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Kryptik Trading Card Game

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Tanner McBride

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A beautiful game developed by experienced TCG enthusiasts, with deep lore and unique gameplay, tailored by the community.
Backers: 1484
Average Pledge Per Backer: $588

Funded: $873,165 of $66,666
Dates: Apr 15th -> May 16th (31 days)
Project By: Tanner McBride
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Latest News

Update Summary Post, PLEASE READ! 4 hours to go!

May 15th - via:
We are only about 4 hours out! Let's celebrate this final push with a quick update summary from the campaign. Here are the key updates: *USA Distribution with Southern Hobby. This partnership will allow us to send free intro kits to a 1,000+ stores... (Read More)

PLEASE READ: Editing Your Pledge to Get EXACTLY What You Want! Last Add-On Playmat!

May 15th - via:
Hello everyone. Wow, crazy ride huh? Thank you all so much for supporting my dream and making Kryptik a massive success before it even releases. I promise you I am going to do everything in my power to make sure this company and game are a massive... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Unlocked! Live Q&A Tomorrow Morning 9:30am EST!

May 14th - via:
Hello, everyone. Happy to announce we have unlocked the final comic and the $100k of prize support to LGSs in 2023! Let's keep pushing to get some free digital packs for everyone!  Also, we will be running a live Q&A tomorrow on our YouTube at... (Read More)

There Will Be No Kickstarter Product After The Kickstarter! Check Your Pledge! (NO BACKERKIT)

May 14th - via:
Hello everyone, I just want to be 100% clear... THERE WILL BE NO PRODUCT AVAILABLE AFTER THE KICKSTARTER CONCLUDES! Please make sure your pledge contains all the cases, playmats, accessories, etc. that you want because there will be no Backerkit! Set... (Read More)

Canadian Distribution Deal & eBay Card Authentication!

May 13th - via:
Hello all! Happy to announce that we have made a deal with Prince Distribution to handle distributing all future releases to our friends in Canada. We are super happy about the deal because we have around 100 Canadian backers and the game seems to... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 13 (Final)

May 13th - via:
We have now met all three noble houses of The Mystic Court. Thank you all so much for reading the Lore Path series, and we hope you enjoyed the journey. More juicy lore to come!  (Read More)

Kryptik TCG Partners WIth Southern Hobby Distribution!

May 12th - via:
I (Tanner) had a great conversation with the boys at Southern Hobby Distribution and I am PUMPED to say the absolute least. They will officially be helping us distribute the game in US stores. We will be implementing organized play programs and free... (Read More)

Announcing LEGENDARY Artist Mark Poole - New Citizen Card Illustration!

May 11th - via:
Stoked to announce that the Ascendant citizen, Raquel, will feature art by the amazing Mark Poole. Mark has been illustrating for Magic: The Gathering since Alpha. One of his most iconic pieces was featured on the Power Nine Card, Ancestral Recall!... (Read More)

Kryptik Online (Digital Game) PREVIEW VIDEO! Free digital packs stretch goal!

May 10th - via:
We are pleased to show you all a video containing actual screen captures of our functional online game!  It's of course a work in progress, so please watch the video below for full details. Full release scheduled Q2, 2023. Enjoy!  PS - We also... (Read More)

Kryptik Origins - Chapter 4

May 10th - via:
    The gentle rolling of waves rang out against the sea wall of Daithi’s castle.  Daithi lounged in her study, surrounded by ornate marble bookshelves, thick tomes filling each and every bit of space. Ethereal butterflies danced around the... (Read More)

Visiting Our Printer In Canada - Watch The Video!

May 9th - via:
I (Tanner) recently visited Quebec to tour the printing facility that our game will be manufactured in and WOW! I learned so much about the process and I can say with absolute confidence that our project is in the best hands possible. Cardston... (Read More)

Announcing Artist Scott Murphy & Redemption Poker Chip Update!

May 8th - via:
We are so proud to announce Kryptik Artist Scott Murphy! Scott hand painted the new art for Adriel, and every backer will be getting a sketch promo Adriel Card! Scott has done many illustrations for Magic:The Gathering and we plan on working with him... (Read More)

Day 1 Grading - PSA, BGS, & CGC!

