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A NSFW Tarot deck and art book with 78 photographs by Allan Amato, descriptions by Danika XIX and art by JAW Cooper + Lauren Panepinto.
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The HERETICAL FATES tarot deck comes complete with 78 composited cards, box and accompanying booklet. The box, booklet, and cards will be spot varnished with a scuff-free matte finish. Each comes with a signed 3x5 deck plate by Allan and Danika.

The HERETICAL FATES fine art book is a 160 page superbly colored tome, designed by Orbit Books creative director Lauren Panepinto. It will include a vellum tipped in print of JAW Cooper's incredible art of Danika XIX, and will be signed by Allan and Danika.

The HERETICAL FATES LTD edition Box Set features a LTD DECK and BOOK together in a Cigar Style Box with Magnetic Closure. Gilded edges and gold foil stamping on the card backs all on 350 Gsm stock, with a luscious Soft touch matte lam finish. This set comes with a silk screened black satin divination mat featuring JAW Cooper's premium art, and a velvet pouch for the cards.

The art for the suites, card backs and frontispieces are all created by JAW Cooper.

NEW REWARD! DAVID MACK ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR THE 3RD STRETCH GOAL!!

$1200 reward  - David Mack original art XXII Kitty Malone, XXIII Eirenne SG, XXIV Stoya
$1200 reward - David Mack original art XXII Kitty Malone, XXIII Eirenne SG, XXIV Stoya

DANIKA XIX

Collaborating creatively with Allan Amato is a delight so when he asked me if I would be interested in working with him on a Tarot deck, I accepted without hesitation. As a student of the tarot and a nude model I couldn’t refuse the opportunity to help develop and pose for my favorite esoteric system.

For me the Tarot is an indispensable tool which acts as a bridge pulling subconscious desires and secret purposes into the light of the conscious mind. It provides a locus of control when the chaos of life becomes overwhelming. As a visual language, it utilizes symbols from a wide variety of mystical and religious traditions to express Universal themes that we all encounter in our travels through Life.

Experienced readers, new students, and admirers of the human form can all enjoy the Heretical Fates Tarot Deck as both a fully functional divinatory system as well as a gorgeous work of Art.

ALLAN AMATO

The idea for this deck arrived over breakfast one fateful sunday morning. My partner Mallory and I each pulled our tarot card, a prompt we do together to answer a creative question, get our bearings, or just invite our subconscious into the conversation. 

I wondered aloud whether a tarot version of those old timey naked lady playing card decks existed out in the world already (they do), and would a functioning photographed deck be interesting to contemplate? (it was) My partner immediately encouraged me to think more about it, and very much in the chaos theory way I do things, I had two shoots scheduled the following week. 

There was only one collaborator that came to mind, and I called the amazing Danika XIX that same day. Danika is working with me on every aspect of the more esoteric nature of the deck, as well as on all the descriptors in the book.

In addition to the ethereal Danika, we have JAW Cooper creating the suites, backs and frontispiece of the deck, and Lauren Panepinto designing the complete series, soup to nuts. A true creative dream team that came together to make this the best possible project it could be. To say nothing of all the staggering subjects who allowed themselves to be transformed into angels, monsters and misfits! Ye Gods; Danika XIX, Amanda Palmer, Stoya, Joanna Angel, Vivid Vivka, Sash Suicide, Candy Ken, Ana Fox, Buck Angel, Jiz Lee, Anikka Albrite, Dani Daniels, Dominique, Nina Kate, Mick Blue, Mousa Kraish, Jeana Turner, Eugene Simon, Valis Volkova, Anactingangel, Bree Daniels, Jenna Fox, Pulpfictionally, Misti Dawn, Alexis Fawx, Fawn Grey, Taylor Wilkey, Eirenne SG, Thomas Gunter, Susanna Eggli, Mark Snyder, Megan Ayn, Ace Tilton Ratcliff, Roarie Yum, Ali Rose, Brandon Scott, TJ, Idiivil, Tee Beez, Andi Rye, Ryan Mclane, Autumn Fryer, Ms Briq House, Jettila Lewis, Small Hands, Vanessa Alexandra, Stephanie Inagaki, Tita Cupcake, Biqtchpuddin, Misfit Marceline and Astraia Esprit!

Thus 5 months, 78 cards, and immeasurable hours lost in front of Photoshop later, the Heretical Fates have arrived!

Although the almost insurmountably dense symbology of each card was important, acting as starting point and as signposts along the way, intuition played a key role as well. I wanted to let myself be guided based on the most organic interpretations available; to strip the meanings down to their essence. Since in many cases, the color and cut of the clothing of a specific card is critical to its esoteric interpretation, altering that was unavoidable.

