HEMA News

All Swords All The Time – Updates Tuesdays and Fridays

HEMA Heroes Trading Cards

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The HEMA Heroes Trading Cards are my personal tribute to the great HEMA fighters of our day. They have been created for friends and for donors who kindly supported the medical fund for Tono Ortega during the summer of 2013 (see the cards with the gold wreath). The art for each card is hand-draw, inked, and then painted by myself, or contributing artist Mariana Lopez (of HEMA Manual Recreations). Traditionally full decks have only been offered as first prize for the winner of an open longsword tournament. Featured tournaments have included Longpoint, Iron Gate Exhibition, International Lowlands HEMA Gathering, and Swordfish. Due to several requests from the community, I am happy to offer a few decks of randomized cards for sale so you can collect all of your favorite fighters.

There are currently about sixty cards–with about forty more to be drafted by the end of 2013. I will also be releasing the 2013 Master Deck near the end of the year.

Axel Pettersson, international longsword champion, with the deck he won at ILHG 2013.

Axel Pettersson, international longsword champion, with the deck he won at ILHG 2013.

DECKS TO PURCHASE

Each deck of 10 cards is reasonably priced at $9.99. Choose which you’d like to order by clicking the image below!

forsaleonyxForsaleamethysforsaleemeraldforsalerubyforsalesapphire

 

If you are a HEMA fighter and would like to be included in the deck, do not worry. I open up sales of trading cards periodically for charitable funds or kickstarters. Stay tuned as I will reopen sales in late 2013/early 2014 after the current deck is finished.