Bicycle Comic Playing Cards from Home Run Games – 2014 (Including some USPCC History)

I originally purchased these decks on eBay from PlayingCardDecks.com in October 2019, net price of $12.63 each. It was a great price, and these are fantastic cards -- just super fun. I've never gotten into collecting comic books (except for a brief phase of obsessing about Groo the Wanderer) but I enjoy those comics that … Continue reading Bicycle Comic Playing Cards from Home Run Games – 2014 (Including some USPCC History)

Dausos the Full House of Gods (The Pantheon of Baltic Gods) — Tautvydas Kaltenis

Every card in this deck is gorgeous. But, before I get into that, I'm going to share my greatest annoyance: the backs of these decks are exactly the same, but the courts are different. While this is designed to make playing games that require two decks more entertaining, it means that I can completely lose … Continue reading Dausos the Full House of Gods (The Pantheon of Baltic Gods) — Tautvydas Kaltenis

Infinite Rule Luxury Playing Cards — Oaktown Supply

I back 3-4 Kickstarter campaigns a month. December was a heavy one at six projects, including Queen Bee (that I wanted to buy more of than I did), Neo Tokyo that just looks awesome (I probably should have bought more, but dark mode cards aren't my favorite), Blue Jay (that I also wanted more of), … Continue reading Infinite Rule Luxury Playing Cards — Oaktown Supply

Pocono Modern, The Retro Deck, a Tale of Two Kickstarters

Before I tell you how much I love these cards, let's take a trip back in time. Way back in 2014 and 2015, when I was just starting to look at custom playing card decks, there was already a thriving market. Enter the first Pocono Modern Kickstarter. The goal was a lofty $20,000, and it … Continue reading Pocono Modern, The Retro Deck, a Tale of Two Kickstarters

Colliding Crowns Imps and Monsters Fantasy Playing Cards by Justin Hillgrove (2019)

Selling a couple extra on eBay. One of the things I love about custom playing cards on Kickstarter is that they're a great way for artists to build that community of 100 or 1,000 or 10,000 fans, and to capitalize on their work, often in a very DIY way. Now, I suspect that the more … Continue reading Colliding Crowns Imps and Monsters Fantasy Playing Cards by Justin Hillgrove (2019)

Alice in Wonderland by Sasha Dounaevski & PlayingCardDecks.com

Let's get this out of the way: there are a lot of Alice in Wonderland playing cards on the market. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one for kids. Or Wasteland Alice from 2018. Or more traditional Alice from ASVP in 2020. Or Albino Dragon's White Rabbit from 2018. Or even the Wonderland … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland by Sasha Dounaevski & PlayingCardDecks.com

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Theory 11.

I'm not the world's biggest Jimmy Fallon fan, but give me a little Fallon / Timberlake on SNL and I'm probably laughing a lot. Give me The Tonight Dough and I’m probably eating more than I should. (Each serving is just 400 delicious calories!) Anyway, despite the fact that Jimmy Fallon playing cards were not … Continue reading The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Theory 11.

Modern Idols Playing Cards – 4 Decks on a Theme from Thirdway Industries

TL;DR: modern, funky neon cards will keep you guessing and make you smile. At the start of this year, pre-COVID-19, my wife and I were doing a meditation based stress reduction class. Part of the class was meditation, part was yoga. Yoga? I thought. Why yoga? My only prior experience with yoga was a single … Continue reading Modern Idols Playing Cards – 4 Decks on a Theme from Thirdway Industries

5th Kingdom Semi-Transformation Playing Cards

TL;DR: beautiful deck, very unique, playable, interesting campaign. Check out Maria Fedoseeva. With 22 projects created and funded on Kickstarter and a whole business dedicated to beautiful playing cards, Will Roya has probably forgotten more about cards than I’ve ever known (for example, what’s a semi-transformation deck?). I’ve purchased quite a few cards from PlayingCardDecks.com … Continue reading 5th Kingdom Semi-Transformation Playing Cards

Instant Noodle Playing Cards from BaoBao Restaurant

A lot of the decks I see are pretty serious. They're gods or devils or The Crusades. But these Instant Noodle Playing Cards are just pure fun. The original campaign raised about $55,000, which is amazing. There is a BaoBao Restaurant listed in Montreal, but I'm not super clear if it's the same one that's … Continue reading Instant Noodle Playing Cards from BaoBao Restaurant