Story Card Project Update

Over the last two days I’ve done a little work on my story card project. Although I’m not sure whether or not I want to write up a small book to go with these decks that details possible games to use them for (after all this project has been mainly to create a tool for myself to get rid of those blanks in ideas that occur when I’m too tired to think all together straight, but crave writing). I think if I turn this into a game it really depends on the cost of printing and assembling the game. I do however have a few ideas for both games and writing exercises. If I do make them to a game it would probably be along the lines of group story telling. I am playing with the idea of making it an app, but that is up in the air until I get a Mac to work off of. Anyway, here is a preview of the prototype of the first eight cards.

Winter Spring Summer Autumn.

Morning Day Evening Night

As you can see I’ve started out with the setting, specifically time. I’m still working out the kinks, but I plan on breaking the cards down into smaller, specific decks such as Setting, Character, Object, Plot, etc… with sub decks within them. I still haven’t worked out the design for the back of the cards, since I’m putting that off until I have a bit better idea of how I’m going to organize the decks.

At the very least this project is filling in a bit of the ache from not having paints at the moment due to being furloughed. It really bites, but I had to put art materials in the luxury box this year. Thank the gods for photoshop, yay! (Yeah, I’m a geek, I know it, get over it).