‘Game of Thrones’ tarot card deck to be released in March 2018

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A new ‘Game of Thrones’ tarot card deck brings Westeros and card reading together.

From Melisandre’s glamours to Qartheen warlocks drinking nightshade, Game of Thrones is imbued with magic and mysticism. Now, a celebrated tarot card creator and illustrator have teamed up to bring us a Thrones-themed tarot deck, intertwining the age-old practice with the fantastical world of Westeros.

Created by tarot expert and author Liz Dean, the set includes a full set of cards and a hardcover booklet explaining the symbolism of each card and how to use them in a tarot reading. The richly colored and beautifully detailed cards make use of characters, stories and scenes from Thrones, which Dean calls an “outstanding story” perfect for a tarot deck.

The Lovers card from the 'Game of Thrones' tarot deck.

The Lovers card from the ‘Game of Thrones’ tarot deck.

“Archetypes are the foundation of every great tale — and Game of Thrones is an outstanding story, a rich weave … From the icy landscapes beyond the Wall to the hot deserts of Dorne, the world of Game of Thrones is replete with symbolism: an abundant source for a new tarot deck,” Dean says.

Samwell Tarly is the perfect Temperance card in the 'Game of Thrones' tarot deck.

Samwell Tarly is the perfect Temperance card in the ‘Game of Thrones’ tarot deck.

The cards and booklet are illustrated by Craig Coss, a fine artist and illustrator. Although the deck isn’t available until March 20, 2018, it is available for pre-order at Amazon and Chronicle Books.

 

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    1. Though I’d personally prefer art that isn’t based on what the actors look like, it’s an interesting concept, and the woodcut look is quite handsome. I’d be curious to see how this ‘Tarot expert’ interprets the designs – especially considering that a lot of the meaning in the traditional (Rider/Waite) deck resides in tiny details of the images. I’ve always been reluctant to try an ‘alternative’ deck, but that’s just me, I guess.

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    2. These are cool! I thought Death would be The Stranger, but alas, it’s Arya, which is also appropriate. Absolutely loving the “Six of Cups” Jon & Sansa card. That was one of my favourite moments in season 6! “You’d think after thousands of years the Night’s Watch would’ve learned how to make a good ale.” 😂

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    3. It figures that in violent Westeros, the suit of Wands is replaced by Spears. I suppose that we haven’t spent enough time amongst the smallfolk to find characters to correspond with the suit that addresses questions about work, talent and livelihood. But I’m a little disappointed, since the Page of Wands is my preferred Significator card.

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    4. Red Nightmare:
      Demonic garbage. GoT doesn’t need this crap. But anything for a buck, I guess.

      Demonic? Seriously? ROFL

      Tarot cards are about as ‘demonic’ as Rorschach tests, and serve much the same function.

      I hate to be the one to break the news, but Santa Claus and demons aren’t real.

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