My First Kickstarter – Name of the Wind Playing Cards

Okay, I’ve wanted to write about this for a while now, but I’ve just been too busy.

Ready? Name of the Wind Playing Cards.

NOTW Box ArtOkay. Hopefully I have your attention.

A while back, I fell in love with the work of Shane Tyree when he was doing a kickstarter for a deck of Cthulhu playing cards. I boosted their signal on facebook, they donated to Worldbuilders, and we bought some cards to sell in the Tinker’s Packs. It was the start of a beautiful friendship.

Later, I was delighted to find out that Shane had read my books. More than that, he was a big soppy geek for my books.

Which was a happy coincidence, as I was a big soppy geek for his art.

So we decided to join forces, forming a giant robot that fights crime. In our off time, we thought we’d make a deck of playing cards based on The Name of the Wind.

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce Kilvin, the King of Diamonds.

Kilvin Color

(You’re going to want to embiggen this….)

As those of you on my facebook fan page have probably already seen, Shane and I have been working together on these cards, doing public google hangouts so  people hear me say things like, “could that face be a little bit less face?” then try to dig up pictures on the internet that show what the hell I’m talking about.

I cannot describe how fun this has been for me. I cannot draw, so art is magic to me. Getting to make art collaboratively with someone like this makes me feel like Gandalf the Grey, Merlin, and Harry Dresden all rolled up into one. Normally when I try to draw something, I feel more like Schmendrick the Magician (in the first half of the book.)

For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, the hangouts we’ve already done are available to watch on their YouTube channel. We’ll be doing more of them over the next nine days or so.

Why only for the next nine days? Well…. because that’s when the the Name of the Wind playing card Kickstarter ends.

Yeah. I’m bad. I should have posted a blog about this *weeks* ago. But I didn’t have any of the art to show off yet.

Like this:


Here’s the initial line art for the King of Hearts. One side is Stancheon, while the obverse is Deoch.

Not to geek out over my own project here, but they turned out So. Cool.

Okay. I’m not going to spend the whole time gushing here. There’s some specific news I have to give you.

  • These are high-quality cards.

These cards are printed by the same folks that make Bicycle brand cards. They’re not shitty flimsy things. I wouldn’t do that to you.

  • It’s not *just* cards.

You can get a bunch of stuff in the kickstarter other than a deck. You can get art prints based on the cards. Magnets. Dice.

You can get poker chips too. And not crappy poker chips either. You can get *nice* poker chips. Those cool clay ones you use in casinos.

Even better, our chips come with kingkiller iconography that I’ve helped Shane design. The red chips have the Amyr’s broken tower. The white chips are the talent pipes. The blue chips have…

Well. If you go over there and look you’ll see what they have on them.

You want a beautiful velvet-lined box to put those chips in, so everybody knows you’re bursting with extra savoir faire? They’ve got those too…

  • We have cool stretch goals.


Jim has agreed to lend his likeness to the Ambrose card. Because he’s awesome.

a54016a051b87ad84ef01cf3cc869dc5_largeThis one needs a little explaining.

If we hit 160,000 dollars for this kickstarter, it will be the highest funded card kickstarter ever.

That means I’ll have played a part in two of the #1 funded kickstarters ever. (This one, and Torment.)

To celebrate that, I will make a video of myself singing one of my favorite songs. “I Crush Everything” by Jonathan Coulton.

I asked Jon if that was cool with him, and he says he’s okay with it.

More stretch goals will follow after we’ve smashed through these.

Sorry, *crushed* these.

  • It’s for a good cause.

Kickstarter won’t allow funding for charity projects. It’s one of their rules.

But I *can* help run a Kickstarter and then use the money I get from it to support Worldbuilders.

So that’s what we’re doing. Albino Dragon (the studio in charge of this project) was a Worldbuilders sponsor this last year.

