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Traps and Treasures playing cards (Canceled)

A deck of playing cards depicting random traps and treasures for use in role playing games. The perfect tool for any DM!

Traps and Treasures playing cards (Canceled)

A deck of playing cards depicting random traps and treasures for use in role playing games. The perfect tool for any DM!

£1,162
pledged of £6,000pledged of £6,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 25 2014
Last updated June 20, 2015

About

The Traps and Treasures deck of playing cards from Lawlock Games is the perfect tool for any GM or Dungeon Master looking to quickly and easily fill out a dungeon. Whether you're running a quick one-shot to hook some rookie players or a run-from-hell for some seasoned campaigners, this deck can help you put together the bones of the dungeon in seconds so you can focus your time on the flavour and details that'll make every room truly epic.

Every card features a single trap or treasure which an adventuring party might find in any random dungeon room. Flip a card and learn your party's fate, it's literally that easy. Will they find glorious treasure or a measly 10 gold pieces? Will they step simply over a basic trip wire or face the terror of the dreaded Custard Pit Trap (which might sound funny but when you plummet into a hard surface and then find yourself sinking into its cloying depths, much less amusing, except for you as the GM of course!)

(Please note, all card designs are not final. The dice in the corner frame, in particular, will be changed for the final product to ensure fair distribution of their respective rolls across the deck)

Not every treasure is amazingly helpful
Not every treasure is amazingly helpful
But most of the traps can and will be deadly!
But most of the traps can and will be deadly!

The deck is multi-functional, also working perfectly well as just a nice and amusing deck of playing cards, and also featuring a full set of dice in the corner so you can use the cards to deal out your dice rolls (particularly helpful for bringing in rookie players who might not have brought their own dice). As we go through the process we're also hoping to add a number of other functions to the deck, including random room sizes/shapes to help you deal out the structure of your dungeon as well as its contents, and several other ideas we're hoping to bring into the final version of the cards.

The Cards will be printed in the UK on high quality materials, to ensure they look great and last a long time. 

The box has been designed to look reminiscent of a treasure chest, which as we all know can often be trapped
The box has been designed to look reminiscent of a treasure chest, which as we all know can often be trapped

About Lawlock Games:

Lawlock Games is the brainchild of Richard Law, a veteran DM who's been running games in all sorts of systems for years. He also creates and runs the children's game every year at the UK Games Expo and has been thinking up ideas for games since he was a child. For years Richard's had more ideas than he knows what to do with, but it wasn't until he met freelance illustrator and animator Graham that he finally found an outlet for his plans.

Graham D. Lock has been a professional freelancer since 2010, paying the bills by drawing, designing and animating just about anything for clients around the world. Working for everyone from one-person start-ups to blue-chip multi-national corporations, he's an experienced drawer-of-many-things and after years of drawing his own characters from the weekly roleplaying game he enjoys (DMed by Richard of course), Richard's finally found something useful for him to be drawing.

Risks and challenges

Most of the risks have hopefully already been addressed, with printing and distribution of the decks already sorted and most of the pre-production work already completed. The only real pitfall is in creating the full complement of cards themselves. Several have already been created and the full list of what traps and treasures will be included in the deck has already been sorted, but the funding needs to bring in enough to both pay for the production costs and to cover Graham being able to put other clients aside for a month or two while he finishes creating the rest of the cards. As an experienced freelancer he's confident of his timeline for production so there shouldn't be any delays providing we meet the funding target.

Obviously, though, this is our first Kickstarter project and there may well be the odd teething problem along the way. However, Richard is an experienced Kickstarter user and Graham knows every angle of the illustrating and printing trades so the rest of it should be well in-hand and we're completely confident we can deliver on our promised timetable.

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    Digital wallpapers.

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    Signed deck.

    You will revive two decks delivered to your door, one sealed, the other we will open and Richard and graham will each sign one of the jokers.

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    Character portrait. One deck delivered to your door and a character portrait of your RPG character or just yourself, drawn by Graham.

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    The big one.

    You get to be on one of the cards, forever! Your likeness or your character will be used to create one of the cards in our deck, and will appear on every deck we ever produce.

    You will also receive a high quality version of the digital art work for your own use and a deck of cards delivered to your door.

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    What? Ok. Richard and graham will come to you anywhere in the mainland United kingdom, hand deliver two decks to you and then Richard will run a role playing game session for you and your friends while Graham draws images of every member of your party.

    We will even bring snacks.

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