Two decks from Duck Soup Productions


Last week I shared my interview with Doug Thornsjo. This week I wanted to share a few of Doug’s decks.

In the pictures below on the left you see the Raggedy Oracle. If you grew up with or are a fan of the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy stories and/or dolls, this is the deck for you. By the way, you can see all of Doug’s decks at

I love the playfulness of this deck and yet the messages are direct and useful. Depletion, Comfort and Unity are shown here. I read this as depletion comes from trying to do too much and thinking that I have to do it all by myself. If I pull myself together, I realize that there are lots of ways I can soothe my need to take care of everyone and everything. Comfort comes from calling on my family and friends when I am not feeling myself or I need some help.

The images are friendly so I don’t feel the least bit called out by acknowledging my sense of needing to oversee things. (I guess the mother/care taking never leaves, even when your children are grown.)

The Fortification card is from the Arthur Rackham Oracle. This deck was my first Duck Soup Productions deck. I’ve been a fan of Rackham’s work for a long time. It’s delightful, eerie, beautifully illustrated and to me evokes the Victorian era. The intricacies of the illustrations give a reader much to consider. The one word offers a place to begin and gather your thoughts. underneath it says, “arrayed in confidence.” If you aren’t comfortably wearing your personal or professional self, dress the part as the saying goes and confidence often joins in.

I really like the cards stock and finish on these decks. They are made to last. They’ll hold up through years of use and with 75 oracle cards, plus 2 significator cards,  ( also included are 1 bio card, 1 instruction card, 1 promo card) the deck approaches the Tarot in size. You can also choose the card backs at no extra cost. You can see the whole deck here

The Raggedy Oracle is 70 cards and the same option applies to choosing the backing of the cards.

If you like indie decks, you’ll find plenty to choose from at Duck Soup Productions.



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