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In fact, I love them so much I will be ordering the uncut sheet soon, which includes another deck! (Which I'm absolutely chuffed about) so I will have some beautiful wall art and also a beautiful new deck!
All in all, this is probably my favourite deck of cards ever, which have beautiful design and handle fantastically.
A MUST BUY!
The box is gorgeous, with its black-on-black raised design, and a gold glyph I keep staring at, trying to read. Even the "tax stamp" is beautiful, and after cutting it, I stuck it back together and saved it.
Then the cards: silken to the touch, each one an individual piece of art. Each one a story to tell yourself as you look over them. I'm not certain you could play with this deck... I, at least, would be far too distracted by the imagery.
Almost immediately upon shuffling the deck, some of my cards became dirty and scratched from the surface I used. And you know what? I'm fine with that. Because they are cards, and meant to be handled.
Anyway: I have a lovely, uncut sheet that is waiting for a frame, and will soon be on my wall.
If you love cards, trust me, order a pack. Use them. Stare at them. Whatever you want. Because they are definitely worth the cost.
I wonder if I can get them by the case?
If you see a deck similar to this but with gilded edges, say on Ebay or elsewhere, that is the deck sold directly by Stranger and Stranger in a commemorative box for two hundred dollars. This is exactly the same deck, without the commemorative box set, and without gilded edges. It's the same artwork and same cards.
What am I going to do with cards I can't play with? Well, I'm planning to cut my own mat and construct my own gilded frame to display them. I did not purchase the uncut sheet which probably would have been easier to mat and frame, but I feel each card is interesting enough to mat individually. Hopefully pictures to follow soon.
I think we need to start spending more time apart. Every time I look at you, my mind wanders over your many
various features and I lose track of what I am supposed to be doing. You have a power over me and I need to
begin to figure out how to resist your visual temptations. Every part of you has an incredible story to tell. Did I make a
mistake bringing you into my life? Sorry but I will just have to leave you hanging.
FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!
But seriously, I really enjoy taking pictures of cards and things like that. This deck is perfect for artsy things. There's just so much you can do with it.
And as for magic.. Well, I don't want to ruin the deck so I'm not even going to take the chance, but they handle well. Great deck of cards.