Short Order Heroes via Kickstarter

Short Order Heroes. Calico Games und Jesse Butler greifen die aufkeimendenen Kartenspielaspekte in modernen Rollenspielen auf und bieten über Kickstarter eine eigene regelleichte Variante an, die sich überdies als universelle Spielhilfe eignet.

Short Order Heroes (Eleanor Ferron, Calico Games)

Short Order Heroes (Eleanor Ferron, Calico Games)

Bis zum 6. Mai 2013 benötigt das Projekt 2000 $.

„Short Order Heroes is a rules-light role-playing game or a tool for spontaneous character generation.


Short Order Heroes is a rules light game designed for easy role-playing. It is a deck of 54 cards that can also be used for spontaneous NPC generation in any RPG. All card art by Eleanor Ferron.


How it Works In a word: fast. Each card has a picture, an adjective, and a number. To create a new character, draw some cards from the deck, depending on how fleshed-out you want the character to be — we recommend 3 for PCs, down to 1 for throw-away NPCs. The adjectives describe what makes your character unusual. Fill in the details and off you go.


To resolve a conflict, first set a target number or draw one randomly from the deck — higher is harder. Then draw a card. The number on the card tells you whether the action succeeded, the adjective gives some color to how, and the picture provides added inspiration.


To enhance other games, the cards can quickly add personality to otherwise bland encounters — „Thug #2“ is now „The unnerving thug“, the barmaid is complicated, and more. Great for tavern trawling or adding a bit of local color.


With Short Order Heroes, you spend less time fiddling with the rules and more time telling the story. Character creation and conflict resolution take seconds, and instantly fill your game world with color and flair. Short Order Heroes is an entire role-playing game in a pack of cards. It’s perfect for one-shot adventures where you don’t want to spend all night making characters and miss playing the game.“
Short Order Heroes product description

Simple is beautiful. Eine einfach schöne Idee. Erinnert mich ein wenig an Everway.

Images: Eleanor Ferron, Calico Games

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