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Game of Thrones Playing Cards by mafaka Game of Thrones Playing Cards by mafaka
A while back, Jim Tuckwell started a project where he illustrated a few playing cards as a fan tribute to Game of Thrones. Like everyone else, I was floored by his work and loved the idea. I wanted a deck for myself, but realizing he hasn't made much progress on the project, I decided to create my own. This is the fruit of that labor.

This is a full 54-card poker-sized deck of playing cards. Each of the royals and jokers are hand drawn and the Aces are the house sigils.

I'm actually selling these if you're interested... my etsy shop is here:
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I also have a vintage set:
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I do take preorders, so get in touch with me on etsy if you're interested.
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ultrastjarna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
what about copyrights? how can you sell these cards?
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mafaka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fly by under Fair Use. It's such a broad term... some companies will find it to be ok, others will send you cease & desist notices (like I got from AMC for my Walking Dead cards).
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ultrastjarna Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
yeah, it says: Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. 
and you are making money with this.. it would be great if we could all do this, but as far as I can see, not many people dare to do so. good luck with this.
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mafaka Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, like I said, fair use is a broad term. I've looked around prior to putting these up on Etsy and found loads of fan art/items for GoT being sold, I've even been contacted by a few people at HBO saying they want to redistribute, but they never got back to me regarding licensing for mass-producing them. I'm a small shop, so I doubt they even care. As one HBO guy said: at the very least, I'm encouraging fandom, lol.
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ultrastjarna Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
haha, great so we can make them too I guess.
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Art-Minion-Andrew0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Those are PHENOMENAL!
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mafaka Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RutiaN, yeah, I thought about switching up suits, but seeing as Melisandre is a huge part of Stanis Baratheon's (the only relevant Baratheon left) world, she's the red witch and Stanis changed his house sigil to incorporate the Lord of Light, so now his sigil is a stag inside a burning heart.

Aunvilgod, I wanted to draw Tywin, he's one of my favorites on the show... but my friends who've read the book said not to change Jaime out if I want to "future proof" these as much as possible. Seeing as I've already made a new version with some edits and swapped out characters, I decided to follow their advice.
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Aunvilgod Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Should be Tywin, not Jaimie.
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RutiaN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
These are great, but I would rather choose Targaryen as hearts (Fire and Blood), and baratheon as clubs.
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TheWiseWeirdProphet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great!

Aside from the words, I might have changed Jaime to the Jack, Joffrey to king and Tyrion to a 3rd Joker (some decks have three)

I have only watched the series so far, so far Tyrion seems to be somewhat a black sheep in the family, and way more caring for other houses as wel unlike the fellow lions, and he is quite the joker

Really awesome!
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Darkwater-Lady Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MUST HAVE!
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mafaka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, all. =) Yeah, I went back and forth on the words, but ultimately while scanning through the show for reference shots of Ned Stark, there's a scene where he tells Bran or Jon (can't remember which) "What are our words?" to which the other replies "The North Remembers..." Decided to go with that since "Winter Is Coming" only works at the end of the long summer. As for Lannisters, yeah, officially "Hear Me Roar", but the more commonly used/known "...always pays his debts" seemed to fit them better. =)

Good call on the Boratheon words... but I've already had these made. =(
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sLaPjAcKFtW Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
you should Kickstarter that shit man! pure awesomeness!
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KlutzyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
These are awesome! The only thing i would change would be the words. The Stark and Lannister words have already been mentioned and if you were going with Stannis' gang for Hearts then "The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors" would make more sense
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Thorium1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Stark's words are "Winter is coming" and Lannister's are "Hear me roar!"

But I do love that you've done this ^^
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TheReapers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Shouldn't it be "Winter is coming!" instead of "The North Remembers" for the Starks?
Very nice work btw!
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