The deck is a standard 52 deck of cards with 2 jokers.
This was a Kickstarter-backed project!
Learn more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bethsobel/river-and-stone-playing-cards
Message from the designer & artist: Beth Sobel (a local PNW game artist!)
"Hello! I'm Beth Sobel, and this is the River and Stone playing card deck. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with a touch of added magic, the River and Stone deck is a fully illustrated, luxury playing card deck for anyone who loves nature, playing cards, or both.
River and Stone has been a labor of love spanning four years. I finished cards here and there between board game illustration projects, and finally, piece by piece, I finished a whole deck.
Each suit represents a different terrain of the Pacific Northwest and an animal that resides within that terrain:
- Spades: Sky, Raven
- Diamonds: Forest, Fox
- Clubs: Mountains, Pika
- Hearts: Ocean, Jellyfish
The court cards of each suit differ from standard courts; rather than a Jack, Queen, and King, I chose to portray one person for each suit throughout different phases of their life."