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Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark - Playing Cards and Tarot

A project in Newville, PA by Shane Tyree

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The artist behind Albino Dragon's Playing Cards brings you a terrifying vision of the Cthulhu Mythos...The Writhing Dark.
Backers: 1625
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $116,141 of $18,000
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 10th (28 days)
Project By: Shane Tyree
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Latest News

Finish line Hangout

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys and gals, Well it's the last few minutes of the campaign and we're hanging out for a little while. If you're still awake anyway. I'll be drawing some Ghouls with clubs (5 of wands) and the gang will be trying to keep each other awake. You... (Read More)

The end is nigh.

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, This will likely be the last actionable update during the fundraising phase of this project. Which is a less sentimental way of saying we're close to closing out the Honeymoon phase of the project and get down to the... (Read More)

Holy Kickstarters Batman!

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, so you people are awesome. I am not so awesome as this update should have gone out a day ago, so I apologize for being remiss. Trying to get more artwork completed and not slouch on my responsibilities to previous clients. Add - Ons and... (Read More)

Home again! Home again! Jiggity Jig!

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Gang, So first thing... New Stretch GoalsWe passed the amount for the Elder Sign coin. Which for my money is the coolest of the lot. The reverse of that coin will feature the classic Elder Sign (Thanks Dan!) so it will work against canon and... (Read More)

New Color Card Back - Short Story Reading Tonight

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Gang, So we ran a short design hangout yesterday evening, and had a really good time messing around with the card back design. In the end we created something that flourishes in a very interesting way, and with the mottling hopefully will hold up... (Read More)

Call Of Cthulu to Deck your Gaming Night Nerd Reactor

December 3rd - via: nerdreactor.com
Cthulu is all the rage at conventions these days. Whether he’s cute and cuddly or dark and sinister, we just can’t get enough! That’s why I was thrilled to hear that one of my favorite artists, Shane Tyree, was tackling a Playing Card Deck and Tarot project inspired by the LoveCraft critter we adore! I chatted with him about his new project and the Cthulu Craze. (Read More)

Design Hangout: Playing Card Back Colors

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
 Hey, Gang. First, there is a brand new ARG event that kicked off last night. The Church of Starry Wisdom. You can catch up on the forums HERE. If you get lost or need a hand, be sure to contact Weatherford at w.i.constantine@gmail.com or just pop a... (Read More)

Warp, weft and way

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang. So over the weekend into today we released the first peek at the Horror on the Orient Express deck. Lots of you gave great feedback on the designs and I am looking forward to getting more of those out to you. I am finishing the tuckbox now... (Read More)

Horror on the Orient Express pt. 1

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Writhing Dark PipsSo I have been messing around with these for awhile, and finally got a balance that I like. I think that coupled with the embellishments they will make for some interesting designs, and more importantly some very cool Aces.... (Read More)

Haste! w/ guest host Shane Tyree. The Writhing Dark, Dungeon White Space, D&D Rules Elegance, and more!

December 1st - via: blog.obsidianportal.com
Tonight we’re joined by Shane Tyree to talk to him about his Kickstarter, The Writhing Dark. Jump in and join us as we discuss Cthulhu, Dungeon White Space, and “that thing Mike Mearls said this week”. We have no formal announcements this week, so on with the show! (Read More)

Details on The coming upgrades

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang. So for quick reference here is the set of stretch goals currently outstanding. In addition you can follow along on Kicktraq to see when these goals may likely be met. To give you a better idea of how likely we are to meet them as the... (Read More)

The Aftermath...

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Lots of stuffA sampling of some of our first Heart of Darkness malfeasance can be found below. You may want to have your children leave the room. First up though are some updates on Stretch Goals, and our Investigations. Investigation UpdateSo...... (Read More)

The Heart of Darkness

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
You can't contain the mullet.  Hey, Gang. Black Friday pledges are going live in just a few moments at 12am EST. Remember twdblackfriday@gmail.com to send the evidence of your malfeasance. As they are received we'll be sharing them with the... (Read More)


November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Thanksgiving guys and gals! We just passed 65k so I will be creating a custom numbered bookplate that will come free with every hard copy of the anthology! The bookplate will be signed by the editor Susan Ferrara, as well as by myself and all... (Read More)

Crash Discussions: Interview with Master Artist Shane Tyree

November 28th - via: crashpalaceproductions.com
Billy Crash sits down with illustrator and graphic designer, Shane Tyree to discuss his latest Cthulhu project. We talk about Lovecraft, his work, and all those film adaptations. Hell, Godzilla even makes an appearance! (Read More)

Short Story Hangout and Reading

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
 Hey, Gang. We are going to be doing some readings of anthology submissions, talking about the ARG, and working on the card back design for the Horror on the Orient Express Deck. Hope to see you there! Join the Hangout... (Read More)

12 Days of Cthulhumas

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit 63k! Holofoil Seals are go!CALL OF CTHULHUMASAs you all know as soon as the 4th of July wraps up it's apparently officially time to start planning for Christmas. Halloween decorations and candy are nothing more than a dry run for placement of... (Read More)

The lateness of the hour...

