The World of Cassyno by BENGAL
Beyond the plains of Collier Bluff and the glistening towers of Goldstaxx lies the land of Cassyno, a world of dark fantasy, magic, and games of chance created by French comic illustrator and concept artist Bengal. It is a land divided into four kingdoms, controlled by four powerful Houses, each possessing access to a unique source of magical energy. These Houses have held a tenuous peace with each other since the great War of Seven, but secret agendas have been bubbling beneath the surface for some time now, and soon the Grand Game will begin again…
This exciting new world, and the powerful ruling individuals within each House, have been purposefully designed to represent the four suits of a standard deck of playing cards: House Lockheart, House Ironspade, House Whisperclub, and House Diamondshard.
Each kingdom differs in aesthetic, politics, magic, and agenda, and all of the unique ruling characters have intertwined stories that set the stage for numerous competitions and challenges. This wonderful new world could be described as Alice in Wonderland meets Game of Thrones.
Far from just another deck of playing cards, this set is as much a gallery of original character art by Bengal, as well as the fantastic setting for numerous stories of magical intrigue, medieval espionage, and dramatic conflict between four unique kingdoms.
Each face card, plus the “knight” (the 10 card), features a key character from the world, each of whom possessing both strengths and weaknesses, allies and foes, allowing for unique original gameplay as well as an abundance of exciting stories to tell. With 20 original characters to draw from, the dramatic combinations are outstanding.