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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…

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20 February
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TELIAD Playing Cards. The “Passione” for Fantasy World inspired by Tolkien

Passione Playing Cards is synonymous with refined work and beautiful design. Born as a project with Italian artists, their decks have shown a major effort to excel in this increasingly complex world of playing cards.     A few months ago I showed you some exclusive pictures of the upcoming release of Passione: TELIAD. I have had the opportunity to talk to Riccardo Conturbia and he told me some details about the production of this new deck that will be soon on…

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15 August
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ROMANTIC Playing Cards. Woman-shaped beauty and fantasy

Take a set of ingredients: fantasy, color, feminine beauty and some eroticism doses. If we mix it all with beautiful illustrations and turn it into playing cards, the name of the deck will be ROMANTIC.     The Romantic deck is a melting pot of inspiration depicting designs from the world of fantasy, RPG and video games, erotic illustrations and pinups. Because of this heterogeneous concept, it is not easy to find a direct relationship between the name of the deck…

31 October
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Grimoire Series Part One decks. The colorful fantasy of magic creatures. Interview to Edgy Brothers

  After “Día de los Muertos”, one of the coolest campaigns this year with nothing less than four different decks, my good friends at Edgy Brothers launch a new creation: The Grimoire Series Part One. Taking advantage of their kindness, I made them some questions about this new project. This is what they said to me: Max Playing Cards – Hello my friends, welcome to Max Playing Cards, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to know more about you and…

20 September
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DRACONIAN Playing Cards. The last creation of Randy Butterfield is on fire

  There are talented artists, talented designers and also those who are able to carry their own style to everything they touch. The best example of this is Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company), Randy is a talented artist and designer really easy to be recognized in any of his creations. He has already designed a lot of popular playing cards well know by their bold and elegant style like the Ornate series, the Imperial decks or the very last LUXX cards….

07 June
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Kingdoms of a new World. Another opportunity to get these beauties

    Do you remember “Kingdoms of a New World” project by Nathanael Mortensen? Inspired by fantasy worlds, with a stunning artwork and three different decks, the story behind them was exciting. Well, the success was so great and so many people contacted the creator to ask for decks after the end of the campaign that Nathanael has decided to launch a second campaign to give more people the opportunity to get these nice pieces of art. During all this…

30 October
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Bicycle “Kingdoms of a New World” decks. Fantastic fantasy art

  This is not “just another deck” and the story behind it is not only a creation story, but a story about a dream and a friendship (and you know I love these stories). Nathanael Mortensen was a seven years child when he begun to create his own games to entertain his little sisters and he designed boards for boards games when he was 15. Two years ago, after his mother, a teen librarian, started a board game night at…

16 August
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A War of Kings. A “fantastic” deck of cards

    Andy Fisher is a mobile games artist and a comic books, Fantasy and Sci-Fi novels and video games fan. With all the previous stated, it is not rare he has designed an amazing fantasy deck: A War Of Kings. Each suit of this deck depicts a different set of characters: White Kights (diamonds), Dark Knights (spades), Fire Mages (hearts) and Barbarians (clubs). Andy has redesigned the full standard poker deck in a fantastic set of 52 cards full…