A downloadable Foundry VTT module

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The Immaterial Plane presents Ryan Macklin's Backstory Cards: Expansion #1 for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, officially licensed from Galileo Games!

Backstory Cards: Expansion #1 is a 45-card expansion containing three themed decks (15 cards each) for Backstory Cards for Foundry VTT.

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.

For a more enhanced experience with your Backstory Cards sessions, we highly recommend downloading the free Backstory Cards Techniques Guide which contains tips on how to workshop answers to prompts and flesh out your setting elements and elaborates further on the basic instructions included with this purchase.

About Backstory Cards

Backstory Cards help you and your friends create vibrant backstories for roleplaying games, no matter the system or genre.

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 how to directly integrate Backstory Cards into Fate Core and Fate Accelerated’s character creation.

About the Module

This module can be used with any game system for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, which is required to use this software. Foundry VTT requires a Foundry VTT license.

The module includes:

  • Interactive Journal Entries for prompt cards as well as Journal Entries for New Tags, Player Tips, GM Tips, Arrow Diagram, Prompt Card Anatomy, and Instructions.
  • Rollable Tables from which you can draw prompt cards from the Distant Worlds, Unseen Threats, and Wicked Shadows expansion decks.
  • Module settings for creating a mixed deck with expansions and excluding cards with unwanted tags.
  • A Scene that includes a fillable Setting Grid and table drawing for arranging PC tokens to use with the Arrow Diagram.
  • A Macro for drawing prompt cards from Backstory Card Rollable Tables, including installed and activated expansions for Backstory Cards.
  • A Macro for randomly selecting a PC or setting element.

Get the Core Deck

Start creating rich backstories and deep connections with the original Backstory Cards!

Expand Your Collection

Want more Backstory Cards to add to your deck?

Expansion #2: Even More

Expansion #2 gives you Even More (literally), which expands on the core deck and the themes presented in Expansion #1.

Expansion #3: Setting Elements

Expansion #3 contains Setting Elements, a set of 40 cards providing inspiration for defining unique Individuals, Groups, Places, and Events as well as Motivations! Each card includes randomly selectable Traits or Roles to help you enrich your setting elements.


Get this Foundry VTT module and 3 more for $49.96 USD
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Buy Now$11.99 USD or more

In order to download this Foundry VTT module you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Foundry VTT Premium Content Activation Instructions.txt

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