So if you head over and decide to buy some stuff, you’re not just buying some cool swag. You’re not just helping support independent artists create something awesome. You’re also making the world a better place, too.

  • Supplies are limited.

Some of the stuff that’s up for grabs only has limited quantities.

For example, they’re doing two editions of the cards.


There will be two printings of the cards. The green back will be a limited edition. We’re printing them once, and when they’re sold out, there simply won’t be any more….

The burgundy back is the unlimited edition. We’re going to be printing those for as long as I have any say in the matter.

And here’s another thing. Something that’s *very* limited.


This, my friends, is a jot. A copper jot.

I’ve been working with a gentleman numismatist named Tom Maringer to develop the coinage in my world. Because I am a complete geek for coins.

This is one of our prototype jots. It’s not the sort of jot Kvothe would use though. Not quite. This is a jot that would have existed in the Four Corners several hundred years ago.

Tom and I are going to do several limited batches of jots, refining the design until it’s the same counterfeit-proof coin that exists in Kvothe’s world.

We’re only going to make 1000 of this version of the jot, and Tom has graciously agreed to let me add 100 of them to the card Kickstarter. So right now you can be one of the first folks to get one. But only if you jump onboard and before they sell out.

We just added these jots to the Kickstarter tonight, so y’all have a decent chance of heading over and grabbing some. But they *are* going to sell out fast.

I’m sorry for that. Rest assured you will be able to buy these jots later. But probably not online for at least another couple months….

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That’s all I’ve got for now, folks. I’ll probably post up one more blog about this before the kickstarter’s over. But honestly, the best way to stay clued-in to what’s happening is to head over there and buy in, even if it’s just for one deck. That way you’ll get all the notifications they send out about new stretch goals,  add-ons they’re making available, and cool art.

Like this, for example,




P.S. Auri and Elodin are the jokers. If that doesn’t bring you in. I’m guessing nothing will.

This entry was posted in calling on the legions, cool things. By Pat84 Responses


  1. Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:35 AM | Permalink

    Oh, Pat,

    My long-distance love for you has been tempered into a fierce, dark loyalty that will, one day I’m sure, unmake this world.

    I want me some jots!

    Moreover, I want to know if the poker chip set will become available to those of us who love your world from afar. I’m something of an amateur poker fiend, and the game nights alone I would inspire with such a commanding and devastating set of playing paraphernalia…

    Morer-over, I hope you’re well, Rothfuss! Travelled across the length and breadth of Australia t’other day on the train with only Kvothe for company. I was not lonely.

    • Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:51 AM | Permalink

      Heya Joe,

      We can make that happen. I’ll talk to the guys about it.

      • Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:02 AM | Permalink


        I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks, Pat – long days and pleasant nights to you!

  2. thesissy
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:35 AM | Permalink

    Done. Can’t wait.

    Luv from another soppy, old geek…. ;o)

  3. Jenny
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:43 AM | Permalink

    These are amaaaazing. Convinced a friend to get these for me for Christmas and promised something equally amazing in return… I’ve got my work laid out for me!

  4. NeoDobby
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:51 AM | Permalink


    *ahem* sorry. But my purse has suffered greatly in the last months since I backed 3 Kickstarters you recommended and/or are involved in, in fact, those are the only ones I supported thus far. (The Game of Books, Torment and this one) And you just keep adding cool stuff, so I felt the need to up my pledge multiple times thus far. *sigh*

    • Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM | Permalink

      Yeah. The nice thing is that I know when Pat reccomends something, not only is the product going to be good, but that the money is going to a good cause, and the artists involved are getting a fair share of things.

      That’s one of the reasons I like Kickstarter. Because the artists are actually getting directly rewarded for their work. It’s not like they’re being fucked by a big studio somewhere, which is what usually happens….

      Huzzah for artists getting paid!

  5. basilvalentine
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:46 AM | Permalink

    Is that your computer keyboard (in the jot image)? Do you have a Tandy 1000?

