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A Note from Daniel Madison
I tested over 50 different stocks and finishes to find and create my perfect deck of playing cards.
With both conscious and subconscious influences from the casino industry as well as my own visceral world I believe that I found something in the Rounders that represents who I am and what I stand for.
I have always thought that everything beautiful is either intricate or simple, and I am drawn to the latter, especially in design.
I have stayed true to that idea through every stage of the design and production of the Madison Rounders.
I wanted to create a deck of cards that somehow reflected my style and ideals through simplicity. The Madison Rounders are beautifully minimal in design, they are bold and strong with only three colors used throughout. They host an Ace of Spades fit for any casino.
With help from Jeff Lianza, Peter Mckinnon, the Ellusionist team and my closest friends, I am proud to present the Madison Rounders.
I just purchased both the Black Rounders and the Brown Rounders. Both handle great, but the black seem to be a little better and definitely look better. I really like the simplicity of these cards and the jokers look great. The only downfall to these cards is that they are of thinner stock than some of the other cards that Ellusionist has created, such as the Tigers and Ghost Decks; I definitely prefer the thicker stock, because they are more durable and gives the cards an extra little snap. I really wish Ellusionist would sell the scarlet rounders.
They look great! Incredibly smooth finish, great for fanning.They are thin but that makes them great for springs and pressure fans.They also faro very easily, which is why I practice one-handed shuffles with this deck.
After much use and abuse, these remain my favorite and go-to deck. After being carried around humid Florida in a clip, used outside, inside, on brick surfaces, and left unboxed for extended periods, they continue to last. The black back gives off a professional look that is accepted but is also unique enough to draw attention. The custom court cards add a lot to the deck. You can't go wrong with these.