Universal Fantasy Tarot

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Title

Universal Fantasy Tarot

Subject

Fantasy literature

Description

78 cards + a title card and advertising card + an LWB in a standard cardboard tuck box.

The cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth, matte finish. This deck could easily be riffle-shuffled without damage.

The card back design is completely reversible.

Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Chalices, Swords, Pentacles, and Wands. The court cards are Knave, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana cards are scenic. Some appear to follow the RWS structure, but not all.

If the LWB is to be believed, this deck's theme is fantasy literature, but I don't see the connection to specific works of literature in these cards. I think this deck's title, "Universal Fantasy," is apt -- it is a very generic, universal world we see here.

As generic fantasy tarots go--for example, if we compare this to the decks of Ciro Marchetti or Erik C. Dunne--I think that the Universal Fantasy comes out near the top of the list. It's not a theme or style that I usually gravitate to for readings, but this is a beautiful, consistent, and usable deck.

Creator

Martinello, Paolo

Publisher

Lo Scarabeo

Date

© 2006

Format

78 cards

Language

Multilingual

Type

RWS / Other

Identifier

ISBN 9780738710600

Citation

Martinello, Paolo, “Universal Fantasy Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed August 7, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/369.

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