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Sabacc Cards of SWAG

Posted by Hisham
Monday 02 April 2012 at 3:39 pm.
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Back in 2002, the first iteration of the Star Wars Artsts' Guild made an exclusive deck of unofficial Star Wars sabacc cards. It was unofficial in that it wasn't a Lucasfilm-sanctioned project. However, the cards and how it was played used the play description as detailed in L. Neil Smith's The Lando Calrissian Adventures novel trilogy and West End Games' Crisis on Cloud City role-playing game supplement. A bunch of SWAG artists contributed artwork for the face cards, including myself.

Recently, Bob Rodgers the former Baron Administrator of SWAG reminded me that I have a copy of the SWAG sabacc deck. So I dug around for it and found it. Here are some photos I took of the deck.

How to play!

The fold-out rules, with cover art by the esteemed Reverend Strone.

Suit cards

The suit cards; clockwise from top left: Coins, Staves, Sabres and Flasks.

A single suit

Clockwise from bottom right: 1 of Sabres, Master of Sabres, Commander of Sabres and Mistress of Sabres. 

The sabacc deck the halls

The whole deck arrayed on a chair.

Meanwhile on the dark side of the moon

The rear face of all the sabacc cards. We have a new URL now.

Remember - the Idiot, a 2 and a 3 is the best

Some of the face cards; clockwish from top left: The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Idiot, Balance and Endurace.

Endurance card artwork close-up

Here is a close up of the Endurance face card which I drew.

Oh man, it's been 10 years?

How time flies like an airspeeder.

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Poh Tun Kai
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