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mainly for divination,
This review is from: New Palladini Tarot (Cards)
If there were to be a title for 'Best Tarot Cards', David Palladini bears the distinction of being the designer of not only one, but two very likely nominees. 'The Aquarian Tarot', and this - 'The New Palladini Tarot'.
This is a recent edition by US Games System Inc, printed in Italy. ISBN 0-88079-189-6
The size of the cards and properties of card stock is just perfect for working cards (as often, with US Games). Unfortunately, the way the card faces are depicted make this deck unsuitable for tarot card games. So this is a deck aimed directly at divination. That also appears to be the designers whole purpose. And for that it is eminently suitable. It's style and artistry is clear, attractive, fairly consistent, has a distinctive style that I feel is perfect for cards, and yet has these subjective (reading) properties which I call 'untainted' and 'transparant'.
Together with only a handful of other decks, this is one possible first choice for a workhorse tarot deck for divination.
My deck happened to be affected by a very small defect, imprinted in relif, into one corner of some of the cards. Since it is a divination deck, I do not feel it matters, and I intend to ignore it. However, it appears to have been made by one of the production tools, possibly the cutting tool, so it might be a feature affecting more decks in this printing.
Final word is that I actually like old 'The Aquarian' deck slightly better. But this is also a truly great deck and which you prefer is only a matter of taste.