1. Mediaite
  2. Gossip Cop
  3. Geekosystem
  4. Styleite
  5. SportsGrid
  6. The Mary Sue
  7. The Maude
  8. The Braiser

What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Questions! Questions That Need Answering

Sceith Ailm’s Beautiful Lord of the Rings Themed Tarot Cards

Nothing like a well thought out redesign of a deck of cards to make you see characters in a different light. Sceith Ailm’s are particularly lovely. We’ve brought twelve over here to show you, but you can find even more at her DeviantArt page.

(via Tumblr.)

[View All on One Page]

Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?


  • Matthew Oden

    I love that there’s basically one go-to vintage paper texture out there:

    (these are still great by the by. But seeing that paper texture–even desaturated–is kind of like hearing the Wilhelm scream in the theater. I can’t help but chuckle.)

  • Anonymous

    Oh man. Is this one of those things where, once seen, I’ll never be able to unsee it? Like the FedEx logo thing?

  • Matthew Oden

    Kind of! For a few years, it was the first huge image result in google for ‘paper texture’. And because it’s so good and versatile it just appeared all over the place.

    I guess because it doesn’t show up online as often, because everything is moving towards flat and clean.

  • Jessy Southard Strohmeyer

    I’ve got the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit tarot deck that came out in 1999. In that one Gollum is The Fool.

  • Nicoclaws

    These are beautiful indeed.
    But they lose a lot of real Tarot significance and symbolism along the way. So you couldn’t draw cards with them.

  • Anonymous

    These are much, much better than the official Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Tarot decks published by US Games.

    The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. In a few places they fall into the trap of fan-inspired decks of expecting the reader to be familiar with the material in order to be able to interpret the card – but then the general idea of fan decks is that you will know the material.

  • Anonymous

    What about Orthnac as “The Tower”?