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Here's a web toy inspired by Glittercats' The Fool's Journey. Use the images and meanings of the major arcana cards to tell a tale along the lines of Zero Dice or Rory's Story Cubes.

By default, the cards start with The Fool and end with Death. But, the order of the cards can change depending on rules (or as your muse might take you.) I've included several tarot decks That I have found on the internet for your story telling amusement.

Hit the DEAL button to get a new spread of cards and/or change the deck. You can drag the cards around to change their order. Pulling a card from The Pool will cause the program to sort the cards differently. Ideally, you'll want to resize your screen to allow for nine cards to be displayed side by side. Click on a card to see a larger version of it and more text. The Fool and Death are special is that even if you move them to the pool and shuffle the cards, they will remain in the pool. If things get too messy, you can always refresh the page to set everything back.

Select a Deck:

Chastain, David
German Animal

Use card rotation/reversal.

The Fool

The roots of one's abilities, talents and potential. Decision to start fresh, open to new possibilities within, not explored yet. Sudden impulse which comes 'out of the blue'. Like a young animal driven into life by instinct, not yet conscious or possessed of understanding. The hero of our journey represents the irrational impulse toward change and toward opening life's horizon into the unknown. These irrational impulses can sometimes be destructive and sometimes creative and often they are both together. Willingness to risk, courage to stand by oneself, independence, freedom, following one's own feeling, idealism and inspiration.

Negative: foolish amidst excitement and fear, blind.


Card List: (as they were dealed out...)


I have researched these decks to the best of my ability and here are the proper credits. If any of the creators have updates or corrections to this, please let me know and I'll handle it.

The Aquatic Tarot is ©Andreas Schröter, non-commercial use has been granted.

The Catharina Tarot is ©Catharina, non-commercial use has been granted.

David's Tarot is ©David Chastain and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

This variation of the Colman-Smith Tarot was created by Samvado Gunnar Kossatz and released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

The Experimental Tarot was created by Samvado Gunnar Kossatz and released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

The L'Avenir Tarot of Destiny is ©Tarot of Destiny, premission has been granted for free use with a link back to their site.

The Marselles Tarot by Wischik, the author says there is no copyright on these images.

RW1910 is a scan of a popular deck from 1910. They are in the public domain due to publication date and the death of the author (1942 + 70 years.)

The German Animal, Italian, and Lemberg decks are curated by Bibliothèque nationale de France (The National Library of France) and are in the public domain.

'The Trouble with Rose' image is provided by WikiMedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/.

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