Browse by Tag - Far West

09 May

IRON HORSE Playing Cards. In your place, I would get them, stranger!

By 1885, Frank Hokey, and his band of outlaws, were poised to be remembered with the likes of Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and the Dalton Brothers… This is the beginning of a short story written by Ricky Cassford, who has been used by his friend Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) as the inspiration for his new deck: THE IRON HORSE. While keeping his personal designing style based on the engraving technique, Jody gives us this time his more mature…

09 June

Plugged Nickel Playing Cards. The skeleton cowboys strike back

  Do you remember the Plugged Nickel deck I talked about just a few days ago? I had the opportunity to test a prototype in order to help Matt Drake, the creator, to decide about the printer he wanted to use. Well, the Plugged Nickel Playing Cards have been released and it will be finally printed by the USPCC under Bicycle brand. The artist has redesigned many aspects of the deck and improved many things according many suggestions received. Matt…

19 May

Plugged Nickel deck review. The reborn of the skeleton cowboys

  Two months ago I was talking about a set of two Bicycle decks developed by VixenTor Games: Plugged Nickel. That campaign finished unfunded and the creator, Matt Drake, decided to take some time and change the way he was handling the project, improve the design and think about printing the decks in another company with less minimum quantity restrictions. Two months later, I have found in my mailbox a prototype of the new Plugged Nickel deck and I am…

02 March

Bicycle Plugged Nickel decks. Skeleton cowboys tied with barbed wire

  Matt Drake is the man behind VixenTor games. He is an illustrator and graphic designer and he has launched his very first playing cards project on Kickstarter: Bicycle Plugged Nickel decks. Matt has blended the Far West imagery with the death and other elements (skeletons, barbed wire, explosives, …) to make a set of weird and disturbing cards. There are two editions with different colors: the rusted tin deck and the wanted poster deck. The decks have been completely…