First I will begin by saying Amazon delivered my packaged 2 days ahead of schedule on a Memorial Day weekend. I am very happy to be able to enjoy my new tarot deck, while I have free time over the holiday break.
As for the Ethereal Visions tarot, I adore it! I originally purchased the "limited edition" signed and numbered copy from a person who backed the Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is over and those signed/numbered decks are still being sold for $50+shipping by the artist.
So, the question is: What is the difference between that LE deck and this one by US Games? The answer is: THE BOX! If you felt like you missed out on the special signed/numbered deck, dont! The cardstock quality and beautiful gold foil accented artwork is just the same on both versions of the deck. There may be a very slight difference in saturation of the image colors between the two, but for the most part this deck sold by Amazon/US Games is identical and so is the LWB (Little white book/ guidebook).
I ultimately parted ways with my signed copy, only to replace it with this copy because of the beautiful storage box. It is much more elaborate, elegant and matches the artwork of the cards beautifully as it also has gold foil accents.
Overall, I very much love this deck and the imagery is easy to interpret as it is based upon the RWS (Rider Waite Smith) interpretation and symbolism. I love how this artist also adds two (2) unique cards of his own making to the Major Arcana titled "The Artist" and "The Well". In this deck you will have 24 Majors and 80 cards in total. My only negative comment is the "Ace of Swords" as the hand is holding thr sword by the blade. This could open gateway to other intuitive interpretations to this card meaning...some will love/hate it, but I am stating this for the purpose of a complete review.
I will include photos of the deck I received and one of the signed/numbered deck (plain navy blue box). I love this packaging way more and saved over $20 USD!
- Cards: 80 pages
- Publisher: US Games Systems (1 July 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572819251
- ISBN-13: 978-1572819252
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 3.8 x 14 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)