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The Book of Job: A Tarot-Based RPG • 2018 rpg

Sara Mastros • www.MastrosZealot.com

"Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also ... And the Lord said unto Satan, 'Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?' " 

"Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, 'Doth Job fear God for nought?' "   Job 1:6-9

 


To Play This Game, You Will Need:

Two or more players 
   A fully illustrated tarot deck
   At least half an hour
   A sense of humor
   A cooperative storytelling spirit

How to Play:

   High card is Satan.   Next is Job.  Others judge.
   Deal six cards each.  
   God and Satan have made a bet.  Can Satan make Job forsake God?
   Satan goes first.
   On each turn:
      Draw a card.
      Play a card to continue the story.
      Narrate the next scene, as illustrated by the card.  Judges adjudicate if the 
        scene matches the card.
   The following cards end the game:
      XV Devil -- Satan wins
      XIII Death -- Job wins
      V Hierophant -- both lose
      I Magician -- both win
   Golden Rule: If you have fun, you win!

Optional Bonus round: Temptation in the Desert

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