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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:
[link]

I do take preorders, so get in touch with me on etsy if you're interested.
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:iconmafaka:
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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:iconaunvilgod:
Should be Tywin, not Jaimie.
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:iconrutian:
These are great, but I would rather choose Targaryen as hearts (Fire and Blood), and baratheon as clubs.
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:iconthewiseweirdprophet:
TheWiseWeirdProphet 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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:icondarkwater-lady:
Darkwater-Lady Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MUST HAVE!
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:iconmafaka:
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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:iconslapjackftw:
you should Kickstarter that shit man! pure awesomeness!
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:iconklutzyninja:
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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:iconthorium1:
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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:iconthereapers:
Shouldn't it be "Winter is coming!" instead of "The North Remembers" for the Starks?
Very nice work btw!
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