                  And while I often expressed these ideas in other forms, the language of the human body always took precedence. Applying my visual approach to the magical tradition of the Tarot has led me on a journey that is deepening my understanding and appreciation of both.

I truly hope you enjoy possessing these mysterious tomes and alchemical tools of prognostication at least as much as we all enjoyed making them!



Candy Ken as The Fool
Candy Ken as The Fool
Dominique as THE MAGICIAN
Dominique as THE MAGICIAN
Stoya as THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Stoya as THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Anikka Albright as The Empress
Anikka Albright as The Empress
Mick Blue as The Emperor
Mick Blue as The Emperor
Joanna Angel as THE HIEROPHANT
Joanna Angel as THE HIEROPHANT
Vivid Vivka, Ana Fox and Candy Ken as THE LOVERS
Vivid Vivka, Ana Fox and Candy Ken as THE LOVERS
Ace Ratcliff as THE CHARIOT
Ace Ratcliff as THE CHARIOT
Nina Kate as STRENGTH
Nina Kate as STRENGTH
Mousa Kraish as THE HERMIT
Mousa Kraish as THE HERMIT
WHEEL OF FORTUNE with Jeana Turner, Eirenne, Brandon Scott and Pyromancircus
WHEEL OF FORTUNE with Jeana Turner, Eirenne, Brandon Scott and Pyromancircus
Amanda Palmer as JUSTICE
Amanda Palmer as JUSTICE
Brandon Scott as THE HANGED MAN
Brandon Scott as THE HANGED MAN
Ana Fox as DEATH
Ana Fox as DEATH
Jenna Fox as TEMPERANCE
Jenna Fox as TEMPERANCE
Vivid Vivka, Ana Fox and Candy Ken as THE DEVIL
Vivid Vivka, Ana Fox and Candy Ken as THE DEVIL
Pulpfictionally as The Tower
Pulpfictionally as The Tower
Danika XIX as THE STAR
Danika XIX as THE STAR
Evelyn Claire as THE MOON
Evelyn Claire as THE MOON
Danika XIX as THE SUN
Danika XIX as THE SUN
IDIIVIL and Ali Rose as JUDGEMENT
IDIIVIL and Ali Rose as JUDGEMENT
Roarie Yum as THE WORLD
Roarie Yum as THE WORLD
Aces - Dani Daniels, Nina Hartley, Dominique, DanikaXIX
Aces - Dani Daniels, Nina Hartley, Dominique, DanikaXIX
TWOS - Stephanie Inagaki, Fawn Grey, Windee, Nina Hartley, Candy Ken and Pyromancircus
TWOS - Stephanie Inagaki, Fawn Grey, Windee, Nina Hartley, Candy Ken and Pyromancircus

STRETCH GOALS

Every facet of the HERETICAL FATES stretch goals is designed with improvement in mind. 

An ongoing evolution of the deck and book, reflected in increased content, quality and scope, from soft touch finishes to gold foil stamping and thicker card stock. We aren't there yet, but some of these improvements will include:

  • Gold gilding on card edges    
  • Cards to use 350 Gsm stock   
  • Soft touch matte laminate   
  • Gold foil stamping   
  • 2-piece box with magnetic closure   
  • Softcover to hardcover book 
  • 10 card Expansion pack  

With each unlocked stretch goal, the models also see a bump in what they're getting paid, so the wealth is distributed evenly over the quality of the products, and the fingers of all the people responsible for bringing Heretical Fates to life!

Thanks to Shipwrek for the song in the video, and Brent Mata for the vast majority of the Kickstarter video content!

Risks and challenges

Everything has been priced out in advance with our amazing printer, including every stretch goal possibility and permutation, all well in advance!
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    Digital HD edition of the Book & Cards

    A digital HD version of the Heretical Fates 160 page fine art book with art from the complete 78 cards and descriptions by Danika XIX.
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    Heretical Fates Art Book

    Receive a first edition copy of the 160 page fine art book with art from the complete 78 cards and descriptions by Danika XIX.
    The book will be signed by Allan Amato and Danika XIX (and any models we can pressgang)
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    Heretical Fates Tarot Deck

    The complete 78 card deck.
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    2 sided Gloss lam and rounded corners
    Playing Card Style box
    Scuff free matte lam booklet
    Signed deck plate by Danika and Allan
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    The "Acolyte" LTD Edition Box Set

    A stunning LTD edition, featuring the Heretical Fates DECK and BOOK together in a Cigar Style Box with Magnetic Closure. Gilded edges and gold foil stamping on the card backs all on 350 Gsm stock, with a luscious Soft touch matte lam finish.
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    MAJOR ARCANA 11x14 Metallic Print

    An archival Platinum Rag LTD edition print of any of the Major Arcana. Only 100 will be printed of each. Plus the Heretical Fates book and deck! Each print will be signed by Allan Amato
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    MAGNUM OPUS - 4 LTD editions

    The Complete Allan Amato LTD edition book package and box set! A LTD edition of SLIP (choose between the Variant Cover and Riley Reid vellum nude), SERAPH (choose between 3 editions-Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack and JAW Cooper), TEMPLE OF ART and last but not least, the Heretical Fates Box set. This ships with a free slipcase for SLIP and Seraph, an 8x10 metallic print of Stoya's Seraph cover image and your choice of 3 8x10 metallic major arcana prints from Heretical Fates.
    Most of these editions are very few in number, so get 'em while you can!
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    5 MAJOR ARCANA 11x14 Metallic Prints

    Your choice of five archival Platinum Rag LTD edition prints of any of the Major Arcana. Plus the Heretical Fates book and deck! Each print will be signed by Allan Amato
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    Allan Amato PHOTO SHOOT

    A portrait sitting of your very own!
    Get primadonna'ed by Allan Amato for an obscenely epic price and get a book and deck as well!
    (Must be located in LA. Costs for accommodation and travel to LA are not included)

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    The "Querent" (Become a Custom Card)

    Come to LA, meet Danika and myself and get your very own Heretical Fotoshoot! All to be transformed into your very own tarot card, that you can slip right into the deck!
    (We'll even source some armor and costumery for you, should you not have a prop house at your disposal)
    You'll also get an 11x14 archival metallic print of the image, so get that spot next to the velvet Elvis painting prepped and ready.
    You're in control of the direction of the shoot! Danika will also give you a personal tarot reading beforehand, to really get that heretical energy flowing!
    Become a centaur Demi-God or avenging Seraphim! (travel to LA and accommodation not included, but hey, if you decide on the seraphim option, you can fly yourself over)
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    David Mack Original Arcana XXIII

    Original 12x18 artwork of Eirenne SG for the HERETICAL FATES Expansion Pack, by the singular David Mack!
    Plus a LTD Box Set, and the $300 tier print reward to keep it company!

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    David Mack Original Arcana XXIV

    Original 12x18 artwork of STOYA for the HERETICAL FATES Expansion Pack, by the singular David Mack!
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    All 22 MAJOR ARCANA 11x14 Print Series

    The complete Major Arcana, for those few who want to create a Superpowered gallery of epic art! Each archival Platinum Rag print will be signed by Allan Amato, and the art featuring Danika will be signed by her as well. Plus an 11x14 archival print of JAW Cooper's card back! And a set of everything else to boot!
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    Photography Workshop with Allan & Danika

    Be a party to how these images were created, by learning from the creators one on one! (well, two) This reward includes a 4 hour in studio photography workshop with Allan at the helm, and Danika as your celestial subject! We will go over lighting techniques used to create the Heretical Fates look, and anything else you care to understand about the process. Plus the deck, book and LTD edition Box Set, and the $300 tier to boot! (travel to LA and accommodation not included)

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    Early Bird Heretical Fates Art Book

    Receive a first edition of the 160 page fine art book with art from the complete 78 cards and descriptions by Danika XIX.
    The book will be signed by Allan Amato and Danika XIX (and any models we can pressgang)
    And your name printed in the acknowledgements.
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    Early Bird Heretical Fates Tarot Deck

    The complete 78 card deck.
    INCLUDES:
    78 tarot cards on thick, 310 Gsm stock
    2 sided Gloss lam and rounded corners
    Playing Card Style box
    Scuff free matte lam booklet
    Signed deck plate by Danika and Allan
    - add a second deck for $30
    - add a second book for $25

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    Early Bird "Acolyte" LTD Edition Box Set

    A stunning LTD edition, featuring the Heretical Fates DECK and BOOK together in a Cigar Style Box with Magnetic Closure. Gilded edges and gold foil stamping on the card backs all on 350 Gsm stock, with a luscious Soft touch matte lam finish.
    This set comes with a silk screened black satin 17” x 17” divination cloth featuring JAW Cooper's amazing art, and a velvet pouch for the cards.
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    - add a second book for $25

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    David Mack Original Arcana XXII

    Original 12x18 artwork of Kitty Malone for the HERETICAL FATES Expansion Pack, by the singular David Mack!
    Plus a LTD Box Set, and the $300 tier print reward to keep it company!

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    • Art Book
    • Limited Edition Box Set
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