In all honesty, Kickstarter offers a home for two primary nerdy food groups. Which ones? Well, enamel pins and tarot cards, of course. The advent of Halloween season also means the time has come for all things magical. And Wyrmwood Gaming wants to help you make your next impulse buy. On offer? A set of incredible tarot cards with a twist entitled Corrupted Tarot.
The Kickstarter shares:
Welcome to our Corrupted Collection III: Corrupted Tarot by Wyrmwood. Every year on Halloween, Wyrmwood launches a project in honor of the spooky season. In past campaigns we have featured some incredible work from artists like Crystal Sully and Frank Frazetta. However, this campaign brings that to a whole new level. We have brought together over seventy artists to create a delightfully corrupted deck of Tarot Cards.
Seventy artists equate to a whole lot of artists. And the cards themselves feature all of their incredible talents. So if you practice, these tarot cards will make for an incredible tool to help focus your intentions. But even if you don’t, tarot decks offer 78 stunning art pieces in every package.
However, the theming of this tarot deck takes the cards to a whole new level. The creators explain:
In the Corrupted Tarot, the Major Arcana cards have been reversed and their darker natures revealed, but it’s important to remember that, like any fairy tale or constellation or myth, this story is still meant to help us navigate out of the darkness. Our guides may just be a little frightening.
We are excited to FINALLY share this project with everyone. 🗣️📢— Wyrmwood (@WyrmwoodGaming) October 19, 2021
We have collaborated with OVER 70 TALENTED ARTISTS to bring you Corrupted Tarot by Wyrmwood - a traditional tarot deck with a ~sinister~ twist. 😈#CorruptedTarot pic.twitter.com/pGDesDUhCk
In essence, the Corrupted Tarot deck reveals new sides to traditional tarot fixtures. Tarot with a twist. In tarot, each card has an understood meaning. But this deck offers darker or different perspectives on the cards
For instance, the suit of swords has traditionally symbolized the darkest of all suits. But this deck seeks to remind us it also “contains some of the most beautiful blessings. Inspiration, rationality, justice, and forgiveness all have their home in the suit of Swords as well.”
And in contrast, the suit of cups often appears as the most joyous cards in a tarot deck. But the Corrupted Tarot deck looks at them through a new lens. Here, the “Cups cards…dive into a world of emotional isolation, where every individual stands alone. The realm of the Fae is reflected strongly in our corrupted Cups: capricious, cruel, and cold-hearted, these predatory creatures feel too deeply and too wildly, but still cannot connect with each other.”
Take a glance at some of the gorgeous cards on offer. The artists have also shared all of their artwork on Corrupted Tarot’s official website.
⚔️3 of Swords⚔️— ☕Jessica the Bestica ➡️ GDC 🌈Patreon (@anireal) October 19, 2021
'A time for courage and fortitude: you have recently weathered a terrible storm, born of betrayal or great pain"
☕️I can finally share that I'm an artist in @WyrmwoodGaming's #CorruptedTarot project! So many artists came together for this, get it below now!⬇️ pic.twitter.com/xshTRwQUWy
I'm excited to finally announce that I had the pleasure of joining nearly 80 incredible artists on to #CorruptedTarot, a new tarot deck from @wyrmwoodgaming! Yes, THE Wyrmwood. 🖤— Stephanie Brown ☕ Artist on Patreon 👻 (@OffbeatWorlds) October 19, 2021
The artwork represents the reversals of traditional tarot and I did the Ten of Pentacles. pic.twitter.com/19wVvAAvfp
deep in the briars is the unfortunate Page of Wands that I did for the #CorruptedTarot deck by @WyrmwoodGaming!— kiiwala (@kiichan) October 19, 2021
This project was a treat to work on, please take a gander at the other 80 talented artists that participated in the deck. ✨🎃✨ pic.twitter.com/P7czyvPrOV
Oh yay, I finally get to announce that I had the great pleasure of working with 70+ absolutely amazing artists on the #CorruptedTarot from @WyrmwoodGaming ! This deck focuses on the reversed card meanings and I very much enjoyed making the 'Judgement' card. pic.twitter.com/bly8F1vRk8— Audre Schutte (@charamath) October 19, 2021
We’re dropping a huge announcement about this project in AN HOUR. #CorruptedTarot is all about Reversals and overcoming darkness.@vetyyr - Syd Mills- illustrated these two gems, the Six of Cups and The Hanged Man. This lurid, dreamlike feel is exactly what we’re about. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/oXHpE8OvOl— Color Tarot Project (@color_tarot) October 19, 2021
It’s nighttime! At least here. Time for some LUSH colors, these two cards blow me away. Nino Vecia (@ninovecia) and Sam Guay (@SamGuayArt), two incredible artists, tackle #CorruptedTarot’s King and Queen of Cups.— Color Tarot Project (@color_tarot) October 18, 2021
Next up is going to be a Newsletter installment about our Cups!🍷 pic.twitter.com/phEPiwyxTC