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12 August

AESIR FOIL TUCK Playing cards. Viking mythology in the most luxurious tuck cases

Since Doug Frye launched the very first Aesir deck in 2014, hundreds of card fans have been able to enjoy this world inspired by Viking mythology and its prophecy about the end of the world. Several editions have been created after that but Doug wanted to create something very special so he has launched his new campaign: AESIR FOIL TUCK. For this project, three luxury tuck cases in blue, red and black have been created. To make them more unique…

28 March

ÆSIRr GOLD Playing Cards. Finally all the gods and goddesses in a deck

  Doug Frye created Aesir, a deck inspired  inspired by a Viking prophecy that predicted the doomsday by the end of February 2014. As the prophecy was not fulfilled, Doug could distribute his decks to everyone and card fans could enjoy his artwork. Although the original deck had a blue back, Doug created a second deck with red back where the queen of hearts, Nanna,  was replaced by Freya and Thor changed his hair color Thor following a controversy between those who thought the hair…

08 April

Viking decks. Playing Cards for strong conquerors

  After his successful project Gentlemen 52, Scott King completely changes the previous style and gives us a set of very strong playing cards: the Viking decks. The designs of these cards are inspired by the stories of Viking epic struggle, their symbols, their strength. Hand made illustrations convey that force to each and every one of the cards where everything, from pips to court cards, has been completely redesigned. Decks will be printed by USPCC.     The project,…

25 March

Bicycle Æsir red deck. Red back, red hair

  I was talking some weeks ago about the Æsir deck, inspired by a Viking prophecy that predicted the doomsday by the end of February.     Fortunately, the prophecy was not fulfilled, and the campaign was funding. The funding goal allowed Doug, the creator, to print it as a Bicycle branded deck. But there wasn’t funding enough for the second deck (the red backed one) so he has launched the second campaign: Bicycle Æsir Red deck.     The…

30 January

Æsir deck. The doomsday cards according to Norse mythology

According to the Viking prophecy, on February 22, 2014 the wolf Fenrir will try to devour Odin, the great god of the Æsir, the pantheon of Norse gods. The launch of the Æsir deck takes advantage of such a terrible omen and its funding period ends exactly the day after the doomsday. The court cards show a selection of characters of the Norse mythology being the main one the god Odin, who exchanged an eye to be able to drink from…