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It's not for you, Jen
on 19 March 2016
It's not that this is a bad deck, but once I got it, I realised it wasn't for me. Some of this is down to the illustration style, which I decided, on closer inspection, was a little off by my standards--the anatomical distortions were both too much and too little, so that we have quite a realistic look but with limbs that stretch and twist and distend oddly. Often in ways that look skeletal, in a fashion industry way.
What really surprised me though was the strange garishness of some colours. Cheeks aren't flushed, they're hot pink. A red or orange pops in a way that lifts it away and out from the muted backgrounds.
The cards also feel kind of flimsy, thin and cheap. They're certainly not silky or luxurious like some other decks (the Smith Centennial for instance).
I know a lot of people who love this deck, and some of the cards are undoubtedly strong (Death is very Emily Dickinson chic), but it's not for me. I'm going to be looking for someone to gift this to.