It was a dark and gloomy night… suddenly, a box appeared!
So, a Kickstarter I had totally forgotten that I had purchased arrived in the mail the other day.
Remember when I ended up ponying up for the giant glam publishing of THE FANTASY TRIP, by Steve Jackson Games? Well, as you know it arrived, it’s freaking huge (another example of SJG taking something small and once costing 2.95 each (Melee and Wizard) and blowing up every dimension by printing a giant sized decidedly un-micro version. Unlike with OGRE, I jumped right in. I was actually pretty impressed with the improvements (and they are improvements). The art is better, and they have actually improved the game with all the extras. So, when the DECKS OF DESTINY got announced on Kickstarter, I was all in. What did I get for my investment?
From the Kickstarter site…. (verbiage copyright SJG)
- Player’s Pack – One set of 13 combat option cards (perfect for new players), one blank fighter dry erase card, one blank wizard dry erase card, one dry erase marker, and one character journal which serves as an expanded character sheet where you can record both game stats and campaign information. Project stretch goals do not affect this item. (Also available as an add-on, either as the complete pack or just the journal, in case you want extras.)
- Rumors & Treasures – One deck of 30 — now 68! — dry erase rumor cards and a rumors journal where the GM can record card usage . . . plus one deck of 60 — now 100! — dry erase treasure cards and a treasures journal. Project stretch goals, if unlocked, add cards to the two decks and pages to the two journals. (Also available as an add-on, either as the complete pack or just the two journals, in case you want extras.)
- Adversaries – One deck of 15 — now 24! — dry erase orc fighter cards, one deck of 24 dry erase skill cards (use to turn any fighter card into a talented character), one deck of 15 — now 24! — dry erase double-sized wizard cards, four characters from Four Perilous Journeys, one deck of 30 — now 60! — dry erase double-sized creature cards, and one deck of 9 octopus fighter cards.
- Labyrinths – One deck of 62 hex-shaped dry erase cards to quickly build labyrinths, and a labyrinth journal where you can pre-plan adventures . . . or record the results of random adventures. Project stretch goals do not affect this item. (Also available as an add-on, either as the complete pack or just the journal, in case you want extras.)
- Megahex Tiles – 6 — now 13! — new sheets of double-sided, dry erase megahex tiles. Blank on one side, illustrated on the reverse side.
- A new drop table printed on the inside lid of the box; quickly stock your labyrinths with opponents, treasures, and surprises!
- 8 — now 12! — character sheet bookmarks.
- 3 dry erase Melee character cards.
- 3 dry erase Wizard character cards.
I really haven’t used everything nor do I know exactly how to yet, but I’m enjoying what I”m seeing right now. This was a good investment!