By popular demand, here's a detailed description of the soon to be publicly distributed Discordian Deck. All the meanings listed are our own interpretations only and not to be taken as canon or anything.

A Description of the Discordian Deck

as discovered by Max Flax Beeblewax and (boing!) Cnoocy Mosque O'Witz


Trumps

Card Format: name on bottom. arabic number on top middle. mayan number on left and right upper corners.

1: The Sacred Cow: a cow. Speech balloon says "mu".
meaning: a sacred cow.
2: A Pope: a pope card.
meaning: querent, or anybody really.
3: The Initiate: a hand holding a book, reading. Letter in book is "T".
meaning: someone looking for knowledge or at the beginning of a journey.
4: The Illuminate: a hand writing a book. Letter in book is "E".
meaning: someone who has gained knowledge or completed a journey.
5: The Believer: a sheep.
meaning: someone who accepts ideas.
6: The Skeptic: a dragon.
meaning: someone who rejects ideas.
7: Flower: a five-petaled flower, with pistil evident.
meaning: sex, drugs, and hedonic pursuits.
8: The Trout: a fish with a hat on.
meaning: silliness, laughter, surrealism.
9: Conspiracy: silhouettes at a table.
meaning: There's a plot behind coincidences.
10: Joker: traditional playing-card joker.
meaning: wild card.
11: Net of Synchronicity: lines connect circles near a mystical face.
meaning: There's a cosmic force behind coincidences.
12: Discordian Deck: information about the deck.
meaning: this deck, or self-referentialism.
13: The Big Bang: a stylized circular explosion.
meaning: Eristic Creation.
14: The Great Pyramid: a pyramid in front of a horizon.
meaning: Aneristic Creation.
15: Radioactivity: radioactivity symbol.
meaning: Aneristic Destruction.
16: The Tower of Babel: decomposing rectangle containing Genesis 11:7.
meaning: Eristic Destruction.
17: The Discordian Society: a golden-apple flag on a slanted forked stick.
meaning: Eristic group or groups.
18: The Bavarian Illuminati: an eye/pyramid flag on a vertical pointed stick.
meaning: Aneristic group or groups.
19: Greyface: a bearded man in robes kneeling with a compass.
meaning: someone on the all-order trip.
20: Eris: a wild-haired girl dancing.
meaning: someone on the all-disorder trip.
21: The Golden Apple: an apple with "kallisti" on it in greek.
meaning: Eristic forces.
22: The Pentagon: a thick pentagon, pointing sideways.
meaning: Aneristic forces.
23: The Sacred Chao: The Sacred Chao.
meaning: The Sacred Chao.

Minors

Card Format: for D, S, C, and A, name on bottom. In upper left and upper right corners, suit symbol then number/letter.

Suits:
The suits are named after the five basic Discordian elements. They correspond to the five senses, the five Aristotelian elements, and every other five you can find lying around. Try figuring out which of your toes is the "Prickle" toe some time when you're feeling inspired.
Sweets
Taste, Water, Pleasure (a drop of water or tongue, with a smile)
Booms
Hearing, Air, Action (an ear-shaped cloud)
Pungents
Smell, Aether, Intensity (a dark circle with two smaller circles inside it next to each other, like infinity or a snout)
Prickles
Touch, Earth, Conformity (5 lines coming up off a horizontal base, like a hand or mountain)
Oranges
Sight, Fire, Bizarreness (an upward-pointing eyelike crescent, or very stylized flame, or an orange)
Faces:
Z (zip): blank card except for corners.
A lack of whatever the suit means.
1: one of the symbol.
A good amount of whatever.
2: two of the symbol, one above the other.
Shared whatever.
3: three of the symbol, in a vertical line.
Imbalance of whatever.
4: four of the symbol, in a square.
Excess whatever.
O: Onomatopoeia.
A moment of whatever, or the sense of the suit.
  • O of Sweet: MMMMM
  • O of Boom: whoosh
  • O of Pungent: O
  • O of Prickle: thud
  • O of Orange: wow
D: Day.
The days of the Discordian week, and the time of a spiritual day.
Sweetmorn
A Sweet symbol poking over the horizon, with an arrow upwards. The happy beginning of something.
Boomtime
A Boom symbol in front of a circle. The hectic morning, or the starting work of something.
Pungenday
A shining Pungent symbol above a horizon. The noon meditation or the central point of a task or project.
Prickle-Prickle
Two overlapping Prickle symbols. A physical afternoon, a siesta, a non-thinking time.
Setting Orange
An Orange symbol half-visible over the horizon, with an arrow downwards. The end of the day and the cast party after a project.
(Cnoocy on the range of the D cards: "They cover the day from sunrise to sunset. They don't cover the night since that is the domain of Eris's mother, Nox.")
S: Season.
The Seasons from the Discordian Calendar. These are basically just like they are in the seasons document.
C: Cow.
A cow in front of or on top of the suit symbol. May symbolize someone in the midst of whatever, but not actually affected by it. May be pronounced "Cow among [Sweets, Booms, etc]"
A: Apostle of Eris.
Hung Mung, Dr. Van Van Mojo, Saint Gulik, Zarathud, and Malaclypse the Elder. Pics scanned straight outta the Principia. May mean someone who embodies the whatever.

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