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Welcome to Cards & Quests! This new game is designed for players who enjoy fantasy RPGs but do not like to get bogged down in character creation. The goal of the authors was to find an easier and less time-consuming way to play RPGs while keeping all the qualities that make such games so entertaining and memorable.

Cards & Quests features several unique concepts. Conflict is resolved using a standard deck of 52 cards in a system that is intuitive, fun, and simple to use. Magic and skills are based on eight elements that replace the idea of a profession or class. Battles are quick, skill and magic resolution follow the same basic rules, and using the cards presents an enjoyable combination of chance and strategy. 

Cards & Quests also allows players some control over their ability to succeed and lets characters have access to the greatest amount of skills and spells while keeping the game balanced. Both low-level and high-level characters are exciting to play in this RPG.

For Game Masters, the easy and intuitive rules make for simple adventure creation and allows them to draw upon their story-telling abilities while running a balanced game that all their players will enjoy! 


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You can check out all the issues of this great sci-fi mini-comic by artist KMO that are available on this site at the special Gebb section here! 

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Phil M July 05, 2018 4:27 am UTC
Can anyone recommend a good starter module for this system?
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April 20, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
Just went to the publisher's site ( and attempted to download the character sheets. When I clicked on the link, I got an Error 404 message. Any assistance you may provide, would be appreciated.
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Allison M May 31, 2016 3:31 am UTC
Here is a link to download the character sheets: []. The link that you clicked on has now been fixed. Also, this is the game designer's website, not the publisher's. Thank you for posting this!
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April 20, 2016 8:19 pm UTC
Was finally able to get a hold of my hardcopy of Cards & Quests. Generally quite pleased with something that I can carry under my arm, rather than having to sit at my computer to check rules. My only complaint would be that I was expecting a bit more color for the interior as sometimes the printed picture look muddy, though is likely do to the paper quality. All-in-all, very nice, and I plan to pick up some character sheets and see if I can get my players interested in something other than D20 mechanics.
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todd M January 21, 2016 1:39 am UTC
The character sheets are not included in the handbook, but they are a free download on the developer's website To make the character sheets easier to fill out and reference, C&Q made unique character sheets for each character type.
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Daniel C May 07, 2015 12:33 am UTC
I bought this but my pdf look encrypted for some reason?
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Brendan C May 12, 2015 8:25 pm UTC
Daniel, we do not deliberately encrypt any of our files, but sometimes this ends up being done by third parties! If you are unable to properly open your copy of "Cards & Quests" just email us at and we will explore some other options, to include just emailing you the file directly.
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June 22, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on April 25, 2015.