Cypher Card Creator! Live.

Well if you have followed my blog for any time at all you know that I have been making cypher and artifacts on cards for a few months now with magic card creator programs. Well now Monte Cook Games has launched their DTPRG  Cypher Card Creator.

Much in the vein of the Pathfinder card creator they have made a card creation program so that you can make your own cyphers and either keep the collection private or put it up for sale. Pretty sweet news for players that have put together their own collection of cards up until now.

The best part is you can print on demand these cards for 25 cents and they will ship you your card to slip it right in your deck! You can also browse other cards and purchase them as well. If you have some cyphers that you would rather not share you still use this program and opt not to share them with the public.

Note that if you make a card it is property of MCG IP so if you make a card and you want to keep them for yourself you are going to need to continue using other programs to make your cards. But if you are fine sharing your idea for a cypher with the world. For a quarter. Then this is a cool little tool for you.

I myself thought it was pretty cool so here ya go. RunklePlaysGames first DTRPG product is now up for sale. If ya like it give me a quarter. I will also gladly take a like and a share or re-tweet or a +1 as well honestly.

My first Cypher can be found HERE

 In my haste I forgot a link to the card creator page you can find it here Custom Card Creator

GammaNera. Mining Gamma World for awesome Cyphers & Artifacts.

So the other day I was cleaning out my game room. As I was moving some boxes around I stumbled on a stack of cards from a game I have not touched in literally years. Gamma Worlds 4E


Leaky Fusion Rifle LV.8

Now truth be told not many people loved the new version of Gamma World. I for one was an odd duck and thought that with a few tweaks the game was pretty solid for a digest sized version of my old love. One of the most interesting things about Gamma world 4E were the cards.

Like 4E D&D they had cards that worked much like encounter powers. Often these were pieces of equipment but there were plenty of mutation cards as well. Likely the biggest failing for the cards in Gama World 4E was two-fold.

They were sold in MTG Booster style random card packs. Not the smartest move for a Tabletop RPG. This had three huge negative affects on the majority of the players of the game. Most saw it as a money grab. Completest’s were upset that they needed to buy so many extra packs to get the whole set. Lastly there were a small number that did buy the cards and either gave up out of frustration at getting multiples or  decided the cards were  not worth the cost. Overall it was a failed venture.


DO6 Robotic Companion Lv. 4

Now one thing you notice when you take a look at these Gamma World Cards is they are much like Cypher’s and Artifacts! I quickly noticed that without much difficulty at all I could take any number of these cards and slap them on over to be used in Numenera!

So I pulled up a card creator program and decided to hack a few cards and make them into usable Numenera Cyphers for my games. I think the results turned out very well. It just so happened that all the cards I whipped up after I did this article turned out to be Artifacts. But there are plenty of examples that could be cyphers as well.

2015-12-14 12.41.05Maruader Armor

Also with a stack of nearly 200 cards. Including all types of armor, equipment, Tech and Mutations. There is a lot here to draw from.

So take a look at the results and let me know if you think this is something that  you would be interested in seeing more of ?