These cards embody the allure of the emerald drink, the hallucinogenic haze, sugar crystals in the night, the Ace of Spades modelled after the filigree of the absinthe spoon. With its heavy embossing and text that pokes fun at itself, even the box appears to have had a few drinks.
Originally printed for the Prohibition Box Set, the Absinthe deck has been tweaked slightly to keep the integrity in design, whilst also allowing you to own more than one deck, without having to buy multiple Prohibition sets. This deck is too cool for display, it has to be shown off...
Be Enchanted by the Green Fairy.
To be honest this is the most wonderful card ever
Love the design, love the feel of them - first pack of 'proper' playing cards and can notice the difference instantly. Great deck, would highly recommend
I ordered these cards about a month ago, and I am very impressed. They are high quality, smooth, and great for games.
The Absinthe artwork is great and the cards handle well but the cut is absolutely atrocious.
The top/bottom back border is shifted by as much as 3mm on most of the cards. And on the faces ? the kings for example ? the smoke bleeds to the edge on one side, then the other side there is about 2-3mm of blank space above the smoke. Terrible. I wont even be using these cards for card games let alone performances.
As a side note, this is not the first Ellusionist deck that has had this issue. I have also seen misalignments on an Infinity deck, the white Bicycle Ghost, and also on the Fathom deck. I will be leaving reviews on those decks as well.
You guys have some wonderful looking cards, but y'all really need to step up your game on quality control. Because of this reason, and this reason alone, I am very hesitant on making future deck purchases from Ellusionist.
This deck was absolutely amazing in every way possible, the designs on each card, the smooth feel as you flip through them. They are a pleasure to own
Another fine product from Ellusionist. I was so impressed with this deck that I sent some to several friends who introduced me to absinthe. Needless to say, they were impressed as well. As an absinthe collectible, this deck is a must!
These are by far the most beautiful card design I have seen. I love the face cards, truly trippy. The feel is smooth and high quality, as to be expected with E. I do hope that E releases 2nd editions to all of the Prohibition set. Very satisfied!
Whilst I do like the style, I have found these cards to be surprisingly more difficult to handle than other decks. They are not as smooth off the backs of one another as I would expect. Having said that, for some effects this can be advantageous and they are very aesthetically pleasing. Overall , I wouldn't not reccomend buying them...
Very impressive cards. I wouldn't recommend these for performance due to the complicated and very different nature of these cards, but the green on black design is beautiful. I highly recommend getting these cards for personal use.
These cards are actually quite impressive. Everyone loves black playing cards with red. But black with green I think is much better and kind of a nice change. Usually when E comes out with a new deck I will get two maybe three, but this first order I did I got five and there is absolutely no room for disappointment. I will definitely be getting much more of these in the future.
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