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Tavern cards is a gorgeous deck of full-color playing cards that you can use to randomly generate a tavern, then win at poker while you're there. There are the standard 52 cards as well as three jokers. 

You can play any normal card game with these cards. Or, you can draw a handful and use those to randomly generate a tavern. 

All 55 cards have original full-color art. You can use the pictures as inspiration for your tavern, or just hand them to your players and say, "This is what you see." Many of the cards feature characters which you can use as NPC portraits.

The cards also have some cool features like tarot-style numbering. Each card will have some representation of the number and the suit hidden in the art. See if you can find the four diamonds on the Burly Bouncers card, or the heart hidden in the portrait of the Dashing Rogue.

Each card also had an adjective on one side and a noun on the other. Combine any adjective with any noun on the cards you draw for a tavern name like the Prancing Pony, Drunken Goblin, Daring Hostler or Crimson Duchess.

Each suit represents something different about the tavern.

hearts: drinks; spades: amenities; clubs: events; diamonds: mics;

For example, you might draw Four of Diamonds - Burly Bouncers, Ten of Spades - Lavish Dinner, Four of Spades - Cheap Dinner, Ten of Diamonds - Very Crowded, Two of Clubs - Minor Brawl, and Eight of Hearts - Champagne. What does this tell us?

Well, this is probably a classy place since they have lavish dinners and champagne. But they also have cheap dinners, so it caters to all types. That's likely why they have the burly bouncers - to keep the rougher types in line. That minor brawl that just broke out isn't going to last long. I hope none of the protagonists got caught up in it, or they're likely to be thrown out along with the brawlers and not welcomed back in any time soon. 

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Michael T July 22, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
How many cards are there?
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Hannah L July 22, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
55 cards. The typical 52 card deck, plus 3 unique jokers.
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Joseph C October 08, 2015 7:31 am UTC
Hey Chaotic Shiny,
I am very interested in your cards, Is there a video demostration of this deck by any chance?
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Hannah L October 12, 2015 11:49 pm UTC
Unfortunately, there is not! Video is not one of my skills. But I can get you more pictures of the cards if there's something specific you want to see.
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