Umbra Playing Cards - Inspired by Norse Mythology

Created by Jody Eklund

A custom deck of playing cards revealing characters that exist in the world of Luminosity.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Survey Lockdown January 15th
14 days ago – Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 10:45:49 PM

Happy New Years!

I am happy to tell you all that all Umbra art has been put in, just awaiting the digital proofs for the cards. 

The coins and Metal Cards have been approved and currently in production.

Umbra Art Book and story: I am just finishing up the final illustration for the book and will hopefully have it off to the printer by the end of this week.

BackerKit Surveys

Finally, you have until January 15th to lock your orders via the backerkit survey. If you haven’t done so yet please make your final choices as soon as possible. If for some reason you never received a survey, please message me via Kickstarter by Private Message.

Here's to a much less weird and crazy 2021!

Jody

Kickstarter Funds are In! BackerKit Survey going out.
about 2 months ago – Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 09:11:17 PM

Hey all!

The Kickstarter funds are in the bank and the BackerKit Surveys will be coming to you shortly. You should be getting your surveys today or tomorrow sometime.

For the 25 backers that were dropped from the project, no worries, you will still have the chance to recover your pledges. That is the beauty of using a pledge manager after Kickstarter.

What's going on behind the scenes?

I am really excited to start getting these made! All of the artwork for Umbra has been sent to Legends and once I have a better idea of the numbers, I will put them in.

Quick Updates in the Comments Section

Also, I will be giving sooner updates through the comments section on the Kickstarter page. These will be updates that don't require a full newsletter update. If you ever have a question about what's going on. Go to the comments section to see if there is anything new or current. Sometimes it might be a couple months before you get a newsletter update, but the comments section I will be updating with quick updates.

THANK YOU ALL for your support for Umbra.

Thanks!

Jody

WE ARE FUNDED! What's next?
about 2 months ago – Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 12:49:31 PM

Yes, you probably recieved the email late last week "WE ARE FUNDED". Thank you all for your awesome support for Umbra. My apologies for taking so long to write this update.

For those of you who want to know, here are the final stats of the Umbra project:

  • Over $72k in Funding
  • 1015 backers

So What's Next?

Production

I will be sending out regular updates about where we are in production. All of the artwork has been sent to LPCC (Legends Playing Card Co.) I am hoping to have all production numbers in to them by next week. Production will take 6 to 8 weeks. Two extra weeks for Gilding. I am hoping to have everything delivered to you all by March.

BackerKit Surveys/Add-ons

This is where you are able to officially add to your pledges and fill in your shipping address. Many have wondered about their add-ons and how you will be able to be sure to get them. No fear! BakerKit is here (hopefully as soon as this week).

In order to start production and to ship your Rewards, a few things need to happen.

  • First Kickstarter needs to transfer over the funds so I have the money to make the rewards (this will be about 14 days from the end of this Kickstarter campaign).
  • Second I have to find out where I need to ship the pledges. I will be sending the BackerKit surveys out to collect this information within the next couple of weeks. I will give you a heads up before I send the survey through a project update, so you can watch for it. It is important that when you receive the survey, you get it back to me as quickly as you can.

You do not need to make a login and password to fill out your survey, just fill it out and you’re all good to go! If you want to go back to review your info, just click on the link in your email again or input your email into our project page for another survey link.

If you prefer, you can just message me your info, but I STRONGLY SUGGEST using BackerKit as you will have the opportunity to add ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS on to your current pledge and help me make the shipping process SEAMLESS! This will help out this project tremendously, and help me get your rewards out to you quicker!

If you used Facebook to login to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email you prefer it to be sent to, please message us.

Errored and dropped pledges

It is common for a few backers' pledges to fail to collect at the project's deadline. If this happens, here's what to expect:

  • Kickstarter will send backers with errored pledges an email every 48 hours with a link to fix the issue.
  • Backers may also log in to the Kickstarter account from which they pledged to follow the 'Fix Payment' link.
  • Backers have 7 days to fix their pledges by updating their credit card information.
  • Any pledge that doesn’t get fixed within 7 days will become "dropped." If the Kickstarter process reveals any fraudulent activity, these pledges will also become "dropped".

Thank you all again for your awesome support!

Jody

1 Week Left! Opening some Noir Gilded and Noir Gilded Signed Editions Tomorrow!
2 months ago – Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 10:57:35 PM

Hey everyone!

The project is still going along well. We've been in the mid-Kickstarter slug, where not much happens. 

The good news is, we are coming out of that starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. I will be opening some Gilded and Signed edition Noirs back up. We are getting very close to the max I am looking to produce for both the Gilded and the Signed decks. I will be producing 750 total Gilded Noirs and about 300 Signed Noirs.

Thank you all for your support! With out your support on Kickstarter and my website blackinkbranded.com, I would not be able to make these projects for you. 

I will be launching a special Black Friday/CyberMonday deck next week from my website. It will be shipping right away and just in time for Christmas gifts. Please consider signing up for my Newsletter and follow me on Instagram and Facebook to get the latest updates. All the website and follow information is on the project page near the bottom.

Let's have a great final week! See you next week for the final 48 hour mark!

Sincerely,

Jody

Early Bird Tiers will have the option to upgrade during BackerKit Survey
2 months ago – Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 05:25:36 AM

Yes, people have been asking about Early Bird Tiers. I will give people an option during the BackerKit survey to upgrade to the signed edition.

Jody