That's gonna be one of the top ones I feel.
I think if each climate zone gets a deck then kickstarter is a great idea. I see yours was successful Paul, congrats!
As this is a first attempt I think just trying to come to some consensus on the top 52 permaculture things is going to be challenging enough.
I'm still uncertain about whether to categorize by suit, whether to just mix randomly, have the face cards as people or what. My issue with not having the suits mean anything makes the deck feel haphazard.
If the suits did represent something I still like: heart for species, Spade for structures and tools, Diamonds for techniques, and clubs for people.
Alternately suits could represent 4 main climates zones. That way there are a few people as face cards who have done something notable in that zone and then top ten applicable things.
so it feels like the deck could live in a few different ways:
1) totally random (not really on board with this one)
2) top 52 ranked from Ace of spades to 2 of clubs
3) suits representing 4 categories, be it climate zones or classification of things
4) numbers for some things and face cards for others, maybe suit plays a role, maybe not
I'll put some more thought into this but would love any input.
Currently I'm just working on the card back design and front face template.
Although the deck needs to be figured out I've started compiling some lists.
For a people list I've got some of the obvious ones here:
George Lai Chan
Franklin Hiram King