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15 October
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ROME Playing Cards. Hail, Emperor! those who are about to collect salute you!

My good friend Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) has finally launched the cards in which he has been working during the whole year: ROME Caesar and Antony.

ROME is inspired by ancient Rome. and focused on the periods of its first and second triumvirate highlighting two of their most famous protagonists: Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. You can read more about the inspiration of the deck in a previous article I posted in exclusive some months ago.

These characters are represented in their own deck with a different tuck case. Caesar’s tuck has a red textured background with a fabulous overprinted imperial eagle, symbol of the Roman legions, embossed and gold foiled. Antony’s tuck shows a majestic lion’s head on a blue textured background. Decoration details and Latin quotes complete these boxes with a simple design and a great visual impact.

 

 

Card faces have that unmistakable style by Randy, with beautiful illustrations and accurate details. Each card is designed with cleverly combined elements. The portraits from ancient statues, the patterns used in the central banners, the laurel wreath dividing the mirrored figures, a map in the background with hidden clues about characters and numbered cards and a full customization of all elements.

 

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The court cards show influential people from the Roman society of the time, from Cicero to Augustus, including, of course, a Cleopatra re-interpreted by the artist from the numerous representations of the Egyptian queen.

The pips in the numbered cards arranged as soldiers, the aces related to the Roman legions and two jokers with statues of Caesar and Augustus complete these magnificent decks that will be printed by Legends with their classic finish.

 

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Card backs have been illustrated with the personal interpretation by the artist of two classic paintings: “The Death of Julius Caesar” by Vincenzo Camuccini and “Cleopatra Captured by Roman Soldiers after the Death of Mark Antony” by Bernard Duvivier).

 

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In addition to the cards, Randy has created for this occasion numbered toga sleeves to cover the sets of decks in certain pledge levels. Furthermore, he is offering a collection box in red methacrylate with a hole for a nice commemorative coin.

 

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A fabulous campaign that you will enjoy for sure. Visit the project website and raise your pledge.

Good luck!

About the Author

I'm Max, a collector and passionate about playing cards. Since 2012 I try to spread this passion to everyone who goes through Max Playing Cards. In my articles I do not just talk about cards, as I try to look for the stories and the human beings behind them.

I would like to complete my collection of Bicycle decks some day, but now I know that is impossible ...

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