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Deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, entombed within the strange stone city of R’lyeh, lies dormant a being of unimaginable power. To even look upon his form may cost you your sanity. He has lain beneath the waters for eons, and will continue to do so until the stars align, whereupon he will awaken and reclaim dominion over the Earth.
Until such a time as he awakens, Albino Dragon will be channeling the pantheon of monsters and mysticism from H.P. Lovecraft (The Call of Cthulhu & other stories) so these horrific, tentacled, anthropomorphic monstrosities can invade your next card game in a complete, official Cthulhu-themed Bicycle playing card deck.
Most of the characters in Lovecraft’s stories only witnessed statues of Cthulhu, but that was enough to drive them insane. Imagine what mayhem and entropy may be unleashed when other players attempt their best poker face while squaring off against a handful of masterfully-painted cards featuring the will-crushing visage of Cthulhu.
The above excerpt may sound familiar. It was the opening to our Cthulhu Playing Cards project in 2012. Now here we are, seven years later, with so much more experience in designing quality products and getting them to you in the shortest time possible.
Like any artistic endeavor, the more we look at past projects, the more we wish we could have done some things differently. So here we are!
We have several opportunities to increase the collectiblity and value of the Premium decks. As we unlock each stretch goal, you will automatically have your rewards upgraded if you’ve chosen the Premium option.
For this project, we’ve recruited our friend Jason Engle to give us his take on the Cthulhu Mythos. You have probably seen his work on Magic: The Gathering.
His style fits really well with what our brand has become. We don’t just make playing cards any more. We make artistic masterpieces so that you can hold an entire collection of art prints in your hand. That’s exactly why this is our first entry in our Masterworks Collection.
Shipping is always the trickiest part of a project, and it can easily bankrupt a company if not handled correctly. Shipping rates can change if a project doesn’t deliver on time, a country can get into a tariff war, or fulfillment partners can change their terms.
In an effort to isolate everyone from these concerns, and to handle shipping as fairly as possible, this is how it will work.
This will ensure that you are only billed for what you actually receive, not some arbitrary amount assign to your country months in advance. It also means you won’t have to pay for your entire pledge today and we can Kickstart our playing cards for less than we typcially have had to in the past.
We’ve been producing playing cards and poker related merchandise for almost eight years. We are using manufacturers that we know to create quality products, and that ship them on schedule.
With over 20 successful Kickstarters, most of which have delivered ahead of schedule, we are confident in our ability to produce and deliver exactly what we promise.