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Our NPC Strategy Cards have been a GM's best friend at many tables, for many years. Thank you for using them!

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

NPC Strategy Cards: Plan your attack and unleash havoc!

NPC Strategy Cards provide an intuitive solution for recording NPC and monster tactics.
The low-gloss, UV-protective coating lets you make your notes with dry erase markers. Update HP easily and then wipe clean when done, or store the cards for your next session as a handy reminder of what went down.

Developed for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game specifically, yet useful for a variety of role-playing games and wargames. 

NPC Strategy Cards

NPC Strategy Cards provide entries for recording:

  • Name. Beron the Bard or Goblin Sniper, whichever is the most helpful to you.
  • Reference. Record a book and page number or URL.
  • AC and HP. No need for scrap paper, track HP right on the card.
  • Role. The NPCs main function, such as bandit thug, ambushing assassin or defensive caster.
  • Morale. Is the NPC looking for a fight or ready to run?
  • At Ease. Is the door guard snoozing against the wall or is he watching the corridor like a hawk?
  • On Alert. Did the heroes fail a Stealth Check? Does the guard sound the alarm or draw a blade and investigate?
  • Melee. How does the NPC fight in hand-to-hand combat?
  • Ranged. What tactics does the NPC use with a bow or ranged spell?
  • Blooded. When the NPC has taken some damage, does he flee or fight on?


NPC Strategy Cards are available as Print on Demand cards and as a free PDF, which includes an explanation of the entries and a sample card like the one below.  

Goblin Battle Strategy Sheetactual table varies slightly

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