    • Neville Longbottom
      Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM | Permalink

      I suspect you and I are close to the same age, because I noticed the same thing and had the same question. Whatever that keyboard is connected to, it’s connected with a PS2 interface, not USB.

      And the shift key! It’s partially melted! Evidence of enthusiasic capitalization indeed……..


  6. Albender
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:11 AM | Permalink

    16 USD for a deck outside US is not a bad price. Got myself one.

    139k so far. Record will be beaten.

    199k goal: Rothfuss shaves his beard. He attends the next con beard-less and moves around unrecognized.

  7. Jack Lancaster
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:12 AM | Permalink

    I jumped on board I think on day 1 and have been keeping my eye on it and I have to say that it gets more awesome all the time.

    Also, Kvothe’s mother is really hot, lol.

  8. Vee M.
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:16 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations good sir, you are officially the owner of my Kickstarter virginity.

    That sounds… wrong.

    Gonna leave it there because I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of it.

    Not only is this a worthy cause, but those cards are goddamn beautiful. And will make the perfect Xmas gift for my very dear friend, who in addition to treating me better than I deserve, is the lady who introduced me to your work, just after Name of the Wind came out. If they manage to come out in October that would be even better (because then I could give them to her as a BIRTHDAY present!), but December will still do nicely.

    Thank you for creating such a lovely world Pat. You rock, and I know when the third book comes out it will be as perfect as the other two. And you can’t rush perfection.

  9. QVolve
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:22 AM | Permalink

    That is fantastic that you’re working with Tom Maringer on jots. I love his Song of Ice and Fire coins!

    It sucks that I missed out on the “All of the Things, and a Jot” level, but it’s still awesome! So far I’ve pledged for 2 decks, a coin, poker chips, and 2 prints. I’d like to upgrade to “Deluxe, and a Jot”, but I haven’t quite sold myself on the uncut sheet, and it’s hard to give up a coveted 2 deck slot!

    I’ve followed all of the hangouts, and you two do a brilliant job together!

    That was a lot of exclamation points, but this really is that exciting!

    • QVolve
      Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:29 AM | Permalink

      That didn’t take as much soul searching as I expected. Jumping from my old pledge to 155 didn’t feel so bad after I told myself it was for Worldbuilders.

  10. Ivi
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:36 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat, I was just wondering if you know of the card game Sopio, and might create something similar – at first I read your post as a card GAME rather than a card deck, which would be totally awesome. :) Not that the card deck isn’t awesome, and I will be pledging henceforth. Thanks.

    • Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:39 AM | Permalink

      I am hoping to develop the rules for Corners eventually….

      • Ivi
        Posted June 4, 2013 at 5:09 AM | Permalink

        Excellent! Hopefully I’ll be better at it than I am at chess! Though going by that eventually, I will have some time to develop my skills…

      • Vee M.
        Posted June 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

        Please do. That would be impossibly, incredibly epic to play Corners with these cards.

      • tnoskilz
        Posted July 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM | Permalink

        Yes please! I’ve already been spending more time than I should going over every section of the books where they have been playing it for clues about the game. I’m having to make many assumptions and guesses while spending time on pagat looking for ideas from different bid/trick games (and others). I have some ideas about “double for a counterfeit” and “clever card force”, but I’d love to even just have some more clues as to what these existing descriptions indicate about the game.

  11. Taravangian
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 5:05 AM | Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear your Coulton cover, Pat! At the rate we’ve been going, a $200k stretch goal for a song with Oot may not be out of the question…. :p This project is so awesome, for so many reasons.

    • Taravangian
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 5:32 AM | Permalink

      Seems I spoke too soon before! Not only did it pass $200k, it’s already above $250k, and with a week still to go. Great job to Pat and Albino Dragon. The new stretch goals and add-ons are wonderful. I just want to keep throwing money at my monitor!

  12. valerie
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    For some reason Kilvin looks like you!

