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Backstory Cards: Techniques Guide


The Backstory Cards Technique Guide is your one-stop source for unlocking the potential of Backstory Cards. This free 10-page PDF includes:

  • The instructions on one page, so you don't have to just refer to the three cards in the core deck

  • Essential tips for players and GMs

  • Plenty of advice on creating and using an effective setting grid, including genre-based suggestions and advanced tricks

  • More on understanding how to use the prompt tags

  • Several tips of using prompts to their fullest potential

  • Notes on using Backstory Cards in convention games

  • Pitfalls to avoid (and how to avoid them), and more!

This PDF package also contains a setting grid sheet ready for you to print out and make your own.

This PDF is made for use with Backstory Cards.

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November 21, 2017 4:22 am UTC
My download was exactly the same file (the guide) as two pdfs. File names, BC_TechniquesGuide.pdf and BC_TechniquesGuide(1).pdf. Tried multiple times with the same result. Assume one file should have been the setting grid sheet ready to print -- that was in the description but not included in either file.
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Galileo Games . November 21, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
Thanks for your feedback, we'll make that change in a future update! Meanwhile, you can download the blank setting grid here:
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Rainer G June 07, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Full size preview is not working
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Galileo Games . June 11, 2017 2:12 pm UTC
Thanks for the heads-up! We'll get that fixed.
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