Post by wildrosespeonies on Jan 28, 2019 5:29:38 GMT
Well, the deck came and I've had the chance to look at it a few times. I haven't really used it as a deck per se just yet, but some thoughts:
The deck box is pretty nice. I do think there are other prettier boxes, but I think this will hold up well.
The guidebook turned out good. I like how the little illustrations turned out and the descriptions are wonderful. The best part though is the "additional artwork" explanation which gives more context to the constellations or mythology that influenced each piece.
The cards themselves are very sturdy. Holly can testify to how they compare to other cards, but based on what decks I own, I can say they are fairy thick cardstock.
Arthur wrote about the black not being consistent across the entire deck, but I'm not noticing it in mine. They are verrrrry black. The colours are gold, red, and white against a very black background. With UV spotting. Funnily enough, I followed these cards being made before the kickstarter, but actually flipping through it, I think it is a much "colder" deck than the others I back/own. Although real models were used, the sculptural quality of the figures is very striking. In spite of the warm colours, they feel very minimalistic (you won't be using the faces for interpretation), so it gives a deck an almost distance. (But the stars and constellations are distant too, so maybe that is a point. Or maybe it is just me?)
I like it, and I'm glad I backed it, but I definitely rec that people watch tarot reviews of the deck, because it really is more modern than most decks are.
The High Priestess card might be my new favorite HP of any deck I own. I really how some of the major arcana have such new, unique interpretations.
Post by wildrosespeonies on Feb 1, 2019 4:55:15 GMT
So I have to overhand shuffle the cards (they are a touch big for my small hands), and while I've dealt with thick cardstock before, these ones seem to be extra slippery. A card flies out every time I shuffle!
wildrosespeonies Thanks for the input on the deck :3 I bought three with my pledge, and since one of them is a gift for a friend I decided to just wait for the complete reprinted deck (cuz if I opted for the typo, all 3 decks would have been the typo).
Post by wildrosespeonies on Feb 15, 2019 3:59:36 GMT
You are welcome. I've been using the deck this month, and I've found myself warming up to it. It is surprisingly detailed and is "warmer" than I had initially thought. The cardstock is still tough to riffle. This is one of the few decks where I really don't count the jumper cards because I would have to count every single hand that I riffled. Still I'm glad for the card thickness because I think they'll hold up well. (They aren't really large cards, just thicker cards.)
Post by wildrosespeonies on Feb 18, 2019 7:48:35 GMT
Ok, I do have one critique. The cards are getting nicked too easily. The thickness actually works against them. I overhand shuffle, so I think that is why it's only affecting the card bottoms, but I think those that riffle the more traditional way -- it will affect the sides of your cards. I just noticed it tonight but I now see 6 cards where it has happened.
I would say maybe it's a case my shuffling too hard, except all my other decks have held up great (and most of them I have to overhand shuffle too because the cards are too big for my hands.)
I have the typo edition, so maybe the non-typo edition will not have this problem. (But Arthur has said in updates, he's using the same printer, just a different finisher, so I imagine the paper stock and quality would be the same.)
Post by wildrosespeonies on Feb 19, 2019 19:47:55 GMT
I really do like this deck. I do want to make that clear. I love the sometimes radical redesigns of the arcana. However, scuffing is still an issue. I don't think I'll notice it that much since the side that has the scuffs is the side I don't see when I overhand shuffle, still it is pain to have to redo the edging with a sharpie.
Even tho I got it a bit ago, I'm so in love with this deck! I still haven't done a reading with it, only because it's too gorgeous and I'm mildly intimidated by it. Haaaa idk if I'm just hesitant because of it's awe inspiring self or because I'm scared of what it might tell me about things lol
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HOLMES: what did you use,, the living the tarot book , was it a course or a self goal ?
Apr 25, 2019 1:11:40 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Self goal. I don't have time to sign up for actual card studies class even though I know many places offer them online. I use the guidebooks that come with the deck(s) for reference when I can't recall a card.
Apr 25, 2019 4:01:22 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Also, I think guidebooks are underrated. They can put more detail into the illustrations and some of them are pure poetry. (Mesquite and Pagan Otherworlds being my favorite guidebooks for that reason -- language is amazingly used)
Apr 25, 2019 4:03:19 GMT
HOLMES: a book written for the deck can be excellent if it adds , the tarot of the elves talked about the story behind the minors, one was really sad.. the hudes guidebook , and robin wood was awesome .
Apr 28, 2019 6:54:39 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Ooh, Marigold Tarot's print guidebook is finally coming along. I think I'm gonna pass on the pouch though. That box is very sturdy.
May 21, 2019 0:47:41 GMT
wildrosespeonies: My local witchy store is closing so I bought supplies from there today. They will last a good while before I have to turn to etsy again.
May 31, 2019 1:56:16 GMT
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eclecticjo: Thanx. I really appreciate it. It was my first of this type. May be my last lol
Jun 20, 2019 21:14:06 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Wow. I just discovered a tarot maker on kickstarter who blantantly stole another tarot maker's art. (The art is the art back of Sinking Wasteland.) I have let SW creator know. But wow! Can't believe that.
Jun 21, 2019 5:46:41 GMT
wildrosespeonies: The artist contacted the KS tarot card maker and they replaced the image, but I'm pretty sure the new image is stolen too. It looks familiar, but I don't recognize where the image come from.
Jun 22, 2019 5:14:19 GMT
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