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Deviant Moon Tarot

04/21/2013 at 3:20 PM

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I have had my eye on this deck for some time and finally picked up a copy, and am very pleased with the purchase.  The deck is fully pictured and appears to be entirely original in its artwork.  The cards are printed on nice durable stock that seems like it would stand up well to use.  The deck includes a booklet with original interpretations of each card, both upright and reversed, with well-written prose alongside each, telling the story or describing the image on each card.

As the rest of my decks have been temporarily mislaid, this deck will be both my gaming deck and my divination deck for a while.

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I 55 Tarocchi di Alan

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

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I have not come across too many decks that would be equally suited to divination or gameplay, but this is one. The artwork is bright, cheerful, and amusing. Each card, including the pips, has its own illustration and a word to go along with it. In that way, it would be great to use for divination. The reason I say it would be good to use for gameplay as well is that all of the cards, including the pips, are reversible, and the cards seem extremely durable to me. I am thrilled with this deck. Personally, I intend to use this one for gameplay, because I think it will be certain to impress my guests. If I spoke Italian or if the included documentation had been in English, I might be more inclined to use it for cartomancy.

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Morgan-Greer Tarot

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

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This has long been one of my favorite decks. Heavily influenced by the Rider Waite Smith deck, the Morgan-Greer Tarot features vibrant, rich illustrations in natural looking palettes, with a sort of hippie-ish, art nouveau, stained glass kind of feel to the artwork. I realize not everyone likes this deck, but it remains a trusty sidekick to me. I find the symbolism in the artwork friendly and easy to read, which makes it the ideal deck for everyday use, for me. I own two; one that is precious to me for its memories, and a new one that I use for reference and to play around with when I'm trying to figure things out.

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Tarot Maddonni

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

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Although designed for divination, in my opinion this deck would be more suited to use in gameplay because the pip cards have simple numerals and icons rather than mnemonic drawings or labels. In addition, each of the pip cards bears reversible indices, which would make gameplay easier. I adore the artwork on these cards, which is a sort of psychadelic, iconographic, neo-pagan, Yellow Submarine kind of feel. I think they would be very fun to play with.

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