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Tarokka Deck Unleashed


Unleash the true power of the Tarokka Deck!


This product provides Players and Game Masters with the following for thrilling play:

  • New rules to expand the use of the Tarokka Deck into your game.
  • An alternative to the inspiration system using Tarokka cards.
  • Rules how to implement despair and morale using Tarokka cards.

    FEEDBACK: This is a new concept for 5th Edition and therefore, we need constructive feedback on how to enhance or streamline the rules.  Are the features to powerful or not powerful enough?  Is the alternative worth a point of inspiration?  Future updates will refine the rules as well as include a FAQ.

    Although designed for the Ravenloft Campaign SettingTM, this product easily adapts into your favorite campaign, including Forgotten RealmsTM

    Note: This product requires the Tarokka Deck or a similar substitute.


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    John F December 27, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
    Was hoping this might have some rules on how to use the Tarroka deck as a Tarot style deck so could do readings for players characters instead is just the despair/morale rules which while useful, was hoping for more. good product nonetheless
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    Joshua R December 28, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
    Thanks for the praise. That would be a good update to the product, but the Ravenloft adventure did sort of a good job of something similar. Whatever the card drawn for the reading is where the goal (item, event, etc.) is located in the adventure. If I could generalize that concept to a simple rules system, I will consider updating the product. There is a lot of possibilities for its use - even as a sort of character background development in game (as part of a reading) rather than have it happen during character creation. Something for me to think about - thanks!
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    Andrew B January 06, 2019 9:55 pm UTC
    A quick Google will reveal an adaptation of the traditional tarot using the Tarokka.
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    Joshua R July 05, 2016 7:35 pm UTC
    Sorry for the delay - when I made the announcement, I forgot it was 4th of July weekend. Anyway, minor update - more grammatical changes in the next update. Biggest addition are alternative rules for playing with the high deck when not using the despair optional rules.
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    Joshua R June 29, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
    Update on Monday, if not sooner. It will be more of a cosmetic update. I hoped to have more, but still fine tuning the additional rules.
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    Christopher S June 15, 2016 2:27 pm UTC
    still planning on working on this?
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    Joshua R June 20, 2016 1:00 am UTC
    Most definitely - just been busy. I plan on doing a small revision and attempting to design an archetype that involves the cards.
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    Christopher S May 22, 2016 8:59 am UTC
    Read the entire thing through again and check for typo's and spelling errors. I saw a few that were distracting.

    PLEASE fit the two lines of rules text at the top of page 4 back on page 3. If I want to print out the card reference pages for players it looks tacky at the top of the page.

    Lastly, maybe go through some of these and re-evaluate them for fun value and game impact. For example why does Artifact give a level of exhaustion? Seems weird... and the boon is very situational and would probably leave the player feeling disappointed.
    Tarokka Deck Unleashed was maybe an hour or 2 worth of polish away from being a 5 star rating.

    Thanks for uploading.
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    Joshua R May 22, 2016 12:54 pm UTC
    Thanks for the feedback - it is highly appreciated. I am on vacation at the moment and won't be back until Monday (30th), but I will make it a priority when I return. I plan on making a "cheat sheet" for players.

    As for the exhaustion for the artifact, I wanted to give a feel of possession/draining (I don't have my notes with me at the moment of what it was originally, but if I remember, it was easier to explain by saying a level of exhaustion and close to what I had in mind). Plus, while situational, not expending a spell slot (or even needing to be a spellcaster) or the expensive components is powerful.

    I will see if I can improve upon it (it was the last one I did, therefore, I may have had a level of exhaustion myself).

    But with feedback (like this one and the previous review), I will definitely reevaluate the powers and refine the rules, so thanks again and Happy Gaming!
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