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Tarot of Wizard's Peak

I created this custom tarot deck for my world In response to the Unofficial Artisan April Challenge from oaster2000. I may have gone a bit overboard!

I created each of the character figures in HeroForge, printed them out, and pasted them to some "Color Your Own Tarot" cards that I found on vacation. For two of them, Wheel of Fortune and The Tower, I re-purposed art that I have commissioned. I then hand colored each card, using the most common tarot deck and a D&D deck as inspiration.

I've tried to use my players' characters and prominent NPC's for as many of the cards as possible. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

 

The Tarot of Wizard's Peak (sometimes also called the Tadhana Deck) is based on the deck found commonly throughout the multiverse, but using figures and images from the world of Erathia. As on other worlds, it's used for games, divination, and magic. As a side note, I'm flattered to be included, but I didn't authorize the use of my image in the deck.

I remember me grammy orc had a deck when I was an orcling. It was mostly the same, Lola Carly as the High Priestess and the Navigator as Magician. But hers had the Necromancer as Death. Some of these new cards have folks younger than me! Oh wait! I'm on the Six of Swords!!

This particular deck is named for Wizard's Peak University, the location of the preeminent school of magic in the world. No one knows who decides on the particular figures shown on the cards. These decks are known to inexplicably change faces when major world events take place.

The deck is used for divination by amateur hobbyists, professional fortunetellers, and divination wizards alike. Local versions with other illustrations also exist, but this version is the most popular throughout the Zone & Sovranty.

It is also used for card games like "Baku v. Aswang", "Honor of Anam", and "Blackjack Sky." The game version of the deck omits the Major Arcana and the Pages of each suit, but sometimes includes the Fool and the Magician for soem games.

