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THE 2019 NATIONAL PLAYING CARD COLLECTION DECK

October 17 is National Playing Card Collection Day (NPCCD)! For the last few years running, award-winning designer Alex Chin has been creating a spectacular deck to mark the occasion, and 2019 is no exception. The NPCCD decks are also a fund-raiser in support of his free playing card database Portfolio52.com.

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What makes it special:

The 2019 NPCCD deck is inspired by the beauty of Morocco. The two aspects of Moroccan culture that Alex wants to bring into his latest effort are its mesmerizing architecture and labyrinth-esq marketplaces.

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Given Alex's remarkable record for innovation in tuck box design, it won't come as a surprise that the tuck box is again a star performer. It will consist of outer and inner boxes, with the outside box consisting of premium pearlescent stock with gold and silver intaglio engravings for a luxurious look. The back of the box has a small keyhole pattern that enables you to peek at what is inside, and this is either in a "locked" or "unlocked" position, depending on how the inner box is positioned. "Unlocking" the deck reveals the gate, which you'll find on the inner box.

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As for the artwork on the cards themselves, these utilize indices on all four corners, to reflect something of Morrocan style archways and geometry. A custom plasterwork pattern featuring pips is embedded in the background of the cards, and it is the card value that determines which are `revealed'.

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Three different decks represent three variations of the gate: a Locked Gate, an Unlocked Gate, and a Palace Gate. Parts of this employ the use of a mirror, and you might discover different rooms behind each gate, or the same room behind different gates. Depending on which decks you use, and the sequence and lighting combined with them, different effects can be created. Altogether there are two gates, and since each has three variations, there are six different decks in total. They will be available individually, or as a set of three (Palace Pack) or a set of six (Secret Kingdom Set).

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Here is a link with more information about the 2019 NPCCD decks, and where you can support Portfolio52 and acquire some of these creations for yourself:

https://nationalcardcollectionday.com/donate
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