Years ago dungeonmum had a blog post about Italian lottery cards. I can't find it now because her blog is in hibernation. But I commented at the time about Mexican style bingo cards that seemed similar. According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, the Mexican Lotería cards actually developed from those Italian ones.
Anyway, I finally got a set of these puppies. They appeal to me in the same way the Rider-Waite tarot does, simple archetypal images boiled down to the essence of a thing, but also attractive and slightly mysterious. Lotería cards also have little rhyming riddles associated with each which reminds me of runes and rune poems.
The Lotería cards have become so iconic that, like tarot cards, there are different interpretations of the cards by different artists, including Dia del los Muertos versions and a Star Wars version.
One unfortunate thing about the set I have is that it is a lesser quality version. Apparently the set I've seen in collages and art boxes, was the Don Clemente set. The cheaper set doesn't really compare. Here is a comparison, the best version first:
I think this deck would be perfect for a system of fortune telling or dreams in a D&D game. Because it is a bingo game, the cards with random assortments of the images could be used some way as well.