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missing: one card
pentacles, magic
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Crap. Someone at ECCC ganked one of the cards from my own personal copy of the Silicon Dawn, which I was using as a demo deck. The 9W is missing.

All through Saturday and Sunday I had people trying to snag cards, thinking they were my business cards. I really need to figure out a way to have the business cards prominently and obviously displayed so that people stop doing that. Because I really want people to be able to shuffle through the deck and go ooh and ah for a while. I tried making a little sign early on Sunday saying “These are my cards. Take one! (arrow) This is my Tarot deck. Wanna buy one? (arrow)” but I dunno if it vanished before or afterwards.

Oh well. I guess my personal copy is now the permanent demo deck, and another one in my closet will become my personal deck.

Anyone got any ideas for how to put the Tarot cards where people can see them and play with them, but make it obvious they’re not taking? I guess it might help if I had some of the little business cards displayed contact info side up. Maybe.

9w: Gain. Material gain, to be precise. This is the one full of stuff like the equation for compound interest. I hope losing it isn’t a bad omen or anything!

Originally published at Egypt Urnash. You can comment here or there.


I'd suspect that stealing the material gain of a person who plays with magic will lead to an encounter with trouble. What kind? I dunno. But the magic of connections says you can screw with them as easily as they can screw with you.

"That's odd... every time I pick this stolen card up, it's ill-aspected. Also, I'm broke."

At BAF our demo decks for things usually arrived with a hole punched through the entire thing, on a ring. Then we just tied it to something with a ribbon.

This was my first idea! Sarcifice a deck (sounds like that's taken care of, already), hole-punch the same corner on each, and put them all on one of those huge-ass binder rings. I would hope you wouldn't also need to leash the ring to the table but well, I guess better safe than sorry? X)

I think you could probably drop down to a printer/binder/copyshop and get them to drill out the corner of a deck for very little cash. Probably more likely to align when they're done, as well.

Material gain for the sticky fingers, certainly. Meh.

Tarot Card Bondage. Put them on a ring. That's pretty universal for "Please don't rip this out of the ring and take them".

Fan the tarot cards out with the box sitting upright above them. Place the business cards on a little business card stand (like what you get at office depot or whatever).

Or yeah the binder ring/ribbon binding/whatever idea works too.

i like the ring idea, though you might want to reinforce them with those round sticker things