After testing the waters on Reddit, we’ve decided to create a set of free, downloadable easy-reference spell cards for the Pathfinder system by Paizo.
Remembering what spells you have is a drag, but it’s even trickier to keep track of what spells you’ve cast on a given day. Cards have helped our game a lot, but the ones we have are ugly things, put together in under an hour for our first game. They also only contain cantrips and lvl 1 spells. So now we’re making at least all the Pathfinder spells ranging from 0 to 2. If they prove popular we will make more.
The idea behind these cards is to make spell casting accessible for new players. Being a spellcaster should be fun, but learning all of it can be a daunting task if you’ve never played a rpg before. And most current printable cards contain ALL the information, making them hard to use for new players.
We will also make two versions; a coloured version, and an economically-nice-on-your-printers-ink version. Each card will have the bare minimum of information required to cast the spell, plus a reference to what page you can learn more on.
So here’s our first sketches, showing the three spells Cure Light Wounds, Flare, and Sleep.
What we now need from you guys is to break them. Eg; let us know what spells you don’t think would work within this framework. Or just leave a comment with your support. That would encourage us greatly!
Update: First batch of cards ready here!