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.
Next level of the draft :
Before you pick the cards, take a few deep breaths.
Try to relax your body and quiet your mind.
Think of all the most beautiful and traumatic happenings of your life
I read about Carl Jung and how he believed that, like his mother, he had two personalities—a modern Swiss citizen and a personality more suited to the 18th century.
I am focusing on the major arcana cards in Tarot. I want my game to be a 3 player game- a game between the Id, ego and Superego -( Freud’s principles on the 3 parts of your personality) These 3 people will play a role of one of these 3 traits of personality – having internalized ideals (superego) , conscious decision maker ego) and id (immediate gratification of needs)
The Major Arcana are used as an initiatory sequence to establish their path of spiritual ascension and evolution. These are considered to be the deepest parts of one’s personality. There have been various modern interpretations of the major arcana cards.
I am still in the process of designing and illustrating my own arcana cards.