Clashing Blades! - Two-player, sword-fighting poker deck

A project in Delavan, WI by Lester Smith

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A fast-and-furious sword-fighting duel, using a specially illustrated poker deck!
Backers: 123
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $3,336 of $800
Dates: Jul 17th -> Sep 1st (46 days)
Project By: Lester Smith
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Latest News

Shaping Up the Deck

August 31st - via:
As we come into the final hours, we're nearing a 300% backing level. That's pretty awesome. Jen, Kate, and I have talked again about deck design, and Jen came up with a great idea that (1) shows off all the art so far, (2) makes the event cards... (Read More)

Climbing Again

August 30th - via:
Hi, all.  With about 36 hours left, we're climbing again--rapidly approaching the next stretch goal.  Tonight at dinner, I'll be discussing with the other Popcorn Press members how to make the most exciting-looking deck out of the final funding by... (Read More)

Three Days to Go!

August 28th - via:
It all ends Saturday. We're spending the last few days reminding people on Twitter and FaceBook, via my blog (, and with some targeted emails. We'd appreciate your reminding your own contacts again as well.  By the way, we... (Read More)

Confessions of a Kickstarter Cowboy

August 26th - via:
So we're down to the final five days of the project. We've hit double our initial funding, but we'd certainly love to reach more stretch goals.  On our previous project (Monster Con), I flogged the horse pretty hard, calling in favors from industry... (Read More)

Back from the Front

August 23rd - via:
Hi, all. If you've been wondering about the silence on my end:  (1) I attended GenCon for the first time in years, which with prep time and recovery time kills about a week. (It was a great show, though--well worth the visit.) (2) Pre and post... (Read More)

Pre-GenCon Update

August 11th - via:
Recently, Bryan Behl posted on the comments page and suggested we share the thoughts. He expressed them so well, we'd like to use his exact words: Bryan notes: We're averaging a little over $16/backer. If that holds true we'll need 418 total backers... (Read More)

Colorful Ray

August 8th - via:
Ray turned over the color versions of the suits today, and we just had to share them with you! (Obviously, we're excited.) Cheers! Les  (Read More)

The Suits

August 5th - via:
Our thanks go out to everyone who responded to the spades survey. Based on the results, we went with option C. And based on that, we've approved the set of suit sketches below.  We're assuming, of course, that the first Stretch Goal will be met by... (Read More)

Double Funded! Spades Up!

August 4th - via:
We just crossed the 200% mark (thanks, Norm!) and are well on our way to the first Stretch Goal: Illustrated Suits.  In anticipation of crossing the $2k line, Ray has begun providing sketches for those suits. First up, spades. You can see four... (Read More)

We've Got Your Back!

July 26th - via:
I've just cleared it with Ray. We're going to offer all three card backs. The survey has been a pretty even horse race to this point, and we want everyone to be happy.   So when the Kickstarter project ends, you'll be able to choose which color you... (Read More)

Special Events Cards

July 25th - via:
Hi, all.  If you've read the rule cards, you'll notice that while the Event Deck is defined there, the actual special events aren't listed. Those events will each be listed on their own face cards, for ease of play. But because we've received... (Read More)

Day Two of QuinCon

July 21st - via:
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Check Out Those Pips!

July 19th - via:
Ray has delivered the pip illustrations, early as usual, and we couldn't be happier with the results! As Kate, out graphic designer put it, "Oh-ho-ho. Wicked cool!"  The results are now on the project page, but I've also included them below, for... (Read More)

24 Hours In

July 18th - via:
It's just slightly less than 24 hours since I clicked "Launch" on this project, and we're just over 75 percent of our basic funding. Thank you! Please keep passing the link. You can use either Kickstarter's short one: Or this longer,... (Read More)

Initial Thanks

July 18th - via:
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