Max Playing Cards and Kardify is proud to present part one (of three) in our first annual insight into crowd-funding as a platform for funding playing card projects. We hope this will enlighten designers, creators, backers and collectors on crowd-funding projects in general.
In part one, we will go through our choice for the best and the worst Kickstarter campaigns in 2013 and in part two we will cover some details on how crowdfunding, particularly what works and what doesn't on Kickstarter.
There’s no doubt that crowdfunding has had an impact on the playing cards industry. As of December 2013, 257
Best Kickstarter Campaign
I cannot consent to talk only about one creator and one project because I have been really lucky to build fantastic relationships with many of them and many have demonstrated that respect for backers and supporters I was talking before. Some of them (please, don't get mad at me if I forget someone.. I am too old to have a good memory) are Alex Willis, Bill Colins, Brian Denham, Caleb Gates, Chris Ovdiyenko, Dann Kriss, Elite PC staff, Jean Labelle, Juan Solorzano, Nat Iwata, Sean Whelan, Uusi and, as said before, many other firends and talented creators that make my writer life slightly easier and happier...
Worst Kickstarter Campaign
Three months after reaching it's funding goal, communication just stopped! No one saw it coming. Disappointing! The creator actually launched the campaign with intention to scam as much money as he can. This was the first Kickstarter deck that I featured on Kardify. I am embarrassed by it.
What's your's Max?
It's your money. If you are not satisfied or not comfortable, cancel your pledge.