I should probably start this post with a question; Is there such a thing as ‘Coffee-table Tarot Decks’? If there is, I am blissfully unaware of such a market. This label, however, does seem to accurately sum up this deck that I have been sent to analyse. It’s beautiful, and funny, and eye-catching, but doesn’t really serve any practical – mystical – purpose. Well, not yet anyway.
The creators of this deck don’t want you to see this as a fanciful object, however. No, the Zombie Tarot is a weapon against mastication…of you …. by zombies! The handy booklet that comes packaged with these mystical mini-WMDs, gives some salient advice:
These cards can’t predict the future, but they can offer you a much-needed perspective on a situation. Pay attention to your intuition, listen to your instincts, and always, always keep the shotgun loaded.
The cards (some examples below), are beautifully illustrated in a kind of post-apocalyptic Americana style, on a very high-quality card, and the handy accompanying booklet provides explanation, and method for use of the cards.
What sets this deck aside from all the Cthulu, Fairies, and Cult of Daggoth sets , is that it knows it’s funny. It’s a self-aware Tarot deck, and I like that.
So, if you’re a fan of both Zombie paraphernalia, and beautifully illustrated, and printed Tarot Decks, this is one-stop shopping. But mock not, when the shit goes down, and you’ve just watched your family get consumed by undead hordes with an un-quenchable thirst for brains, this little box of cards might just save your life.
(pick up a set here)