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Old 10-04-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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October 4, 2017: Illuminati 2018 Playtest

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Old 10-04-2017, 02:24 AM   #2
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We're on to you this time Steve Jackson.

Another cool announcement this week.

. . . But is the Illuminati even a conspiracy anymore.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:20 AM   #3
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. . . But is the Illuminati even a conspiracy anymore.
Certainly is, but the actual conspiracy stopped using the name "Illuminati" back in 1774.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:58 AM   #4
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Tarot-sized cards sound good to me, if it means I won't have to put my glasses on to play the game. :)
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Tarot-sized cards sound good to me, if it means I won't have to put my glasses on to play the game. :)
Can they double as a tarot deck? I have several suggestions for what card to use for "0 - The Fool" ;-)
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Can they double as a tarot deck? I have several suggestions for what card to use for "0 - The Fool" ;-)
IMHO, the only appropriate image for The Fool would be a mirror. (The Tarot is supposed to represent the Fool's journey, after all, and customizing each deck to put the player into it would be too expensive...)

But can printers put a mirror on a card?
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:55 AM   #7
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In fact, foil printing would allow a mirror, but it would be a Truly Lousy (tm) mirror.

My own concept for The Fool involves the globe of Earth . . . !
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IMHO, the only appropriate image for The Fool would be a mirror. (The Tarot is supposed to represent the Fool's journey, after all, and customizing each deck to put the player into it would be too expensive...)

But can printers put a mirror on a card?
But I think that breaks the point of the tarot (or the stories of the hero's journey). Sure it is a personal (psychological) journey, but it is told through external means. The cards may be reflections of aspects of the of the hero or the events that guide the journey, but the are personified and steeped in symbolic relationships. Removing that removes the discovery, and thus the whole point of "going on the journey".

Or in other words, a mirror is a bit too much on the nose. :-D
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