 
Item type
Religious / Ritualistic

The Major Arcana

The Fool
The Fool by Chris L

Faith, Free Spirit

Gemini Dolgathason

The Magician
The Magician by Chris L

Manifestation, Power

Chagroth Durinhelm

The High Priestess
The High Priestess by Chris L

Intuition, Subconscious

Lola Carly

The Empress
The Empress by Chris L

Abundance, Nurturing

Myconid Mother

The Emperor
The Emperor by Chris L

Leadership, Authority

Oak Father

The Heirophant
The Heirophant by Chris L

Morality, Community

Instructor of Recruits

The Lovers
The Lovers by Chris L

Romance, Union

Thaya & Rampol

The Chariot
The Chariot by Chris L

Willpower, Control

Niamhi Silversång

Strength
Strength by Chris L

Compassion, Bravery

Kire & Jazera

The Hermit
The Hermit by Chris L

Self-Discovery, Solitude

Janus Dolgathason

Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune by Dylon Briones

Destiny, Change

Orrery of Worlds

Justice
Justice by Chris L

Fairness, Balance

Anam

The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man by Chris L

Sacrfice, Transition

Beast

Death
13. Death by Chris L

Transformation, Endings

Thirteen

Temperance
Temperance by Chris L

Moderation, Patience

Mr. Shadow

The Devil
The Devil by Chris L

Ego, Materialism

Malfador

The Tower
The Tower by Gillian Galang

Disruption, Revelation

Chagroth's Tower

The Star
The Star by Chris L

Hope, Rejuvenation

Of the Hope the Way

The Moon
The Moon by Chris L

Worry, Illusion

Jenevieve

The Sun
The Sun by Chris L

Joy, Creativity

Lucius Solara

Judgement
Judgement by Chris L

Rebirth, Awakening

The Last Warlock

The World
21. The World by Chris L

Completion, Wholeness

Mutarin


Suit of Wands

Ace of Wands
Ace of Wands by Chris L

Potential, Inspiration

Of the Forge the Spark

Two of Wands
Two of Wands by Chris L

Choices, Planning

Oyxuysi Oyxuys

Three of Wands
Three of Wands by Chris L

Growth, Confidence

Lich-King

Four of Wands
Four of Wands by Chris L

Celebration, Happiness

Mr. Pamplona & Starchew

Five of Wands
Five of Wands by Chris L

Conflict, Frustration

Irma Derglin & The Sentinels

Six of Wands
Six of Wands by Chris L

Victory, Accomplishment

Melosa Red Feather

Seven of Wands
Seven of Wands by Chris L

Defence, Perseverance

Sir Sammael

Eight of Wands
Eight of Wands by Chris L

Movement, Excitement

Ion the Evoker

Nine of Wands
Nine of Wands by Chris L

Persistence, Healing

Thunderfox

Ten of Wands
Ten of Wands by Chris L

Burden, Commitment

Detective Lim

Page of Wands
Page of Wands by Chris L

Optimism, Potential

Two, The Surveyor of Worlds

Knight of Wands
Knight of Wands by Chris L

Boldness, Adventure

Ol' Staffer

Queen of Wands
Queen of Wands by Chris L

Confidence, Charisma

Lady Aleonera Molndal

King of Wands
King of Wands by Chris L

Confidence, Leadership

Battlemaster L'Dante


Suit of Cups

Ace of Cups
Ace of Cups by Chris L

Divine Love, Deep Emotions

One, the First Soulforged

Two of Cups
Two of Cups by Chris L

Connection, Cooperation

Vesta & Nels

Three of Cups
Three of Cups by Chris L

Celebration, Friendship

Mix-o-mancers

Four of Cups
Four of Cups by Chris L

Apathy, Withdrawal

Amethyst Cloudfall

Five of Cups
Five of Cups by Chris L

Loss, Regret

Dillothel Heskiloth

Six of Cups
Six of Cups by Chris L

Innocence, Goodwill

Link & Mealworm

Seven of Cups
Seven of Cups by Chris L

Options, Possibilities

Vashe Stampede

Eight of Cups
Eight of Cups by Chris L

Disillusionment, Letting Go

Tazi Asadi, the Unbeliever

Nine of Cups
Nine of Cups by Chris L

Abundance, Gratitude

Prophet Holden Trove

Ten of Cups
Ten of Cups by Chris L

Family, Happiness

Sir Bekezela Shange

Page of Cups
Page of Cups by Chris L

Creativity, Romance

Aymer Ulalen

Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups by Chris L

Beauty, Idealisation

Paz Ionite

Queen of Cups
Queen of Cups by Chris L

Compassion, Awareness

Johanna Vung

King of Cups
King of Cups by Chris L

Wisdom, Generosity

Lord Ash of Greystone


Suit of Swords

Ace of Swords
Ace of Swords by Chris L

Breakthrough, Clarity

Fez the Jest

Two of Swords
Two of Swords by Chris L

Denial, Balance

Orion the Slayer

Three of Swords
Three of Swords by Chris L

Heartbreak, Loss

Atticus Ashbury-Smythe

Four of Swords
Four of Swords by Chris L

Retreat, Contemplation

City of Sleeping Elves

Five of Swords
Five of Swords
Six of Swords
Six of Swords by Chris L

Change, New Growth

Sgt. Kill Flayer

Seven of Swords
Seven of Swords by Chris L

Deception, Strategy

Skinner

Eight of Swords
Eight of Swords by Chris L

Entrapment, Self-sabotage

T-R01D The Death-Bound Revenant

Nine of Swords
Nine of Swords by Chris L

Fear, Nightmares

Bug Radley

Ten of Swords
Ten of Swords by Chris L

Catastrophe, Loss

Xeno

Page of Swords
Page of Swords by Chris L

Curiosity, Communication

Ambrosia the Shard Drifter

Knight of Swords
Knight of Swords by Chris L

Impulsiveness, Decisiveness

Shadowzilla

Queen of Swords
Queen of Swords by Chris L

Directness, Honesty

Elenwe Heskiloth

King of Swords
King of Swords by Chris L

Fairness, Authority

Avalon, wielder of Midnight's Bane.


Suit of Coins

Ace of Coins
Ace of Coins by Chris L

Abundance, Opportunity

Edge of the World

Two of Coins
Two of Coins by Chris L

Multitasking, Agility

Sly Spenser

Three of Coins
Three of Coins by Chris L

Teamwork, Collaboration

Kirinal Defenders

Four of Coins
Four of Coins by Chris L

Greed, Security

D’Wat Bestia

Five of Coins
Five of Coins by Chris L

Poverty, Struggle

Macon Grady Dawnstar

Six of Coins
Six of Coins by Chris L

Charity, Giving

Knee High Baggins

Seven of Coins
Seven of Coins by Chris L

Perseverance, Growth

3,561

Eight of Coins
Eight of Coins by Chris L

Diligence, Effort

Zernon

Nine of Coins
Nine of Coins by Chris L

Abundance, Self-made

Shogzaf Ash the Fiend Hammer

Ten of Coins
Ten of Coins by Chris L

Wealth, Success

St. Maryam & St. F'Tor

Page of Coins
Page of Coins by Chris L

Potential, Progress

Lance Uppercut

Knight of Coins
Knight of Coins by Chris L

Ambition, Productivity

Legionmaster Harmony Tun-Razak

Queen of Coins
Queen of Coins by Chris L

Nurturing, Stability

Queen Mother Aphedril

King of Coins
King of Coins by Chris L

Ambition, Business

Cabron Elf-King



Cover image: Tarot of Wizard's Peak Header by Chris L

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Apr 14, 2023 10:39 by E. Christopher Clark

DUDE! These came out so great. And I didn't realize just how many cards there are in a tarot deck, because I was scrolling and had just gotten through the Major Arcana when I thought to myself, "Man, that's a lot of work!" and then realized just how much more there was.   Bravo! You should be proud. This is excellent!

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Apr 14, 2023 10:48 by Chris L

Thanks Chris! I about killed myself getting this done! I'm very happy with it


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Apr 14, 2023 15:54 by Emily Armstrong

These came out FANTASTIC! Great job!! I can only imagine how long these took, really sick work!

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Apr 14, 2023 16:06 by Chris L

Thanks! Two weeks of my life completely eaten up by this, but worth it!


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Apr 14, 2023 18:01 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love how colourful and bright this all is, and the amount of thought you've put in to pairing characters with cards! :)

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Apr 14, 2023 18:36 by Chris L

Thank you Emy! It definitely made me think about my world in really cool new ways.


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Apr 14, 2023 21:15 by Kat Chiron

Amazing! Love Tarot and love what you've created!

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Apr 15, 2023 03:48 by Chris L

Thank you! It's been interesting learning more about it!


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May 13, 2023 22:52

Such creativity! My hat is off to you, this is amazing!


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May 13, 2023 23:16 by Chris L

Thank you!


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May 26, 2023 17:21 by Richard Bradley

Woah this is amazing and gorgeous! I can see the love and effort you put into each one of these, these are awesome! Good work!

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May 26, 2023 18:58 by Chris L

Thanks for the like and the comment!


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Jun 12, 2023 21:04 by Molly Marjorie

I am so impressed by how much work went into these! They're fantastic, and I love how you tied characters to each of the cards. I had an idea like this in college, but I never did it (and probably won't) so good on you!

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Jun 13, 2023 02:45 by Chris L

Thank you! I'm very proud of these!


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