Saturday, April 21, 2012
DnD Right Out Of The Box
My interest in a resource card-based accessory for Dungeons and Dragons is also inspired by the thought that it would facilitate the introduction of new players into the role-playing hobby.
It would take very little time for each player to grab some dice, a character illustration card, a player attributes card, and a half-dozen item, skill and spell cards, slide them in the sleeved booklet, and be ready to play a game of DnD. The illustrations on the card would be a quick visual cue to those new players, telling them what those item, skill and spell cards do.
For the DM, all they would need is dice and adventure map, and a couple of stacks of cards beside them: a monster deck, treasure deck, and some clue or adventure hook cards. That would facilitate improvisation, as the DM would be as surprised as the players as the characters explore and the DM draws cards to see what is discovered.