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Backstory Cards
Publisher: Galileo Games
by Darth Z. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/12/2020 00:15:57

I can't imagine doing Session 0 without these cards. In my top 10 of "GM's must have tools". Regardless if it is Fantasy, Sci-fi, etc. they are essential and facillitate quick, collaborative, character connections.

A gem to have. Be sure to get printed ones. Having the physical cards are worth it.



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Backstory Cards
Publisher: Galileo Games
by Tim P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/16/2016 02:42:56

Far from a new idea, but perhaps the best executed I have seen so far. With a few exceptions we found the cards to be exactly right in directed vs. choice balance. In other words, the cards give exactly enough guidance to get the creative juices flowing. The rules recommend you skip cards that don't make sense, and I would even suggest GM's prune the cards before use to take out the ones that they don't think will fit.



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Backstory Cards
Publisher: Galileo Games
by Robert S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/05/2016 16:43:42

Works as intended. Great for weaving backstory and creating hooks for future adventures. Builds player investment in the story and the characters.



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Backstory Cards
Publisher: Galileo Games
by John C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/19/2015 07:54:39

These are cool inspirational cards (and a page or so of rules) to get your game flowing. I feel they're a little pricey for a 7 page PDF, especially when you don't get a card back image to brighten your printout.

They're laid out 9-up on a page so it's a simple print, cut, slot into deck protectors and shuffle.

You can use them either to get the creative juices flowing while you're creating characters - like an expanded version of the "This is your connection to the other PCs" options in Numenera and The Strange. I think I'm going to use them in play - players each get a hand of 3 and they can use them to flesh things out as play progresses and we're thinking of doing flashbacks.

I wanted to get in on these when the Kickstarter was running but I must've missed the digital option - international shipping was prohibitively expensive. It still is on playing card type products. RPGNow please source a printer in Europe who can do these for you!



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