From Xtu Productions comes a new playing card project called Bicycle Iron Kings Playing Cards. The theme of this new project revolves around the time when Kings and other royalty fought for the countries that they ruled. The project's Kickstarter states the following regarding the idea behind the deck:
"Iron Kings' were inspired by medieval tales through centuries, from the times when battles were fought with swords, axes, halberds, crossbows...and armor suit, helmet and shield were necessary equipment for warriors."
The deck features fully custom colorful illustrations of fierce warrior kings and queens. The deck has a fantasy type element as the back design and the add-on art cards feature dragon illustrations as seen here:
The project has a goal of $8,800 and will cease taking backer funds in 29 days on August 11, 2013. If funded the project is set to ship in November 2013 - just in time for the holiday season!
Bicycle Iron Kings is designed by artist Johnny Whaam of Xtu Productions. Xtu Productions is the same group that ran the previously cancelled Kickstarter project, Emotions Playing Cards. Emotions Playing Cards were picked up by CollectablePlayingCards.com where it is currently taking pre-orders for a Q3/Q4 2013 release.
Here are images of the deck courtesy of the Bicycle Iron Kings Kickstarter page: