In honour of the brave crew of Hr.Ms. Java 27-02-1942 † Battle of the Java Sea
As the title suggests,
(a) do I need a Tarot Deck... would rather use something else... I can use photoshop, printerstudio etc... but would rather not re-invent the wheel.
(b) if a Tarot Deck is vital... anyone got any suggestions for a rather "tame, bland, black and white minimalist Tarot deck?"
You do need a Tarot deck. When you have a problem with the often dark imagery you could look into some of the Doreen Virtue decks which feature fairies or angels and have positive messages instead of standard tarot therms. Mind you they still are a bit New Agey.