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Dead Man's Draw PDF


Hey everyone --

Thanks so much for your support. We're sorry for not being able to deliver the physical edition of Dead Man's Draw to you due to not achieving our Kickstarter goal, but as a thank-you for everything, please accept this PDF of the cards.

Download the PDF here.

Print out your own sets and plunder to your heart's content!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming Dead Man's Draw announcements. This Kickstarter may not have been a rousing success, but we've still got some exciting stuff in store for the iOS game that we'd hate for you to miss out on.

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    1. Justin
      on August 26, 2014

      Hey Patryk, that AOL email was from me ;)

    2. Brian Reames on August 25, 2014

      Since I don't have a way to edit or delete my comment I figured I would post an update here. I have received many emails asking for a copy of the pdf if I get it but no emails about anyone having a copy.

      Here's a link to the rebooted Kickstarter through Mayday. As of now it's probably your best bet.

    3. Brian Reames on June 10, 2014

      It's been a long time, but I went to work on my own print and play copy and found that somewhere between computer builds I lost my PDF. Now the PDF is missing and I can't seem to find anyone with it.

      John J Maver - I don't know if you'll see this, but if you do, would you be able to send me a copy? It would be greatly appreciated!

    4. Mad Puppy Gaming on November 20, 2013

      I'm contacting Stardock to see what they say.


    5. Mad Puppy Gaming on November 20, 2013

      Howdy, all.

      I've noticed no one else has been asking about putting this on GameCrafters

      I have a GameCrafter account and if no one else minds I'll probably work on it this weekend to see if I can get proper looking card backs and fronts from the PDF, and then I'll order it to see how it comes out. If Stardock wouldn't mind, I would be willing to "publish" it there and sell it at cost so that people can buy it without having to go through the work.

      Has Stardock commented on any of this so far?


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      Lorenzo Ferro Forte on November 15, 2013

      Hi John,
      I've tried with Photoshop, but i think the result is not very good..
      Could you send me it to me? Thank you very much.

    7. Steven Faulconer on November 14, 2013

      +1 for Drive thru cards or other like it.

      And John if your still checking this and don't mind sending it to one more...

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      Bruce G
      on November 14, 2013

      +1 for the Drive Thru Cards option.

    9. Dave Seidner on November 14, 2013

      Great, thanks much, John! Please send to

    10. John J Maver on November 14, 2013

      Sure, Dave. I would be happy to

    11. Dave Seidner on November 14, 2013

      John J Maver - thanks for the tip! Wish I had Photoshop. :( I used Snag-It and by hand was able to slice the individual cards nicely. I attempted the upload at both artscow and printer's studio and realized the problem. Snag-it has a setting to increase the DPI, which I tried and didn't work. I was able to magnify the PDF image to 200% and then copy an individual card and load that. In artscow it worked, but I still have the issue with the numbers and icons being to close to the edge. Unfortunately, there's no tools in snag it to rectify that. Any chance you'd be willing to zip up and email me your finished files? Respond here and if so, I'll post my email address, thanks!

    12. Suzanne
      on November 14, 2013

      Thanks again. I'm excited to play this with my friends. And count me in as someone that would be a nice deck from DriveThru or GameCrafter!

    13. Rando Commando on November 13, 2013

      ill download the game this weekend ;)

    14. Bryan Hughes
      on November 13, 2013

      I've actually put Stardock in contact with DriveThruCards. I hope it works out. If not, I know a couple other publishers that might be interested.

    15. John J Maver on November 13, 2013

      Probsbly a way easier way, but that was the best I could do with my skillz :)

    16. John J Maver on November 13, 2013

      Dave, I managed to do a set. I did the following:
      1) import PDF into Photoshop, selecting 1 back and all the fronts
      2) get all the pages as layers in the same doc
      3) set up guides to slice the cards. I used the black lines at the corners and in added more between cards
      4) created slices using guides
      5) saved to web using slices for each layer
      6) recorded an action that resized each image to 750x1050 without contstrain aspect to fix any slightly offs in slice. Then action increased canvas to 822x1122 and then filled new space with a nice brown I pulled off the card
      7) used batch image processor to load the folder of images, run my action, and save as quality 10 jpg.
      8) manually do the back card
      9) Upload,etc. looked great in preview!
      Hope they rock in person

    17. Dave Seidner on November 13, 2013

      I hope they do go the DriveThruCards or approach. I appreciate the PDF download, but I am still willing to pay for a better quality version. I was looking into getting a set printed via or printer's studio. I'm having a tough time getting hi-res (300 DPI) images of each card from the PDF. Also, even if I went with low res cards, there's not enough buffer room around the edge of the cards for bleed.

    18. Jonathan H. Liu
      on November 13, 2013

      Hi, have you heard of You can upload a card game for free, and people can buy them there—it's better quality than home-made print-and-play, and would be a great way for people to have access to a nicer version.