Featured Kickstarter: The Name of the Wind Playing Cards


The featured Kickstarter project this week is one I’m especially interested in watching!

Everyone knows Patrick Rothfuss. Or, at least, they know of his two novels, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. If you don’t know those two books, you need to return to Earth. I mean, really.

Pat is partnering with two gentlemen from Austin, TX to produce The Name of the Wind playing cards. Based on what I’ve seen, I’m excited about this. Kvothe’s world is ripe for expansion any number of ways and I am eagerly awaiting the artwork that is going to be put together for this project. Just think. 52 cards. All needing original art. It makes me giddy just thinking about it.

The Kickstarter has already launched—the power of the Beard of Rothfuss—and you can see what is being offered HERE.

Above is a video discussing the project. There is another video of Pat talking about the project too on the Kickstarter page. If you are needing a new deck of playing cards, this might be a fun addition to your fantasy collection!

Now if we can get Pat to create a Four Corners card game we can use the deck with…


speakman-shawnShawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”

He is also editor and contributor of Unfettered, a fantasy anthology featuring some of the best writers in the genre. When Shawn isn’t lying for a living, he runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press.