The “Ivory Gambit” Spread

Lately I’ve become fascinated with using dice and tarot in combination to produce unique forms of divination. Here the gambit (opening move) is provided by rolling dice to identify four trump cards to serve as the basis for the reading. Those trump cards are then used to extract four sets of “reading” cards from which four single cards are drawn randomly to create the narrative. A final “wild card” can be drawn from any remaining unassigned cards to show the “end of the story” if it is inconclusive up to that point. The example reading is especially interesting because, even though I was using the full 78-card deck, only trump cards appeared in the final pull.

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All images copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc, Stamford, CT

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