Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

Storyteller Cards: Fantasy

Posted by campbell April 8th, 2014

Last year, game designer extraordinaire Jason Tagmire and I teamed up to create an open ended deck of cards that could be used to inspire creative folks. It featured a wide range of people from different professions, in different environments, performing different actions with different objects. There were a ton of modifiers and icons thrown in that would create even more opportunities for interpretation.

This year, we’re releasing the second deck and it’s %100 fantasy themed. Elves, Wizards, Gold and 20 sided dice. I’m super excited about this, as my veins run thick with the stuff of magic. Again, the deck will be super versatile and will be a perfect companion to any dungeon master, fairy tale teller, or epic fantasy writer.

Once again, we will be bundling in a users manual that provides a whole range of use suggestions as well as a bunch of exciting mini games that can be played. These games are from some of the cleverest indie board game designers working right now, so they’re always exciting to see.

$10 gets you a deck and helps support the project. Kickstarter campaigns are always hard to run, so we would greatly appreciate it if you could share it among your creative, day dreaming and dungeoneering friends.




Working in the progresses.

Posted by campbell August 13th, 2013

Working in the progresses.


Skeleton wiggle

Posted by campbell August 8th, 2013

Skeleton wiggle.



Posted by campbell June 7th, 2013

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Storyteller Cards
are officially funded! It has happened!

The mighty mighty Jason Tagmire pushed this beast of a project past the finish line and in to reality. Now it’s time for me to get drawing, there are a lot of amazing cards to be drawn.

If you are still interested in picking up a pair of cards then you can do so over on our Kickstarter page. If you want to help out, then please share the project with as many people as you can. There’s still a little bit of time for us to reach some of our amazing stretch goals.


Storyteller Cards

Posted by campbell May 6th, 2013

I have been lucky enough to help the fantastic game designer Jason Tagmire with his latest project.
Each card features an illustration and a series of symbols and icons that can be used to generate ideas. You can pick up a deck of these awesome cards for as little as $10. There are a bunch of great rewards as well, that you should check out over on the Kickstarter page.

Storyteller Cards is a deck of 54 playing cards that each feature 4 unique elements. There is a CHARACTER, holding an ITEM, completing an ACTION, in a LOCATION. Each of these elements can be used to create something new, get you out of a mid-project slump, or just to have some creative fun with family and friends.


The cards also feature additional icons in the corners to help you dig a little deeper into storytelling, creating, and gaming. The icons represent a RANK, SUIT, MOOD, SEASON, LETTER, and COLOR. There are a few more surprises within those icons, but we’ll get into all of that later.


Now, how can I use these cards? There are so many ways. It just depends on what you are doing.

  • ARE YOU A WRITER that needs a location for a scene or just a character to spark a new adventure? Flip a card and you’ve got one!
  • ARE YOU A DUNGEON MASTER running a modern day RPG and you need a special item for your party? Flip a card and you’ve got one!
  • ARE YOU A TEACHER trying to encourage your students writing skills? Pass out a card to each student and let their imagination finish the story.
  • ARE YOU JUST LOOKING FOR SOME CREATIVE FUN? Flip 5 cards and craft a scenario using an element from each card. Pass the cards to the next player to continue the story. Keep passing, it’s a blast!

So head over to our Kickstarter page if you want to see this project become a reality.


Bits in Multiples of 8

Posted by campbell July 13th, 2012

An upcoming video game art zine has been put together by the incredible Jimmy Giegerich, whose stomach churning, pus seeping illustrations I’m sure you’re all familiar with. There are over 60 artists contributing, including Zac Gorman, Kali Ciesmier, Sam Bosma .

This book is going to celebrate the “Battle of the Bits”, when game systems (mostly) came on cartridges, and school yard boasts were made over bits. 8, 16, 32, 64.

If you’d like to essentially preorder a copy of the book, and check out some samples of the art that’s going to be in it, head over to the kickstarter page that’s now running. The funding target was hit in the first 24 hrs, so I’m sure there’ll be more goodies added to the pile soon. Get in there folk!