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BTVS Tarot deck: OH WOW…Oh crap.

BTVS Tarot deck: OH WOW…Oh crap. published on 3 Comments on BTVS Tarot deck: OH WOW…Oh crap.

Some time ago, someone got the genius idea to do a BTVS Tarot deck and contracted an illustrator who can actually create likenesses of the characters, and the previews of the cards looked intriguing and attractive, and I was instantly ready to drop $30.00 for it, just for the pretty pictures, and then…

Then Dark Horse canceled it. How very disappointing.


Too bad it got cancelled, the pics looked interesting.

And as a side note, some undergraduates sitting in front of me were just complaining that the blood in Sweeny Todd was “so fake” and looked “like Kool-aid” that it was dumb.

First of all, it’s called “art direction” and second I guess you’re too young and smug to recall that Kool-Aid is not that thick.

rebranding tarot in the USA

This is not meant as a put down of tarot fortune telling, but if the cancellation of that Buffy deck is related to any controversy about tarot cards, I think it’s time for tarot to be rebranded in the US.
The fact that tarot cards are sold in the US only for fortune telling is limiting the ability of those cards to fully become a part of our culture. In Italy where people play real card games with tarot, they had dancers dressed as tarot cards as part of the Olympics ceremony. Try to do that in the USA and the fundamentalists will shoot it down.
I have this thought that entertainment corporations could make more money with the gaming side of tarot than they would always stressing the fortune telling aspects. In France where tarot is recognized as a game there are all kinds of pop culture tarots. There’s even been a Disney tarot published for game playing in France. If American companies knew what the French know about tarot cards, that they could be used for card games, tarot could be like all the different versions of the Monopoly boardgame on the market. We could buy tarot decks based on Star Wars, Elvis, Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, the Simpsons, Scooby Doo and much more!

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