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Re: [Rabbits] Tarot (was: New Rabbit)

  • FromDenis Moskowitz <dmm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 27 Jul 2006 13:08:09 -0400 (EDT)
[Don Sheldon]
> On 7/27/06, Christopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Wow. Before this thread I had no idea there were so many different tarot
> > decks.  Are this different versions identical in function and only varied by
> > design?  Like my deck of GI Joe playing cards vs. a standard Bicycle deck?
> Pretty much yeah.  But when you get into the meanings of cards and the
> imagery, it can make substantial difference (for people that know
> those things, which do not include myself).  It makes no difference
> for thinks like Gnostica (except, of course, visually).

A caveat - there are some common changes of numbering in the Major
Arcana (switching Strength and Justice, primarily) which will 
change the scores in Zarcana slightly, since the powers of a card will
stick with the name rather than the number.  There are also some 
esoteric decks that use a non-standard deck structure, such as five 
suits, which are not usable for either game.
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