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang. So first things first. Cool stuff...Thom Pratt, a fellow freelance artist and illustrator was cool enough to share word about our project here of his own volition. He really digs what we're doing and was eager to get the word out to his... (Read More)

The Writhing Dark

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Anthology Hard CopySo it looks like this stretch goal is going to fall very soon. Why? Well because you guys kick some serious butt. To give you some perspective, when that stretch goal was introduced we had just passed 52,000 USD. That means all the... (Read More)

New Art, New Pics and cool stuff

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang! New ArtSo here are a few new pieces for the deck. First is the guest card from the mighty Chris Ovdiyenko, The Hanged Man. Abdul Alhazared was last seen alive in Damascus where he was seized and devoured in broad daylight by an invisible... (Read More)

Friday night frights

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys, Quick hangout tonight while I finish the CoC Bookplate, and work on the Ace of Swords.   Hop in here: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/7ecpi97c6t0gthvbtprnfbevog?authuser=0&eid=106280167209309589964&hl=en   or watch along on... (Read More)

Big Stretch. Not Yoga.

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang. Yesterday was a huge day! I was blown away by the totals that were put up. So to the hundred or so people that joined up, welcome! It's awesome to have you on board, and thank you all for your support. It's humbling and exciting at the... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark – Playing Cards and Tarot

November 22nd - via: nerdybutflirty.com
Yes, I know, another Cthulhu Kickstarter! But this one is amazingly awesome for waaay different reasons. Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark – Playing Cards and Tarot is a project created by Shane Tyree. Shane was originally with the company Albino Dragon, and did the amazing art for their projects, including The Name of the Wind Cards Kickstarter (which is so super cool, and I totally backed it). His art is absolutely beautiful, as you can see in the picture below, and he’s an amazingly nice person. I met him at Gen Con and chatted with him for a bit, and he’s the bee’s knees. (Read More)


November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang! Two updates in one day!  I know I am not trying to be spammy, just this is sort of time sensitive. The awesome designer and lover of Cthulhu BeastPop has a Twofury running today on Teefury. He was good enough to share our kickstarter over... (Read More)

Anthology Submissions are open!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang! Kingdoms of a New WorldFirst a huge thank you to Nathanael and the other folks behind Kingdoms of a New World. I really appreciate the support and the vote of confidence they gave me yesterday. They have some awesome artwork on display,... (Read More)

The Strange

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Monte Cook GamesHey, Gang. So, I'm a firm believer that sharing on projects, and spreading the word about cool things is the quintessential spirit of Kickstarter. This is a community first and foremost, and in as much as we open our wallets to... (Read More)

You spunky Cthulians you...

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang! Stretch Goals = Stretched!So after being awake all of Friday night and most of Saturday morning with a sick and inconsolable 4 year old, most of my Saturday was spent in blissful sleep. Which means I didn't get to update you all as to our... (Read More)

Jackson, Shane & Sherlock

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang! Jackson and I are live on our Sherlock card project hangout! Feel free to hop in and watch, leave comments, or just heckle from the cheap seats. We're looking forward to chatting with everyone about the project. It's my first one in awhile... (Read More)

Cthulhu Ascendant

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
New CoinSo, gang. You all actually unlocked this at 24k I just forgot to put up the graphic. Well no need for you all to suffer because of my ineptitude. I posted an add-on graphic. With uncut sheets, extra decks, and coin prices. There will be lots... (Read More)

Deck Seals, New Goal, Shameless Consumerism.

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, Gang. So, first things first. Meet your tuck boxes with their new seals. Limited Edition with Cthulhu's Prison Seal Unlimited Edition with The Writhing Dark Seal It was close, but in the end it was 13. Er, I mean 1 and 3. New GoalsNow that we... (Read More)


November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Funded!Ok gang, First, this is my first official update as a project creator. Yay! *ahem* Now down to business. So we launched this morning at 12 AM. All things considered it was a great launch! Having you guys there was awesome, chatting and having... (Read More)

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