Alright, so if this is in the wrong place I'll get someone with dat modyellow power to move it, but anyway!
Every now and then I get to rolling around in my head the idea of putting together a deck of playing cards, with art I've done for the faces- and because I'm daft, I usually decide that Aetolia-theme would be the way to go, because I can't think of anything else to put on cards.
That brings us to the problem, though, of who to put where, et cetera. So! I thought I'd ask you guys for ideas. I'm not sure if there are
52 Aetolians that people would agree are important to put in, but the discussion of such ought to be a bit of fun. I'm not just looking for face cards, either- the printing place I've been eyeballing would allow me to do a fully customised deck, so that means number cards are go as well!
The other thing I thought might help trigger some interesting thought processes is to point out that, like real-world tarot, the cards of a standard playing deck can also be assigned meanings. Here's a list
I googled up real quick, but if the fancy takes you I'm sure you could find others elsewhere too. Some of those meanings lend themselves to perhaps having more than one person on one card, so famous couples/pairs/whatever could be a thing as well?
I'm hoping to get some discussion going and a bunch of ideas floating around- ideally, with a few different options for each card so I can pick and choose what I think I'd be able to draw best (and what I thought, thematically, would work best). There's the idea of assigning a suit to each city, or something similar, but right now I don't want to place those restrictions outright, and just see what this thread turns up!
In regard to the actual art- well, it's likely to be a longterm thing, but I will keep people posted if I do end up getting my act together. I was thinking I'd offer some options for people who've gotten into the lineup to be able to buy a copy of the artwork, but that's something I'll properly figure out if I can get a list of what all I'm drawing. And there's the actual playing cards themselves, of course, but whether or not those are being sold or given as ~christmas presents~
or whathaveyou depends on whether I end up using NPCs and stuff (and therefore using IRE IP).TL;DR
: Tell me what characters you think should go where in a pack of custom playing cards! You can come in and say "I think my character should be the Queen of Hearts" or whatever and leave it at that, but I'd prefer a bit more material if you fancy putting some thought into it. Cheers!