If you want to experience the wonders of Middle-earth again you can reread J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal novels. Or you can rewatch Peter Jackson’s big screen trilogies. But if you want to know what it’s like to walk those lands without knowing what fate awaits you, maybe turn to a new Kickstarter campaign. Because while you can’t visit Mordor or the Shire, you can feel the rush of destiny with new The Lord of the Rings playing cards.
Jackson Robinson, owner of Kings Wild Project, is the artist behind a new Kickstarter. He says he’s been an illustrator for 20 years. He’s also been making playing cards for 10. But he calls his newest custom deck a dream come true. It celebrates The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Here’s what he wrote about this fantasy-come-to-life:
Every aspect of this deck of cards is uniquely illustrated and designed with as much detail as possible to create a deck of cards that will be loved by Tolkien fans all over the world. Including beloved characters like Frodo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Aragorn, each card features beautifully illustrated characters that honor the legacy and story created by Professor Tolkien. Alongside the more familiar characters of the story, I also include endearing characters like Tom Bombadil, Glorfindel, and Goldberry.
You can get a deck for as little as $12. Or you can score special box sets, which included upgraded cards and extras, for as much as $575. This campaign is already fully funded, too. So if you support it you’ll be getting your cards this November. But the even better news is that Robinson has plans—fittingly—to turn these cards into a trilogy, with the final two books getting their own deck.
Will we want those, as well? Obviously. That doesn’t mean we won’t still reread the novels or rewatch the movies. It just means we’ll have another way re-experience The Lord of the Rings.