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Can you buy an Emperor's Tarot Deck?
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Old 09 Sep 2007, 22:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can you buy an Emperor's Tarot Deck?

I dont believe in the Tarot, but since Im getting Warhammer Dark Heresy I wanted to see if I could get it to bring it as a game reference, weather to consult it or maybe even play that gambling game Ciaphas Cain practices when looking to lighten the recruits pockets.

What ARE the rules for that game anyway?
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 19:14   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can you buy an Emperor's Tarot Deck?

You know if there isn't an official one perhaps you should get together with some people and make a deck...

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Old 10 Sep 2007, 22:03   #3 (permalink)
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You know if there isn't an official one perhaps you should get together with some people and make a deck...

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Exactly what I was thinking. Why not base it off the classical tarot deck and replace the archaic terms (king/crown, ect.) with contemporary 40k icons?
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 22:31   #4 (permalink)
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Now all we need is a couple of the site's fluff-monkeys to sift through the various Black Library/Codex fluff and find existing cards - the rest can be made up! ;D

I know of a few references to the Emperor's Tarot in Fire Warrior and the Ultramarine Omnibus... Lemme search around and I'll see what I can find.
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 23:01   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can you buy an Emperor's Tarot Deck?

There's a few Tarot cards mentioned in Kill Team, I believe... well, one of the Last Chancer books, anyway.
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 03:05   #6 (permalink)
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I dunno weather to make it like a real tarrot deck or a playing card deck... maybe both and just use the playing card one for the gambling bit.
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 06:06   #7 (permalink)
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I've searched the inter-webs and found a few things:

There appears to be an ongoing project to create a full deck. It seems like the goal is to tie it in to a 40k RPG. I don't know the details, but there is some information out there.

Some cards on this deviant art
Detailed list of cards here (same site that hosts the big 40k starmap)

These are both based off of the traditional 78 card tarot deck. I'd venture to guess that these are not the same as what is used by guardsmen and the like when they sit around playing cards, so I've tried to work out my own set based on a normal deck of cards, and some information in Kill Team and Death or Glory.

Tarot cards-
The Fiend 1
The Abyss 2
The Traitor 3
The Blade 4
Rouge Trader 5
The Astropath 6
The Navigator 7
Mechanicus 8
Ecclesiarchs 9
The Titian 10
Death Jack
The Sororitas Queen
The Inquisitor King
The Astares Aces ( Clubs, diamonds, and hearts only)
The Emperor Ace of Spades (trump card)
The Harlequin Joker

I might try to draw up a deck based on this- I've got a lot of projects on my plate at the moment, and I'm going to be moving over the weekend, so I'm not sure... depends on how much interest there is.
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 07:42   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm....

I'm in for this one. This weekend ill sit down and photoshop the cards if anyone is willing to help out with some images i could use?

And if anyone can find the other 26 cards to form a full 78 card deck ill have a real go at doing it.
(sounds like somthing i could do for my art class anyway)

I found some more (i think)

Tarot cards-
The Fiend
The Abyss
The Traitor
The Blade
Rouge Trader
The Astropath
The Navigator
Mechanicus
Ecclesiarchs
The Titian
Death
The Sororitas
The Inquisitor
The Astares
The Emperor
The Harlequin

The Misguided
The Eye of Terror
The Ship (Arcana)
The Enemy
The Star (Or sun... not sure yet)
The Arch Magos
The System (Or Galaxy)
The Imperium


And some that i've heard mentioned amoung friends
The Familiar
The Book
The Untouchable
Machine God (Or The Machine)
The Acolyte
Chaos
Assassinorium Agent
The Bolter (dont think this is one but ive heard it mentioned)
The Millennium

So far thats 34... (presuming the ones i mentioned exist)

So if anyone can get an offical list i'd be grateful.
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 07:51   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can you buy an Emperor's Tarot Deck?

In the Inquisition War trilogy, it makes some pretty detailed references to the four suits of the Tarot as well as many specific cards.
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 12:15   #10 (permalink)
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Any chance of writing up a list of said cards and suits?
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