Posted on 24th October 2019
The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck was created in 1910 by American-born British mystic and scholar of the occult, Arthur Edward Waite.
The drawings on the card are by British illustrator Pamela Colman Smith.
While the images are simple, the details are beautifully drawn and abundant in symbolism. Therefore, the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck has become the deck that most people in the world recognise and use.
The Game plays with the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. The true tarot is symbolism and the characters they depict are merely guides. Nothing more. The deck speaks no other language and offers no other signs. In The Game the story the tarot cards tell has already been written.
It is your interpretation of their story and the challenges you have to face that will determine your pathway to success in The Game.
This hasn’t been written.
To interpret the story they tell you will learn a form of tarot as you play The Game. This will be called Smudgy Tarot. Learn Smudgy Tarot and the richer the reward of the symbols in the story.
Given the inward meaning of its emblems, Smudgy Tarot becomes a kind of alphabet which is capable of indefinite combinations to create a story to fill the senses.
When reading tarot you are card zero, The Fool.
If The Game is a story of your life then you are playing the part of a fool.
In the Beginner Level of The Game you will go on The Fool’s Journey.
The Fool’s Journey is where you, The Fool, enters into a quest to visit the 21 Major Arcana Cards of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck in sequential order.
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