Backstory Cards, Volume 2

Created by Tim Rodriguez

Backstory Cards blend your characters and setting concept into an intriguing set of relationships and history. It’s tailor-made for games where the player-characters already know each other—from fantasy adventurers to star marines, from supernatural beings who share the same city to global-hopping troubleshooters.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Spooky Backstory October/November Update
4 months ago – Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 01:05:39 PM

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Backstory September update
6 months ago – Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 12:49:39 AM

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August Update, pre-orders going live soon!
7 months ago – Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:23:46 PM


August sure came and went! We've gotten a lot done in the last few days and it's about time to catch up on things here. As noted, we're a little bit behind schedule for a variety of reasons, but still making forward progress.


I have finally finished assembling the site and just clicked the button to send out a "smoke test." This will distribute surveys to a random 5% of backers who get to fill out their forms and find any of the problems that might be remaining. If that goes smoothly, the remaining surveys will be on their way soon.
As a reminder, any physical product will be charged realistic shipping costs based on a completely up-to-date quote.
We've also included a pre-order tip jar for the updated/printed techniques guide. As mentioned before, it's been shelved for the time-being on account of not hitting the stretch goal, but if we can make up some of that in pre-orders, we'll re-prioritize that update.


The first draft of Setting Grids are due back to me by the end of August, so I should have those available to share with you soon.

Additionally, once you've gotten your BackerKit survey filled out, the preliminary round of digital Backstory Cards is going out to anyone who backed for those cards. The final copies will be uploaded to DriveThruRPG, and this is the chance to let us know if you find any last-minute errors.


We're heading into the final lap here, now that the cards are processed and loaded into the design templates. The basic box design is also already done, and just needs to be updated for the new and re-prints.

Now that August of all-of-the-travel is done I'll be back to having more bandwidth to focus on making sure this gets out the door. Also, it's pretty much down to production work which is a lot easier to chip away.

Thanks for everything!


July Update
8 months ago – Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 04:09:20 PM

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Actual late-May update
10 months ago – Fri, May 25, 2018 at 07:14:06 PM

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