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Superb idea. I was discussing the potential of using the 'Oblique Strategies' or 'Inner Vision Deck' in mental routines with friends a few months back - now we have something tailor made for our needs.
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Someone on Reddit accused me of just repackaging the Oblique Strategy deck, which is totally mad, I can only assume he didn't read any of the pitch at all beyond just the pictures.

I wrote about my idea for a Concept Deck before in my book, and when I started really thinking about it the Oblique Strategies / Creative Whack kind of deck seemed like a really nice fit. What we do is creative, we just solve impossible problems so it is a logical link to me. People don't question the deck, it doesn't need much explaining and it looks like what it is supposed to be - that is good enough for me.

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Also - thanks to everyone who has backed the project so far - we are about 38% of the way there after one day! That's great/mad. If you have backed it, please share the link with your network because if we don't get 100% funded not only will the deck not happen but Kickstarter goons appear in a van and drag me off to a forced labour camp run by hipsters and bronies.

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Hi Phill.

If you don't get 100% funded and the deck does not happen, do the people that have backed it get a full refund?

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Ian.
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You actually don't get charged unless it gets funded. There is zero risk.
http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/back......ackAProj
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Apart from for me, with the unmarked van scenario ;-)
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I'm new to this (although its my very good friend Marcie making the "Where The Magic Happens" documentary am from what I've seen, it's amazing!! So please support it).

Once I've pledged money and the project goes ahead, can we then buy some decks from you?

Sorry if this was made clear somewhere already.

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Hi Colin, if you pledge and the project goes ahead, that's basically you buying the deck (depending on the reward level) . You pay, decks get printed, I send them out.

Depending on how it goes I might order additional stock for normal sales. The FAQ at the link above explains all (I'm on my phone now so it is tricky to chase down the exact url) .

I always assume everyone knows about Kickstarter because I know about it, but I've come to learn it is a mistake to assume that. I'm adding more details about the exact process on the site tomorrow morning.

The documentary looks good, do you know when it will be released?

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Also Colin, check your spam box, I sent you an email about your email...
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Looks to be a fantastic idea, I made sure to put my money where my mouth was. Good luck Phil
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On 2013-04-17 11:09, Stephen Young wrote:
Me too.
I can use this in conjunction with my own deck.

steve


That was my thought as well...
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Hey Phill, I've backed ur project and sent you a pm. Looking forward to the finished product.

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Thanks for your support guys. Ref: using the deck in conjunction with other pieces, I think that's a great idea, very doable. It is designed to be a utility prop - increasingly I'm interested in designing not super focussed presentations but utility methods and approaches that are applicable to lots of different situations, more like tools to help other people build the presentations they want to build. I guess the deck could be more 'generic' and not have the Creative Solutions 'disguise' but I would be concerned with the issue of having to address what the deck actually *is*. I think the Creative Solutions framework is a reasonable compromise? I'd say 'what do you think' but since I'm the only person who's got one, we'll have to wait and see.

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Phill,

I just jumped in the pool. Can't wait until we hit the 1500!

Hey! - how do you log out of Kickstarter?

Mark
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Looks awesome. Will be ordering soon.

Can I point out the LUDICROUS offer of £55 or more. Get all of Phils eBooks AND the deck for £55! That's an insane deal. That's just...What!?

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Chris, be careful, it looks like you've got already headache ... Smile Jan
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On 2013-04-20 13:32, JanForster wrote:
Chris, be careful, it looks like you've got already headache ... Smile Jan


Haha. My Profile Pic changes depending on what mood I'm in. So when my tablets kick in I'll be smiling again.

Well...it doesn't do that. But it would be good.

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Thanks guys. Marqus, you don't log out, it's like the rabbit hole.
Chris, the ebook offer is pretty cheap but I am of the opinion that everyone who wants my books probably has them by now anyway so really it is a way for people to scoop up the ones they don't already have.

Additional mega thanks to all the backers, the project is about 88% funded now after just a few days. Thanks for all your support guys!

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I'm in, Phill! The deck looks beautiful. So many possibilities!
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Getting close! Good luck Phill!
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