I kind of feel bad I haven’t posted anything. Especially after I started that awesome idea for recapping fun things I find on Tumblr. But, I have to say I am happy for the reason.
See, I had this idea for a card-based tabletop RPG system. Something that I have been wanting for a long time, but no one has ever produced. The idea for the system hit me one night a couple of weeks ago, and I hit the ground running with it ever since. I got my podcasting buddy Andrew to help me with the card creation and refining the system. It has been a lot of work, and there is still a lot of work to be done. But I’m hoping you will get to see the fruits of our labor soon.
My want is to release this as a free print-and-play system. You download the files, print the ones you need on card stock, then cut and play. I want anyone, anywhere, to be able to get together with their friends and tell a great story, and have a lot of fun, for as little of a cost as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge Dungeons and Dragons fan, but at $30-$40 a book, and you need at least 3 of them to do a basic campaign, many gamers don’t have that kind of cash. I think it is a huge bummer that your financial position can keep you from what is, essentially, sitting around with friends and having a grand adventure with your imagination. Using your imagination should be free (or at least very cheap). So by releasing this for free, I hope we can accomplish that.
I realize that time is also a factor when getting together with friends for some tabletop fun. Even though us Dungeon Masters should always prep a campaign first, the real world just doesn’t let that happen sometimes (most of the time). So I am also doing my best to make the system super compatible and easy to use with the Dungeon Deck: Quest system. You can sit down, use the Dungeon Deck to make an adventure in 60 seconds, then pull the cards you need from our system in less than 60 seconds and then go. In 2 minutes or less, you have everything ready, complete with monster stats and NPCs.