I had a little bit of money on my card the other night and came across this little Kickstarter when I was looking for a cheap little card game.
I’m not one for poker cards normally (mainly cause I suck at poker but also because I’ll risk it for a bios unit on a bad hand and loose my entire stake) but I couldn’t pass by these cards.
Wicked Kingdom is an art rich, 54 card poker deck, featuring dual-identity face cards with a narrative twist and obsessively detailed, hand-painted artwork throughout.
The artwork on the cards is gorgeous and unique, at least to me. A lot of love and time has gone into the art.
It’s always handy to have a deck of cards around the house, and if your looking for something unique you couldn’t go wrong with this deck.
Wicked Kingdom is more than just another deck of pretty pictures (although it has those too, in spades… Spades, get it?). Each face card has a personality, a backstory… and a hidden agenda. With every card, the plot thickens…
The artwork and backstories for each card are featured in the Wicked Kingdom art book, which backers of the Kickstarter can pledge for. The art book contains process write-ups, work-in-progress snapshots, and notes from the creation of the traditionally painted images.
The Wicked Kingdom Kickstarter has only about 24 hours left, so if you want a deck for yourself get over to the Kickstarter page Now!!!
You can also find Wylie Beckert work on her website
Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave