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17 June
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Magistrate Playing Cards. The deck is ready for judgment

Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially.

Socrates

Linked all his life to the Law since his student days, Jason Troiano has become a renowned Chief Magistrate in his community. However, his passion for magic and cards has pushed him to create his first deck: MAGISTRATE.

Jason’s interest in playing cards came 5 years ago when his 10-year-old daughter was impressed with a magic effect seen on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us show. The pre-adolescent’s ephemeral interest left her father, however, completely trapped in the card magic world. He didn’t stop investigating until, like so many others, he really wanted to see his own deck printed. That’s how, due to his profession, he decided to create a deck inspired by the legal theme.

 

 

Being a deck designed for players and magicians, the design keeps the traditional faces. Jokers show scales and the the ace of spades has been customized with an illustration of the Lady of Justice. Some slight aesthetic changes have also been made in indexes and pips, keeping them completely recognizable.

 

 

The back is made with judge’s mallets and scales in a symmetrical composition.

 

 

The tuck case uses the same design elements as the ace and the back. In addition to the blue color deck, a red edition is proposed as stretch goal.

 

 

The campaign also opens its arms to collectors since Jason decided to create a special deck with custom court cards: the Constitution edition. This edition will be limited and numbered with a special tuck case and can only be obtained as add-on or as a gift in certain tiers.

 

 

If the funding goal to print them with the USPCC is not achieved, it will be Shuffle Ink, a printing company based in Orlando, Florida, who will do it on high quality paper with linen finish.

The campaign is underway so you can 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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