May 8th - via:
You will be able to grade any Kryptik TCG card with PSA, BGS, or CGC when you receive your rewards. We have already submitted samples and card lists to all 3 companies, and have been accepted into their systems. We know collectors love to protect and... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 12

May 7th - via:
Clue:  We have now gained glimpses into two of the noble houses of the Mystic court, who all seem prone to conflict due to their differing personalities and values. Which citizen leads the third, and what role do they play in the Mystic society?... (Read More)

Noble Fanny Pack Add-On!

May 7th - via:
The community has spoken, and we have listened. I present to you... The Noble Fanny Pack!  WARNING: Only add this product to your pledge if you want to be the undisputed most swagged out citizen on the island.  PS - We are very close to hitting our... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 11

May 6th - via:
Clue:  Kushiel's family has served Honah's house for as long as anyone can remember. While Honah's house has been tasked with the preservation of Mystic knowledge, another noble house holds a much different position, being tasked with keeping the... (Read More)

New Card by MTG Artist Mike Burns!

May 6th - via:
Proud to show you all a beautiful card illustrated by the ultra-talented Mike Burns. Mike has illustrated multiple cards for Magic: The Gathering, and I can't wait to commission more pieces for the game in the future! We've got 2 more legendary MTG... (Read More)

New Osiris Playmat, Chapter 3 Comic, & Updated Pull Rates!

May 5th - via:
Osiris playmat now available as an add-on! Also, we've unlocked another stretch goal, on our way to unlocking triple booster decks in starter decks. One last thing: we updated pull rates for chase cards to be slightly more than one per box, case, and... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 10

May 4th - via:
Clue:  Furious with their failed resurrection, Conroy and Oisin will stop at nothing to become whole again. Since coming to the island, new hope has arisen for them in the form of new magics from other worlds. Who on the island have they turned to... (Read More)

New Card Art By Legendary Christoper Rush - Illustrator of The Black Lotus

May 4th - via:
I (Tanner) have been asked 100 times, what card is "Kryptik's Black Lotus"? For those of you who don't know, The Black Lotus is the most iconic Magic:The Gathering... hell, the most iconic trading card, ever. Literally ever. This incredible piece of... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 9

May 3rd - via:
Clue:  Pluto’s ability to bring people back as Undead is not fully understood by even Pluto himself. The magic of the Garden is mysterious and predates Pluto’s existence. As such, the results are not always predictable. One attempt resulted in a... (Read More)

Announcing Artist Jim Pavelec! Two INSANE Undead Citizens!

May 2nd - via:
Check out these two incredible pieces by Jim Pavelec. Jim has illustrated multiple cards for Magic: The Gathering, has the perfect style for our game, and I look forward to working with him for future sets. Stay tuned for some SPICY artist... (Read More)

Kryptik Origins - Chapter 3

May 2nd - via:
Within the old world of the Undead, life was on the verge of teetering into oblivion...      Almost every living creature had been eradicated and transformed into a legion of marching monstrosities. The final days of the Undead campaign had... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 8

May 1st - via:
Clue:  You may have noticed that Alona and the rest of her kin are quite varied in their appearance. There is a particular citizen that was responsible for this before the faction was summoned to the island. Can you guess at whose whim the Undead... (Read More)

1 & 2 Player Island Playmats - Vote for the next playmat design now!

May 1st - via:
Island design playmats now available as an add-ons! Please follow the instructions in the edit your pledge section of the Kickstarter page if you would like to add them. Comment below which playmat design you'd like to see next!   (Read More)

Double Booster Box Toppers Unlocked! (Brass Frame Design)

May 1st - via:
Each booster box will now contain TWO box topper packs! These cards will feature brass text boxes and all 150 cards from the set will be included.   (Read More)

New Add-On + FREE Print & Play Decks!

April 30th - via:
Hey everyone, print and play decks are now up on the website. CLICK HERE to download and print to play some games of Kryptik IRL for free!   PS - I just added the Card/Slab holder featuring our original logo to the add-ons! Limited to 200 total... (Read More)

New Playmat Add-On! Helen & Ravana Combo!

April 29th - via:
Now live as an add-on. Please follow the instructions on the main page to manage your pledge if you'd like to add one. More playmat votes coming soon! Thanks to all who voted and don't give up on getting your favorite citizen on a playmat!   (Read More)

Next Playmat Design - Time To Vote!

