The Gilded Tarot Royale is a special edition. It varies from the original Gilded Tarot in a number of ways. The images of each card have all been completely re painted. This is a self published edition. The card stock is thicker with a gloss finish and edged in metallic gold. The package includes a variety of themed monitor wallpapers, avatars, screen savers and stationary. There is no companion book to explain tarot. But there is a PDF document that provides some personal insights and further explanation of many of these particular images. Customers will be provided a link from where these items can be downloaded. Each deck includes an additional signature card.