Backstory Cards: Exp. 1

Backstory Cards: Exp. 1

Backstory Cards: Expansion 1 contains three 15-card themed expansions for Backstory Cards. 

Distant Worlds contains prompts that touch on vast travel, legends of lost civilizations, advanced technology, and other themes that fit hard sci-fi and fantastical space opera narratives.

Unseen Threats contains prompts for horror and investigation separately—you can incorporate just the horror cards for survival or action horror, the investigative cards for conspiracy or detective narratives, and of course blend them together for full investigative horror.

Wicked Shadows gets into themes of cyberpunk, something modern noir, and stories from the classic film noir era, as different expressions of the same core ideas: lawlessness, desperation, vigilantism, loose morality, and so on.

About Backstory Cards

Backstory Cards blend your characters and setting concept into an intriguing set of relationships and history. It’s tailor-made for games where the player-characters already know each other—from fantasy adventurers to star marines, from supernatural beings who share the same city to global-hopping troubleshooters. 

This deck of cards works well with most roleplaying games, including GM-less ones. It also includes instructions on how to directly integrate Backstory Cards into Fate Core and Fate Accelerated's character creation.