This new deck by Pietro Alligo, with art by Antonella Platano, sets forth the notion that each of the 78 cards of the Tarot deck may be viewed as a portal or passageway. My first impressions of this deck were overall positive. The cards have a good feel, with a nice matte finish. At 4-3/4” x 1-5/8” they are a manageable size for small hands.
The cardstock is quite thin and shuffles easily right out of the box. The back of the cards shows a doubled image of a golden gate with a golden key and stars on a medium blue background. The backs would not reveal reversals on facedown cards.
Name: Tarot of the 78 Doors
Creators: Antonella Platano
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2005
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Modern
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8