Shards: Worldbuilding Zine
We'd like to invite everyone here to join us on our latest adventure: Shards, Worldbuilding Zine. It's a mixture of Science Fiction and Fantasy content designed to inspire both worldbuilders... Read more
Final roll-call and a few "we're sorry" cards
This update should have been out a few months ago, but Loz - who was intended to be putting it out - went through some tough times [one part of... Read more
Situation Report on International Shipping
After a series of complications, shipping is finally beginning. We'll let you know once all the parcels are shipped, and will confirm how long the shipping is expected to take... Read more
We messed up!
The packages to the UK and the EU were posted by us, the rest of the world went to the distributor. Unfortunately we failed to send them... Read more
Inserts, Card Backs, and Low Ink Versions
As the title implies there are some new goodies available to download from Backerkit. You should be able to download these things as easily as the previous digital files. If... Read more
They're on their way!
We've spent the last few days furiously loading shuttle craft and powering up the teleporter arrays. The first batch of parcels, all the UK and EU parcels, have... Read more
I'm very pleased with how they're turned out, they look excellent. Hopefully you will be too.
Now all that remains is to pack them into envelopes and send... Read more
Things Are Still In Progress
Ste has asked me to write a quick update to let you all know that we're still here and we're still working away. Here's the current situation:
The cards went... Read more
By now you should be able to log into Backerkit and download the digital decks. If you can't for any reason, please let us know and we'll rectify it as... Read more
The State Of Play
It's been a few weeks since we've been in contact, so I thought I'd let you know where we are. There's good news, bad news, and other news. As this... Read more
A Grand Total
So the final tally is £5,544 and 244 backers. Thank you all, every last one of you. We couldn't do this without you and we like doing... Read more
In Jokes and Side References
We've put a lot of references throughout the decks, of varying levels of obscurity.
I’m just going to share a few of my favorites - most cards have some kind... Read more
Stretch And Relax
Stretch goals so far - have you shared the project?
- Hello everyone, and welcome new backers
- Blog post
As you may have noticed we have reached our second stretch... Read more
Ace, and a Hole
Aces have always been a little special - they are both the highest and lowest cards in a regular deck, so we like to make them a little... Read more
The Pros of Cons
TL;DR: We'll be at the UK Student Nationals next weekend.
Conventions are great fun, a chance to meet and interact with other geeks who share your interests and set aside... Read more
Do You Want More?
The last update talked about stretch goals, but I said in the one before that that we would also mention add ons. Sadly I was not well and that got... Read more
New Stretch Goals
On Wednesday Loz mentioned that we were going to be releasing some more of our Stretch Goals after we had a chance to triple check the details - and here... Read more
<Raucous cheering in background>
As of noon today we are fully funded, and (barring catastrophe or mass exodus) you will definitely be getting your decks!
We're going to spend today... Read more
Who are your most unusual characters?
If you're anything like me you have dozens of characters, ideas for games and general strangeness floating around in your brain (That's probably why I write them on cards...). Today... Read more
What if this card doesn’t fit my setting?
Then bend it, twist it, play with it. For example, look at the Queen of Diamonds:
She’s an aristocrat. This works fine for any milieu with royal titles - Princess... Read more
Names. Dagobah. Cardassia. Ultramar. Names invoke swathes of images, often based on knowledge of the source material. But how do we name new places?
Some spring from the reference material.... Read more
Looking At A Location
So far we have showed you a planet (well, a black hole), and a person (Roberta McGee), so I thought I would show you a location today. When we fantasy... Read more
Studying Music had to come in useful eventually…
It can be hard keeping track of a whole lot of key NPCs. For major recurring characters, I have a whole character sheet. But for bit parts, I don’t usually... Read more
The Shoulders Of Giants
It would be remiss of me not to pay respects to Professor Stephen Hawking today. Without scientists, science fiction could not exist. In the 1950s and... Read more