The Decktet Book

This page describes the original edition of the Decktet Book. The Revised and Expanded edition is more current.

The Decktet Book book is over 130 pages, covering the deck's history, both genuine and arcane; its structure, detailed in numerous charts and tables; games that exploit the unique features of the deck; suggestions for reading and interpreting the cards.

It combines text and rules that had previouly been available from disparate places with new material, presenting them together in a unified way. It includes over one hundred original and historical illustrations.

There are seventeen games included in the book: Ace Trump, Adaman, Bharg, Caravan, Chancellors, Chicane, Emu Ranchers, Goblin Market, Gongor Whist, Hermit, Jacynth, Magnate, Nonesuch, Oh Quay, Terrapin, Thricewise, and Varg Bid

The book was released in February 2010. It was written by P.D. Magnus (creator of the Decktet) and incorporates material by Ilya Farber, Felbrigg Herriot, Cristyn Magnus, and John Scharmen.

It is available print-on-demand from Lulu in several versions.

Contents of the book

PART I: Preliminaries

  • History
  • Structure

PART II: Games

PART III: Interpretation

  • Reading the Cards
  • Card Spreads

Appendix I: Credit where it is due
Appendix II: Charts and Tables

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