Deviant Moon Tarot

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Title

Deviant Moon Tarot

Subject

Melancholy
Urban and industrial decay

Description

78 cards + an LWB + a title card and an artist's "about" card, with an excess of packaging. By "excess" I mean that the cards themselves are in a tuckbox, and the tuckbox is in a larger 2-part, sliding shelfbox along with a fold-out paper spread guide. The packaging provides more shelf-appeal and makes it look as if the buyer is getting a "set," when in truth the only item of (neglible) added value is the fold-out guide.

The cards measure 7.1 cm wide x 13.1 cm long. The card stock is very flexible, with a high-gloss varnish that tends towards stickiness.

This deck is an example of the USG decks that were printed in Italy during the 2000's. These Italian-printed decks are difficult to use due to their high-gloss coating, making the cards prone to sticking together. Fanning power, available from magician's supply shops (or from Amazon, like everything else), can be very helpful in eliminating the stickiness.

The card back design is reversible.

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

Suits are Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are scenic in the RWS style.

Matters of physical production aside, this is a delightfully odd, weird, and readable deck. Some of the scenes are jolting, but in a way that works.

Creator

Valenza, Patrick

Publisher

U.S. Games

Date

© 2008

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

RWS

Identifier

ISBN 9781572816114

Citation

Valenza, Patrick, “Deviant Moon Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed June 3, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/382.

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