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So glad I didn't buy Shadowscapes. I had it saved to my laptop because of art but to read, woa, too busy.
I regret buying Revelations....not sure but it gave me the creeps
Also regret Green Witch Tarot....I loved the art and wanted so bad to love it but meh, some depictions of the cards just didn't make sense to me and it ruined the whole deck for me
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It's not that I wish I didn't bought it, but I've just purchased a Baba Studios deck and I feel irresponsible af. Why oh why did I hit the button?

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There are some I'm unsure of, but so far there is only one I really feel like was not that good a decision: borderless Deviant Moon. I like the art and I feel it calling out for me but the cards are too tall for me to shuffle it comfortably so I don't use it that much. I've been thinking I would probably be better off with trimming off the borders on the regular edition
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With Shadowscapes I like looking at the art, but only in pieces. The details can be beautiful, but the overall composition is so busy that the cards end up looking up the same. I ended up buying the Fool's Dog app so I could zoom into the pretty details. I never did get the physical cards. Otherwise it probably would have qualified as a regrettable deck for me too.

To add to my list of decks that I regret, Motherpeace. I tried it because it was a classic, but I ended up disliking the art.
Shadowscapes for me as well. I do love the artwork - but I just cannot read with it whatsoever. Its funny though because when I purchased this deck I also bought one as a gift for my sister and she can read BEAUTIFULLY with it! It seems to inspire her completely. She is not much of a reader as far as she only reads now and again for herself, a few friends, or me. And, when she reads for me with this deck--she does so--wonderfully!

The John Dee Oracle deck is another one. Though this thread is about tarot decks, not oracles and I should stay on topic.

The Wild Unknown is another tarot deck I can't read with, but I do LOVE the artwork. It is another I will keep as a result of that. I also do not like the card stock with that one.

Some others are Ghosts & Spirits Tarot, Faery Wicca Tarot and the Paulina. I love all of them for their artwork--but I can never use them to read for clients. I just don't connect with them at all in that way. There are plenty more in my library as well.
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I'm another one who thinks Shadowscapes is stunning, but cannot get a good reading with it. I bought it at Paulina Tarot at the same time, though I was on the fence about Paulina. Years later, I still read with my Paulina regularly, while my Shadowscapes sits on a shelf.
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I'm exactly the same, I love my Paulina, but for whatever reason the Shadowscape leaves me with a big blank when I try to read with it. I would have expected it to be the opposite.
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Ludy Lescot. I might change my mind one day, but it's completely unreadable to me right now. When I bought it, I tried giving it a chance several times.. but, to no avail
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I'm not sure I exactly regret any of my decks, but there's a few where perhaps the money could have been better spent:

Tarot Illuminati. I have actually come around to this deck somewhat, but I bought it on impulse in a book shop in town after a long and exhausting day, for 25, and looking through it on the way home I just... no, didn't like it, felt bad. I shoved it in a cupboard for a few months and when I came across it again I liked it a lot better, but I've still never actually read with it. I'm aiming to go through and do deck interviews with all my decks soon, so I'll see how that goes.

Housewives' Tarot. I love this deck, the cute box, the art, the general theme, but I'm not good with non-illustrated pip cards. Also I really dislike the 'devil as cake' thing, I know it's probably meant to be 'Devil's food cake' but that's not really a thing here (UK) and I just really don't like the whole cultural thing of 'ooh, cake is so naughty!' or food as a sinful temptation to be resisted etc. (I don't much like sexuality as sinful and to be resisted either, but I'm more able to see that as a sort of shorthand visual representation of the concept of temptation, I suppose?)

Fey Tarot. My first deck, I still love the artwork but I find it quite hard to read. Still, it was my first, so it stays.

I'm in two minds about the Modern Spellcasters Tarot - I love the inclusivity/diversity and the artwork. I *want* to love the reversed associations of swords/wands as swords = fire/wands = air is much more how I see things in a sort of instinctive sense, but unfortunately I think it's been half-arsed, they left too much of the firey imagery in the wands pictures and while I haven't looked through the book properly yet, I'm not sure if they've changed the meanings enough to make it work...
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I regret buying the Decameron tarot. What was I thinking ????

