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What can move the sun across the sky & raise the dead? Ancient scarab beetles?! This series harnesses beauty, power, & a hint of magic.
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Scarab beetles possess mysterious powers that allow them to magically cross between the realms of the living and the dead to transport immortal souls. This duality is reflected in our two decks—Red Scarab and Blue Scarab—as each deck reveals how ancient Egyptian royals fair on either side of death. 

Our Red Scarab deck shows well-stylized designs of royalty living and ruling their earthly kingdoms. Their human life is signified by red accents—representing the blood of life—against monochromatic color schemes with hints of gold signifying royal status. All Red Scarab cards are set against a white background, representing the sacredness of life on earth.

Our Blue Scarab deck lifts the veil of death, exposing highly rendered details of the Egyptian rulers manifesting on the other side. The noble spirits illuminate the darkness, allowing the light to reflect off their gold adornments to reveal stunning hand-drawn details of these divine beings. Hints of iridescent blue highlighting their jewelry symbolize the heavens and bestow the power of rebirth upon ancient Egypt’s most prestigious souls. All Blue Scarab cards are set against a stark black background, denoting the unknown and darkness of the afterlife.

From building colossal pyramids to sculpting masterpiece sphinxes, ancient Egyptians were masters at executing the inconceivable, thanks to their extreme attention to detail. To honor their meticulous methods, the artwork of each Scarab deck pays homage to ancient Egypt’s style and class. The incredible details of our Blue Scarab deck highlight the essence of life beyond the grave with shading and highlights that magnify the immortality of these royal beauties. The artwork of our Red Scarab deck reigns true to the artwork of ancient Egyptian times. Created with well-defined lines and distinct contrast, this deck resembles artwork that could only be created by earthly hands.

Both decks feature highly stylized mirrored designs of a scarab beetle moving a beaming sun across an infinite horizon. Two interlacing elliptical-shaped borders enclose the design, each representing a spirit’s path through either life or death. Passageways between the realms lie where the borders intersect; however, souls can only crossover if transported by the omniscient scarab.

Bring ancient Egypt’s royals to your next card game…after all, who’s better off in your hand than the most majestic rulers in history? Bring the forces from beyond with the help of the Scarab decks to ensure that your game will be victorious.

Open these beautifully crafted tuck boxes to unleash the power of the Scarab into your next hand! An image of the blue-winged Scarab carrying a sun sits in the lower right corner of this tuck box’s front. With all of the power this scarab is packing, we couldn’t justify tarnishing this box with anything less than perfect.

Like our other tuck box, the Red Scarab features the same exterior design but showcases a red scarab beetle in the lower right-hand corner. Set against a stark black background, this Scarab is prepared to shine light and luck as soon as you open the box to release the power from within!

 Combine The Decks

Much like the yin and the yang, one deck could not exist without the other. Together both Red and Blue Scarab decks complete each other, signifying the cycle of life and infusing immortality in your house of cards.

Ancient Egyptian royalty held the highest standards for manmade works of art, which is why these suits were designed to fit the high-class tastes of nobility. A delicate border of gold-stylized designs accents the suit’s natural shape, while intricate gold designs with mirrored images decorate each suit’s interior. The subtle gold accents deliver a tasteful presentation that fits with the expectations and principles of these ancient beings.

Risks and challenges

We have been in contact with The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), and we do not foresee any problems with printing the cards. The Bicycle® pre-production team approved our designs. We have a history of working with the USPCC on other decks and are very familiar with the process.

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    Have you ever wanted to transform into a ancient Egyptian royal? Well now you can! Not only will we illustrate you in the same style as the current court cards, but you will receive three of EVERY deck from this project. The illustration of you will be put on one of the extra ad cards that goes into EVERY deck printed for this series! PLUS FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

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