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From the creator of Little Fears and Streets of Bedlam comes a new story-focused roleplaying game system. In Full Deck Roleplaying, players create characters, create worlds, and create drama through the use of standard playing cards. But the cards are not just there to do your bidding. They influence the game by narrowing your choices and adding new details, forcing you to adapt to the hand that life—or at least the game—has dealt you.

You can try out Full Deck Roleplaying for absolutely free or you can kick in a few bucks if you want, no pressure. Download the Full Deck Roleplaying Playtest Document. This beautifully-illustrated 66-page PDF contains the core Full Deck Roleplaying game system—setting creation, character creation, and the rules of play including handy reference sheets so you don't have to dig for information during a session.

Full Deck Roleplaying puts the story in your hands.

Players who send in feedback will be credited in the final Full Deck Roleplaying book and will be given a discount code to save 25% off the final PDF.

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Jeff T May 23, 2020 7:06 pm UTC
Bought this a couple days ago after it was mentioned on a gaming website I read. I've read through the document once alone and plan to give it a try in a 2-player game (one DM one player) some time in the next few days. (not counting vast quantities of video games) My only experience with tabletop RPGs is playing AD&D 2nd Ed. about 25 years ago, so I'm not sure how valuable my feedback will be, or if I'll even play this game correctly. But I'm very interested in this game system because it utilizes nothing more than standard decks of playing cards and a character sheet. I'm hoping it will be easy enough to get into as a first-time RPG system for my non-gaming friends and family.

EDIT: Oh yea, and I'd be interested in seeing a group playing with this system on Youtube or something as a reference if anybody ever records their session.
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Jason B May 23, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
I’m hoping it’s easy enough to be someone’s first roleplaying game system too so please let me know! I want it to be accessible to people who have never played an RPG before but are interested in cooperative storytelling games.

I’m also thinking about doing a video to help teach the system when the game gets closer to launch.

Do you have a link to the gaming website that mentioned the game?
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Jeff T May 23, 2020 10:22 pm UTC
Sure. I didn't want to post the site itself in case it would get flagged as spam, but this is the post I saw in the board gaming thread.
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Jim B May 23, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
Given that everyone plays with their own deck(s), would you say this is "suited" for play by video conference, with players in different locations? It seems like it could work, especially if your group can play by the honor system. I haven't had the chance to try the game myself.

Also, here's a minor quibble. Obviously, the intention is to have the black joker (infinity - 1) be worth less than the red joker (infinity), but that's not how arithmetic with infinity works. Infinity plus, minus, times, or divided by any finite number is still infinity. Infinity minus 1 = infinity. You can search for the arithmetic properties of infinity to verify.
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Jason B May 23, 2020 7:03 pm UTC
I think it would suit video conferencing well, especially since you can always bring the entire draw deck into view and then draw the top card to show people.

The “infinity-1” was intended as a fun way to show that the Black Joker has a value that can only be beaten by the Red Joker. I can look for a different term though.
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John N May 25, 2020 6:29 pm UTC
If I remember correctly in Spades they refer to the two jokers as the 'big joker' and the 'little joker'.
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joe M May 20, 2020 12:52 am UTC
quesiton is, can u play this as a solo game or as they call it a no gm game?
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Jason B May 20, 2020 7:45 pm UTC
Full Deck Roleplaying follows the standard RPG format of a game master (called the Dealer, here) and at least one other player.
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joe M May 21, 2020 5:54 am UTC
true and this is still consider beta testing. in the future you ever think of being able to play this solo give or take or add as a expasion.
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Tad K May 18, 2020 12:11 am UTC
Review once I pass the 1 day mark.
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Jason B May 20, 2020 7:46 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Jeff M May 17, 2020 8:06 pm UTC
Hello, I ve scanned the rules quickly, and i m very interested to try it, especially because there is no stat, no perk, no skills, no descriptive traits ; as it seems focused more on the character personality, i really looking forward the definitive version.
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Jason B May 17, 2020 9:08 pm UTC
Thank you so much! I hope you get a chance to play. If you do, send me that feedback!
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