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01 July
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LLOD’S CARNIVAL Playing Cards. The steampunk and the alien power show

Terry Doll is an imaginative creator dedicated to science fiction writing and game design. In his first foray into playing cards design he offers us a fantastic world that mixes ancestral cultures with the technology of alien civilizations: LLOD’S CARNIVAL. The story behind this interesting deck is played by strange characters dressed in steampunk style and armed with a powerful but unstable technology whose abuse is toxic and lethal. As a complement to the story, the symbolism plays a very…

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15 May
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KNUCKLE HEAD Playing Cards. The deck where the characters come to life

Mark Ludy is a talented artist. His ability to communicate through his drawings has led him to success in many illustration works. Inspired by his own story and his desire to create something different, he has decided to embark on the adventure of playing cards design with KNUCKLE HEAD. Since childhood, Mark has felt the cards as a family fun tool with fond memories and he wanted to give the traditional deck his own vision in which the court characters…

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05 February
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BICYCLE MONSTER Playing Cards. Monsters are not so terrifying

Since his fisrt own crowdfunding project in mid-2017, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has not stopped offering us a wide variety of designs collaborating with all kind of style artists from around the world. His new deck  is BICYCLE MONSTER. Designed by the American artist Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge), the illustrations are inspired by traditional monsters but from a funny vision and a fairly mature comic style.     Each one of the suits represents a group of monsters, from the aquatics…

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28 February
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Relaunch of THE STAR KINGS Playing Cards. A space trip with gold foil

Last year, the the creative SVI group released a deck inspired by a futuristic comic. The campaign was not funded and after some adjustments they have relaunched THE STAR KINGS. Inspired by the graphic novel “The Warriors of Shambala” from “The Chronicles of Star Frontiers” series, the cards depict a wide variety of characters from the comic book. That comic style is present in the illustrations of the court cards with warriors from the outer space in a symmetrical structure. The numbered cards are…

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17 December
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BICYCLE ERFWORLD decks. Characters from the webcomic universe visit the world of playing cards

Both worlds of comic and playing cards join together in the most recent project by Rob Balder: BICYCLE ERFWORLD. Rob created a fiction universe called Erfworld exactly 10 years ago with the help of talented illustrators like Jamie Noguchi and David Hahn at the beginning, followed by Xin Ye (in 2009) and Lauri Ahonen (last year), both great fans of the history. Rob is not new at all in crowdfunding. He has a long experience and a fantastic group of loyal…

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09 October
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THE STAR KINGS decks. A space trip from graphic novel to playing cards

What is the relation between the martial arts coaching and the space opera playing cards design? Well, the answer is Serhii Sheludchenko, a Muay Thai and Full Contact Kickboxing coach by day and a fantasy space opera writer by night. He partnered the creative SVI group to create a new deck of cards: THE STAR KINGS.     Inspired by the graphic novel “The Warriors of Shambala” from “The Chronicles of Star Frontiers” series, the cards depict a wide variety of characters from the comic book….

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16 February
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DEMONAIPES deck. The most evil and funny playing cards

After nearly one year of its latest creation, the old friend of Max Playing Cards, Carlos García Valverde, strikes back with his new deck DEMONAIPES. True to his humorous style, Demonaipes arises from hell in a stunning limited edition of just 100 decks. A Spanish deck with custom suits where golds, cups, swords and clubs are skulls, cauldrons, pitchforks and torches.     Each deck will be signed by the artist and numbered between 600 and 700. This curious numbering system pursues…

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23 October
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MIGHTY HEROIC MINIS Playing Cards. The minimalist heroes strike back

A few months ago a campaign about minimalist superheroes was presented. Unfortunately, some issues forced the cancellation of the project but Two Geeks Gaming guys are back with a new edition of this deck: MIGHTY HEROIC MINIS. The cards have been improved while keeping the style of the original deck inspired by well known superheroes and super-villains. This will be the first in a series called SMArt consisting of theme decks with minimalist designs. The court cards, aces, jokers and cards numbered with 10…

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04 October
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THE EERIES Playing Cards. Three angelic children struggle against the forces of evil

If you are one of those lucky persons in the world that reads Max Playing Cards too often,  you know that, beyond those remarkable elegant and intricate designs, I love finding decks with their own life, with an emotional and exciting inspiration. This is the case of The EERIES. Despite the name, which suggests something disturbing and strange, EERIES shows us three “tender” children whose ages and personalities found in this deck something in common: their interest in the mysterious and the…

17 July
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Mighty Super Heroes Playing Cards. Minimalist superheroes meet in a new deck

  So far we have seen decks inspired by all sorts of topics, including the world of comic books and superheroes. We have also seen a proliferation of minimalist designs in playing cards. What we have not seen till now is a deck of superheroes with minimalist designs. This is exactly what we can find in Mighty Super Heroes Playing Cards. Mighty Super Heroes is not an isolated deck, but the first in a series called SMArt created by Two Geeks…