#The Destructoid neighborhood’s Halloween 2022 tarot readings – Destructoid
The Destructoid neighborhood’s Halloween 2022 tarot readings – Destructoid
Since E3, I’ve hit the books on actually deeply studying the tarot greater than ever. The looks of the tarot in varied video video games has at all times fascinated me. Video games just like the Persona and Ways Ogre collection have typically positioned the tarot entrance and heart in significant methods, and it’s additionally a purpose my healer of selection in Remaining Fantasy XIV is Astrologian.
And fortunately it’s these video games that knowledgeable my views and received me to studying up, as a substitute of no matter that Twin Flame/Gemini-you-knew-from-high-school-drama-class-is-coming-back-into-your-life crystal-grifting brainrot on TikTok and YouTube is. I just like the crystals as a result of they’re shiny, that’s it. Sparkly rocks.
Anyway, I’m again in time for Halloween with extra decks of playing cards and whereas I may use them for introspective shadow work, right here on Destructoid I exploit them to reply online game questions. My new provoke, Occams, will probably be chipping in!
Collectively we will channel The Morrigan. That may very well be Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers or the one from Dragon Age or Smite. No matter. She has many faces and will get round. Phrase is, a model of her and a few fairies triggered bother for Clu-Clu Land or one thing.
Earlier than we start, the decks we’ll be utilizing are The Pulp Tarot by Todd Alcott, The Kids of Litha Tarot by Xia Hunt, The Corrupted Tarot and The Chromatic Fates Tarot authored by Stephanie Value, and The Wandering Spirit Tarot by Haenuli Shin.
Let’s get to the questions and flip some playing cards!
Neronium – When am I getting Megaman Legends 3?
We’ll get issues began with Todd Alcott’s Pulp Tarot.
The theme of this studying is Demise. This card at all times will get a foul rap; individuals suppose it’s all gloom and doom or somebody will die, however the Demise card additionally signifies endings in addition to new beginnings. Let’s roll with that.
The reversed Three of Swords symbolizes the mending of a damaged coronary heart. It hurts to know Megaman Legends 3 could by no means come to be, however individuals have stored hope alive in their very own methods. Simply take a look at One Step From Eden! It retains the spirit of Megaman Battle Community alive; undoubtedly, somebody may do the identical for MML.
And possibly that’s the wake-up name or rapturous day of reckoning Capcom wants, to both make the sequel or at the least a non secular successor. Or that Judgement card means a zombie or robotic apocalypse. Zombie robots!
However the reversed Web page of Cups could point out a artistic block or impediment. Or possibly it’s simply the recognition of Girl Dimitrescu stealing Megaman Volnutt’s thunder. I imply, how do you high a virtually ten-foot vampire girl?
Really, don’t reply that.
FakePlasticTree – Will Capcom ever acknowledge Dino Disaster?
We’ll use Xia Hunt’s Kids of Litha Tarot subsequent.
Ah, the Queen of Swords, my private stalker card. All the time finds her method into my each day private readings. She’s a no-nonsense, easy thinker, doesn’t look after the bluster of the lords/girls/Karens in her court docket. She’s tasted life with all its ups and downs and lengthy mirrored on them
So, what now we have right here is three reversals. Not at all times nice, however not at all times dangerous, both.
For instance, now we have the overturned Seven of Cups, which might pertain to a blinding array of selection and likewise ill-advised temptations. Does Tony Stark construct Ultron? Does Professor Pym do it as a substitute? Possibly we simply don’t construct Ultron. In her knowledge of differing choices (and data of ill-advised Jurassic Park sequels), the Queen has determined to show all of it away and feels Dino Disaster is only a non-starter it doesn’t matter what upsides it was mentioned to have.
The upended 9 of Wands mentioned there was no spark, no motivation to proceed. It’s drained and potate. Lastly, the also-reversed Ace of Pentacles means there was no funding or revenue in creating it.
So, sadly, no Dino Disaster. The Queen blames Chris Pratt and rightly so, for he has ruined dinosaurs and Mario.
Seymour – Will the fashionable, extra blended impressions of Silent Hill 4: The Room maintain it from ever getting a remaster?
