Merchants of Sol

Tarot of Brass and Steam: a Steampunk Deck

A project in Seattle, WA by Ed Matuskey

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A tarot deck of a world where Edison and Tesla are just the start, as steam and clockwork discoveries reach every corner of the globe.
Backers: 225
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $10,289 of $9,000
Dates: Apr 2nd -> May 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Ed Matuskey
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Latest News

A few words as we wind down...

May 2nd - via:
I'm going to be running around when the campaign officially ends, so I just wanted to get a few thoughts out now, with less than an hour to go: First off, THANK YOU everyone for helping me get funded.  I was always hopeful that we'd get here, but I... (Read More)

It's over 9000!!!

May 1st - via:
I swear, I didn't pick my funding goal so I could make a DragonBall Z reference when we hit it--but now that we have, some things you have to say!   First off, THANK YOU to everyone who's helped get us this far, whether you've shared, backed, or... (Read More)

Minor Arcana: the Pips

April 30th - via:
I was just asked about what will be on the 2-10 cards of each Minor Arcana suit if we don't reach our first stretch goal.  At the start of the campaign I was mulling over a couple ideas for what to do if we didn't reach our first stretch goal, but... (Read More)

2 days to go!

April 30th - via:
A little less than 48 hours to go and we just broke $8000!  We're seeing an increase in pledges so keep sharing the project--it's going to be close!  Tell your friends, post on your communities, blog about the deck--every little bit helps, believe... (Read More)

New Add-On: Posters! (US only)

April 29th - via:
We have a little under 3 days to go--it's going to be close!  I figure now would be a good time to offer a new add-on for our US backers: larger prints the same size as what I hang at convention art shows! For $50 added to any tier, you can have any... (Read More)

A little Knowledge goes a long way...

April 27th - via:
As always, thank you once again for your support, and continue sharing the project with your friends and social circles!  We're doing well, but now would be an excellent time to go viral... In the meantime, I thought I'd talk about three cards that... (Read More)

Let's get metal for a minute...

April 26th - via:
We are 75% funded with one week to go--thank you everyone for your support so far, and keep sharing the project--we're doing great! In the meantime, I wanted to go into a little more detail about the $200 tier--specifically, the aluminum prints. ... (Read More)

New chances to get on the cards!

April 22nd - via:
We are two-thirds of the way through the campaign, and just under two-thirds to our goal! Thank you again to everyone who has pledged, shared, and otherwise supported this project—you’re all awesome! And keep it up--the more people who hear about... (Read More)

Thanking some people, and the Minor Arcana

April 15th - via:
We've just hit the 50% funded mark!  And we're this close to 100 backers.  And we're not even halfway done with the campaign!  Thank you so much to everyone who's helped boost the signal--keep it up, we're doing great!  In the meantime, I'd like... (Read More)

Evolution of a card: The Devil

April 9th - via:
We're off to a great start!  I thought now would be a good time to share how the deck has evolved since its inception, with some cards going through multiple iterations before I considered them "done."  One such example is the Devil card, starring... (Read More)

Successful print giveaway!

April 4th - via:
Even though I've been specifically targeting Norwescon attendees all weekend, I was still a little shocked when people came to find me by the throne just now.  Thank you to everyone who came by and showed their support--may you enjoy your prints!  ... (Read More)

Print giveaway at Norwescon!

April 4th - via:
Okay true believers, let's talk free stuff.  At 4pm this afternoon, in the Norwescon lobby, I will give away one of a handful of prints I brought to the con for this purpose.  All you need to do is find me by the Iron Throne--I'll be the tall guy... (Read More)

Hello from Norwescon!

April 3rd - via:
Ready to sell some art!  Greetings from the weekend home of George RR Martin, the Tarot of Brass & Steam, and dodgy hotel wifi.   I just wanted to take a moment to welcome and thank everyone who has pledged so far--we're off to a great start!... (Read More)

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