Thorns and Roses (Roses- Red Regular) Playing Cards, by Steve Minty, USPCC 2018, Non Gilded, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, Shakespearean Fool. Brand new, sealed

118.78 $


– Launched Apr 2018 on Kickstarter, a whooping 1,595 backers contributed $90,953, out of $25,000 goal, to bring this project to life
– Check out the YouTube review by Shuffle Up and Deal

– Available editions :
1. Thorns – Green Regular,
2. Roses – Red Regular,
3. Limited Edition Thorns – Green Gold Gilded (Waitlist)
4. Limited Edition Roses – Red Gold Gilded (Waitlist)

From the Kickstarter page:

“All that lives must die.

Inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, I sought to approach this deck based on the themes prevalent in his work: Life and Death. The themes of life and death are represented with the motif of Thorns and Roses. Thorns embodies the pain of loss and death found in these works, while the Roses the sweetness of love and life.

The decks feature four of Shakespeare’s best known works: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and King Lear. The Roses deck interprets these characters with an item of significance while the Thorns deck depicts their method of death (it’s a lot of deaths.)

Playing cards traditionally feature jesters as the jokers, so it made perfect sense to feature the Shakespearean Fool. This archetype plays a vital role in their stories and a vital role in these decks as well.

In addition to the standard decks, the Thorns and Roses Limited Edition decks will be available during this campaign. These limited edition decks feature double foiling on colored stock paper, a 1 inch diameter metal stamped seal, numbered sticker seal, and hand crafted edge gilding. While these decks will be more accessible, I will not be making much more than what will be pledged on kickstarter.

Product Details:
Cards Printed by the USPCC
Features 54 fully custom cards and 2 gaff cards
Custom foil seal
Gold foil and embossed tuck box

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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