Justice takes the lead right here, and she or he shall weigh Silent Hill 4: The Room’s price. It’s an off-beat, unusual installment, but when Silent Hill can transfer to Japan and infect individuals with flowers, it may be an residence advanced that torments Tommy Wiseau, too.
So, if all goes effectively with the upcoming releases and remakes, the Knight of Pentacles feels it might be good to maneuver ahead with that success into Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4. He would finance them effectively and attempt to handle their criticisms.
However the reversed Queen of Wands suggests this might face the potential roadblock of Konami’s typical inclinations. Very like Knights often are, the Queen of Wands is all about motion, however her firey ardour may go within the improper course like Child Dracula pachinko machines or Gradius NFTs, so the Knight of Pentacles must steer her towards Silent Hill once more.
Within the 9 of Pentacles, we discover two antelope grazing in a lush, well-maintained discipline. If the knight guides our wayward queen true they usually avoid one other unwarranted Castlevania Apple Arcade recreation, there will probably be extravagant and horrifying remakes to return. The knight and queen will enter Silent Hill and expertise their very own private hells; the antelope will develop into contaminated with flowers and attempt to kill them, and we can have justice.
Torchman – Regirock with the next clip of its anime cry:
Ah, a Pokémon with a query. That is excellent for Occams!
Occams: Okay, so I’ve listened to Regirock’s sound a couple of dozen occasions, sufficient to the place I feel it’s settled into my mind, like a whale’s name. Does anybody else hear knocking?
I’ve by no means performed a tarot studying earlier than however it looks like these playing cards are fairly badass from what I can inform. The theme is the Ace of Wands. Whereas neither a line of high-end fantasy themed intercourse toys nor a actuality TV present set in Hogwarts, it does characterize new beginnings, creativity and development. So yeah, off to begin.
Then you’ve got the Web page of Cash, a decidedly ’60’s folks band identify. This one is all about ambition and success. Development and potential. Like simply earlier than the ugly woman in an ’80s film took her glasses off and have become tremendous scorching. Subsequent draw is the King of Wands. Massive hit. Like getting an additional mozzarella stick along with your appetizer order. This one represents management, boldness and taking management. You’re not even asking if these mints are complimentary, you’re simply taking one. Sure you’ll add bacon to that, thanks. Free samples? Life is a free pattern and Regirock is right here for it.
I forgot to eat lunch.
The final card is the reversed Eight of Swords. Capping off a banner studying is a superb card. You’ve received freedom, launch and empowerment. It’s a type of tampon commercials the place all the ladies are carrying white and dancing to music you may’t hear. It’s a pace metallic cowl of the Studying Rainbow theme. All smiles whereas flying excessive.
So mainly, Regirock resides a charmed existence and asking a query whose reply is undoubtedly sure, sure, sure.
Sadly, that query is “Ought to I try one other January sixth riot and overthrow the federal government?”
Dephoenix – Chibi Robo Swap port when?
So the Tower is one other a type of ominous, feared playing cards that will get a foul rap, however it’s like how a mall is vivid and full of life by day, however actually creepy once you’re closing store and the final individual leaving. It symbolizes a definitive and presumably damaging finish to one thing; like that point Kefka received the Warring Triad’s powers.
However it checks out. The oldsters behind Skip Ltd. are all however gone they usually made Chibi Robo, final seen in 2015. The Ten of Wands says that’s an excessive amount of to tackle alone and the Six of Cups suggests it’s actually a activity that might must be shared.
However for now, a reversed Solar suggests the playground is empty and the outlook is cloudy at finest.
Zalno – How probably do you suppose the employees from G4 2.0 will create their very own enterprise now that the channel is useless?
The Idiot takes the stage on this query, which means something is feasible. They’re a wild card, stuffed with potential and marvel. As soon as somebody completes the Idiot’s journey and has seen the world, they could return to roots to start a brand new journey.
So acquainted territory for lots of oldsters in that line of labor. Right here now we have a reverse King of Swords, a King of Pentacles and a reverse Knight of Pentacles. The G4 of us realizing what they know now, who would they go along with?
The reverse King of Swords abuses his authority and speech. His mind, which is decrease than he wish to admit, must coddled and he may purchase a social media platform so his self-aggrandization is boosted by sycophantic, racist assclowns.
