Since I started making playing cards, I spent time making lists of possible deck ideas. The King Arthur Legend always made the list. I have been inspired by this legend since I was a child and now I am excited to share this deck with you.
The Arthur Legend is full of rich characters and a wide range of lore. All this history makes it an ideal foundation for a playing card deck. Kings, Knights, Queens, Love, Betrayal, and Brotherhood are just a few of the themes that play out in this beloved story.
When I decided to capture the story of the Arthur Legend, I then picked an art style that has been attractive to me for years. The art for this deck is a reflection of the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is a beautiful hand drawn and written illuminated manuscript that tells the story of the four Gospels of the Bible. This book was written around the same time as the origins of the King Arthur story. This legend and art style are a perfect compliment to each other.
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Excalibur Edition details
Premium grade soft touch crimson red paper with gold foil design of Excalibur seated in the magical anvil. Once the box is opened the legendary sword Excalibur is pulled from the anvil.
The playing cards will be printed by the Expert Playing Card Company.
Excalibur Edition court card examples:
Excalibur Edition Index Cards
Excalibur Edition Back Design & Ace of Spades
The Camelot Edition is one of the most interesting and unique editions of playing cards I have done. It is a limited run of only 1000 decks. A simple, crimson red, soft touch tuck case with the word "Arthurian" across the front, is housed inside a custom made book style box that is covered in simulated leather and has gold foil on the interior to simulate the gilding of an ancient book. The bookcase also features the word "Arthurian" in gold foil along the spine. Each Camelot Edition comes sealed and individually numbered. All of the artwork for the Camelot Edition is unique and different than the Excalibur Edition making this deck a true collector's item.
Camelot Edition Back Design
Below you will see an example of some of the artistic differences in the court cards between the Excalibur Edition and the Camelot Edition. In the Camelot Edition, each suit will have its own unique suite Celtic knot border. Other notable differences will be much more elaborate aces (yet to be revealed) and a unique dyptich joker (also yet to be revealed).
Camelot Edition Dyptich Jokers
Camelot Edition Court Cards
Camelot Edition Court Cards
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I am happy to announce that I will be teaming up with Gambler's Warehouse to accomplish fulfillment.
All images and finishing options are only conceptual. While I do not foresee any of the designs or finishing options changing please be aware that the final product may very slightly from the what is seen and stated above. If any changes are made you will be made aware of these changes. Thank you for your support.
Risks and challenges
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