Unicorn Rescue Society: The Card Game

Created by Jesse Casey

A fast-paced card game about rescuing mythical creatures. Based on the hit kid's book series "The Unicorn Rescue Society" For more information, check out the Kickstarter campaign below.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New Art Updates & Unicorns
1 day ago – Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 06:46:45 PM

Hi!

It's been a while since the last URS Card Game update, but things have been moving along furiously behind the scenes over here. All of the signed book rewards went out last month, and the art and manufacturing is on schedule for getting the games to you in October.

A Sneak Peek

We are beyond thrilled about the illustrations that URS series illustrator Hatem Aly has made for the game. We don't want to give everything away just yet, but here are a few of our favorite cards.

Aren't they amazing?!


About those unicorns…

So if you've read the URS books, you know that "Unicorn Rescue Society" is an aspirational name for the organization. Professor Fauna's greatest dream in life is to find a unicorn. But, even though he's been able to catalogue and protect hundreds of other mythical creatures in his long career, he hasn't been able to find a unicorn yet. 

And if you've been lucky enough to join one of our public playtests of the game during Adam's book tour and school visits, you may remember that there wasn't a unicorn card in the game. How could you rescue a unicorn if Professor Fauna couldn't even find one?

Well, today I have a confession. We've been holding out on you. 

Professor Fauna is right. Unicorns are real. 

We can't tell you exactly how we know that, but if you come across the new paperback editions of The Creature of the Pines and The Basque Dragon, there are bonus stories in the back about the Secret Order of the Unicorn, the medieval predecessor to the Unicorn Rescue Society that protected endangered unicorns. Do those stories tie in to the modern URS of professor Fauna, Uchenna, Elliot, and Jersey? Maybe. We're not currently at liberty to say. 

And there's also a unicorn card in the game. It's a creature that needs to be rescued, but it's different from all of the other creatures. Here's the page from the rulebook explaining how it works. 

That's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks!

Signed book rewards are shipping!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 07:15:39 PM

There were a lot of books to sign
There were a lot of books to sign

Good news!

After solving the mystery of the sixteen missing Sasquatch – which sounds like a URS adventure, but in reality involved more UPS tracking numbers and insurance claim forms than Uchenna and Elliot would be comfortable with – the book rewards are signed, sealed, and ready for the mail carrier to pick them up.

If you pledged for a book reward (or added one on through Backerkit), keep an eye on your Kickstarter/Backerkit email addresses. You'll be getting a tracking number soon. Then, in a few days (if you live near New York) or a little longer (if you live in, say, New Zealand), you'll be getting a purple package in the mail with the books you requested.

What about the games?

The games themselves are still scheduled to ship in October. 

Hatem is hard at work on the illustrations right now. It's very exciting! We'll have more to share on those soon.

Reminder: Please complete your BackerKit surveys by 6/30
about 2 months ago – Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 11:56:10 AM

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Backer surveys are on the way!
2 months ago – Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:05:38 PM

Hi!

Kickstarter has finished processing everyone's payments, so now we're able to move onto the next exciting step: surveys!

BackerKit

We're partnering with a service called BackerKit to collect the information we need to fulfill your rewards. You'll be able to enter your shipping address, and pick which signed book you want and who Adam is signing it for (if you pledged for a book reward). You can even upgrade your entire pledge level if you want – the amount you pledged through Kickstarter will be used as credit toward your new reward level. 

And if you have a friend that's bummed because they missed out on the Kickstarter, you can direct them to our BackerKit preorder store. But unfortunately for your friend, only the game is available for preorder. The signed book rewards are only available to people who backed the Kickstarter campaign.

BackerKit will be emailing you at the address linked to your Kickstarter account. So if you're reading this email, you should receive your survey at this same address in the next few days. If you don't see a survey by next week, check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, let me know.

Please fill out your survey by Sunday, June 30th! 

After June 30th, the Kickstarter-exclusive signed book rewards will no longer be an available option on the surveys.


FAQ

When are the rewards shipping?

Adam will start signing books for the signed book rewards as soon as we have everyone's selection. We won't be able to start sending out signed books until everyone has completed their surveys, but if everyone turns their surveys in in time, they books should be in the mail to you in the first half of July.

The games are still on schedule to ship in October.

What if I'm planning on moving between now and October?

You'll be able to update your address through BackerKit at any point between now and when the games ship. We'll send a reminder just before they're ready to go out.

I pledged for extra copies of the game. What do I do?

When you receive your survey, your reward level and pledge amount will be displayed to you. If your pledge amount exceeds the reward level, the difference will show up as a credit on your account. You'll be able to spend that credit at the "Add-ons" section of the BackerKit survey – just add an "Add-on Game" to your cart. 

You can add extra games or books even if you didn't pledge for them on Kickstarter. BackerKit will charge you for the difference. 

I have a question that's not in this FAQ

Sorry about that! Contact me via Kickstarter message and I'll do my best to answer.


Thanks!

Jesse

We did it!
2 months ago – Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 02:58:47 PM

Wow!

Jersey is so grateful for your support
Jersey is so grateful for your support

We're making a game!

Thank you so much for helping make this happen. We're so incredibly excited we're going to be able to make a Unicorn Rescue Society game for everyone to enjoy. And it's all thanks to you.

What's next for the project?

Now we're beginning the illustration phase, which will take the next 6-8 weeks. We'll be sure to share updates when we have something exciting to show off.

What's next for you?

In a couple of weeks, we'll be sending out surveys to the email in your Kickstarter account using a service called Backerkit. Backerkit will let you customize your rewards (for example, if you pledged for a signed book, picking which book you want and to whom Adam should sign it). It'll also let you update your shipping address if anything changes between now and when the game is ready this fall. 

There will even be a preorder page for the game if you've got a friend that missed out on backing the campaign. But not the signed books – those are a perk only available to our Kickstarter backers.

Thanks again!