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30 April
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Latest deck campaigns by Collectable Playing Cards. One conflict and two natural catastrophes

Once again, Collectable Playing Cards simultaneously offers us three campaigns on Kickstarter. Let’s check them in chronological order.   BICYCLE NATURAL DISASTERS HURRICANE     This is the fifth deck of the Natural Disasters series. This time, cards have a design where the light green predominates on a black background.     This series designed by Juniardi Satyanagara go through different natural phenomena with catastrophic results. Keeping the traditional court cards, suits and color schemes have been customized to fit with each there….

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26 February
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Latest releases by Collectable Playing Cards decks. Fire and modern classicism surrounded by explosions

As in previous occasions, several playing cards produced by the prolific Collectable Playing Cards have been launched at the same time. Therefore, in this article I will tell you their three projects that are now available in Kickstarter with different styles and themes.     BICYCLE WILDFIRE     This is the second deck of the series of natural disasters that began a few weeks ago with the Volcano deck. Given the theme, Wildfire remembers the first deck in the series,…

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30 October
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MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER Playing Cards. New editions with much more relief

Middle Kingdom Bicycle White and Black were two successful campaigns created by Doug Frye in collaboration with Deveo Media. After completing the fulfillment of both decks, this team of mythology enthusiasts launch a sequel: MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER. The new decks share the designs with their predecessors, inspired by the ancient China, its origins and its deities. The main change lies in the color combinations: black on silver background and gold on black background.     With a line engraved…

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19 September
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UNBRANDED SAMSARA and SKY DESCENDER Playing Cards. The other side of the Bicycle seal

Barry is the artist behind the designs of the Bicycle Sky Descender and Samsara playing cards. Both projects were successfully funded and the decks were printed and delivered. Once the decks are almost sold out, Barry has decided to create two new reissues with significant aesthetic changes from the original: UNBRANDED SAMSARA AND SKY DESCENDER.     Although they will be produced by the USPCC, these two new decks won’t have the Bicycle seal on them as its predecessors. In addition…

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29 March
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BICYCLE SAMSARA Playing Cards. The first Bicycle marked deck in Kickstarter

No matter how many times lush grass withers in cold winter, it will always thrive once again in spring. Bai Juyi This Chinese proverb is actually a metaphor about our interior power to face the adversities of life. Inspired by this idea, Barry, the artist behind the Sky Descend deck, brings us his new creation: BICYCLE SAMSARA.     Bicycle Samsara is a completely customized deck with nature-inspired design, where the grass from the proverb is the main element. An interesting…

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08 March
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DYNASTY Playing Cards. Stilish decks Inspired by ancient oriental roots

Any fan of contemporary playing cards will find familiar the name of Brendan Hong. Illustrator and designer, he has always been associated to the work by Jackson Robinson and Kings Wild Project thanks to his constant collaborations and his fantastic job in the design of THE HIVE cards series. Now, after a period of reflection, Brendan has embarked on his first solo adventure: DYNASTY Playing Cards. With a very personal style, Brendan uses his oriental roots to create a very…

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05 December
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MIDDLE KINGDOM BLACK BICYCLE deck. Chinese culture and tradition now in black

Just a month ago I spoke about the new deck by Doug Fire, the Middle Kingdom Bicycle deck. During the campaign there was a stretch goal to produce a second deck: the black edition. Although the campaign was successfully funded, unfortunately it didn’t reach that goal but Doug has decided to launch a second campaign to fund the BICYCLE MIDDLE KINGDOM BLACK DECK.     The deck, inspired by ancient Chinese culture, is now in black, more elegant and bold….

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01 November
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MIDDLE KINGDOM BICYCLE deck. Chinese culture and tradition in beautiful monochrome designs

Doug Frye is an old friend devoted to playing cards and mythology. After his Aesir decks, he works again with Deveo Media in his latest creation: BICYCLE MIDDLE KINGDOM. This time, the cards are inspired by the ancient China, its origins and its deities. With a line engraved style in a monochromatic design, court cards and aces depict relevant characters in the Chinese history, tradition and mythology.     The stunning back shows a dragon coiled in the popular Yin-Yang symbol, where the opposites are represented…

28 October
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Bicycle Sky Descender Playing Cards. Chinese fables and tradition

  In ancient Chinese fable a Dragon had supreme power. He also had 9 decedent who helped him rule the world. However, the Dragon disappeared one day, leaving with 12 powerful creatures who claim that they are the Dragon’s decedent. Nobody knows which 9 of them are truly the sky descender… This is the amazing story behind this deck based on a group of Chinese creatures designed in a simple and at the same time detailed style: Bicycle Sky Descender….

16 January
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Relaunch of Bicycle Dragon Dynasty deck. Art, fantasy, dragons and Chinese tradition

  After the unfunded first attempt Yuk Wah, artist and fan of dragons, relaunch his first deck: Bicycle Dragon Dynasty. The artist has mixed his passion for dragons with a traditional Chinese atmosphere to create an amazing deck of cards completely customized. The deck will be limited to the campaign demand and it will be printed, if funded, by the USPCC in a Bicycle branded and magic finish deck. Enjoy some images of the deck and go to the project…