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Much Better than Expected
on 21 April 2012
There are a lot of reviews on here that say this deck isn't a good one for beginners, well this is my first deck and I've had no problems with it so far, it works fine for both its purposes: as a divinatory tool and (more importantly) as a deck for playing the sadly often overlooked French Tarot card game. The cards in themselves are beautiful and are colour schemed so that it is easy to distinguish between suits, there isn't an overload of symbology, just one or two symbols per card on the Minor Arcana (but the traditional load of symbols on the Major Arcana), this makes the divinatory process perhaps a little simpler for beginners, since they are likely to be relying on the accompanying booklet for their first few readings (as I did) in order to familiarise themselves with the cards' meanings rather than trying to add their own layers of meaning when they first start out. I ordered the accompanying book (which is yet to arrive and so am unable to comment on) because I am very interested in dragon mythology, but people who think they need to buy the book to be able to read the cards don't need to buy it, as the cards themselves come with a very helpful booklet with simple card meanings in, ideal for beginners, however, if you are after more in depth meanings of the cards, then I recommend getting the book as well. All in all, a fine product for anyone who is interested in any aspect of Tarot, and it features dragons as the main attraction, what more could anyone want?