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Pixel Plebes Digital Card Deck
A downloadable asset pack
The Pixel Plebes Digital Card Deck
"For Passion, Prosperity, Tenacity, and Fertility. Four Sisters did wed four kings. To Usurp, Gild, Fester, and Feed. Four Sisters' War, the tale we sing." - Opening line of the historical poem "The Four Sisters' War and the Tragedy of Plebes" ...
This set of pixelated playing cards was designed for Cutpurse and Looby alike!
This spin on an English deck features the face-fronts for the standard 52 cards, two Jokers, card back, and info card template. 90 x 126px tile size.
Currently optimized for digital use.
Just looking? Grab the Anims in the Screenshots!
- Each Suit has its own dedicated colors
- Unique face cards for each suit
- Unique Ace cards depicting the Kingdom of each suit
- Original concept pixel art of the "Suicide King" of Hearts that began this project
- ANIMATIONS for COURT, ACES, and JOKERS
Purchases of this deck are to raise money for a commercial printing of this deck. Your purchase will not include a physical copy, but will allow me to further this project.
This is a living project! If you have needs/issues with the pack, let me know and we can work to getting updates and patches to the art!
- Animated Aces/Jokers - COMPLETE
- Animated Face cards - COMPLETE
Downloads in FULL PKG:
- Tileset at 1x [PNG] 2 versions (V1 NO PUPILS, V2 With PUPILS)
- Tileset at 4x [PNG] 2 versions
- Individual Cards at 1x [PNG,zip] 2 versions
- Individual Cards at 4x [PNG,zip] 2 versions
- Concept art Poster 240x360px [PNG]
- Concept art Poster 1920x2880px [PNG]
- SPADED STAG Ace Concept
- First Card concept that would become the PIXEL PLEBES
- Animation Example
- UPDATE 001 ARTWORK Zip File (with 1x and 4x sizes, sheet and individuals)
- UPDATE 002 ANIMATIONS Zip File (V1 only, 1x and 4x)
- BLM ADD-ON suit in support of those fighting for racial equality
NOTE 1: Removed Source file, as it wasn't being utilized.
NOTE 2: Consolidated all work into one FULL PKG Zip, including all 3 UPDATES.
NOTE 3: Added a "READ-ME" thing.
Making a personal set of playing cards is an artist right of passage! This is mine.
I want you to buy this if you love my art too and think you can take it fun places.
Cheers to your playing and creating! Thank you for enjoying my art.
Please Attribute as: Devlyn JD
In order to download this asset pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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I love the variety in each suit, and the character given to each person, while still retaining consistency. The colors are vibrant, but gel well together.
I needed another poker deck, but couldn't find one I liked, so made up a printable version of your deck (gutterfold, with bleed on facing). There's a picture on BoardGameGeek. Would you like the PDF files in case others might want to print a copy? (It could probably be printed duplex by printing an extra page, like "1-17,1" and then telling the printer to flip on the correct edge.)
Also, if you wanted an easy way to provide printed cards, you could use a print-on-demand service like The Game Crafter. They have decent prices for US delivery, and solid quality.
I've got this card pack from a bundle, and when I saw it, I immediately wanted to use it but I didn't have time and opportunity to.
In the past few days, I've used it to create my Queens, and it got lots of love considering its art!
Thanks for creating such a great card pack, you are very talented!
Just passing by, looking for something different but... I just stopped by to tell you how absolutely amazing those cards look!
I will think of this asset if one day I need something like that :)
Hi, I've bought this pack on a bundle.
I am beginner and I just wanted to ask, what are the perfect pixel ratio to slice them for animation?
How many versions of it are in total ? because I see many folders :P
PD: Your Twitter account here on Itch doesn't work, also with your link twitter from your portfolio website. Maybe you want to fix that :P
Hey thanks for the catches! Too many versions is how many, currently. I haven't been maintaining my social presence or any of my old work here! Fixed my twitter, removed my portfolio (about time to rebuild and update anyway!) and hid away the redundant file downloads. Each frame of animation is 90x126 pixels, just like the individual cards. When I sweep back around to update all my work I will have a much friendlier setup for this mess of files (e.g. individual pngs for the anims as well as the sheets, consolidate all the fixes into a single pkg).
Hopefully this art works out for you in the mean time, and thanks for reaching out!
Absolutely beautiful, love the juicy colours and the art style. Deffo gonna drop a follow!
these cards are really cool, is it possible to use them to create a videogame for commercial purposes?
I haven't been around to answer the question, but yes. Credit Devlyn JD is all you gotta do if you haven't published yet, but if you did already ship it, no worries. If you didn't use it, serious apologies for not being around. Thanks for enjoying the art!
I bought your work because I thought it was very cool.
But the card holding the sword feels a bit cruel.
Can I edit this part and use it commercially?
(I want to use it in a puzzle game.)
The reason for inquiring is that its license is [CC BY-ND 4.0].
In this regard, I saw an answer written two months ago.
Most of the questions have been answered, but there are still problems.
- Can I delete the sword from the [Sword Stuck King] card?
- Can I change the sword of the [Queen with the Bloody Sword] card to a rose?
- Can I remove the blood from the figure of [J holding a spear while bleeding] and change the spear to a quill?
(If the license is violated, the project must be stopped, so we will seriously asked you.)
Deleted replies, made a better one, if only barely! If you still use them, or have used them, or intend on ever using them again, changes are approved/cool. This was a missed opportunity for me to be groovy. Hopefully your work found it's mark.
Hi, are the aseprite/psd files included in this pack?
