The Decktet is a deck of cards with suits, ranks, and named images. It is, perhaps, the kind of tarot deck they use in the alternate universe where Charlemagne was a badger.
It is structurally unlike ordinary poker and tarot decks, meaning that you can do different things with it.
The basic Decktet is a deck of 36 cards. There are six different suits (pictured below).
For each suit, there is an Ace and a Crown . Between them are other cards numbered 2 through 9. These each have two suits. For example, the Market is a rank 6 card with suits Wood and Knots. Suits are not repeated at a rank, so there are three cards of each numbered rank.
For example, the sixes are 6, 6, and 6.
Cross-suited cards give the Decktet its structure. A set of cards showing one of each suit might be as few as three cards or as many as six. It is possible to lay out a line of cards so that each one shares a suit with its neighbor, but the end cards do not share suits at all. In a trick-taking game, it is possible to trump and follow a non-trump lead with the same card. And so on.
The extended Decktet
The extended deck adds cards to the 36-card basic deck. For most purposes, you can start with the basic deck. Set the extra cards aside when you shuffle, just like you would with the Jokers in an ordinary pack of cards. If you want to spice up a game, you can add some or all of the extended deck cards. The extended deck is essentially a set of variants.
Pawns and Courts are extra ranks, nestled between 9 and . There are four of each rank, and each of the cards has three suits.
The Excuse is a card with no rank and no suits.