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An inspirational addition to any game! 

Awesome Options: Inspiration Cards revamps the 5e game's inspiration rules, introducing two decks of cards.

The more powerful Narrative Control cards in Deck A allow a player to make story declarations, take additional actions, or use powerful unique abilities. With the right card you can sunder a foe's weapon, establish a love connection, or even cheat death! Deck A cards are earned at significant story milestones, and additionally the first card awarded to a player during any session comes from this deck. 

The Inspiration cards in Deck B can be spent for advantage on an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw. Alternatively, many of the cards offer unique abilities that can be used instead of or in addition to that advantage. Depending on the card you might add a condition effect to an attack you make, gain temporary hit points, make do without a required set of tools or artisan's kit, or take revenge when you suffer a critical hit.  

Inspiration cards are very customisable, so if the option doesn't quite work for you as written, no problem. Ignore the Narrative Control deck entirely if you feel it's too much power to put in your players' hands. Don't like a card or want a slimmer deck? Leave out as many as you want. Wish there were more of a certain type? Simply print additional copies. 

This product includes:

  • Complete rules for earning and spending inspiration cards.
  • 40 Narrative Control cards, including 18 basic cards and 22 with unique abilities.
  • 80 Inspiration cards, including 20 basic cards and 60 with unique abilities. 

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