As a follow-up to Caitlin Keegan's successful tarot deck, Illuminated Playing Cards is a beautifully boxed set of two decks of playing cards, complete with a pamphlet including the rules to four popular card games and an easy three-card tarot reading. For those who want to use the deck for tarot readings, the pamphlet also contains a list of each card and its meaning as it corresponds to a traditional tarot card deck.
In creating Ethereal Visions Tarot Matt Hughes has drawn inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement, adopting its distinctive style and meticulous approach to craftsmanship. The artist has also created two additional cards to supplement the traditional Major Arcana. Every detailed image in the 80-card deck is hand drawn and colored. Each card is illuminated with gold foil stamping, to elegant effect. Includes a 48-page booklet. Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as "The Golden Age of Illustration." His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own.
This guide offers students an overview of computer science principles, and provides a solid foundation for those continuing their study in this dynamic and exciting discipline. New features of this edition include: a chapter on computer security providing readers with the latest information on preventing unauthorized access; types of malware and anti-virus software; protecting online information, including data collection issues with Facebook, Google, etc.; security issues with mobile and portable devices; a new section on cloud computing offering readers an overview of the latest way in which businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices; a rewritten section on social networks including new data on Google+ and Facebook; updates to include HTML5; revised and updated Did You Know callouts are included in the chapter margins; revisions of recommendations by the ACM dealing with computer ethic issues. --
Roger Hunt, an ordinary man working as an environmental geologist, has experienced many failures and a few successes. More than halfway through his life, Roger is surprised and blessed to receive a unique and precious gift and an opportunity to learn the secrets of success. Ten years prior, while working on a majestic and remote island off the coast of Alaska, Roger meets a mysterious visitor, the billionaire Billy Haynes III. Billy presents a series of his personal memoirs on success and has a magical way of reinforcing those written principles in the form of vivid dreams, thrilling experiences, and majestic symbols, including what Roger calls the Magnificent Mind-Set Man. Along with these teachings an admonition is given—to share those secrets with the rest of the world. Although Roger is edified and determined to use these principles, write about them, and teach them to the world, he fails to do so and continues to live a life of limited happiness and professional mediocrity. But serendipitously, Roger meets Billy again when he is stranded, and he is given a second chance to remember, apply, and reveal the seven transcending mind-sets of success to the rest of the world.
A Roleplaying Game of Urban Fantasy and Occult Horror
Author: R.E. Davis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
Set in a mirror of our own world, Sigil & Shadow is a roleplaying game of urban fantasy and occult horror in which players take on the roles of illuminated heroes and shadowed monsters to face the rising tide of supernatural forces. Ancient nightmares lurk behind the closed doors of board rooms, entities from beyond time prowl the city streets, forgotten rituals are reborn as viral memes. Do you take a stand against the encroaching shadows? Or do you seek their power for yourself? Powered by the highly accessible d00Lite system, Sigil & Shadow focuses squarely on the story rather than the mechanics – who the characters are and what they do, not how they do it. Easy to adopt to any mythos, campaigns can be built around a wide range of plots, with players taking the role of anything from paranormal investigators and monster hunters to members of occult cabals or secret societies. The setting offered sees a modern world buffeted by the tides of supernatural power, where beings of myth wake from their slumber while modern cults sacrifice to pop-culture gods and ancient cabals pursue their age-old schemes into the digital age.