Introducing TITANS, The Robber Baron Edition. Titans are defined as “one that is gigantic in size or power: one that stands out for greatness of achievement.” The men and women in this deck of cards were referred to as “Titans of Industry.” For over three decades, the rise of new industries and technologies revolutionized the entire world. This made many men very wealthy and with their great achievements, came ruthless behavior and abuse of power. The capitalists of the late 19th century became known as “Robber Barons.”
“Business leaders from about 1865 to 1900 were, on the whole, a set of… rascals who habitually cheated and robbed investors and consumers, corrupted government, fought ruthlessly among themselves, and in general carried on predatory activities comparable to those of the robber barons of medieval Europe.”
– Hal Bridges
The Kings and Jacks depict those who built empires through ruthless means, and the Queens are women who spent their life’s energy to liberate those oppressed in many ways. It’s a story of juxtaposition; misuse of power and strength from weakness, oppression, and liberation… This is Titans, these are the Robber Barons.