Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot


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Bragelonne Games
The World of H. P. Lovecraft

Divine the future with the ancient forgotten gods of Lovecraft!

Established by H.P. Lovecraft in the span of a few short stories, the Cthulhu mythos has been incorporated into popular culture and contemporary fantasy production, most recently in HBO's hit series Lovecraft Country. Made by connoisseurs and lovers of Lovecraft, Abrams is honored to present the first tarot deck solely dedicated to this special universe.

This complete tarot contains 78 illustrated cards, including 22 major and 56 minor arcana.  All decks will be packaged with a 32-page booklet that will help with the interpretation of each card.

The illustrations of the Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot were made by Fortifem. First entirely drawn by hand, each illustration was scanned and then colored using a computer. To ensure that the finished product honors the quality of the illustrations, as well as the greatness of the Cthulhu Mythos, they are printed on high quality paper.

The format chosen for this Cthulhu Mythos-inspired tarot is much larger than the usual divinatory tarot decks, including the Tarot of Marseille. This format is close to one of the oldest tarot decks, the "Visconti-Sforz" created by the artist Bonifacio Bembo between 1428 and 1447.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Maxime Le Dainis a highly regarded and world-renowned scholar of the Lovecraft mythos. Fortifem is design/illustration duo Adrian Havet and Jesse Daubertes, whose graphics have been employed by Rammstein, Slipknot, Trivium, HBO, and Cartier.Adrien Havet and Jesse Daubertes started their careers as graphic designers before combining forces—and a shared love of illustration—under the name Førtifem. Since 2012, they have developed a four-handed style that borrows from the strength of tattoo lines, as well as from the meticulousness of old engravings. Lovers of extreme music, they share their time between creating visuals for bands (Rammstein, Slipknot, Trivium, Emperor, Alcest, Carpenter Brut...) and for books and brands (HBO, Ubisoft, Cartier, Affligem, Le Monde...). Their personal drawings have been exhibited in Paris, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. They are based in Paris and work from home.

Published - November 23, 2021

78 illustrated cards - 8.5 x 16.5 cm, & 32-page reading guide in a hard case box.

Boxed set measures approximately - 20 x 13 x 5 cm

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    Suitably creepy

    Posted by Bert R. on 18th Feb 2022

    Projects the Cthulhu mythos back to the late Medieval or early Renaissance, so no neckties or fob watches in this deck. Reminds me of the Dee Necronomicon more than the Schlangekraft recension, hence the choice of gothic font for the titles. The colour palette captures the eerie otherness of interdimensional intrusion. Plain pips are compatible with any system, but shuffle slowly if actually divining, as these big 8.5 by 16.5cm cards are only as thick as normal size cards. A great deck to accompany a read through of Lovecraftian fiction.