Just a short update. Progress is going well on the designs, if not slowed up a little by the more serious matter of seeing them produced. Being outside the US makes things more difficult as it’s not economically viable to have a few thousand decks shipped to my comfy abode for distribution – back to the States. It also makes the option of Kickstarter more difficult, not being a US citizen.
So a few hoops to jump through there, but I’m determined to produce a premium quality deck I can for card collectors and players at a realistic price. The people at USPCC have been fantastic so far, willing to help and open to ideas. There are a few plans in the printing I’m very excited about.
The interest in the Facebook page has been great and I’m currently working on a promotional video which I’ll link to from there.
In the research I’ve found useful information. There’s a great site by Paul Bostock called Plain Backs, which has good examples of the English pattern. The International Playing Card Society has a good section on the history of cards. And the World of Playing Cards also has an excellent resource.
As an extra, here is the latest concept – the Queen of Clubs