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Re: Why this number of trumps?

When you add a separate suit of trumps to a playing card deck, it would seem to me that probabilistic and gameplay issues constrain their actual numbers. You don't want the trumps to be so rare that each one becomes an automatic I-Win card. You don't want them to be so many that they overwhelm the o...

Re: Date of Invention

It's almost certain the the Minchiate was derived from tarot. The difference between the decks is that the additional cards were all added... as a singular unit... into the pre-existing tarot deck. On the other hand, wouldn't the presence of an "Eastern Emperor" in the Minchiate deck cap the latest...

Re: Tarot and The Church

This thread is split from this discussion on the Chariot: http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&p=288 I personally find it hard to understand why people do not understand that at the time of Tarot's birth, the people who played games were Catholic. Not Neo platonic, Humanists or even Sch...

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