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Join Date: 10 Dec 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 56



I have to so rectify the message I wrote above. See, a year or so ago I found ROM's site, calculated with him the cards that he mentioned as examples, and trusted that the whole major arcana could be calculated that way (that is, with basic numerology and a few consistent 'tricks').
But today I took up the effort to try and calculate all 22 majors using ROM's code, and it turns out that the code is not at all working consistently through all the cards. Please anyone correct me if I made any calculating mistakes, which of course is possible.
The idea of ROM's code is that every name should have the numerological sum of the card (so LAPAPESSE should sum up to 2).
Using only the letters that ROM considers relevant (A, C, E, H, I, L, M, O, P, R, T, V and X) the only cards that sum up to the correct number without other tricks are: II, III, VI, VIIII and XIIII.
VII only gets a sum of 7 when you add the letters on the shield (V and T) as well (that was a little trick of my own).
XI only sums up to 11 if you add the number of barcode stripes to the total sum. But this is the only card where counting the barcode stripes seems to work. The are many more cards with stripes that seem to have no function in ROM's code. That's just strange!
If you change the U for a V, cards I and IIII (spells like LEMPEREUP, with a P, as it is spelled on the Heron version) also make a numerological fit.
When you pull the trick of adding the little balls (37 in total) to the total sum, the tower (XVI) also fits.
The Fool (0) and the Sun (XVIIII) can only be made to fit if you take the dot in account and use the formula of: "sum of second word minus (2 X sum of first word)".
The bizar thing is that there are loads of cards with a dot after the first or second (or even third) word, and with the vast majority of these either no trick is needed, or the trick doesn't work. Hmmmmm......
So that leaves me with 10 cards (V, VIII, X, XII, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XX, XXI) where ROM's code fails (even if I try to make extra special exceptional tricks).
Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft................. .
I kinda hope that I missed parts of ROM's code (can't read the French parts), and that somebody will enlighten me with these missing parts.
I do feel like all these misspellings (like LEMPEREUP), dots and stripes have a meaning that is significant. But then again, maybe that's only my 'secret code' wishful thinking.
