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A fun art deck and a beautiful prop for your gaming table.
A fun art deck and a beautiful prop for your gaming table.
A fun art deck and a beautiful prop for your gaming table.
383 backers pledged $12,005 to help bring this project to life.

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The Cards

The Deck of Legends is an art deck that will contain 54 custom illustrations on Tarot sized cards. You'll be able to use it as a standard playing deck, or you can bring it to your gaming table to use as a prop or as a visual aid. 

  • Face cards are characters
  • 10-8 are locations
  • 7-5 are monsters
  • 4-2 are regular items
  • Aces are legendary items and artifacts

All the artwork will be done by yours truly. As of right now, here is where the art stands, with still more in the works and being sketched every day. 

A pledge of $15 or more will get you the deck. 

The suits that will be featured on the cards and on the pins. 

Goals

As cool as the main deck will be, there is so much more awesome that I'm planning to create. 

$4500 

The Story Deck

Includes color-coded cards that, when paired with the Creation Booklet (name subject to change) can be used to create adventures, figure out how to start a campaign, or to figure out oneshots. 

The creation booklet is a small madlib book that will have blanks for locations, monsters, npcs and items. You draw cards from the different piles to determine how the tale goes. You can also use the cards without the booklet mid game when you need an npc, item or beastie on the fly. 

$7,500 

 All artwork for the cards placed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-A-Like License. The artwork will be free for you to use both on a personal and professional level with proper attribution to me. It will be able to be found on Prismatic Art. This means you can use it for your games, for your books, just let me know first. 

$8000

Deck of Legends Card Game is being developed. Pdf for all backers and shiny printed version for everyone over 30$.

Designed by Bob Smith of Gamer Assembly (bio to come).

$10k 

Poker Sized Card
Poker Sized Card

 Due to popular request, regular poker sized deck will be made available of the main cards.

$15k-$30k

13th Age logo used with permission
13th Age logo used with permission

When not working his job as a pharmaceutical chemist, Ryven Cedrylle can be found in his native habitat – the Internet – playing games, shooting the breeze on Google+ and plotting the downfall of RPG civilization as we know it. Ryven was a regular contributor to the At-Will Blog and Thoughtcrime Games and has playtester credits for the TechNoir, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and 13th Age RPGs. He helped co-author the 13th Age Bestiary is currently writing for Pelgrane Press's Page XX blog and the Tales of the 13th Age Organized Play. His pre-apocalyptic roleplaying microboardgame ASTROPOCALYPSE is due out through Machine Age Productions by the end of August. Visit him at his Mystic Theurge Publications blog or support his self-publishing efforts on Patreon.

Ryven hails from Durham, North Carolina – the City of Medicine, Minor League Baseball and Chicken’N’Waffles. He lives with his wife Athena Rose, three cats and a dog.

AND he's agree to write FOUR themed adventures for Deck of Legends compatible with 13th Age! The adventures will be themed off of the four suits; Primal, Arcane, Divine, and Martial.

Risks and challenges

I would like to have this out for the holiday season, but as the stretch goals are reached, things may get pushed back to accommodate the additional work that will be involved. Then there is the usual delays with printing and shipping and getting everything out.

Even if this doesn't fund, I'll still work on getting the deck up, though it won't be available for a long while (probably not until next year).

Those of you who love this deck and live outside of the United States, don't fear. I know that shipping costs are horrible, but the deck will be available later this year as Print on Demand.

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    A Deck of Legends Suit Button and a Thank You letter.

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    Double Down-- Two Decks and a letter, no extras.

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    Face card mini poster of your choice, 2 decks, 2 bookmarks, 2 buttons, and letter.

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    BAG OF HOLDING LEGENDS--Limited Edition Deck of Legends dice bag. Includes: 2 decks, mini poster , 3 bookmarks, 4 buttons, and a letter.

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    JOKER DESIGNER -- You get to decide (within reason) what goes on one of the Joker cards.

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    Custom artwork of you, a family member, pet, or character looking epic.

    Framed print, posters, decks, bookmarks, buttons, and letter.

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    THE LEGEND-- Like the Joker reward, create a character to be included in the deck as an additional card.
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    THE MAP MAKER-- Like the Joker reward, create a Location to be included in the deck as an additional card.
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    THE MONSTER-- Like the Joker reward, create a Monster to be included in the deck as an additional card.
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    THE SMITH-- Like the Joker reward, create an Artifact to be included in the deck as an additional card.
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    Private gaming session with characters, locations, monsters and items from the Deck of Legends. Held over google hangouts and roll20 for you and up to 4 friends with custom character portraits. Includes a framed print, posters, decks, bookmarks, buttons, and letter.

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    A custom artwork done in the style of the cards featuring up to 3 people or characters in a scene of your choosing printed on a large stretched canvas and shipped to you with a framed print, posters, decks, bookmarks, buttons, and letter.

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