For some time I’ve been using Rory’s Story Cubes as a way to come up with scenario ideas. As a time-strapped gamemaster, I’m always looking for more ways to get past creative roadblocks. The more the merrier, I say.
So when I saw Jason Tagmire’s Storyteller Cards: Fantasy Kickstarter, I was intrigued. Then Jason provided me a deck of the original Storyteller Cards for review.
While prepping for tomorrow night’s game, I had a chance to try them out. I’m now a believer. These are high-quality cards, featuring Campbell Whyte’s splendidly quirky images and an array of hooks that can’t fail to stimulate the imagination.
For example, while prepping this evening I used them to come up with the personalities for two NPCs, the motivation for a gang, and the overall character of a town. The cards didn’t give me new ideas as much as help me channel the ideas I already had in my head but didn’t know how to retrieve. The outline of an adventure came together with remarkable speed, and I’m excited to see how it all plays out tomorrow night.
While I’m not running any fantasy games at the moment, I know at some point I will. When I do, I want to have a Storyteller Cards: Fantasy Kickstarter deck handy.
The Kickstarter ends on 2014-04-24.