Late 2018, I talked about the Invasion deck, created by Dmitrii Lebedev with his son Nikita, an experienced cardist. The campaign was succesfully funded but unfortunately they couldn’t unlock the second edition that has just been released: INVASION BLOOD.
The inspiration for the design comes from an imaginary UFO sighting, lived by the creators themselves, in which they found a card containing the information necessary to recreate in a deck the identities of the alien races that seek to conquer our planet.
These four races, Peekians, Boobians, Threphians, and Zervians, are depicted in the court cards of the four suits. Alien Kings, queens and soldiers show their less friendly face, the face of the invader, in flat color compositions with simple lines but quite detailed. With the same base illustrations as the original blue deck, there is a color variation with more red accents and a bolder final effect.
The numbered cards are especially original, with very futuristic layout and design. The aces are large and the back shows a nice composition in red.
The tuck case, also in red tones, will be embossed and foiled, as well as an interior printing full of interstellar secrets.
The deck will be printed by Expert Playing Cards Company. and a special engraved walnut collector box with both editions is also available and limited to 144 units.
If you like it, visit the project website and raise your pledge.