Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fin de Siècle Kipper Review

You can pre order at U.S. Games

Weight 0.31 lbs
ISBN 978-1-57281-845-3
Size 39 cards, 2.75” x 4.125”
Author Ciro Marchetti
Artist Ciro Marchetti
Ciro Marchetti has situated the traditional German fortune telling deck at the turn of the 19th century in Victorian England. In this expanded gilt deck with three additional cards, rich images tell the stories of the workers as well as the wealthy during the Industrial Revolution. Using augmented reality, via the Aurasma application, Ciro has brought the Fin de Siècle cards to life in stunning, new ways. Guidebook with interpretations by three expert contributors. Includes 39 cards.
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From the wonderful Victorian images to the silvery card edges...I’m over the moon for this deck!
I’m also loving the fold over box lid that closes magnetically.  U.S. Games and Ciro Marchetti have executed a wonderful product that I recommend to anyone who has an interest in learning “Kipper” card reading.  I love that Ciro has updated the imagery in a way that keeps the integrity of the original cards yet gives us something fresh and new.  

In the guidebook you will find quite a bit of information-and I like this. In the past we’ve seen many LWB’s that give us very generic information about card meanings.  This book is truly a guidebook that you will want to read.  Ciro covers the story about how this deck came into being as well as information from three different experts that will help you learn the card meanings:  Fortune Buchholtz, Stella Waldvogal and Susanne Ziti
There are two spreads illustrated in the guidebook to get you started.  

17 Gift
From the Guidebook- FB: Fortune Buchholtz
This is a very positive and enabling card.  While the significator relaxes in the family room by a cozy fire, a surprise is presented.  This card means gifts, aid, help, support, resources, rescue and joy.  It is usually exactly what you need.  This powerful card has the ability to soften  nearby challenging ones.  It also reveals an interesting timing idea unique to Kipper, representing “by the next holiday of any sort” or a birthday.  Generally, I use it to stand for winter, Christmas or Yule.  (FB= Fortune Buchholtz)

Be open to the support of others.  Be receptive to small positive gestures or proposals.  This card can indicate a new job offer, a promotion or helpfulness.  It also announces a gesture of reconciliation or even a declaration of love.  This this gift and embrace the opportunity. (SZ=Susanne Ziti)

This is a very lucky card that can take the edge off of nearby negative cards.  It stands for happiness, praise, profits, recognition or an actual gift.  Near the significator, it’s even stronger.  There is no downside to this card.  It indicates a time frame around the next holiday or celebration.  (SW= Stella Waldvogal)

The gesture is depicted in such a way as to serve both as a the act of giving or receiving.  (CM=Ciro Marchetti)

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