The King of Pentacles is sensible and shrewd with cash. He’d probably assist a extra unbiased and well-curated enterprise like a podcast to begin after which construct out from there to a weblog and video platforms.
The reverse Knight of Pentacles, effectively, he’d even be a bit of labor. Adverts inside adverts, so that you see adverts when you advert or attempt to remark. He loves Overwatch and wonders why it by no means actually hits large in main league aggressive areas. He invests in depressed chimpanzees and vacant, MMO-like metaverses that make Ultima On-line look deeply superior.
Leaning King of Pentacles right here. He’s not horny, however he actually has dignity.
GoofierBrute – Will Uncommon ever make a brand new Excellent Darkish recreation?
So the Corruption Tarot likes to flip the script on the tarot playing cards, depicting what the darkish or inverted model of the normal card is likely to be. The Magician depicted upright would usually symbolize somebody with extroverted or masculine vitality. Somebody who exhibits initiative and the willingness to understand an concept.
Microsoft owns sufficient studios to make a reliable single-player FPS. They might have Uncommon work with id Software program or Machine Video games and that might be affordable, however this Magician appears to be like like he’d simp for Darkseid or Bobby Kotick, so it might in all probability be paired with Activision.
However a reversed Three of Cups right here is the upright model, so this girl just isn’t getting stood up on the woman’s night time out. She’s partying along with her mates. Good occasions, at the least beginning out.
The reversed Star right here reobtains the unique which means and so the staff behind it feels impressed, to say the least. However then now we have the Tower right here additionally asserting the unique intent, and with the improper man up high within the Magician, effectively, we all know the place that is going.
Microtransactions and awkward, embarrassing, gross Invoice Cosby tributes.
RLZ – Will there be a curse on Bayonetta 3 due to The Stuff?
Right here is the Wandering Spirit Tarot.
Generally with tarot queries, the intention and vitality of the query should be shifted a bit to be learn higher. The Bayonetta 3 controversy certain has been factor, run its course and to shift the vitality away from that “the stuff” is now “The Stuff.’
Take it away, Occams!
Occams: How does one thing develop into cursed? A robust emotion altering the character of an object or individual? Maybe supernatural interference from forces past our understanding? Possibly an alien parasite marketed as a brand new snack sensation that really turns individuals into Sludge Zombies. The reply is all the above. However will The Stuff have an effect on Bayonetta 3? Let’s see what the playing cards must say.
Now to begin now we have the Queen of Cups. Not solely the identify of a vacationer bar that waters down the drinks, it additionally represents compassion and heat. A decidedly un-curse-like high quality. Attention-grabbing. Although the Stuff did trigger a way of euphoria earlier than finally consuming its victims from the within out and turning them into Sludge Zombies.
Subsequent up now we have the King of Pentacles. Now I don’t know what a pentacle is precisely however I do know that this card represents abundance, prosperity and being a supplier. Okay, that is beginning to make sense. The Stuff offers. The Stuff is plentiful. Within the 1985 horror film The Stuff, the titular Stuff rapidly overtakes ice cream as the perfect promoting candy deal with within the nation earlier than it’s found that it turns individuals into Sludge Zombies.
Actual fast shout out to Sludge Zombies—that’s a beautiful qualifier as a zombie kind. Moist, sticky horror is the perfect. Like who needs their horror dry? Mummies? Pfffft. Outdated and busted. Now a moist mummy? Okay, I’m choosing up what you’re placing down. Okay, again to the studying.
Subsequent up, now we have the King of Cups. Knowledge. Diplomacy. Devotion. Assume Mr. Rogers. However he’s a Sludge Zombie. One way or the other nonetheless comforting and reassuring.
And eventually, the reversed Ten of Wands. Oof, our first bump on the tarot freeway. Collapse. Breakdown. Failure to delegate. That is the place it falls aside. You’ve gotten individuals all around the nation turning into Sludge Zombies and it’s all as a result of this firm determined to promote goop they present in a cave as an alternative choice to ice cream. Ethical of the story right here is don’t eat belongings you discover on the bottom, particularly in caves.
And you might be questioning how a 1985 B-horror movie that was a send-up of consumerism may place a curse on Bayonetta 3?
