Designed alongside Arturo Schöndube & Javier Natera, Perpetua is 1 of only 2 decks that Ellusionist has ever collaborated with outside talent on.
Perpetua takes its name from the saint and martyr who was imprisoned in the ancient city of Cartago. Her journal is one of the rare surviving documents written by a woman in the ancient world.
The deck's designers, obsessed with endless Escher-esque artwork, created a metaphorical Cartago cityscape with no beginning and no end. It's perpetual.
Inside the tuck is a fully custom deck. The backs, courts, numbers, jokers, and suits are all illustrated with textured geometric artwork
The stock is the famed Luxury-pressed E7 stock that debuted on Cohorts, for a slim and durable experience that our customers have grown to expect.
NO LONGER A MYSTERY...
Perpetua featured as Month #14 of the Ellusionist Mystery deck and people were blown away. They'd never seen anything online about it and it came as a complete and pleasant surprise.
"... it's absolutely amazing!"
"the quality is top."
I love collecting cards. I started collecting to educate myself about how different cards feel and handle while performing card magic; another fascination of mine. Now I collect cards for the pure enjoyment of it and I really love this deck. It handles great and the artwork really sets this deck apart from others in my collection. I truly honestly recommend this deck for those collectors out there. Great job on this one!
They are very cool cards with a great design. They handle great as well.
The E7 card stock is IMHO one of easiest to handle i.e. easy to riffle, fan, and faro. My one disappointment is the lack of color on the Court cards. For that fact all the cards are monochromatic. The black cards are black and the red cards are red. That’s fine with the Pip cards but it pretty much makes the Court cards kinda boring.
The deck has 56 cards including two Jokers (one of the jokers is the only two-color card in the deck), a double-back, and one card that has some art that I guess is révélant to the back design (I have no idea of what could be done with it).
I like the design of the backs although it is just all shades of gray. It brings to mind an Escher optical illusion except I don’t think there are any illusions there. Looking at the back of the tuck I thought I’ve backs were a one-way design. But thankfully the deck backs are two-way (I think).
The custom Court cards are unmistakable as to what their values are but IMHO aren’t close enough to “Standard” to be used for magic. It’s a shame because the wonderful E7 stock is great for magic. I love the Cohort decks and newer King Slayer decks. They’re great for magic. I’d shove to see some new Magic decks with the E7 stock.
I was surprised when I got these as the Mystery Deck, but wow. The art is amazing, the cards themselves are so nice. Very, very happy with them.
I like the escher pattern, I love the name and theme, I really think that this could be one of the secret wonders of E, like the E deck in it's moment. So get some now before they are gone, I'll get them when they arrive to my local store, but the E7 stock never fails
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