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Tarot Cards in the TTG Store Question

posted by Zeek on - last edited - Viewed by 435 users

I don't know how or why I aquired this, but I've been fasinated by tarot cards of all designs. I know the store description says that the ones you can buy from TTG as part of the TMI merch feature all the cards from the game, but I'm curious about one fact that I can't seem to find.

Is it a full deck of 78 cards?

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  • Did the description of the deck changed? I clearly remember reading it had 18 cards (which prompted my post in the Tarot Cards as merchandise concerning if it would include all seen in the gam), but can't find it now.

    To answer your question, no, it is not a full deck. It was mentioned in one of the preorder threads.

  • Yeah, the store description didn't have a card count, so I didn't know how thick the deck was.

    18 cards is still a good number of cards, especially given the art on the sample shots.

  • The description for the product says:

    'includes all the cards seen in the game, plus new ones!'

    I believe there were 21 cards seen in the game, which means the number of cards in the deck will be greater than 21. Plus the exclusive extra included if you purchase the Deluxe Edition DVD.

  • @Eduardo said: So, some kick math:

    - Voodoo Card Set : 18 cards
    - Deluxe Edition : 1 Exclusive Card
    - Total : 19 Cards

    - Cards seen in the game: 21
    - "Combined" Cards: (2) (formed by combining two cards)
    - Real Total: 19 Cards

    So all cards were seen, I do wonder which one is the left out of the tarot deck (The Sixth Sense?).

    The LeChuck/Elaine "Lothario" and the Guybrush/Morgan "Shivers" aren't actual separate cards. I suppose you could make them using an extra tarot deck (unless you want to rip your "Lovers" card in half) and some glue, though.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: The LeChuck/Elaine "Lothario" and the Guybrush/Morgan "Shivers" aren't actual separate cards. I suppose you could make them using an extra tarot deck (unless you want to rip your "Lovers" card in half) and some glue, though.

    Which is why I substracted them. And wasn't this in the other thread?

  • Yes, it was. I was quoting you from the other thread because I liked your explanation.

  • Hello Zeek. You also have an avatar from Gaia. (That means we are the coolest.)

    The deck will actually have 21 cards, which includes some new ones, and the Deluxe edition has its own special card! Had to clarify this today.

  • @nikasaur said: The deck will actually have 21 cards, which includes some new ones, and the Deluxe edition has its own special card! Had to clarify this today.

    So you do have the same number of cards as the Major Arcana (22 trump cards) once you add the bonus card. That was holding off my purchase. I don't suppose you know of any intended equivalents between your tarot cards and the "proper" versions (like The Fool, The Magician, Justice, Death, etc.)?

  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Major Arcana (Trumps Major, Major Trumps) of occult or divinatory tarot consists of twenty two cards. The name Major Arcana was first used by Paul Christian. Each Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. In many decks, each has a number (usually in Roman numerals) and a name, though not all decks have both, and some have only a picture. The earliest decks bore unnamed and unnumbered pictures on the Majors (probably because a great many of the people using them at the time were illiterate), and the order of cards was not standardized. Nevertheless, one of the most common sets of names and numbers is as follows:

    0 or 22 The Fool
    1 The Magician / The Juggler
    2 The High Priestess / The Popess
    3 The Empress
    4 The Emperor
    5 The Hierophant / The Pope
    6 The Lovers
    7 The Chariot
    8 or 11 Justice
    9 The Hermit
    10 Wheel of Fortune
    11 or 8 Strength / Fortitude
    12 The Hanged Man / The Traitor
    13 Death
    14 Temperance
    15 The Devil
    16 The Tower / Fire
    17 The Star
    18 The Moon
    19 The Sun
    20 Judgment / The Angel
    21 The World

    The images on the Major Arcana are often very heavy with symbolism, with far more to the illustration than a mere depiction of the card title. The Major Arcana are usually regarded as relating to matters of higher purpose or deep significance, as opposed to the Minor Arcana which relate to the everyday world and matters of immediate significance.

  • Yep, that's the Major Arcana, SilverWolfPet. What I'm curious about is if the 22 ToMI Tarot cards are all intended to be rough equivalents to those trumps.

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