The GMs Tarot has been designed for GMS as a tool to come up with interesting plotlines and encounters. Designed to be System Neutral the GMs Tarot has been play tested extensively by multiple gaming groups using a selection of games systems including; 5th Edition D&D, A Song of Ice and Fire, Pendragon, The Dresden Files RPG and Desolation RPG. They are designed to be quick and easy to use and feature 3 categories of cards;
These can be used to help plot traditional campaigns with the initial “General” Deck offering almost 200,000 themes and the stretch goal “Wilderness” and “Urban” decks offering a wider variety of themes and encounters.
They can also replace encounter tables, generate plot ideas when the party have zigged when they should have zagged and help GMs deal with unexpected pick-up games.
They are also really useful for those games when your players have some kind of scrying or precog ability.
We want the cards to be something you’ll be able to use for ages, so we haven’t skimped on the spec. Your cards will be printed on Heretic 305um Black Cored Playing Cardboard in Full Colour and are Matt Laminated for durability.
We have opted to use a card manufacturer here in the UK whose turnaround time is measured in days, not months. This means you won’t be waiting ages GMs Tarot to ship.
Our vision for the GMs Tarot has always been to have three themed decks, a General, Wilderness and Urban, the most commonly played gaming environments.
As the number of Card Pledge backers increases we will not only be able to give you a Tuck Box to keep your cards safe in, we will also be able to unlock the following stretch goals:
- 100 Card Pledges, Tuck Box printed in full colour on 395um Zanta Box Board Matt Laminated (no additional cost)
- 200 Card Pledges, Wilderness Deck, we will produce the Wilderness Deck to add it to your pledge add £6.00
- 400 Card Pledges, Urban Deck, we will produce the Urban Deck to add it to your pledge add £6.00
This is designed to be a nice simple project and we want to get your cards to you as quickly as possible.
Once each stretch goal is reached you can add the unlocked deck to your pledge by simply increasing your pledge amount.
Please be aware that the Wilderness and Urban decks are dramatically discounted for our backers.
Shipping is not included in your pledge and will need to be added after the conclusion of the campaign. We will provide you with full instructions at the end, through the pledge manager.
We've been asked for some examples of Games run using the DMs Tarot, so here's the most recent session. More examples can be found here
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges
This is the third Kickstarter I have been involved with all of which fulfilled on or ahead of schedule.
At the time of the project going live all of the artwork has been completed, all of the decks have been constructed, formatted, proof read and ready to go to print.
Our print partner has been chosen not only for their excellent production quality but because they are a specialist card manufacturer with a proven track record of delivering on time.
We have prepared much more content before the campaign, and each of the stretch goals have been carefully planned so as not to affect the production time of the project.
We will endeavour to keep everyone in the loop on how things are going and will respond to all queries within 24 hours.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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