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The GameMaster's Apprentice: Demon Hunters is a system-neutral deck of cards that can be used as either a supplement for The Dead Gentlemen's RPG, Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors, or as a complete game engine for GM-free solo or group RPGs set in that same world.

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.

If you want specifics, including examples of how to use the randomizers on the cards, the complete instructions are available in the downloadable PDF preview linked below the cover image/thumbnail, but you can take a look at the overview below to see the quick and dirty version of what is on each card, and you can view a video preview from the original Kickstarter that (using the base, genre-neutral deck) explains how to use the cards to run a GM-free game or generate a story for a traditional RPG. This video is the second in a series, so if you want to see the first (which details initial generation of the story), check out our website, www.LarcenousDesigns.com! 

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These cards were created with the support of over 360 individuals on Kickstarter, and would not exist in their current form otherwise! Thank you!

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Samuel P November 04, 2016 8:20 am UTC
I've purchased the basic deck and loved it, very useful for my games! However I'm curious about what kinds of answers "source material" and "specialties" contain, given that they are different categories to the norse runes and elemental symbols on the other cards
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November 04, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
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Hi! You can get the full details by opening up the instructions (the "publisher preview" link under the thumbnail image), but the short version is that Source Material is there to suggest a source for your new big bad or mysterious power, such as Norse, Greek, or Abrahamic mythology, urban legends, Elder God Mythose, etc, and Specialties has icons that represent social stuff, combat/stealth, magic, and Science!; these can be used to suggest what abilities will be useful in this encounter, or what strengths an NPC has, etc.
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