Believe it or not, there was some serious conversation about giving the first edition of Artifice playing cards a border, before they were released a few months ago. But in the end, they were left off. Vice president and card artist Jason Brumbalow had an idea about the vibe of the deck, and it turned out to be a winner. Additionally, the lack of a border was a tribute to the great card sharps of yesteryear, who preferred borderless cards for their second and bottom deals.
But when the demand for borders on the deck got louder after its release, JBone and Lee McKenzie went back to the drawing board. They worked for weeks on how to add a border without taking away from the deck’s style.
Mission accomplished. Starting right now, you can see the upgraded Artifice Second Edition. It features the same basic design of the Artifice deck, only with an intricately etched border that incorporates the deck’s design. It also keeps the beautiful, rich inks from the blues to true metallic silvers, the same face design and the same quality card stock encased in our Performance Coating. The class and sophistication of the deck remains, but the functionality improves for those of you who prefer borders. And judging from the feedback we got, there are a lot of you.
Make no mistake: This deck exists because you asked for it. Your demand pushed us to look outside of our own box and raise the bar in deck design. We thank you for that, and for your support.
The new Artifice Second Edition is now available. Grab your decks today.