Etsy shop JokerandtheThief has turned the characters from the medieval soap opera Game of Thrones into a perfect hand-drawn deck of cards featuring characters from the second book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Clash of Kings—while they’re all still alive.
Designed in the style of a classic Bicycle deck, the cards are backed with a map of Westeros, but also feature subtle references to both the book series and the popular TV show. Here’s a breakdown of what characters are featured on the various face cards:
King of Spades – Robb Stark, King in the North
Queen of Spades – Catelyn Stark, Robb’s mother
Jack of Spades – Jon Snow, Robb’s half-brother, sworn brother of the Night’s Watch
King of Diamonds – Joffrey Baratheon, King on the Iron Throne
Queen of Diamonds – Cersei Lannister, Joffrey’s mother and Queen Regent
Jack of Diamonds – Tyrion Lannister, Joffrey’s “uncle” and Hand of the King
King of Hearts – Stannis Baratheon, Eldest brother of King Robert
Queen of Hearts – Melisandre, Red Priestess and advisor to Stannis
Jack of Hearts – Davos Seaworth (the Onion Knight), Advisor to Stannis
King of Clubs – Renly Baratheon, Youngest brother of King Robert
Queen of Clubs – Daenerys Targaryen (Kaleesi, Mother of Dragons)
Jack of Clubs – Jorah Mormont, Exiled Knight and advisor to Queen Daenerys
Jokers - Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) and Varys
You can order a deck for just $20, but you’ll want to do so sooner rather than later. This isn’t an officially-licensed Game of Thrones product, and once HBO catches wind of it, its legal team is going to go all Red Wedding on this Etsy shop.