Truth-Seeker's Tarot

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Title

Truth-Seeker's Tarot

Subject

Tarot--general

Description

78 cards plus an 80 page hardcover guidebook in a 2-part, lidded cardboard set box that stands upright. The set box is notably more annoying than most in how it is partitioned, in that it is easy to accidentally drop (and trap) cards in the portion of the box intended for the book.

The cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide. The card stock is reasonably flexible, with a thick, glossy coating that feels almost plasticized. The cards also feature goil foil stamped accents on top of the glossy coating.

The card back design is fully reversible.

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

Suits are Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles. The court cards are Princess, Prince, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are attractively illustrated, but not scenic.

I think it would be possible to use TdM meanings when reading with this deck.

Note: This deck has exactly the same art as that of the Pathfinder's Tarot. There are two key differences between these sets:
  1. The Pathfinder's Tarot features larger cards; the Truth-Seeker's cards are smaller.
  2. The Truth-Seeker's Tarot features gold foil stamped accents, while the Pathfinder's does not.
Also, the Truth-Seeker's was published first, in 2008. The Pathfinder's followed in 2011.

Given a choice between the two, I prefer the Pathfinder's. The art looks better and brighter in that version, and though it lacks the gold foil stamping, the gold-colored portions of the images catch the light beautifully, almost as if they were foiled.

I find the gold foil in the Truth-Seeker's is a bit too dark; it also feels a little delicate, as if it could be accidentally scratched.

Creator

Daigneault, Sylvie (artist)
Fontana, David (author)

Publisher

Duncan Baird Publishers, London

Date

© 2008

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

Mixed

Identifier

ISBN 9781844837168

Citation

Daigneault, Sylvie (artist) and Fontana, David (author), “Truth-Seeker's Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed June 3, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/378.

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