Royo Dark Tarot deck review

(suitable for adults only)

This deck has extremely well-done art.  Some images match the traditional meanings of the cards better than others.  It is a deck that I feel should come with a whole string of Trigger Warnings, such as nudity, violence, cutting, bondage, and so on.  You may find it useful as a shadow work deck.

We have the Major Arcana, as well as the suits – chalices, swords, wands, pentacles.  The guide book, being a Lo Scarabeo deck, is in five languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French, German).  The cards are a reasonable size that fit well in the hand and are flexible enough to shuffle easily.

From the guide book:

The Royo Dark Tarot is born from the ashes of the Black Tarot, as illustrated by Luis Royo and first published by Fournier in 1998. At the same time it is an evolution and the completion of its parent deck.

… Considered among the greatest, if not the greatest, master of Dark Fantasy art, Royo represents a violent and cruel universe where torment and bliss, poetry and desperation are difficult to conceive one without the other.

Royo Dark Tarot edited by Pietro Alligo (suitable for adults only)

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