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The Public Tarot

by Marilyn Roxie

Fortune Telling
2018

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About the Story

A generative tarot reader by Marilyn Roxie. The Public Tarot was made with open-source, interactive fiction software Twine. Purple text indicates word associations with the 78 Rider-Waite tarot images given by 31 survey respondents who ranged in familiarity or lack thereof with the tarot. These responses were then remixed with text from A.E. Waite’s The Pictorial Key to the Tarot (1911), which is now in the public domain.

The tarot card images are of the 1909 Rider-Waite deck illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith, originally scanned by Holly Voley and sourced from the Internet Sacred Text Archive. These images are in the public domain and have been passed through a 16-bit color filter.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 3, 2018
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: 8CA1887E-A8BC-4082-B8B7-9E740875BCB8
TUID: jxw3z0zhldrsn8mu

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A well-polished Tarot simulator, April 28, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This game allows you to experience three different randomly generated tarot readings, complete with illustrations.

This is a polished game, and it incorporates information from a survey done about people's impressions of the cards. So it's almost like having a reading randomly selected from several dozen other people's readings.

It was impressed, but I saw it as an intellectual exercise without gut feeling.

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