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« on: January 26, 2019, 02:09:44 am »

Hey everyone, I used to have an awesome steampunk tarot deck that i fell in love with. I unfortunately lost it and still need to get a new one....

But I wanted to ask if anyone else here has used a steampunk tarot deck and how they felt about it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 05:38:33 pm »

I've always used Rider Waite's; there are a lot of different decks out there so I suppose it depends if you want them to read, (in which case you have to get a deck you feel comfortable using), or just because they look pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 10:47:42 pm »

Apparently there have been two projects on Brass Goggles to develop a Steampunk Tarot deck, but neither one was finished.  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 12:46:34 am »

I've always used the so-called Rider-Waite deck, perhaps for no better reason than that I'm used to it; but it should really be called the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Riders were the original publishers, and A.E.Waite, a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn commissioned it and gave the actual artist the broad outline, but the actual illustrations were all designed and painted by fellow GD member Pamela Colman Smith, known as Pixie, a young woman artist who should be much more widely known than she is. Almost all the symbolism is down to her - symbolism that Waite himself in his book on the Tarot clearly missed. She was paid a pittance for all her work, and died in near poverty - another example of men getting all the credit for a woman's work!!

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Colman_Smith

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 12:31:44 am »

I use the Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore, with art by Aly Fell.  It's an absolutely gorgeous pack.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 03:38:31 am »

Hmm... I would never have thought of making Tarot cards. I don't know if I would make it Steampunk though - I would prefer more weird little critters in my Tarot. I'm also a Rider Waite's user.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 08:25:36 am »

It's more an oracle desk, but I decided to simply make my own:
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 12:12:51 am »

This one from Brazil is utterly splendid:

http://brasilianasteampunk.com.br/conteudo-extra/taro/
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2020, 10:53:35 am »

The problem is trying to translate them. I know more about the tarot cards than I do about Brazilian Portuguese. I think I have worked most of them out.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 11:25:26 am »

You might want to check out the TV series on Amazon Prime that originated from this comics and tarot set. I subtitled it in English. The "League of gentlemen" inspired by Brazilian literature characters try to solve crimes inspired by tarot arcana! Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3s8ykcF4a0&fbclid=IwAR0cK99TZmo_jafzVDHGf7yF4dAjqar0AFziidxbUmMg0tNQnkRaSeI_9iI
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