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The tarot deck. Here is one! I deal 8 of wands, The Star,
ten off pentacles, King of pentacles, 6 of wands.
The problem: what the hell does that mean? The Star?
She is a naked blonde lady pouring water on the ground
and in the water. How starlike is that? King of Pentacles?
the deck would be comprised of
elements. I envision Carbon as Nature Goddess, but also
cards for carbon in her aspect of Diamond and of Graphite.
Nitrogen is an austere ascetic. Oxygen a redheaded
firebrand. Hydrogen would be the Fool.
Additional cards might include other common molecules:
methane, oxides, etc. The noble gases would be there,
Now a hand might make a little bit of sense because of the
molecules which the dealt elements might comprise, or
the sort of biology they are involved with.
Not a baking of this idea, but you could use their deck of cards. [pertinax, Feb 12 2018]
Also not the same as this idea [hippo, Feb 12 2018]
[pocmloc, Feb 14 2018]
||I kinder like it but think it is more bottom up. The card's feel as though they are going to predict bodily state which of course affects behaviour and ultimately fate.
||Running track try for Oxygen and Iron, going to a party draw a Hydrogen with a Nitrogen stabilizer or digging a garden, pick out the Goddess with some of the lesser hard working additives. Of course a drawn deal would scale positive or negative to the action on the table purely due to how the deck collapses by the questioner's touch.
||Its not meant to make sense. Its a card game like whist, where you try to lay a higher-ranking card to beat the other people round the table.
||// a higher-ranking card to beat the other people round the table //
||So what would Hydrogen mean, when reversed?
||//Hydrogen would be the Fool
||I would have thought Helium, for squeaky voice humour...