This year you can feel the universe in your hands with Odyssey Playing Cards Boreal Edition. Feel the Universe, feel the light.
Created by Sergio Roca Martinez.
"Odyssey Boreal Edition is the result of a one year trying to create something different to every deck of cards in this world but maintaining the essence of Odyssey. Me, as a Cardist and card designer wanted to design what my followers deserve it, not just a simple recolor but a second edition with a substantial change.
Same as First Edition, the back of this deck shows a diagonal stripe that crosses from the corners. In this case, Boreals have a turquoise blue nebula inside his stripe and edges, instead of the famous white stripe of the First Edition. This nebula reminds to the Aurora Borealis which is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. Something amazing right?
The range of colours is completely different to First Edition. The Purple, pink and orange tonalities turn into some full blue tonalities. Moreover, the typical chromatic chord of intellectual qualities like intelligence, science and concentration, is blue-white, exactly like Boreal Edition.
52 playing Cards + 2 jokers.
Magic Finish and Luxury paper stock.
Printed in Taiwan.
Produced by Hanson Chien Production Co.
Odyssey Boreal Edition are crafted with one of the best paper stocks in the world, Luxury paper stock. This brand new paper is thinner and softer than the Classic paper stock used for the First Edition, and the new stock gives you more comfort and is easier to control when you perform flourishes that require some bending technics like springs, pressure fans... something very appreciated among Cardists.
Let’s talk about the finish. The finish of the Boreal Edition is the Magic finish as used for the First Edition. Magic Finish makes cards smooth but still in excellent control. Great for cutting the deck, this finish combined with Luxury paper stock makes Boreals one of the best decks for Cardistry.
The Aces show pure elegancy and a lot of style, with the aces standing out above the rest of cards. Each of them comes with a unique style but not one of them is better than any other. Distant but close, these four cards are the treasure inside the deck.
The Jokers show two five pointed stars in their index bringing us back to those old school jokers but without abandoning the forward-looking and chromatic range in the design of the Boreals.
The drawing on the box doesn’t get left behind; it shows elegancy and minimalism with some futuristic touches which express strength and presence. It can be appreciated how the bright colours come to life in the white background without it being out of place with the design. Contrasting with the back, the white stripe converts into a stripe of colours which hides the Orion’s Nebula, this time, in blue tonalities."
• The cards are poker size.