Darwin's Journey

Mothman & other Cryptids of North America Playing Cards

A project in Houston, TX by Shawn Weg
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Cryptid-themed Playing Cards; including cryptids from North America- featuring Mothman.
Backers: 63
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $2,226 of $500
Dates: Nov 28th -> Dec 19th (21 days)
Project By: Shawn Weg
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Latest News

The Card Back Finally (public update)

December 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This update originally available to backs last night, with additional content. Update 17 - Cryptid Card Back Design All the suits, most the aces and face cards, the Joker, the tuck box... but what about the card back. It isn't so much that I've been... (Read More)

The Card Back Finally

December 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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Campaign Page Updates (public update)

December 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was made available to backers yesterday, with additional content. Update 16 - Campaign Page Updates This is one of those things that's probably less noticed. Honestly, I'm not sure if it really had any significant effect or not.     ... (Read More)

Campaign Page Updates

December 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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Chupacabra Complete (public update)

December 16th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was already available to backers a few days ago. Update 15 - Chupacabra Complete The Chupacabra suit is finished, finished again... it was finished... and then we adjusted the design based on feedback... I've taken the prior designs and... (Read More)

Completed Chupacabra Suit

December 14th - via: kickstarter.com
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Custom Tuck Box Mockup (public update)

December 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This update available to backers yesterday with additional content. Update 14 - Update to Custom Tuck Box I posted previously about the custom tuck boxes, alongside a rough sketch. I've worked some on digitizing that design and think I'm pretty happy... (Read More)

Custom Tuck Box Work

December 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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Bonus Card Sketches (public update)

December 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This update available earlier to backers. Update 13 - Bonus Card Sketches Some of the very first sets I backed festured bonus and gaff cards. Without a doubt, I think its one of my favorite features of custom and art sets. From the start, I had ideas... (Read More)

Bonus Card Sketches

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
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Custom Tuck Box Sketch (public update)

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was originally available to backers a few days ago. This is last night's scheduled post, tonight there will still be a new post. Rough week, I appreciate y'all's patience <3 Update 12 - Custom Tuck Box Over the past week, I've looked... (Read More)

No update tonight

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry yall, no update tonight. Im working on a sketch for the otherside of the box, i like it but just not sure about it yet for the tuckbox. It might become a bonus card instead. Update tomorrow night regardless of whether its the sketch or... (Read More)

Custom Tuck Box Sketch

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
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Chupacabra Face Update (public update)

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was made available to backers yesterday with additional detail. Update 11 - Chupacabra Face Update  The update isn't drastically different, but I think it's enough. The side spines as part of the silhouette and the nostrils helps... (Read More)

Chupacabra Face Update

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
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Chupacabra Face Cards (public update)

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Update available to backers yesterday with additional details. Update 10 - Chupacabra Face Cards For today, I thought I'd refocus on the Chupacabra some, and show the face card designs for it- even if they aren't dropped onto the new layout yet. They... (Read More)

Chupacabra Face Cards

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
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Flitterbick Ace & Done (public update)

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was made available to backs yesterday with additional content. Flitterbick Ace & Done I finished the Flitterbick suit, and that includes the Ace that wasn't yet previously revealed. As has been seen previously, albeit not directly... (Read More)

Flitterbick Ace & Done

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
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Jokers, Flitterbick & Faces (Public Update)

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This update available to backers yesterday. Update 8 - Joker, Flitterbick, & Faces With the changes to the indices, I spent a good chunk of this morning rearranging and reorganizing the photoshop layers. I didn't want to work on a card I had... (Read More)

Jokers, Flitterbick & Faces

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
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Indices, pt. 2 & the Spade (public)

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This update was available yesterday for backers. Update 7 - Indices, pt. 2 & the Spade Between direct messages and comments, the second design is the most popular. I still like my half pips. Maybe I'll explore some other idea with those in the... (Read More)

Spade Suit & Indices

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
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Indices, Pips, & Opinions (public update)

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
This post was available yesterday for backers with additional content. Update 6 - Pips & Indices A good question came up the other day, and a little bit of talk related to it. In the top left and bottom right of playing cards, its tradition to... (Read More)

Pips & Indices & Opinions

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
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Suit Design: Clubs Reveal (public update)

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This post was made available to with more detail for backers yesterday evening.  Update 5 - Suit Design: Clubs Reveal This was the last suit I figured out the shape for. I knew pretty early on which cryptid I wanted to use, but figuring out the... (Read More)

Update 5: Revealing the Club Suit

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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Update 4: Card BGs (public)

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post was available yesterday for backers with additional content. Update 4 - Card BGs: Maps Today's update is a little easter egg that I really like. Majority of cryptids aren't just stories passed down, but also have sightings. On yesterday's... (Read More)

Update 4: Background Maps

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
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Update 3: Ace of Chupacabra (public)

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
 Backers had access to a more detailed version of this update yesterday evening.  Update 3 - Chupacabra: The Ace Tonight, let's look more at our most recently revealed suit- the Chupacabra. Let's reveal the Ace and look a little at the process.... (Read More)

Update 3: Ace of Chupacabras

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
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Update 2: Diamonds & Boxes (public)

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
A more detailed version of this update was made available to backers yesterday. Update 2 - Diamond Suit (& a box) On Day 1, we met the initial funding goal. On day 2, we've met the first stretch goal. It's a box. Tuck boxes are pretty standard,... (Read More)

Update 2: The Diamond Suit

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
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A Great Start (public update)

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
An earlier version of this update was posted last night for backers with additional detail. Update 1 - Mothman: Pip Cards In about 12 hours we hit the funding goal. Its already a great start! As the amount increases over the remaining 20 days, I'll... (Read More)

A Great Start!

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
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