Bloody Hell, WordPress went and changed their interface on me and thus most of the time I meant to spend on today’s prompt was spent trying to figure out how to use the damn thing. I’ve never understood why you would change something that’s not broken…
But I guess, in a way, it’s fitting.
My plan was to discuss The Tower, the 16th card of the Major Arcana in a Tarot deck, in depth, both from the standpoint of the traditional Tarot, and from our use of it in the game we’ve been developing.
Unfortunately I don’t have time for that now.
The image above is from the Tarot deck planned to be included in Occult Detective: The Roleplaying Game. It depicts the Sinclair House, an important location in my novel Descendant (which I am currently shopping around to new publishers).
The Tower represents intense and sudden change, release, painful loss, tragedy, and revelation. Some reckon it as symbolizing total destruction.
In Occult Detective: The Roleplaying Game, during character creation, a Natural or Preternatural Protagonist draws a card from the Occult Detective Tarot Deck until they come to one of the Major Arcana . This card gives a Natural an Esoteric Resistance, while a Preternatural receives a bonus Esoteric Art. The Tower represents, in the context of the game, Chaos Magick.
Creating characters in Occult Detective: The Roleplaying Game is a magical experience and almost as fun a playing the game itself.