Two Decks that NEED to EXIST!!

I promise, I don’t just sit around searching for new decks to drool over, but sometimes they fall into my lap (and sometimes my enabler friend puts them in front of my face and I just can’t look away until I’ve spent money — thanks, Irmata!). Right now, there are two decks on Kickstarter that I am absolutely BONKERS about, so of course I’m going to share them with you!

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#1 – Slow Holler Tarot

Slow Holler Tarot is freaking GORGEOUS

Slow Holler Tarot is freaking GORGEOUS

I mean… holy effing CRAP!!

This deck is a collaborative effort, and you can just tell that it’s being made with the utmost love, passion, and care. Check out the Kickstarter video and then throw your money at the project so that it can exist and I can OWN IT.

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#2 – Tarot of Brass and Steam

The Magician & The Devil | Tarot of Brass and Steam

The Magician & The Devil | Tarot of Brass and Steam

This is a steampunk deck, and it’s an interesting combination of creative vision and commissioned artwork. But DAMN it’s looking good. I mean: Nikola Tesla is The Magician and Thomas Edison is The Devil. DUDES. Dudes. Just… please, go look at more of this awesomeness, and then throw your money at the project so that it can exist and I can OWN IT.

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Wow, are you actually still HERE, and not going GAGA over those decks?! 

Interesting Tarot Kickstarter Projects

So lately I’ve been backing a lot of projects on Kickstarter, which has been fun, but also somewhat hellish for my bank account. Still, I can’t help but browse on that site, and of course I want to back more tarot decks! So far, I’ve only backed the Darkana deck, because I knew him through twitter and wanted to show some support. I haven’t received the deck yet, but I’m anxious to see it in person.

Currently, I’m watching several tarot projects. I have to be more choosy with my backing these days, but these all seem interesting. Click the images to visit their Kickstarter pages.

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The Collective Tarot: Round III - Kickstarter Project

The Collective Tarot is a deck self-published by a core group of 5 people, but comprises art from 25 different artists. The art styles are quite intriguing, and I’d really like to get my hands on a copy of this one. At this rate, it looks like the project will definitely get funded. Pledge 30 bucks toward this print run and they’ll send you a deck. I’m so, so tempted.

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The Symbolist Tarot - Kickstarter Project

The Symbolist Tarot deck is uses paintings from the Symbolist art moment. I agree with the project creator, that these paintings look great as tarot cards. Unfortunately, this project doesn’t yet seem to have gotten the publicity it needs to push forward with more funding. I hope it gets more exposure. Only $18 will get you one of these decks.

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The New Tarot - Kickstarter Project

The New Tarot is a project that seeks to expand upon the original tarot. This deck is 77 cards that continue forward with the Fool’s journey, using new suits (keys, chains, masks, and tomes). “Just as the traditional Minor Arcana represent the fundamental tools that must be mastered in order to achieve self-knowledge, the Minor Arcana of the New Tarot represent the (somewhat more complex) tools that must be mastered in order to achieve worldly success.” I am so curious about this one, but I haven’t pledged yet. A $25 pledge will get you a copy of the deck.

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The Chibi Tarot - Kickstarter Project

The Chibi Tarot is a Majors-only deck that utilizes the chibi art style, focusing on easy-to-read symbolism. It’s also being promoted as a great learning deck for kids. It seems like something that would be just my style (I’m a huge fan of anime), but everything is just slightly off for me. At $25 for majors only, I just can’t bring myself to do it. We’ll see what happens, though, as its deadline approaches.

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Archetypes Tarot - Kickstarter Project

The Archetypes Tarot project is a personal art project for Aimee, the project creator. The image for each card is created by taking the original archetypes and placing them into modern day settings. She seems to be taking a mixed media approach, which I support, and so far the cards have a rather dark/grungy feel. This seems like another one that needs more exposure, because her goal is totally reachable. Perhaps the only issue lies in the pledge levels. You’ll have to shell out $65 to get your own copy of the deck. Harrumph!