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A Dark Legend Comes to Life
If you are told Førtifem x Lovecraft x Tarot, you are hyped at what level? And if we add the author Maxime Le Dain, who is one of the Cultist masters in France, it convinces you even more? Because we, to be completely honest, we find this project absolutely fabulous. Published by Bragelonne Games, a new branch of the Bragelonne group dedicated to board game publishing, this project starts its adventure on Kickstarter today.
The story around this project is far too beautiful. The damage done by the editor is of the order of genius.
Our publisher, then on a trip to Arkham to attend a conference, warns us that he has just got his hands on a disturbing brochure and that he intends to rush his return to Paris. As soon as he arrives, he requests the presence of all the members of Bragelonne Games in order to present us with his discovery: a memoir written by the late Isaac S. Jefferson, who once held a chair in art history at the University of Miskatonic, on the subject of a curious tarot. If we are to believe him, it would even be the primordial tarot, and perhaps even the very first European deck of cards!
I invite you to visit the project page to learn more about the story of this dark tarot inspired by the cosmic horror of HP Lovecraft. As for the team behind this card game, we find the great duo Førtifem that we LOVE at Geek-Art. Their dark style, between engraving and scratch card, is reminiscent of the style of the great French illustrator Gustave Doré. And what better way to illustrate an ancestral tarot containing dark knowledge?
But to attack Lovecraft also means to represent the unspeakable, the cosmic horror without losing one’s reason. This is where Maxime Le Dain, Cultist level 1000, specialist of the author of Providence, intervenes. Indeed, he created a literary bible full of quotations, inspirations, and representations to help the illustrator duo create the 78 cards of this obscure tarot.
One word to conclude: go! If you’re a fan, check out the project page on Kickstarter and choose your favorite counterpart. And to find out more about the duo Førtifem, I warmly invite you to visit their website or their Instagram page.
La la cthulhu fhtagn !