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Preview: Blackjack Casino (Final Fantasy) Playing Cards by Laura Wilson and Fangamer.net

This Blackjack Casino Playing Card Deck is devoted to a role-playing video game (RPG), Final Fantasy VI.  The game was the sixth title in the Final Fantasy series. It is also known as Final Fantasy III for the US version. Final Fantasy VI was published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) platform in 1994. SNES is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was firstly released in 1990 in Japan. Later it was ported for other gaming platforms (for the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2011).

Final Fantasy VI was directed by Yoshinori Kitase and Hiroyuki Ito. And it was the first game in the series which didn’t involve its initial producer and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

The game’s story is focused on a rebel’s struggle against an imperial dictatorship. The Empire is the most advanced nation in this game. Its opponents are the Returners, a rebel organization trying to vanquish the Empire and free its territories.

These playing cards were designed by Laura Wilson especially for Fangamer.net, a site devoted to celebrating and encouraging the art of gaming. Each element of this deck is custom.

This deck isn’t the first one from Fangamer.net. Earlier they produced Zelda Poker Playing Card Set (The Cards of Legend) in cooperation with Nelde (nickname), an artist from Switzerland. The set, Red and Blue Decks, was devoted to the Zelda series of video games.

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Bēhance: Monster Hunter Playing Cards by Scott Howard

These playing cards are artworks created by a British artist, Scott Howard. They all are based on monsters from the Monster Hunter games.

Monster Hunter is a fantasy-themed action role-playing video game developed and initially published by Capcom for PlayStation 2 (a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment). North America got this game in 2004. The game demands from its player to be a hunter who must accomplish various quests by hunting out specific kinds of monsters to kill or capture. Completed quests help the player to achieve his glory in the fantasy world. The successful first part gave birth to the respective franchise. The game is very popular in Japan. All games from the series had a strong on-line component. But in 2007, Monster Hunter’s on-line servers outside Japan were closed down.

The Kings and the Queens in these artworks are quite similar. But the King of Diamonds is too similar to the Queen of Diamonds… or vice versa.

© Scott Howard 2014

Monster Hunter Playing Cards: Spades

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DeviantART: Jack & Queen of Hearts by Lenka Vraždová

Lenka Vraždová (fashion-jerk) combined Jack and Queen in one playing card. Locke & Celes from Final Fantasy VI are depicted on the card art. It was painted with watercolors.

Final Fantasy VI is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) platform in 1994. The game’s story takes place in a fantasy world with a high level of technology development. It focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship.

Final Fantasy VI features fourteen permanent playable characters. Locke Cole is a treasure hunter and rebel sympathizer with a powerful impulse to protect women. Celes Chere is a former general of the Empire (the most advanced nation in the game), who joined the Returners (a rebel organization seeking to overthrow the Empire and free its territories) after being jailed for questioning imperial practices.

Final Fantasy is quite popular theme for playing cards – read about real playing cards devoted to it: a) Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Playing Cards; b) Blackjack Casino Playing Card Deck by Laura Wilson and Fangamer.net.

© Lenka Vraždová (fashion-jerk) 2011

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Playing Card Art: American McGee’s Alice Playing Cards by InsidiousTweedle

American McGee’s Alice playing cards (project) designed by InsidiousTweedle.

American McGee’s Alice is a third-person action video game with psychological horror elements released for PC on October 6, 2000. The game was designed by American McGee, developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It is an unauthorised sequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice novels. The game features an older, more cynical and macabre incarnation of Alice.

The Jack of Diamonds + The Jack of Hearts (Tweedles)

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  1. See other playing cards dedicated to games (Category: “Playing Cards and Games”);
  2. See other playing card projects in the category “Playing Card Art” (Category: “Playing Card Art”).

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DeviantART: Sonic Playing Cards by Swish42

Sonic playing cards (project) designed by the American artist Swish42 (nickname). © Swish42

Sonic is the title character of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. This series of videogames is quite popular. There were numerous spin-off comics, four animated shows and an animation based on it. Sonic has become one of the world’s best-known video game characters.

[Swish42’s gallery on DeviantART]

The Ace of Spades – Tikal

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Bēhance: Platoon Playing Cards by Laura LoForese

Platoon playing cards were designed by the American artist Laura LoForese as fan project dedicated to the game “Ni No Kuni”. This game features a unique card game called Platoon that was created for an in-game casino. She made these playing cards for her friend. The cards feature many of the characters and creatures from the game. Laura is going to print them as a real deck of cards. © 2013 Laura LoForese

Joker – Wizard

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DeviantART: Playing Cards by Benjamin Arce

  • Nintendo Playing Cards by Benjamin Arce
  • Star Wars Playing Cards by Benjamin Arce

NINTENDO PLAYING CARDS

Playing cards based on characters form Nintendo’s games and designed by the American artist Benjamin Arce (benarce).

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company and one of the world’s largest video game companies. Originally it was founded as a card company in late 1889.

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong

These characters are from the Donkey Kong series of arcade games developed by Nintendo. The first arcade game was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and released in 1981.

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