Tarot Plot Generator – Abulafia Random Generators

I’ve mentioned Abulafia Random Generators before. Well I’ve created one: Tarot Plot Generator as a writing tool, to inspire myself with plot ideas, using the symbolism of the tarot. It details the main character and three acts with fourteen cards.
Here is an example, continued after “More”…

Main Character

Description: (Reversed) PENTACLES Knight.–An useful man; useful discoveries. Reversed: A brave man out of employment.
Past: (Reversed) CUPS Ace.–Inflexible will, unalterable law. Reversed: Unexpected change of position.
Wants: (Reversed) WANDS Knight.–A bad card; according to some readings, alienation. Reversed: For a woman, marriage, but probably frustrated.
Strength: WANDS Page.–Young man of family in search of young lady. Reversed: Bad news.
Weakness: 8. FORTITUDE.–Power, energy, action, courage, magnanimity; also complete success and honours. Reversed: Despotism, abuse if power, weakness, discord, sometimes even disgrace.
Obstacle to “wants”: CUPS Two.–Favourable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love; also wealth and honour. Reversed: Passion.

Act I

Premise: CUPS Six.–Pleasant memories. Reversed: Inheritance to fall in quickly.
Circumstances: (Reversed) 13. DEATH.–End, mortality, destruction, corruption also, for a man, the loss of a benefactor for a woman, many contrarieties; for a maid, failure of marriage projects. Reversed: Inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrifaction, somnambulism; hope destroyed.
Start of action/”wants”: SWORDS Page.–An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent’s secrets. Reversed: Astonishing news.
Plot point: (Reversed) WANDS King.–Generally favourable may signify a good marriage. Reversed: Advice that should be followed.

Act II

Low point: (Reversed) SWORDS Five.–An attack on the fortune of the Querent. Reversed: A sign of sorrow and mourning.
Plot point: (Reversed) PENTACLES Knight.–An useful man; useful discoveries. Reversed: A brave man out of employment.


Climax: (Reversed) 15. THE DEVIL.–Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; that which is predestined but is not for this reason evil. Reversed: Evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.
Denouement: (Reversed) 9. THE HERMIT.–Prudence, circumspection; also and especially treason, dissimulation, roguery, corruption. Reversed: Concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned caution.