I want to make a card game…a big one…really big…Magic: The Gathering kind of big…
I have everything covered and no matter what kind of response I get, I will move forward with it, BUT – - – >
I want to know if there are artists here on RedBubble who would be willing to license the use of artwork they’ve already created for the card art in exchange for a pathetic 1% of NET sales forever, payable every 12 months. Realistically, unless I somehow sell 100 starter decks a week for a year, this means maybe 20 bucks for the artists if I’m lucky.
This is just a request for non-exclusive licensing of existing artworks. I don’t expect to get a lot of bites on this one really, but if anyone’s interest is peaked, I would want 5 or more high-res images and the percentage cut would come from card sets containing cards that use those pieces of art. Really, this isn’t going to work unless I can get 100 or more images to work with; so 20 or more artists.
The game will be sold as a print-on-demand card game through The Game Crafter website. http://www.thegamecrafter.com
The markup is going to be small, enough to make a little money and keep paying out at least something to the artists that have supplied the art.
Initially, I want to put up a starter deck for each type of card sets, some bundle packs that give the players two decks to face off against each other with and various [random] card packs to collect the whole core set of cards.
Whether it’s successful or not, this will be followed by expansion packs that present special play rules made for different game types and then new sets to follow those.
Optional textured card boxes, tuck boxes and packs of special counters would also be made available for a very small price, but these wouldn’t be made with other artists pieces to ensure that the artist’s percentage pay wouldn’t just be a penny or something.
My overall goal is to do 1 of two things, but more hopefully both.
1: Make a really fun card game for people to play.
2: Develop the game enough to sell it to a major card retailer and share the buyout with the artists OR produce them professionally myself
The second part of number 2 is really not likely with how much work I have on my shoulders on any given day, but with enough time and exposure, you never know.
(this is also posted in the forums and will be posted in my writing / updates collection)