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Playing cards decked out with a Steampunk take on H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu

Steampunk and Cthulhu have joined forces to grace the surface of a custom deck of poker sized playing cards. Designed by a world famous (ok, maybe not exactly) Steampunk artist and printed by USPCC. This unique combination has led to some kickin' art. Featured on the back of each card in the deck is the mighty Cthulhu himself at the center, with scenes from the story in the background, all with a Steampunk twist. Court cards will show characters from the story, and possibly the faces of a few generous backers. Here's what you'll get in the deck:

  • Artwork based on a Steampunk rendition of The Call of Cthulhu
  • Beautifully designed and printed card backs
  • Unique court cards with scenes and characters from the story
  • A custom Steampunk Cthulhu tuck box, perfect for tucking
  • Custom seal
  • Magic finish
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Card Back
NEW Custom Pips
NEW Custom Pips

Because. Really, is an explanation needed for bringing these two cultural phenomenons together? For some reason, combing Lovecraft's classical tale of terror with the beloved style of Steampunk seemed like a natural fit. The hope is that this deck will be embraced with the enthusiasm with which it was created.

The short version is that I'm an experienced video game artist with my first Kickstarter funded Steampunk book coming out this spring, a father of 3 amazing boys, and husband to 1 amazing wife. I love creating cool stuff and sharing it with the world.

Custom print - A digital version will be given away to everyone who's bought a deck if $22,000 is reached!
Custom print - A digital version will be given away to everyone who's bought a deck if $22,000 is reached!

Besides the obvious rewards of varying quantities of card decks, we're also offering a custom signed print, and copy of an essential addition to any Steampunk library.

The Kickstarter community funded Steampunk Alphabet a few months back and it's finally hitting store shelves in the spring line up. This book was written and illustrated by me, and I hope it will be enjoyed at any age level.

Thank you for your support, and even if you don't back the project, help spread the word if you think it's cool and let's make this thing happen!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The risks and challenges of this project are there but manageable. After completing the book, a deck of cards seems very doable, 12 court cards, 2 Jokers and the box design seem pretty straight forward to me. The book ended up delayed, though I kept everyone informed and upgrade several rewards because I ended up going through a publisher, which is not a risk in this project as I've already contacted Bicycle to do the printing. Depending on the response, I see shipping as the biggest task here, but I'll have help with that.

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