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Interview with Antique Playing Card Collector Kevan Seaney (The Congress Guy)

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Interview with Antique Playing Card Collector Kevan Seaney (The Congress Guy)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What should we consider as "rare" playing cards? What determines if a deck of playing cards is a "rare" deck? The term is often used quite flippantly and casually by collectors. For example, with a quick online search, it didn't take me long to find several lists of "most rare playing cards". Most of these lists simply have modern decks that fetch high prices or are hard to get hold of because of high demand.But are those the factors that make a deck rare, and are we even using the term correctly? What factors exactly determine...

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Interview with AZURED OX, the artist behind the Cotta's Almanac Reproduction decks

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Interview with AZURED OX, the artist behind the Cotta's Almanac Reproduction decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Cotta's Almanac Reproduction Decks and AZURED OX A deck of playing cards is really a portable portfolio consisting of 52 miniature works of art. And when it comes to these collections of art-pieces, few decks are better than transformation playing cards. These cleverly transform the pips on the cards into a larger single work of art. For example, a creative artist might transform the Hearts into faces, the Diamonds into hats, or the Clubs into leaves on a tree. Transformation decks exhibit a level of creativity and ingenuity like few others, because their creators need to be...

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Interview with Video Reviewer Magic Orthodoxy

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Interview with Video Reviewer Magic Orthodoxy

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Magic Orthodoxy? There are many contributors to the playing card industry. It begins of course with the designers, in whose minds the genesis of a custom deck begins. Then there are publishers like Art of Play and crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, that team up with the creators to actually produce a deck. Next are the printers like USPCC, that make the physical deck by putting actual ink on paper. In many cases there are also retailers that act as a "middle man", whether it be an online website or a physical brick-and-mortar store. Finally...

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Sherman Tsao? The playing card industry has exploded over the last decade, especially with constantly improving technology, and the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Software gives creative designers the ability to produce high quality custom decks on their own computers, to partner with printing companies that can produce these decks at a high quality and in large numbers, and to connect with consumers that will provide the financial backing and market to make it all worthwhile and possible.As a result of this, the playing card marketplace is thriving today like never before. Big-name...

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Interview with Collector, Creator & Consultant Max (Max Playing Cards)

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Interview with Collector, Creator & Consultant Max (Max Playing Cards)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Max Playing Cards? The playing card community is a large one. Besides the consumers, like collectors, cardists, magicians, and card gamers, there are creators, artists, and retailers. And there are whole communities where people share their passion for playing cards, and talk about their favourite decks.But how do we find out information about the latest and greatest decks to hit the market? You can follow all the newest projects on Kickstarter, or visit forums frequented by other collectors. But there are also dedicated writers that produce a stream of articles with reliable and helpful...

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