Just over two years ago, PlayingCardDecks.com celebrated their fourth anniversary with the release of the Runes deck. Now, thanks to the success of that first edition, they have just released BICYCLE RUNES v2.
This deck is inspired by the Elder Futhark, the oldest runic alphabet used by Germanic tribes between the 3rd and 8th centuries and the origin of the Alglo-Saxon and Scandinavian runic writing systems used until their extinction in the 11th century.
This second edition maintains the designs of the original with a structure and color change on both tuck case and back.
The artist Juniardi Satyanagara has played with the meaning of the runes to give each card meaning. Thus, the symbols of the aces spell out each of the suits.
The alphabet is composed of a total of 24 letters or runes that have been used in each of the 12 cards (numbered and court) repeating each one in two different suits (spades/hearts and clubs/diamonds).
Jokers show an octagram, a mystical symbol used for magical purposes in many civilizations. In addition, a double backer and an information card complete the set.
The back uses as a central element the so-called runic circle, an amulet with magical properties that protects and guides those who use it.
The cards have been printed by the USPCC on its classic paper and traditional cut in a limited print run of 2000 decks. The use of metallic inks in tuck and cards will enhance the designs.
In addition, to celebrate the launch, during this weekend the deck will have a 23% off in PlayingCardDecks.com. You can also find the stripper deck and the gilded edition. Take advantage to get some more decks of their extensive catalog.