From Albino Dragon, the game studio that brought you the most successful playing card deck to grace Kickstarter, comes a playing card project that is trending toward being an even larger project - a deck themed after the 80's cult classic The Princess Bride. Launched earlier today, The Princess Bride themed playing card project has already surpassed the initial goal of $10,000 and is currently over 160% funded. Because of the earlier project's success, Albino Dragon was able to secure the licensing to the highly popular 1987 romantic-comedy/fantasy film that starred Christopher Guest, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. The movie was an adaptation of the novel by William Goldman.
The playing card deck will feature similar artwork as Albino Dragon's previous projects with 100% custom illustrative designs. While a lot of the artwork is still under lock in key or yet to be produced, Shane Tyree, Albino Dragon's creative director on past projects including The Name Of The Wind, will not be involved in this project. Shane left Albino Dragon a little less than a month ago after a difference in opinion with Albino Dragon's CEO Erik Dahlman. This will be Albino Dragon's first project without Shane but after today's success it looks like they are off to a good start without him. However, we will miss you Shane and you can follow his future projects here.
The project will fund for another 35 days when it will cease funding on November 26, 2013. The decks will be printed by The United States Playing Card Company. Do you think this will be bigger than Albino Dragon's previous project?
Here is a look at the artwork courtesy of the project's Kickstarter page: