Friday, October 18, 2019

Deal of the Day - The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck

Today's Deal of the Day at DriveThruRPG is The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck. I'll have to admit I'd not come across this prior, but having looked at the offering, I'm in for the printed deck plus PDF.

Deal of the Day pricing for The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck in PDF is 3 bucks. Print plus PDF is 8.99.
The GameMaster's Apprentice is a genre-and-system-neutral deck of cards that can be used as either a supplement for traditional tabletop RPGs or as a complete game engine for GM-free solo or group RPGs.  
You can view the cards' complete instructions for free by clicking the preview link beneath the thumbnail above, or view the Quickstart Guide and a set of quick-reference PnP/PoD Instruction Cards here on DriveThru if you prefer (if you wish to purchase the Print on Demand instruction cards to keep with your deck, be sure to combine the order with the deck itself! They are only six cards, and DriveThru will not print orders that small). You can also scroll down to view the card overview image and watch a video of the cards in use!  
On each card is a set of fourteen individual randomizers; with 60 double-sided cards, you can generate literally millions of possible adventures, all without having to hunt through a book or PDF for a single table! 
With these cards, you can: 
Instantly generate NPCs with randomized names, motivations, and backgrounds.
Create random events or story seeds.
Provide sensory details or random loot for characters searching or stealing.
Run games without a human GameMaster!
And more--they even work brilliantly as creative writing prompt generators, and have been playtested by 9th-12th grade students of both English and Game Design.
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  1. It's an incredible resource. I've got three; base, sci-fi and fantasy.

  2. One of my favorite at-the-table-emergency-prompts tools. I also have the Horror Deck which is quite useful as well.


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