Okay, folks! I just got the Gothic Tarot! I intend to throw myself into the depths of this deck and discover its secrets for weeks to come! What should I expect? What should I know to prepare me for this journey? Thanks!
It just opened in the U.S. Anyway, some of the black and white scenes or period movie mood reminds me of the Vargo.
To me, it's like watching an old movie and I don't take it seriously. I mean I do get involved in the story and I find it's moodiness very good to keep the attention--but I don't get so lost in the costume drama and I don't get scared of sleeping in the dark.
I had to calm down too many younger kids. But I do like to write stories with a darker edge sometimes for interest and classes. I think this is a great imaginative deck for that type of interest.
Some of my more sensitive friends just don't like action or period horror films or film noir, so it's not for them. So if you are feeling like an escapist, moody deck is great, then that's wonderful for it.
But I realized sometimes if I am sad because of real life events, I don't actually recommend it. Not because it's too dark--it's because I think of it as too silly and I don't appreciate it for what it is.
I like the design. The cards are not over charged and most of the cards give a good creepy sensation.
No decks are perfect. I don't like the way the deck had been cut. On one side of my deck I can see some restraint/minus chipping on cards. It's not exessive but not fun for the type of person (like me) who like to keep the integrity of the card as much as possible. But it's my problem. I am thinking of getting another copy.