Bicycle Sky Descender Playing Cards
I was born in China and I LOVE collecting playing cards and my dream is one day to have my own deck.
From my 200 and so deck collection, Chinese themed deck is extremely rare. So, I wish to incorporate some Chinese elements into the playing card.
Also, deck collecting is never heard of in China, so with this project I wish to change the view of deck collecting.
I want a deck that looks simple, but full of details and stories. This deck satisfies my requirements
In ancient Chinese fable a Dragon had supreme power. He also had 9 decedent who helped him rule the world.
However, the Dragon disappeared one day, leaving with 12 powerful creatures who claim that they are the Dragon’s decedent. Nobody knows which 9 of them are truly the sky descender. Here are the 12 legendary creatures:
♧J: Gongfu (蚣蝮), who has a head of dragon and tail of fish, and rules weather and rain.
♧Q: Chaofeng (嘲风), who resembles a large lizard and represents peace, beauty and authority.
♧K: Qiuniu (囚牛), who resembles a cow and loves music.
❤J: Jiaotu (椒图), who looks like a spiral conch, represents safety and loves loneliness.
❤Q: Bi’an (狴犴), who resembles a tiger and represents integrity.
❤K: Qilin (麒麟), who represents longevity and brings prosperity into the family.
♠J: Chiwen (螭吻), who swallows fire.
♠Q: Yazi (睚眦), who slays evil sprites with the sword in his mouth.
♠K: Taotie (饕餮), who can consume anything.
◇J: Bixi (赑屃), who resembles a large turtle, and can carry any weight.
◇Q: Suanni (狻猊), who looks like a lion, and loves meditating and reading. He is the symbol of wisdom.
◇K: Pulao (蒲牢), who loves roaring, and is capable of anything, but his only weakness is fish.