Lord Wulf writes:
If you're bored like I was the other day, you can make your own set of playing cards.
There you will find 15 pages that can be printed out to make a set of Meridian Playing Cards.
The instructions are pretty simple:
- Click on an image from the above link, then on the right hand side, click on FULLSIZE.
- From there you can either print the image or save it to your computer.
- Use you BACK button to return to the gallery and do the same for the other images.
- There are 56 cards total consisting of the standard 52 plus 4 different "jokers"
- You will need to print the card back image 14 times
- Get your scissors and cut along the lines on the outside of each card.
- Glue all of the card fronts onto a posterboard or card stock and cut them out again.
- Glue the backs on these.
- Trim as needed
- Call your buddies over for some poker and beers, and enjoy !!!!
It's a lot of work but the results are well worth the effort and I love how my deck turned out. I used an off white and textured paper for the cards to give them an older look and instead of glue I used this nifty little double sided tape sticky gooey stuff that got all over everything but worked out well.
I based the cards on a 15th Century set found in a museum collection and used the same dimensions and shape for the cards themselves. There are 4 suits, each with an Ace through to the King. So I say they are Quasi-Historically accurate because I did base them on actual period playing cards, just added a nice Meridian flavour to them.
Lord Wulf cu Battell
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