April 29th - via:
Comment below which card art you would like to see featured on a playmat. Will announce the winner later this evening and make it available as an add-on!  (Read More)

New Card & Artist Announcement! More Stretch Goals Unlocked!

April 29th - via:
Check out this new card illustrated by Tom Babbey! Tom has illustrated multiple cards for Magic:The Gathering and we are very pleased to add him to the Kryptik Artist Roster! PS - We unlocked another social stretch goal and we are only $4k from... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 7

April 28th - via:
Clue: Like many Ascendant, Eligor and Dagon are driven to pursue power and supremacy in any form available to them. A shared discovery soon leads them to reach out to the Undead faction to further a plot that will weaken their rivals, and provide... (Read More)

Custom Handmade Wooden Deck Boxes by Aaron Cain (Limited to 100)

April 28th - via:
Now available as an add-on! I saw one of Aaron's deck boxes in a video by The Professor, and knew I had to have him make custom Kryptik boxes for the campaign. They are limited to 100 total, and 1 per backer. Individually stamped on the bottom with... (Read More)

Kryptik TCG Tabletop Simulator Tournament - May 7th (11am EST)

April 27th - via:
Stoked to announce the first Official Tabletop Simulator Tournament! It will begin May 7th at 11am EST. Watch this video for full details on how to participate! The cards on TTS and print & play were updated today and will not change at all until... (Read More)

New Card Announcement - Introducing Artist Bramasta Aji!

April 27th - via:
So proud to announce this all-new card illustrated by Artist Bramasta Aji. Bramasta has illustrated some pieces for Flesh & Blood and we look forward to working with him more in the future.  More artist announcements to come, stay tuned! PS - We... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 6

April 26th - via:
Clue:  While Eligor maintains a position of influence in the Vesperis culture, he is a man of intellectual pursuit. It is for this reason that he has developed a strong, yet secretive working relationship with another ascendant intellectual, whom he... (Read More)

$600k Stretch Goal Unlocked - FREE Chapter 2 Comic!

April 26th - via:
That means we are only $25k away from every booster box getting an extra box topper. Box topper contents will be announce later this week. We are also super close to unlocking more social stretch goals to get even more free cards into backers' hands,... (Read More)

Case & Master Case Kryptik Language Chase Cards!

April 25th - via:
After releasing the Riddle 66 Boxes we got a ton of folks requesting more Kryptik Language cards, so here you go! These cards will be showing up at the shown rates in the booster boxes purchased during this campaign. Each card from the 150 card set... (Read More)

Revised Stretch Goals - FREE Comic Book & Booster Decks Unlocked!

April 25th - via:
I have been gathering feedback and doing more research and I think all of you will be very happy with the revised stretch goals. We have already unlocked the first chapter of the Kryptik Origins comic book series and 2 free booster decks so enjoy! PS... (Read More)

Juturna playmats now available!

April 25th - via:
The votes have been tallied and Juturna won! Playmats featuring her card art with and without game zones are now available as add-ons. We will vote on the next playmat again later this week. Thanks and enjoy!   (Read More)

Vote now for the next playmat add-on!

April 24th - via:
I have gotten multiple requests to put the next playmat add-on to a vote so here it is. Please comment below which Citizen or Spell art you would like to see on a playmat next! P.S. - Stretch goals will be updated tomorrow morning with some cool new... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 5

April 24th - via:
Clue:  While the twins find themselves increasingly at odds since coming to the island, this means that they are turning more and more towards their key advisor, who has known them since they were children. Who might that be? Guess in the comments... (Read More)

Social Stretch Goals Updated - 6 FREE CARDS UNLOCKED!

April 23rd - via:
Hello citizens, just wanted to make you all aware that we have updated the Social Stretch goals to be a bit more aggressive. We are doing this to get more of these beautiful extended art cards into the hands of those that support us. Regular funding... (Read More)

Announcing Artist Aaron Miller!

April 23rd - via:
So proud to announce that Vidar got a serious upgrade via a piece by MTG Artist Aaron Miller. Aaron has illustrated some epic pieces for Magic:The Gathering such as Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and Bloodsoaked Champion.  More artist announcements to... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 4

April 22nd - via:
Clue: Keeran may want to gain influence and power, but he still has a long way to go before he becomes a key political player in the Vesperis Monarchy. Who rules the Vesperis Monarchy, occasionally turning to Keeran to find them information when they... (Read More)

Discord Game Night - See some live gameplay and meet new friends!

