The story of the Viking warriors is a story of strong and reckless men and women, eager to explore and conquer new territories. Those who died did so in the hope of being chosen by the god Odin and led by the Valkyries to Valhalla, where they would join many other dead heroes to prepare for Ragnarök, the great battle at the end of the world.
The back, decorated with black, white and green symbols, shows a symmetrical composition with four dragon heads, like those used on the front and back of Viking ships as a sign of strength, power and bravery. The dragons are also the main characters of both jokers.
The oversized aces are perfectly recognizable for games or magic effects, but have been fully customized with detailed patterns.
Odin, Freya, Thor, Idun,… the great gods and goddesses of Norse mythology are elegantly illustrated in the court cards, with their weapons and prepared for battle with poses that respect the traditional playing cards structure.
The numbered cards follow a classical scheme and their names are originally written in the opposite corners to the indexes.
The cards will have metallic inks in faces and back. The deck will be printed in two colors: blue and green, with the same designs and different backs and tucks. To satisfy the most demanding collectors, each deck will have three editions: standard, collectors and gilded.
The standard edition will use metallic inks on the tuck case.
The collectors edition will have a special tuck case created by Gambler’s Warehouse with embossing and three foils inside and outside: gold-blue-black for the blue version and silver-green-black for the green version. It will also be numbered with a print run of 2,500 decks of each.
The gilded edition will use the same box as the collectors one and will include a gilded deck in gold or silver (depending on the version) and a numbered seal limited to 300 units of each.
The cards will be printed by the USPCC with their air cushion finish and traditional Bicycle stock.
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