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2012-12-23 03:42:23 PM
Have 'em already.
 
2012-12-23 03:54:35 PM
WANT.. $70 for a used pack :-(
 
2012-12-23 04:07:08 PM
Every card is Death
 
2012-12-23 04:56:29 PM
Fantastic set. "The Fool" card is, of course, the crown jewel.
 
2012-12-23 05:10:44 PM
This isn't a link to buy em? Ugh. I sorta have a collection of esoteric tarot sets - Yoshiataka Amano's set, the Tactics Ogre set, I'd dig on having this with them.
 
2012-12-23 05:16:39 PM
Meh. Now Giger's Dune Tarot, that would be worth propping my bulk up on the couch for.
 
2012-12-23 05:33:48 PM
Rather good. Excellent, in fact.
 
2012-12-23 05:46:10 PM
They may have been unpublished in 2001, but all the images have since been used in his various art books.
 
2012-12-23 05:55:22 PM
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/would make that movie even more memorable
 
2012-12-23 05:56:59 PM
:So he selected 22 of his existing, previously unpublished pieces to represent each of the major arcana of Tarot. "


Really??

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2012-12-23 06:23:59 PM
So when your reading comes up to be of negative slant, does a chestburster pop out of you?
 
2012-12-23 06:50:05 PM
ftfa: Giger says that he never studied Tarot cards and in fact, had no interest in having his fortune told with them. (Giger claimed he was too superstitious, though he describes Akron's descriptions of the individual cards as "sometimes crazy, but funny-but not probably very serious.") He was, however, interested in the Tarot cards as a way to present illustrations. What's especially interesting about looking at these cards and reading the interview is that the cards have a context for Giger that is distinct from their identity as Tarot cards.

= useless as anything but art. cool art, tho. why is not offered as cards or a reasonably priced trade paper-back.

/ i know where crowley's original Book of Thoth is. seriously, the first that he made. once i played with it (under strict supervision. that place is like a bank vault) and probably touched every card. shortly before, i had peed. and not washed my hands. so the essence of my penis is on crowley's original, hand painted, Book of Thoth.
 
2012-12-23 06:50:28 PM
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2012-12-23 06:59:51 PM
Book of Thoth

er, Thoth Tarot. y'know. that thingy with cards he drew on. Aldi carries something called Wernesgruner. i probably hadn't showered for days; future crowley scholars will be amazed by the powers of my penile funk, and i have no problem with The Man Himself being accredited for them.

i prefer Giger's chairs to his cards.
 
2012-12-23 07:12:59 PM
H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.
 
2012-12-23 07:22:13 PM

Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.


Then by all means, don't sully yourself by remaining in a thread about him a moment longer.
 
2012-12-23 07:25:05 PM

Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.


Whoa!  How controversial!!
 
2012-12-23 07:29:03 PM

Son of Thunder: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Then by all means, don't sully yourself by remaining in a thread about him a moment longer.


I was wondering if anyone had some reason this guy's work is supposedly so great. People seem to like him because everyone says his work is amazing, but can't muster any commentary to say why it is actually good. I'll stick around to see if anyone smarter than you has something to say on the subject.
 
2012-12-23 07:35:27 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!


It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?
 
2012-12-23 07:42:27 PM

Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.


One trick pony.
 
2012-12-23 08:04:16 PM

Surool: Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!

It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?


Boy, you sure showed a small handful of people for kind of liking something. That'll teach them. Huzzah.
 
2012-12-23 08:26:40 PM

FunkOut: Surool: Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!

It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?

Boy, you sure showed a small handful of people for kind of liking something. That'll teach them. Huzzah.


Get a doctor to look into that Myopia. You ignored the other post to accuse me of trolling.
 
2012-12-23 08:28:27 PM

Surool: Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!

It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?


All of them.
 
2012-12-23 08:29:19 PM

Surool: Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!

It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?



He is more wonderfully weird than that....

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2012-12-23 08:48:34 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: He is more wonderfully weird than that....


I'll give you that second piece, but the Debbie Harry album cover is just more of the same (in a 'safe to show in a record store' way). These are variants included with the album.
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2012-12-23 09:29:18 PM
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The Salvador Dali Tarot deck isn't impressed.
 
2012-12-23 10:38:30 PM

Surool: Quantum Apostrophe: He is more wonderfully weird than that....

I'll give you that second piece, but the Debbie Harry album cover is just more of the same (in a 'safe to show in a record store' way). These are variants included with the album.
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2012-12-23 10:41:34 PM
Here, let me post this for some of you Farkers.

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2012-12-23 11:37:17 PM
I would just like to say...AWESOME find subby.

