“Dungeons, dragons, and summer season gaming tarot predictions #1”
Nicely, there’s no E3 this 12 months. Once more. However there are summer season reside streams the place E3 information would go! As such, the custom of E3 predictions lives on. Previously, one may need requested zoo animals to divine gaming predictions for the Destructoid group however I’m an evening particular person and hate daylight, so I take advantage of tarot playing cards as a substitute.
This 12 months I might be utilizing the model new Dungeons & Dragons Tarot Deck. As a small evaluation, the deck is each lovely and deeply flawed. The artwork is completed by Fred Gissubel and jogs my memory a substantial amount of the tarot drawn for Dragon Age however by no means had a deck realized. For the beautiful, evocative imagery alone, the deck is price gathering.
It appears it was extra geared towards DM situation planning or tossing in a random occasion than a great device for conventional divination, although. The fits of minor arcana are a multitude with nothing to differentiate a Two of Energy from a Two of Charisma. Stunning, however sloppy in that no effort was made to differentiate one go well with from one other.
They principally brute-forced D&D stats on the fits in a method that doesn’t make sense or line up with the artwork. For reference Energy is Wands, Intelligence is Swords, Knowledge is Cups, and Charisma is Pentacles/Cash. Good luck figuring out which is which with out the information.
I wished to make use of a full deck this 12 months, although, so I made a decision to lean into the storytelling sensibilities of this deck and in addition referenced different tarot. The readings are single-card, three-card, and generally cross spreads.
This isn’t to say extra is best, I simply pulled the quantity that felt proper.
I’ll be doing seven group questions as we speak, with extra to come back later within the week.
RLZ asks: “Will there be an enormous outdated Nintendo Direct in June?”
Card Drawn: The Chariot
The Chariot is all about drive, willpower, and victory. Nintendo is sort of a nice outdated wizard — they present up exactly once they imply to, normally smoking weed with fireworks and surprises in tow.
Wait till the others are performed. They’ll present up earlier than June is over.
Vincentdante asks: Will that rumored Silent Hill sport truly flip up?
Playing cards Drawn: Three of Energy reversed, Seven of Charisma, Wheel of Fortune
A lot expertise has diligently tried to get a Silent Hill sport off the bottom and as you’ll be able to see they’re now drained and laying down on the left. However one other hope emerges and guarantees to bear new fruits.
However the dragon spins the Wheel of Fortune and it solely needs one factor.
Pachinko machines, son.
Scrustle asks: Will Darksiders IV get introduced?
Playing cards Drawn: Two of Charisma, The Lovers, 5 of Intelligence
A tiefling lady sits in a parlor, conjuring an imp to fetch her a café mocha and roasted almonds as she reads a romance novel.
It’s a few knight and wizard destined to journey and fall in love. However on their quest they discover a pot with a genie inside. It solely needs to trigger jealousy and discord between the adventures with the desires he grants.
The genie additionally needs a threesome early on and later conjures 4 horsemen for an apocalyptic orgy in coronary heart of Baldur’s Gate, a lot to the tiefling reader’s delight. She actually has the hots for Fury, too. She’s into redheads and whips.
Seems to be like a perhaps.
Derpunkel asks: Will (the streams) be condensed in a brief period of time or will we see an limitless drip feed of streams?
Card drawn: Ten of Intelligence reversed
A younger musketeer has stumbled and fallen off a cliff. She tried to drive her blade into the cliffside as she fell to avoid wasting herself however the fall appears inevitable and so she plummets towards the deep river beneath.
She holds her blade intently, tightly, and accepts her plunge, but the autumn goes on ceaselessly. It’s everlasting.
She weeps. It begins to rain. She can’t discover a restroom within the freefall and so…
Countless streams. Countless streams at the moment are the best way of issues, very similar to “roadmaps” after a botched launch. The Ten of Intelligence reversed suggests the embrace of change is usually for the most effective. Select your streams accordingly.
Hlarge4 asks: Will I truly play a online game in June, not like Might?
Card drawn: Ten of Knowledge reversed
Outlook not so good. A reverse Ten of Knowledge suggests shattered goals, like Ben Shapiro’s intercourse life. Or the PlayStation Plus revamp.
Might I recommend one thing bite-sized like Toodee & Topdee? I nonetheless haven’t completed Elden Ring for causes past me. I used to be so shut, too. I even beat Melania. Then the April Closing Fantasy XIV replace got here and I used to be sidetracked once more.
I did end 5 books, although! I significantly loved Punderworld by Linda Sejic.
ZombieCorps asks: I’VE ONLY GOT ONE QUESTION FOR YOU! EXPLOSIONS?
Playing cards drawn: Two of Charisma (heart), Two of Knowledge reversed (left), Queen of Intelligence (proper), The World (prime), Ace of Charisma (backside)
The tiefling within the parlor wishes sensual explosions. Two halflings are trying in from the surface, hanging from the roof — probably plotting explosions. A queen passes the parlor, turning south to fulfill a dwarven blacksmith who has cast her a Blade of Combustion +5.
She hears voices from the heaven, bursting with pleasure, asking her to make him certainly one of her Knights of Detonation. She touches every of his shoulders with the blade and he rises to develop into Sir … after which there are simply bits of him everywhere in the city sq..
FakePlasticTree asks: When will Atlus launch Persona 5 Enviornment?
Playing cards Drawn: Ten of Knowledge reversed, The Tower, 9 of Knowledge.
Oh, that was the final draw. Nonetheless, once more, the reversed Ten of Knowledge represents shattered goals, The Tower represents mass destruction and a reversed 9 of Knowledge expresses disappointment.
Doesn’t look seemingly. I say let Soul Hackers 2 get an opportunity to shine.
Additionally, do you know the Persona 5 tarot deck is like $60!? I received the Dungeons & Dragons and City Tarot collectively for like $40 — and neither are as ugly because the P5 deck. And there nonetheless isn’t a full model of the P3 deck. Grrr.
To be continued…