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16 May
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THE LAST LEGION Playing Cards. The epic war between angels and humans

In a world in chaos, 25 years after God’s vanishing and the war between the human race and the fallen angels headed by the Archangel Gabriel, the higher Archangel Michael decided to help the mankind fighting against Gabriel. This interesting post-apocalyptic story is the inspiration for the latest deck by Natalia Silva:  THE LAST LEGION.     For the second time after Avalon, Natalia teams up with Magdalena Korzeniewska to create some very special cards, with beautiful and completely original illustrations. As in…

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24 April
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KALIBIUM Playing Cards. Four kingdoms of a Utopian world in unstable balance

Kalibium is an imaginary world, almost perfect, divided into four kingdoms. Each kingdom is represented by an idea, a concept that leads to truth in a cyclic, endless way, where the real and the imaginary intertwine making them impossible to distinguish. With this fantastic inspiration, a new deck appears: KALIBIUM. This is the first deck of 11 Crows, a team formed by Michal Danielewicz (aka Malaria) and Aga Reut, two inseparable souls united by creativity, games and a different way…

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28 March
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THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE Playing Cards. The key to magic and mystery

He has been showing and creating a huge expectation with teasers and mockups about his new deck. Finally, Lorenzo Gaggiotti (Stockholm 17 Playing Cards) launches his latest creation: THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE.     When a designer with the talent and imagination of Lorenzo creates a new deck, inspiration usually comes from many sources, and that makes you to discover something new every time you contemplate the designs. In THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE the artist has taken…

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24 November
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BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK Playing Cards. The second Edition in black of a nice fantasy deck

Earlier this year, Canadian artist Keith Glover was able to fund his Runic Royalty Light deck working with PlayingCardsDecks.com. Now, teamed again with Will Roya, he has just released the new edition of the deck: BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK. In the illustrations, the artist combines the magical inspiration of the runes and their strange symbols with his own interpretation of the traditional deck. Thus, cards keep a design that is familiar and, at the same time, completely customized , suitable…

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05 November
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AVALON Playing Cards. A deck worthy of a legendary king

Elevated by Celtic mythology to the category of immortal hero, Arturo is one of the most popular kings thanks to literature and cinema. Few are those who know and many who speculate with his authentic origin but his history is full of adventures, magic and mysteries that are, undoubtedly, much more stimulating than his real life. Taking the name of one of the most important locations in the story of this epic king, a new and beautiful deck has been…

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16 August
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Golden Age Playing Cards. A fantasy world with amazing illustrations

Playing cards design has allowed talented artists to find new forms of expression. One of the best artists I have had the opportunity to meet is the Ukrainian Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) who, although he has not yet had much luck in his foray into the playing cards world, still has much to say and to offer because his illustrations are extremely beautiful and full of quality and realism. Now, he has just released his latest proposal: GOLDEN AGE.     Taking inspiration from Neil…

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05 July
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HEROES OF THE NATIONS LUXURY EDITION. A beautiful deck inside a beautiful and exclusive tuck case

Inspirado en un mundo de fantasía, Heroes of the Nations was one of the nicest illustrated playing cards I talked about last year. The project is being fulfilled and April GS has decided to launch a special edition of this deck: Heroes of the Nation Luxury Edition.     In this “express” campaign that will last only 10 days, April GS offers the original deck, printed by the USPCC, inside a very special tuck case, created with matte black velvety…

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24 December
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HEROES OF THE NATION Playing Cards. Watercolor warriors from the four cardinal points

April is a Russian advertising agency that has decided to launch a new and amazing deck of cards: HEROES OF THE NATION. Inspired by a fantastic world, the deck depicts legendary warriors of four imaginary nations located in one each of the four cardinal points.     The illustrations have been handmade by the artist Oleg Shapkin in beautiful compositions made with watercolor pencils in which all details have been taken care of. The color combinations are sober but quite…

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02 July
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WICKED KINGDOM Deck. A fantasy world in beautifully illustrated cards

A magnificent work of professional illustration, a story full of details and richness and a passionate designer are the ingredients that will undoubtedly be one of the decks of the year: WICKED KINGDOM.     Wylie Beckert is not only a talented artist but an amazing graphic storyteller. In each card, she illustrates a character that is part of the dark but exciting world she has created in this deck. These beings show two different aspects of their personality, reflected but…

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06 March
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TELIAD Playing Cards. The fantasy world is now a reality

You will remember I announced two weeks ago the imminent release of the latest deck by Passione Playing Cards: TELIAD. The project was launched just a few days ago and it has been a success. With more than three weeks left, it is practically funded.     As I told you, the project offers an interesting interpretation of a fantasy world inhabited by humans, elves, orcs and dwarves. The deck not only shows a handful of nice illustrations but tells…