THE TAROT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS. . . WICKED!
In its simplest form, the Tarot is pack of playing cards (usually numbering 78). Consisting of 4 suits (Cups, Pentacles, Wands and Swords) as well as the "Major Arcana" cards (numbering 20, often considered the "face" cards), the Tarot has been used from the mid-15th century throughout Europe for card game playing, and from the mid-18th century on, most frequently used for "divination", "fortune telling", or "reading" the future.
There is more unknown about the Tarot than is known. What is known is that it is still the most common tool used to "read" the future and used by professional psychics worldwide. What is also known is that Tarot cards are frequently the very best collections of stunning, interesting, and unique art, each card with its own image and meaning, yet a collective look or theme. And it's fun.
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ABOUT YOUR ARTIST & DESIGNER
It was natural that these two people came together to bring you the Wicked Tarot. World renowned artist Pamelina H has most notably produced iconic art like The Playboy Marilyn Monroe Fender Stratocaster, and most recently one of the only artists given permission to create images of Bettie Page. She has painted or created art for some of the world's great musicians, professional athletes and everyone in between. Known for always having a bit of an edge and a leaning toward the macabre, her fantasy art is reputed by even the world's top artists, so much so, she was the winner of Best Art in Show at the World Fantasy Convention. Check out Pamelina's Facebook page here!
On the other hand, Marshall Rossi has decades of experience with the metaphysical. Known as both an empath and a psychic, he has as deep an understanding of the Tarot as anyone. Although usually quiet about his experience with the Tarot, he frequently provides "readings" privately even to professional psychics and tarot card readers.
The two, together, also recently founded Wicked Playing Cards, which will continue to provide amazing TAROT and PLAYING cards! Like Wicked Playing Cards' Facebook Page here!
THE WICKED TAROT DECK
The two, having worked together on many art projects, and having been friends for over a decade and a half, recently decided to create a Tarot deck that appealed to both of them, both in its meaning and its art. Both fans of monsters, zombies, and fantasy stuff (yes, stuff), the "Wicked" Tarot seemed like a natural result. Along came the Wicked Tarot, which both describe as "cool," said with a sly grin and a little chuckle. And now, you can enjoy it too.
Imagery was intended to be fantasy, monster, elegant, sensual, dark, fun and, of course, wicked. And of course, we put a bit of tongue-in-cheek in it too. Each image was developed in partnership between Marshall and Pamelina to reflect the spirit, meaning and intent of each card. Within each hand-made image, you'll find detail that never stops and interpretation of the card's message in the image itself. But see for yourself below. . .
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Great news about this project. . . all 78 cards illustrations are COMPLETE. So is the box and the booklet! We have our card printing supplier ready. This project is designed simply to give us the funds to complete the printing process. And our down payment on the printing is secured already, so it's up to you to help us bring this deck to life.
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Once you have chosen a Rewards Package and made your Pledge, you can also choose specific Add-Ons to get even more rewards! (Check back often, as new Add-Ons are being added all the time.)
Here's how you do it. Once you've made your Pledge, see if there are any additional Add-Ons below that you'd like to get. For example, you might like to add-on the collection of HD Wallpaper images to your package that didn’t have one in it. Once you know what Add-Ons you'd like, all you have to do is go to the top of this page and click on "Manage Your Pledge." On the new page, simply revise the amount of your Pledge to include the additional amount of the Add-On(s) you'd like. And then you're all set!
How will we know what items you've added on? Once the campaign has completed, you'll be emailed a survey where you can select which add-ons you want for your overall pledge.
However, once the Kickstarter campaign ends, you won't be able to choose any more Add-Ons, so if you want additional cool stuff, please make those additions to your pledge now!
Risks and challenges
None that we have been able to identify other than any unforeseen delays from the card printer. Unfortunately, it takes 90-120 days to get them. However, we found another GREAT printer and can get them in time for the holidays, but it costs a bit more. So help us fund early and we'll get them for you faster! But we need your help to do it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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