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The Lord of the Rings Tarot

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The Lord of the Rings Tarot
The Lord of the Rings Tarot.jpg
AuthorTerry Donaldson
PublisherU.S. Games
Released1 September 1997
FormatSoftcover
Pages224
ISBN1572810548

The Lord of the Rings Tarot is a book describing a Tarot deck and a card game based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The book is accompanied by the own pack of cards called The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck & Card Game.

[edit] Synopsis of the publisher

The Lord of the Rings Tarot unites two great traditions: the spiritual, mystical tradition of the tarot, and the world of folklore and fairy tales that is most delightfully depicted in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The added factor of a card game summons you to travel through Middle-earth to reach Mount Doom and destroy the One Ring!

Fanciful characters and scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'The Hobbit' appear on each of the 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Rules are included for a card game for 2-6 players, ages 10 to adult.

[edit] Major Arcana

The Fool: Gollum
  1. The Magician: Gandalf
  2. The High Priestess: Éowyn
  3. The Empress: Galadriel with Belladonna Took and Rose Cotton
  4. The Emperor: Celeborn
  5. The Hierophant: Saruman
  6. The Lovers: Aragorn and Arwen
  7. The Chariot: Théoden in battle
  8. Strength: White Tree of Gondor
  9. The Hermit: Tom Bombadil
  10. Wheel of Fortune: The One Ring
  11. Justice: Oathbreakers
  12. The Hanged Man: Faramir about to die
  13. Death: Gandalf dies against Durin's Bane
  14. Temperance: Frodo forgives Gollum's life
  15. The Devil: Gríma
  16. The Tower: Orthanc under attacked
  17. The Star: Phial of Galadriel
  18. The Moon: Minas Morgul's power increases
  19. The Sun: The Sun
  20. Judgement: Gandalf reveals Frodo the nature of the One Ring
  21. The World: Middle-earth and Aman