Hi everyone, it’s the last week for our Cartomancy Kickstarter and we are at 60% of goal. We need you help to make it a success, please don’t let us fail! We have 120 individual backers and we want you to be one of them. For just a few dollars you can get a copy of the book and we want to desperately publish. It’s a role playing game where Gary Gygax was obsessed with playing cards instead of dice!

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Our early adopters are excited by the possibilities. Join the Kickstarter and see what the fuss is about!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505226565/cartomancy-a-rpg-a-card-game-an-open-source-toolbo
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I am finally getting around to editing the Space Marshals playset, and as I read I am remembering listening to the first playtest of this storyline. (No, I didn't play it myself. Somewhere around ten years of marriage I confessed that I'm a gaming supporter, not a gamer. We've all been happier since then.) Anyway, I'm remembering just how clever and funny the game was, and how proud I was (am) of my husband's writing and game mastering.

Once I finish editing, Kickstarter backers will receive the Space Marshals playset via project update. Be watching!

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Somehow I missed that the DiceStormers gave us a shout out on the Syrin. Thanks guys!

Toytastrophe is a playset that comes with the game of Cartomancy. It lets 2 or more players take control of opposing forces of toys (Toyminators!) to do battle for the amusement of all. In my family’s playtest of Toytastrophe, we decided our goal was “Toy God Save the Queen!” We put a Canadian coin in the center of a tower of duct tape rolls, with the aim to get in there and rescue her. Setting up the "Stuff on the Battlefield (SoBF)" was particularly amusing: across our dining room table, we used red Tupperware lids as lava pits, stacked sandwich boxes to make the perfect break-through-it-Kool-Aid-man-style wall, feather boas as rivers, Mardi Gras beads as snares, a Connect Four game as a scaling wall. The competing toys were hilarious, too: My Little Pony versus Spider-Man versus ripcord motorbike versus giant panda versus Beyblade, and so on. Also, if you do not yet own a Dr. Who TARDIS cookie jar, with light-up top and TARDIS sound when the lid opens, I recommend using this game as an excuse to get one. We employed our TARDIS cookie jar as a "Toyminator" and gave it the power of "Mount.” (Spoilers! Here’s a description of Mount: “Any number of friendly Toyminators may be placed in or on this Toyminator so long as their physical toys will fit or balance. When the Toyminator with Mount moves, all others are moved as well.” Awesome! The TARDIS is bigger on the inside – we can stuff that thing full of Toyminators!) Very fun – happy playtesters.

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My husband has been working up this game for a long time. It is great to see it finally launched on Kickstarter! These photos are from one of his earliest playtest sessions in the year [mumble mumble].
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The Cartomancy is funding now! The biggest thing you can do to help (after backing) is to give the playtest docs a read through and tell the world (or this community) abut what you find. Thanks!
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