Do we need yet another vampire tarot?

September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is the question I’ve been pondering since I heard about Llewellyn’s upcoming Tarot of Vampyres. Thankfully, they’ve spelled it with ‘y’ to set it apart from all the other vampire tarot decks on the market. 😉 There’s the Gothic Tarot of Vampires, the Vampires Tarot of the Eternal Night, two Vampire Tarots, and now this:

Is there room enough for all these vampires, I ask you? Are they taking over the tarot world? And who’s feeding them? :-0

When I think of what could have been…Where is the Werewolves Tarot, for example, or the Zombie Tarot? Why has no-one created a Tarot of the Loch Ness Monster? There is still so much scope for original and imaginative tarot decks, but what do we get? More vampires!

You must forgive me. I am not a fan of vampires. If I was, I would probably be much more kind about the Tarot of Vampyres because, as vampire tarot decks go, it looks quite good. The artwork is dark and luxurious and (yay!) borderless. It seems to have a good mix of historical and modern styles – essential for any fashion-conscious vampire-about-town. And, well, it’s all gothicky, innit.

So, what do you think? Is it a case of this coffin ain’t big enough for the five of us? Or do you believe there can be no such thing as too many vampire decks?

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