Questions tagged [playing-cards]

Some games use a standard poker deck of 52 (or 54) cards as part or all of their resolution mechanic.

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What is this horror RPG involves being chased by a monster, and uses cards or coins to decide what happens?

I remember reading about an RPG that sounded really interesting. The details I remember are: You are being chased by a monster Encounters with the monster are uncommon It is a horror theme There are ...
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How can you map the probability of 2d6 onto a standard poker deck?

One of the projects I'm working on in my free time is the adaptation of the Urban Shadows milieu to a live-action environment. (In 2022, this is what one might charitably call a long-term goal.) One ...
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What does Joker “with TM” mean in the Deck of Many Things?

I was reading the entry for the Deck of Many Things in the Dungeon Masters Guide and I can't figure out what the difference is between the two joker entries. One says with TM and the other without TM. ...
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Which other Deadlands editions use poker chips, playing cards, or both, and what for?

I'm looking to run Deadlands again, but I've only played Classic Deadlands. While I love the original edition of Deadlands, I'm curious about the other editions. I especially like the incorporation of ...
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Face cards or better?

In the Savage Worlds RPG I have seen the phase "Face cards or better". Does this mean Joker and or Aces as well as Jack, Queen and King? Is this defined anywhere in the rule book?