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Based on the award winning book written by Patrick Rothfuss.
Playing cards based on the award winning book, The Name of the Wind, written by Patrick Rothfuss. Status:DELIVERED
Playing cards based on the award winning book, The Name of the Wind, written by Patrick Rothfuss. Status:DELIVERED
11,334 backers pledged $589,660 to help bring this project to life.

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The Name of the Wind Playing Cards

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This is our take on Patrick Rothfuss's novel, The Name of the Wind. We've worked very closely with him to create a deck that is as much a work of art as it is an homage to his amazing literary work.

And thanks to the star power that Patrick is lending to this project, we're looking forward to some guest appearances and special events over the next month. This is definitely going to be one of our most exciting projects yet!


We're a small gaming company (and by small we mean two guys) from Austin, TX that has embraced the spirit and community of Kickstarter. You can find some of our successful deck projects like Call of Cthulhu, The White Rabbit, and Synthesis.

Our commitment to quality and generally just having great backers that help us be fanboys has been a driving factor in everything that we do. We invite you to join in the Google Hangouts where Shane draws the cards live and dynamically incorporates backer feedback.

*All of the completed stretch goals can be found at the bottom of this page

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The first time I ever heard of Patrick Rothfuss was when Shane (the artist for this project) told me about Patrick's Worldbuilders organization. This was during the time that we ran the Call of Cthulhu project and we donated some decks to the charity and Patrick picked up some extras for the Tinker Packs. 

On every project since, his organization has pre-ordered our products and remains the only company we've ever given a wholesale discount to. With each successful project our relationship with Patrick strengthened and it was clear that we were capable of providing the quality product that he wanted for his own project.

Which has brought us to this particular Kickstarter project. After months of  contract work for licensing and a lot of discussions about how we envisioned the translation of his characters into this format, we're finally ready to tackle this very personal project for us.

Card Back - Limited Edition
Card Back - Limited Edition
Card back - Unlimited Edition
Card back - Unlimited Edition

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Stretch Goals Completed

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Risks and challenges

As with every project, we run the risk of natural disasters and other cataclysmic events interfering with manufacturing and shipping schedules (sorry, in the event that Shane or I sing the wrong songs and attract the Chandrian, we will not be fulfilling this project).

With only a two man operation, if something happens to either of us, that will run the risk of impacting the project. Fortunately, we're both hermits so we have mitigated much of the outside world to prevent that from happening. Except for cholesterol, that keeps making its way into our homes.

Having run a few successful Kickstarters previously, we've gotten a pretty good process down for handling pledges, shipping, and fulfillment. We can't promise that there won't be any mistakes, but we've worked very hard to make sure that if we do, there won't be many.

We also use the same vendors we have worked with previously. This gives us an excellent idea about their accuracy in costs and turnaround time so that we have been able to plan accordingly.

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  • Just add in the appropriate amount of funds for the item (including any extra shipping if international). When the project closes, we'll ask you what the extra funds are for.

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  • In poker, there is the possibility that the dealer will accidentally fold your hand for you if you don't protect your cards. Our card cover is a 1.75" diameter brass coin that you can put on top of your cards to keep this from happening. It also makes a stylish dealer button.

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    I'm not interested this time around but I like what you guys are doing and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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    1 Limited Edition deck and 1 Unlimited Edition deck.

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    1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited Edition deck, and 1 White Rabbit Reprint.
    *White Rabbit Reprints can also be added to any pledge by adding $12 per deck ($13 if international).

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    Grab All The Things: 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited Edition deck, 1 collector's set of poker chips, 2 Tehlu's Wheel dice, 3 magnets, Elodin's Question card cover, and the "Many Names" t-shirt.

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    All The Things, and a Jot - Everything in the Grab All The Things tier, plus one of the limited-edition, prototype jots.

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    Collector - One numbered, Limited Edition deck, signed by Patrick Rothfuss and Shane Tyree. There will only be 100 of these, and the only other place you can get them is by buying the boxed 300 or 500 chip poker set. You'll also get two unsigned limited edition decks.

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    Grab All The Things Deluxe: 2 Limited Edition decks, 2 Unlimited Edition decks, 1 collector's set of poker chips, 2 Tehlu's Wheel dice, 3 magnets, Elodin's Question card cover, "Many Names" t-shirt, 1 uncut sheet of cards, and your choice of any 2 art prints.

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    Deluxe, and a Jot - Everything in the Grab All The Things Deluxe tier, plus one of the limited-edition, prototype jots.

