This Might Hurt Tarot Deck Preorders

Created by Isabella Rotman

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:

REACHED: $28,000 Stretch Goal for Holographic Black Edges!
3 months ago – Sat, May 11, 2019 at 11:17:24 PM

WOO HOOO!! We reached the stretch goal! We are now printing the deck with both gold edges AND holographic black edges. Each backer will be able to choose in their survey if they prefer gilded gold or holographic black edges. I’m so so excited about these and I think a few of you are too!

Holographic black edges sample from printer
Holographic black edges sample from printer

This goal also means that Addison's coloring bonus has increased to $2,000! Hell yeah! It feels very good to be able to pay Addison well for all his hard work to make this deck so vibrant. Thank you for that!

Tarot deck giveaway post on Instagram
Tarot deck giveaway post on Instagram

I'd also like to let you know that I am running a GIVEAWAY on instagram! You can win a free This Might Hurt Tarot deck by helping me get the word out. You can still enter if you have already backed, if you win you'll get an extra deck! You can find this post on my instagram @this_might_hurt. To enter, like this post and tag a friend who you think might be interested in the deck. Limited to United States.

Giveaway rules

- To enter, like this post and tag a friend in the comments who you think might be interested in This Might Hurt Tarot.

- Winner will be selected randomly

- Give-away open until May 20th at noon CST

- Winner will receive one Tarot deck and one enamel pin, shipped for free sometime between September and November 2019.

- Winner must be able to provide a US shipping address.


Thank you all for everything! I am floored every day by your outpouring of support.

- Isabella

Week 2 of Card Releases and the Suit of Swords!
4 months ago – Tue, May 07, 2019 at 12:53:06 PM

Hello beloved backers!

It's been an exciting week! We are less than $3,000 away from our stretch goal for black holographic edges and a $2000 coloring bonus for Addison. I also added a new backing level to purchase two decks at the same time. This backing level is an opportunity for international backers to save on shipping by splitting costs with a friend! The second deck is also $5 off. 

Addison colored a lot of good looking cards this week, and finished coloring the suit of swords! I'm thrilled to share the suit in it's entirety!

Mock-up of the Suit of Swords
Mock-up of the Suit of Swords

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.

Content warning: 

8 of Swords: bondage

10 of Swords: blood, violence

New Backer Level for Two Decks, Survey Add-Ons, and another bonus for Addison!
4 months ago – Sat, May 04, 2019 at 12:47:39 PM

Many folks have been reaching out asking about ways to reduce international shipping costs by ordering multiple decks at the same time. I hear and share your concerns about high international shipping costs. I wish they were lower too! In response to your excellent ideas I have added an $85 tier to order two decks at the same time! This pledge level gives you $5 off the second deck, and an opportunity to split the shipping costs with a friend or neighbor! Because the decks will be shipped in a flat rate USPS Priority envelope, international shipping for two decks will cost exactly the same as one deck! This pledge level is available to all backers both in the US and international.

I have also partnered with BackerKit, a service that offers the ability to add items onto your pledge at the end of the Kickstarter, when you submit your survey. If you would like to add pin(s), print(s), or extra deck(s) you will easily be able to do this through the BackerKit survey! Add-on pins will be a discounted $10 (a single pin is $12) and add-on decks will be a discounted $40 (a single deck is $45.) Shipping will be consolidated and made as affordable as possible for add-ons as well.

I'm also delighted to let you know that We have reached our 3rd goal for Addison's coloring bonus!

At $13,000 Addison will receive a $500 Bonus REACHED!

At  $18,000 Addison's bonus will be increased to $1,000 REACHED!

At $23,000 Addison's bonus will be increased to $1,500 REACHED!

At $28,000 Addison's bonus will be increased to $2,000

At 28,000 not only does Addison get a whopping extra $2,000 bonus, but we also reach our stretch goal for holographic black edges. So let's shoot for that everyone! Shiny edges and well paid colorists here we come!

New Stretch Goal: Holographic Black Edges!
4 months ago – Wed, May 01, 2019 at 05:25:42 PM

NEW STRETCH GOAL! If we reach $28,000 I will be printing the deck with both gold edges AND holographic black edges. Each backer will be able to choose in their survey if they prefer gilded gold or holographic black edges. 

Sample of Holographic Black Edges
Sample of Holographic Black Edges

I absolutely love how these shiny goth black edges catch and reflect the light. I hope together that we can make them a reality! Less than $8000 to go...

Sample of Holographic Black Edges
Sample of Holographic Black Edges

Week 1 of card releases and bonuses for Addison!
4 months ago – Wed, May 01, 2019 at 01:32:02 AM

Hello beloved backers!

Today has been a very exciting week! Not only have we exceeded our goal, AND our stretch goal, but we've also over doubled the funding that we needed to print this deck! I am delighted to say that as a result of this incredible first week will will be ordering twice as many tarot decks from the printer than originally planned! I have also decided to work in further bonuses for our incredible colorist Addison Duke into the funding process... because he deserves it! Every extra $5,000 beyond the original goal that we raise on Kickstarter will result in a $500 bonus for Addison!

At $13,000 Addison will receive a $500 Bonus REACHED!

At  $18,000 Addison will receive a $1,000 Bonus REACHED!

At $23,000 Addison will receive a $1,500 Bonus

At $28,000 Addison will receive a  $2,000 Bonus

I'm also excited to be releasing colored Minor Arcana cards every day of this campaign! You can see these each day on my instagram @this_might_hurt or twitter @IsabellaRotman. Here are the cards that were released this week.

Thank you thank you a million times over,

Isabella

Queen of Cups from This Might Hurt Tarot
Queen of Cups from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
King of Wands from This Might Hurt Tarot
King of Wands from This Might Hurt Tarot
9 of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
9 of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Cups from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Cups from This Might Hurt Tarot
Queen of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
Queen of Swords from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Pentacles from This Might Hurt Tarot
Page of Pentacles from This Might Hurt Tarot