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Deck of Many Bones


Make Skeletons Fun Again!

The Deck of Many Bones introduces to your campaign new and fun ways to view a fantasy staple. This magical item was crafted to share with the world its creator's enthusiasm for skeletons, so its 60 cards include a wide array of themed items, encounters, boons, spells, and characters.

In putting together the Deck, the goal was to focus on more than skeletons as creatures. Some cards draw upon associated themes, such as properties of divination. Others use the skeleton to spin or enhance outside concepts. Some embrace the humble skeleton. You can browse the example cards in the preview image gallery for a better idea. The card distribution loosely amounts to: 10 encounters or characters; 20 boons, abilities, or spells; 30 items. There's some overlap, for example, in items or encounters that grant boons or abilities.

No dark energy.

Negative outcomes are all well and good—they have a place in most campaigns. However, they just don't suit the agenda of the Deck of Many Bones. But your players don't need to know that.


The Deck of Many Bones strives for neutral wording and mechanics. If your fantasy system uses numbered dice (such as a d20) and your setting allows for skeletons, it's probably supported. Many of the most popular systems are.

Rattle on!

Includes all 60 cards as PNG files, and a PDF with instructions, GM notes, and a card master list.

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Jimmy F July 09, 2021 6:38 pm UTC
Hi! Your product is featured in my latest YouTube video. Feel free to use quotes from it on your catalog page if you want. Also please signal boost (share) the video if you can (and haven't already).
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Sailor C July 14, 2021 5:22 am UTC
Hey, Jimmy. Only just saw this (didn't realize I had to follow my own items' discussions), but thank you for including the deck in your video. Helped me to realize that I should make more pages available for preview.
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This title was added to our catalog on July 07, 2021.