A downloadable deck of cards

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This deck of cards is both a story building aid for writers and storytellers, and a game aid for tabletop roleplaying gamers. The Map-a-Plot cards are an easy and intuitive way to create plots for fantasy stories, using random elements. Draw cards, lay them out, combine them in different ways to make up stories. 

Queens and beggars, cursed artifacts and magical flowers, war-torn wastelands and enchanted forests are waiting in this deck. Two pages of instructions will show you how to use the deck for workshops, brainstorming sessions, game prep, or collaborative plot creation. You can even develop the plot of your story in between roleplaying scenes!

You will need to print out the card sheets and cut the out the cards. I advise you use regular paper and put them in plastic card protectors.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorEric Nieudan
GenreRole Playing
TagsDungeons & Dragons, storygame, Tabletop


Buy Now$3.25 USD or more

In order to download this deck of cards you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.25 USD. You will get access to the following files:

MAPCardsRules.pdf 283 kB
MAPCards.pdf 141 kB


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Woah, this is a really sweet tool! so many ways to reuse


Hi! I purchased this in a bundle and I love it! I've been thinking about reorganizing everything into tables to get an easier way of carrying this around, just for personal use. Could I share it when it's done? Thanks!


Hi there! Absolutely, share away, and let me know where you do it so I can promote it. I would offer to send you the original spreadsheets I used to generate the cards, but it's an old project and I no longer have them. 


Wonderful! Thank you, I'm already working on it and intend to translate the resulting tables into Spanish too. However, I stumbled into a problem: The Animal card reads "1. Horse, 2. Wolf or dog, 3. Cat or rodent, 4. Bull or stag, 5. Boar or pig, 6. Horse or donkey" with the term "horse" repeating itself. Could I change it with another related word? I was thinking about "bird". Thanks again!


Of course! Thanks for letting me know, I'll see if I can amend the PDF when I have a moment. 

I'm excited about the Spanish version!


Aaaand done! Thank you so much for this amazing work. You can check the result on https://erysrpg.itch.io/map-a-plot-handy-tables-edition-english-spanish-version-... :)


That's amazing, thanks Erys!



Thank you! 🖤