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New Spread: Shingled Roof

In many parts of the world, rooftops are bracing for a load of snow. Let’s sweep that snow aside and see what stories the roof has to tell.

Shuffle the deck and deal three rows of three cards overlapped and staggered like shingles. Deal from the bottom row up so the roof will properly shed the rain, sleet and snow.

The last row dealt, at the top, represents the past.

The second row, hidden in the middle, represents the present.

The first row, hidden at the bottom, represents the future.

In each row, the left card represents something sinister, the middle card something neutral, and the right card something auspicious.

Example

You chase the frogs off the roof to reveal
hints of the past Fearlessness, Lantern, and fowl;
hints of the present Puppet, Failure, and Certainty;
and hints of the future Support, Wisdom, and Carrot.

The ever-present roosting chickens were the light of your life, despite your pervasive feelings of dread whenever the descendants of the once-mighty dinosaurs approached. Forebodings of feathers gave support to your fears, leaving you constantly at the mercy of certain failure like a puppet on tangled strings. Or perhaps there is a chance to overcome those fears, learn to see by the lantern’s light and find your glimpse of a golden age to come.