I know, I know. Last week we gave you a great game for the outdoors, and then it rained for days. Lesson learned. This week, let’s dial it back a bit with a new project from Geekadelphia favorite Jason Tagmire.
Tagmire’s heavily involved with the local IGDA, and his publishing company Button Shy has ties to other Geekadelphia Kickstarter alums like Island Official games. It’s all in the family here, folks.
This week we’re turning the spotlight on Tagmire’s Storyteller Cards, a deck of playing cards designed to spark creativity in writers, game masters, teachers, and creatives of all stripes:
Storyteller Cards is a deck of 54 playing cards that each feature 4 unique elements. There is a CHARACTER, holding an ITEM, completing an ACTION, in a LOCATION. Each of these elements can be used to create something new, get you out of a mid-project slump, or just to have some creative fun with family and friends.
The cards also feature additional icons in the corners to help you dig a little deeper into storytelling, creating, and gaming. The icons represent a RANK, SUIT, MOOD,SEASON, LETTER, and COLOR. There are a few more surprises within those icons, but we’ll get into all of that later.
Now, how can I use these cards? There are so many ways. It just depends on what you are doing.
ARE YOU A WRITER that needs a location for a scene or just a character to spark a new adventure? Flip a card and you’ve got one!
ARE YOU A DUNGEON MASTER running a modern day RPG and you need a special item for your party? Flip a card and you’ve got one!
ARE YOU A TEACHER trying to encourage your students writing skills? Pass out a card to each student and let their imagination finish the story.
ARE YOU JUST LOOKING FOR SOME CREATIVE FUN? Flip 5 cards and craft a scenario using an element from each card. Pass the cards to the next player to continue the story. Keep passing, it’s a blast!
There are so many more uses for Storyteller Cards, many of which you will come up with on your own. We also have a whole bunch for you in our Storyteller Pads and Storyteller Manual.
The project is well on its way to reaching the $10,000 mark, but stretch goals are already starting to take shape. What will you create with your Storyteller Cards?
Creators: Jason Tagmire
Sweet Spot: You can snag a deck for just $10, but pledging at the $25 level will allow you to grab one of three distinct kits with additional rewards for artists, directors, and teachers.
Funding Deadline: June 9th, 2013
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