Tarot Deck

A deck of tarot cards.

Category: Games
Compatibility: CobraMUSH, PennMUSH, TinyBit.


Copy and paste the below code into a compatible MUSH or MUX.

MUSHCode for Tarot Deck

@create Tarot Deck
@lock Tarot Deck==me
@fail Tarot=Your hands move towards the ancient plaques, but your better sense restrains you.
@desc Tarot=This elegant deck of cards seems quite ancient in appearance-each plaque hand-painted in a riot of vivid colour. Strange symbols decorate the margins of the cards, while figures you've never seen before dominate their centres. A most disturbing air surrounds them, as if more than a few sins of Man have been read from their eldritch faces. <tarothelp>
&help Tarot=$tarothelp:@pemit %#=[repeat(-,78)]%r+draw%t%t%tDraws one card%r+shuffle%t%tShuffles the deck%r+visible on/off%t%tSets whether others see your cards%r%rTarot Information:%r%r+tarot%t%t%tWhat is the Tarot?%r+deck%t%t%tStructure of the Tarot deck%r+divination%t%t'Is the Tarot a Religious Object?' & Tarot references.%r[repeat(-,78)]%r
&showcard Tarot=yes
&display Tarot=@switch [get(me/showcard)]=yes,{@lemit %0 draws [get(me/drawnname)].},no,{@pemit *%0=You draw [get(me/drawnname)].}
&visible Tarot=$+visible *:@switch [%0]=on,{&showcard me=yes;@name me=Tarot Deck (visible)},off,{&showcard me=no; @name me=Tarot Deck (hidden)}
&draw Tarot=$+draw:&drawncard me=[add([rand([sub([words([get(me/list2)])],1)])],1)];&drawnname me=[index([get(me/list2)],|,[get(me/drawncard)],1)];&list2 me=[setdiff([get(me/list2)],[get(me/drawnname)],|)];@tr me/display=%N
&shuffle Tarot=$+shuffle:&list2 me=[get(me/list)];@lemit %N shuffles %p Tarot deck.
&list Tarot=Ace Swords|Two Swords|Three Swords|Four Swords|Five Swords|Six Swords|Seven Swords|Eight Swords|Nine Swords|Ten Swords|Page Swords|Knight Swords|Queen Swords|King Swords|Ace Cups|Two Cups|Three Cups|Four Cups|Five Cups|Six Cups|Seven Cups|Eight Cups|Nine Cups|Ten Cups|Page Cups|Knight Cups|Queen Cups|King Cups|Ace Wands|Two Wands|Three Wands|Four Wands|Five Wands|Six Wands|Seven Wands|Eight Wands|Nine Wands|Ten Wands|Page Wands|Knight Wands|Queen Wands|King Wands|Ace Pentacles|Two Pentacles|Three Pentacles|Four Pentacles|Five Pentacles|Six Pentacles|Seven Pentacles|Eight Pentacles|Nine Pentacles|Ten Pentacles|Page Pentacles|Knight Pentacles|Queen Pentacles|King Pentacles|0 Fool|1 Magician|2 High_Priestess|3 Empress|4 Emperor|5 Hierophant|6 Lovers|7 Chariot|8 Strength|9 Hermit|10 Wheel_of_Fortune|11 Justice|12 Hanged Man|13 Death|14 Temperance|15 Devil|16 Tower|17 Star|18 Moon|19 Sun|20 Judgement|21 World
&info_tarot Tarot=$+tarot:@pemit %#=[repeat(-,78)]%rWhat is the Tarot?%r[repeat(-,78)]%r"The origins of the Tarot deck are shrouded in mystery. The time, place, and circumstances of its creation are largely a matter of speculation. Some people believe the deck dates back to Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations, where the ancients used it to symbolize the secret teachings of their mystery religions. The most popular belief is that Tarot cards were brought to Europe by fortunetelling gypsies coming from either Egypt of India. In any case, the cards were widespread in Italy, France, and Germany by the late 14th century."%r[repeat(-,78)]%rFrom 'Tarot Unveiled: The Method To its Magic' by Laura Clarson%r[repeat(-,78)]
&info_deck Tarot=$+deck:@pemit %#=[repeat(-,78)]%rStructure of the Tarot deck:%r[repeat(-,78)]%rThe Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, including 56 Minor Arcana cards and 22 Major Arcana Cards.%r%rThe Minor Arcana are similar in structure to an ordinary deck of playing cards:%r%rSwords (Spades)%t%tIntellectual matters and discord, struggle, and strife.%rCups (Hearts)%t%tEmotions and affairs of the heart.%rWands (Clubs)%t%tEnterprise, creativity, and energy.%rPentacles (Diamonds)%tMoney and business affairs. Material things%r%rThe Major Arcana begins with the Fool and ends with the World. Only the Fool, in the form of the Joker, has survived in present-day playing cards, although there is some debate about this. The Major Arcana symbolize a cycle of growth and evolution of consciousness and spiritual awareness.%r[repeat(-,78)]%rDerived from 'Tarot Unveiled: The Method To its Magic' by Laura Clarson%r[repeat(-,78)]
&info_div Tarot=$+divination:@pemit %#=[repeat(-,78)]%rThe Tarot: A Religious Object?%r[repeat(-,78)]%rSome people perceive the Tarot as a religious object. Some even refuse to have anything to do with it because of this. Anyone who studies the Tarot will reconsider this notion. The cards are many things to many people. It can be a tool to inspire ideas and creativity, or to help tell stories. It can help focus your unconscious. It contains archetypal images of characters and happenings that take place at every moment in our world. People may attach some religious meaning to the Tarot, but in and of itself, it is merely an interesting tool. Make your own decision.%r[repeat(-,78)]%rOther Tarot References: 'The Element Tarot Handbook' by Naomi Ozaniec, 'Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey' Sallie Nichols, and 'Secrets of Gypsy Fortunetelling' by Ray Buckland.%r[repeat(-,78)]%rDT King's Tarot WWW page -- http://www.iii.net/users/dtking/tarot.html%r[repeat(-,78)]
&credits Tarot=Original author unknown. Modified by Mitchell J. Gross <mjg@io.com>