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Darkfall Playing Cards

In the presence of the dark, there are those who find the city to be a wonderland of opportunity. To street artists, this urban playground is their canvas, the streets are the escape routes and the veil of night is their protection.

Designed by Jason Brumbalow & Illustrated Abraham Garcia, the Darkfall Playing Cards are a respectful nod to the street artists who charge into the darkness to imprint their brand on the city. Darkfall is a fully custom-designed deck of high-quality playing cards infused with the modern street art spirit, and masterfully crafted exclusively at the US Playing Card Company, for a premium finish and highly-durable casino quality stock.

A pulsing infusion of symbology, style and unforgiving passion, Darkfall was created for those who laugh in the face of uncertainty in order to carve their mark onto the world.

I will have to be honest. I have bought tons of different decks because I liked the looks and they ended up in my drawer not being used. After seeing the Darkfall Deck, that may change.

First off is the box. It has a textured finish and adds a touch of class to the deck. With the deck are included two extra cards. A white faced Ace of Spades and an extra three of hearts with a Q added to make it a prediction card for the Queen of Hearts. The cards handle very well for flourishes, cuts and even the faro shuffle. They have a "slipstream" finish which to me feels like it might give you a little more traction on card handling.

Both the front and back of all of the cards are black with silver printing. The backs have two triangles with a crow in each. The setup of the pips have a different look being more symmetrical and filling the card face more efficiently. It helps to give a more mysterious look to the cards. The design on the two jokers shows a gas mask with one wearing a crown and the other sporting the Murphy's M. The pips have all been redesigned and the silver on black look of the face cards will definitely draw attention to your routines.

The Darkfall deck was designed with the street magician in mind but they should work for pretty much anyone. If you do story telling or bizarre magic the deck will add to your impact. And the gas masks give a huge opportunity for story telling, especially in the big city. Fancy cuts and flourishes will be enhanced by the look of the deck.

Conclusion: A stunningly attractive deck of exceptionally high quality. This might appeal more to the younger crowd but should be effective in any competent worker’s hands.
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