    (might be the beard..)

    Anyway… I backed the project, because the cards are awesome and would make the perfect gift for my partner!

  13. kdculb
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    I pledged for some of the decks and had a friend pledge so I could have some more decks, but I must say – that is one nasty keyboard. You need to BURN that thing.

  14. Jack
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 8:16 AM | Permalink

    Wow, I made it just in time to get “All the things”! Only 1 left as I write this. It is amazing how well this is going, congratulation to everyone involved.

  15. TimHarlequin
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM | Permalink

    My very first Kickstarter pledge; I only wish I had more money to give than $16, I applaud all of you wonderful people who donated the large amounts, you are gentlemen and ladies of the highest degree.
    I cannot wait for my Limited Edition card pack, roll on Christmas!

  16. BeWaryofFolly
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

    Generally, I read through your blog posts at a gentle pace, enjoying hearing about what you’re up to. I’ve been following the kickstarter for awhile now, so most of this wasn’t new to me.

    Then I saw the sentence, “This, my friends, is a jot.”

    I immediately stopped. It was jarring how suddenly my eyes were rooted on the word “jot.” The first thing that went through my brain was, “I MUST HAVE ONE”

    So I ended up going from a $50 pledge…to a $275 pledge…

    I’m very much looking forward to this.

  17. Posted June 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

    This is awesome — I will back it.
    Would you consider making a set of cards with braille on them, for your blind reders?

  18. Constance
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

    I’m sad my bank card got yanked, otherwise I’d change my pledge level. In holding it now in the hopes my new one arrives soon so I can get more of All the Things!

    Mildly off topic, but are you going to blog about the Blood Kiss Kickstarter for Amber Benson/Neil Gaiman’s movie? Or is it one Kick at a time?

  19. hail2daredskinz
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM | Permalink

    if Kvothe winds up killing all the people featured on the 4 King cards i will…. i don’t know. weep?

  20. Robo
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    You nailed all your goals pretty quickly. At this point you could kickstart a google+ to watch you poo and people would buy in.

    What’s it like to wield that kind of power, Pat? Are you growing drunk with power? Hmm?

  21. JeremyM
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM | Permalink

    Damn you Rothfuss and your limited editions of awesomeness!!! I am pretty sure I have bought every limited edition thing that has been thrown up on the blog. It’s hard to talk myself out of it especially when a lot of the money ends up going to World Builders. As a bonus to learning about this today I just looked and my 1st edition copy of The Name of the Wind should be arriving today. Probably one of the best Tuesdays in a long time!!

  22. priscellie
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    HOLY CATS. Folks raised FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS overnight! Jim had better practice his Blue Steel, because he’s got some modeling to do. :D

  23. loubytee
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Aaaww Pat, yer going to bankrupt me! Just had to grab me a bit of everything, Your gloriously vibrant books have become a bit of an obsession now and I thank you Sir, I really do!

  24. Istezada
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM | Permalink

    I ran into an unexpected young man with long-ish red hair (yes, that color red) at the local book store. He was encouraging his friend to buy a copy of The Name of the Wind, so naturally I wandered around the stack of books and said “That’s a *good* book.”, after which followed the giddy delight unique among fans who share favorite authors.

    Having recently discovered the Kickstarter myself, I told him of it and took myself off again, leaving his friend blinking in bewilderment.

  25. infinitefrozenmonkeys
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

    Pat, Pat, Pat, oh, Pat. Ssshhhhh.

    Just… just shut up and taken my money. Take it now.

  26. sandibd
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM | Permalink

    Pat warm up the pipes…get over your cold….You have a song to sing for us all. Kickstarter is over $180K!!!

  27. frezzyisfuzzy
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    I’m not sure if this is intentional, but on Kvothe’s card (king of spades) the portrait with him smiling shows “folly” as the bottom word that’s half-visible. On the other half of the card, “wary” is the half-visible word. Seems like it should be “folly” in both of them.

