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Tarot of Musterberg

The Tarot of Musterberg is a deck of tarot cards with an interesting history. Created sometime in the early 1700s, the design became popular for its unique inclusion of a 79th card: The Musterberg Deck is the only one to have a Siren card as the highest Major Arcana or trump card. Most importantly, the deck was redone for the Pennyland Amusement Park in the early 20th century, where it was the exclusive deck of “The Great Beyond” for Pennyland prognosticators in the Fortune Teller tent. It received attention again in the 1980s when it was referenced in the Italian comic book series Roger Believe.

The Tarot of Musterberg played a big part at the Pennyland amusement park, where it was the official deck of 'The Great Beyond' for prognosticators in the Fortune Teller tent. But who could have predicted that one of Pennyland's favorite rides, the 'Crocodile Snap' would bear a strange resemblance to the winking crocodile on the Emperor card of the Tarot of Musterberg? And stranger still, it only came up in readings for people who had gone on the ride at least four times in a row - known as going for the 'Emperor's Seat'.


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