I had not looked closely at the images before I got it, but I knew it delt with eroticism, and I had heard it showed characters of all age and shape, which appealed to me (so many decks, books, moovies, especially when dealing with nude bodies, only show young thin characters that are uniformely beautiful. For example, I kind of like some of Manara's graphic novels, but all the women look absolutely exactly the same. You only recognise them from their hair cut and hair color... which is why I was not interested in getting the Manara tarot deck)
Anyway.
When I received the Decameron tarot, I freaked out. I found it sexist, and I did not see the link between the scenes and the cards they were supposed to illustrate. Like they had put random sex scene on random cards, regardless of the card meaning. And so sexist. And, several cards show scenes that look suspiciously like rape, which is very far from erotic to me. Impossible to read, I cannot make out the meaning of the cards, it is just a bunch of pictures representing sex scene, all in a very plain art style. And, to me, many scenes are pornographic, not erotic, and some are downright offensive.
Plus the cardstock is mediocre, and the borders are horrid (vertical print in several languages.... lame lame lame)

I also regret buying a first edition Wild Unknown last year (when the 1st edition had been OOP for a time and was getting a little hard to come by) at a very reasonable price, from a seller in Ukraine.
I should have been smart enough to realise that it was not normal that this first edition was cheaper than the second edition that was sold by the artist at the time. Of course, this first edition from Ukraine turned out to be a pirated deck. It was obvious when it arrived. I had the second edition by the artist, and this so called first edition was made in different cardstock, slightly smaller, and came in a thin box, very different from the sturdy cardstock that housed my second edition.
The quality is not good, and two cards are severely misprinted, but I am so angry that it was pirated, and angry at myself because I should have known from the suspiciously low price. I felt like I had been robbed at the same time as the artist had been robbed.
I wrote the seller but they disapeared from internet and could not be found again (of course !).
Later I bought a genuine copy of the first edition WU (more costly, which is normal) and I like this one a lot, and this is the one I use.

There are other decks that were poor buys, and that I would have been better if I had saved my money rather than buy them. But, most of them I eventually got to like, or I gave away so they found a better home. It teaches me to be more picky.

But those two : the Decameron and the pirated WU, there is nothing I can do about them. I cannot give them away or trade them, even less sell them. The Decameron is too gross, and the pirated WU is stolen goods.
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Decameron does show rape scenes and it is sexist, terrible deck at my opinion. obviosly porno made by men for men. It disgusts me so much.
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I regret buying the Decameron tarot. What was I thinking ????

I had not looked closely at the images before I got it, but I knew it delt with eroticism, and I had heard it showed characters of all age and shape, which appealed to me (so many decks, books, moovies, especially when dealing with nude bodies, only show young thin characters that are uniformely beautiful. For example, I kind of like some of Manara's graphic novels, but all the women look absolutely exactly the same. You only recognise them from their hair cut and hair color... which is why I was not interested in getting the Manara tarot deck)
Anyway.
When I received the Decameron tarot, I freaked out. I found it sexist, and I did not see the link between the scenes and the cards they were supposed to illustrate. Like they had put random sex scene on random cards, regardless of the card meaning. And so sexist. And, several cards show scenes that look suspiciously like rape, which is very far from erotic to me. Impossible to read, I cannot make out the meaning of the cards, it is just a bunch of pictures representing sex scene, all in a very plain art style. And, to me, many scenes are pornographic, not erotic, and some are downright offensive.
Plus the cardstock is mediocre, and the borders are horrid (vertical print in several languages.... lame lame lame)

I also regret buying a first edition Wild Unknown last year (when the 1st edition had been OOP for a time and was getting a little hard to come by) at a very reasonable price, from a seller in Ukraine.
I should have been smart enough to realise that it was not normal that this first edition was cheaper than the second edition that was sold by the artist at the time. Of course, this first edition from Ukraine turned out to be a pirated deck. It was obvious when it arrived. I had the second edition by the artist, and this so called first edition was made in different cardstock, slightly smaller, and came in a thin box, very different from the sturdy cardstock that housed my second edition.
The quality is not good, and two cards are severely misprinted, but I am so angry that it was pirated, and angry at myself because I should have known from the suspiciously low price. I felt like I had been robbed at the same time as the artist had been robbed.
I wrote the seller but they disapeared from internet and could not be found again (of course !).
Later I bought a genuine copy of the first edition WU (more costly, which is normal) and I like this one a lot, and this is the one I use.

There are other decks that were poor buys, and that I would have been better if I had saved my money rather than buy them. But, most of them I eventually got to like, or I gave away so they found a better home. It teaches me to be more picky.

But those two : the Decameron and the pirated WU, there is nothing I can do about them. I cannot give them away or trade them, even less sell them. The Decameron is too gross, and the pirated WU is stolen goods.
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