    Either way, the cards look great. I barely ever use playing cards, but that didn’t seem to matter as soon as I saw how awesome Kilvin’s card looked.

    • NeoDobby
      Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:35 PM | Permalink

      I’m pretty sure it’s intentional. The upper portrait shows a bit of carelessness that can lead to folly, where the other one shows him wary.

  28. AlfredJ
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    Thankyou kindly for reminding me that Jonathan Coulton exists.
    Also, damn you for reminding me that he exists at this particular time.

  29. Joshua_Guess
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    I was in Lexington, Ky in 2011 when Pat belted out “I Crush Everything” in an awesome singalong at the book signing. If I hadn’t already put my scant spare money into this Kickstarter, I’d have done so just for the repeat performance.

    Posted June 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM | Permalink

    I want a Jot, but I also want the Wooden Chip Case, and there’s no way for me to do that :( Everything’s selling out so fast, too, I probably won’t be able to figure out my dilemma before the jots are all gone.

    • Fascinatedbymagic
      Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM | Permalink

      They’re doing a 1000 piece run of this prototype jot, and only 100 of them are being sold on the Kickstarter. I’d imagine some or most of the other 900 will be made available on Tinker’s Packs at a later date, since Pat mentioned the Kickstarter is just the earliest way to obtain them.

    • Posted June 5, 2013 at 1:13 AM | Permalink

      We’re thinking of adding a stretch goal where everyone who gets one of the box sets will also get a jot….

      I’m not sure if we can make it happen. But we’re going to try….

      • Robo
        Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

        Come on, Pat. It’s a jot. It’s not like it’s a talent.

      • NAMDORG
        Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

        That would be awesome. I’d bump up my pledge for one of those.

  31. PostaKiwi
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM | Permalink

    I’m so excited about this!! :3 A a masterpiece!!!!

  32. Jerigord
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM | Permalink

    Aw man! I’ve been busy at a new job this week and missed the chance to change my pledge level and get a jot! Curses!

    Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM | Permalink

    Stretch goal recommendation: a print in the size of 9 1/2″ x 22″ that could be used as an alternate book cover for the hardcovers for your books. Love the covers to your books, I just thought it would be an interesting idea.

    Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM | Permalink

    Sorry, 9 1/4″

  35. Fascinatedbymagic
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

    I know Pat asked this on his FB page, but I’d like to put my recommendation here. The moment when Kvothe uses Felurian’s true name to show his mastery over her would be an awesome Queen card design. How Kvothe uses his very breath to suround her in wind, and how it burst into silvery flames around her. To have a visualization of this beyond what is in my mind would be astoundingly beautiful. It represents the first time he was in complete control of a fully awakened sleeping mind, and demonsrated what Kvothe could do with it.

    “I cupped my hands and breathed a sigh into the hollow space within. I spoke a name. I moved my hands and wove my breath gossamer-thin. It billowed out, engulfing her, then burst into a silver flame that trapped her tight inside its changing name. I held her there above the ground. She watched me with an air of fear and disbelief, her dark hair dancing like a second flame inside the first.” -Patrick Rothfuss, WMF

    • Taravangian
      Posted June 5, 2013 at 1:48 AM | Permalink

      That’s something that they may consider for the WMF deck, which Pat and Shane have already teased on the live hangouts. But I doubt they intend to include Felurian in the NotW deck, since she’s not actually involved in the story for that book. I’d bank on Felurian being a prime candidate for one of the queen cards in the next deck, if and when they begin to plan that. For now though, they’re focusing on this deck for NotW.

      • Fascinatedbymagic
        Posted June 5, 2013 at 2:28 AM | Permalink

        You’ve got a good point. Felurian is only mentioned in passing in NoTW during the introduction when Kvothe says you may have heard of me. Here’s to hoping for a WMF deck then, this one’s done so well I wouldn’t be surprised at all by them doing it.

