Kickstarter

The initial production run of Dicecards was funded through the Kickstarter crowdfunding website. The campaign is closed now, so you can't back it (you can still buy decks). But you can visit the page and have a look through the rewards that were offered, and the way the project evolved. You can also view the KickTraq information to see how the funding grew over the campaign, and how a late surge took us beyond 300% of our target.

We ended up with nearly a thousand backers, from 38 countries on 6 continents.

Kickstarter was absolutely central to this project. Firstly there was the money thing: Dicecards sat on my harddrive for years because I could not afford a production run of the cards. So Kickstarter enabled it to happen.

But the best bit of running a Kickstarter wasn't the money, it was the enthusiasm of the backers. I'd honestly not expected such a warm and supportive team of people. Folks who cheered successes and comiserated on failures (there were a couple of them during the campaign). I had suggestion after suggestion about how to make the cards better, and I was able to incorporate lots of them. And the people who's suggestions I chose not to use didn't take it personally, and still remained positive about the project. Then at the last minute, an eagle-eyed backer spotted a major error and saved the whole production run. I really felt bouyed up by the sense of community, and the cards are undeniably better for it.

The Awesome List of Kickstarter Backers

This is the list of people who made Dicecards happen. Huge thanks to every single one of them!

@JustChristine, A. Mandible, AGUIR Talel, ARIEL CHAUDHURI, Aaron "Awesomesauce" Richmond, Adam Blinkinsop, Adam Canning, Adam Fletcher, Adam Rajski, Adam West, Adam Yearout, Adrian Earle, Alan Gerding, Alan Hill, Alan How, Alan Jamieson, Alan Shields, Alex Crouzen, Alex Husted Jensen, Alex Stuart, Alex W, Alexander Williams, Alf Granger, Alison Wheatley, Allysse Riordan, Alx Dark, Amazing Rando, Amie Lin, Amy Gembala, Andre Fairweather, Andre_Hodges, Andres Salazar, Andrew Bingham, Andrew Bond, Andrew Cherry, Andrew Chinery, Andrew Cook, Andrew Cottrell, Andrew Devit, Andrew Gorz, Andrew Levi, Andrew McGregor, Andrew Porter, Andrew Rouse, Andrew Southon, Andrew Sutherland, Andrew Vogel, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Wilson, André Bernhardt, Andy Deckowitz, Andy Fundinger, Andy Harrison, Andy Harsent, Andy Satterthwaite, Angela Renneke, Anne Gibson, Anne Sullivan, Anthony Coltman, Antoine Bertier, Antoine Boegli, ApisFurioso, Aquarion, ArmEagle, Arthur Levesque, Ash, Atomixwah, Attracta Glavey, Baki Nalincioglu, Barry Hannon, Barry Stump, Barry Wilkes, Bart Addis, Bates Research & Development, Bay Chang, Becky Loney Pusch, Ben Burch, Ben Hartman, Ben Sunshine-Hill, BiggerBoat, Bill Reed, Bill Roper, Bill Sides, Blackgoldkitten, BlueHairedMeerkat, Bowen Sorby-Firth, Brad Osborne, Brainstorm, Brandon Paneitz, Brendan Ihmig, Brenna J Sullivan, Brett J. Gilbert, Brian Bridgewater, Brian Enigma, Brian Ford, Brian Lowry, Brian McBarron, Brian Young, Brice Russ, Briggzee, Brooks Boyd, Bruce Abernethy, Bruce Laing, Bruce Mason, Bully Pulpit Games, Byron Pepper, C. Ullmann & M. McLane, Callan, Cameron Bales, Carlos Ramirez, Carol Townsend, Caroline Amanda Craffigan, Casey, Chad Price, Channeller, Chao, Charles Molesworth, Charles Sumner, Charles Waterman, Charlotte Prosser, Chick Lewis, Chris Bickerstaff, Chris Brind, Chris Butler, Chris Cockbill, Chris Currie, Chris Dulsky, Chris Gardiner, Chris Headley, Chris Hoefgen, Chris Lloyd, Chris Q., Chris Woerz (Erendrake), Chriss Lagge, Christi S, Christian, Christian Nord, Christian Theriault, Christian Trice, Christoph Hartwig, Christopher Newell, Christopher Nies, Christopher Taylor-Davies, Christopher West, Christopher Yates, Chuck McMath, Chuck Stover, Cian "Icecream" O'Sullivan, Claire Roberts, Cluster 41°23'01" 02°06'56", Colby Bennardo, Cole Busse, Colin A., Congressman, Cory P, Craig Crowe, Cristian Dirtu, Cy Boardgamers, D.J. 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Liu, Jonathan Ng, Jonathan Nogueira, Jonny Wright, Jordan Block, Jordan Spence, Jose Vasquez, Joseph Le May, Josh Wilson (sohjsolwin), JoshL, Joshua Beale, Joshua Crocker, Joshua Howard, João Menezes, Judah Warshaw, Juho Rutila, Julia Ziobro, Julian G Hicks, Julie, Julie Truesdell, Jurie Horneman, Justin Burr, Justin D. Jacobson, Jyri A., Jörg Tremmel, Karl Hadfield, Karl J. Smith, Katharine Luginbuhl, Kathryn Smith, Keisha Patterson-Pickup, Kellen, Kelly Brown, Kevan Davis, Kevin Cook, Kevin Cooper, Kevin Dalley, Kevin J. 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