Creator(s): Luigi Scapini
Date: 1985, reprint 2005
Publisher: US Games
Number of Cards: 78
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. III, pp. 595, 605-607
The Major Arcana and court cards have gold backgrounds in the manner of fifteenth–century European decks. Both the Major and Minor Arcana include full scenes. In the Minors, symmetrical arrangements of the suit symbols provide composition around which the scenes are arranged.
Many of the cards
depict historical figures eg. Rasputin the Mad Monk of
Russia represents the Knight of Cups and the 6 of Swords
depicts St. Paul's moment of revelation on the Road to
Damascus. Scapini has also drawn inspiration from
modern life - the fanatic speaker on a podium in front of a
crowd in the 7 of Wands was inspired
from daily scenes in Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London.
on strong, plastic coated board, these cards are a bit longer (2-3/4" x 5-1/8") than most decks