So, you want to get a glimpse of what the uncertain future might hold. Are you willing to look into the dark depths of a lurking horror to get it? You could do that. Or you could add your support to the Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot Kickstarter campaign, which sounds a little less dangerous. Gorgeously atmospheric, lush, and haunting, the Cthulhu-inspired tarot card deck is a must for those who find comfort in the darkness.
The “dark arts” themed Divinatory Tarot deck certainly lives up to its name. The artistic team of Førtifem (Adrien Havet and Jesse Daubertes) illustrated each card. And every one is simply stunning. Unsettling Lovecraftian inspired artwork graces each piece in the 78-card tarot deck. Additionally, the 22 major and 56 minor arcana deck is larger than most tarot decks, giving you even more dreadful details.
The Kickstarter rewards have you covered if you’re not yet familiar with the intricacies of a tarot card reading. “All decks will be delivered with a 64-page booklet (2,95″ x 5,90″ | 75×150 mm), printed in black and white (32 pages in English, 32 pages in French) that will help you with the interpretation of each card,” says the campaign description.
The Kickstarter-only exclusives also include a beautiful black silk-screen printed set, a 96-page softcover book with additional illustrations, texts and poems, a black drawstring bag, and more. Take a look through the different tiers to choose just the right set to get your tentacles on.
You’re probably not a fan of H.P. Lovecraft himself. Bragelonne Games doesn’t shy away from directly addressing concerns about the author’s racist past. “We absolutely do not share these beliefs,” says the campaign, “and we have worked hard to recontextualize his creations to create an inclusive, fair and respectful project, consistent with our modern values.”
Delightfully dark, this tarot deck exudes a sense of dread that’s hard to ignore and strangely easy to adore. However, you only have until the beginning of December to join in the horrific Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot campaign… if you dare!
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