Cameos, Poker Chips, and Some Seriously Cool News…

Hey everyone, Amanda here.

Pat’s away on family business, so he’s left it to me to share with you the coolness of the last two days of the Kickstarter. There’s a chance he’ll poke in here to mock me later on, but for the time being I’ll be your tour guide. Please keep your hands and arms inside the blog at all times.

For those of you who perhaps weren’t aware, we here at Elodin Enterprises are running a Kickstarter for The Name of the Wind Art Deck, playing cards that feature the characters from NOTW, beautifully illustrated by Echo Chernik.

(Click to embiggen and check out Devi, Master Lorren, and Mola)

The campaign has been going amazingly, and we hit $500,000 this week, a huge milestone for us considering this is our first-ever in-house Kickstarter. We’ve been blowing so much out of the water and we’ve been thrilled to add more art, more tiers, and more coolness for everyone as it goes on.

We’ve had lots of Echo’s original art go up for grabs, as well as a bunch of cameos in special prints Echo is producing for the campaign, which she’s lovingly entitled The Levity Collection. There are three prints in the series, each featuring different joyful moments in Kvothe’s life: playing Jackass, Jackass for Wil and Sim, playing cards at The Eolian, and a night from his childhood.

The big news is that our final round of cameos are going up Today (September 14th) at 4pm Central Time. And these cameo slots are for members of the Edema Ruh troupe relaxing by the fire after a day on the road.

(This is a super rough draft, but so cool…)

There are going to be a bunch of spots available, including a parent/child combo, and a couple combo. Since this is the print that the McElroy Brothers are going to be in, you could even be one of the people Travis the Strong Man is lifting, or someone listening to Griffin tell stories, or watching Justin to sweet yo-yo tricks.

Oh, and we just found out (and I mean JUST) that our most beloved Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to be in this print as well. He’s gonna have a lute, so hopefully he’s gotten over his initial intimidation from the day they announced he’d be helping develop Pat’s books into movies and tv….

I’m not going to lie to you, these cameo tiers are tempting to me, too. If you’ve ever wanted to be immortalized in the same place as the McElroys AND Lin-Manuel Miranda then don’t miss your chance at 4pm Central Time, because something tells me there will be some serious competition for them. And I don’t just mean me.

That said, there’s still lots of stuff other than these cameos that you can grab in the campaign. We’ve also added multiple options for you to get your hands on the beautiful, handmade wooden poker chips sets from Wyrmwood Gaming.

There’s a total of six different tiers for you to choose from for the poker chips, ranging from 100 chips in a linen bag to a full 500 chip box set complete with space for 6 decks of cards.

The wood is sustainably sourced, and the chips are all made of beautiful woods like Rock Maple, Black Walnut, African Blackwood, Pink Ivory, and Purpleheart, to name a few.

Each of the poker chip tiers come with all four decks (the Selas, Selas Alternate, Chandrian, and Chandrian Alternate), and the DELUXE versions of them come with the beautiful Gilded Sets of Chandrian Decks, which have platinum-gilded edges and their very own box with a blue foil emblem of flame on the top.

Pat and Echo are both going to sign these boxes in UV ink, because Pat is way too excited about the idea of a secret signature.

And if you’re torn between the poker sets and the cameos that are going up, rest assured that we’re going to figure out a way to make the poker sets available in BackerKit after the campaign ends, so you’ll be able to add them onto your cameo tier no problem.

The fact of the matter is, a lot of cool stuff is going on over there. We’ve shown off new art, upgraded the decks, and given away lots of prizes to folks who are spreading the word on social media. We’re getting down to the wire on the campaign, to the point that Kickstarter has started the countdown in terms of hours rather than days.

If you want to join us, the campaign ends on Friday, September 15th at 11:59m Central Time. A lot of things in the campaign are Kickstarter-Exclusive, so if you’re particularly excited about anything (those Gilded Chandrian Decks for example) you should swing in and get it before it’s too late

And if you have any questions, leave them here or in the comments on the campaign. We’ll make sure to help you out.

Amanda & the Elodin Enterprises Team

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20 Comments

  1. arachnid
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 2:30 AM | Permalink

    I have the amazing tak set from Wyrmwood, and it’s gorgeous, so the idea of a poker set is pretty appealing. I have to confess, though, I’m a little skeptical. Good quality poker chips are heavy (about 14 grams each), and typically made of ceramic or plastic with a metal core to get that much weight. Wooden chips seem like they wouldn’t have that same feel.

    Do you know how much the wooden chips weigh? How do they feel to stack and use?

