Decks for Mike’s Cards

This page has free original decks for use with the Mac OS version of Mike’s Cards. You must be a registered user of the program in order to use the decks! Click the eye to see a preview image. Click the Mac OS icon to download the deck, which must be decompressed with StuffIt Expander. I hope to refine these decks in the near future. My noncommercial use of characters created by others should not be construed as lack of respect for copyrights or trademarks.

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Family Deck
Creator: James H. Vipond
Size: 1000 kilobytes

Instead of 10, jack, queen and king, this deck has a daughter, son, mother and father in each suit (details). Figures were made with Curious Labs Poser 4.03 and no photographs! In late June 2001, I made a different mother of spades, which makes the compressed file 12K larger but looks better. I hope Mike Sedore adds a feature to the next version of Mike’s Cards to allow the player to select indexes in different languages.

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Small Wonder Deck (1980s U.S. television series)
Creator: James H. Vipond
Size: 516 kilobytes

New for 2004 is this deck based on the television series which starred Tiffany Brissette. The card index font is Card Characters, which Harold Lohner based on the indexes of Bicycle® playing cards.

Be sure to visit the new Small Wonder site, from which the card images were taken.

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Scooby-Doo Deck
Creator: James H. Vipond
Size: 1.3 megabytes

The 10 of hearts has been changed as of 2002 September 29. The title graphic appears distorted in Mac OS X 10.6 [Snow Leopard].

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Suitless Deck
Creator: James H. Vipond
Size: 592 kilobytes

This deck consists of plain black-and-white PICT images. The absence of suit symbols makes this deck ideal for Blackjack, Monte Carlo and Pyramid.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Deck
Creator: Vegard Krog Petersen
Size: 1.1 megabytes

A Norwegian man created this deck for the Windows version of Mike’s Cards, featuring the star of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I merely converted it for the Mac OS version of Mike’s Cards.

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The Invisible Woman Deck (unsold U.S. television pilot)
Creator: James H. Vipond
Size: 884 kilobytes

I now have a photograph of Harvey Korman on the jacks, from the CBS Web site. The pictures of Alexa Hamilton and Bob Denver were taken from the Invisiphiles Yahoo! Group. Note: This card set was compressed in SITX format and may not be usable with Mac OS 9.

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Have you created a deck for Mike’s Cards? Send it to me as a StuffIt compressed file (with a preview image and a readme file, if possible), and I shall consider including it here and crediting you as creator. If you are stuck for card face ideas and don’t feel like scanning an existing deck, visit some of these sites: I recently purchased a Trump brand deck to scan for use in Mike’s Cards. It is one of several playing card brands originally made in St. Paul, Minnesota. I have not yet received permission from the U.S. Playing Card Co. to distribute the card images for Mike’s Cards.

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