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    Tinker's Pouch (100 chips) - Yeah. Okay. We'll admit that "The Tinker's Pouch" sounds a little dirty. But this level will include a leather bag for your swag, embossed with a tinker designed by Pat and Shane. This level also includes. Two Limited Edition decks. Three Unlimited decks. One of each card cover (Tinker and Elodin's Question.) Three Tehlu's Wheel dice. 100 ceramic casino-quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) You'll also get five magnets of your choice, an uncut sheet of cards, your choice of any two art prints, and a "Many Names" t-shirt.

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    Tinker's Pouch, and a Jot - Everything in the Tinker's Pouch tier, plus one of the limited-edition, prototype jots.

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    The Tinker's Pack (300 chips) - Some of everything, and a little left over to trade with your friends. Plus an embossed leather bag to carry some of it around. This set includes: Two Limited Edition decks. Four Unlimited decks. One of each card cover (Tinker and Elodin's Question.) Three Tehlu's Wheel dice. 300 ceramic, casino-quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) You'll also get five magnets of your choice, an uncut sheet of cards, your choice of any two art prints, and a "Many Names" t-shirt.

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    Voyeur - Join author Patrick Rothfuss and artist Shane Tyree in a live Google Hangout where they will chat and develop the concept art before your very eyes. Voice your opinions and marvel at the digital glory of Pat's beard! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card you worked on during the hangout.

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    Trouper - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as one of the Edema Ruh in the background on a card! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    Student - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as a student at the University on a card! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    Music Lover - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as an Eolian audience member on the King of Hearts! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    The Noble Poker Set (300) - Everything you need to host a Kingkiller-themed poker night. This set consists of one of the 100 numbered, Limited Edition decks, signed by Patrick Rothfuss and Shane Tyree. You'll also get one regular Limited Edition deck, one Unlimited deck, the Elodin's Question card cover, and five Tehlu's Wheel dice. You'll also get 300 ceramic casino quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) All these goodies are housed in a velvet-lined wooden case with an engraved glass front. This is some high-class stuff here, folks, use it to impress your friends and influence people.

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    The Noble Poker Set II (300) - Everything you need to host a Kingkiller-themed poker night. This set consists of one of the 100 numbered, Limited Edition decks, signed by Patrick Rothfuss and Shane Tyree. You'll also get one regular Limited Edition deck, one Unlimited deck, the Elodin's Question card cover, and five Tehlu's Wheel dice. You'll also get 300 ceramic casino quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) All these goodies are housed in a velvet-lined wooden case with an engraved glass front. This is some high-class stuff here, folks, use it to impress your friends and influence people.

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    The International Noble Poker Set (300) - Everything you need to host a Kingkiller-themed poker night. You'll receive one regular Limited Edition deck, one Unlimited deck, the Elodin's Question card cover, The Tinker card cover, five Tehlu's Wheel dice, and a signed and numbered bookplate. You'll also get 300 ceramic casino quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) All these goodies are housed in a velvet-lined wooden case with an engraved glass front. This is some high-class stuff here, folks, use it to impress your friends and influence people.

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    Trouper 2 - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as one of the Edema Ruh in the background on a card! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    Student 2 - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as a student at the University on a card! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    Bar Patron - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as a bar patron in the background on a card! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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    The Royal Poker Set (500) - It's good to be the King (or Queen.) This set consists of one of the 100 numbered, Limited Edition decks, signed by Patrick Rothfuss and Shane Tyree. You'll also get one unsigned Limited Edition deck, one Unlimited deck, the Elodin's Question card cover, and five Tehlu's Wheel dice. You'll also get 500 ceramic, casino-quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) All these goodies are housed in a velvet-lined two-tier wooden case with an engraved glass front. When you show up for poker night with this bad boy, everyone will envy and fear you in equal amounts.

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    The International Royal Poker Set (500) - It's good to be the King (or Queen.) You'll receive one unsigned Limited Edition deck, one Unlimited deck, the Elodin's Question card cover, The Tinker card cover, five Tehlu's Wheel dice, and a signed and numbered bookplate. You'll also get 500 ceramic, casino-quality poker chips with original kingkiller iconography designed by Pat and Shane. (Your choice as to how many chips of whichever design you prefer.) All these goodies are housed in a velvet-lined two-tier wooden case with an engraved glass front. When you show up for poker night with this bad boy, everyone will envy and fear you in equal amounts.

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    Patron - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear on stage at the Eolian on the King of Hearts! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, a signed art print of the card where you appear. You'll also get your very own set of silver talent pipes. Seriously.

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    Bartender - You (or a friend, lover, or family member) will appear as a bartender! You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, a signed art print of the card where you appear. You'll also get your very own set of silver talent pipes. Seriously.

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    Bast's Girlfriend - One lucky female will be prominently displayed with everyone's favorite bad boy. You'll also receive 1 Limited Edition deck, 1 Unlimited deck, and a signed art print of the card where you appear.

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Funding period

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