    • Amanda
      Posted September 14, 2017 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

      The wooden chips feel *different* for sure, but we’ve got a few samples here and they feel really good. The stack well, have some heft to them, and make a truly satsifying *clack* noise when they’re set down or stacked on top of each other. I took a really crappy video on my phone to try to show you, if that helps. Please excuse my terribly messy deck.

      They’re definitely lighter, though not even the last poker set we did had chips as heavy as 14 grams.

  2. cynrtst
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

    Best wishes to Pat and family. I hope the family related doings are fun rather than distressing. Hugs.

  3. Solaris
    Posted September 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM | Permalink

    I was holding out but the new 16×24 prints pushed me over the edge! In for the Art Collector Bundle!

  4. Octopodes
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 1:07 AM | Permalink

    I am slightly confused. Where does the money go? Does it go to charity or does it pay the artist? Or pay Mr. Rothfuss?

    • Amanda
      Posted September 15, 2017 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

      It’s going to be split by Pat and Echo, the artist, to pay for all of the hard work she put in making all of this incredible art!

      • Posted September 15, 2017 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

        Yup. I talked about this in some detail in a previous blog.

        Can anyone drop a link to that one here? I’m on my phone, so I can’t do that really easily….

        • Amanda
          Posted September 15, 2017 at 1:07 PM | Permalink
          • lordloki
            Posted September 17, 2017 at 12:26 AM | Permalink

            I actually ended up pledging assuming it was for charity. And for a hot second, was a little annoyed when I realized my mistake. And then I thought about it. WHY did I just assume it was for charity when this blog clearly says it isn’t? Oh, right. Because Pat is awesome and raises tons of money for charity.

            So I decided to keep my pledge anyway. I’m happy to support art I love, and that includes the artists. Pat, and in this case, Echo.

            I’m totally psyched that it did so well and can’t wait to see the decks!

  5. KoalaBarehands
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

    I’ve pledged as much as I can feasibly spare right now, will I have the option to get the gilded deck as an addon after the fact? It might not be financially wise, but I’ve already got a spot for it in my Rothfuss shrine… : c

    • KoalaBarehands
      Posted September 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

      Oh never mind, found the relevant text!

      “After the campaign has ended backers will get an invite to our pledge manager where you can tell us what the extra money is for, and even add to your pledge at that time for additional rewards.”

  6. Posted September 15, 2017 at 10:55 AM | Permalink

    Thanks again for posting this for me, Amanda.

  7. selquest
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    The artwork here is amazing, and it’s definitely tugging on my “anything Kingkiller” reflexes, but I REALLY wish you guys had decided on something other than another playing cards project. I have a bunch of NOTW card decks, a gorgeous NOTW poker set, a few prints featuring terrific illustrations of my favorite characters… I really don’t need any more of those exact same items, no matter how pretty.

    I also can’t help but be a little disappointed in that now all this stuff I picked up in the first kickstarter won’t even be the -official- versions of these items, because now you’re making new ones in-house.

  8. gazeozora
    Posted September 16, 2017 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    I’ve been a long time fan of your work since I was in high school and I am super excited to receive all the decks in April!

    My only qualm, as a college student currently away on an internship, is that I don’t know where I’m going to be living in April, and won’t until December (most likely)… I could send this to my moms house, but I want to have my hands on it ASAP as a self-given graduation present haha.

    How late can we provide a shipping address for the package? And if an address is required before December, would there be a way to change it once I know where I’m living in April?

    • Mindy
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

      We are not entirely sure what the EXACT cut off date will be for changing shipping addresses but we can confidently say you’ll be good to do so until the end of the year (January).

      If you are still unsure at that time your safest bet would probably be to have it sent to your Mom’s house (sorry, we can also barely handle our excitement at the thought of holding these decks in our hands…so we understand where you are coming from) .

      I hope that helps!

      Mindy

  9. Caleb Lee
    Posted September 17, 2017 at 9:05 PM | Permalink

    So if I am late to the kickstarter, is there somewhere I can find the Selas pack? It’s a shame that I can’t get the Chandrian deck, but I couldn’t find where I can get the Selas pack after the campaign ends. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough
    Whatever the case I’m glad that this exists, even if I’m late to the campaign <3

    • Mindy
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 3:26 PM | Permalink

      Hey Caleb,

      Bummer on missing out on the campaign, but the good news is that once the campaign is fulfilled the Selas deck will eventually be available in The Tinker’s Packs ( https://thetinkerspacks.com).

      Keep an eye out on the website for the Selas Deck release OR sign up for The Tinker’s Packs newsletter to be notified when the deck will go live in the store.

      To sign up for the Tinker’s Packs newsletter head to https://thetinkerspacks.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter your email to receive all the good Tinker’s Packs news!

      Thanks for Asking!

      Mindy

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