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The Deck of Destiny: Solo-RPG Adventures

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The Deck of Destiny is a storytelling compendium designed for solo-RPG players, but the adventures within can also be easily adjusted for groups and co-operative play. Make ability checks, fight or flee, and discover secrets which take you closer to your goal. Four campaigns sit inside a single publication: a post-apocalyptic wasteland; a celestial observatory; the depths of an inescapable prison; and a long forgotten battlefield crawling back to life. Choose your adventure, or let the cards decide! All the player needs is a standard pack of playing cards; no need for dice or complex mechanics.

The Deck of Destiny is a blend of classic 'choose your own adventure' writing with a journaling style experience; players can follow the narrative as the cards dictate and fill any creative gaps as they wish.

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No two playthroughs will ever be the same!


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* Rules-Lite *

All the player needs is a standard pack of playing cards; we have created a lite rule-set which allows simple yet varied character creation, without a need for dice or complex mechanics.

* How to Play *

Simply draw a random playing card and then match the result to our campaign guide to outline the setting, quest objectives and journey time. Pause and play your game as needed – each turn takes place across a single in-game day.

* Survive Your Journey *

Draw three cards and find the matching encounters for you (or your party) to endure. Each encounter must be dealt with in the order they are drawn – the longer the journey, the more encounters to survive.

* Advanced Play *

Optional rules such as exhaustion and corruption if you want to make things more challenging. On the final day of your journey, draw a final card to discover what final monstrosity awaits you!

* Memorable Encounters *

Over 200 individual encounters with multiple outcomes – survive enemy encounters and find loot and allies to help you on your adventure.

* Includes… *

Character sheets to pause and play your game, additional loot tables, and additional combat encounters to vary your adventure as much as you wish.


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Michael L February 27, 2024 1:04 am UTC
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ACES Questions. If you draw an ace, keep this in your inventory and use it at any point to avoid an encounter.

Is this at any point in the game? ie: Encounter, Combat, Damage, Defense & Healing
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Richard C February 27, 2024 6:07 am UTC
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Hi Michael,

Absolutely - if at any point you draw an ACE you can keep this in your inventory to skip an encounter. Just remember to discard it once used instead of returning it to the Deck.
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Michael L March 01, 2024 11:03 pm UTC
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Thank you very much for clarifying. I have two more questions, if you don't mind. When testing against intelligence or strength, do aces also count as a 10? When resting, what ability gets replenished? I know HP goes up, but what other ability?
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Richard C March 13, 2024 8:05 am UTC
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Hi Michael,

Apologies - we didn't receive a notification of your reply. You are correct regarding Aces when healing or ability checks. Throughout each adventure, you may aquire new abilities which may need to be replenished during healing; other stats (STR, DEX etc.) do not recover during rest.
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Michael L March 26, 2024 12:08 am UTC
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No worries at all. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
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Heath S February 03, 2024 2:02 am UTC
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I just watched Solitary RPG's review and love the simplicity of this. He had some recommendations based on some confusion in the rules. Will you be updating this again soon in regard to those suggestions? I want to wait a print the most up to date version. Have you considered offering a printed copy in a nice A5 travel size? I'm really looking forward to diving into this. The cover is killer too!
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Richard C February 03, 2024 1:52 pm UTC
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Hi Heath,

We have just updated the PDF with some changes to the rules pages for clarity. Our backers on Kickstarter received a physical copy and we have sold out of our remaining paperbacks. We are happy to review this if there was a demand for it! We really hope you enjoy the game!
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Heath S February 03, 2024 4:08 pm UTC
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Hi Richard, I didn't realize you had a KS or a paper ack you had offered. That's cool! I took a look at the KS and saw you also offer some cards. Will those be back up on your site as well? I hope DoD gets lots of interest and I will watch for more paper packs in the future. Cheers!
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Heath S February 03, 2024 4:22 pm UTC
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Thanks for updating the rule book so quickly too!
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E. D January 18, 2024 7:07 pm UTC
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What's the difference between Hit and Dmg in mob stat blocks? How does combat work when it comes to the character receiving (rather than dealing) damage? Also, the stats for looters are missing.
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Richard C January 18, 2024 7:45 pm UTC
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Hi,

Hit = The modifier added to the card draw. If higher than your DEF then the opponent hits.

Dmg = The amount of HP you lose if the opponent successfully hits.

Thank you for letting us know. We'll fix that urgently and send a free copy of the update!
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Richard C January 18, 2024 8:02 pm UTC
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File updated!
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E. D January 19, 2024 5:18 am UTC
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TYVM! Also, I forgot to ask: what happens when an attribute (other than HP) drops to zero?
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Richard C January 19, 2024 8:58 am UTC
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No problem at all!

There's no penalty for your stats being reduced to zero other than you failing many checks and having to be very careful with your encounter choices. That would be a tough run! There are events and encounters which will increase your stats - it depends on the adventure you are running.
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Luis C January 16, 2024 9:30 pm UTC
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Looks really good. I love games that use standard decks. Is there a free character sheet we can check out? Thanks
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Richard C January 18, 2024 8:10 pm UTC
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Hi Luis,

Thank you! Here you go: https://deck-of-destiny.com
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Brian N February 03, 2024 12:50 am UTC
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Hi Richard, I tried to head to that website to get the character sheet and it says "the domain is parked".
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Richard C February 03, 2024 1:53 pm UTC
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We're looking into the website issue. The character sheet is included in the PDF :)
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