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A system neutral, deck based story builder for GMs who need a helping hand to prepare for a session
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A System Neutral, deck based story builder for Fantasy GMs who need a helping hand to prepare for a session
#makethegame
#fantasyrpg #GMsTarot
A System Neutral, deck based story builder for Fantasy GMs who need a helping hand to prepare for a session #makethegame #fantasyrpg #GMsTarot
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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;

  • Locations
  • Encounters
  • Hooks 

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.

Card Spec
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.

Stretch Goals

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.

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    Print'n'Play Digital PDF

    Get access to the General Deck as a downloadable PDF from DTRPG.

    Please note, as additional Decks unlock you can add them to your pledge by adding.

    £5.00 for the Wilderness Deck
    £5.00 for the Urban Deck

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Games website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

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    GMs Tarot - Card Pledge

    This is the essential pledge level.

    You will receive one General story building deck.

    Each deck of cards will include:

    17 Location Cards
    17 Encounter Cards
    17 Hook Cards
    3 Wild Cards

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Games website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

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    GMs Tarot Cards and Digital

    This is an essential pledge level.

    Well you asked for it.

    This pledge combines both physical hardcopy and digital files in PDF format

    You will receive one General story building deck in both formats.

    Each deck of cards will include:

    17 Location Cards
    17 Encounter Cards
    17 Hook Cards
    3 Wild Cards

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Games website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

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    Club Pledge

    Everything's better with friends.

    If you are a club member and you'd like to share on packaging and postage this is the pledge for you.

    You will receive three (or more) General story building deck.

    Each deck of cards will include:

    17 Location Cards
    17 Encounter Cards
    17 Hook Cards
    3 Wild Cards

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Games website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

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    I made that - General Deck

    Design a card to add to the General Deck.

    This can be a favourite location from an existing game that you want to share with everyone.

    You'll get to work with the Trinity Knot* team to add a card to the deck.

    This pledge level includes a copy of all unlocked decks.

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Games website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

    *Trinity Knot Studio reserves the right to moderate card details.

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    I made that - Wilderness Deck

    Design a card to add to the Wilderness Deck.

    This can be a favourite location from an existing game that you want to share with everyone.

    You'll get to work with the Trinity Knot* team to add a card to the deck.

    This pledge level includes a copy of all unlocked decks.

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Studio website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

    *Trinity Knot Studio reserves the right to moderate card details.

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    I made that - Urban Deck

    Design a card to add to the Urban Deck.

    This can be a favourite location from an existing game that you want to share with everyone.

    You'll get to work with the Trinity Knot* team to add a card to the deck.

    This pledge level includes a copy of all unlocked decks.

    Plus you will have your name listed on the Trinity Knot Studio website and will be able to add to your pledge when the campaign ends.

    *Trinity Knot Studio reserves the right to moderate card details.

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