Launched on Kickstarter.com just a few days after International Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 22, Bicycle Steampunk Pirates is nearing its funding goal in less than 48 hours. Bicycle Steampunk Pirates is the 3rd playing card project from creator Nat Iwata, who also launched Bicycle Steampunk Cthulhu and Bicycle Elves and Orcs on Kickstarter as well. Nat has had success with both earlier projects, which launched and funded this year in 2013.
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Bicycle Steampunk Pirates takes us on a swashbuckling and high sea adventure into a make believe time when steam powered pirate ships and pirates were armed with high-powered hooks and weaponry. According to the project page, Bicycle Steampunk Pirates Playing Cards is a companion to the original and first project by Nat, Steampunk Cthulhu which funded over $25K.
Nat's playing cards are fully illustrated and custom drawn and designed playing cards. The artwork, which has a comic book feel, uses a mix of antique colors with heavy emphasis on red, off-white, bronze, brown and yellow. The deck puts you right in the steampunk world but the swashbuckling and plank walking never gets lost.
The project has also made available a Limited Edition Black Flag deck that is a darker version of the original Steampunk Pirate. The project will be in funding period for another 29 days when it ceases funding on October 23, 2013. When funded the project is expected to ship in February of 2014.
Here is a look at Bicycle Steampunk Pirates courtesy of the project page: