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
wildrosespeonies: Hope everybody is out enjoying the summer/winter! This place has been quiet the past few days.
Jun 17, 2019 23:18:25 GMT
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Jun 18, 2019 5:46:45 GMT
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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Jul 2, 2019 8:41:21 GMT
blackhawk3: Just finished reading the Alfred Hitchcock Tarot companion book by my son Chris Leech. This is his fifth tarot deck the others being The Beatles Tarot, Charles Dickens Tarot, The Shakespeare Tarot and The Golden Age Of Hollywood Tarot. All are great.
Aug 12, 2019 18:19:13 GMT
wildrosespeonies: I've started reading for friends now! It is exciting!
Aug 20, 2019 2:46:54 GMT
wildrosespeonies: Where has everyone disappeared to? This forum is so dead these days.
Aug 23, 2019 0:10:12 GMT
TeaAndTarot: Where would be the best place to start a deck study thread? The Wooden Tarot is on its way and I’d like to post my thoughts here for posterity.
Sept 1, 2019 11:44:14 GMT
wildrosespeonies: TeaAndTarot. Probably the Tarot Deck Discussion would be the best place, as you are just studying one specific deck. But make sure to check the whole thread as there might already be a Wooden Tarot thread already.
Sept 3, 2019 18:16:40 GMT