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The Princess Bride Playing Cards from USPCC

A project in Austin, TX by Erik Dahlman

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Inconceivable! An amazing new illustrative deck based on The Princess Bride movie.
Backers: 2525
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $136,009 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 22nd -> Nov 26th (36 days)
Project By: Erik Dahlman
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Last stretch goal before we finish!

November 26th - via:
We are posting our last stretch goal. We have set a record for our highest funded day and if we complete this we have reached ALL of our stretch goals as well. If we hit this, we'll have every artist on the project sign the collector card and... (Read More)

Yet another stretch goal has fallen

November 26th - via:
You guys are just killing it today! Which is good, because this is the last day and I didn't want to just knock it down. I was hoping for a good beating and you guys have delivered, thank you :-) Everyone that is getting a Collector's Box in their... (Read More)

Stretch Goal for $123,000 Completed!

November 26th - via:
I promise that after today, I'll cut back on the updates. We've completed three stretch goals already today and we're on our way to finishing a fourth. We're also about $6,000 away from setting a record for our biggest day. We're running a hangout... (Read More)

Stretch Goal for $120,000 Completed!

November 26th - via:
So yesterday we ALMOST set a new record for our highest funded day. I think that we could potentially do that today, but we'll need everyone's help to spread the word. There are a few ways that you can help. The first is simply by clicking here. The... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal - $120,000

November 26th - via:
We are just blazing through stretch goals tonight. We've just unlocked the 4th magnet which you can add to your pledge for just $5. The $140 pledge level will now receive all of these magnets: And now onto the next stretch goal... This will unlock a... (Read More)

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November 26th - via:
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New Stretch Goal - $115,000

November 25th - via:
Wow, that was quick guys! Sorry if this is a bit spammy for the next 24 hours, I just want to make sure that as we hit our stretch goals everyone is aware and has a chance to participate. For everyone at the $100 pledge level and up, you will get one... (Read More)

Only one more day to go!

November 25th - via:
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Less than 36 hours left to pledge!

November 25th - via:
Thanks to everyone that has backed the project so far and helped us get to the $105,000 mark. Let's see how many stretch goals we can get through today. Kicktraq is showing that we set a new record for our second highest funded day yesterday. Since... (Read More)

Stretch Goal for $100,000

November 24th - via:
We reached the $95,000 stretch goal already! Everyone that is pledged at the $40 reward tier (or higher) will receive the following magnet for free: Kicktraq says that we are totally on track to keep going, so let's push for the new $100k stretch... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal for Free Stuff!

November 23rd - via:
Thanks to everyone for helping us yesterday with the second biggest day of funding yet! You can check out how well we did by clicking on this link here. ContestIf you haven't checked it out yet, we're giving away some cool Princess Bride swag over on... (Read More)

The Impressive Clergyman from Deck #2

November 22nd - via:
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Last 5 days

November 21st - via:
Good morning backers! We are now only 5 days away from the end of the project and things are heating up. As I write this, we're just shy of $75,000. New Stretch Goals We have the opportunity to make some magnets on this project as well which we can... (Read More)

New Reward Levels!

November 19th - via:
We're doing a Google Hangout today at 3PM CST. We'll be working on some of the cards and the collector's box. Collector's box? Yes, see below :-) 2 New RewardsCollector's Box - Limited Edition - $100  We've developed a special limited edition... (Read More)

Movember Continues...

November 19th - via:
We're now entering our last week of the project. So if you were waiting to pledge, it's getting pretty close to that time to do so before you miss out. Thanks to everyone that has pledged so far, we couldn't have gotten this far without you! Please... (Read More)

Turn a no into a yes - handling cancelled pledges

November 19th - via:
As a project creator, we've all been there. You already have some pledges but things have slowed down, and you're wracking your brain trying to figure out new ways to get people involved in your Kickstarter project. And then, it gets worse. One, maybe even two backers cancel their pledge. (Read More)

Google Hangout is Live

November 18th - via:
We're starting another Google Hangout for those that would like to participate. We usually have a couple spots open if you would like to hop in here. If you're just following along, you can watch on YouTube here. Today we'll be working on a special... (Read More)

Deck #1 - The Impressive Clergyman

November 18th - via:
"Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam..." We'll be doing another Google Hangout today while we work on one of the final rewards for the project and a couple of new cards. These... (Read More)

