The Gold Artifice is the Magnum Opus of the Artifice Line. It is the last deck, the crowning glory of Artifice, that took over five months for USPCC to complete the printing - and that was just for the boxes.
With a plush suede tuckbox, richly embossed and laden in gold leaf, the Gold Artifice captures the light in a way that gives an almost halo effect to the deck, charging it with an almost palpable energy even before the seal is broken.
Inside, every card is printed with the signature metallic line-art for which the Artifice is known, in gold for the first time in the series. The ethereal black-on-black jacquard flickers into and out of view as the card moves in the hand, and the gold ink from the back continues around to the front of the card, highlighting pips, indexes and court cards alike.
As this is a Black Club Only deck, the featured Ace is the Club, rather than the spade - the multiple layers of white printed on black glowing from within the shadows of the ace.
Black Club members can purchase as many decks as they like.
Unfortunately, the photos are better than what is seen in person. The gold foil is very light and a bit dull and faded in real life. I was very excited to get this deck but upon opening my wife and I thought it was a bit anticlimactic. There was a lot of opportunity for E to really pour on the gold here to make this deck pop but it fell short. 3 stars for deck consistency in terms of handling comparing to other decks, but sadly a miss overall.
Great deck. It's smooth and fans really well, not to mention the design is really nice. The lighting however in the pictures make the cards look vibrant, but in person they are a lot less colorful. One of my best quality decks. I really suggest you buy these.
Just amazing! A fitting last member of the Artifice series.
Im not a Black Club member, but I think I did the secret hand shake by accident one day because they let me in and I bought all I could afford. They made both sides black, they are thinner than past models, and I can see why they want you to be serious when you buy them. They are so slick a novice will surely fling them across the room and damage them on thier first thumb fan. Definitely the ultimate Artifice deck.
I wish this deck was available even though I'm not a black club member.. I would sign up for black club but it's not available anymore..
I really want this deck because my friend has one and when I used it I was really amazed by all the work they put into making this deck and it looks and handles very excellently....... ACTUALLY ONE OF THE BEST!!!
Maybe it's just me but I like everything black and with the touch of gold makes this deck that much more majestic and mysterious in the hands of a seasoned card magician. Flourishes though...meh.
Best deck of cards I've ever hade!!! I did a shadow spring straight out of the box no problem! I saw the original cost then put them back in the box thinking maybe I'll use them when I'm better.....300+ shadow springs in and they still look and act new, I can't put them down!!!
This deck of cards is one of the classiest that I have ever come across. The elegance of this deck will put you at the top of your game night.
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