That one was one of the better tucks and backs recently. It was just too similar to their other ones that I have, but still a nice deck! The jokers had a nice classic yet modern look as well and I liked the custom pips even if they were a bit busy. The colored design elements that ran to the edge makes them a tell for actual game play, but clearly it's a collectors deck so doesn't impact much. Cheers!
This is where I realized all these years that there was something more to cards. This was a kickstarter project and I had no idea where the heck it came from. All I knew was that I could not fan the deck and wrote it off on the card club. I had no idea what I had and at 40.00 a deck it was a real buy. It was all an honest mistake and several members told me, this is a deck to look at from an Artist named Lotrek Oath. I eagerly await his newest, the deck without ink. I have six of those coming in. It is a concept I never heard of. Lotrek and his work is amazing. On the card club I actually wrote, does anyone know where I got these cards from. That is a riot.
FYI - Lotrek is fairly active on this forum, but as you will see here is currently battling pneumonia.
Prior to renaming his company Oath Playing Cards, it was Half Moon. That was about the time I started slowing my collection purchases, the ones you posted are ones I regret not getting before they are some of the better ones he's done for sure.
I've become a huge Lotrek fan as well and I picked up 4 of the Golden Oath decks myself. My only regret is not having been on UC sooner to be a part of the Icons Imperial decks he's released. I'm having to pick them up on eBay now for way more than what most people paid.
Cardshark wrote:I must open up which is something I just started to do. It seems I like decks better than cards. I like the design.
You are not alone, there's a few of us in that boat with you. As others would call me here, I'm basically a "tuck collector". I almost never open up decks, and even though I want them to be nice inside, I mainly buy them for the appearance of the tuck.
The "Run" decks came in three types, the top end was called "Run Bankroll", and hard to find. I don't remember specifics, but I think Jason / Murphy's had those in a sort of Private Reserve type issue? I believe originally it sold for $100? Not certain.
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Hellions. If anyone can explain what the Hellion this was all about, I would greatly appreciate it. Was it marketing at its best or marketing at its worst. Kardify put a notice out how to obtain. One had to order a complete different style of cards and then type a code in. By doing so it marked down the price by 270.00 dollars and switched the deck to these. The infamous deck that one needed a decoder ring to purchase. If anyone know why I would appreciate an explanation.