This Might Hurt Tarot is a modern deck in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, backed on Kickstarter and currently in production.
Keeping time-honored symbolism and imagery, but losing the medieval context, this deck is designed to be both easy to read and highly relatable. Clothing and scenery are modernized, diversity is embraced, and queerness is lovingly acknowledged.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Survey Deadline Extended to July 7th
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 10:37:18 PM
Hello wonderful backers!
At this point, 88% of you have filled out your survey! That's 667 people! THANK YOU! That's also 82 of you that haven't filled out your backer survey you. It is vital that surveys are filled out in order to receive your rewards! Surveys are how you let me know your shipping addresses, and what style shiny you would like on the edges of your deck. To give you extra time I've extended the survey deadline to July 7th.
Preorders and add-ons will stay open until July 7th as well. As soon as surveys are closed the following day (July 8th) orders will be locked and cards will be charged.You will still be able to change your shipping address though until addresses are locked, which won't happen until decks are ready to be shipped in Autumn. So if you are moving or changing addresses between now and then, no worries! You will be able to adjust this as needed.
In the meantime I've been pretty busy with traveling and other projects, but I'm making time to work on this guidebook! It's all going well and I have a first draft done! I'm going to polish it up into a second draft and send it to test readers next week, so that decks and guidebooks can be sent to print mid-July.
Thank you, everyone, for your continued support!
Surveys have been sent!
2 months ago
– Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 02:46:06 AM
Hello glorious backers!
I am excited to announce that I have just sent out surveys to all backers through backerkit! They are probably already in your inbox. These surveys are very important because this is how I will know where to send your reward and what type of edges you would like on your deck! The deadline for surveys is June 30th. Please please PLEASE have these surveys back to me by June 30th. I really want to get all of your rewards safely to you!
Add-ons will be available at the end of the survey! If you would like to add an extra deck or pin, you can do so for no additional shipping cost! This includes international shipping. Prints or adding on multiple decks may cause additional shipping costs. If you know anyone who would like a deck and missed the Kickstarter, no worries! Pre-orders are available through backerkit as well.
For a reminder of the shipping policy, please scroll down to the bottom of the "story" portion on the Kickstarter page.
Thank you a million times over!
Ya'll, WE DID IT!
3 months ago
– Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:52:43 PM
HOLY CRAP! 30 days, 743 backers, and $39,724 later and this Kickstarter is DONE!
I am beyond happy and grateful about how this all turned out. I have always loved this project and felt confident that others would love it as well... but this is above and beyond. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Please stay tuned for further updates as we approach printing and shipping. Surveys will go out in about two weeks, after all payments have been processed. The surveys are how I know your mailed address and whether or not you want those nifty holographic black edges, so they are super important! You need to fill out the survey to get your reward. I'll let you know the deadline when surveys go out. At the end of the surveys will be an opportunity to add on extra pins, decks, or prints (at a discount) so don't miss out if you need to pick up an extra item for a friend.
I'll also be setting up a pre-order link for anyone who missed the Kickstarter, which will be available until the survey deadline.
To celebrate, here is the completed Suit of Cups!
Cards Released in the Final Week:
Less than two days left and Suit of Pentacles is finished!
3 months ago
– Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:27:04 PM
Hello darling backers!
Thank you so much for your support! Interacting with all of you and seeing pledges come in has lit up my whole life this month. We only have TWO DAYS LEFT, so if you were thinking about telling a friend about the deck or sharing the Kickstarter on social media, then the time is now.
I'm excited to share with you the complete and fully colored Suit of Pentacles! I absolutely adore how cohesive and beautiful the coloring is on this suit. Which Pentacles card is your favorite?
Here are all the colored cards released this week. You can see new cards each day by following me on Instagram @this_might_hurt or twitter @IsabellaRotman.
Week 3 of Card Releases and Suit of Wands is Finished!
3 months ago
– Wed, May 15, 2019 at 03:53:22 PM
Hello sweet backers!
We are in the home stretch now! Now is the time, if you haven't already, to tell any of your Tarot-orientated friends about the deck or to share the deck on social media. Only one week to go!
Addison did a lot of fantastic coloring work this week and finished coloring the Suit of Wands! I'm happy and proud to share the suit in it's entirety.
Here are all the colored cards released this week. You can see a new card each day by following me on Instagram @this_might_hurt or twitter @IsabellaRotman. Starting today we will be releasing two cards a day until the last day of the Kickstarter!