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SRD Card Game 
14th-Oct-2004 03:10 am
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I have this strange, random idea to create a card game using the material of the 3.5 SRD (SRD? What's that? Go here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20/article/srd35)

Basically, it would involve taking all the material and turning it into cards. As in, a "magic missile" card, a "gelatinous cube" card, a "rod of disintegration" card, etc. The uses for such a thing would be far-reaching.

Players could use the cards as reference material for actual D&D games. The DM can keep his monster cards in front of him. The players can keep their spells in a deck, their magic items in an inventory pile, etc.

One could create a spell-duel game using the spell cards. How about an arena game, monsters vs. heroes? A dungeon crawl game with map, monster, and trap cards. There could really be a lot to create.

Even better, the card system would be released under the OGL so that people could create their own games or make their own cards.

What do you think? If I got this started, would anyone volunteer to create a team?

Avery W. Krouse
14th-Oct-2004 12:46 am (UTC)
...I'd consider offering to help with card designs and rules, although it strikes me that it could get ridiculously complex.
14th-Oct-2004 06:39 am (UTC)
I've often thought that would be a great idea. Then you don't have to search through ten books to find that one spell or one monster you're looking for. I guess they kinda did that with the Montrous Compendium in 2nd ed? I never played it, so I don't really know. I think I'd like a notebook-style MM, simply because there's often a lot of text with monsters, plus a picture, and that would be too small for a card. I made my own spell cards, though, when I played a wizard. Best thing I ever did.

I'll volunteer to help, but only to create cards as a D&D play aid, not as a new game. All I need is another money pit.
14th-Oct-2004 09:03 am (UTC)
Have you seen this? It isn't quite a "card game", but they have some cool stuff. The cards with the different abilities/actions are awesome. I can never remember all the steps to grappling.

They do have some spell list ones, but not the details themselves on cards. I've often copy-pasted from the SRD into Word, tweak the format, and print out little spell "cards".
14th-Oct-2004 10:26 am (UTC)
I'd be willing to play
14th-Oct-2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
i think the card idea sounds neat. what kind of team do you want??

i definitely like the idea of spell cards and i think i will make them for my characters from now on. it's always such a pain to look up a spell every time i want to use it. it'll be easy to keep track of them this way! pip pip!!
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