The United Cardists 2018 decks have arrived on Kickstarter and the project has already met its funding goal. The playing card and cardistry forum releases a deck each year, and this year they’ve collaborated with Rick Davidson on the De Novo Deluxe Playing Cards. The deck design offers a unique blend of the classic and the futuristic.
There are two color schemes, the green Viridi and burnished gold Aurum. The suit symbols are simplified, streamlined illustrations of the familiar shapes. Viridi’s court cards feature full-color illustrations while Aurum’s feature metallic ink. Each suit of court cards depicts group members from the powerful factions of Davidson’s imagined future. Think a fully-fledged science fiction universe, but applied to playing cards. Davidson says on the Kickstarter page that the court card character designs are still a work in progress, so keep a close eye on the project for all the latest tweaks.
The Kickstarter project ends on March 19, so you have plenty of time to decide if you want in.