Curse of the Usurper- RPG 5e

Concept Cards - Plot Hooks. Instant story inspiration.

A project in Manchester, UK by Stephen Coffey

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Concept cards are inspiration tools for fantasy RPGs and writing, doubling as uniquely geeky decks of playing cards for gamers.
Backers: 380
Average Pledge Per Backer: £22

Funded: £8,470 of £900
Dates: Apr 24th -> May 31st (38 days)
Project By: Stephen Coffey
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Latest News

If you plan for things a, b and c, your players will do thing 7

May 30th - via:
As we reach 350 backers we have a unique game in each box. This is a Good Thing, even if it does mean more work for us trying to figure the things out! Hopefully they will prove entertaining! I could talk about the games in the boxes but we did that... (Read More)

48 Hours and Counting

May 29th - via:
There's not long to go now, it's time to cut to the chase. That phase, incidentally, "cut to the chase", comes from silent comedies which often ended in chase sequences (Wikipedia). That's enough prevarication though, it's time to... uh... cut to the... (Read More)

The Art of the Deal

May 28th - via:
We've been away for a weekend, giving ourselves a set of new experiences to help us generate new cards. Amongst other things I spent the weekend playing the part of a priest... and one of the confession's I received was from a young man who had sold... (Read More)

The Calm Before the Storm

May 21st - via:
Both myself and Loz will be offline over the coming weekend, until late on Monday. We're taking a short break from reality to go into a fantasy world; and recharge our brains.  Last time there was a hailstorm, and now there's talk of a... (Read More)

Death to the old, in with the new!

May 19th - via:
One of the interesting things about the Tarot is that the cards have multiple related meanings. We use these meanings, particularly for the major arcana, as inspiration for their contents. The reason I mention this is because we have something new to... (Read More)

One Year on!

May 17th - via:
Today marks a year since our first Kickstarter ended, shocking us with its overwhelming success, so it's clearly time for a celebration.  We would send you all some cake, but unfortunately teleportation technology still hasn't been invented. I don't... (Read More)


May 13th - via:
Some boxes are more interesting than others: No, I'm not getting excited about envelopes again... With the structure of the Concept Cards decks, it's often desirable to shuffle multiple decks together. As such a number of you have requested custom... (Read More)

The Game Is On

May 11th - via:
We've hit 250 backers, so it's time for us to start working out a game for the plot deck, and I figured I'd take a couple of minutes to talk about why we've been making games for the decks But before we get to that, I want to point you to a detailed... (Read More)

Making A Comeback

May 9th - via:
Well look what's come back? Well, you hadn't met her before, but you may have met her followers What's come back, as you all know, is the Character Cards deck. However what we forgot was a backer level to allow you to get your ideas into that deck.... (Read More)

Stretching Further

May 8th - via:
We've now hit all the stretch goals we set out at the start of this project, but there are a few more things we'd like to do, and it's always good to try and keep up momentum, so we're setting out a few new stretch goals. Each deck thus far has had a... (Read More)

Elementally Charged

May 7th - via:
As we rapidly approach £4000 and the Expanded Character Cards deck we thought now was a good time to show you something new from it. We have shown you a couple of the gods already, but that's not all that's in there. Previous backers will be... (Read More)

Well, What Do You Know?

May 3rd - via:
We've been a bit less active in terms of updates on this kickstarter than on our previous ones; unfortunately we've let other commitments get in the way. To make up for that, we'd like to give you a little gift: One new card each from the Plot, Epic... (Read More)

Increasing the Population

May 1st - via:
We're working our way (slowly but steadily) towards the £4000 stretch goal, of a deck of Epic Characters.  We're also now able to confirm that, for those who already have the 80 card decks, we'll be able to include the extra 2 cards from the... (Read More)

Characteristically Complicated

April 27th - via:
Character Cards UnlockedWe've passed £3000, unlocking the first of the two new Character Cards decks. Characters were the very first set of cards, and personally they're still my favourite... but I may be a little biased there. The meanings of the... (Read More)


April 24th - via:
Thank you!I don't think there is a lot more to say, other than "Wow!" and "Thank you!". It's been less than 12 hours and we have already doubled our initial target and reached the stretch goal for the second deck. I always knew we would reach it, but... (Read More)

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