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Troika! Initiative Cards

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Firstly, these cards are rather nifty little tools intended for use with the existing Troika! RPG initiative system, requiring little explanation for those familiar with it. For those who aren't already wallowing in that luxurious role-playing treat and have no intention of joining us for fear of getting an unfulfillable taste for the good life, this is also a generic initiative system which can replace most I-go-you-go arrangements. 

If you are familiar with the concept of a chit-pull system then you might have some idea of what we're doing here. In broad terms the players, monsters, henchmen and hangers-on all have tokens representing them. When initiative is needed these tokens are piled up, shuffled together, hidden in a pit, or otherwise confused and secluded in a way befitting their form. In our case we'll be shuffling them and drawing in order, or piling and picking at them like an intelligent but capricious bird. Whoever owns the token drawn is the person who acts. Unless of course you draw the end of round card, in which case everything is scooped back up and started again. Oh, the uncertainty of violence.

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Julien M October 03, 2020 5:32 am UTC
Are the cards illustrations relative to characters the same that the backgrounds in the core rulebook ?
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Judd G September 29, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
How many of each card are there? Is there an explicit enemy/hireling icon or can they be chosen by Players/GM?
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Daniel S October 01, 2019 2:29 pm UTC
I don't have a deck to hand at the moment but off the top of my head there are three of each player card (two for the stack, one to hold on to so they remember which is theirs) and enough for 6 players, enough henchmen cards for everyone to have two followers, and slightly too many enemy cards. Sorry I can't be more accurate. The deck is intended to be enough for all but the largest groups.

A very viable alternative to this deck is to buy cheap Magic the Gathering cards on eBay and use them. It's cheaper and only a little bit more effort.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 26, 2018.