Finals – Drafts

Rough Draft :

An endless activity could transcend palpable time. I want to create an experience that resonates with this concept. I have always been fascinated with the science of Tarot and the Tarot cards. tarot cards are used as tools of psychic revelations.

These interpretations are meant as a guideline. No tarot meaning is “set in stone”. They are meant to make you think. For most cards you will probably feel that our definition is right, but if a particular card calls to you in a different way then don’t be afraid to go with your intuition. Every person’s mood is set to reflect in the choice of cards.

I am also fascinated by the illustrations on the tarot cards and their associations with cultures and their various interpretations. The construct and reading are perfect examples of chance interpretations.

I also want to work on Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality development, which argued that personality is formed through conflicts among three fundamental structures of the human mind: the id, ego, and superego. I would like to play around the idea of intellectual manipulation – where elements of work are moved according to strict self imposed regulations.

I want the end result to be an engaging game which combines the concept of personality manipulation and psychic revelations that somehow plays with the players minds and has chance at every outcome.

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  1. Marina Zurkow

    I am not a tarot expert but I have not seen cards rendered as pictograms – like that. does the interpretive language that usually is associated with tarot also change away from mysticism and towards instruction, to match the visual temperament of the cards you design?

    I am curious about
    – what a 3 player game plays like with the cards, its mechanics and outcomes (is there a guide book, and new post-psychoanalytic interpretative glossary?)
    – how you will present the results of your game testing in class/in documentation

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