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A practical tarot deck in the Rider-Waite tradition with a twist of sci-fi, fantastical creatures. Available in 2 sizes!
A practical tarot deck in the Rider-Waite tradition with a twist of sci-fi, fantastical creatures. Available in 2 sizes!
43 backers pledged $2,375 to help bring this project to life.

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A practical deck in the Rider-Waite tradition with a twist of sci-fi, fantastical creatures.

Do you like sci-fi, dream creatures, and original illustration?

Do you want to be part of a select group to get The Mutation Tarot deck before anyone else?

Do you want your choice of either a regular size tarot deck ( 2.75" x 4.75"), or a special edition 2.5" x 6" deck (or both)?

We need YOU to make this deck a reality! 

"I grew up with a Rider-Waite deck in my room. Even before I knew what the pictures meant, or how to do a reading for that matter, the images always fascinated me.

They are a timeless collection of the human experience covering everything from love, life, death, spirituality, etc.. I now have many decks, ranging from anime pin up girls to Egyptian Book of the Dead symbols. As amusing and diverse as these iterations are, they can be very hard to use in a reading. Some are far too artistic to be practical. My goal in drawing 'The Mutation Tarot' was to keep it practical. In that respect, most of the images are steeped in the Rider-Waite tradition. I wanted to see if I could capture the same human aspects depicted in the cards by using non-human subject matter, in this case, mutated creatures from my dreams."

Mario Rosa, creator of The Mutation Tarot

The Mutation Tarot deck is the result of a year and a half long project, by illustrator Mario Rosa, to re-imagine the spirit, symbols, and imagery of the Tarot cards without using human beings. It is a practical, readable deck with sci-fi, fantastical, and original creatures.

This is the Tarot deck of another planet or another dimension, where plants, insects, and sea creatures mutated and evolved.

"We are all constantly changing, every second of every day. We might not even recognize ourselves in the future."

Artwork for all 78 cards is complete!

 Get a closer look at the art at: http://mutationtarot.com/tarot-deck.html

Sample of standard size deck.
Sample of standard size deck.

Also available in a second size: 2.5" x 6"!

You have feedback and we listened! While many people love the original deck design, some wanted more of a focus on the unique art. 

Unique 2.5" x 6" deck size!
Unique 2.5" x 6" deck size!
Our proof of the new deck size.
Our proof of the new deck size.

See all of the card art on our Facebook album as well.

Additional rewards ...

In addition to offering folks their choice of high quality prints, we also have coffee mugs. Backers will be able to select which card art they would like on their coffee mug(s).

Mutation Tarot coffee mug with your choice of card art.
Mutation Tarot coffee mug with your choice of card art.

Risks and challenges

This campaign is "part 2" as we had enough interest from the first campaign to run a second with a very attainable goal and shorter timeline. We want people to get these decks! And we appreciate all the support from previous backers.

To complete this project and make it a reality, we need YOU. As a backer, you'll be a part of our history – the foundation for the initial printing of a unique interpretation of the tarot in a standard and an alternate size deck.

Once the project is successfully funded we will contact backers on their art selections, and place orders with the printers. We expect the card decks and other materials to be printed within 30 days of placing the orders.

Items will be mailed USPS and UPS. We will ship worldwide.

Our funding goal of $2000 will cover printing and shipping costs.

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    ACE OF WANDS

    Just go for it! For the cost of 1 fancy coffee, you can get a warm and fuzzy feeling from helping to support an artist's work!

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    7 OF CUPS

    You can have it your way! Choose your favorite Mutation Tarot card art and we'll print it for you as a nice, archival, 8.5" x 11" glossy print ... signed by the artist! Ships worldwide!

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    ACE OF CUPS

    Make your tarot readings or your tarot collection a little more creative! You will get 1 standard size Mutation Tarot deck. The box will be signed by the artist.

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    THE MAGICIAN

    Transform your tarot readings or your tarot collection with this unique size deck! The cards are 2.5" x 6" (6.35cm x 15.24cm). You will get 1 Mutation Tarot deck. The box will be signed by the artist.

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    PAGE OF CUPS

    Get a little extra creative ... get 1 standard size Mutation Tarot deck signed by the artist + your choice of either an 8.5" x 11" print or a ceramic coffee mug with your favorite card art.

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    KING OF CUPS

    You'll receive 1 standard size Mutation Tarot deck signed by the artist one archival, glossy, 11"x17" print (also signed by the artist) of your favorite card art.

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    QUEEN OF CUPS

    Prefer the more unique size? Get a 2.5" x 6" (6.35cm x 15.24cm) size Mutation Tarot deck signed by the artist + your choice of either an 8.5" x 11" print or a ceramic coffee mug with your favorite card art.

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    TWO OF CUPS

    Love both decks? Grab this reward and get 1 of each size!

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    King of Cups

    Get 1 of each deck size plus an 8.5" x 11" signed print of the artwork of your choice.

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    THE WORLD

    The world is your oyster! With this reward you will get:

    1 Standard size Mutation Tarot Deck

    1 Unique size 2.5" x 6" (6.35cm x 15.24cm) size Mutation Tarot deck

    A set of 4 ceramic coffee mugs with your favorite card artwork.

    An archival, glossy, 11" x 17" print of your favorite card art, signed by the artist.

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