The Tarot of Servants is a supplement for Bluebeard’s Bride, a role playing game in which you and your friends explore Bluebeard’s home as the Bride, creating your own beautifully tragic version of the classic dark fairy tale.
The Bride may try to take comfort in not truly being alone in the manor. There are servants—maids, butlers, cooks, stablehands, and more—throughout the manor. The Tarot of Servants is a play aid to help the Groundskeeper, the player running the game, quickly and successfully generate servants on the fly. This deck includes both the familiar Major and Minor Arcana seen in the Rider Waite deck, as well as additional cards based on the Thoth Tarot. Examples include:
- The Priestess (Midwife): A woman stands in front of a curtained bed. Menstrual blood wets the center of her skirt, forming a pool at her feet. Her necklace has the triple moon symbol, and she is looking at the viewer, one hand out in invitation.
- Death (Gardener): A cadaver-like gardener stands in a greenhouse, a golden ring on his left ring finger, pruning a white rose bush.
- The Star (Washerwoman): A naked woman stands behind a laundry tub, and is pouring water from a pitcher into the tub, and also onto the floor. Wet laundry hangs behind her, and one foot is in the puddle on the floor. The starry night sky can be seen through the window behind her. Stars are caught in her dark hair.
Bluebeard’s Bride is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used in Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, Urban Shadows, and more. Bluebeard’s Bride produces adult feminine horror fiction like Crimson Peak, American Horror Story, or The Company of Wolves, making it fun for horror fans and dark fairy tale fans alike.
3-5 players | One-Shot Play | 2-4 hour sessions | Rated Adults Only | Powered By the Apocalypse
Requires Bluebeard's Bride to play.