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The party didn't survive the final showdown—or worse, they didn't even get that far. What do you do? You can make up new characters and the original characters' “cousins” can show up or you can even start completely over. But thumb through these cards for ideas to keep the campaign going in more creative ways.

This is part of our Sidequest Decks series with sidequests for many genres & settings.

This deck has over 50 ideas, such as:

  • The party must fight their way out of a version of Hell. The PCs are judged by a deity and if they prove themselves they are returned, perhaps with a boon.
  • Forces down the time stream know the party's quest is essential and step in to help.
  • The PCs arrive in a version of the modern world as people who were magicked to a fantasy realm. They must find their way back into the fantasy world.
  • A task must be performed by the PCs by Death or some other benefactor, then they are returned.
  • The PCs are animated as undead and must break the curse to be truly resurrected.

Note: The PDF is set up to be printed duplex (two-sided), 4 cards per page.  So the upper right card on the front side of each page matches up to the upper left card on the back side. There are also white marks near the corners of each card which are guides to use when cutting the cards.  This extra area (1/8") on the edge of each card is called a "bleed" which is intended to be cut away. It allows a card to still look good even if the cut isn't perfect or if the front and back prints aren't perfectly aligned.  A PDF is also included with each side of each card as a 3.75"x3.75" page (3.5"x2.5" plus a 1/8" bleed) so you can lay int out as you wish.


This is just one of several Sidequest Decks we've created based on different genres & settings. Here is the full list:

Inkwell Ideas makes many useful tabletop RPG accessories, including the following:

Sidequest Decks

Almost every card is a mini adventure.  One side has an outline (background GM info, story hooks, several encounter ideas, & a couple follow-ups) and the other side is the main map:

Sidequest Decks: After the Total Party Kill  Sidequest Decks: Arcane Academy  Sidequest Decks: Coastal Town Quests  Sidequest Decks: Dungeons, Caves, & Ruins Fantasy  Sidequest Decks: Frontier Town Quests  Sidequest Decks: High Seas, Pirates, & Ports  Sidequest Decks: Horror Fantasy  Sidequest Decks: Lovecraftian/Paranormal  Sidequest Decks: Modern Crime, Spies, & Supers  Sidequest Decks: Monster Hunts  Sidequest Decks: Political and Urban Fantasy  Sidequest Decks: Pulp Adventures!  Sidequest Decks: Science Fantasy  Sidequest Decks: Science Fiction  Sidequest Decks: Wilderness & Frontier Fantasy

NPC Portraits Decks

A character on almost every card. The front is a full color portrait, the back has system neutral personality & background information:

NPC Portraits Deck: Adventurers NPC Portraits Deck: Adventurers  NPC Portraits Deck: Animals  NPC Portraits Deck: Coastal Townsfolk  NPC Portraits Deck: Fantasy  NPC Portraits Deck: Fantasy 2  NPC Portraits Deck: Frontier Townsfolk  NPC Portraits Deck: Henchmen & Hirelings  NPC Portraits Deck: Monsters  NPC Portraits Deck: Science Fiction

VTT Tokens

Monster Stand-Ins Virtual Table Top Tokens v1  Monster Stand-Ins VTT Tokens: Adventurer NPCs  Monster Stand-Ins VTT Tokens: Animal Companions/Familiars  Monster Stand-Ins VTT Tokens: Coastal Townsfolk NPCs  Monster Stand-Ins VTT Tokens: Frontier Townsfolk NPCs  Monster Stand-Ins VTT Tokens: Henchmen & Hirelings NPCs

Map Icons for our Worldographer software (PNG images, usable with most image/map editors)

Worldographer is version 2 of our prior Hexographer, Cityographer, & Dungeonographer programs. All have free versions downloadable from each program's website.

There are simply too many to show!  See the full range on the category page.

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Andrew B July 30, 2020 10:50 pm UTC
I have all the rest of your decks. Including the now defunct Encounter Decks. Anyway, I wanted to check out the five card sample but I cannot get it to open or work. I needed to see if its useful for other... non-TPK... scenarios. Would there be any way I could see these... as a preview or whatever. Thank you in advance for your response.
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Sarah M September 07, 2023 7:11 am UTC
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These cards have the same format as their Sidequest: Space Fantasy.
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Philip M January 01, 2024 8:26 pm UTC
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https://store.inkwellideas.com/products/sidequest-decks-after-the-total-party-kill

look here for 3 samples
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Andrew B January 05, 2024 4:11 am UTC
Thanks, guys.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 01, 2019.