April 22nd - via:
Luke B, Kryptik Head of Game Development, will be hosting Game Night tonight at 7pm EST on Discord. All n00bs welcome to play or just watch screen shares! All you need is Discord and you can see how the game is played and ask questions!  GLHF! ... (Read More)

New KS Exclusive Kryptik Binder Add-On!

April 22nd - via:
This has been highly requested so enjoy! Below you will find a video of me (Tanner) giving a quick overview of the binder. It is super premium and beautiful in person!   (Read More)

Kryptik Origins - Chapter 2

April 21st - via:
Before the Ascendant were chosen for Kryptik Island… The kiss of the sun and the soft symphony of song birds filled Dookraka’s soul with peace. The grass surrounded him as if he were a gigantic gray island in a sea of vibrant green. He had... (Read More)

Riddle 66 Booster Box Break! Can you solve it?

April 20th - via:
Hello everyone! Linked below is a video from our friend Louie over at Kitchen Table TCG. The box he is ripping is a "Riddle 66 Box". These boxes contain cards printed in Kryptik Language and clue box toppers. Give it a watch and see if you can start... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 3

April 20th - via:
Hello citizen, and welcome to your third Lore Path Card reveal. Below is the Lorelei Lore Card that will show up in booster packs.  Clue: Humans are not as innately magically gifted as the other factions on the island. Someone had to help Lorelei... (Read More)

Roza Playmats (With & Without Game Zones) Now Available!

April 19th - via:
You requested, so we delivered. You can now find Roza playmats, with and without game zones, in the add on section. Use below guide to edit your pledge to add one!  Any time you have an idea, thought, question, or concern feel free to drop a comment... (Read More)

Social Media Stretch Goals Activated! 4 FREE Cards Already Unlocked!

April 19th - via:
I am happy to announce we have dropped our social media stretch goals, which you can check out on the main page of the campaign. I back-dated it so the first card for each platform is already unlocked, meaning if you are reading this you are already... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 2

April 18th - via:
Hello citizen, and welcome to your second Lore Path Card reveal. Below  is the Boudicca Lore Card that will show up in booster packs. Use the  clue below to make a guess in the comments section as to who her old second-in-command was! Clue: Until... (Read More)

New Card Illustrated by MTG Artist Chris Seaman!

April 18th - via:
We are stoked to announce that we have added a piece by Chris Seaman to a new card! Chris has illustrated some badass Magic: The Gathering cards including Stitcher’s Supplier, Everythingamajig, and one of Tanner’s recent favorites, Meathook... (Read More)

Kryptik Origins - Chapter 1

April 17th - via:
          In the vast expanse of the universe, there is a place unknown to all except those summoned there and that place is Kyrptik Island: a world of infinite beauty, epic adventure, touching romance, and harrowing tragedy. The island is... (Read More)

FREE LGS Kits! Tell your Local Game Store!

April 17th - via:
Hello everyone, and thanks again for the amazing start. In an effort to get the game into more people's hands we are sending 250 total 100% FREE LGS kits to legitimate brick and mortar game stores. We even cover shipping so they are truly free. They... (Read More)

Kickstarter W̶a̶r̶ Lore Path - Part 1

April 16th - via:
Hello citizen, and welcome to your first Lore Path Card reveal. Below is the Charlie Lore Card that will show up in booster packs. Use the clue below to make a guess in the comments section as to who the troublesome Accord leader may be! Clue: As the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Updated! Freebies Unlocked!

April 16th - via:
Hello everyone, We got a ton of feedback from the community after announcing our stretch goals and it seems that most people dug the actual items, but we may have missed the mark with the implementation and dollar amounts.  We have now adjusted the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Activated! Artist Reveals & Lore Blurbs!

April 16th - via:
Hello citizens! We are so happy with how the first 24 hours of the campaign went. Thanks to all of you who believe in our game! We have activated our first series of stretch goals which can be found on the main page. Remember, you can edit your... (Read More)

Insane Start - Game Night Celebrations!

April 15th - via:
WOW. Thank you all so much. 4 hours in and we are 651% funded. So happy and grateful that we are going to get to share our game with all of you. As you saw on the main page, our featured artist and first artist announcement, is the legendary Steve... (Read More)

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