Long before the Portals trainer deck Kickstarter, I had been making prototype decks for multiple uses. At first they were strictly for magic. Acrylic came to me as an accident, when a family member was doing an art project and I tagged along. When asked if I wanted anything, I simply asked for a piece of acrylic cut out in the shape of a card. There weren’t any acrylic pieces that matched the thinness of a playing card amongst the numerous colors, and so I settled for the closest one, a dark red wine color.