The deck box is very similar in size to the box for a standard Tarot deck. The Fortune Deck works in analogous ways to a Tarot deck, including:
- Quick one-card draws for fast, decisive resolutions in-game;
- Serial one-card draws for blow-by-blow resolutions in an extended conflict;
- Divinatory spreads to determine particularly complex in-game outcomes;
- Generative spreads to create new realms or scenarios
- Exploratory spreads to discover the deep-structures and conflicts affecting particular realms, spheres or spherepaths; and
- Personal spreads, used out-of-game for personal divination, reflection, and meditation
The box will be easier to open, due to the side notches. I like the icon of the Walker's Pyramid. The lettering reminds me of RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, so it evokes other settings that I have loved for decades. The box needs to be wider than the original Fortune Deck would have required because it contains more than the original 36 Fortune Deck cards: there is also a 41 card Season Deck within the box. Divided into four suits, these cards expand on the Fortune Deck adding the dimension of time and additional setting flavor - a suitable Minor Arcana for the 36 "majors."
I might add that the box has a very nice matte finish.
Over the next week we'll unbox the box (as it were) and begin to explore things we can do with this new set of cards.