Golden Tarot News
February 2010: Oops, long time
Cielo became Touchstone
Tarot. Long story, see the other
website :) It didn't really end up looking like that sample
image, but the 'secret' was that it was a deck of portraits.
That stayed the same.
my next deck - Tarot
Cielo. Not revealing much about it just yet as I don't
have a deal. It doesn't LOOK that different to the style
so what's the big secret? Aha! One thing I can say, it may
be a bit controversial. Mysterious, huh?
2005: Jasper & I attended the Melbourne
International Tarot Conference, for which I created a Conference
Card. We had a wonderful time.
going to the Faire! The Balingup Medieval
Carnivale, that is. If you're in Western Australia on 28th
Ausgust 2004, why not come along?
the early reviews have all commented on the similarity to Rider
Waite, I thought I should make some mention of the similarity
here. So, is Golden Tarot a Rider-Waite
clone? Also, I just did a King
of Wands Card for Aeclectic
Tarot - having a bit of fun ;) I'm also starting to plan a dream
Grand (Golden) Tour....
in the shops! There have been a few teething problems with distribution,
especially online distribution, but those are being sorted out
and it should be for sale in all the usual outlet very shortly,
if not already.
Finally, the (Slow Boat From China) shipment made it to the
US. Far-fetched though it may sound, there was one final delay
caused by an avalanche near Vancouver that derailed the train
carrying my deck from the west to east coast of the US.
The deck's release has been delayed... and delayed. I'm so sorry
- although there's nothing I can do about it personally :( Someone
kindly said on the Aeclectic Forum that 'good things come to
those who wait' so lets hope the deck lives up to that. It *should*
be released within the next few weeks in the US, and although
the initial run will disappear pretty quickly with pre-orders,
I think a second printing has already been organised.
I've redesigned the site to pretty it up a bit in preparation
for the release of the deck, still scheduled for October. This
site is absolutely HUGE so it's hard to make easy, uncluttered
navigation. I recommend using the Sitemap
if you're looking for something specific.
Yes, I've signed a contract for publication of the deck and
a companion book with US
Games Systems and completed the rebuild at high resolution.The
new print version will be better that this online version as
I took a lot more time with each card to ensure that they're
both well collaged and contain enough symbolism to make the
deck easy to read. I'm usually my own worst critic, but I have
to say the new print version looks very nice compared
to the original.
will take some time - they're suggesting it should be on sale
in October 2003. In the mean time, I can recommend a
few of my favourites decks that are available
to buy "for real".
you want to see what Golden Tarot v2.0 is going to look like,
you can view a screen-resolution version of a full sample card
and download a print-resolution Bookmark featuring one of the
new collages if you have the bandwidth and/or patience to wait
Preview of Version 2.0 card - The High
you are welcome to use Version 1.0 cards as a desktop wallpaper.
With Windows & IE, right-click on the large version of your
favourite card and "save as wallpaper". It looks best
with your desktop properties set to "center" and with
a black background. If you change it every week, the 78 card
deck should keep you going for awhile :^)
some of my readers have told me, the Major Arcana of Golden
Tarot version 1.0 was used without my permission by a German
publisher. If you want to know more about this, I will keep
readers posted on the Copyright Breach
page. Unfortunately, this means that you will only be getting
the full version 2.0 shown online as small low-res versions
only to minimise theft by commercial pirates. I'll give you
a few of my favourites big enough to use as wallpapers etc,
but not the whole deck. *sigh*