Conan RPG Card Decks!
Tonight we're unveiling the Conan RPG card decks for the Kickstarter! These are not essential to play but they can be useful aids. Here's an example of the Creature & Character Card deck which is now a £12 Add On (€16 / $18). Remember these decks are free in PDF as part of the PDF Subscription whilst the Secrets of Mount Yishma & Treasure of Tranicos pledges get these in print too. We'll be showing off more of what the cards look like next week and there's a Print & PDF Bundle (all four decks) for £40 or £20 for just PDF.
Creature & Character Cards. Gamemasters will find this reference especially useful, a card deck with summarized information for foes and potential allies—human and otherwise—with game characteristics printed on one side and art on the reverse to inspire the players. Some of these cards represent minions, a lesser type of foe encountered in groups, others describe generic NPCs or creatures, and more describe particular individual NPCs from Conan’s world. This will be a high-quality poker-size cardstock, 54-card deck.
Sorcery Cards. Magic in the Hyborian Age is a dark and risky thing, coming at a terrible price. Conan himself shunned the use of sorcery, but players and gamemasters may not be so reluctant. This deck of cards prints critical information for each of the dread spells and rituals from the core rulebook for handy reference during play. High-quality poker-size cardstock, 54-card deck. A further deck will expand on this with cards for spells and rituals from the supplements.
Location Cards. Each of these cards covers a particular encounter location, providing a written description, potential hooks, potential inhabitants, and any specific rules that might apply. Each can provide a quick dramatic setting for a battle or pivotal moment in the story, allowing gamemasters to quickly introduce interesting locations at the draw of a card. High-quality poker-size cardstock, 54-card deck.
Story Cards. Even Robert E. Howard was not above using elements from one story in another, and gamemasters are encouraged to walk alongside him with these story cards. Each presents a potential plot element or sequence that can serve as the start of an adventure, the crux of the story, or can inspire encounters and plot twists aplenty. Gamemasters can use these as inspiration, or construct an adventure from whole cloth using these cards and a downloadable reference sheet. High-quality poker-size cardstock, 54-card deck.
We're also going to offer a bundle deal on these - get all four decks in print & PDF for £40 (saving £8) or get a PDF bundle of all four decks to print at home for £20.
We ran out of time today, so tomorrow lunchtime we have a big reveal, another book that will be joining the range, and another major artist for the line up! Watch this space...