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Dark Mansion Tarot, Ltd Ed.

Nordica De Spell


Taroteca Studio webpage.



From their webpage:


”The Limited Edition Includes:
81 cards of size 14cm x 8,78cm 
*plus 2 extra cards (double Sun and Moon cards)
350g high-qality paper, finished with the SILK matte lamination - it's Luxurious, nice to the touch surface
Matte gold edges

Handmade Natural Wooden Box*!
Tarot Bag
Different back of the cards than in regular deck
Numbered certificate with a manual signature

*The boxes for limited edition deck are made of solid wood, only the top and bottom are waterproof plywood. They are hand-made by ecological method. Each box is waxed and hand-trimmed and polished.  Wax protects against moisture and emphasizes the structure of the wood. Each piece is slightly different, because wood is a material that has an individual structure. 
The pressure of the hand of the person processing this material - the box, is also always different, which gives an additional effect of originality for each box ... 
You can say that each box is different ... and each is unique”


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Nordica De Spell

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

There are three versions of this deck to choose from - The regular edition, The extra large edition, and The limited edition. This is the limited edition. 


I only recently acquired it, and haven’t had the time to read with it yet. 


What I can say is that it is, by far, the nicest looking deck in my collection. The cardstock is luxurious; a velvet feel to it; absolutely top notch. The choice of edging, matte gold, is perfect for this deck. The imagery is on matte cardstock, and yet the colours pop like nothing else! The very nice tarot bag and the slightly firesmoke scented engraved wooden box that come with it are great. 


There’s not a card in this deck that has an image that isn’t ”all that.”


It was quite expensive, but far as craftmanship, it’s worth every penny. 


Some reviewers have mentioned it’s a bit Tim Burton-esque, which is partly true, but I’d still feel this deck has more than one thing going, art-wise.


I could mention that typically I don’t gravitate towards darker style decks, but I did this. And when it arrived, I realized that this is because there’s nothing dark with it! 


It’s a beautiful deck with a warm core filled with playful humour. You could easily show it to a child without them freaking out. More than likely, they’d be charmed by it! That said, it’s not a childish deck, and there’s a lot for an adult to admire about the art.


The Dark Mansion Tarot is quite simply totally gorgeous, perfect for a ”kinder version” halloween, and also for all other days.


I’d rate it a deck perfect for an RWS beginner, and the deck doesn’t come with any lwb or companion book of any sort, which it doesn’t have to neither. Any RW book and interpretation will do fine:


It draws upon the RW imagery very closely, and should present no difficulty reading with it, whether beginner, advanced reader or somewhere in between. 


It’s possible that I care for my Ltd ed. too much to actually use it in readings, and also the cards are size large, so they might present better for study than for reading with...


And that’s why Taroteca Studio has other versions of it, for me to go back and buy.


An absolutely flawless deck, and I haven’t heard or seen any reviewer say anything less of it than that. 


(If you’re on the fence, I’d say you can safely decide based on the imagery of the cards on the internet and youtube, etc. Whether you personally like the art. Quality is zero issue with this deck.)



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