It may well’t.
Cockaroach – Can we actually count on any new Silent Hill to be good with out the oversight of the unique Group Silent devs?
So we see the Six of Pentacles right here. Appears like Konami is performing some devs an actual strong to assist get Silent Hill off the bottom once more. It’s a really sharing and nostalgia-driven card in some respects.
The Queen of Swords is again, a pacesetter to information them true. Don’t forged Leonard DiCaprio or Mark Ruffalo in one among these, as that is likely to be too on the nostril. Strive to not put the psychological manifestation of rape into each recreation, and likewise Bomberman. Preserve the little elementary faculty demons with knives. That kind of factor.
King of Wands emerges as effectively. He, too, is aware of what makes a Silent Hill recreation satisfying and, hopefully, it’s a ardour that comes earlier than assembly inflexible deadlines and is anti-crunch.
However the Satan is right here. He’s one other card that bears some explaining, although. His look isn’t the manifestation of evil a lot as temptation, dependancy, vices, bondage and the like. However he doesn’t pressure these items—it’s your option to take it or stroll away.
Nostalgia is one thing tempting to deprave. Silent Hill 2 particularly is a darling amongst survival horror video games, and in contrast to Resident Evil 4, it’s not been on every part to the purpose you will get away with having a brand new tackle it.
Hopefully everybody is aware of what that recreation means and is aware of to depart the perfect of it alone.
Taterchimp – Will we ever get flip primarily based Remaining Fantasy once more?
Nicely, the Solar is rising right here and the bare girl is sweetly holding her skeleton good friend in her arms. Good occasions are forward, as are fond reminiscences.
A Web page of Cups holds each naive and optimistic views of what they really feel. They strategy what they love with hope and enthusiasm. They just like the previous, cute sprites of basic Remaining Fantasy video games, however the Hierophant reversed suggests they battle with conventional turn-based play. They in all probability began with FFX and should have gone way back to the FFVIII and IX remasters, however they’re extra into FFXIV and FFXV.
However that isn’t essentially dangerous, but the reversed 9 of Cups says they could not have the ability to understand every part they need to. I sense an Octopath Traveler or Triangle Technique state of affairs. A recreation the place you get the colour down, however it may not have the precise form, so the sport will get a bizarre identify that isn’t Remaining Fantasy.
Kinda like how my monk can’t suplex a prepare in FFXIV, however is in any other case Sabin in spirit.
EtosiGiR – What’s Pyramid Head’s deal?
With this carry the final query and the ultimate Silent Hill query, we’ll shut with Occams.
Occams: As a toddler of the late ’80s/early ’90s, I can solely learn this query in Jerry Seinfeld’s voice. I feel we’ve all been questioning simply what’s Pyramid Head’s deal. Like is its head only a flesh pyramid beneath the helmet, and does it poop? Let’s flip to the playing cards for solutions.
Okay, first up now we have the Hermit. Not a giant shock that this represents isolation and introspection. You couldn’t have picked a greater card. Isolation and introspection are the chocolate-and-peanut-butter of psychological horror.
Subsequent up is the the Eight of Pentacles. I’ll inform you what, if I had eight pentacles, I’d stop my job tomorrow. This card represents talent, craftsmanship and dedication. Clearly, this references Pyramid Head’s sword. It takes dedication to lug the entrance finish of a Buick round and stab issues with it. Simply ask Guts.
Our third card is the Hanged Man. Doesn’t appear to be an amazing draw should you’re asking about your private life however spot on for us. Sacrifice, uncertainty, a scarcity of course. I’m impressed with simply how a lot the playing cards are nailing Silent Hill 2.
The ultimate card is the Emperor. Ideas of Warhammer 40k apart, this one represents stability, construction and authority. Is smart. An fascinating draw for Pyramid Head. Authority I can see. Stroll softly and carry the entrance finish of a Buick. However stability? Construction? Silent Hill typically by no means felt like something however a fever dream wrapped in raw bacon and barbed wire. So what’s Pyramid Head’s deal? Ever pop a zit and have the core shoot out like a tiny little bullet? Pyramid Head is the bullet.
Have a Comfortable Halloween, everybody!