As you may have noticed, my campaigns always took influences from various Asian cultures. The main inspiration for this release came from a form of Chinese Opera, Kunqu (昆曲). The name of this deck, Reverie(游园惊梦), came from a piece of traditional Chinese tragicomedy play named The Peony Pavilion(牡丹亭). It was written in 1598 and has been one of the most renounced pieces of Kunqu opera in Chinese culture. The Opera tells a love story between Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei. They overcome all difficulties, transcend time and space, life and death, and finally be together.
In these decks, you will find a wide range of characters; they range from student and dancer to even assassin and emperor. The whole decks, especially the 4 Aces, are incorporated with elements of traditional ink wash painting(水墨画). There are 2 entirely different card backs with this release. The colorful back of regular Reverie playing cards depicts various Chinese elements such as fan and silk, while that of the marked version is simpler and in my opinion more elegant. -from Kickstarter
Reverie Playing Cards
2500 decks limited edition printed by USPCC
Premium paper stock and thin crushed finish for the best handling
Numbered seals unlocked