Announcing Amor Fati: A Tarot-Based Roleplaying Card Game
Hello my dear reader. I wanted to write a bit here about my new tabletop game - Amor Fati: A Tarot-Based RolePlaying Card Game. It’s a roleplaying game, like D&D! But instead of rolling dice, you draw tarot cards and play them from your hand. Anyone can play cards at any time, and the cards they play drive the story being told. I call it a RolePlaying Card Game.
I wrote Amor Fati with new roleplayers in mind, it’s presented in 5 short mini zines, designed to be cross-referenced during play. RPGs have a history of being overly complex for no reason. (I'm looking at you, Gary Gygax)
Instead of complicated nonsense, I wanted to make something simple yet original. I wanted to make something that skips to the fun part of telling stories with your friends. After several years writing and play-testing Amor Fati, I released it to the public at Philly Zine Fest 2022.
The digital edition of the game is available on my shop. And there is a handmade physical box set available while supplies last. If you’re interested in the history of magic and esotericism, a different look at the tarot, and humoral theory, I hope you’ll check it out!
Tarot, Tarocchi and Trionfi were originally card games before they were used as divination tools. There is a deep history in the connection between games of chance, casting lots and telling fortunes. In bygone eras these were rightly seen as dangerous but potentially rewarding activities that involve shaking things up and courting Fate directly.
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