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Old "Woodcut" Playing Cards

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If you would like to play, or have your players use, a card game with generic "fantasy" game cards, then this free download from Frugal GM is for you.

This ten page file allows you to print your own set of 72 playing cards.  The cards can be used for a standard 52 card deck, and there are several bonus cards and some replacement cards as well.

  • The four suits are Bows, Shields, Spears, and Swords
  • The base cards are numbered 1-12, but there are also Knaves, Queens, and Kings
  • There is a replacement Unicorn card for the 1's to use as "Aces" if you wish to have a card higher than the King.
  • There are two Death cards, marked high and low, as well as two Jokers also marked high and low.
  • There are four messenger cards to use as you please.
  • Finally there is a full sheet of card backs depicting St. George slaying a Dragon.

It is suggested you print these cards to an appropriate colored cardstock, cut them out, and cover with some sort of protection (Modge Podge, Painters Varnish, lamination, etc.).  

All graphics have been edited/modified from US Public Domain images to resemble simple woodcut printing. Each card is outlined with a light grey border for cut marks.

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Anne T October 26, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
For some reason, you have this product listed under the "Publisher Resources" Product Type, which is meant for Stock Art and other publisher aides. You ought to re-list it, unless you intended on sharing the card imagery, and make it easier to find for those customers looking for it, and so that it won't come up where it doesn't belong and cause confusion.
Still, it's a really neat prop for the game table!
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File Last Updated:
December 26, 2012
This title was added to our catalog on December 26, 2012.