Introducing Deck100: The Indie Variant
We've Heard Your Requests!
You want Fate/fudge dice! And 2d6 for Apocalypse World! And all those wild polyhedrals used in Dungeon Crawl Classics!
We're delivering at our project's 11th hour, but we are delivering! We're offering a variant Deck100, the Indie Variant, and it will look approximately like this:
It's a Balancing Act
Some of you my wish that these results were added to the base deck, but after going back and forth on the options and exchanging messages with some of you, the best choice seemed to be to create a second deck.
The decision to make the Indie Variant is based on a two primary factors:
- 1. We wanted the base deck, the original, to maintain a clean, simple look. Adding too much information makes it harder to read and therefore harder and less fun to use.
- 2. There are several great indie games and while we could add, say, a 4dF line to the original deck, it seemed like that was choosing fudge dice over DCC. Any other options created a similar conflict.
Besides, there are so many polyhedrals in a game like DCC, that it takes a fresh card to hold them all. But I guess we did a good job in this regard, because Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games sent me this logo to use on the packaging:
Huge thanks to Joseph for helping with this on such short notice. Part of the fun of our hobby is working with guys like him.
How This Deck Works
In large part, this variant deck works just like the original. There are four dragons and four columns of matching columns with dice results in rows. There's a 2d6 row for Apoc World, and a 4dF row at the bottom for fudge dice. But the bulk of the card is consumed with all the polyhedrals used in DCC, which uses dice from d3 to d100.
Some of the dice types, such as d5 or even d30, don't see as much use, though, and these we've clustered in two rows. Where you currently see the notation of d7 or d14, the final card will offer a die result either from 1-7 or 1-14. Each draw of a card will not give four options of results as for d20, but the results still reflect the correct probabilities, with extra "slots" being filled by dragon icons. For instance, the d30 position will have every result from 1-30 three times each, and that position will be filled with a dragon icon on ten cards.
There are some permutations that we can implement, and your input will be invaluable. For instance, should some of these boxes for dice results like d7 be colored gold and skewed high? Or maybe we just offer some rules, such as the card draw after a gold dragon allows you to add to the result in a position like the d7 (up to the maximum possible roll, of course). We'd love to hear your thoughts.
So, How Do I Get This Deck?
While we are very pleased to offer this variant deck, we hope that you'll treat it as an extra that fills your play needs for these indie games. With that in mind, we're offering the deck for the best price of the original deck, the $15 funding bird pledge. Just add $15 to your existing pledge and we'll ship you a Deck100 Indie Variant with your Deck100 Original. With less than 24 hours to add this deck, we figure everyone is a funding bird!
After this update goes out, we will also add an additional pledge level of $19 for those who want only the new deck. There will also be a new $8 PNP option for a PDF of this deck as well as a new $12 option for those who want a PNP version of both decks. (Note: if you pledge for the printed Indie Variant then the PNP PDF is included at no cost.)
But really, we hope you'll embrace the spirit of this new deck and add a printed edition at $15 to your existing pledge. Still, if the options upset you or are confusing in any way, just drop us a note and we'll help determine what you need to pledge to get exactly what you want.
Note: FLGS Ambassadors will be able to choose the assortment of decks they desire.
Important Shipping Note
Remember, if you're in the USA, then adding additional decks does NOT cost any additional shipping. So whether you want an Indie Variant for $15 or an additional copy of the original deck at $15, $17 or $19, your shipping remains only $6.
Similarly, those outside the USA have the same shipping for 2+ decks of any assortment. Yes, adding a second deck does cost additional shipping, but more decks after the second incur no additional shipping charge. If you're outside the USA then you should get together with some friends and make a pledge in one name so all the decks ship to the same address.
The Indie Variant is here because so many of you wanted non-traditional results for some of the great indie games on the market. We hope this second deck is a solution you appreciate and enjoy.
Please Share Deck100
You have been so kind to spread news about this project, but please do so one more time. Who knows, with another deck available, maybe we can double the project in the final hours and secure everyone a 5th dragon card!