Kickstarter is a crowd funding platform that allows "the little guy" the chance to do something big, or even huge - that they could not have done on their own. By making a pledge, your "drop in the bucket" combines with those of many other people to fully fund a project - in this case - publish a card game. If the project does not fully fund, it costs you nothing.
Prefundia is a free web service where people (like you) can register to get a notice when a project is about to start. Getting a lot of people registered gives the project manager an indication that the campaign will get off to a strong start