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The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
by Jim B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/08/2019 17:27:08

Essentially, it's a collection of magic items, including stats for D&D 5e and Pathfinder. As magic items, they're a good mix. In this starter set, they're all "wondrous items" in the D&D5e sense. That's a plus for me. I tend to prefer wondrous items over +2 whatevers because they nudge the players toward roleplay and story instead of seeing the items only in terms of game mechanics.

On top of being a set of magic items, the described usage is that it's a deck of cards at the gaming table and a deck of cards in the game world. There's a backstory for how the cards came to be and how they might be used in your setting. I considered the old Deck of Many Things arbitrary and silly. The described usage of this Deck of Wonders is only a little less arbitrary, from my perspective. Fortunately, the cards are still usable if you don't deploy the deck as described. Moreover, they don't have to be cards at all, either in-world or at the gaming table. You could use the deck simply to represent unrelated magic items.

A nice touch: "We have purposly desinged [sic] these cards without any names or rules printed on them." This lets you use hand the cards to players while revealing only the info you want to reveal. You can rename them, revise their descriptions, or convert them to another RPG system and still use the cards as handouts.

Speaking of "desinged," the text could use another editing pass in various places.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
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Creator Reply:
Jim, thank you for your candid review. We greatly appreciate it. You'll be happy to know that we've uploaded a newer version (1.4) that has corrected the typos. We also wanted to let you know that the full Print-n-Play version is available here for download found here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/302941/The-Moebius-Deck-of-Wonders--PrintnPlay-full-version Thank you! -Michael
The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
by Anna W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/07/2019 21:29:50

The Moebius Deck of Wonders has some great potential! I love the idea of being able to have free range of use for the cards, as well as a pre-set story and use behind all of them. The artwork for each card looks very clean and interesting, and I love the slightly weathered look of them. The backstory of Moebius himself and why he made the cards gives just enough to go off of for an interesting storyline in gameplay, and I'm excited to see how many different ways these cards can be used in different campaigns with different characters! I'm big on using tangible items in my campaigns, and I am very excited to get my hands on this deck of cards! Can't wait to check out the full set of 40 when they drop.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for the feedback, Anna!
The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
by Steve F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/28/2019 21:10:48

Who doesn't love a little less prep work in their list of things To-Do before running a game? Pretty simple & totally useful items that come with a pre-threaded story that doesn't get in the way of any other story. OR, it can spark the imagination of a game-runner to do more with it... it's self-contained AND open-ended. This is a "Please, Sir... may I have some more?" of a product; one of the coolest Free Things out there right now.

I'm really looking forward to pitching in and getting the first full set. And I say "first" cuz this idea's got enough Go Juice that I can safely predict it ain't stoppin' there.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for the feedback, Steve. And thank for your contribution to the final version of the Moebius Deck of Wonders (Gloves of Synergy).
The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
by Anthony D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/24/2019 13:25:07

Can't wait to get the full deck when it drops. The cards offer a great way to expand on my magical items list. Awesome artwork and these can fit any game. I've used decks before and these can easily be introduced into your current campaign. Can't wait for these to fully drop! Also love the fact that they have 5thEd and Pathfinder stats. It truly can be used for a great number of gaming sessions.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for your feedback and continued support. We greatly appreciate it!
The Moebius Deck of Wonders - Playtest v1.4
by Steve W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/24/2019 12:33:17

The Moebius Deck of Wonders is a pretty nifty idea, and while not completely original, (i.e. D&D's Deck of Many Things), definitely makes a case for it's own inclusion into any tabletop game. The backstory on the deck itself is clever and cool, with just the right amount of storyline flair to possibly make it a good character hook in an ongoing campaign. The cards are well designed and attractive, with a time-aged look to them that gives them a certain level of credibility, since they're supposed to be powerful, magical artifacts.

The Good: Beautiful artwork on each card with straightforward details and descriptions on how each magic item works. Adding the specifics for both 5e and Pathfinder was a nice touch.

The Bad: There's only six cards! I want em' all! :D I'll certainly be looking out for the full version of this deck once it's available.

Overall, I think this deck has SO much potential to help draw the players into any ongoing game. Props make every game better!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for the candid feedback, Steve. We hope you will now enjoy the full version in your games!
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