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Quick-Reference Cards for the GMA Decks!

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Note: If you wish to purchase the Print on Demand Instruction Cards to keep with your deck, be sure to combine your order of this product with the deck itself, or order two or more copies of the Instruction Cards! This mini-set is only six cards, and DriveThru will not print orders that small individually.

The GameMaster's Apprentice decks are game-system-neutral cards (in many varieties, including genre-neutral, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, steampunk, and Age of Sail!) that can be used as either a supplement for traditional tabletop RPGs or as a complete game engine for GM-free solo or group RPGs. They are also great for writers and teachers of creative writing looking for unusual prompt and idea generators. 

This particular card pack, freely available as a PDF (along with the Quickstart Guide book and the complete, minimally-formatted Instructions document) is designed to help anyone get started with the GMA decks as quickly as possible, and provides a quick summary of card contents, brief explanations of character and random event generation, examples of how to answer various questions, and quick-reference tables for the Elements, Tag Symbols, and Norse Runes.

Also included are two blank Tag Symbols table cards, which can be written on when sleeved (or form-filled and printed out from the PDF) to provide personalized, reusable tables in a portable format!

While these reference cards use the Fantasy Deck as an example, the basics here apply to all the GMA Decks! The complete instruction document explains minor differences in the few places they exist.

These instruction cards, the Fantasy deck, and the original GMA Base and Genre Decks were brought to life by their Kickstarter backers, and would not exist in their current form otherwise! Thank you for your support!

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These cards are beautifully crafted and filled with inspiration, events, details, and more. Just flipping through them gives me ideas for plots and adventures. The cards are also sturdy and well made. I will be using these in my RPGs and writing every [...]
October 29th, 2019
NOTE: I bought the Base Deck, Fantasy Deck, and Universal Instruction Cards, so this review is for each. I debated whether to buy these or story dice, and I don't regret going with these. If you get them, I highly recommend buying the protective [...]
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