Silicon Valley Tarot

[Flame War] [2 of Networks] The Silicon Valley Tarot was created by Thomas Scoville as a joke - a way to poke fun at the high-tech computer world centered around Silicon Valley in California. His cartoon images were first available on the net, but interest grew, and the deck version was published in 1998. The major arcana cards are people and items from the computer industry. They correspond in amusing ways with the traditional cards. The card numbers are given in "base 10" and in binary. The minor arcana has only 48 cards since the numbered cards range from Ace to Eight (octal!). The suits are the Disks, Hosts, Networks and Cubicles. The court cards are the Nerds, Marketeers, Salesmen and CIOs. The four court cards of each type look the same across suits except for variations in coloring and suit symbol. The instruction booklet is clever, but also covers tarot basics. Two extra cards describe the rules for RAM - a card game played using the Silicon Valley Tarot.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/48 minor
3" x 4 1/2" 1998 [back design]

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols with backgrounds

Also Included: instruction booklet, 2 instruction cards for RAM - a Silicon Valley card game

Major Arcana:
Hacker, Guru, Futurist, Garage, Mogul, Consultant, IPO
El Camino Real, Double Latte, Encryption, Server, Sysadmin
Hive, Layoff, Flame War, Spam, Firewall, Stock Options
Venture Capital, Next Big Thing, Bugs, Net

Suit Names: Cubicles (Wands), Networks (Cups), Disks (Swords), Hosts (Pentacles)

Court Cards: CIO (King), Salesman (Queen), Marketeer (Knight), Nerd (Page)


[Salesman of Disks] [8 of Cubicles] [Sysadmin]

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