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Sidequest Decks: Modern Crime, Spies, & Supers

Sidequest Decks: Modern Crime, Spies, & Supers

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Looking for adventure ideas for a super-hero, spy, or organized crime roleplaying setting? These cards give
you the perfect hooks for running your own miniadventures in these genres! One side of each card has an adventure outline with a backstory, PC hooks, encounter possibilities, and follow-up ideas. The other side of the card is the main map for that adventure.

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

Although each adventure is written for either a crime, spy, or super-hero setting, each can be easily revised for any of the other settings. Replace the powers in a superhero adventure with high-tech gadgets for a spy story. Add powers to the villains of a crime adventure to fit a super-hero setting or replace the powers of a super-hero story with crime tropes to fit an organized crime setting.

Use these cards to set up a hex crawl, develop a side trek on the fly, or chain some together for an entire campaign. Every card is a session's worth of excitement!

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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William C August 01, 2021 4:07 pm UTC
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I did order a deck of cards for the Dungeons, Caverns and Ruins Fantasy deck, but I think it would be great if these decks could be printed in pamphlet form. That way you could make a packet of larger pages instead of cards. Small booklets. Any chance that might happen. I'm making my own in powerpoint with screenshots, but its a bit of a pain.
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GARY L January 25, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
How about a pulp desk?
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Matthew C June 13, 2021 2:27 am UTC
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Looks like you're getting your wish: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkwellideas/rpg-sidequest-decks/description
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