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Three decks of random fantasy locations, also usable as standard playing cards. Quickly generate new ideas for your stories or games.
Three decks of random fantasy locations, also usable as standard playing cards. Quickly generate new ideas for your stories or games.
388 backers pledged £9,939 to help bring this project to life.

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Location Cards Are

  • Three different decks of playing cards, Urban, Rural and Epic (which consists of two sets of Major Arcana rather than a standard deck) with a shared back and different fronts.
  • 54 fantasy locations that could be encountered in the wilderness, 54 locations for a town or city, or 52 locations that can define a region of either.
  • A way to generate new locations in an instant.
  • The sequel to the Character Cards project, which received highly positive reviews from backers.
  • Excellent for Hexcrawling
  • Usable for hundreds of unique games... most of which haven't been invented yet!
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What Location Cards Can Do For You

Whether you're a roleplayer, a storyteller or an English teacher, Location Cards provide a useful tool for improvisation and creativity.

Each of these 54 playing cards provides you with a unique location, detailing it's structure (♠), inhabitants (♥), treasures (♦) and dangers (♣); as well as a secret that serves as a twist to any tale.

The modular nature of the cards allows you to draw 5 cards and combine their traits to produce one of 300 million different locales for your story.

The compact nature of the deck, combined with the fact it doubles as a standard deck of playing cards, means that you can easily keep it on you in many different circumstances, meaning that you're never without your Locations Cards when you need inspiration.

Stretch Goals

There are a number of extras we'd love to create as part of this project; but we can only do so much at our base goal of £900. So if we exceed that goal we'll be adding more.

£1800: A second deck will become available, detailing urban locations. You may choose any mix of the two Location Decks up to the total number you have pledged for. Unlocked

£2400: We'll commission a second set of suit symbols for the urban deck, further differentiating it from the rural deck. Unlocked

£3600: Each location deck will contain the rules for a new, playtested, game that makes use of the fact that each card has a value for all 4 suits. Unlocked

£4800: A full-art card in both the urban and rural decks, created by the incredible Marcos Hidalgo Unlocked

26 Supporters: A separate 52 card Major Arcana deck available as an addon. Supporters need to post both on the Kickstarter comments and on some form of social media. Unlocked

£6000: Urban, Rural and Epic decks all get expanded to 56 cards. Unlocked

We've now added everything we have plans for, but stretch goals are still desired, so here are some nice free ones :-)

£8000+: We'll do a silly thank you video+ another silly video for each £1000 over we reach.

Add-ons

As people have such varied tastes, we can't have a perfect pledge level for everyone, so we encourage you to make your own, increase your pledge to add any of the following:

+£2: A digital copy of our previous product, Character Cards
+£8: An extra deck of Location Cards
+£12: An 80 card deck of Character Cards (includes PDF version)
+£13: Double the size of cards in one of your decks to (3.5"x5") [Not currently available for signed decks]

International Shipping Costs

Over the course of fulfilling our previous Kickstarter we discovered that, unfortunately, we can't offer a one-size-fits-all pricing system for international postage. Some nations (I'm looking at you Australia) have much higher costs than others.

UK and US: Included
EU: Add £3 for postage on any pledge.
The rest of the world: Add £5 for postage.

Risks and challenges

This isn't our first Kickstarter, we have previously produced a similar product, Character Cards, through Kickstarter. The product was very similar to this one, and we've made some refinements to our process using knowledge gained from that.

During the process we have made a number of mistakes, and we've learnt a lot from them. We had trouble with printers for the larger decks, and went through a long search to ensure we produced the best quality product possible.

We also discovered the true cost of postage, which is why we, unfortunately, have to have tiered postage costs for different nations.

Though problems are guaranteed to occur, we've shown that we're capable of adapting in order to solve them.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.24

    The Road

    You're helping us get where we're going.
    You recieve a PDF copy of the Location Cards deck(s)

    This is included in all higher tiers

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    Pledge £8 or more About $13

    Pioneer's Camp

    One deck of Location Cards.

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    Farmstead

    One deck of Location Cards

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    Twin Pines

    Two decks of Location Cards.

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    Pledge £17 or more About $28

    Twin Oaks

    Two decks of Location Cards

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    Pledge £24 or more About $39

    The Three Gates

    One Urban Deck, one Rural Deck and one Epic [Major Arcana] Deck of Location Cards

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    Pledge £30 or more About $49

    The VIP Clubhouse

    Two SIGNED decks of Location Cards

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    Pledge £35 or more About $57

    The Four Winds

    One deck each of: Urban Locations, Rural Locations, Epic [Major Arcana] Locations and Character Cards

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    Pledge £65 or more About $105

    The Castle

    Name a Location Card. Possibly after a favourite location from a past game. You also receive two signed decks of Location Cards.

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    Pledge £130 or more About $210

    The Dragon's Lair

    We'll work with you to design a unique card. Additionally we'll send you a bunch of goodies including four signed Locations Cards decks and two signed decks from our previous project, Character Cards.

    International shipping included.

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    Pledge £360 or more About $583

    Yggdrasil, the World Tree

    You get to design one card with us for each of the three Location Cards decks

    Four signed decks of each of: Urban Locations, Rural Locations, Epic [Major Arcana] Locations and Character Cards

    If you can make your own way to Manchester, UK, we'll take you on a day out exploring the city, followed by an evening of boardgaming, roleplaying and/or drinking

    Shipping Included (for the decks, not for Manchester... it's rather hard to fit a city into a postbox [unless you're a timelord])

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