VARIUS Playing cards (one of each)
VARIUS Playing cards (one of each)
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There are three decks in this bundle (one of each):
- VARIUS Purple Limited (foil on the cards)
- VARIUS Teal Limited (foil on the cards)
- VARIUS Classic
- 100% custom decks featuring semi-classic court cards
- Printed by Cartamundi in Belgium on premium True Linen B9 Slimline stock
- Edition of 1000 decks in each color
- Limited editions (Teal & Purple) will never be reprinted with foil on the cards
- Cold foil and interior printing for tuck boxes
- Two Jokers and two double backers for Limited Editions (Teal & Purple)
- Four Jokers for the Classic Edition
- Custom pips and a classic layout for number cards
- Funded on Kickstarter, designed and produced by Montenzi
- Get a free half-brick box when you purchase a total of six decks from any Varius edition (Purple/Teal/Classic).
Limited Editions have identical court cards, but each deck has a distinct back design and box. In contrast, the courts in the Classic Edition differ slightly, as they do not feature foil. All decks are printed by Cartamundi in Belgium, ensuring the highest quality.
Pattern designs are the heritage of different cultures. Whether it's Moroccan tiles, Roman tiles, Asian windows, or Victorian Age textiles and wallpapers, patterns evoke significant memories of a specific time, space, and the legacy of a place.
The pattern of the Purple Limited deck evokes memories of the medieval royal court. Nodes intertwining with graceful swirls, enhanced by the combination of purple and silver foils, add a touch of regal elegance. However, upon close inspection, the pattern reveals a repeated symmetrical flowery coat of arms. When observed from a distance, one will notice that the lines are misaligned, creating a sense of oddity. The effect is a borderless back design with hints of an optical illusion, visible from near to far.
The Teal Limited edition features smoother linework inspired by Oriental tiles and stained glass. The color teal signifies water droplets creating ripples on the smooth surface of a pond, while the silver represents the shimmer of the merging ripples. With enough imagination, one can see the back design of the Teal edition as a scene of a gentle afternoon rain shower on a serene pond nestled in the heart of a forest. The foil only makes this daydream easier.
In recent years, floor tiles from Roman Empire villas have been unearthed throughout the UK and Europe. Underneath the dense soil, the tile floors are remarkably well-preserved. These have become archeological spectacles that enable researchers to learn more about history. The design of the Classic Edition is left without any foil and features a weathered greenish-grey color, symbolizing the rediscovery of long-forgotten designs that hold significant historical value. The weathering effect enhances the intent of discovery and exploration.
Following the tradition of my creations, I use simple lines to sketch the characters. With a subtle variation of thick and thin strokes, they come to life with more personality. The clothing is not shabby, and the use of blocky color patches and gradients gives the traditional courts a classy and contemporary appearance. Although the courts maintain a traditional frame, each character has an item, a weapon, or a sleeve that extends beyond the borders. After all, margins are made for trespassing, aren't they?
Number cards and Aces
Limited editions AoS:
Classic Edition Aces:
Classic Edition number cards: