My writing for Paizo got a smile and a nod from Feministing.
Now to get my ass in gear and add some trans men and nonbinary folk…
Congrats, and thank you so much for all your work! Now though, I’m wondering: in what ways exactly do other Harrow decks mimic the Rae clan one?
In olden days, every harrower carfted their own deck, or added to their family deck as they needed to. Because each card is built around mythology and fables, each different clans mythology meant that each clan’s harrower had a unique deck, and even cards made around the same story might employ different symbolism. The basic notion of nine alignments and six suits remained the same, but the rest could be pretty flexible.
Ever since Sonnorae bound her family deck to the outer planes, though, harrow cards that weren’t a part of her family’s deck have a strange habit of going missing or meeting strange accidents, replaced by cards from the Rae deck—the so-called deck of Harrowed Tales—penned in the same style as the rest of the deck they join. There’s no flashy BAMF moment where one card becomes another, it just sort of happens quietly when no one checks on a deck in a while.