Happy Halloween!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s filled with imagination, creativity, and it’s truly as much or as little of a day as you make it out to be.

As a kid I gravitated toward some classic costumes (bats, cats, mermaids, etc) but what made them special was the amount of craftsmanship my mom put into each one. As an adult, I’d like to think I put that same level of love into decorating for Halloween and planning fun activities to do with family. (We’re a little old to be trick-or-treating sadly…)

Jumping topic only slightly now…an article I read recently noted that my generation was less religious than any previous generation and, maybe more interesting is that…60% believe in New Age concepts like tarot, horoscopes, and psychic readings.

I don’t know a lot about tarot, horoscopes, or New Age beliefs, but it did give me a fun idea for some Halloween creativity. With a little research, I decided to create a small tarot card reader.

They’re all over the web, but I made one based on a weird variant from the 1920’s. Check it out here. It’s entirely done in Javascript and may not be the most elegant implementation, but the general idea is you’re either the King or Queen card in the reading and the cards surrounding yours will determine your fortune.

And with that, I’ll wish you all a Happy Halloween and hope you enjoy the game!






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