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Guide to the Tarokka: A Divination Tarot Deck for Gameplay and Illumination


This complete Tarokka guide is meant to be used in collaboration with the D&D Tarokka Deck. Complete with new card designs, card meanings, and suggestions for readings your characters can do in game, this guide to the Tarokka is all you'll need to create exciting, mystery-filled games filled with gothic intrigue.

The mysteries of the Tarokka -- complete deck gothic redesign w/ arcanum guide and instructions

Encounter the mystery of the arcanum deck with this alternative system to the Tarokka cards. Inspired by classical Tarot spreads and archetypes, this system can be used in D&D campaigns and divination. Its main purpose is to provide a guide to reading Tarokka cards in a regular D&D game for illumination, insight, prediction, and storytelling. Although the Tarokka deck was originally developed for Curse of Strahd, they can be used in any D&D campaign to tell the characters’ fortunes or provide them with insight to deeper truths. Pairs well with games set in the cursed land of Barovia, any setting within Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, Strixhaven, within the library of Candlekeep Mysteries, or within the Wild Beyond the Witchlight fey realms.


This product includes a complete set of the Tarokka cards, as well as a 20-page card-by-card guide to the Tarokka cards and their meanings, with an Appendix with four useful card configurations to use in fortune-telling and prophecy during your D&D campaigns.

Each card is hand designed with gothic designs inspired by medieval art, arcana, and alchemy. You can print the cards out on cardstock using a regular printer, or use the digital images in your online campaign.

Explore arcane knowledge and mystical curiosity in this guide to the Tarokka cards. Develop your character, setting, and storytelling using this deck of archetypes and prophecies.


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Kyra V February 01, 2023 5:23 pm UTC
"This product includes a complete set of the Tarokka cards" I don't see this in the downloads offered for this product. I really liked the design of the cards in the preview, so I thought I'd buy this product and get the cards printed, but it only comes with the PDF guide that has images of the cards, not the cards themselves.
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Ellis L February 06, 2023 2:48 am UTC
Kyra, my apologies! There was an error in uploading the cards; I'll add these to the downloads for the product. Please shoot me a message if you do not see them.
This should not be an issue in the future.
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Kyra V February 07, 2023 3:32 pm UTC
I can't see them yet, unfortunately, and I can't see a way to message you directly. (Also, DM's Guild didn't notify me of this reply, but luckily I checked in, hahaha.)
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