Tarot games for US public libraries

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Tarot games for US public libraries

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1Oudler
May 8, 2010, 3:04pm

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2gilroy
May 9, 2010, 10:11am

There was one historical item that you forgot to list.

Tarot cards were used to pass messages between persecuted societies within the Roman Empire. This happening about 5th century.

3andyl
May 9, 2010, 1:41pm

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Do you have a cite for that? The earliest historical evidence for Tarot cards (that I'm aware of) is the early 15th century.

4gilroy
May 10, 2010, 10:37am

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Unfortunately, I got that from word of mouth instruction from my priest who visited Rome and the holy land. I will dig to see if I can find the reference he referred to.

Of course, he may also have confused a standard deck of playing cards with Tarot cards, though standard playing cards are based on the Tarot, or vice versa.

5Oudler
May 20, 2010, 1:23pm

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6einhorn303
Apr 16, 2011, 2:55pm

Another modern game that uses Tarot cards is "Gnostica" (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9629/gnostica). It's a rather strategically interesting game, too.

7gnatdbug
Jan 9, 2015, 5:54pm

Even then mainstay of 2nd ed D&D has its Tarokka deck as a part of the Ravenloft campaign world. Many games use a 52 card playing card such as Amber and Classic Deadlands.