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Torg Eternity Playing Without Cards

I’m a fan of using the cards in Torg but even the original designers recognized that there are GMs who prefer to play without the cards and gave some brief guidelines in the Core Rules for playing without cards.

The Free RPG Day scenario presented a Torg game without using the card decks as a quick way of introducing new players to Torg.  That is a commendable goal and I hope this card-less set of suggested rules for Torg caters to those that want to play but don’t have their decks to hand or who have perhaps purchased the Core Rule book in PDF and still want to get a good flavor of Torg.

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ANDREY G May 04, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Thanks a lot. I was thinking how to get rid from Destiny Deck, and your suggestion was brilliant and elegant.
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Carl M May 05, 2018 7:20 am UTC
Thank you! I really appreciate your comment!

I actually like the deck but my players found the deck and the meta play around using the deck 'distracting'. Too much game play rather than narrative play broke their immersion in the story. I love how open the Torg system is to variations like this without breaking.
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ANDREY G May 06, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Well, I like Cosm Deck, but not Drama Deck - I'm playing online in text format mostly, and having to pull, shuffle and play cards would slow it hardly. So even if I would ok about cards in tabletop rpg (which I'm not), it would be quite unpractical in our situation. I'd like to make table with all 80 cosm cards as well, and allow players to roll d10 each act or each cosm - essentially the same mechanics but emulated without cards; but it's not possible to buy pdf cosm deck.

We played one test session with your rules, and it works nicely. But it was our first try about Torg (any Torg) at all. So if I would have another feedback I will write.
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Carl M May 06, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Thank you for letting me know! I'm very glad that my rules help you to play Torg online the way that suits your group best!
Best wishes,
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