This Might Hurt Tarot is a modern deck in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition, backed by 743 backers on Kickstarter.
This product includes the deck, box, and guidebook for the third print run of This Might Hurt Tarot.
Keeping time-honored symbolism and imagery, but losing the medieval context, this the This Might Hurt Tarot Deck is designed to be both easy to read and highly relatable. Clothing and scenery are modernized, diversity is embraced, and queerness is lovingly acknowledged.
The cards themselves measure 4.75"x 2.75" and are printed on high-quality 350 gsm matte art paper. Each card has a shiny gilded edge to add just a bit of magic, available in holographic pearl or holographic black. The deck comes in a solid cardboard box with gold foil and magnetic closure, complete with a guidebook with an introduction, card descriptions, and a full-page black and white image of each card.
This deck, like most tarot decks, consists of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. All of the court cards, and a few other select Minor Arcana cards, are portraits of real people in the artists life.
Print runs 1-3 are all considered part of the “first edition.” The third print run will be identical to the second print run except for that the This Might Hurt Studios logo will appear on the inside of the box and the ox will have a velvety soft paper texture. Also, due to the imperfect nature of offset printing, the saturation and color levels of the cards will vary between print runs.
Photos by Nyxturna