Il mazzo di carte più famoso, resta sempre lui, The Medieval Scapini Tarot,
nato da uno scambio d’idee e disegni tra un Luigi trentenne e Stuart R. Kaplan, della U.S.Games Systems,
È ormai un mazzo leggendario attorno a cui ruotano tantissimi aneddoti: veri, falsi, ma comunque sempre molto positivi, divertenti e beffardi, proprio come il suo autore.
Esistono anche molti gruppi di discussione, dedicati esclusivamente a questo ponte (ciao Vìctor!): chi l’avrebbe mai detto!
Questa è una delle tante recensioni ricevute in quesi anni, che riporto qui sotto per gli amici che masticano l’inglese, ad opera di un’appassionata di carte alias Lilac Wolf…che ringrazio!
Medieval Scapini Tarot has a special place in my heart. This deck speaks to me more than any other deck I’ve ever come in contact with, especially the artwork. The pictures have so many intricate details, that they are easy to read.
Look at these cups. Each container has it’s own story to tell. And I love that the cups aren’t just goblets, these cards are filled with any kind of medieval vessel. On the coins, each coin has a different and unique image. The three of coins has a happy man playing a tambourine on one, Caesar on another and Venus on the third lined up next to a statue of a man who reminds me of da Vinci.
This deck is about a time in Western history that is still held dear today (Renaissance festival anyone?), has detailed images that are full of color, fun and are sometimes very serious. They have gold inlays and are printed on light-weight cardstock in Italy.
I think this deck would be great for beginners. It’s so full of imagery that anyone is going to get something from it. And if you don’t want to read the tarot but enjoy art, you’ll still love this deck, as its inspiration is Medieval and Renaissance art. As for this deck … I’m keeping it! :)
— Lilac Wolf