Negasaurus Rex! I used PyxelEdit for these fellas, but I don't include it in the package.
Unique & Funny idea :)
Hello Greebles! I have been using these cards to play computer solitaire - they're four distinct colors while still being very clean and visually interesting, which I've found to be a surprisingly rare combination. I'd be happy to share back my PySolFC configuration file, if you'd like to include (or just have for your own use) a drop-in way to play with the cards.
I do want to mention a couple of technical modifications I made or am considering making to my copy:
- Most important, I added a seventh diamond to my copy of the Seven of Diamonds. In the downloadable edition, all versions of the 7D have only six pips, where the other sevens have seven.
- I'm also considering sharpening the top of the letter A on the aces, for readability in a stack. Solitaire games often pile cards very deep, which can cover the bottom half of the rank symbol, making it hard for me to tell the difference between Q, A, and 9 in this style. (Well, making me fall back to the tiny text on the border.)
Thank you again for making this visually appealing cardset, and thank you for participating in the BLM bundle!
You found a missing PIP!
Thank you for the notice of changes and for the error-catch!
The Full PKG has been updated with the 7D fix for everybody and I threw in a limited color version if you wanna grab it too.
Also, the FIX.zip has the needed fix and the extra art too.
Again, thank you, it means a lot!
never used assets before, but before I start I need reassurances that there will be no law suits or any complications down the line if I decide to use your cards. under what license or agreements or whatever thing can I be sure what the rules are here? Is itch responsible, or is it between us, or what? Simply a verbal agreement will not work for me.
Any licensing is between the user and the creator (to protect the creator's property just as much as the user). So, a few things:
For assets, we use Copyright Law.
Itch provides the options to link to Creative Commons (a service with preset licence arrangements) that the creator can link to, or the creator can reserve some or all rights, and I would need to include a document in the download files telling you your explicit permissions. But Itch doesn't send their legal team to handle any grievance I would have with you, or vice versa.
With that in mind:
In this case, with these cards, I WANT you to be able to use them, and I want you to feel good trying to make something of yourself with them if you have a DYNAMITE idea. So, they are royalty-free and can be used in commercial work without further permissions within the VERY LOOSE standards of the licence.
Creative Commons has written public licences for different levels of courtesy where all you have to do to "AVOID THE COURTS" is:
Attribute me (as GREEBLES, or DevlynJD).
DO NOT CHANGE THE ART or make derivatives. (E.G. no vegetables in place of the swords.)
This licence allows for commercial use.
"Do not directly post the asset pack on some shady dark-web place like Etsy saying it is yours and you made this" is the only protection I'm seeking.
Here is the link to review this specific licence:
For future worries, troubles, or doubts:
Simply typing in the comments is a form of written correspondence and as such holds a bit of legal weight; if you and I have an exchange about, say, VEGETABLE DERIVATIVES, it is archival and retrievable. It isn't ironclad, but if I did go to the court and say you done me wrong by putting veggies in my art and you show Mr.Dr.Judgeman a comment where I said you COULD use vegetables in my art, you would win. So... in case we ever get there...
You, USER GEHGA, and YOU ALONE, have permission to add VEGETABLES to any of the HEART, SPADE, DIAMOND, and/or CLUB cards. The BLM cards are not allowed to be modified.
Whether I write it here or in a simple text doc won't change that I'M NOT GONNA COME AFTER YOU WITH MY CRACK EXPERT LEGAL TEAM. I do have a lawyer; he's a nine-years-old, but a legend in the civil circuit.
Thanks for being interested enough to seek legal protections! This is a good and scary feeling!
Please point me at your work if you decide to go forward with it (SO I CAN REVIEW IT, EVISCERATE IT, AND EAT ITS BABIES).
PS: I'll see you in court.
I know im a bit clumsy when expressing myself in text, so please forgive me. You seem really cool and I will consider using your cards if my idea truly feels like dynamite. And thanks alot for responding, I didn't expect an answer because you know thats how internet works I guess. Creative Commons, got it. My team of 1000 Lawyers thanks you for your cooperation.
Hi, is there a way that i could use this deck online with friends? I bought the BLM bundle so I already own it but id like to use it in some online ttrpg games
You may use the artwork for anything commercial or non-commercial, with attribution ("DevlynJD" or "Greebles") and can use the work in whole or in part for whatever project you have, online or offline without further permissions. Please do not directly redistribute the assets.
You cannot create derivatives or make changes to the art beyond technical-use case needs without permission. (This is only to protect the BLM Add-On.)
E.g. You can slice up the spritesheets, adjust the timing and order of the animations, and present the art however you see fit, but you can't just go and alter the depiction of the King of Diamonds so that he is holding a baguette without asking...
But since we're talking about them, you have permission to add baguettes. Say "baguette" real quiet-like and slow, like it's a dirty word or something. Try not to smile. I mean it's just bread? Baguette.
I love this set, please update more.
These are absolutely beautiful. Would definitely love to own a physical copy of this set
ME TOO, actually! I have just returned to my personal projects. For this I am doing a palette, transparency, and animation update for end of July. After that I will order a proof and post up my results in a devlog. If they feel right in the real world I will look thru if it is worth it to produce and sell, or build a campaign to get them out there.
Awesome news! I've been searching for some nice pixel art playing cards, and there have been some funded with kickstarter, but truthfully, I find yours a lot better. Best of luck if you decide to go ahead with it, and do let us know!
Awesome art, I love it
I'm big into cardistry & sleight of hand & would love to have a physical copy of this deck, Really beautiful art man.