        • Posted June 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM | Permalink


          • MikeN
            Posted June 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM | Permalink

            I will kickstart ALL the money for this if Pat is Puppet and Pat’s beard is the Cathay.

    • WantsToBeAHermit
      Posted June 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM | Permalink

      Doesn’t it seem like Felurian should be a joker, rather than a Queen among other Queens? She is a wild thing, suited for a wild card – a character whose appearance in any story is a turning point. A moonless night, changing the shape of what you thought you knew ;)

  36. silentmum
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM | Permalink

    All pledged, not much as a single mum but love the Worldbuilders but love Kvothe more………thank you

  37. Posted June 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    Pledged! And wow, I love love love your books. And that art. Just, umm, WOW.

  38. quadrox
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM | Permalink

    Ok, I haven’t really decided whether I want to pay 600 bucks, but if I do decide to do so, why oh why won’t you let me give you my money? Just because I live outside the US, does that mean I am not worthy of your amazing awesomeness?

    • saibelle
      Posted June 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

      They’ve stated on the hangouts that the poker sets simply don’t ship well. It would cost too much to be able to ship them safely internationally. They mentioned that they *might* try to work something out, but my guess is that they’ve been too busy with the insane burst of pledges in the past 48 hours.

  39. chaelek
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    You realize that, being that the only two kickstarters that you’ve been affiliated with have been the most successful of whatever type they were, that you’re going to have to have a reality check and realize that you’re a pretty big name author. Of the first rate, in quality at least.

    On an unrelated note if I hold a kickstarter to pay for my truly horrific student loans, would you endorse it? Give it the Rothfuss(ian?) bump?

  40. PangurBan
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM | Permalink

    This counts as Course Related Costs, right?
    I’m sure it counts as Course Related Costs.
    After all, I AM a Fine Arts student…. and there is clearly some very fine art on those cards.
    I could be buying them to… study the artist’s style?
    I’m sure that’s allowed.
    *clicks the Pledge button*

  41. tikijoe
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM | Permalink

    You alone made me roughly triple my previous Kickstarter ‘investment’. You make me want to give money to your cause. It is only partly that the money is going to a cause other than you; I would be happy to see you get rich off of the profits of our joy. You are a charitable man; possibly the most I know. That is amazing. You make me realize that most of what I have can be reapproiated, and you let me know that what I give is going to people who not only need, but use my gift. Thank you, Pat. Thank you for making it feel good to give, and for making us all feel good about ourselves while you do more work and make a bigger sacrifice than any of us. Had I not read your books, I would say your service is your greatest achievement. It still might be said (at least at this point), that your generosity is your greatest achievement. I would ever want to encroach upon that. But your writing has inspired thousands, if not millions of us to give just a bit to a cause you deem worthy. Bravo, Mr. Rothfuss. Bravo. You have redesigned scholastic fantasy, and before most people realized it, you have also dug into a way to redesign the world.

    • Sim
      Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

      “You make me realize that most of what I have can be reapproiated, and you let me know that what I give is going to people who not only need, but use my gift. Thank you for making it feel good to give, and for making us all feel good about ourselves while you do more work and make a bigger sacrifice than any of us.”

      This. Exactly this. Not only am I helping a charity. I’m supporting an artist who makes gorgeous art, and helping his company grow…

  42. withrye
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 2:53 AM | Permalink

    How are jots counterfeit-proof? I must know!

  43. Karissima
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 3:03 AM | Permalink

    Pat and staff: I’m so sorry for all these questions, but how do we get these new stretch goal rewards?

    • Taravangian
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM | Permalink

      It depends. Some rewards, you need do nothing. The PDF wallpaper pack will be sent to all backers, probably by way of an update to the Kickstarter page, or else via email, at no cost. Pat’s performance of “I Crush Everything” and his reading of “The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle” will be recorded on video for all to see at no cost.

