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1 Innkeeper: If I beat you in a game, I can get my life back, right? That's a thing, isn't it?
2 Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs: IT IS. WHAT DO YOU PROPOSE?
3 Innkeeper: A game of tarock! I have a Tarot deck right here.
4 Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs: YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME FOR YOUR LIFE, WITH ME AS ONE OF THE CARDS IN THE DECK?
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Tarock is a name associated with several different card games played with tarot cards.
One might think - as I had assumed - that tarot cards were invented for divination purposes, and then later co-opted to play games with. But this is exactly the opposite of the truth. Tarot cards were developed to play various games, from some time in the mid-15th century. The decks have four suits like modern playing cards, plus a suit of special ranked trumps, which act as you'd expect trumps to work in a trick-taking game. These trumps developed into the Major Arcana of modern tarot decks.
The first records of tarot cards being used for fortune telling or divination date from the mid-18th century, some 300 years later. So in fact tarot cards have been used to play card games for roughly twice as long as they've been used for fortune telling.
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