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Black Tarot

The Black Tarot is a dark gothic fantasy deck by comic book artist Luis Royo. It is meant to be used for exploring the darker side of the psyche. Now also available in a fully-illustrated version as the Royo Dark Tarot.

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Created by Luis Royo
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Fournier 1998


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Black Tarot review by Matt Douglas

First off, I must start this review with one small disappointment, the pip cards, twos to tens. The pips are not elaborately illustrated, and are nothing more than than many of that suit. While the swords look like they could cleave heads, the wands look like the legs of a kitchen chair. The traditional cups are, in this deck, to as chalices, and are acually pictured as bowls with water rising from them like flame. Despite the simplicity, I do find this interesting as it seems to combine fire and water, representing the more stormy side of the emotions. The pentacle is a rock-carved skull that you'd expect to see in an ancient underground tomb from some Indiana Jones knock-off. On some pentacle cards (if it's a small number, thus allowing for the pentacles themselves to be...
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Theme: Dark & Gothic, Erotic
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More About These Cards


Name: Black Tarot
Creators: Luis Royo
Publisher: Fournier 1998
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique pips
Suits: Chalices, Pentacles, Swords, Wands
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, King, Queen
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.36 x 4.33 in. = 6.00cm x 11.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, English
Card Back: Unknown


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