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Artist Steve Ellis is returning to Thornclaw Manor, the world of classy monsters with a new illustrated poker deck and art book as part of an already funded Kickstarter campaign.

The Thornclaw family is an ancient clan of monsters and creatures from myths and legend that live in a sprawling mansion that lies somewhere between our world and the world of myths and legends. The Family members themselves are Fairies, Demons, Cryptids, Lovecraftian Creatures who live a rather civilized existence in their giant interdimensional manor,Think of it as Downton Abbey, but with a monstrous spin. They have come home to the Manor because the Dowager, the ancient and horrible matriarch of the family claims to be dying, and the family members hope to be named the sole beneficiary of her fortune and her Elder-Godlike power.

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Thornclaw Manor comes out of my love of myth, creepy fantasy, and the period of Spiritualism in the early 20th and late 19th centuries,” said Steve Ellis. “Books like Pride and Prejudice, the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, Poe, and Arthur Machen, real life characters like Harry Houdini, The Fox sisters, my fascination with the occult, and the creepy dark woods of my upstate New York home.”

This campaign is just the beginning as Ellis' intention is to expand the universe further with a tabletop game. Backers can receive special incentive items like fully-illustrated playing cards featuring the Thornclaw family, prints, original art, sketches, world material, behind-the-scenes process pictures, and a full art book. At the time of this writing, the Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its goal. If you want to get in on it, you should hurry as it ends on April 13th, 2020.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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