot backers

January 29th - via:
Hey guys,  Last couple days have been a little rough, I got hit with some terrible bug that layed me up. But the good news is I finally got the word on some of the add-ons you've requested and have crunched through the numbers to make these work.... (Read More)

King of Spades/Swords, Ace of Hearts/Cups, Backerkit

January 25th - via:
Hey guys, just thought I'd share some of the new card art, the Ace of Cups/Hearts and the King of Swords/Spades: Ace of Cups/Hearts Here's the original: RWS Ace of Cups This card represents being offered a chance for fulfillment, in a relationship or... (Read More)

New card art - the death card.

January 17th - via:
A lot of folks think the Death card in tarot is a bad thing, but it really isn't. Rather than foretell an actual death, it really means that you're closing the book on one chapter of your life and about to begin another. Really it's just a card that... (Read More)


January 17th - via:
Hey everyone, I’m amazed we reached the “final” stretch goal so quickly! I’m humbled, awed, proud beyond words, and inspired by you to make this the absolute best campaign I can. So bear with me, this is a long update, and there’s some... (Read More)

New card art, stretch goals reached, and My Memory App...

January 12th - via:
Hey there backers! Just wanted to send you a quick update one where we are with the project and show you some of the new project art.  First off here's the new art, the King of Diamonds/Pentacles. The original RWS card was a little hard to read, but... (Read More)

King of Hearts/Cups

January 8th - via:
Honestly, I think the original King of Cups is arguably the most surreal card in the tarot, here's the original: Original King of Cups  Here's my reimagining of it: King of Hearts/Cups reimagined  The meaning behind the card as I understand it is... (Read More)

Silver, for realsies

January 7th - via:
I'm hard at work on new cards, but in the meantime I wanted to let you know about something I'm really proud to offer you: Solid Silver Proof Coin Add-on Solid silver proof coin - one troy ounce of .999 pure silver  One of the advantages of having... (Read More)

Jack of Hearts/Cups

January 4th - via:
Hey folks, Here's the next card, the Jack of Hearts/Cups. This one sticks pretty close to the RWS Tarot, including the symbolism (wings on the helmet, river, open clear sky, fish symbols, white horse bowing its head, etc.). I've included the original... (Read More)

Amazing first day!! And new art...

January 2nd - via:
Hey folks,  What an incredible first day!! I'm just floored by your support and appreciation of this project! We're about 58% to the funding goal and I couldn't be more thrilled. Thank you! Here's the next card, one of the four major arcana cards -... (Read More)

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