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A mythical artifact that alters reality and circumvents the laws of the universe

The Deck of Many Fortunes is a tarot deck conceptualized to offer blessings and malisons for Ironsworn and Starforged. Designed for any fantasy or science fiction setting, this object of power bends the ruleset by providing 78 cards, each with a blessing and a malison, for a total of 156 different ways to twist the mechanics of your sessions.

The Deck of Many Fortunes could be, diegetically, an artifact, a magic item, or a product of occult science. The plaques that compose it, however, do not create narrative scenarios nor substantially interfere with the fiction. Instead, they set a premise that mechanically affects your character, and, although not campaign-breakers, these effects will impact your gameplay, giving you a boon or a hindrance.

The 8-page companion document presents:

  • The fictional presentation of the deck, with default assumptions that define its nature.
  • 3 quest starters to integrate this artifact into the diegesis, each one compatible with fantasy and sci-fi settings.
  • 3 suggested origins for this artifact of power that span the spectrum of the fantasy and sci-fi genres.
  • Guidelines for use of the deck, with 4 alternative uses and their instructions.
  • A table of contents for the cards that also serves as a random table to draw from and as an overview of what each card represents in the tarot.

A versatile supplement for Ironsworn and Starforged

Besides the vanilla use of the deck, which implies the use of two self-contained moves to determine when you are worthy of drawing a card and what its effect is, the companion document offers 4 alternate uses for the Deck of Many Fortunes. You may also use this supplement as:

  • A compendium of blessings and malisons.
  • A new mechanic for character progression.
  • A supplement that generates mechanical events to spice the game up.
  • As a Pandora's Box of uncompromised chaos.

Deck of Many Fortunes - Photos, Printed 1

Deck of Many Fortunes - Photos, Printed 2


The digital format includes the following

  • Deck of Many Fortunes - Companion. The document that presents the deck and the instructions to use it. PDF format.
  • Deck of Many Fortunes - Print-and-Play (with backs). 3x3 cards per page. Double-sided printing supported.These 80 cards are sized for use with tarot 2.75inx4.75in (70x120mm) card protectors. PDF format.
  • Deck of Many Fortunes - Print-and-Play (without backs). PDF format.
  • Deck of Many Fortunes - Tuckbox. A folded box to pack the deck, horizontally. PDF format.
  • Deck of Many Fortunes - Plain Text (no cards). The deck presented in text only (including icons) if you wish to print them as a standalone document. PDF format.
  • Deck of Many Fortunes for virtual tabletop. ZIP with JPG images for each card to be used on your preferred virtual tabletop platform.

Available in other formats

This supplement is also available in its poker-sized, no-art version as the Small Deck of Many Fortunes.

Small Deck of Many Fortunes

You can also get the art alone as the Horizontal Tarot.

Horizontal Tarot

Not an official Ironsworn product
This is not an official Tomkin Press product, it is made possible through the CC BY 4.0 license granted by the Ironsworn author, Shawn Tomkin.

This product was made possible by Patreon supporters, who receive exclusive previews, behind-the-scenes, InDesign templates, and other goodies. Click "Publisher Website" in the left-hand sidebar of this page for more.

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Albert H May 26, 2023 5:50 pm UTC
Hi, apparently I purchased the physical only version. It doesn't include instructions?
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Samuel R May 30, 2023 2:16 pm UTC
Hi, Albert.

The physical-only version doesn't include instructions. The platform doesn't support printed cards with documents. That's why we offer physical + digital at the same price.

Contact us via email or any social media with your order number and we will provide you with a digital version of the deck, which includes the companion PDF.
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John G March 01, 2023 6:20 pm UTC
Hi Samuel, I intend to purchase this soon. I was wondering, why does the price continue to increase?
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Samuel R March 01, 2023 6:44 pm UTC
Hello, John.

We make adjustments to our prices based on printing production costs by Lighting Press and general inflation, as suggested by the DriveThruRPG staff. We're also taking the chance to update the descriptions with new photographs, better use of the HTML code, and some other changes for the upcoming DriveThruRPG page update.

If you own the Character-Centric Packs, we will provide you with a 25% discount code for the Deck of Many Fortunes and the Small Deck of Many Fortunes. Send me a Twitter DM.
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Richard A January 13, 2023 5:11 pm UTC
Just curious: why does the purchase option that combines the physical cards with the pdf cost more than buying the two things separately?
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Samuel R January 13, 2023 5:26 pm UTC
A mistake that was made with the price update during the December sale.

Thank you for making notice of it. It's been fixed.

The PDF is included at no additional cost with the physical version.
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