Google Hangout is Live

November 15th - via:
Hi guys,  We're doing another Google Hangout here if you would like to stop in. We'll be discussing some of the new stretch goals as well as ideas for some new reward tiers. If you have any feedback on the cards or other add-ons we would love to... (Read More)

Coins and Poker Chips

November 15th - via:
Thanks to everyone that joined us in the Google Hangout yesterday. Hopefully you had fun seeing the artwork put together and talking to us about some of the upcoming stretch goals for the project. For anyone that missed it, you can watch it on... (Read More)

Google Hangout is Live

November 14th - via:
Hey guys, we're starting a hangout here now: and on YouTube here: Feel free to drop in, say hi, and talk to us about the project.  (Read More)

King of Spades for Deck #2

November 14th - via:
We'll be doing another Google Hangout later today for anyone that would like to jump in and participate. We'll be showing some preview art for some of the upcoming cards as well as discussing a few more ideas that we have for the project. Coin #2... (Read More)

$55,000 Stretch Goal Completed!

November 12th - via:
Yesterday was crazy. We basically went through one stretch goal in a day, had our first Google Hangout (ran it as a test), and got some more art in to show you. Since we completed our stretch goal, here is the new one: Stretch Goal $60,000 - Coin for... (Read More)

Prepare to Die!

November 12th - via:
We met our $50,000 stretch goal so we unlocked the coin for Deck #1. Just add $10 to your pledge to get one! We also decided that instead of making you choose between coins and dice, we would just allow the dice as an add-on from here on out.... (Read More)

Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo.

November 11th - via:
It's not very often I get to write update titles like this, so I'm going to enjoy it while I can. Here is the Queen of Spades from Deck #2! Don't forget that we have almost unlocked the coin for Deck #1. If you would like to help get us there and add... (Read More)

Tuck box for Deck #3

November 10th - via:
We just got the artwork in for the third tuck box. Let us know what you think! We'll be updating the front page with this info and then making a big push to let everyone know about the project. If you have any ideas of places we can advertise or post... (Read More)

Coin for Deck #1

November 9th - via:
We have the first design for Coin #1. Everywhere you see a dark gray line is where we would have the silver metal. We hope that you like it! If you would like to add this to your rewards, just increase your pledge by $10 for each coin that you would... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5 Completed!

November 8th - via:
We just broke through the fifth stretch goal! We will now be making a custom seal for the third deck as well. This means that all three decks and their custom seals have been unlocked. Now that all three artists are in rotation, we'll have a lot more... (Read More)

Special Event in Austin, TX

November 7th - via:
So it looks like we're on the verge of breaking the $45,000 stretch goal so that we can reveal the coin (which is winning 3 to 1 right now) for the first deck. For those that aren't familiar with the coins we have done in the past, these are 1.75"... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 Completed!

November 4th - via:
We just broke through the fourth stretch goal! We will now be making the third deck as well and have brought on our third artist. Here is what they have completed on the card since yesterday: Stretch Goal #5: $45,000 - Custom Seal for Deck #3For... (Read More)

Deck #2 - Tuckbox

October 30th - via:
We've gotten some more artwork in for the second deck to give you a better idea of what to expect. To give you a little background, we're using the same artist that is doing the iOS and Android versions of The Princess Bride game. You can check that... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Completed!

October 28th - via:
We just broke through the third stretch goal! The second deck will now get a custom seal as well. How do I get all of these decks? Right now we have unlocked two different decks. These are completely separate from each other and have their own... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Completed!

October 25th - via:
We just broke through the second stretch goal! Here is the card back for Deck #2. You'll notice that we have a completely different artist and style with this deck. Hopefully we are making it very hard to choose which one you like the best. We'll... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Completed!

October 24th - via:
In less than 24 hours we broke through the first stretch goal! I will be happy to keep coming up with these if we can continue this pace :-) Here is the custom seal that will be created for Deck #1... Stretch Goal #2: $30,000 - Unlock Deck #2When we... (Read More)

24 hours - 200% Funded!

October 23rd - via:
I knew how much I loved The Princess Bride but I never could have expected how many of my fellow Kickstarters felt the same way. Thank you so much for helping us not only achieving our goal but doing it twice in the same day! Since this happened a... (Read More)

USPCC running The Princess Bride playing cards Kickstarter

October 22nd - via:
USPCC (or the US Playing Card Company for those that like names typed out long-hand) has a Kickstarter campaign going to create playing cards with art inspired by The Princess Bride. And yes, they’ve already done the “Inconceivable!” joke. (Read More)

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