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Toolcards : Fantasy GM Cards

A project in Issaquah, WA by Postworldgames Jim Pinto

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Toolcards are easy-to-use cards that inspire the GM to run fast, exciting adventures. Names, monsters, treasure. Toolcards has it all.
Backers: 212
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69

Funded: $14,652 of $1,000
Dates: Apr 9th -> May 9th (30 days)
Project By: Postworldgames Jim Pinto
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Latest News

10k and Important News. READ!

May 8th - via:
Yesterday when I woke up, we hit 7k. Today, we were 200 shy of 10k when I woke up. And now… Well. You get the idea. Insert I'm not sure I could have predicted this response cliché here. Thank you. Wow. Thank you. I have a lot of work to do in the... (Read More)

Toolcards: Character WIP

May 8th - via:
Line 1 is names Line 2 is appearance/feature Line 3 is a character quirk or mannerism Line 4 is ambition/goal Line 5 is what motivates the character As always, mix and match  (Read More)

7500 Already?

May 7th - via:
Okay. Now I'm getting nervous. Some of these companion decks aren't designed yet. I better start typing.  (Read More)

Another Update

May 7th - via:
Since I'm an idiot and only posted this once on facebook, no one here knew this was an option. Below is the image of the blacksmith on a playmat. This is a massive playmat, slick on one side for cards and grippy on the other for anything but cards.... (Read More)

7k Reached!!

May 7th - via:
I just woke up to find we hit 7k. Which unlocks Cults and Quests. I hope to get an update on here soon, with new reward levels and so on.  (Read More)

International Backers Only

May 6th - via:
I know the $20 shipping sucks, but it's what I pay to ship books to Europe and Australia all the time. As an incentive, I'm offering a 30-card companion deck for free with each International Order. I hope that alleviates some of the shipping cost... (Read More)


May 6th - via:
Thanks again to everyone who has supported this Kickstarter. I know there's a lot of concern over what Kickstarters can and cannot do and how we are all suffering KS fatigue. Hopefully by 2014, Post World Games will be big enough to just promote... (Read More)

Oh. Almost forgot

May 5th - via:
The main deck is now 104 cards for the same price.  (Read More)

6k Reached

May 5th - via:
Three new decks unlocked Undead and Intimidate, which we've only outlined, but will finish. And a sampler deck, which offers 20 cards from various companion decks and 10 preview cards for Toolcards: Drama.  (Read More)

Already closing in on 6k

May 3rd - via:
Thanks everyone for all the support. This has been fun. I know I keep writing this, but seriously, who knew? As a reward for your diligence, I thought I'd give a sneak peak at Toolcards: Towns and Villages, the next Kickstarter in the line. It will... (Read More)

5k Goal Reached

May 1st - via:
Since reaching 5000 dolalrs, the following rewards have been added for backers. Everyone backing at the Advanced level (or higher), receives one free 30-card deck. You read that correctly. In addition, every 100-card deck comes with 2 additional... (Read More)

Nearly 5k

April 27th - via:
Thanks everyone for your support on this. I think we've got something really cool here. And I would love to get this into distribution instead of just a POD product. I think we're really going places with it. You rock.  (Read More)

How To Doc Updated (again)

April 26th - via:
This time with teasers.  (Read More)

International Decks

April 26th - via:
I'm trying to find a way to make this thing a little less expensive for international shoppers. It would be great to just send 100 decks to someone in the UK who can then forward them along to the right people. Also note, the add-ons do not have a... (Read More)

Too Many Updates

April 24th - via:
Lots of new stretch goals and updates. Make sure you read it carefully. Even though I'm just shy of $4k, I'd rather update the page in the middle of the night rather than wait until noon and hold up the process.  (Read More)

Getting so close…

April 22nd - via:
Lots of cool stuff to reveal at 4k. Having so much fun designing cards. Is this really work?  (Read More)

How To File Update

April 22nd - via:
Includes potions, traps, cults, dooms, and so on.  (Read More)

Trap Cards revealed

April 20th - via:
Available as a stretch goal at 5k  (Read More)

20+10... help spread the word

April 19th - via:
We are 10 days down with 20 to go. I would love to start revealing more stretch goals. 4k and 5k are looking at a little barren. Help spread the word and let people know that there are a lot more ideas to come in this series. Thanks to everyone who... (Read More)


April 16th - via:
This is what you can expect. They work really well with the dooms and wards, and with each other. This might be my favorite so far.  (Read More)

3k Stretch Goal Reached

April 15th - via:
New stretch goals added. New information posted. Thanks everyone. Really. Having a lot of fun on this one.  (Read More)

How to File Updated

April 14th - via:
Now includes Wards and Dooms  (Read More)

Doom Card Test

April 14th - via:
I will be updating the HOW TO document soon explaining Dooms and Wards.  (Read More)

Wards Update

April 13th - via:
I've been having too much fun and I've already complete the low-fantasy side of the 30 ward cards. I can't wait to share some of the other stretch goals that are coming. Hint: There are over 10 different decks in this series. If we get there.  (Read More)

Possible T-Shirts?

April 13th - via:
Would anyone want these before I go pricing shirt options. Model: Anna Easteden (friend)  (Read More)

Question to Backers

April 12th - via:
Would you prefer a deck of potions over a deck of fates/dooms?  (Read More)

2k Stretch Goal Reached. Wards Unlocked.

April 11th - via:
30 Card deck available for $12 add-on.  (Read More)

"How to use Toolcards" PDF

April 11th - via:
Draft of the "Using Toolcards" PDF.  (Read More)


April 10th - via:
At 2k, you get ward cards, so I guess I should write one up so you can see what they might look like. Now's the time to spitball.  (Read More)

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