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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. The H.P. Lovecraft Tarot is an unique version of the standard 78-card Tarot deck created and self-published by Daryl L. Hutchinson.

The Lovecraft Tarot deck contains 78 cards. These cards correspond to the Major and Minor Arcana of the traditional tarot.

The Minor Arcana ("suits") of The H.P. Lovecraft Tarot are the Suits of Man, Artifacts, Tomes & Sites. These replace the traditional wands, pentacles, swords and cups of the "normal" Tarot variants.

The Major Arcana or Trumps have all been replaced by Great Old Ones, creatures and characters from the works of H.P. Lovecraft & other authors of the Cthulhu Mythos. All the artwork is by the creator, artist Hutchinson. An absolute labour of love, these cards a sight to behold in real life.

The cards are printed in duotone sepia and white giving a very unusual "pulp" and occult appearance to the set.

The H.P. Lovecraft Tarot comes with an 80 page book by Eric Friedman, to provide an introduction to the unique H.P. Lovecraft Tarot cards. This book also gives a detailed explanation of each Major Arcana card in this deck and how this card relates to the Cthulhu Mythos, and where applicable to its corresponding card in the traditional tarot. For people intending to actually use these cards for fortune telling there are also more traditional explanations of each card's "meaning" in upright and reversed position.

The descriptions for the Major Arcana also include quotes from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, H.P. Lovecraft & Zealia Bishop (for the "Yig" card) and one quote from August Derleth (for the "Ithaqua" card).

The complete set of tarot cards in this deck are:



The Suit of Man:

The Suit of Artifacts:

The Suit of Tomes

The Suit of Sites: