So, the description of Sorté and Major Arcana somewhere mentions that most Strega make up their own set of Arcana. I am wondering if we can pull out some other ideas from the ones in the book.
I notice that the book isn't using the traditional Major Arcana, and also only lists 20. Of those 20, 5 are basically a direct copy over from 1st Ed: The Magician, The Lovers, The Wheel (of Fortune), The Hanged Man, The Emperor. 4 are the same Arcana with different meanings: The Fool, The Devil, The Tower and The Sun. Coins (for the Ferryman) is basically Death. There are a couple which map through concept and one effect: The Witch -> The High Priestess, The Prophet -> The Hermit, The Hero -> Strength.
That leaves 9 traditional Major Arcana that are kind of unused:
- The Empress - The 1e version has the same Virtue as The Thrones does now, but I think they're distinctive enough.
- The Hierophant - The 1e Hubris has Been moved to The Devil, but a Creative arcana seems like a good idea
- The Chariot - The 1e Virtue and Hubris have been taken by two new Arcana: The War and The Road, which are kind of the two aspects of a chariot. Maybe not feasible.
- Justice - The 1e Virtue has been taken by Reunion, but I think it's worthwhile looking for a new oen.
- Temperence - The Glyph has taken Temperate, making it hard to give a Virtue to this as an arcana
- The Star - The Thrones has taken their Hubris, but it seems quite distinct.
- The Moon - Perceptive isn't currently in use, but there are a couple of similar virtues.
- Judgement - The Beggar uses Insightful, but Righteous is possible.
- Terra - is completely unused by the new set and could just be brought across in toto.
I'd also point out that the picture on page 231 shows three Major Arcan: The Sailor, The Fate Witch and The Prince. None of these are mentioned in either 1st or 2nd edition.
I'll work on some ideas for rules and post again later.