/Huge fan
 
2012-12-24 12:33:12 AM

Surool: FunkOut: Surool: Lionel Mandrake: Surool: H. R. Giger is vastly overrated.

Whoa!  How controversial!!

It would only be controversial in a thread full of mindless fanboys. How many paintings of skeleton vagina tongue penises does the world need?

Boy, you sure showed a small handful of people for kind of liking something. That'll teach them. Huzzah.

Get a doctor to look into that Myopia. You ignored the other post to accuse me of trolling.


You're all crabby patties. Cheer up.
 
2012-12-24 01:40:38 AM
Meh. I've liked Giger's work ever since I bought a dog-eared copy of one of his books in an Waldenbooks back in '79 (damned if I know how it wound up there). I'd be more impressed though if the art was specifically done for the cards (Like the Hello Kitty deck! Props!). Anybody can grab random bits of art slap them on cards and call it a such-and-such Tarot.
 
2012-12-24 03:28:59 AM
Meh. I've seen better sets:

www.pleated-jeans.com
 
Skr
2012-12-24 03:53:20 AM
As put in the comments there and here, the set is basically just a re-purpose and crop job of other existing art to grace a deck. Still pretty cool, but it would have been more appealing to me if H.R. had done a deck with the card imagery in mind. Tarot images usually have commonalities of symbols between even vastly different decks.

Personally, I've about worn my Aleister Crowley deck down to illegibility. Just happened to have been the quirky deck that I connected with.
At one point I was hoping to find a deck that looked like the ones used in the Ogre Battle series of games, but I was unsuccessful.
 
2012-12-24 08:45:19 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Every card is a Death Penis coming out of a vagina.


/FTFY
 
2012-12-24 09:12:13 AM

Skr: Personally, I've about worn my Aleister Crowley deck down to illegibility. Just happened to have been the quirky deck that I connected with.
At one point I was hoping to find a deck that looked like the ones used in the Ogre Battle series of games, but I was unsuccessful.


The limited edition of Tactics Ogre for PSP came with a deck, you can find it on ebay. It doesn't match the original game's little icons, but its drawn by the original artist. They're nicely sized, very tall.
 
2012-12-24 12:29:41 PM
Eh, I'll stick to my Lombardy-Zeroth deck.
 
2012-12-24 02:47:15 PM
I wouldn't mind a good starter Tarot. My Arapaho grandmother used to tell very accurate fortunes with regular playing cards.
 
2012-12-24 03:52:22 PM

Optimal_Illusion: I wouldn't mind a good starter Tarot. My Arapaho grandmother used to tell very accurate fortunes with regular playing cards.


My mum taught me.

Rider-Waite Tarot's not a bad place to start but try to buy a deck and a beginner's book separately. I've seen package deals that are cheap knock-offs of the deck's art with important details missing. When all you're dealing in is images on paper, that's a big thing to mess up.

I've used ordinary playing cards unsatisfactorily when I read regularly. A regular deck deck of cards as you know it is missing the major arcana which I believe adds an important dimension to it. It's certainly possible but I'd recommend an understanding of general tarot first before trying.

I use Aquarian tarot now when I do do readings.
It's also not a bad place to start and there are many books for it too. Love my Dali deck too. The art is good and though different does demonstrate a rooted understanding of symbology, which is important. I like Giger and tarot but wouldn't buy this deck as I think it misses out on the importance of symbols. Cool to look at though.

And I don't always lol but when I do, it's at the Arrested Development tarot. That is cool and funny.
 
2012-12-24 04:38:21 PM
older than old, still great.
 
2012-12-24 11:16:46 PM
got em
 
2012-12-26 03:02:11 AM
When I'm in the mood, I play with my Rider-Waite deck and a copy of The Tarot Revealed. I haven't seen it since I moved. There is definitely something mysterious at work, as agnostic as I've become, I've noticed things that were statistically improbable when doing multiple spreads on the same topic both on my own and on Tarot sites.
 
2012-12-26 04:11:38 PM

NannyStatePark: When I'm in the mood, I play with my Rider-Waite deck and a copy of The Tarot Revealed. I haven't seen it since I moved. There is definitely something mysterious at work, as agnostic as I've become, I've noticed things that were statistically improbable when doing multiple spreads on the same topic both on my own and on Tarot sites.


You've been exposed to what I once read as "The Theory of 'Oh?'" When something a little beyond your ken happens, instead of dismissing it out of hand, or reasoning out a logical explanation, just consider it on it's own terms with a simple "Oh?" at first. It may not even have happened to question or re-enforce your belief systems, but just to brighten your day.
 
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