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Cry Etsy No More!

As of yesterday, the last remaining listing at my Etsy storefront has expired, and I will not be renewing any listings there, or adding new ones. The Duck Soup Productions storefront at Etsy is now Officially Closed, and this, my main site, www.tarotbyducksoup.com, is the only place where I will sell my decks from here on in. I'm very pleased about this. Etsy has not been a benefit to its sellers for a long time. They keep adding new gimmicks (such as forced advertising that sellers can't opt out of), new policies and new charges (always more charges!), all designed to make more money for THEMSELVES, not the sellers.  I'm far from the only person who hates what Etsy has become....

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NOW AVAILABLE in Two Sizes: Le TAROT des ANIMALERIES Full Deck!

Le TAROT des ANIMALERIES is now available in both Large and Standard Tarot sizes. As with most of my decks, this one is produced one at a time as they are ordered (which is how I can offer them with your choice of several different card backs), and so the quantiles are very limited indeed. As an example, The Marvelous Oracle of Oz is by far my best-selling Oracle produced in this fashion, and at this writing there are fewer than 300 copies of it in existence.  Due to the multiple card backs, there will be even fewer of each variety out there in the wild, even if it becomes a "best seller." I am forced to charge more than what...

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Goodbye to All That

On Valentine's Day, Mr. Whitey had his life taken away from him. He was a great pussycat for two decades, and the last surviving link to my past. The last time I wrote about him was somewhere on my old blog, at www.ducksoup.me. As he got older, he was plagued by chronic Tummy Trouble (not the scientific term, obviously, but my brain has gotten even more scattered than normal these past couple of weeks) requiring almost daily medication. I had to work hard to keep him going these last few years. But sometime between Sunday night and Monday noon, his left eye ruptured. I don't know the cause, but I do know that that eye was irritating him recently, and...

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COMING SOON: Le Tarot des ANIMALERIES Limited MAJORS Edition

A long-term project is finally nearing the finish line -- at least in part. I've been working on LE TAROT DES ANIMALERIES (or, The Tarot of Pet Shops) for the better part of two years. With the Major Arcana now completed, the opportunity to do an early-issue Majors Only deck was there, but I took some time to think about what I could do to make such a release really special.  First, it will be an extremely Limited Edition, meaning only as many copies as are actually ordered by customers and collectors will be produced.  Second, it will only be available (for reasons that will become evident below) in a striking giant-sized 3.5" x 5.75" deck. I know that some...

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Trick or Tarot Second Edition is COMING SOON!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who made the first Edition of our TRICK OR TAROT Halloween-themed Tarot pack a sell-out! The Second Edition is on the way, and instead of changing the designs of a few of the card faces, we decided to make this new edition unique by offering huge selection of variant card backs for you to choose from. We've created SIXTEEN all-new designs for the card backs, with a heavy emphasis on Costuming, which is why we've decided to call this the Halloween Costume Edition. Only as many copies of each variant will be printed as are actually sold, making this TRICK OR TAROT every bit as collectible as the First Edition.  The new edition will be standard...

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