sybil: 1. A quick cut flourish to demonstrate skill and dexterity.
- A woman to whom the gods have granted the gift of prophecy.
This unique deck from Mana Playing Card Co. returns to the roots of both cardistry and cards themselves by reminding us of the dual meanings of “Sybil”: the flourish on which so many magic tricks and cardistry routines are built, and the divination uses for which so many early cards were developed.
The court cards are custom-drawn with classic elements, and the custom Ace of Spades features an ace composed of elegant scrollwork. The deck also includes a haunting oracle, presenting you with a card for your fortune.
The “Livida” of the deck’s title refers to the blue-gray of the cards’ metallic ink, giving the deck a rich, luxurious design. The cards have been produced with Expert Playing Card Company’s Master Finish, and the backs are designed for a stunning flourish. The cigarette-style tuck box is also printed with Livida metallic ink and embossed with a silver foil stamp.
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