It’s become a running joke that Bethesda has and will likely continue to post. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim on every platform under the sun. Originally developed for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it has since been ported to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox, Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and even Amazon Alexa. The ever-popular action-RPG has even received an official board game adaptation.
Of course, ports and adaptations are one thing, but the last bit of Skyrim merch takes things in an unexpected direction. Fans who love stylized artwork and supernatural party tricks can now purchase an officially licensed product. Skyrim Tarot card deck from Amazon, Walmart and other online retailers.
The Skyrim Tarot Deck was created by artist Erika Hollice and game designer Tori Schafer, the latter having worked on The Elder Scrolls Online and the indie battle royale game spell break. It consists of 78 cards bearing never-before-seen custom artwork inspired by the deck. It also comes with a 128-page booklet outlining the meaning of each card and instructions for Tarot readers of all skill levels. Fans in a hurry can also purchase the limited-edition version from Insight Editions, which includes seven exclusive cards featuring different artwork and a gold foil treatment. The special edition of Skyrim Tarot Card Deck also comes with an alternate red, blue, and black box design.
Examples of thematic maps include Skyrimpotential queen Jarl Elisif as “The Empress”, Mjoll the Lioness as “Judgment”, Julianos and his shrine as “The Hierophant”, the undead horse Arvak as “The Chariot”, and the gate to the Dark Brotherhood’s sanctuary depicting “Death.” Meanwhile, portraits of Cicero, the Torygg High King and Paarthurnax decorate the cards for ‘The Fool’, ‘The Emperor’ and ‘The Hermit’. The Special Edition features alternate artwork for “The Fool”, “The Magician”, “The Empress”, “The Emperor”, “The Hermit”, and “Death”. Among them is a full-length version of Elisif as “The Empress” and a chilling personification of the Black Sacrament replacing “Death”.
While certainly unique, this isn’t the first time anyone has worn Skyrim to other mediums. The Skyrim board game was released last year, bringing The Elder Scrolls 5 in the kingdom of cardboard and dice. One of its campaigns even features an expanding prequel story Skyrim and allows players to experience events shortly before the Dragonborn’s arrival. But, of course, this game does not claim to let players predict the future.
Whether you believe in the predictive power of tarot cards or simply love stylized fantasy art, the Skyrim the bridge looks like it could be a unique collector’s item. Anyone interested can purchase the standard edition for $27.99 from publisher Insight Editions. Meanwhile, the Special Edition costs $35.99. Fans can also find the Standard Edition for similar or lower prices from other retailers.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available on PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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Source: Insight Editions