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The Adventure Crafter Deck

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The Adventure Crafter Deck

Create adventure outlines, seeds, and events for any RPG, in advance or on the spot with The Adventure Crafter!

Based on the DriveThru Platinum selling The Adventure Crafter ruleset, this deck of cards replaces the dice and the book, giving you Adventure Crafter results directly.

This product is a card version of the book and assumes familiarity with The Adventure Crafter system. The guide included here shows you how to use the cards in place of the book, but for a full description on how The Adventure Crafter system works you will need the core book or at least be familiar with it. See below for links to bundles where you can get the Deck with a PDF of the book for a discount.

The Adventure Crafter Deck handles everything the original book handles, including determining Theme priority, random Plotlines and Characters Lists, Theme determination, Plot Points, Turning Points, and Character Crafting.

The Adventure Crafter is a time-saving, creativity-inspiring Game Master tool that works with any role-playing system. With the card deck, determining Plot Points and Turning Points is now easier and faster, making The Adventure Crafter even more useful for solo play than with the book alone.

The PDF download of this product contains a guide in how to use the deck, various configurations to print your cards from including lettersize, A4, and duplex, and a zip file containing individual graphic images of each card and card back for use with card management apps. The print version is the 106 card deck along with a tuck box. The PDF downloads are free when ordered with the cards, so be sure to check the PDF + Cards option when ordering the print deck.

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Craig M March 12, 2022 10:01 am UTC
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I live in the UK and what with the international shipping and import tax the cost goes through the roof.
Now, I know we can print these out at home, but is it ok to get the deck printed out using a UK company that specialises in printing cards?
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james W January 23, 2022 9:06 am UTC
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was wondering how character upgrade works with the cards. any thoughts? TIA
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Anton M January 21, 2022 4:17 am UTC
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Anyone know how to import this onto Tabletop Simulator?
I find I prefer doing my solo RPs on TTS, and like the idea of having access to a deck without actually printing it.
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Valdus C January 07, 2022 6:10 pm UTC
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Wonderful piece of genius here, by the holiest of glorious gods!

Just bigger cards next time? My D&D Red Box-old-eyes just can't see the small fonts anymore. In fact, if print a bigger deck Ill buy that one too!
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Tana P January 07, 2022 10:32 pm UTC
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Thank you Valdus for the kind words :) I had really wanted to make these tarot card size. I haven't checked card printing prices in a little while, but at the time it about doubled the cost of the cards. I might still make that an option however.
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Valdus C January 07, 2022 11:01 pm UTC
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If you kickstart it, I will kick it in the face.

I am an avid tarot card reader (oh so many stories!) so I am used to paying for good quality up front. It might be a niche but there is so much bang in that buck that it pays for itself on the gaming table or in the stories.

Oh so many stories!
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Tana P January 14, 2022 10:52 pm UTC
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Alright, you convinced me! lol I'll put on my work schedule to make a tarot card sized version as an option.
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Philipp C June 02, 2021 7:24 am UTC
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Hi Tana!
I'd like to get started with the Adventure Crafter Deck and print the cards as shipping to Germany is crazy.
My question:
Do the cards have a back side that has to be printed?
I'm asking because I guess the PDF-print format is letter(?).
I'm living in Germany and here the common paper format is A4, which would mean the alignment for double-sided printing would probably not work...

Best regards

Phil
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Tana P June 02, 2021 9:05 pm UTC
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Hi Phil! Thank you for the question. Among the download files is an A4 version of the print and play deck as well as a duplex A4 version.
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Jonathan R January 12, 2021 6:15 pm UTC
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Is there a PDF on how to use these cards? I just got them in the mail and I have no idea how to use them :(
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Tana P January 16, 2021 7:25 pm UTC
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Hi Jonathan. Yes, there's a PDF manual. I can get that to you. One of the ordering options is the printed cards with the free PDFs. If you selected that, you should have the PDFs in your downloads. If you ordered it without the PDFs, please let me know your email (you can contact me through email through the publisher link on this page) and I'll send you a link to get the PDFs here on DriveThru.
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Gary N January 16, 2021 7:50 pm UTC
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TANA P... You sent me an email on 1/16/2021 that was intended for Jonathan R.
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KEVIN G November 02, 2020 11:16 am UTC
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Is it possible to get the individual card images to be split in two, effectively creating two full cards out of each individual picture. I want to load 200 image files into a picture viewer like Infraview and randomize card draws without flipping them. I assume this won't mess up the probability. Like the possibility of the cards so far. Thanks.
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Tana P November 24, 2020 7:44 pm UTC
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Hi Kevin. Thank you for the suggestion. I would suggest duplicating the image files and then importing all 200 cards without flipping them. The entire deck is complete at the default orientation. The reverse orientation is a duplicate of the default set. I do that to double all of the content to make randomization more consistent (to lessen the chance that after you draw one card, that result is not permanently taken from the deck until the next shuffle).

That would give you the result you're looking for without cutting the cards in half and without changing the probabilities.

I hope the cards are working well for you! Happy gaming!
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Philipp K October 28, 2020 2:46 pm UTC
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hmmm.... there seems to be something wrong with the print files. The last (duplex) page in A4 does not print with a back side to it. Also, inbetween there seems to be a problem with the embedded graphics, because all of a suddon (pg 26 and onwards) the data volume sent to the printer explodes to a few 100 MB. Took me nearly 1hr to print
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Tana P October 29, 2020 8:48 pm UTC
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Hi Phillip, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Please double check the A4 duplex file. I see 36 pages in it, with front to back all the way through. However, I am not too familiar with duplex printing so it's possible I made an error in the formatting.

Is anyone else experiencing a delay in printing or problems with the data?

Please post any feedback here or email me directly. If this is still a problem, I'll see about correcting it and making a new file.
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Ricky G October 27, 2020 9:38 pm UTC
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I like them a lot. I will get a lot of use out of these. What are the chances of having these as a reverse color scheme so it takes less to print?
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Ricky G October 27, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
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Or some variant that would take less printing resources. Just as a suggestions.
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Tana P November 27, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
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Hi Ricky, thank you for the suggestion! I'd like to have a low-resource print option for the cards. I'll put that on my production schedule and try to get that done.
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Eike Z February 10, 2021 8:09 pm UTC
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A low resource version would be great!
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Tana P February 11, 2021 7:32 pm UTC
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Hi Eike! I agree, there is demand for that. I'll put that on my production schedule to do.
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Allan G October 27, 2020 2:33 pm UTC
What size are the cards? More specifically, if you know, what size of card sleeves would these require?
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Tana P October 27, 2020 5:04 pm UTC
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The cards are standard poker size, 2.5" x 3.5".
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Gary N October 24, 2020 9:52 pm UTC
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I wish someone would leave a review so I could get an idea how well the Adventure Crafter Deck works.
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Derek C October 24, 2020 11:17 pm UTC
Have you, youtubed it
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Gary N October 24, 2020 11:32 pm UTC
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I tried your suggestion, but found only the original Adventure Crafter book, not the deck advertised above.
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Ned B October 25, 2020 12:38 am UTC
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Sometimes you have to be the one to take the plunge and write the review.
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Gary N October 25, 2020 1:28 am UTC
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I don't wanna buy the deck until I've heard something about how well the cards work in place of the book.
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Lee S October 25, 2020 1:56 am UTC
The deck was just released today.
You're gonna have to wait until others have had the time to buy it, try it and do a review.
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Gary N October 25, 2020 6:39 pm UTC
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Thanks. I didn't realize it was so new (would have helped if I'd thought of checking the date on it). I'll bide my time and hope someone chooses to review it.
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