*Notes from Gwendolyn - this deck is by no means traditional, but it is really really fun. My favorite part about it is probably the method in which you draw your 3 cards for a reading - close your eyes, throw all 20 cards into the air and once they've all hit the ground then you may get down and search for your 3 cards all while still having your eyes closed. We do it at the store sometimes and it's absurdly entertaining.*
Edward Gorey's trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant (loss of hair, breakage, thwarted ambitions) to the downright horrible (catarrh, spasms, shriveling). The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one Madame Groeda Weyrd, who Gorey tells us 'is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, has devoted her life to divination, and is the author of, among a shelf of other works, Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.' Who but Gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe?
Twenty (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch) cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 3/4 inches.