I really like the Deck of Tales for what it is. My favorite parts of it are the binary oracle and the green two-symbol NPC generator. I haven't really used the symbols in the pink circle or the difficulty generator.
As for the main functionality (the three inspirational pictures), it's really useful and more portable than Rory's Story Cubes which I was using previously. Compared to Story Cubes, though, I feel the images are a bit harder to interpret. The fact that there are three on one card makes it more difficult for me to decide which to pick, as well. These are minor qualms, though.
The reasons I substracted one star:
- it doesn't have die roll results the way GMA does. If it did, it would be a better, more useful tool.
- the files provided in the PDF were difficult for my printing shop to work with. What printing shops prefer is large sheets (e.g., A3 size) with contiguous monochromatic space between cards so they can be machine cut. As a result, I ended up writing an Apple Shortcut to pick a card on my phone, instead, and have been using it that way.
[4 of 5 Stars!]