Amplified Version – NEWTROPOLIS and The Fantastic Fur – Limited Edition
As originally funded on Kickstarter, this is the AMPLIFIED version of NEWTROPOLIS & The Fantastic Fur.
The original design that we had created for “The Fantastic Fur” was intended to be a mix of flat and 3d art. In the form you see here, we did not reach our first Kickstarter goal, but we still had folks interested. So we are going to offer it to anyone who wants it until the 50 decks are gone. They will be printed on 270gsm poker card stock and will include a tuck box, but there will only be 54 cards in the deck, and it will be printed on a digital copier instead of an offset printer.
Limited to only 50 decks…which explains the higher price. We just do not want more than 50 decks of these printed.
— THE STORY BEHIND THE DECK —
Newtropolis and The Fantastic Fur Is the latest deck of cards created by UK artist Peter Wood exclusively for Newt’s Playing Cards! Peter is a huge fan of comic book superheroes and remembers reading them as a young boy a ‘few’ years ago. This deck features Peter’s super bears, straight from his own imagination. While he freely admits that some are parodies of famous comic book heroes and villains, most are inspired from every day life.
Just like “WILD!”, “Cats – Pips-N-Paws” and “Busy Bears”, Peter has created “The Fantastic Fur” in the same semi-transformational format. At Newt’s Playing Cards, we often call them “seek and find” playing cards to help folks understand better what the deck is. The basic scoop is the deck has hidden Pips (hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades) on each card. As an added dimension, Peter has also hidden the symbol of Newtropolis, a hexagon, throughout the deck.
— ABOUT SEMI-TRANSFORMATIONAL ART —
This type of art isn’t really new, as it has been around since the late 1800s. At NewtsGames.com we just happen to love this type of art so much that we continue to create more decks with it. In the “old days” this type of art was called “semi-transformational” but we like to call it “hidden images” or “seek-n-find”. “Semi-transformation” just means that the suit signs or “pips” are hidden in the picture…which is exactly what these decks do. They are ‘transformed’ in a subtle and fun way, just like they did back in the late 1800s.