This is a beautifully illustrated and designed Steampunk-styled playing card deck produced by BentCastle Workshops (Chris Pallace – illustrator and Ben Crenshaw – designer) for card players, gamers, magicians and fans of Jules Verne. BentCastle Workshops is the successful producer of Pippoglyph playing cards, Pegleg Pete’s Deck of Royal Rogues, Deck of the Living Dead.
Deck of the Extraordinary Voyages draws from a collection of works by Jules Verne known as Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Within the deck, each suit draws upon his worlds for its theme and imagery. Spades rule the ground and below, Hearts the skies, Diamonds the stars, and Clubs the oceans.
Deck of the Extraordinary Voyages: Tuck Cases
BentCastle Workshops traditionally print a 60 card deck. To the standard 52 plus two Jokers, they add four X cards, a double-backed card, and a blank. In this deck X cards are Emissaries: from the moon, the undersea kingdom, the skies, and subterranean kingdoms.
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Sketches of possible Jokers
Sketches of Court Cards
Details of the Blue Back
Sketches of X Cards