A downloadable oracle

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one for sorrow, 
two for mirth,

three for a funeral,
four for a birth...

you're well familiar with the saying. a nursery rhyme, a schoolyard chant. count the birds, the children tell each other. they will be able to tell your future.

it’s more complicated than that, of course. it’s not just the number of birds, but also their demeanor, their flight, their nests, their song. any number of elements must be considered.

at its core, however, the nursery rhyme holds truth – the birds do know many things.

consult the deck, traveler. let the birds help you divine your future.

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augur is an open-ended oracle deck for one or more readers. in augur, participants interpret a flock of strange and wonderful birds (represented by a unique deck of cards) to tell a story, foresee an outcome, or play to find out what happens.

  • 24 cards, each with its own distinct symbolism and intention
  • 3 unique suits that lend additional meaning to each card in the deck
  • poetic, philosophical meditation on memory, circumstance, and future action
  • 8-10 minutes per solo read, or more with additional interpreters

the demo (free to download) contains a .txt file of the basic instructions and a pdf containing 6 of the 24 cards.

the base game (available to those who purchase at $2 and above) contains the instructions and the full 24-card deck in two versions: a print-and-play version, and individual files.

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this oracle you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

AUGUR text only DEMO.txt 4 kB
AUGUR deck DEMO.pdf 1 MB
AUGUR text only.txt 5 kB
AUGUR full text with deck.pdf 1 MB
AUGUR individual cards.pdf 3 MB

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Community Copies

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This game is wonderful. Pure, magical poetry, and such a beautiful expression of the history of folk divination. There was so much here that I hoped for, executed brilliantly, and some surprises (like the feather rhymes) that I adored. 

For $2 this is a steal - IMO it's worth $5 at least. Can't wait to print out a copy and carry it everywhere I go.

Ahh, I'm so glad you enjoyed this game, Luke! Many thanks for your kind review.

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Absolutely beautiful. If you're at all interested in poetry games, oracle decks, or games as folklore (or folklore as games), definitely check this out if you can. It might become one of your favorites. It's certainly one of mine.

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Thank you so much for the kind comment, Abe!

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A beautiful, poetic game where you play as augurs who tell fortune by reading birds. To divine the future, you draw from a deck of custom cards that represent the birds, and each of them contains story prompts and part of a poem/nursery rhyme. Using three cards, you tell a complete story and make a full poem/nursery rhyme.