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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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2015 [week 14] – Upcoming Decks

  1. Slam Playing Card Deck [pre-order is active]
  2. Magic Singh Playing Cards [will be available in April 2015]
  3. NoMad Playing Cards [will be available in April 2015]
  4. Dia de los Muertos Second Edition Playing Cards [will be on Kickstarter in April-May 2015]

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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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Playing Cards and Games: Final Fantasy Playing Cards – 25th Anniversary

These playing cards were produced by Square Enix to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi – Final Fantasy. The franchise centers around a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games video game. The first game in the series was published in 1987. Now it includes motion pictures, anime, printed media, and other merchandise.

Final Fantasy is quite popular theme for playing cards – read about other playing card projects and artworks devoted to it: a) Blackjack Casino Playing Card Deck by Laura Wilson and Fangamer.net; b) Jack and Queen of Hearts by Lenka Vraždová.

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DeviantART: Zelda Poker Card Set by Nelde

This is Zelda Poker Playing Card Set designed by a Swiss artist, Nelde (nickname). He produced his first edition of the decks. But then Fangamer.net, a site devoted to joy of video games, helped to produce the set professionally due to involvement of the United States Playing Card Company into the printing process. The second edition of these decks was named The Cards of Legend. Red and Blue deck were printed.

The Legend of Zelda is the Nintendo’s action-adventure video game series. Game designers, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, created the first game in the series. It was released in 1986. The Legend of Zelda games feature a mixture of action, puzzles, adventure/battle gameplay, exploration, and questing.

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