The Goblin Tarot
Just a side project I've been working on for a game idea I had.
The aim is a goblin based tarot deck with the suits of Bones, Bugs, Cogs and Tools. The face cards in each suit are the Mob, the Hero, the Avatar and the Lady.
The major arcana will be 22 in number, but for a very special reason...only coincidentally matching the 22 major arcana of the rider waite tarot. The goblins believe in elemental forces based around polyhedral forms. The innermost form is a regular tetrahedron, 4 faces, 6 edges - the four faces correspond to anti-suits.
If you balance a face on each of the edges of a regular tetrahedron, you end up with a regular hexahedron (AKA a cube). The next six major arcana cards combine a pair of anti-suits to generate an elemental affinity. A cube has 12 edges.
If you balance a face on each of the edges of a cube, you end up with a form of dodecahedron with diamond/rhombus faces. These will form the basis of the last 12 major arcana, each combining a pair of elements.
If it doesn't make sense, don't worry. Just enjoy the pictures.