Friends, the countdown is on! Our first product from Mystic Dragon Games, the Moebius Deck of Wonders, will launch on Kickstarter on July 16th. Still not sure what this deck is all about? We wanted to give you a detailed overview of the deck and remind you that it’s not too late to download the demo Print n’ Play!
The Moebius Deck of Wonders isn’t just a deck of random magic items. Based on a beloved character from our long-time RPG group, each item in the deck is integral to the character of Moebius Spinn and the world we are creating. In fact, this deck was crafted as an introductory piece of an entire world of lore…
In ages past, there lived a mysterious, dwarven wizard-king named Moebius Spinn. Through his countless adventures, Moebius had accomplished many great deeds and lived a very meaningful and fulfilling life, enough to fill a thousand lifetimes. However, as his life-cycle was coming to an end, the great wizard-king wanted to preserve his life’s work and protect the power he had gained before the constraints of his mortal bonds were broken forever.
And so, he created a deck of cards infused with his essence, each card representing an important aspect from his deep well of knowledge. Through these cards, he would share his magic with worthy individuals destined to continue his great legacy. In that way, he could aid them in their quests, while maintaining the balance of power in the world in his absence.
It was the last act of the mighty wizard before he powered up his greatest creation… the Moebius. No one other than Moebius Spinn knows what exactly the Moebius does (to be detailed in further publications), but you can get a glimpse of what it looks like on the backs of the cards (the centerpiece of the design).
The Moebius Deck of Wonders has a mind of its own, separate in part to the cards themselves. When Moebius Spinn created the deck, he imparted a bit of his own intelligence and wisdom into it. Along with these abilities, it can also teleport itself without error to any world, plane, or place in time.
For instance, the deck may place itself as part of a treasure hoard at the end of an epic quest, or it may feel the need to appear in a key moment within a quest in hopes of aiding the heroes about to face a particularly tough foe. While other times it may present itself to the common-folk, hoping to give a lad or lass an edge in a life fraught with peril and misfortune, inspiring them to strike out and make a new life for themselves as an adventurer.
Unlike many magical item cards or supplements that you may have seen or used, The Moebius Deck of Wonders is unique in two key ways:
When the Moebius Deck of Wonders is found, it can contain any number of cards that the game master wishes. The demo version only has 6 cards. The final version will contain 40+ cards! The deck presents itself as a normal deck of playing cards, and actively resists any attempt to discern if it is magical or not. The moment the deck is picked up, it alters its appearance to its true form and strongly compels the character to draw a single card.
Once the card is chosen, the character immediately knows what the card does and how to activate it and is bound to that player for life. Only the creature that the card is bound to may activate it. Unless otherwise noted, the card need only be on the character’s person to activate.
Intriqued? We hope you’ll join us for our Kickstarter where you will be able to kick in for the full, professionally-printed Moebius Deck of Wonders. But before that, if you haven’t had a chance to download the free demo Print n’ Play, we invite you to do so today!
We are also excited to announce that we have a sneak peek available for our Kickstarter campaign that launches Tuesday, July 16th at 9am cst. Get a jump start on the early bird specials as soon as it launches. The preview link will convert to the live link, once we launch. Moebius Deck of Wonders Kickstarter
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