I agree! I prefer to think of him (upright, anyway) as Thurgood Marshall.Elentir said:I like the fact that he's black, too, although it for some reason reminded me of Clarence Thomas... perhaps he's the king of swords reversed!
The Court ranks are:
The new ranks are not exactly analogous with the traditional ones. Youths are basically Pages. The Man, I would say, is a little more mature than a Knight, basically in between a Knight and a King.
The Guide is the biggest difference, not really comparable with Queens. The Guides are nude, winged men. The wings are of different kinds through the suits. The Guides represent spiritual values and are really the only directly obvious emphasis on spirituality in the deck. Then the Sages represent attainment of wisdom and life experience.
Yes, the box picture is the Wheel of Fortune, although here it is called the Wheel of Life. I'm not sure exactly why. My original title was "The Wheel," but perhaps something got lost in translation. I certainly have no objection to "The Wheel of Life."