What: The Tarot Nova.
Who: Dennis Fairchild and Julie Paschkis
Price: Retails between $5 and $20.
Size: Deck is a smallish, but standard, square-ish size.
Where: I purchased my deck at Barnes and Noble as a kit, here is an Amazon.com link.
Upsides: The deck is a smaller, but standard, size. It's incredibly easy to handle and read. The quality is very high and the artwork, while simplistic, is not completely beyond comprehension.
Downsides: The complete Fortune Telling Kit is not without it's shortcomings, due to it's "novelty gift" nature.
Style: This is a standard "tarot deck" in the Waite/Smith Style. The entire deck is done in a marker-art technique of brightly colored, simplistic, scenes and characters on a black background. The back image is a similarly styled floral and celestial motif.The cards are titled outside of the image and there is a generous border all the way around.
The suits, and the Majors, all have colored corners Majors (Purple) are Cups (Blue), Swords (Yellow), Pentacles (Green) and Wands (Red). All cards are pipped with small, complimentary, scenes
Tricks and Treats: It's a pretty standard deck, but one that's appropriate even for children - either to learn to read on, or to be read for with. It is more inclined to respond like a friend would - "He's greedy" rather than "This gentleman may not, perhaps, be the best to get in bed with financially. Winkwinknudgenudge."
Verdict: This is a little, handy, simplistic, non-scary deck that reads very well.
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