|EEEEEEEEEhehehehehehehehe, tell me adventurer, would you like to draw a card from a deck of many things? What future will it unfold, a vast fortune could await.|
|Have a peek, my dear, and draw a card, or three.|
|What adventure will you unfold, EEEEEEEEEEEEhehehehehehehehehehehe|
So, this, this I have been wanting to make for a while now. The Deck of Many Things, or the Harrow Deck of Many Things, both are incredible. Both have been called the campaign killer, but hear me out. K so like... y'know, it's not uncommon that a person is getting tired of playing X character. Soooooo... how's your luck feeling today? And otherwise it's a funsie, a like 'yah no ha ha, but k like for funsies, do you want to see what you *would* have gotten? Me being the lawful good type generally leans them towards that direction lol. And I'm not sure how overall rare it is that someone has made a physical copy of the Harrow Deck, as a physical copy of this version cannot be purchased (by my hunting). So what happened is, I bought the actual Harrow deck from Paizo, and it arrived as the regular tarot deck from Pathfinder. The Many Things part had to be created *cackle*
I set out about copying the list of effects from d20pfsrd (linked above), and popping them into Kolourpaint of all the things, and I will explain why. I wanted to be able to have the font as big as I could, so that when I printed it shrunk down, the letters would all be crystal clear. The image files for it are over here if you would like to print your own, please have at it. As well, here's the full magic item table (it shimmers!), and the text version of it too if you like.
So when I made the card, I wanted to have a list of item curses on the back of it (since I can't come up with those on the fly), and I determined that the full list of many things would be too unreadably small when shrunk down to fit on the other side. To give credit to Staples though, when I *did* try, it was by sheer technicality readable? Like, you'd have to get it right into your eyeball to read it, but to be fair it was technically readable. So anyways, I also designed it to be on two pages as well, and went with that. To make the 'paged' side, I taped 80% of the second page down to the card (I should add, the card that I taped over is the 'created by paizo, etc etc' small print card, which has text on both sides, so that works well. It had the borders on it though, and the same card stock!). So I taped over 80% of the second page there, then put tape on the underside of the last bit, used that to make the back of the hinge for the two pages and taped the first page onto there, and then proceeded to double-side the first page with tape, as well as finish taping down the rest of the first page. This way, the hinge is essentially taped down to the card all along the seam, without that itself needing to be the actual hinge. It works well, and I folded over all tape corners so there's about 8mm of overlap over the edges. I should add that I decided to do it this way, as opposed to having the two pages directly back to back, for a few reasons. For starters, design choice, and secondly so that the text wouldn't bleed through and make it difficult to read. And also we have that convenient blank page in the middle there. I thought about drawing the L5R/Paizo/D&D logo into there, or a Beholder or something, but I ended up putting the magic item table into there, as well as the stats to the Holy Avenger, because that's awesome.
That inner page actually came a lot later through all of this, I actually first made the harrow bag, the miniature dice bag, and even the dice roller before I'd finalized what I wanted on there. Oohh, and I also glittered the edges of the magic item table, and the Holy Avenger. Jeffree Star's Cullinan, no kidding. Amazing glitter, just... a hint of kinda visible, y'dig?
And so, with my glittering of the magic item table... the Harrow Deck of Many Things.
Draw a card my sweet, who knows what the future has in store, EEEEEEEEEEEheheheheheheheheheeee
Also I may have kicked open the door to the Harrowing Curse, much to the chagrine of the DM's online 🤣
The Harrow bag 😃
Also the bag inside of that bag 😛
May 8, 2021 (box) through to April 29, 2022 (inner page)
Perform a Harrow / The Harrowing spell /
A Many Things draw /
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