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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWho is Kellar O'Neil?Arguably the single most prestigious award in the playing card community is 52 Plus Joker's Diamond Award. So what better way to introduce Kellar O'Neil than by noting that two of his decks have been nominated for the Diamond Award for Deck of the Year.In 2020 he created Charmers Playing Cards in collaboration with Lotrek, one of the very top playing card designers in the world, and that deck went on to be nominated for the Diamond Award. Then in the past year he created his Marvelous Hummingbird Feathers Playing Cards in collaboration with...

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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLorenzo Gaggiotti, better known to most of us as Stockholm17, is a rock-star in the world of modern playing cards. As evidence, you only need to consider the most recent Diamond Awards hosted by 52 Plus Joker in early October. He took out the number one spot in two elite categories: 2022 Deck of the Year Award, and 2022 Artist of the Year Award.His highly praised "Eye of the Ocean Playing Cards" project is what earned him the coveted award for this year's Deck of the Year. And it was the accumulated designs he contributed to the...

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10 Top Playing Card Designers

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10 Top Playing Card Designers

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame To help celebrate the 5th anniversary of PlayingCardDecks, I'm writing a few articles with Top 10 lists. This time around, let's take a look at ten top playing card designers.I should explain what I mean by a "Top 10 list", so that this doesn't cause anyone to shoot flames across the internet in my direction. I'm not suggesting that this list represents the absolute best ten. It's hard to narrow down a strong field down to just ten names, and it is not my intention to suggest that any name not included isn't as good as...

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25 Things to Love About PlayingCardDecks.com: A Fifth Anniversary Appreciation Post

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25 Things to Love About PlayingCardDecks.com: A Fifth Anniversary Appreciation Post

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSo PlayingCardDecks.com is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The official date is 20 April 2022, which marks the exact day five years ago when the very first sale was completed back in 2017. The site is run by Will Roya, who left a career as a professional magician in order to dedicate himself to going into business as an online playing card retailer. This article is intended as a celebration of sorts, about why PlayingCardDecks (or PCD for short) continues to be my favourite playing card retailer, and about the many things it has brought to us over...

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10 Top Decks Produced by PlayingCardDecks

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10 Top Decks Produced by PlayingCardDecks

 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame I'm writing a number of Top 10 lists to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of PlayingCardDecks, so of course I also had to do a list about the custom decks that Will Roya has produced under his own label. PlayingCardDecks (PCD) has only been around for 5 years, but already within his first year of starting his business, Will was working on projects to produce his own custom decks. In the context of where PCD was at, this was quite an undertaking. It already requires a huge amount of effort to start up an online business...

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