      Most of the other rewards will unlock optional paid add-ons. In these cases, such as the extra art prints, dice, magnets, &c., you can add the stated amount to your pledge by clicking the “Manage your pledge” button on the Kickstarter page. e.g., if you want a $12 art print and you pledged $30 for three limited edition decks, change your pledge amount to $42.

      After the campaign ends, you’ll get a survey email where they say “Hey, you pledged at the $30, so what do you want to get with the extra $12 you’re paying?” Then you say, “I would like the art print of Kvothe and the Scraeling.”

  44. Lenora Aranon
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM | Permalink

    I really really really want a deck (awesome art+poker nights+ boyfriend loves card games =WIN!) but employment eludes the recent graduate. Will the unlimited edition be available for sale later on? I weep at the lost opportunity for all the cool stuff, but, such is the way.

  45. dihydrogenoxide
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    First time to get a WordPress account, first time to pledge in Kickstarter, first time to post an actual comment on your blog. My, Mr. Rothfuss, you have given me many firsts tonight. The geek in me just couldn’t resist. Thank you for being so awesome!

  46. SAOIRSEfreedom
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

    I would like to pledge for one deck but im not sure how to add the add-ons or the stretch goals to my pledge …. also does the gaf card come with the limited edition deck of cards?
    Ps. I love the books and have been recomending to my friends :D cant wait for the 3rd book

    • Fascinatedbymagic
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM | Permalink

      For the add-ons and stretch goals add the price of each additional item you want ($12 for prints, $25 for t-shirt, ect) to your total pledge amount in the pledge amount box. You’ll be asked at the end of the funding period where the extra money beyond your selected reward is going towards.

      As far as the gaf card goes there is always two of them in any playing card deck you buy, usually an ad or the rules to poker. Kickstarter is replacing one of the two with Lorren’s Gaf, so it’s a safe bet that both the limited and unlimited decks will have them.

      • SAOIRSEfreedom
        Posted June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

        Thanks so I just do the math and then the amazon receipt it will ask for the specifics ?

  47. firebird
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

    Seriously if we didn’t have a second child on the way I would be spending all of my tax return on this. Some of the rewards are insanely cool. The hardest thing about growing up is actually being an adult. (Yes I’m dieing on the inside).

  48. PostaKiwi
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM | Permalink

    By the way! Happy Birthday Pat! :3

  49. TK2187
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 2:31 AM | Permalink

    Would Jim Butcher be interested in doing a Dresden Files deck? That would also be all kinds of cool. Then you could be in his cards as… hmm…

  50. Sim
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM | Permalink

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the stretch goals, Patrick. I just love seeing an awesome artist succede while doing such gorgeous art….

  51. SAOIRSEfreedom
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:06 PM | Permalink


    i’ve pledged $96 already and now you go and add way more cool stuff to the kick-starter!

    damn you and the awesomeness of this kick-starter now im having to contemplate buying the tinkers leather bag! (btw what type of bag is this?)

    you are going to take all my confirmation money by the time Thursday has arrived!

    not that i dont love you for doing this awesome project and that i dont love your awesome books and awesome blog (wow alot of awesome’s there) but now im having to get my mum to agree to using her amazon account for all this (obviously id pay her back)

    damn you pat and your awesome creativity and knack of getting me to spend all my cash

    :D cant wait for all the stuff to arrive so i can brag to all my friends about how epic you are and how they should all read the books!

    thank you for
    1 giving me something to spend all that cash on
    2 for making me actually spend it all

  52. Chris
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    Beautiful. Are these wide (poker) or narrow (bridge) cards?

  53. crusaderofhonor
    Posted June 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM | Permalink

    I got on a little too late. Blast! How might I get some cards now?

    • KvdSvE
      Posted September 2, 2013 at 5:07 AM | Permalink

      I’ve got the exact same question…! Would be a blast to own 2 limited decks..

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