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12 December
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THE GUARD Playing Cards. A classic design with an exclusive secret

A few weeks ago I told you about the present and future releases by Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com). Will has recently (and successfully) launched his new decks: THE GUARD. Designed by the Polish illustrator Artur Rajch, the faces have a traditional appearance in the numbered cards and in the decoration but show at the same time a more contemporary look on the facial expression of the court cards.     That classic inspiration is also present in the backs, full of ornaments…

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10 December
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INNSMOUTH, THE LOST GAMES. Playing Cards rescued from the imaginary world of Lovecraft

More than four years ago I talked about the Bicycle Cthulhu deck, a deck created by a Spanish group of fans of Lovecraft that decided to found the Cthulhu project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of the writer creating products based on the author and his myths. Since then, the Cthulhu project has not stopped working on new ideas based on the fantastic stories by the mythical writer, especially in board and cards games. Although the very first deck could not be funded,…

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27 November
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ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards. Beautiful illustrations buried in the sands of the desert

There are recurring themes of inspiration in the playing cards design. Ancient Civilizations have always attracted designers and, among all, Egyptian Culture is perhaps one of the most popular. After their success with the “Heroes of a Nation” decks, April GS launch their new creation: ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards.     Designed by Konstantin Sheyco and illustrated by Alina Vagapoga, Ancient Egypt deck is almost a graphic encyclopedia of the mythical deities worshiped in the old Egypt culture and religion. Amazing illustrations…

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25 November
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ELEPHANT Playing Cards Relaunch. The new king in this jungle of decks

After trying it a few months ago, Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) has made interesting changes and  relaunched the ELEPHANT Playing Cards In collaboration with Anomaly World Studios, these decks are a bet to create their own brand, their own image, with completely new (hand drawn) designs that combine traditional patterns and creative illustrations that blend elegance and functionality in equal parts. Thus, it is a clean and elegant deck of traditional structure, where aces, court cards and backs have been fully created from scratch.     For…

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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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23 November
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New projects and a great Black Friday by PLAYINGCARDDECKS.COM

PlayingCardsDecks.com is revealing as one of the promising company that bets on card design. In a tireless activity that combines work with designers from around the world to create different and creative cards and a wide range of decks in his online store, Will Roya is getting a place in this hard playing cards creation world. I have written before about some of their productions like Chicken or Alice in Wonderland, and after chatting with Will, he has revealed to me some of…

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20 November
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LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT Playing Cards. The divine and the earthly in three fantastic decks

The Egyptian Empire and its rich mythology have been the inspiration for all kinds of artistic expressions, including, of course, the playing cards. After the successful campaign with the Star Kings decks, SVI GROUP offers us their new creation: LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT. This creative group looks for a nice combination of interesting designs for collectible decks and a European quality production. Thus, for this campaign, they have created three different decks that are inspired by real and mythological…

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17 November
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BICYCLE MARBLE Deck by Max. The LAST one of the RIDER BACK Texture Series

In 2014 the Texture Series was born to offer those playing cards fans the nicest Bicycle Rider Back decks ever. Now, the Rider Back Texture Series is about to die. The very last of the RIDER BACK Texture Series Playing Cards has been launched: THE MARBLE DECK. Combining the most popular back, used by players, magicians and fans from around the world, and the most beautiful and realistic textures, the original Metal Deck, the Wood Deck and the Blue Metal deck…

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08 November
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AMBASSADORS Playing Cards by Lotrek. Luxury available to everyone

The number of decks created by Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards) is difficult to know. His desire to bring his fans a perfect blend of creative beauty and meticulous craftsmanship has led him down narrow paths in which he has had to overcome many obstacles. After a few complicated months, his most luxurious creations are already reaching the hands of his most fortunate followers. Now he is launching a campaign to make his art arrive to many more places: AMBASSADORS. The two…

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07 November
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2 Playing Cards. The most beautiful and dangerous vampires of the 19th century

  Mixing the beautiful and the mysterious, almost terrifying, is something that Kirk Slater (52Ravens) knows how to do with mastery. After “The Coven” and “Sisterhood of Blood“, Kirk has released the second part of his most recent work: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2. Sisterhood of Blood is not just a deck, but a visual representation of a story starring a group of bloodthirsty women. Kirk not only created the first deck but also the first volume of a book (which…