I also was part of the Kickstarter, and specifically came here to get this product just so I could give a review.
Every now and then a product will come along that is so useful you cannot imagine how you ever went without it: Gamer Paper, Plot Twist Cards, 16-sided die, the internet, pre-painted miniatures, etc. Toolcards are one of the most innovative, useful, and essential products to come along in several years. I have NO complaints whatsoever. Now, I should have known well ahead of time this product would be fantastic. I have never been disappointed with any product attached to Mr. Jim Pinto. He is a breath of fresh air in the gaming community.
I have only had mine for two game sessions. More times than not, I am a run-from-the-hip DM. One of my biggest fears is "What's that dudes name?" That situation arose numerous times during my last two sessions. There was NO lag while I paused to think up a good name.
I drew two cards and voila: STOCKWELL THE MINER from BLINDMAN'S HEATH was able to relate to the PCs how he was recently PROTECTED from a group of MENACING THUGS by the Sentry, REECE (known for his STUBBORNess as well as his favorite weapon, DARKFLAME - a COLD-IRON GLADIUS). Later, when I felt the urge to plant a Red Herring it was easy to do. The suspect was allegedly seen heading towards COSGROVE SWAMP at the foot of BLACK SORCERER MOUNTAIN.
I'm serious, thee things have no end of uses and make nearly every aspect of running or preparing for a game easier by an order of magnitude. Earlier today when prepping for this weeks game I decided to deal myself a hand of 4 randomly dealt cards and see if I couldn't use them as the basis for the entire session. Needless to say, I am already looking forward to this weeks session where the PCs will exploring the ruins of BARON'S CROSS at the heart of the CINDERFLAME FOREST. Once they battle a few MARSH BATS they will discover the tomb of RICHMOND TIMMEROL, the KNIGHT ARCANIST. Along with his remains, they will find a HICKORY SCROLLCASE containing a worn (but valuable) copy of the GREYMAIDEN DIARIES, an ARMOR OF FADING RADIANCE, and a MOTHMAN ROBE. Before they can enjoy their spoils a SHRILL CATERWAUL from a WAILING SHADOW will fill the room as they are attacked. And that is just the beginning.
Look, these things are crazy cool and super useful. Stop wasting your time and buy them today.